This is a morning of frustration – which has grown from yesterday’s frustration. So what do I do now? Do I write a whining post about the state of things? Do I just ignore the dismay seeping out of my brain? Well, I’m not good at ignoring, putting my head into the proverbial sand, so I think I write a post. Which will probably start out as whining, but hopefully improve by the time it ends.
The other night I watched a documentary on Netflix titled The Devil we Know, about DuPont and Teflon – which talked about how DuPont knew about the dangers of Teflon even as it produced and marketed cookware lined with it and poured the toxic waste into the waters around Parkersburg, West Virginia. A prime example of the holy dollar being more important than the lives of people. I wondered where the EPA was during this time? Why wasn’t this stopped early on? Big Brother is watching out for you?
Which leads my thoughts to how our current government is undoing all of those regulations that might save this planet from companies like DuPont. Because corporate America doesn’t like them, and corporate America has the big bucks. Along with too many of our elected officials whose pockets are lined, either surreptitiously or through their investments in said corporate America. Big Brother is watching out for you?
The Boeing Max 8 airplane. The one that has now suffered two mysterious, deadly crashes. Most other countries have grounded the plane pending completion of the investigation in the most recent, Ehiopian, crash. But our government? What does it say? Oh, it says it’s safe to fly. It says that despite the record of several professional pilots registering complaints about the erratic software-caused behavior of this plane, prior to this most recent crash. Big Brother is watching out for you?
The list goes on. Let’s cut funding for education, for programs that assist the poor – the part of our society that continually grows larger as that elite 1% fills its pockets further every year – for those relying on social security, Medicare, and the like because we were assured it was our retirement program back in the day, let our iinfrastructure continue to decay – let’s build walls and our armies and cut ourselves off from the world because we’re mighty and we’re tough and we can go-it-alone, and we have to let the world know it? Bluster. Big Brother is watching out for you?
This morning a bird committed suicide by flying into the window next to me. It made me sad. Too many things make me sad these days. I have much to be grateful for, and I know that, but there is so much in this world that needs changing, that needs a path correction, and we ignore. We ignore, because if I close my eyes you can’t see me, right?
We’ve lost our common sense, our ability to reason – or are we just letting it lie fallow while we pursue our selfish interests? Can it come back? Can we wake up before it’s too late? Will our government remember its purpose is to govern for the people – by the people, both poor and rich, not just the rich that are the only ones that can afford to run a campaign these days?
Yes, I have enough. Will those generations that follow me? What do we do now?