A Peek Inside Of Filosofa’s Mind-Bounce

Well, I cannot seem to settle into a topic tonight.  There is too much to write about, too many ‘goings-on’, and my mind seems to be on overload.  So, forgive me if I indulge in a bit of mind-bounce, but that may be my only hope for regaining a degree of focus.

I try very hard to avoid commenting on ignorant political opinions and ridiculous memes on social media.  I try, I tell you … I really do.  And usually I am successful, for I have too much to do to waste my time on it.  However, as I mentioned, tonight my mind is all askew, and I was just cruising around on Facebook, hoping a bit of a break might stop the mind-bounce.  And I came across an extremely bigoted rant against the religion of Islam and its followers.  The writer claimed that Islam is “pure evil” and that we needed to get rid of Sharia Law in the U.S.  Well, as you can imagine, that set me off (mind bounce is often accompanied by enhanced irascibility) and I, against my better judgment, took off my shoes and jumped into the fray.

You would have been proud of me … I responded with intellect and quiet dignity, even when asked what planet I had come from and if I had been asleep all my life.  I stayed only a short time, enough for two or three well-placed comments, and then I left the conversation and turned off notifications so that I would not be tempted again.  But it made me start thinking about the bigotry and hate we are seeing, most of which is based on sheer ignorance.  A few of the comments that stood out, that spoke volumes about the mentality we are dealing with here:

“Outlaw all Muslim activities and people from our country,they have millions of acres of land in their own part of the world ,send them back ,declare this a Christian country”

“it’s not right ,it’s a mental illness that should be treated as such, all these types of people will eventually implode ,they will poison the minds of innocent children and most likely at some point molest someone ,and/or kill themselves or others”

“Harry too many liberals that don’t understand something when they read it ,or what it was supposed to convey ,they just steer away from it to their liberalism”

All comments reproduced “as is” without corrections.

To be sure, there were others who, like myself, tried to educate, to enlighten, to make the haters at least stop and think, but a handful insisted that they were right, everybody else was wrong, and just as I exited, it was becoming a vulgar free-for-all.  There is no value in such an exchange, and this is not a conversation or even a dialogue … it is simply sport.  Blood-sport, at that.

Which led me to thinking about red hair.  (I told you … mind-bounce)  Well, I was wondering if perhaps there is something in the lack of skin pigmentation, or in something in the water they drank, that gave them this tendency toward bigotry.  Are there certain physical traits that indicate mental traits?  And that brings us to the red hair connection.  It is said that people with red hair have shorter tempers.  Is it true? Well, I didn’t find any definitive answer, but I did discover that redheads get cold quicker and feel pain more acutely.  Okay … a snack is needed … something without sugar …

AHA  ….

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Coffee-nut m&ms … no sugar here, right?

Do you know what Kellyanne Conway, America’s #1 Bimbo, makes per year in salary alone?  $179,700.  Nearly a quarter of a million dollars per year.  For … being a mouthpiece, and a bad one at that.  For making up lies to cover Trump’s exposed posterior. For being obnoxious and mostly wrong.  $179,700!!!!!!! More than three times what I made in my highest earnings year!

So, Senator Ron Johnson, a republican (of course) from Wisconsin intimated on a radio show on Wednesday that Senator John McCain’s “nay” vote on the proposed healthcare bill before the Senate last month, may have been a result of his brain tumour.  The radio show host was notably taken aback and asked Johnson if, in fact, he really believed what he was saying.  His reply: “I-I-I don’t know exactly what — we really thought — and again I don’t want speak for any senator. I really thought he was going to vote yes to send that to conference at 10:30 at night. By about 1, 1:30 (a.m.), he voted no.”  Stuttering … genuine embarrassment?  I was looking a bit into Johnson’s background to see if there are enough of these moments to qualify him as Idiot of the Week.  Maybe …

And here is another …

Lindsey Graham … from time to time I have actually had reason to respect Senator Graham, but not today.  Last Tuesday (August 1st) Lindsey appeared on NBC’s Today show with Matt Lauer.  Here is what he said that set my teeth on edge:

“If there’s going to be a war to stop [Kim Jong-un], it will be over there. If thousands die, they’re going to die over there. They’re not going to die here. And [Trump] told me that to my face. That may be provocative, but not really. When you’re president of the United States, where does your allegiance lie? To the people of the United States.”

Somebody PLEASE tell me he didn’t really say that!  Lindsey Graham is now, in my book, a bloomin’ DOLT.  People.  They are people.  We are people.  Trump and Graham are thinking it’s okay if hundreds of thousands of innocent people die, just so long as it isn’t on U.S. soil?  Think about that one for a few minutes, friends.

Earlier today, dear Roger told me to seek my ‘soft and quiet corner’ and rest there.  I told him my soft and quiet corner was filled with nails and shards of glass.  I now understand where those nails and glass shards are coming from.  And now, dear friends, I believe I shall go give my corner a good cleaning and spend a few hours there, away from the madness and mayhem. And in my next life, I am going to be a wolf, for I do not much care for the human race any more.

 

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56 thoughts on “A Peek Inside Of Filosofa’s Mind-Bounce

    • You are quite right! I usually don’t waste my time on it, but that particular night I was just seeking to entertain myself while waiting for my thoughts and angst to settle. Boy did I choose the wrong venue for ‘entertainment’!!! I would say, ‘lesson learned’, but I’ve learned that lesson before and then promptly forgotten it. I am hopeless! 😀

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  1. Aww, thanks for the name-check Jill.
    One of the problems Humanity makes for itself is its propensity to say with great confidence ‘You are wrong’, when in actually fact the issue is ‘I disagree with the detail’.
    Bigots and allied filth aside, let’s simplify this down.
    Does a person subscribe to Compassion, Respect and Tolerance? If not then they don’t match up. So by example take us in the UK. A person worships in one of the Islamic ways…fine. A person resident in the UK but of Pakistani origins abuses or even kills a female member of their family for not marrying the person of the family’s choice….big problem in my book, after they’ve served the prison sentence, if they have dual citizenship…. deportation!
    In short heavy down on Intolerance. The Paradox- You WILL subscribe to Compassion, Respect and Tolerance
    OK, I’ll stop now I’m getting on my socialist soap-box and must not distract you for tidying up your place.
    Hope you find it soon
    Roger

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    • Awwww …. you stopped to soon! I was thoroughly enjoying you being up on your socialist soap box! I have one of those too! But yes, for me, it does boil down to those three simple (for us) words: Compassion, Respect, and Tolerance. If one has those, the rest will follow and one will be a good person regardless of race, religion, gender, or whatever qualifiers people seem to deem important. Too bad so many, including the buffoon and his minions, do not ascribe to those simple values.

      Yes, I hope I find it soon, too … I am not liking this angst, but have not yet managed to shake it off. I think, though, that I am not alone. But … no worries … I shall find that bloomin’ corner soon, and others, yourself included, have been working on removing the shards of glass 🙂

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      • If I don’t get down I tend to start hurling barbs in all directions, then I confuse people about my political stance, and anyway there’s always the danger I will fall off 😄.
        Yeah, The Angst, it lurks within all of those who care and have the humility to wonder, at times, if they are doing the right thing. It’s a sign a person has a worthwhile side.
        Yes, you keep looking for that corner. Have a chat with the flowers and creatures which live in your garden, they might have some tips. I’m serious here folks!

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        • Well I do NOT want you to fall off the ol’ soapbox! I’ve done that a few times, and it hurts!

          No chatting with the flowers, birdies & bees today, for Mother Nature is watering the flowers for me. 🙂 Which suits my mood just fine, for I generally like a rainy day. And, I’ve been working hard on house chores today, and I find that doing something more physical than sitting at the computer helps clear out the cobwebs. So, angst is fading … and I shall be back to my snarky self soon! I sent Trump a tweet today in response to his saber-rattling tweet and told him to just “SHUT UP”. Made me happy to do it, though 38,000 others had already tweeted him, so I suspect he never even looks at them all. 🙃

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  2. Jill, I don’t mind the mind bouncing at all. I applaud your standing up to the lions in their den. Well done.

    I also agree that just when you think Lindsey Graham is an earnest statesman, he goes off the deep end. Maybe it is a brain fart. Who knows?

    As for Ron Johnson, some inane comments speak for themselves. In the south, we would say Ron Johnson, bless is heart. It takes courage to stand up to your friends and do what is right. From where I sit, what were the 48 thinking?

    Good post. Keith

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    • Thank you, dear Keith!

      You are the only other person beside myself who I have ever heard use the term ‘brain fart’! And yes, Lindsey Graham is typically what I consider one of the more sensible republicans in Congress, but he sure messed up with this one! And as for Ron Johnson, it appears he has a history of saying something, then saying the opposite and denying he ever said the first thing. A mini-Trump, as it were. Too many of them around these days!

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  3. I’m reading this while having a cup of morning coffee, vacationing in Ohio…. In the sacred place that was once a Chautauqua Center, 61 cottages remain. This is our corner of the world, our retreat, yet we have coal mining, Wal-Mart, and fracking mere minutes from where we are. We have no TV, though I have my Android, no computer. But we are not dead to the world. We are saddened, so conflicted while in this place. Yesterday I painted the picnic table, sat and looked at the lake, and enjoyed the geese, ducks, and hummingbirds. And thought, at times, of our Army son and grandson, and our world. Jill, and others, you keep me centered. Thank you.

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  4. Thoroughly enjoyed that ‘mind-bouncing’…..Left me ruminating…one more on the credibility of the old saying: ‘Where Ignorance is Bliss, ’tis Folly to be wise’….or even try to be, sometimes. 😉 Hugs!

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  5. Jill, I’ve experienced a lot of prejudice and I’ve developed a thick skin. I went to a school in the 50’s in rural Ohio. I was Catholic in a school full of people with southern roots. There were only a few black people bless their hearts. They were lower on the prejudice scale than I was. Ohio is a northern state that’s full of KKK members. The public school nurse who visited where I taught was black and married to a black undertaker. They were in the process of buying a home in the area where I’d gone to school. It was fire bombed. I married an Indian citizen and we moved to North Carolina. I found less prejudice toward my children there than I experienced as a child in Ohio. When our children were grown my husband and I were retired and moved to India. I’ve faced some discrimination here because I’ve a foreigner. My husband’s family was nice to me. But to some others I’m a Christian and foreigner which is two strikes against me. I told my children growing up that not everyone would like them and it often wouldn’t be their fault. I feel sorry in a way for prejudiced people because they’re afraid and missing a good bit. The “white” country they want was never totally white and never will be and that’s ignorance. If they hate they’re damaging themselves. You can have very little effect in an argument with a scared, ignorant person. They put up a wall between them and you. Some are no doubt unhinged. Unfortnately we now have many of them in the government. Just so they don’t get us all killed. I suspect some of them would rather be dead than wrong. Of course they think they’re in the right and God will protect them. —- Suzanne

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    • Hello Suzanne.
      Your comment here (most heartfelt) is perhaps a real wake up call to us ‘who profess to know the problem with racism.’ I know what it feels like to be singled out as being ‘different.’ My experience has nothing to do with racism but the effects are the same if a person is ostracized for any reason from the rest of a ‘group.’
      I really felt a pang of distress when you said that you had to tell your kids to expect ‘racism’ and that it wasn’t their fault!
      We have certainly made life very difficult for interracial couples. It is such a sad thing in the world that over our millennia we have coveted goods, resources and riches from every people in the world, but that we have never really formed true friendship with any of them. Like Jill, this makes me ashamed of my human form and makes me wish that I had a different form of being with more philanthropic motives.

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    • Dear Jill and Suzanne,
      I am absolutely convinced that God does not approve of hate in any form unless it is the hatred of evil, And what gets me is that a lot of the haters go by the name of Christians even as they practice the evil of prejudice. Yet this ugly part of the human race, based on nothing more than fear and ignorance which society should dampen and not encourage, is what our US President and his ilk are inflaming.

      Hugs, Gronda

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      • Spot on, dear Gronda! More hatred is done in the name or cause of religion than for any other single cause … has been that way throughout history. We do not learn, we do not get better, we just keep on making the same bloomin’ mistakes.

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    • Dearest Suzanne … thank you so much for sharing your story! I had no idea. You are so right that there is little to be gained from an argument with an ignorant, bigoted person … one might think I ought to have learned this by now, but … sigh, I am a stubborn wench and continue to try to pry open the glued-shut eyes of the ignorant.

      My heart goes out to you for all that you have endured in your life, but I am happy too, that you have found love despite it all. Hugs, my friend …

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  6. Is Lindsey Graham’s comment that different from those many such comments after we dropped the atomic bombs in Japan? After all, it was to save American lives. wasn’t it?? That sort of thinking has been around for a very long time. The problem is we should have learned something by this time, and we haven’t. But the “conversation” you had with the idiot on Facebook reminds me of the comment I read on a comics site [sic] after Calvin and Hobbes had discussed what we are doing to the planet some idiot of the month went on about how the global warming “myth” was based on faulty computer models and lacked and solid scientific basis whatever. One’s mind simply boggles at that point. There really is nothing to say because even if they are listening their minds are closed to truth: they only hear what they want to hear.

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    • No, my friend, his comments are chillingly similar, and that is the problem. Even Truman was horrified when he realized the number of civilian casualties and the level of devastation we had caused. But now … we seem to have forgotten all the lessons of the past, and are somehow legitimizing the unwarranted and inexcusable, unforgivable taking of hundreds of thousands of lives for … what? The sake of one man-child’s super-ego? To show the world his “strength”? Strength, to me, requires compassion and intellect … without those, it is simply bullying.

      Yes, those sorts of comments boggle the mind, and I think our minds are just about boggled to the max. How much more boggling we can take, I do not know. Long time ago, I believed there were no ‘stupid’ people in the world, that some were perhaps more intelligent or intellectual than others, but that nobody was actually ‘stupid’, and I hated hearing people use that word. Today, I feel differently. ‘Nuff said.

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  7. Jill, forgive me for making so bold, but I am going to email you one (or possibly 2) of the fables I have been working on (and hope to get published one fine day). Take it/them to your quiet corner when you have cleaned it of shards with a glass of wine and a salty snack. It was Colette mentioning Al Gore that did it. It is soothing, but full of hope.
    You will be happy with the wolves in that next life. And Mother Nature will smile on you 😉 And don’t worry about replying to the email, you have enough on your plate to not have to worry about emailing me back. Honest. Mary. Hugs.

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    • My dear, sweet Mary … Thank you SO much … I had hoped to one day read your fables, as I knew you were working on them. You knew exactly the right thing to say, as you always do! I will be checking my email later, after I finish with comments on this blog, and am looking forward to reading them! I think you just helped to remove at least a few of those shards of glass from my corner. Thank you, my friend. Many hugs to you!

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  8. Let me put a question to you : do you think Sharia Law should be applied to American Muslims? Some may chooses to have Sharia Law but others may not accept it. Some young Muslims living at home with stricter Muslim parents may be forced to obey Sharia when they have learnt the freedom of secular America. I have a sneaking suspicion that those Muslims who have left their own countries have sought a freer way of life and often just pay a rather grudging respect to the religion of their origin.
    Now as to the curious idea that western countries are Christian. Ask yourself do they practice Christian charity and love their neighbours as themselves ; I suspect they live in the old testament ‘an eye for an eye ‘ a much easier way of life taught in the Jewish faith.
    We live in a secular world and the only law we can have in our secular nations is the agreed law of democratic government. Already the law has corrected itself and we now have same sex marriage , big bang Christianity and women’s rights.

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    • Kertsen, you talk about the issues that are prevalent in society…everyone giving ‘lip service’ to their religion or belief system while flouting most of the moral and social rules of that particular belief system. Most (but not all) religions have a moral code of conduct that is somewhat similar or at least parallel to secular laws. That more and more high profile cases reported by media indicate a falling away of the ‘faithful’ and indulgence in amoral activities is not indicative that all people behave this way. I am not sure that one set of laws actually works for everyone. ‘Rastafarians’ are unlikely to think so. We cannot demand that people do not follow their belief or the social standards they put in place. What we can do is behave like the ‘Baha’i’ faith, accept all other faiths. We can be like the ‘Jain’s and accept that all life is sacred and entitled to live in peace without interference. We can learn a lot from other faiths. I think the problem actually lies in an amoral secular approach to modern life. When government becomes the most corrupt, the most amoral, the most hateful and the most dictatorial on how the common person should live, it sends the wrong message to the young. The current generation of youth have been subjected to the most conflicting messages of any generation. And we are all running over the ‘Lemming’ cliff of capitalistic, selfish greed, dragging the impressionable youngsters with us.
      We are all to blame for this mess!

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      • Personally, I think Sharia law is extreme. But it is not place to comment on how a group of people choose to govern themselves. If a Muslim person has fled to America to follow their own path, then perhaps they should not participate in a, Muslim community with such archaic rules over conduct. All faiths should be a choice. Leaving one and joining another (or becoming agnostic) should be a personal right. No religious group(or secular political group for that matter) has any right to commit violence against another.

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        • You are advocating multicultural idealism which has failed, no man can have two master’s, the failure was seen very clearly in the partition of India. Ghandi was an idealist and many left leaning politicians in the UK have believed in human harmony. Just look at the elections in Africa ; constant tribal violence and accusations . Let’s be realists and face human nature as it exhibits itself in the world. You say one set of laws does. not work I answer nor does lots of different sets. One set works well in Saudi Arabia and if I moved there I would have to give up alcohol. I suspect many super wealthy Saudis no doubt lift a glass or two in their London Mansions, that’s the freedom of wealth. In Russia we have one set of rules not too good for homosexuals but that will change. The best system is for national rule to be supreme over all other rules and in the west that is the agreed secular laws. Secularists would be greatly offended by your suggestion they are amoral although I have no doubt some would fit that category. The greatest freedom in the world today is in the secular west but even here we must have a consistent rule of law.

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          • Perhaps you are right about multiculturism as a ‘failure,’ but then I see the rule of law being consistent (and enforced) for all as the idealism of a totalitarian state. Personal freedoms disappear and individualism is squashed. We become mass consumers in a world bereft of feeling or spiritual growth of one’s existence. Such a life would be equivalent to being an animal kept in a cage. You are fed, watered and bred according to a ‘keeper’s” dictates. We would hope that our ‘keeper’ (government ) would remain kind an benevolent to us in his ‘prison.’ But what if he isn’t?

            No, I don’t agree with you, because I think your solutions to this racial mess have already been tried…often with dire consequences!

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            • Not at all is the UK a totalitarian state? far from it but we need to make clear the government sets the rules for our citizens. Of course individuals may obey additional rules if they wish , but no behaviour that runs contrary to the nation’s law should be allowed. It makes sense otherwise chaos will ensue. If the law says you must wear a protective helmet on a motor bike then a turban is breaking the law. One rule for all as decided by a democratic process. You have heard it said a rule for the rich and a rule for the poor is wrong , well a rule for the Christian the Muslim and the Jehovah’s witness is wrong.
              Spiritual growth comes from within it cannot be altered by laws or circumstances it is an inner light that illuminates the personality.
              For many millions life is drudgery for some almost unbearable, survival is all they can think about. That the world is in this state is our fault and is a direct result of the self-centredness of human nature.

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              • Well, that much I can agree upon, but one must never deny someone their personal faith or belief. Agreed, some safety measures must be observed, but there is a fine line to dictating dress, or who should be allowed to participate in decisions that affect everyone. How can we be certain that one particular brand of government is fair to everyone? This is why we have different political parties, so that everyone can be represented. Unfortunately, it is not a perfect system. Try to take it too far in one direction, and you end up born into a system that will define what you can have, rather than one where you can ask for what you need. I wouldn’t be happy living in a society that has no freedom to bring new ideas to the table, and that is what will happen if we make too many laws and rules. I do not want Big Brother watching me all the time. I want to be able to and run naked and to experience nature. I want to experience life that hurts no one, embraces everyone and our natural world for the beautiful (and free) gift that it is. We have all fallen under a spell of conformity that is counter productive to enlightenment and inner happiness. Trouble is no one has recognised it or how enslaved we have become to the system!

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                • The answer is we cannot be certain that one particular brand of government will be what you call fair to everyone but it’s the best option. None of us can be free to please ourselves because we live in a community. The rich are freer than the poor and that is why money is so important to us all. The UK system already defines what you can have and the defining item is money. Fortunately most UK citizens are able to eat but we now know many big cities have slaves among their populations. Too few rules will allow human nature to take unfair advantage of circumstances and too many will stifle freedom so a balance is necessary as with all things. The natural world is largely a human manufactured world of cut grass and crops, fences and farmers , managed open spaces and trimmed roses. Conformity to some extent is essential for society to function , when Pete Seeger sang ‘ Little Boxes ‘ he was protesting against conformity but the conformity he was protesting against was supporting his protest. When the young adventurer strikes out into the wastes of Texas he carries all the benefits of civilisation with him , the very boots he wears were made by the civilised world.

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                  • Agreed. And I don’t say that we don’t need some social rules. They are what keeps us together. And capitalism works better (in the long run) than socialism as the two currently stand. To be honest, I really want to see a different system that can give opportunities to everyone…with the best education for people in general. Right now, the system is fragmented and quite frankly, a bit scary in lots of places, but let’s not go running off to ‘Brave New World’ territory. You said the magic word …’Balance!’ We must weigh all things very carefully and not pander to the whims of any zealots that take over government. We, the human population, do have a voice. Let’s not roll over and play dead, nor shoot our perceived adversaries. We must not let government totally dictate terms according to the rhetoric of one person. We started on opposite sides of a discussion, you and I. Now we are finding common ground on which we agree. Why on earth can our governments do that!

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    • No, there can be only one law of the land, and that is the secular law for which the U.S. Constitution serves as the foundation. Islam, the religion, must be respected just as Christianity, Judaism, Jain, Mormonism, or any of the world’s religions. But our nation is based on a secular government that prefers no religion over others. When people claim this is a Christian nation, they can only be said to be expressing an opinion, for it is not a fact. And frankly, if there were ever to be a constitutional amendment declaring it a ‘Christian nation’, I would be on my way to Canada, for given the behaviours and attitudes I see from the majority of “Christians” these days, I would not choose to live under such doctrine.

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  9. I am sorry that all this terrible news and reaction to it, is hitting you so hard, Jill.

    It is not much different here in the UK. It seems that the world is hell bent on pointing the racial difference finger at others for any discomfort felt is personal space. These are not rational thoughts, but rather the product of populations feeling threatened by depleting resources, over population and competition to be ‘top dog.’ It is primitive, tribal and self perpetuating behaviour that makes us no better than ‘cornered wild animals!’ We strike out at any perceived threat.

    Even All Gore (featured early this morning on BBC radio 4 ‘Today Program’), was berated by John Humphries over climate change, and Trump’s backing away from the Paris Accord. I was quite shocked to hear Al Gore defending himself, and carefully avoiding the trap of denouncing Donald Trump (publically) while being goaded to do so. I’m sure he thought he would be talking more on the release of his latest ‘An Inconvenient Truth,’ a Sequel.’ Instead, he found himself trying to defend the idea that man has exacerbated climate warming to obvious skeptic, John Humphries (the interviewer).

    There is also much racial tension here over various ethnic groups of (mostly Muslim) men who have just been convicted of ‘grooming, sexual exploitation and rape of young white teenage girls by multiples of men at something they called ‘sessions.’ This is the second high profile case and there are countless smaller ones.

    The North Korea standoff is possibly a much more indicative sign that humans generally do not want to share their differences any longer but are now going into a ‘conquer and divide,’ strategy. History is littered with such campaigns going all the way back to the first early hominids. It seems that differences are still seen as threats and easy targets for blame when violence in any form erupts.

    Humans are certainly the most dangerous animal. What is disconcerting is that we are also the most hateful and predatory animal too.😭

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    • Thanks Colette! I will try to find a clip from the Al Gore interview on BBC 4, but will save it for a day when my mind-bounce and angst are at a lower level 🙂

      It DOES seem that bigotry in all its ugly forms is on the rise, as is isolationism, as evidenced by Brexit and Trump’s desire to pull out of all global agreements and ‘go it alone’. Through technological innovations, the world has become a smaller place, and whether Trump, May, or anybody else likes it or not, globalization is here to stay. The nation that isolates itself can only travel backward, not forward.

      And yes, my friend, humans are the most conniving, treacherous species on earth.

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          • The current Amtrak wreck is people buying all this White Trash House rhetoric over North Korea. It’s a smokescreen to distract the press and the stupid humans from the efforts of RePubliCANTS to repeal Obamacare and remove 24 MILLION Americans from having any type of affordable healthcare.

            Granted Obamacare is not as great as Obama could have made it, but it’s healthcare coverage for the very first time for millions of Americans who were previously un-covered.

            While the average joe/jane is so concerned about a nuke war with North Korea, that will never happen, GOP’ukes are in back rooms working to get Obamacare GONE.

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            • I agree that Trump is using his b.s. rhetoric against N. Korea at least partly as a smokescreen to distract the press and public from the Russian investigation and who-knows-what else. But it is a dangerous game he plays and I think he is not even smart enough to be aware that he is not in control of this situation as he seems to believe he is.

              ACA (Obamacare) is not perfect, but heck … it is still in its infancy. We knew it would need tweaking and adjusting as problems arose. But to repeal it is a case of ‘throwing out the baby with the bathwater’. Much more economical AND efficient to make the needed tweaks and leave the basic foundation in place. As you said, 24 million people being unable to afford insurance is a disaster. And if they merely repeal without any replacement, that number goes up as high as 32 million! I would be one of them, for sure.

              Strange times we are living in, my friend. Sometimes I find it difficult to maintain perspective, but I work hard at it, for to be effective fighters, we must speak the voice of reason, calmly and armed with facts. Sigh.

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