We are all sheep!
Silence abounds within the endless neurons of my brain, where not even the faint glow of a spark of creativity is glimpsed within its dark recesses. I can not lay this void off on depression or lack of national or world events only because I have like all of you become one of the tens of millions of sheep!
At home the ever present bickering continues over communications being compromised, a new improved ‘destined to fail’ before it is passed into law health care system and a budget the media says is biased toward the military. On the world scene daily thousands of migrants still risk their lives to cross the Mediterranean and flood the nations that do not want them, but the feeding frenzy that the world media once touted as a humanitarian crisis is no longer heard.
The almost daily opposition protests over the election of Donald Trump have faded to a whimper only to be replaced by scattered protests over the new presidential executive orders on immigration and refugees. So our employees, the congressman and senators we elected, have once again resumed a business as usual lifestyle until the next election.
The few of us who watch their actions can clearly see that what we wanted them to do like balance a budget, secure our border and return our health care system to one that is unregulated by the federal government will not happen and we can’t do anything about it. So like we have done for decades we return to our own ‘happy place’ of sports, alcohol, family and resume our lives, only to be herded like sheep in whatever direction the politicians and the media wants us to focus on.
With the physical blessings of youth gone and my ‘fortress of solitude’ just a memory my tolerance level for stupidity coming out of Washington, Juneau and around the world is gone and is now replaced with the adage, ‘if you can’t fight them join them’ or at the very least ignore them. So here I sit at 71 waiting to see what direction the wind will blow hoping it is but a breeze not a gale force wind that will sweep us away.
During the election we voted in favor of stronger national security
yet we are outraged that it will effect the budget
of human services and public broadcasting.
During the election we voted to stop the flood of illegals and refugees
yet many were upset when the President
issued his executive order.
During the election we voted for a more prosperous economy
yet even with less unemployment and more jobs
we protest that it is not enough.
Even though the congressman and senators we just elected are
once again enacting laws with strings to big business
we no doubt will re-elect them.