My first response was, “Does she? Does she really?”
The point is: just because she SAID she did was not sufficient for me. And, in a candidate for president of the United States, a statement like that really should be enough.
It was not as if I thought she was bald-faced lying (and she doesn’t look robustly healthy) but more that I didn’t fully believe what she was saying. Subtle difference but a difference nevertheless.
I know, I know, ……….“Dave, we don’t believe any of the lying bastards. Why point her out?”
There are two main people running for the position of leader of the so-called FREE World and one is so comically unacceptable for all the obvious and deplorable reasons mentioned by the other and that very same other is becoming well-known for colouring, or at least heavily varnishing, the truth. One is stupider than hell and the other lies.
How would either doofus influence world affairs?
Mind you, Nixon WAS a crook and Regan was senile so maybe the Oval Office is just a hood ornament? I dunno…………But, still…………
Presumably Trump and Clinton are the two best people the United States has to offer.the world at this time. But HOW is that possible? Three hundred million of them and these are the best they got? Hell, all of my ‘merican friends are much better people than those two. Their truth-telling record alone is light years ahead. I have even met moderate Republicans that I liked much better than those two.
Trump and Clinton – as THE choice – simply bodes ill for everyone on the planet.
And it may come to mean something while one of them is in office. China, it seems is manifesting imperialistic aspirations. They are active investors in South America and Africa and active invaders in the South China Sea. And their little buddy, North Korea appears to be coming off the rails internationally more frequently just to spice up that side of the world up a little bit more than usual.
Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and maybe a few other tigers are not happy over any of that ’emerging China’ crap.
And, of course, Russia is the real bad boy doing whatever it wants to do, it seems, so long as it is limited to just cross-border or internal issues and then they just leave the bear alone.
While the EU begins to unravel and the Middle East continues to burn.
And South and Central America are growing into even larger drug cultures.
Or so the news is telling us.
But they lie, too! Reported news is always bad and now getting worse but they lie all the damn time so we don’t really know, do we?
And people wonder why anyone would choose to live off the grid?
Are we far enough off the grid is the real question?
We are not kidding ourselves; living off the grid does not exempt us from world politics. You might get rid of the killing pace of modern life, traffic jams, shed dozens (if not more) financial leeches and you might even find a beautiful, healthy, new way of life in your immediate but more natural surroundings but BIG forces create BIG shadows. Our sunshine is occasionally overshadowed by the BIG evils in the world. Their force is not felt, but the shadows are. Things can still look dark sometimes.
And, as I have written previously, they look dark to me right now. I can’t see the imminent threat but I can see the sky getting darker. Economic conditions are right for something….political tensions are right for something…idiots and criminals are in power……climate conditions….
Sometimes you can just feel it in the air…………...
“Dave? Do you feel it in the air?”
Not quite. Not yet. It’s more like the calm before the storm that I am feeling. But I see the clouds, I see the shadows, I have read my history, I see signs. But no one calls me up to give me a briefing from the Kremlin or the White House. I am not invited to Davos. I am not part of a cartel or even a golf club. I am out of the loop and hope to stay way, way out of all loops.
So, why do I keep seeing this? Why is it obviously getting worse to me? Is it because I am not immersed in the daily sewer and my vision is so much clearer? Is it that all I see around me is beautiful and wonderful except what I know about the outside world?
Am I made overly sensitive by that or am I made a raving paranoid?