Tuesday, August 31, 2010

summer winding down

i am grateful that we are going into autumn. i don't like wishing my life away, but this summer stunk here in my neck of the northeast. the garden didn't do much of anything and i think my father hit it on the head with there weren't enough bees to pollinate this year. my squash flowered and flowered but i have no squash. anyhoo, the heat and humidity have just sucked the life out of me and many other folks- we are not equipped to deal with it. unlike the south, most of us do not have central air- usually fans and an occasional window unit. not pleasant....

americans continue to annoy me with their denial of what is. and what is most disheartening is how mean spirited many are. the obtuse bigotry and stubborn fear of change while clinging to the sinking ship of christianity- well, it is genuinely mind blowing to me. ignorance is ignorance- i don't care if you are white, green or purple. seriously. and the amount of folks who take dubya and caribou barbie seriously and hang on their words- well, that is again, mind blowing to me.

i suppose if you are so fear based, you can't and won't see the forest through the trees. i wish that we could simply dismiss these people as the stupids that they are but unfortunately, there are lots and lots of them and they won't go away. sigh. so, winding down my summer, i have yard stuff to finish and my crochet room to ready for the colder weather. if you can't beat 'em, hunker down somewhere and keep safe. it's the best advice i can offer if we aren't willing to smash them down en masse. vive` la revolution!

3 comments:

Dave Dubya said...

Yes, ignorance is our nation's greatest commodity. And the Republicans learned their Orwellian lesson. Ignorance is strength.

Georg said...

Bonjour Betmo,

I get your message sharp and clear. Probably you are right. BUT, this leads to nothing. As one of our poets said "you sit there, all your illusions have vanished and you are facing nothingness".

No, no. Just try what Americans did so well and created a lot of good things: do something good and useful. Cultivate a purpose. What about trying paragliding or speed riding on a near-by lake. There is pie in the sky.

Georg

betmo said...

bonjour georg! no paragliding for me- i have a fear of heights and flying ;) i wish i saw people out there who were innovative and creative- but much of what i see is self centered crap. we haven't invented many new things in awhile- just keep improving on what is already here. i suppose that's fine- but about the only thing we are creative about is how to kill other people and how best to use up the limited resources on the planet...