Our entire lives are based on Relationships: with our Parents, Partners, Children, Friends, Neighbors, Coworkers, and Every Person with whom we Interact Daily, Weekly, Yearly or Sporadically. Were it not for these Personal Relationships throughout time we would not have been able to Exist, or Coexist. The same goes for our Relationships with our Communities, Villages, Towns, Countries, and All Those Other Countries. Can we agree on that, or does it need another Debate that will be Warped and Politicized, especially by our vaunted Media, like all our myriads of issues??
Somehow, and perhaps it all goes back to about the beginnings of the Twentieth Century when the Entire Planet began having Serious Convulsions. Certainly, and throughout our Evolution, we had witnessed Wars, Poverty, Crime and All Sorts of Evils that you can think of. I have often said on this site that Moses went up to the mountain, communicated with God who sent him The Tablets with all the Dos and Donts that he took down to his Sinful People in order to Straighten them out and he did not succeed, neither did Any Prophet after him succeed either! And, here we are still grappling with what is Right and what is Wrong; Killing Each Other; Allowing Greed to be our god and, in the process screwing up Nature and all its Inhabitants! Our Planet had also been through Periods of Peace, Calm, Progress and Incredible Inventions. However, it seems as if Advancements, as well as Catastrophes had always been contained within certain communities and regions of the World and Not as Global, or as Dangerous as they seem to be these days.
Anyway, observing Relationships in our current World seems to indicate that, yes, we are all having Convulsions (no wonder that Therapists are in such high demand!), and that these Convulsions are reverberating across the Globe creating a whole lot of Societal Ills. It is as if Pandora has opened up her Chest again releasing all those Ills on our World! How do we gather them and give them back to her? Is there a way to do that, or is it simply that we have to wait until all this plays itself out since there seems to be very little that we can do in the meantime? My, oh my! What a darn salty pickle we are all in!
What is very clear, though, is that Nothing is Static, or set in Stone. The Globe, and all of us its Inhabitants, is dynamic and constantly Evolving for Better, or for Worse. Therefore, we can turn things around! Might we agree on this, too, or do we need another Nonsensical Debate? Tsk! Tsk!
Looking at the World as it is Right Now there seems to be no Good News, not that we need Placebos and Palliatives in order to make a Bad Situation seem like it really isn’t. Our Totally Inept Political, Religious and Societal Leadership is proving its Abject Incompetence on every single level you can think of. So, yes, while we are not Static in many ways, in others we are continuing to follow the same old Playbook that has proven to be Unhelpful and Bloody throughout centuries, but that is absolutely more Detrimental in this Century. Unless, Someone(s), Somewhere(s) realizes that we need to rewrite that same old Script we have been using there will be no Solution to our Personal Relationships, or to our Global Relationships, and, yes, definitely, we will be inviting Anarchy and Autocracy to Rule over us.
On The Ridiculous Side: Nancy Pelosi and the unconfirmed rumor that she intends to visit Taiwan in August thus thumbing her finger at China! Why? What for is this hollow piece of theatrics? What the hell is she thinking? Coming at a time when our Politicians on the Left and the Right are needlessly vilifying China, as well as Russia, her behavior is insulting, illogical, arrogant and Pathetic! She should go Retire already, and take all those fossilized, corrupt fiefdom lords and ladies with her!! Inane!
Pope Francis was visiting the Canadian Indigenous Tribes and apologizing for the terrible things done to children in Catholic Residential Schools where they were sexually, physically and mentally abused, and, about 4000 died. He might be a decent man, however, he presides over a Rotten Institution that like Many of our Institutions has forgotten what is the true purpose of their Relationship with God, as well as His People and have become more corrupt and self-serving instead. Another Ridiculous!
As for Olena Zelensky visiting the US and our Politicians? More Photo Ops and Nauseating Theatrics in that Drama! It reminded me of Venezuela’s Fabiana Guaido getting the red carpet treatment in our Capital during the Trump Administration. Trump and Biden and our US Foreign Policy are On The Same Page with minor and cosmetic differences that do not affect our Terrible Overall Policies! How do we build Better Relationships around the World if we continue along the same Warring and Meddling Path that we have been on for decades? More Ridiculousness!
Nevertheless, I always try to remind myself that there are more Decent, Kind, Caring and Responsible Humans than there are Wicked Monsters. It is only that the Decent Humans amongst us do not have as Loud a Voice, or as Malicious an Intent, nor are they in Leadership Positions!
The January 6th. Hearings brought us a digest of what happened on that ugly day, however, I was uplifted as to how The Committee, and their Witnesses proved that, despite everything, there are Moral, Ethical, Honest Human Beings who spoke up when they realized that their very Democracy was at stake. They are Brave People! This is where our Politicians become so Vital to us, Ordinary Citizens, in order to be Proud and Brave Ourselves and to have a country that functions on Trusting Relationships with its Institutions and the Leaders heading them! That is so Heartening! We need many more of these Wonderful Individuals – as well as more Whistle Blowers and Decent Humans – in our country, and all over the world if we are to ever continue existing on this Planet with a modicum of Decency, Equality, Justice and Peace.
What also caught my eye since my last post is a fellow by the name of Andy Levin, a Democrat from Michigan running in that State’s Primaries. Have you heard of him? I had not. Certainly, if I was in his District I would vote for him! Andy Levin’s opponent is a guy who’s campaign is being financed by AIPAC (American Israeli Political Action Committee), a predominantly Jewish Organization, and other Right Wing Extremist Billionaires. You might be as surprised as I was to know that Andy Levin is Jewish and that he is being smeared by his own people because of his support for a two-state solution that will bring Peace to both the Palestinians and Israelis. How wicked is that? His politics on a host of other issues, domestic and international, are also worth celebrating! Yes, there are still, despite everything, Humans who will stand up for Decency, Morality, Justice and Honesty! Uplifting! Otherwise . . . Nothing Will Ever Change! Really!
And, lastly, let me end with this gem: Apparently, in India, many in the Population are following the Elections of Boris the Bozos successor with great enthusiasm since one of the Contenders is Rishi Sunak, a Punjabi Hindu who’s grandparents emigrated to the UK in 1960. Now think of this: The British Empire of old that ruled mercilessly over India now has an Indian to be its Ruler! Is this Karma people? Or, is it that what goes around, comes around? I say, old chap, this is pretty hilarious, and quite ironic wouldn’t you say? Oh, me! Oh, my!
Now let’s go take care of ALL those Relationships, shall we?