Monday, September 11, 2017

Blather and Blame


Blather and blame. You can't go on the internet, listen to the radio, or watch TV without drowning in blather and blame. Every side of every question and problem facing our country and world is blathering nonsense and nincompoopery or blaming everyone and everything, the more ludicrous and ridiculous the better, except oneself for the problems. It's become a torrential waterfall of gibberish that threatens to drown us in a whirlpool of obfuscation.

Stop, people, stop. Nobody and no side is winning any of the battles waging around us. At present, we are ALL losing and heading towards ignominious death, most of us without a clue there is a real battle  going on for the continuity of mankind because we drift through our days thinking only of the small picture of our individual lives. We ignore, or have forgotten, that we all share this earth together, and while dire consequences may happen more slowly to those with more wealth, no amount of money or earthly goods will ultimately protect any of us, so the wealthy should be leading the way instead of foot dragging, hopefully out of the goodness of their hearts, but if not that, then because they do not want to lose what they have, because lose it they will. Nature doesn't care about mankind; it does what it does--erupt, quake, burn, or flood--with no regard for us humans. Only mankind cares, if anything does, about mankind.

If we are to fix mankind, and that's very questionable at this point, we have to stop what we've been doing, take a good look at ourselves and our policies, and say out loud, all together, "We are the problem." Then, we have to admit that our policies to this point have not worked, put our egos and profits aside, and look for new, humanitarian, and, dare I suggest, scientific ways to solve our problems. We can have no hidden agendas, with our only goal being to find workable, sensible solutions. We have to think outside the box, which may be difficult as our education systems have not promoted this kind of thinking recently (if ever). We need to think imaginatively and critically if we want the world to continue existing, let alone to improve. We cannot change the past, but we can learn from it and change our future. And, just a suggestion, we might want to let the young people lead us on this because we elders overall, and, yes, there are exceptions, haven't done so well by the earth and mankind. We've forgotten and desperately need to relearn the things we teach our infants and toddlers about caring for one another and for the earth. Then, we will figure out how to fix the world.

You can poo-poo my words all you want, but that won't change the truth of them. Truth is not relative nor something to be manipulated. Truth can guide us and save us, and the only way to find truth is to get rid of the ubiquitous blather and blame.

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