I am bewildered

by all this mishegoss going on in this country. What’s that saying “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

There was a special section in the Washington Post covering the year 1968 – and nothing has changed in this country in 50 years – and actually longer, 400+ years.

I was interrupted while composing this and rather than address specific issues, I realized, in a completely ‘duh’ moment – it’s fear that drives all the mishegoss, here and everywhere else on the planet, from the beginning of time.

Fear of  ‘the other’ . And hubris, in a way.  Way back to neanderthal versus homo sapiens.

Being aware is becoming a burden.

And that’s why cats have taken over the internet. When we can’t take any more hate, we hunker down with soft and furry.

6 thoughts on “I am bewildered

  1. Yeah….

    When I am feeling like there is nothing good happening, I have a couple of books that I turn to. They are filled with good thoughts and a positive, joyful outlook. And if things are really getting me down, I watch an episode of Mike Rowe’s “Returning the Favor” and I see how much good is actually happening around us. It makes me cry…every time. And I am again reminded that the good people far outweigh the bad.

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    1. I’ve been a misanthrope all my life, and I shall continue to be so – having some modicum of understanding does not make it easier. And neither does “let karma work this shit out”

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  2. I passed my hate limit a long time ago so kitties are even more a part of my life. It’s the only way I can get through my days without anxiety because kitties make me smile!

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