ALL FUCKED UP NORMAL
The human social condition is like war: there have always been wars and there will always be wars; the weapons change; the venue changes; the participants change but the results is always the same: people die.
The point I am making is: I am 70+ years old and I have seen it all before. There has never been a time in my lifetime when everything was not fucked up. My first memories are of the Second World War – then the McCarthy era, Southern states rights and segregation, the Korean War, the Cuban crisis, the Presidents assassination, Vietnam War, integration struggles, race wars, Nixon,
blowjob, Russia, the Cold
war, Bush years, … Then each state, city and town had its own
issues: corrupt police forces, corrupt politicians, religious intolerance,
murder – rape - riots – carnage – shit, fire and molasses. Iraq
It is amazing that we have the internet and we can express our frustrations and incredulousness with the state of our individual worlds; but nothing has changed and nothing will ever change. The players will be different, the venues will be different, the crisis of the moment will be different; but the world will remain fucked up – that is the natural order for the human race.
Most individuals are basically decent people; but as soon as we pack – we heard up – we take power over others we become corrupt. That’s who we are.
It is hard to find something positive to blog about – perhaps cats.
But in the meantime my blog will join the majority seventy percent and continue to express wonder at the insanity the human race brings to bear against itself.
There is a ZEN story about a man on a journey that builds a boat to cross the river then drags the boat with him for the next hundred miles.
It is good to be cognitive – it is good to be aware – and it is fine to be troubled; but let us remember we all have eighty-six troubles and let’s not drag the boat once we have crossed the river.
Have a good day