“Pure fatigue — fatigue without cause, the kind that comes like a gift or a scourge: that is what helps me to pull myself together, that is what affords me knowledge of my “self.” Once it leaves me , I am no more than an inanimate object.” E. M. Cioran~The Trouble With Being Born
“I find myself growing fatigued”, said Khan, on an episode of Star Trek. Indeed, the news on the impeachment spectacle is tiring, to say the least. The Sunday news shows didn’t disappoint in that regard. So I’m tired too, of this whole lesson on political theater as absurdity. Meanwhile Earth is on fire, COP 25 just ended, and nothing at all on the news shows today or this week; that I noticed anyway. Which makes me wonder; why is a phone call more important than our only home being destroyed by industrial capitalism’s march to oblivion? This is why I’m tired. However, I’ll keep writing critiques on this murderous system destroying our home. I have a renewed energy to push through the current mess of nonsense clogging our minds with mostly garbage. The corporate(MSM) media is to blame. They will be critiqued too.
This past summer I found myself in an extreme depressive state as my cat, Isis, had terminal cancer in which I administered palliative care until it was time to pull the plug. That happened n October 18, which left me feeling empty an uncaring shell for several weeks thereafter. The day before Thanksgiving I adopted a new cat, Bev, a mature cat of approximately two years of age. This whole episode has given me a better perspective on what’s important in my life anyway. I want to report on the state of the world, our nation, and how it might just have a better way to go into the future than the direction we are seeing these days.
Also arising last summer was a concern with a new “nodule” in my right lung. I have lung cancer most likely from smoking cigarettes and crack and some odd sorts of other things. Note: Lungs are for breathing air, nothing else. They are delicate and damage easily. The air we breathe is dirty enough without added toxins from smoking. Eat cannabis, shoot or snort, smack, or speed, or coke, don’t smoke it. Coke is especially bad due to ‘free radicals’, ask a chemist. Not an anarchist. So a cancer scare added to my funk last summer and fall. A biopsy earlier this month proved inconclusive so I’ll continue on as if…I’ll read, I’ll write, and watch Netflix or Amazon at night.
I’m not going to report much on the news shows today. I do admire Fox’s Chris Wallace as he made ex FBI head James Comey uncomfortable with his probing questions. For those older folks that remember Chris’s father, Mike, he got some of his rigor from him as he was a tough as nails reporter back before the corporations took over the news feeds for good and neutered all reporters, male and female alike. NBC’s Chuck Todd is like the scruffy, pleasing, faithful, dog you just can’t avoid liking. I just don’t care for ABC’s George S. And CBS, due to NFL football, and other programing in the off season, is only on for half an hour here in Albuquerque. Hence, Meet the Press. Some days I can mine some humor from the news shows, but lately it’s just tiring impeachment talks of which — like NBC’s round table discussion today with some republicans on saying which they didn’t really care about the “hearings”, as comparing it to knowing the winning score before a football game; Trump will go free. — so I’m like those folks on the interview; I already know who wins the game.
It’s hard to say at this time if this hurts or helps Trump in the 2020 elections. To rid Trump run someone who can beat him, simple as that. Run a radical. Run Betty Crocker even; for shit’s sake, just as long as they can beat Trump and stop the environmental destruction that industrial capitalism is doing as they sell off public spaces for exploitation and profit. Biden=Trump. Pete=? Warren=? Bernie=win. The Green New Deal ought to be a firm starting point on which to build. If not the coming economic/environmental collapse will be severe. It can’t be argued that it costs too much. The new defense bill is 40% more than it was at the height of the Iraq war, 40%!! This wasn’t even mentioned today. The increase feeds all the hungry here in America with lots left over for education or work projects. This is the crap that I grow tired of hearing about.
I’ve a big book to read. So I’m leaving with some small words. Just trust your gut, it’s usually correct. Investigate before forming an opinion. Work towards a livable future and inform your friends of the same. The message is key to seeing a better future. Peace, The Ol’ Hippy