Project 313 – Post No. 178

I do think that part of the reason we’re seeing the daily spectacles on television is that people — people we assume are reasonably intelligent — don’t seem capable of taking two steps back, pausing, and looking at our current situation with a critical eye. 

I heard a great analogy the other day . . . our current situation is equivalent to Iraq under Saddam Hussein.

“How so?” you ask.

Well, we have a small portion of the population (the far left and the far right) lording over the majority. 

The thing is, I hope so; I hope that’s the case. I hope that it’s a minority that’s willing to throw away noble ideals as if they were rubbish . . . but I fear there are fewer and fewer centrists as people throw in with either the far left or the far right. 

I cannot believe this is where we are. The country split, corruption at all levels of government and an electorate that displays the reasoning capacity of a two-year-old.

And now, the photo:

Project 313 178

I can almost begin to understand people’s desires to go back to . . . something. The problem is that there’s not actually anything to go back to. What was before wasn’t better. I know because I both remember it and because it’s what laid the foundation for what we’re going through now.

What we really need is to look forward and try fixing what we got and for that to happen, both parties (and a majority of the people) have to recognize this is no way to a brighter future and it’s no way for honorable people to act. 

Fixing things is always difficult. The question we have to ask ourselves is whether what we have is worth fixing.

And, that’s difficult when we don’t even agree on the problems we face. 

The cartoon is funny but it’s poignant to our current situation . . . half of the US believes that what the other half sees as a problem is actually the solution. 

It’s aggravating enough that you’re likely to see even a . . . Rainbow Seed Ball Having a Nervous Breakdown.

Rainbow Seed Ball Having a Mental Breakdown

And . . . that’s it

Some of these posts will likely be longer as the mood hits me, but most will be thus; short, uninteresting, bland, and relentless.

You can read about Project 313 HERE.

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