Sunday, April 03, 2022
So much is on my mind; I don’t know how to take off while keeping ideas short for a blog. I’d choose a simple topic, except there’s no simple topic. So here goes.
We who’ve lived in wealthy democratic nations are fortunate, despite our many complaints and grumbles. Most of us have enough to eat, can become educated, and can choose preferred working environments. We can see our children grow up healthy and with opportunities to live in relative safety.
Trying to follow what’s happening in other parts of the world where philosophies are different is excruciating. Where people often live in hiding and fear and are hungry. Where the powerful want more power and often achieve it by suppressing those weaker than themselves.
Heartbreaking stories coming out of the Middle East are being told by brave people. They do so eloquently, but seem to lack realistic hope for visible improvements.
Equal heartbreak occurs in the free nation of Ukraine. People fleeing, hiding, hungry, fighting. But there, the little guy who’s standing up to a big guy is an inspiration.
What’s best seems to be believing in a worthwhile process, and allowing free choices for its leadership.
In America, a country of wealth and opportunity, a vast portion of the population worships leaders that seek to remain powerful by expressing primitive ideas. Their goals are to keep equality unequal. Butter versus guns, so to speak.
I wonder what about human nature limits a sharing of all that’s good and best. Any ideas?
Dear Friends: If a busy brain’s rants make no sense, here they are anyway. Diana