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Thursday, May 2, 2019
........and once it's out, may all those who thought it was fine be made to swallow it.
I'm done. My own outrage has done nothing but consume me rather than my targets. For my own sanity I need a different approach......and perhaps selfish hedonism is the way to go?
I feel like I did when Disney acquired Marvel. Now, I just look back on the old days with warm nostalgia and ignore what's currently presented. It's the same with our country. Though never perfect, I can still look back on the good and the aspiring aspects knowing:
1: By the time global warming and species loss destroy human life, I'll probably be dead.
2: None of the progressive legislation being challenged will affect me personally if overturned. Nor will I likely be the target of a hate crime. Robbery maybe? But I won't have my church bombed since I don't go to any. And no one is going to try to deport me. (I'm an older, straight, white, atheist, male citizen with a 401K. Good luck everyone else.)
3: I can't change the world. I'll still vote as I think I should, but I can't convince anyone else to see things the way I do.
4: "Hey, I didn't break it!" ....so I have the dubious comfort of being somewhat guiltless, or at least as guiltless as someone who tried can be.
5: A nightmare can't end until those in it wake up.
In the meantime, warm weather is coming. Liquor stores are still operational. I have good people around me. And so Summer can be wonderful in my own backyard, if I don't bother to look too far past it.