MISSING THE FOREST FOR THE PINE CONES
During a recent round of politically-oriented collective e-mailing, a friend of mine once remarked that she found my insights and offerings well-thought, but “angry.” I didn’t respond to that last bit at the time, because I love and respect this person, and I didn’t want to write anything cross or rude to her. However, her assessment begs the question: how long does she plan on not being fucking angry? How can one look at what our government is doing– in our name, and with our tax dollars– and not be angry?
Now, I know most people have personal hurdles that suck up much of their mental, physical, and emotional energy; my dear friend included. Also, I know that my very fortunate life allows me the time, energy, and resources to pursue greater knowledge of what’s going on in the world (and to decompress from the emotional weight of it all). That notwithstanding, I believe that it is pointless to fuss over a clogged cabin toilet while the cruise ship is sinking. It is not much better to gleefully assault the midnight buffet under the same perilous circumstances.
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