More Doing, Less Booing

A physical manifestation of a spiritual process is what we are seeing today. When booing is prominent, doing is left behind. It is not lost on me that the ancient texts were on scrolls. Today in the digital age I scroll through the news and social media. Observationally, the world is obsessed with booing.

It saddens my soul.  At times I have engaged in booing, however I would try and and add a balance, a scale to the times. For I have wondered if it I am part of the problem, or part of the cure. What I have realized is that I really play no part. I listen, and then may have an opinion. No one really cares, for they believe they have the word from a higher authority. Who do you believe?

We all are well off, others make things for us. Regardless of who is in charge, I believe in making things. Things should and can make our life better. Some people have resources, others have talent. The rest of us are, or should be, doing. Hey we all consume, we expect things that fulfill our desires. If our desire is to be booing, well someone will supply. There is a certain irony that COVID 19 was made in China. They make whatever we desire. Or the majority of us. I count myself as being in the minority, as the majority is happy to point out.

I would be remiss if I did not suggest to the majority, let’s build things. Sometimes you need to tear things down to build anew. But to tear everything down leaves nothing. That is where we are going. We cannot have a society where everyone consumes.

Please, more doing, less booing.

Beware the Sundowning Donkey

It is late in the day, the election is still a half a year away. Full Stop.

Some folks make the necessary arrangements and enjoy the sunset. Others are blissfully unaware. Many just are engaged in the daily struggle. Then there are those that sundown.

Sundowning is a medical term associated with dementia and Alzheimer’s. Such a sad thing. It is dangerous too, as the people that suffer from know not what they do. Yet they are irrational and confused.

Deciding that the world did not need another Clinton or Bush I volunteered in a minor capacity for what to me was an obviously winning teem. There was an eclectic group of people there, all wanting a better future. It would not be long before people were wrongly telling us what we were thinking. It was so common that term was coined to describe the ailment. Trump Derangement Syndrome or in short TDS. Otherwise normal people would go off on unexpected rants. To us it was truly surprising. It was like a virus spread by the media. A rather simple cause and effect.

Some people believe in spiritually. Pray hard enough in mass, and your prayers may be answered. There has been one prayer from the world’s largest political organization. Defeat the president by any means possible, yes any means. TDS is a virulent virus. It effects some people more than others. However tens of millions have become infected. In due time it will run its course. Just how many will not recover is unknown. Unintended consequences are impossible to predict. Could this have been a collective prayer from the donkey.

Terminal agitation, like sundowning, is just one part of dementia. Terminal agitation is distress anxiety confusion anguish. It really is distressing to observe. Yet it describes the actions of the donkey. Confused, agitated, demanding and most importantly a complete loss of reality. Terminal agitation is just a collection of random moments from a distant past juxtaposed upon the present. Unfortunately an underlying meanness anger or hate can bubble up to the surface.

Probably time to call hospice. The donkey needs some peace. Palliative care please. Yes the donkey is in turmoil and need to be comforted. What at one time was such a proud party, is now just a drove of asses.

 

Winning Made Easy

Want to be a winner? Get aboard the Trump Train. It is that easy. Plenty of room too, complete with a nice view. All aboard before it is too late, leaving the station at a quarter past eight. Shiny and true, the Trump Train has a place for you.

Of course for every winner, there must be a loser or two. Personally, when I know that have been outclassed, I just say that I am there to make the other guy, or gal look good. Then I admit my defeat, and congratulate the winner on a job well done. I understand that not everyone can be a winner. One falsehood prevalent today is, if you do not admit defeat you are not a loser. Au contrair mon ami. Unfortunately for those that cannot admit their defeat, it just raises the power of loss. Simply they become a loser to the losers. I guess you could put a positive spin on it, being the king of losers. I am looking at you Hillary.

Currently the de facto leader of the Democratic Party is the self appointed Nancy Pelosi. As speaker of the house she has a lot of clout. Unfortunately when you compare Nancy with the animated villain Cruella de Vil, Cruella comes out looking like Snow White in comparison to Nancy. This is not surprising as Nancy has sold her soul to the highest bidder. A very un-American thing to do. No wonder the Chinese like her.

Then there is her side kick, the minority leader Senator Chuck Schumer. Senator Schumer, a man who gives New York a bad name will do anything to besmirch his political opponents. Chucky does such a good job of it he makes Chucky the doll look like the Elf on the Shelf. Senator Schumer, a man who ultimately gives New York a bad name. A very generous fellow he is.

Beyond those two, whom should be the leader of the Democratic Party? Why the presumptive nominee Joe Biden of course. He should be shaping the rhetoric so that the party could stage a glorious comeback. That is what the presumptive nominee should do. However the party nominated Joe. Emblematic of corruption and graft of the past, the kindest thing to say about is Joe is he suffers from dementia. Why did they nominate Joe Biden? My theory is most of the party leadership was so into immediate gratification and wealth accumulation that they lost a long term vision. Joe, who was a part of the problem knows that. When you saw him on TV he seems to constantly try to apologize. His handlers have their hands full. In the background firefighters glum in fealty, staunchly supporting Joe at their unions behest. it was truly a sad campaign. Then Jim Clyburn gave his endorsement, and everything changed. I do not know what motivated Jim, or more importantly, those that heeded his endorsement. However it was a pivotal moment. So I give thanks to the nameless second tier Democrats. They must have looked up and decided that there was no path forward. Nominate Joe and concede. Yes, falling on the sword can be an honorable thing to do. It is after all the end of the party. Time to clear out and go home. Hopefully the hangover is not to bad.

Um ah oh, OBama. What happened to former President Obama? Every time I see him answer a question, the first thing he says is “Um” I interpret this as his way of saying, I can’t tell you what I really think. Then he says “Ah” an is indicative of us now has a plan and a story to tell. Finally he finishes off with “Oh” which is the beginning of his lesson on how he will tell you what to think. Smart man, telling me what I think. Actually it is quite a popular thing to do. now in a self induced quarantine off on the sidelines. I believe he has taken up prayer. Could be be on his knees as he prays that President Trump is a man of his word. For one thing President um ah oh OBama should fear, is to be investigated by the same means and intensity that he investigated the incoming president. President Trump says that the power of the office should not be misused in such a manner. President Obama prays that Trump is a man of his word.

Is it fair to vanquish such a weak opponent? Well, the opposition may be morally weak, but the power of the media is strong. They almost won last time. The power of the media is not to be taken lightly.  Once I was a devotee of NPR and CNN, now the WSJ is the most liberal thing I read now on a regular basis. Their favorite RINO Peggy Noonan writes regularly. With a strong case of Trump Derangement Syndrome she pummeles the president weekly. As I am willing to listen to valid criticism, I do read her column. Unfortunately she is just one of the millions of narcissistic minions, however she is famous with rewards and acclamations that are to be envied. I am sure that she is happy with what she sees in the mirror.

Now my words may be somewhat harsh, so I will have to evaluate my words and see if I am projecting, you know, claiming others have faults that I myself possess. So in sequence, I have projected myself as, a cartoon character, a beloved doll, in thoughtful prayer, and narcissistic as a mirror.

I am OK with that. Winning made easy.