I think I need to stay away from news reports for a little while. Both mainstream, although I pay little attention to it anyway, and the alternative news sources I read daily. I think my brain is on overload. And about to explode.
The Democrats are sniping at the Republicans and the Republicans are taking pot shots at the Democrats. Neither one is doing anything constructive. But they are blowing enough hot air to bring on real global warming.
There are Congressional Investigative Committees questioning various and assorted witnesses about many of the latest scandals. The Congressmen thump their chests, pound their desks and make speeches designed to make the public think they actually care. After which they stand in front of the news reporters and pontificate, throw stones at the other political party and express outrage. But nothing changes. Next week most people, whose attention span is similar to that of a gnat, will have forgotten all about that particular scandal and will be more interested in their favorite TV sitcom character or sports team than they are in the fact that everything they say or do is now recorded and stored. To keep them safe.
The king of America who lives in the White House continues to thumb his nose at the Constitution. The pundits continue to offer up their opinions on panel discussions. And promote their latest book. Nobody dares call the President out on his lawlessness for fear of being labeled racist. Or audited. And nothing changes.
Although once in a great while there is a glimmer of hope, as in the state of Georgia, where legislation was passed that contains pro-gun reforms. But then there is my state of Minnesota, who is working to pass legislation to take guns away from those involved in domestic abuse. Those promoting this bill say that abusers "don't deserve to own a gun." Now, I have no sympathy for abusers of any kind. But my question is this: Who will be the next group who "don't deserve" gun ownership? Will it be the bloggers who write articles that question this country's leadership? Will it be the veterans who, while in service of their country have seen things that now give them nightmares? Will it be the person who has been under a doctor's care for depression? Who is next?
And then there is the Obamacare train wreck. And don't forget the Russians who are busy rattling their sabers.
I think I will, for a while, confine my reading to the blogs listed on the right. Even though many of those folks address issues concerning the horrors going on around us and the major loss of our freedoms, they also provide helpful information on how we can survive this mess. Some have offered good advice on various problems that have come up in my life. Others show me tasty foods and how to prepare them. Some take me on wonderful trips down memory lane or show me the beauty of nature in their corner of the world. And still others just make me laugh.
Yep. I think that is the game plan for a while. I will never bury my head in the sand, for I do need to be aware of what's coming at us. And I will never be like so many who blithely skip through life, pretending that everything is just fine and of course, nothing bad could ever happen here. But sometimes I just need to back off for a time. Before I become totally overwhelmed. And completely frustrated with government insanity. Or at least until my head is no longer in danger of blowing up.