Saturday, 3 November 2018

Rhetoric Be Damned

Nothing is perfect.

There are always more sides to the story than you think.

But not to put too fine a point on it I am sick, and feeling like it's making me actually increasingly unwell, of the news coming out of the United States right now.  Just sick.

I mentioned it here the other day, but then I actively went and blocked certain people, words, terms and names from as many of my social media feeds as I could. 

I literally can not handle it anymore.  It is not healthy for me.  It upsets me greatly.  Not just what's going on, but the spin each side is putting on it while standing and yelling that THIS IS ALL THE OTHER SIDE'S FAULT.  I just can't.

And, no, it's not like Canada is immune to this... stuff.... but I can hope we have more... I don't know... humanity? than what I'm seeing right now.

I have to step back.  I have to.  For my own health and well being.

I know I won't be able to disengage completely.  And I know that a not awesome part of me *wants* to see just how bad the train wreck is today but that's not helping me feel good or happy or calm.

It feels like a nightmare, and I'm already having enough of those as it is thank you very much!

So I'm stepping away as best I can from the nightmare feed that is my many, lovely, kind hearted American friends and the awfulness that it coming out of their country and the horrible, probably unfixable divide they have amongst themselves.

There is more to the world than what the media is feeding us... and there is more good in the world than evil.  That I have to believe.  And I do, on most days.

Which is why, sometimes, I talk about the weather.


Elliott said...

We have Ford in Ontario...

I'm fiscally conservative, but less socially conservative (if that makes sense) so I understand where you're coming from.

Victoria said...

Yeah.... :/