o some of you might be wondering where I’ve been recently. No book reviews. No DOG EAR. Well, I’ve been in the jug, the slammer, the big house. Yes, I’ve been in FaceBook jail.
There was a discussion that noted that we, as citizens of the United States, should resist calls to hate Russian local businessmen and immigrants for their crazy leader’s invasion of Ukraine (though, from the long view, it looks a little like Iraq, doesn’t it?) But, yes, I agree. But I couldn’t help to point out my own thoughts of our “educated citizenry”…
Well, it’s true. We do. While the world goes on around us (and the planet heats up), we’re totally focused on our bread-n-circuses. People have more information than did kings in the ancient world. They have access to libraries and histories and all manner of hard, factual data. And what do they believe? The world is flat. The moon landings are faked. The election was stolen. That vaccines and masks do not work. And that the war in Iraq was justified.
And for people who turn truths into “debates” and lies into “positions”, I have nothing but hate for them. I lost two good friends to people’s “beliefs” about vaccinations. Stupid deaths. Pointless deaths. Deaths inflicted on the unprotected by the proudly stupid. So yes, it’s easy to hate those who cause such calamity merely to support self-image and perceived grievances.
And for that, I got incarcerated for five days. It pisses me off. Either I got fingered by a lazy-AI bot (would it lock you out for “hating”, say, broccoli?) or by some proud-yet-fearful patriot who, as in Texas, ratted me out rather than argue (or understand) my point. Yes, if that second scenario is true, I’d like to know the name of that “citizen” who narced me. I’d just have something additional to hate.