Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Just spent some time re-reading old posts here.  So strange that my life has changed wildly over the last few years, but internally I'm really not all that different.  You'd think I would learn something, or not have the same recurring problems year after year, but apparently you'd be wrong about that.

Thursday, October 13, 2011


So this "Occupy Wall Street" thing has been going on for close to a month now, and has spread to other cities, including my own.  It's a curious thing, and I am watching it with interest.

I'm feeling rather lethargic lately, but that seems to be a long term problem of mine.  A theme running through my life.  Undirected, unfocused.  Disappointed, even.

Yeah, that's a good word for what I feel a lot - disappointment.  In myself, a lot of the time, but also in other people.  We should all be better than we are.  I believe we can be, but for whatever reason, we fall short.

Friday, March 11, 2011

What is this place

What has this place become?  The naked, unabashed, unapologetic power grab going on at the state level in the US is terrifying.  The open torture of one of our own soldiers, with no end in sight.  The absolute acceptance that corporations can do no wrong, and that workers are the enemy.

How is this America?

There's no "hope" here.  There's no striving for a better tomorrow.  There is no equality, or fairness, or even virtue in this.  This is the strong crushing the weak, the rich dominating the poor, the few enslaving the many.

Why is the government not putting work programs into place?  Why do banks get giant bailouts, only to see executives get massive bonuses?  Why are chain of ownership laws in real estate being blatantly ignored?  Why do giant companies pay less in taxes than I do?

There's no attempt to build a brighter future going on.  Only "shared sacrifice" - where "shared" means "not the rich".  It's a bleak, depressing future we're being presented with, one where a life in chains of debt is somehow better than any other possible alternative.

I don't like this empty future.  I don't want my kids to have a future this dark.  I need to figure out what to do to make the world a better place for them.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

No real reason

I don't really have much to say at the moment, save that I notice I have been neglecting this, and perhaps should consider writing here again.  It might do me some good to express myself every now and then.  Feeling very tired lately, and unmotivated - but that does seem to be a recurring theme in my life.