Friday, October 10, 2014

Weary, oh so weary

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 The age of surprises is not finished.  Medical discoveries, genetic research, and computers are constant leaping over hurdles. Innovative and amazing ideas flourish every day, every hour even.

One would surmise that with all this new information and communication there would be collaboration between cultures and the respective developed countries.

Heck, no!

The very issues that existed many millennia in the past still slither along the same threads of distrust, hate, anger, and ancient grudges.  Same as it always was?  Is that the correct phrase?

Well, I am tired of it.

When the World was so very big (when it was still flat), the people were hidden from view or discovery.  Evil and good were invisible.  Ironically, that time was called “The good ole days”.

The World has shrunk to where nothing is private.  Whatever occurs 125,000 miles away pops up on any electric screen in minutes.  Satellites hovering in space can zero in on a person unloading groceries or a license plate.  Computers are easy pickings by any tech with skills can almost tell me what I am thinking (which is not very nice at the moment).

As the world turns, the NASA–JAXA core-research satellite will be launched as part of the Global Precipitation Mission, orbiting Earth along with other internationally launched satellites to provide global rain and snow data at three-hour intervals.                               Courtesy NASA
...to name just a few...

Yes, I am way tired of it.

No one will look back and call these days “the good ole days”. How can they?  

Be-headings and massacres just a day's flight away to the West?
  
Political prisoners held for decades another day's flight to the East? Racism rampant?

A young Marine locked in a Mexican prison for almost seven months without our own government intervening?

But then, with elbola virus and other assorted methods to wipe out entire populations, the ones who remain may not even remember this era of transparency.

Oh, yes, I am so very tired of it.

Please recognize this for the rant that it is.  I have been consulting with computer tech help all afternoon. I watch on-screen as he sorted through every programming, every hardware, every piece of information that might be damaging my dear computer.  It felt a little  like an annual physical.


25 comments:

  1. It is tedious isn't it? Why the heck can't we all just have respect for each other and get along dad burn it or at the very least, ignore each other.

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  2. I have tried not to listen to all these horrible goings on. Maybe the world was just as horrible as it is now, it is just that we did not hear about it all like we do now. It is all TMI and my head can't stand it any more. I just try to live as best I can in my small little world. And, BTW, hadn't the moon been magnificent this week? If only there was air up there, maybe we could start anew.

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    1. The moon has been amazing! We missed the eclipse, sadly.

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  3. And Big Brother is watching all of this mess.
    Hope you got your computer stuff sorted.

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    1. It did get sorted out, but it was a long process.

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  4. The world has always been screwed up though. You had just as many brutal, if not more so, ways of getting killed when the earth was flat. Burnt at the stake and stuff, plus all kinds of nasty germs. Just more connected now and some places have gotten better at faking being a society than others.

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    1. superstition and poor hygienics, plus the crusade, greed, etc. is now known. "Faking being a society"...well said.

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  5. We're always being watches now a days

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    1. Every move we make and word we speak are recorded. And every blog we write is open.

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  6. It's more than a tad bit scary. My husband has expressed concern for future generations, I worry about out that, but I also worry about ours.

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    1. I look at my gr-kids and wonder what their world will be. It feels like the gr-parent generation may be the biggest influence on them.

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  7. I second every word, including the computer clean out.

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    1. Thanks, Joanne. That blue screen has brought me to my knees more than once.

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  8. So we are going in a circular pattern, repeating, going backwards, not upward, not better and better? Yes. Since I am a grandparent, I hope I will have some influence on my four grandsons, but I am not sure. What bothers me the most, is violence against women, since we do have some influence in that area. But we need to speak up much more and discuss this with our own sons.

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  9. Violence against women started at the beginning of civilization, continues. But it does not have to be. The young Afghanistan teenage woman was shot in the head by the Taliban for attending school. She survived it, and has just been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
    Young women with a voice and strength must follow her example. Forget about the politicized issues, but attack the big issues that truly bind women world-wide. Phew.

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  10. So sorry to hear you are still having computer issues and sorrier still that in spite of "progress" the world hasn't really changed all that much.
    Greed, hatred, bullying, abuse are all still rampant.

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    1. It is the choice of each person that can lead to progress and end the brutality we see now.
      Scripture states that sin is the cause of this state we are experiencing at this time in history. I believe that with my whole heart.

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  11. Dear Susan, I don't know whether you've ever read Pierre Teilhard de Chardin who was a Jesuit archeologist and wrote a number of books, among them "The Divine Milieu." It greatly influenced my life when I read it in the convent some fifty years ago. In it he speaks of the Alpha and the Omega and his belief that we are moving toward the Good slowly but inexorably. . . that humanity is becoming more whole as the years pass.

    I've believed this since I was about twenty-five, and yet as history is unfolding I do wonder if goodness is incrementally increasing within the hearts and minds of all human beings and within our cultures. Perhaps the Omega/Goodness as a whole entity is like global warming. That is, it needs to be examined over decades to really appreciate the change being wrought. Still, those beheadings by ISIS and by a man here in the United States hark back to a time that surely wasn't golden. Peace.

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    1. Dee, in your eloquent words, you have stated the history of humanity. I honestly do not know at times to be angry or to weep.

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  12. I do know what you mean. 50 years ago we could keep secrets .... I think it may have something to do with the mediia. They are the ones who have changed. JFK was a womanizer, sex addict and a druggie but we never saw a glimmer of it in the news. Today the news gives all the personal information about anyone in Washington.

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    1. You nailed that square on the head. With the media as it is now, there is no privacy. Things that should be "kept in the family" are broadcast almost as they happen.

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  13. We still have yet to except all of humanity as a single tribe. We must do that before we make any real progress.

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    1. Oh, good grief... "Accept," that was supposed to say "accept."

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  14. Sometimes it's overwhelming to see all the bad. And sometimes the good seems to outnumber the bad.

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Go ahead...it won' t hurt...I'd love to hear what you think!