Time to Breathe

The New York Times: Trump Grants Clemency to Prominent White Collar Criminals.

Bloomberg: Locust Swarms Ravaging East Africa are the Size of Cities.

And what the HELL is happening in Syria?

“It’s Like the End of the World.”

“We are counting down.”

Truth be told, if I add Brexit, the Corona virus scare in China, the trouble with North Korea, the leadership flux in Germany, and any of the other news articles I’ve either read or have been told to read in recent weeks, the world’s future – MY future looks bleak. Taking in everything I just typed out and linked to in this post, one can justify the comment “this MUST be the End of Days.”

But I’m home, sick today from work, because my cat woke me too early in the morning for me to physically and mentally endure life. Why is THAT a problem? If the world is about to end, why the hell am I worried about stupid little things like my health, or the future of the behaviorally erratic Calico in my home?

After taking in this set of foreboding events, something told me to look for information on Damascus. Perhaps I remembered my Book of Revelation readings from years ago that, quite frankly, scared the ever loving shit out of me. What was I doing? Was I continuing to spiral down in fear and self-loathing?

No.

I was searching for hope.

I had a chance to drink a cup of coffee, take a much needed breath, and keep digging (in an online surfing sense, of course.) I didn’t even know what I was looking for until I saw this YouTube video series that detailed a tourist’s experiences in Syria, starting with its capital, Damascus.

In the light of how this morning has gone, I have one more question to ask. If I can find a means to both frighten and enlighten myself in a pair of quick internet searches, what does that say about the state of information worldwide? If we’re not telling a complete story about anything that happens anymore, can we even trust our own senses?

Let’s be clear. Our Dictator – sorry, ‘POTUS’ is sick and wrong to condemn the Media for exposing his idiocy and lawlessness. And I will never again question my ability to process and express my being through the written word. But what in the name of everything sacred have we done to the very fabric of knowledge and truth in this world?

Within the framework of Western Relativism, the world’s technological evolution has far outpaced our spiritual evolution. If this continues, we cannot hope to survive.

I must leave a better legacy.

 

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