All posts tagged: Politics

The New Normal…

Just what is the ‘new normal’, anyway? Cartoons aside – and aren’t there times when we all wished we had the freedom of a well-drawn and pithy little color and ink sketch –  what do we mean when we say something like “the new normal…?” Perhaps it might help to define what we mean by ‘normal’; and then move on from there. Advertisements

Ah-yep…

That pretty much sums up how I feel about it… You?!? Obviously, being a throwback-Thursday cartoon, this one is a tad dated. Nowadays, it’d be more of a flat screen. It’s easier on the neck muscles. You get more torture bang for your buck, that way. But as far as campaigns are concerned, this just shows that some things never change.   Image found here.  

Why?

I don’t much feel like making any snarky remarks, or snide asides or amusing quips. About much of anything. Not today. There doesn’t seem to be any room for humor. Not when people I know are going through hell. Not when people – actual living, breathing, hungry, sweating flesh and blood people – are being gassed and sprayed by their own fellow citizens. The people of Hong Kong are in the midst of a crisis.

Etc., etc., etc…

I once posted something to the effect that I couldn’t possibly write something each and every day; there just isn’t enough things worth mentioning, much less reading about… Silly rabbit… The problem these days seems to be that there are entirely too many things that need to be said, discussed and challenged, and the problem, at least for me, is to keep from falling into the gaping abyss of pessimism and depression by the sheer magnitude of the tasks before us. Yes, US… I not doing this alone, people… Someone put the nit-twit down and help me… If anyone is even reading this, which I, for one, don’t really believe. But that’s not why one writes, or, at least, not why I write. In the academic world there’s a fairly well accepted maxim that runs “publish or perish.’ For me, it’s publish or scream. And the world is already a much too noisy place as it is… Yes, this blog could be construed as adding to the noise, but, since no one reads it, it …