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Three score and ten or more

Thursday, February 24, 2011

pessimism and depression

I have come up with about twenty things about which to write, but as I sit down at the computer I feel and think about almost nothing but the foreboding feeling that dictates much of my action right now.

Since the early days of the Egyptian episode when President Obama said in his schoolmarm voice “Change must happen NOW”  I have sense that no matter what happens now the results are going to be catastrophic.  My sense was then that if the Egyptian people succeeded in their effort to relieve themselves of their  president for life, somewhere in the mix will be the sense that the U.S. government is dictating the internal affairs of that country, and if they failed the government would be antagonistic for the same reason.

Since their President stepped down the results have been broadly painted a sweetness and light, but I really don’t think that is true.  The Military is now in charge, and when was the last time you heard of the Military taking over a country that the result had anything to do with Democracy?

Now Libya is in turmoil and Khadalfi is reacting harshlly (predictable certainly) and the results, regardless of who or what wins is going to blame everything negative on us.. 

I guess that what I am trying to say is that i feel that today’s actions are leading to a result that will be much more than the price of gasoline going up thirty (or forty or fifty) cents a gallon (here in Georgia) I sense that we are sliding into a world calamity that will seriously affect every one, every where.

I hope and pray that I am wrong but I just can’t cast off the overwhelming sense of foreboding.

2 Comments:

At 5:48 AM, Blogger Davo said...

Ah, there might be something to be said about the "oldtimer's' disease.

I refuse to remember what happened 'yesterday'. Each and every dawning morning the sunrise sun strikes my sleeping bed.

Oh, think i, have yet another new day - what shall i do with it.

 
At 7:17 AM, Blogger Sue said...

These are unsettling times, aren't they? I have the same worries you do, and I feel the need to keep myself informed and do what I can.

After that, though, I think Davo's got the right idea!

=)

 

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