Wearing Me Down….

December 2, 2013

DrearyI am getting worn down by all this dark political stuff around lately. It just never seems to end. I simply can’t fathom how almost half of us have so little empathy for those on the margins of our society. Why do they so fervently want to take food out of their mouths and block them from getting affordable healthcare? It seems that some will go to any extreme to make those things happen.  A few months ago when I was in a similar depressed mode I vowed to keep on going so I could, in a small way, prevent the wing-nuts from taking over our country. Even that pledge is wearing on me right now.

While not giving up the fight, at least I don’t think I am, I need to step back a little from the insanity of our current political environment. I need a time away from it to concentrate on the brighter sides of life.

With that in mind you might see some changes coming to RJ’s Corner in the near future. I will also likely be spending less time here and more over at my new “In Search Of America” blog getting ready to bring that one on-line.  It will do my spirits good to look back to see how we became a great nation instead of looking forward to see where we seem to be headed.

I am not giving up the fight, I am just giving myself a breather. Don’t really know how this is going to work out yet. It is a work in progress.

3 responses to Wearing Me Down….

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    RJ, there has always been a dark side to politics, it is not new. Humans are hard to comprehend, and they always have been. If you are beginning to lose your objectivity, than yes, you absolutely need to pull back. Here is a very insightful blog post you might appreciate if you’ve not yet seen it. It contains much wisdom, even if a complete shutoff isn’t feasible for you: http://www.mrmoneymustache.com/2013/10/01/the-low-information-diet/

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      Thanks for your concerns Tamara. Yeah there has always been a dark side to politics but the nastiness of these days are worse than I have seen in my 50+ years of observing Washington.

      I am not saying that I am ready to “drop out” as we used to say in the 1960s but I am ready to cast aside my interest and focus on politics for a while.

      Thanks for the reference URL. I have seen Mr. Moustache on occasion. Yeah, he has some words of wisdom but he also has a goodly portion of BS also. 🙂

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  2. 

    I think you are making a very wise choice. While I agree with Tamara that the dark side has always been around, the pure hate for those worse off than us has never been as open and “acceptable.” Starving the poorest among us so we can continue our overly-privileged lifestyle is just unfathomable.

    Take a break RJ and let me know when your new site is ready for prime time.

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