I am trying to reconcile life. It’s going to get a bit messy in here, I’ll warn you now.
My last post (mere minutes ago) was about those considered essential workers for essential businesses in the good ol’ us of the a.
Feeling betrayed, seething with an underlying resentment. I now understand why my recovering sorta alcoholic has resumed a pretty high daily dose of his favorite drinky-drink. Why discussions are less comfortable and so we retreat to our spaces as his buzz wears off, hoping that I’m not falling asleep before we can have a comfortable discussion.
It’s not terrible. Honestly. We’re loners, both of us, so we do retreats well in our house. Then we share space and chat, working through the daily grind, and sharing perspectives, sometimes debating, often agreeing… Good stuff overall.
Back to the point, back to where I was heading with this – divisions. Resentments. Differences.
Today, I am looking back. Reading Exodus (Shemot) and thinking about the history, the story of the Hebrews being released, rescued from bondage by their Almighty, YHVH.
Much to think about there. Instructions. Inclusion or exclusion. Divisions. Consequences. Definitions. Schedules. New normals.
And I mesh the news that I read this morning, the catch up information I received last night, the things I’ve seen and felt and overheard over the past week.
Churchgoers in my state are pressing against the gathering confines to be able to assemble in large groups on their holy day, my guess is that they are thinking themselves exempt from what may befall them should there be a shared germ amongst them.
I live in a state that is predominantly catastrophe denounced. Most of the population that I have experienced are treating the current situation as an overblown attempt to control them, and so will not give space to those who are trying to be safe. Their leader taught them well and they are holding fast to the early sermons from that pulpit.
And so my initial thought is – fine, let them assemble. Germ in, germ out, populations decreased, so be it. Because I am a witness to hearing a child two fences over – who in the midst of playtime with other kids announced “I wanna be Hitler!!!!”
But that was a fleeting thought. Because who am I to judge, truly? And the child may grow up and realize the truth of the past and be truly remorseful for childhood play actions.
Here’s the serious part of my ramblings though – if you’re still here to read, and haven’t denounced me as a hate-filled anti-christ.
Quick truth – the same as I am not anti-social, but rather reclusive (assemble, I don’t mind – just don’t expect me to be there). I am not anti-christ, rather I believe that the worshipped beings are false gods, of no worth or purpose and that only the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the True God, Almighty. One. But I don’t have any problem with others worshipping their version of god.
So. Again, the serious part.
Economy is only kept alive by the standard of debt. An economy will only survive if peoples, companies, entities, feed the debt burden. That’s economy in a nutshell.
So why is economy so important. Consider that.
Why is safety not as important as economy. Consider that.
Why keep the masses in debt and call it the health of the nation?
Barter. Learn to garden, learn to barter. Self sustenance. Back to simpler lives, simpler times.
An extreme period of duress, for certain. Hard changes, hard truths. Hard struggles.
Hasn’t it already been hard amidst all the fineries?
Peace out, again.