So far, immediacy and conflation of information, fact, fiction and rant blurs things for those who are interested and further discourages the majority who seem way too disinterested for it to be a good trend or ‘state of things’.
Recently much noise over release of investigative papers surrounding JFK’s assassination.
Companion pieces referenced, in curiosity and amazement, that JFK’s legacy seems so much more important than really good works by lesser-regarded presidents before him, or since. Most readers are too young to remember/know it was speech writer Ted Sorensen who helped Kennedy paint those public dream writ large so eloquently, while in throws of actually governing JFK did far less, was less progressive and – as we too often read, more flawed by power, flawed by being rich, flawed by being male. Canadians may puff out our chests less, pound them less, but our leaders are still self-aggrandizing egomaniacs with good speech writers too … the politics of revolving doors prevalent in both countries as we toss them aside, then try an alternative for a while until they wear out their welcome, then we toss them out too. Revolving door – mostly among two parties nationally, among three in most provinces – fringe groups never get the grail …
I wonder how many more generations it will take for governments – all of them – to work from ‘real truth’ and ‘hopeful dreams portrayed realistically’ rather than the other way round. One? Ten? A hundred?
One might hope technology might find a better way.
Surely the collective intelligence of seven billion brains can figure this out, figure out the state of things – and figure it out soon.
It does not help much to beat oneself up over every failure to really get something done . Best is to decide if one really wants to do it then push on or dump the project or plan ……we can’t do everything that comes into our heads .Or not many of us can , too little time and too much living life, AN, Calgary, AB
Wow. That's quite a mouthful for Halloween plus one Mark. Park it for the next couple of months. Revisit it again in January. Cheers, TL, Calgary, AB