Radical Individualism ….

An article from Digby.  I agree with everything except the last paragraph:

“As for the young people who insist on partying, it’s got nothing to do with individualism with them either. It’s the message that it’s only old and sick people who get hit and their sense of immortality. I’m honestly not sure what to do about that. It’s true that the odd are they won’t get very ill or die from this disease but it’s also true that they’re spreading it around to people who will. I don’t know how you can make people care about their fellow humans. These people obviously don’t.”

Maybe it’s different in other cities, but here in Buffalo, there’s as many old people partying as young people.  They’re usually out earlier in the day but they’re out there partying.  I see bars that are PACKED.  Inside the bar & out on the patios.  Believe me, they’re not kids drinking in these establishments.  Maybe they act like kids but they’re not!

& I’ll wager that it’s the same in other parts of the country, too.  You can’t tell me that they’re not tossing back the beers on the golf courses of Florida.  Or mixing up vodka slushies in the blender around the pool at the 55+ apartment complex in Tennessee.   People like to party, no matter what their age is.  It makes this miserable life so much more bearable.

Other than that, it’s true that young people think they’re always going to be young.  But as someone who just turned 60, I know that mentality persists even into your elder years, even as the body obviously ages.  As to how to make people care for other people, well, if that’s not taught to children at very young ages, I don’t know if they will ever learn.   Observing how modern parents treat their children – as if they were the center of the universe – I don’t see how they would ever learn to care about anyone other themselves.

I understand why old people want to get wasted.  Especially now.

Like all Digby articles, it’s a very good read.  Link here ~~~~> https://digbysblog.net/2020/08/radical-individualism-not-so-much/

Teachers as lab animals ~ Digby

THIS IS SO WRONG. In the so-called wealthiest nation in the world, this should not be happening. People should be given the resources to stay safely at home & students should be given EVERYTHING they need to learn from home. & we should have an administration & a president that cares enough to make sure this happens, not his damn reelection or his ratings (or himself). I was almost crying at the end of reading this, I was so angry.  THIS IS SO DAMN WRONG.

Read the article here ~~~ > https://digbysblog.net/2020/08/teachers-as-lab-animals/



Can’t you see what’s happening?

Read this about how the protests are being high-jacked by white supremacist groups to promote civil war in the US ~~~ >   https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/us-news/george-floyd-protests-hijacked-white-22116897?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=mirror_main

This picture from Rochester, NY:



You know as well I do that he doesn’t give a flying F about #BLM.

Protests turn into riots & it’s the surrounding neighborhoods that get trashed but it’s seldomly the entire city.  I live in a neighborhood in Buffalo, NY that’s nowhere near downtown & there’s smashed storefronts but it’s like hit & miss.  The two liquors stores.  The bicycle shop & the hat shop.   It’s the same in other neighborhoods.  There’s no rhyme or reason to any of this, unless it was some kind of personal vendetta with whoever was welding the bat or the brick.  Which isn’t out of the realm of possibility.  But it also could have been planned ahead.  It seems to me that it was planned ahead.

But it’s definitely about promoting civil war between the races.  I see that clearly on my Facebook page.  People I thought were tolerant are saying the most intolerant vile things.  I guess I shouldn’t be surprised.  But when the bars reopen, I won’t be going back.  Not only because I quit drinking.   But because I don’t want to associate with any of those people.


Last week, it was about 100,000 people dying of COVID-19 virus & now it’s civil war!  Don’t you think there’s a correlation between these two?


Saw this on Twitter

I haven’t posted since … January?  Wow … but if you’re going to rant, you have to be angry & I haven’t been angry, I’ve been depressed.  & nobody wants to hear that shit.

But I saw this today & I thought I’d share … get reasonably pissed off as you laugh


I’m assuming that “MKaplan” is the creator of this meme so credit to that person.  Great meme!

Still, if you’re not totally outraged about the handling of this pandemic, there’s something wrong with you.