Comment & Observation
By Joe Lee III
The world seems to be exceptionally angry now-a-days.
- The North Korean leader wants to blow up California.
- The South Koreans and the Americans are beefing up weaponry.
- Japan is distressed.
- The U.S. is talking about killing trade with China because China backs the North Korean despot.
- Syria is still a mess.
- Afghanistan (and Pakistan) are political cesspools.
- Britain is arguing about getting out of the European Union.
- Russia is threatening the U.S. about arming Ukraine.
- Venezuela is in the dumps.
- People are upset at statues that have been there a century or more.
- Flags make people weep.
- The National Anthem is a source of extreme controversy.
- Families don’t converse at the dinner table any more. They text.
- Real friends (neighbors) are replaced with virtual friends on Facebook.
- Trump is mad a Congress.
- Congress is mad a Trump.
- The Democrats are just mad.
- Speakers are forbidden to appear at college venues.
- The media have lost objectiveness and are now merely objectionable.
- TV commentators spew hate.
- We are arguing about a wall on our southern border.
- The government may shutdown due to lack of funds.
- The stock market showed out last week.
- We are on the verge of deporting folks who have been here most, if not all of their lives.
- The United States is bankrupt — $20 trillion in the hole.
- Gas prices are jumping.
- Our court system is overloaded with disputes.
- Homicides are commonplace in what used to be the most peaceful of communities.
- We used to leave our doors unlocked.
- We used to worry about stray dogs, now we worry about stray bullets.
- Any city in the world is subject to a terrorist attack in the name of religion.
- Great Wall, a car manufacturer based in Communist China, is on the verge of buying Jeep – the iconic vehicle that helped GIs make the world safe for democracy 80 years ago.
Even Mother Nature seems to be inordinately angry … Harvey … Irma … Jose … Katia.
What a bummer.
What ever happened to “I’d like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony?” Wait — that is a Coke song. Now it is not politically correct to consume sugar.
Being a Methodist, this writer tends to be a little reserve when it comes to expressing religion in public, but hey – maybe — just maybe we all ought to turn down the volume a little bit and pray to our Maker a lot more.
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