The Other I

August 17, 2009

Laugh break

Filed under: Political thoughts — theotheri @ 8:00 pm

People here are not pleased with the disinformation about the National Health Service here in England being pedalled by the far right in the US to derail the health care bill in Congress.

The antarctic ice cap seems to be melting about ten times faster than scientists thought.  Instead of disappearing in 500 years, at this rate it will be gone in 50.

A famine warning has been released, with the worry that millions of people who escaped poverty in the last two decades could be plunged back into subsistence living.  Those who are poor now face starvation.  Food prices around the world will continue to rise for years to come.

The war in Afghanistan seems increasingly meaningless.

I need a break from worrying about things I can’t do anything about!

Besides, I think worry sometimes is egocentrism which the self-deluded dress up as moral superiority and human compassion.

I’m not very good at generating humor, but I do appreciate it.  In fact, I need it to avoid becoming a pompous bore.

And so for my post, I am returning to our wonderful American font of nonsensical wisdom, Yogi Bera, and his quote for the day:

“Never answer an anonymous letter.”

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