20 January 2010

It's a WTF day.

I'm having one of those days. Being prone to apocalyptic visions is not what it's cracked up to be. Tends to make one surly in the mornings, overly bright and sunny by mid-afternoon, and agitated and sleepless in the wee hours.

Actually I think I'm a bit overwhelmed by the political/religious/public/media circus... going for the lowest, meanest, grubbiest, most contentious, most degrading, irrelevant, disrespectful, hateful, hurtful... available 24/7

We have become a nation of people, nay a world of people, where someone like Pat Robertson actually gets air time with the same old blame the victims song and dance - earthquakes caused by deals with the devil, what idiocy - a nation of people who live to disagree, who think compromise is a sin, who accuse those with different viewpoints of being evil, or ignorant.

Ad hominem rules the world, followed closely by the red herring, straw man, post hoc and biased sample.

I'm disappointed in us. We make me think of a three-year old child having a tantrum fit. Someone needs to swat our collective bottom and make us think about what we're doing to the world and each other.

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