you have to be at your strongest when you’re feeling your weakest
staring into nothingness
A few days ago I decided to stop following the news. It isn’t so much the hard news of current events which I find distressing and depressing, it’s the rather one-sided and left-liberal commentary, opinions, and spin that goes along with the news. I can form my own opinions concerning the facts and truths, I do not need to be told what to think.
The unvarnished news is bad enough; the economy has tanked, the coronavirus is still making people ill, routine heath care and dentistry has ceased for the duration, there is no formal education for most, people are rioting in the streets, restrictions on personal freedoms continue, and nobody can go anywhere. If I did take a train to somewhere there’s little to do when I get there, and certainly nowhere to eat or stay overnight.
This COVID-19 lockdown has cost unimaginable billions. It’s obvious that it’s going to take decades to pay off all the money the UK government has borrowed to support this country during the current medical crisis ~ some say as long as it took to repay all the borrowing that resulted from WWII. That took decades, in fact about a half a century. That means Great Britain is entering a new era of austerity. Most in this country are going to be financially much worth off for the foreseeable future.
Add to that the disgraceful riots and violence that has infected our town and cities, and you can see that this country has become a distressing, depressing, and unsafe place to live. The lawlessness is particularly distressing for the average ‘person in the street’ ~ there is a feeling that nobody and nothing is safe.
Perhaps it is time that the 1715 Riot Act, repealed in 1967, was brought back into English Law. Although, the Death Penalty for being part of a tumultuous, riotous assembly of 12 persons or more is a little harsh for this day and age. And transportation is out of the question, you don’t have to be a criminal to go to Australia any more.
Selfishly, the thing that is distressing and depressing me the most is that I first got sick just about 3 months ago, and I’m still suffering. Weariness, lassitude, lack of energy, shortness of breath, coughing, and confusion to name but a few symptoms. I’ll get over it and get better sometime ~ I hope it’s sooner rather than later.
doom, gloom, death, and depression