I feel a bit sad about the current climate inside the united states and the way immigration is going down. I keep thinking back to the breakdown of civility and what seemed to be a stronger social construct in the united states being the breakdown of the family unity over time. today at the borders, it appears that families are being broken up at detention centers, of which, I have seen enough orphans in the 3rd world, I just didn't expect such a behavior to happen inside the united states.
I really wonder about the effect of the long-term development of a child when they see mom and dad taken from them.
I don’t agree with the policy, just as much as I don’t agree with the tactics of the folks that disagree with the policy. I am watching a video of a group of protesters walking into a private restaurant and seemingly are oblivious to their actions in trying to shame a government official. it seems more like creepy stalking where any live of civility is buried under folks using the constitution to rationalize their inhumane or uncivil behavior.
where is society going inside the USA? yesterday I was mentioning how amazing it was 25 years ago to get a video camera on the web and find that the entire planet had a shot of really changing on a global level and how today, the exact opposite appears to have happened where everyone is fighting about something “different” than what they want and believe, yet no one is actually working to change themselves. it is like a bad relationship where one partner says, “we need to go to marriage counseling” and yet, while one partner goes, the one that said, “we need…” never goes. today you can amplify that analogy to a country-wide level.
it isn’t that no one isn’t talking. it is that if you listen, you can’t get the one side to stop talking long enough to ask a question, much less have a conversation.
god forbid you ask a sincere question. people think you are being combative or argumentative for asking for a construct for why someone thinks or believes the way they do. I call it the death of the coffee shop syndrome. you used to be able to have a conversation with even your worst enemy about an idea. I don’t remember so many people acting the fool and/or drama queen.
what that tells me is folks are afraid, scared, worried, and living more in fear than they are in being comfortable with themselves. it also is sadly having the same effect of me walking down a street in a large city where I can no longer tell who is really hungry and needs help and who is a master panhandler – probably making more money than you and I.
it is like the NOMCOM organization having a community-wide maker convention. I cringed when I read the theme being “intentional inclusion.”
what on earth do you even need to brand such a thing? it is simply a part of the problem with the way reality is working today with people. the reality is that everything is ok, but there is conditions to inclusion. America is going the way of love and romanticizing it and forgetting there is unconditional love, and there is the conditional love that seems to be more apparent with the breakdown of the social fabric of the country. it doesn’t mean that each thread isn’t growing and getting stronger, it simply means there is little weaving and a lot of cutting out of that which is sees the world as only black and white – yet the reality is there billions of shades of gray.
I must be getting old? maybe I am stupid to believe in the words if the constitution of this great country? maybe I am idealistic and don’t know it? or maybe I have traveled and worked around the planet and know how to do it…but everyone is too busy yelling at each other to notice it is you, him, her, he, she, they, us….that are responsible for making society better. the first step is not to be afraid to ask “why?” to something that is different.
having a level of security that is adequate to deter the majority of what can happen is a good thing, so is creating a society where people respect each other as people and have a civilized order of what is expected as humane behavior. doing this is less costly and dangerous than the idea of barricading yourself inside a room and arming yourself to any threat, no matter how minuscule the probability and having people screaming at each other and trying to rationalize their action and conduct as somehow righteous and noble…when the reality is the behavior and action are just as ridiculous as the ones causing their perceived or real injustice.
maybe it is me…or there is a lot of people making a lot of money on the fringes of the spectrum who don’t want a sense of normalcy and a life of peace for the majority? that is an interesting question to ask, “why?” to.
I can’t answer that…so I will go back to work….how to provide plants and people the optimal spaces and places to grow. sadly, I think it should be a choice, but it amazes me how few want to make the time to really change it.
“what do you mean? we can’t just take a pill and it all will be fixed?”
“uhm…no. that only works in sci-fi movies and fairy tales.”