Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Beware The (Ideological) Puritans
I've been trying to find a photograph to use today for too long now. My extensive library, however, is at my house which is not where I live at present. Disadvantage me. I don't have a thing.
But wait!!! I've just gone back into some old text messages. Yes, there are images there.
I have nothing to write about, either. Working, exercising, eating. And, for a couple days now, not drinking. These are not inspiring topics. I might write about weight loss and the troubles therein, but that is stupid talk. I could speak of the things I think, but they are all taboo now and can only get me in trouble. It is like that with a lot of my pictures, too. Today you either have ideology or religion. The young are Ideological Puritans and have the same fervor for punishment as their religious counterparts. Punishment, I think, is the woof and weave of our country. We are all about it. We kid ourselves that we are kind, and I have even been fooled for short periods of time, but as a general rule, we have never been that. We used to export entertainment. You know, Michael Jackson and all that. Wait--did we punish Michael? Well, we let the rich get away with more for awhile. But Little People like us. . . we must watch our steps. Even a picture like this is trading on shaky ground. And the meanness and small spiritedness of our country is catching fire around the world. It is a World of Hate and Twisted Thinking.
I, however, will lose ten pounds. There is that, and that is something.