It is 12:59 PM on Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017.
For this post I just plan on free-writing, so it could be a bit of a ramble.
I’m very tired of the news and politics, so much so that I just want to shut it all out. It makes me feel as though the entire country has gone crazy and we’re no longer in all this together as Americans. America is a country where you just care about the individual and screw everyone else according to Republicans and the current President. I really don’t like this type of thinking but since this is something I cannot control the only choice I have is to shut it out, to think differently and look for other places to belong instead of the umbrella “American” identification.
I was absolutely heartbroken by the images of the chemical attack in Syria yesterday; especially by Abdul Hamid Youssef holding his dead two babies.
I fully support Trump launching the missiles at Syria and in doing so has taken action that Obama should have. Although I was an Obama supporter he did let some international problems fester for too long without taking decisive action.
And so, I just want to say for the record that although I’ve not liked many, many of the steps the new President has taken I am behind him all the way for his actions in Syria and he has also scored other points with me as well.
The world is different now due to President Trump. I miss the certainty and comfort of the way things were previously. Now I wake up and am anxious to see what the news will say. At the moment the US is upsetting its allies and as for the enemies, I’m sure we’ll soon be at war.
I’m anxious for immigrants. They’ve first banned Muslims under the guise of “extreme vetting.” Next will come a database, deportation of Latinos and then next in line would be the Asians. All of this has given the extreme right a lot of encouragement and I’ve started to look into those corners of the internet where they reside. I’d like to understand them further and try to get a pulse on where things might lead.
It is 5:31 AM and very dark outside. I’ve put the dishes away, made tea, meditated and now have just under an hour to write a post.
My body is sore from the gym and karate. In the past I’ve always given short shrift to leg day but have started to pay more attention since they are extremely important in karate. My body has a type of soreness that I’ll blame on soon turning 40 but if I think back my body was just as sore during wrestling in high school. My left index finger was also jammed during a sparring match and still hurts!
It is 5:59 AM; I’m writing later than usual.
Between Christmas and New Years work is extremely slow and has been so again this year. I had planned to really enjoy this time but I’m still not in the proper holiday mood. I did experience a holiday high starting a few days before Christmas but like the weekends am a bit sad that it is over even though New Years is coming up.