I could do my usual pictures and summary of the highlights of my week, but I’ll just be honest today. I’m tired, tired of living in this time which feels like war. Tired of the psychological and spiritual attacks. Tired of all the NONsense. Some things were predictable, who deep down believed that Zuma would face justice yesterday? We can’t visit Durban family during the school hols.
I’m stressed out of my wits and exhausted by relentless name calling and bullying. “Anti vaxxer, conspiracy theorist, anti science”. The chant of pitchfork brandishing masses up to their eyeballs in blood lust. Intelligent debate is absent and has been de-platformed. Almost everyone I know who is not keen to be a guinea pig in this instance has previously gone for the standard jabs. I even had a tetanus shot in December. Now if we don’t roll up our sleeves, for whatever personal reason, including the fact that long term side effects are unknown, we are at risk of being marginalized and excluded from society. “Anti science” is another label used to demonize wary and weary citizens. This is the definition of science according to dictionary.com “noun : a branch of knowledge or study dealing with a body of facts or truths systematically arranged and showing the operation of general laws: the mathematical sciences. Systematic knowledge of the physical or material world gained through observation and experimentation.any of the branches of natural or physical science. Systematized knowledge in general.knowledge, as of facts or principles; knowledge gained by systematic study.a particular branch of knowledge.” Propaganda is trying to redefine science and confine it to promoting one narrow experimental area particularly with regard to a product which has been aggressively thrust upon vulnerable citizens. There are vast tracts of uncharted territory but to look into the dark unknown with skepticism is lambasted, mocked and scorned. Dare I ask, if this product is the perfect solution, why do those who have made a choice to use it not feel safe and protected? Does doubting that the government and those wielding power have my best interests at heart make me a “Conspiracy theorist”? At the start of 2020, those daring to observe a striking coincidence regarding the proximity of a seafood market and a lab which works with Corona viruses were dismissed as mad conspiracy theorists. 18 months down the line, that lab is generally accepted as the source of this plague. In all of these cases, labels are aggressively attached to people who dare to not nod and smile. Almost no informed debate takes place on specific points.
While all of this goes on and on and on families and friends turn on one another. Lives are ruined and fear runs rampant.
I had a black dog day on my birthday. Cliff spoiled me and spent hours cooking lasagna for dinner. I just felt lead heavy and sad all day for no particular reason.
Now for some highlights in the darkness.
And here’s my song for the week