Got up this morning … and at my age I consider getting up in the morning to be a welcome miracle. Got up remembering that I watched the last episode of a NetFlix offering called “Empress” and was disappointed that the series ended abruptly in the midst of one of the most exciting scenes. Netflix and I might part company one of these days.
Was thinking, this morning, about Ukraine and Russia and wondering how it all will end. I am thinking that Rootin Tootin might be feeling a little cornered at this point and may soon try to use some small victory on the battlefield as an excuse to sue for peace. No matter what he does, it is my sincere hope that the rest of the world will not forget what he has done already and will continue to isolate his ass until the day he retires, goes to prison, or dies.
It looks like the American Latino Community might be leaning more and more to the political right as the mid-term elections approach. If that is the case, then the Latino Community just may vote to change the country they thought was such a nice place to come and make a home in to something that hates them enough to go completely anti-immigrant on them all. In my gut, I know they are smarter than that. I hope they are smarter than that. For all our sakes, I hope they are smarter than that.
I guess I should be less worried about America’s fast-rising neo-fascist tide and the crisis in our democratic form of government, but like I have said before, I am more or less a nobody, and I, personally, can’t do a damned thing to change the course of the nation so I will just have to hunker down and ride the flow of whatever comes hoping I can survive it all intact. If I can manage to paste strong enough protective barriers over my anal regions, I might have a chance. That is also the same thing I say every time I walk through the door of a grocery store these days too …”Attention shoppers, there is a fantastic screwing in aisle No. 9 — bend over!”
I am tired of paying exorbitant prices at grocery stores for lettuce heads in pretty plastic-wrap packages that have horrendous-looking dark brown stuff sliding around the edges of leaves once you cut the lettuce head open. I am tired of finding greenish spots of mold on meats in display cases and pears that remain as hard as rocks once you purchase them and until the day they rot.
But what is a person to do? The consumer is never going to get a break until the consumer gets enough sense in his or her head to organize other consumers and to go on strike against certain foods, certain brands and certain stores until the management of those places understands that the public is getting tired of being shit on by their greedy ways of doing business.