Okay, so I've been back from vacation for over a week and I still haven't blogged my thoughts. It's hard to get back in gear after being on vacation. You have to really concentrate and find your rhythm all over again. The thing about vacations is that I don't watch television or read newpapers or listen to radio. The world seems to get along without me very well and I find the inner anger and frustration diminishing while I become comfortable with the natural world. The sun rises and the sun sets, the mountains are as they have always been and the wind blows sweet and clean.
Now that I've been back for a bit and started reading and watching, the anger is creeping back in - and I know that there isn't a whole lot I can do about it. Mankind seems to always want to dominate and control the weaker and less organized peoples. Bullys persist and those in power have learned how to wield a powerful club. It disappoints me that in the "game" of politics, the voters seem to lack the power that they once held. Now it's the special interests with the big bucks who can control the airwaves and buy the elections. We have the best congress that money can buy and they have been paying back their benefactors nicely. You and I have very little clout and very little say so in what transpires. The rich get richer and you and I seem to be stuck in a rut. Now that the manufacturing jobs have gone overseas and now that our service industry is losing its best paying jobs overseas and now that our unions are the weakest they have ever been it looks like the future for the average citizen of the USA is fading into bleak.
But then maybe I need to go on vacation again and get a fresh perspective.