Lately I've been feeling as though we've been set down in Babylon next to the Tower of Babel. There is so much commentary, so much opinion so many screaming, name calling conversations. Facebook, Twitter, cable news and in our own neighborhoods. Here are a couple of things I read this morning and last night which make little or no sense to me which is why I feel Babel, a word meaning 'confusion' is perfect.
"BuzzFeed is celebrating obesity-As a nurse, I'm here to tell you that's dangerous." And a response to this: "How crazy is it that this needs to be written and that it is in any way controversial (and it is)"
I have no idea what is going on there and am in no mood to find out.
"Here's the truth: infrastructure spending isn't a transportation issue for most Americans-it's a human rights issue." And a response: "Please name the Americans starving at night because of potholes."
"Pres Trump sitting today in the Oval Office for his official portrait. No press coverage." And a response: "Wearing the white hood or just a little pepe pin."
Mystifying with no responses: "Which brands are taking the right action using sustainable palmoil? Find out with the official WWF palmoid scorecard."
"How can it only be Wednesday? I feel like this week has already been a week."
"Watters: When was the War of 1812 fought?" "Uh, 1937?" And a response: "I asked my grandsons where the Viet Nam war was fought and they didn't no." A double hit here.
"After many years, with various changes of political power demonstrating that this is not just one side's problem or the other's, man do some of you people like whipping yourselves into frenzies." And a response, "Don't you wish you'd bought stock in the fainting couch manufacturer?"
I'd guess this continues today