Diary 127

Thursday, July 23rd

My grandkids have been putting stickers on everything. Even this computer. The stickers have words, and those words are always rather positive. This little blue one, here, says ‘peace’. Others read ‘respect’ ‘happiness’ ‘smile’ and so on.

When I was their age I loved stickers, too, but mine had different words, words like ‘Kapow!’ ‘Bang!’ and ‘Boom!’. And yes, they did have exclamation points. Perhaps that sums up what’s presently wrong with the ruling classes, my generation — we were brought up from our earliest days to think in terms of fights and conflict. I’m hoping this newest generation will be different.

Why does this matter?  Because our ‘president’ clearly still operates from the “Kapow’” mindset, and shapes his policies accordingly.