I promised myself a domestic day.
So after all the baking, laundry and cleaning were done, it was time to get out with Abby on the Galena Trail. The solitude and silence gave my mind time to wander.
This is not necessarily a good thing.
I thought mostly about the state of our world. i find it curious that those among us who are empathetic, kind and loving are finding the silver lining in all this. And I don’t deny that many people are being kind to others. And helpful – and finding beautiful and innovative ways to love their families, friends, and community.
But I also see the predators. And I am angry.
I see senators in the United States who, having had insider information, sold off their stocks and made money, while telling the public there was nothing to worry about.
I see airlines who were making record profits in the last few years, demanding (not asking) for help. And those profits? they used 95% for stock buybacks to enrich themselves.
I see our government ready to once again bail out the oil and gas industries – that’s my money those evil people ar getting. Quite frankly, I would rather see my money go toward food and shelter for those in need.
And while bankers and huge corporations are getting monster infusions of cash (with no one asking ”but where is that money coming from?), you and I are struggling with the threat of evictions if we can’t make our rent this month. And all that talk of assistance? you can’t even apply until April for the tiny pittance being offered. Good luck with food and other necessities until then.
I am truly angry with those who tout the virtues of capitalism. If you really believe in capitalism, then let private industry die if it can’t keep iself alive. all that help and all those bailouts are socialism. Capitalism, it seems, only applies to the poor.
I am so done with this entire system. It doesn’t work, or, at least, it only works for the robber barons. Not for you and I. The time for revolution is now.