Just for interest, I mainly support our Conservative party but I don't follow them so blindly that I am not above criticising them when it is justified.
I'm tired and weary of everyone here, turning a humorous, tongue-in-cheek
'meme', into a political agenda.
I thought that it was funny due to many old ideas that something would happen
when 'hell froze over'. The ironic portion is that the year 2020 WAS a year from
hell. No one could do anything due the fear of contracting Covid-19. The world,
as we know it, was coming to a stand-still. Families couldn't be together.
Humans, for the most part, are not a solitary species. 2020 caused many people
to do unimaginable things. I'm sure there were many suicides because of this.
I, as a caregiver 24/7, have succumbed to spending too much time on the computer.
I go out my front door to check the mailbox daily, or go to get supplies once in every 1 or 2 weeks.
I've probably put 1500 miles on my car in the past year. I have to run the truck monthly, to keep
the battery charged up or put it on my battery charger.
Political pandering between people on Skirt Cafe' is something I don't care about.
That's not what we're here for.
Can we not enjoy humor without creating a blasphemous atmosphere
Grand Musician of the Grand Lodge, I.O.O.F. of Texas 2008-2009, 2015-2016,
2018-2022(and the beat goes on )
When asked 'Why the Kilt?'
I respond-The why is F.T.H.O.I. (For The H--- Of It)
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I suspect what we're seeing is the very visceral reaction to a world -- quite literally -- of folks who have essentially lost a meaningful percentage of their lives to assorted problems in the past year -- and which persist to this very day. Some of the reasons were unlucky rolls of the dice: everybody knew we were overdue for a new epidemic, and it just happened to hit in 2020. Making matters worse were human factors, and each and every one of us has an absolute right to call out human error where we see it -- in fact it should be demanded of us as responsible members of the societies we live in.Uncle Al wrote: ↑Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:34 pmI'm tired and weary of everyone here, turning a humorous, tongue-in-cheek 'meme', into a political agenda.
Humans, for the most part, are not a solitary species. 2020 caused many people to do unimaginable things. I'm sure there were many suicides because of this.
There are a lot of folks out there who have very raw nerves indeed because of what's not just happened to them in the wake of nature, but are also reeling from the human-caused calamities. These are people who's time has been cut short -- time that can never be returned to them. In nature that's one thing; to have it caused by fellow man is something completely different.
One of the first thoughts I had as we descended into the madness of 2020 was precisely the question of, "What is this going to do to the suicide rate?" It was already high because of all of the pressures including multiple existential crises that weigh on folks who are just trying to live their lives in harmony with those around them; what it is now is unknown because there seem to be no numbers available on the matter. This leads me to believe that it's being suppressed, but I have no evidence to back that assertion up. Perhaps it's just a case of "sticking heads in sand".
And, as we have seen, the madness didn't stop with the end of 2020 -- "a year to forget" -- and actually intensified into 2021 with a series of high-profile human-caused calamities that spooked many and angered many, many more and a massive surge in viral infection just adding to the already toxic brew. That anger is justified, and that's what we're witnessing; some just couch it more gracefully than others.
Perhaps that can be the case again when we aren't confronted with so many simultaneous potentially lethal problems.Can we not enjoy humor without creating a blasphemous atmosphere