There is so much hatred around every corner these days. Is there another Civil War brewing in the USA? Please don't laugh. It could happen. I've never seen so many people so angry about so much. Everyone has a loud and unshakable opinion on the upcoming elections. The language is bitter and not very becoming. I don't like it. We are all citizens of the Big Blue Marble. There is no room for isolationism any more. We must all learn to take care of one another. To care about one another. Different doesn't mean wrong, or threatening either. Unfortunately, no one can hear anyone else's voice above the shouting, and memories seem depressingly short. What happened to "Never again!"?
The internet has made experts and bullies out of the insecure and ill-informed. Fact checking seems to be a quaint notion. The bravery born of anonymity is a dangerous illusion. Mob mentality is ruling on both sides.
I can't find it in me to be funny right now. I am tired and worried and more than a little sad. Tomorrow I will try harder to rise above the confusion and the anger and the noise. But right now I am going to sit here quietly and watch the clouds gather. And pray.