Throughout the day I have continued my daily routine of reading blogs and news sources around the world. I enjoy learning about the world around me and hearing what the people have to say about current events, poitics, history, books, film and music among others.
As I surfed today there was a real mix of jubilation and depression throughout blogland. Some people think that the world ended and others think that heaven on earth is around the corner. I think that the truth is somewhere in the middle.
We are in a transitory period. Whether we like it or not life changed on September 11 and we have to deal with it. But realistically life began changing a number of years prior to that. When the Wall fell and the USSR disintergrated we entered a new age and we are still feeling the effect of that.
So right now we have a number of choices in how to behave. We can react to things or be proactive in our behavior. That is something that you can apply to every aspect of life, be it international relations or domestic affairs, including your own.
If you do not like the way things are there are lots of ways in which you can make a positive impact. So stop the whining and get off your ass and do something. And I would add that if you celebrating because your guy won, great, but that doesn’t relieve you of your responsibilities either. We are all in this together, our methods are just different.
And if you think that this is preachy and self-righteous, it probably is. So what.
One more observation to share from my snooty perch. During the time in which I surfed around and witnessed the teeth gnashing and partying I found very few examples of cogent arguments about why a person’s position was right or wrong. It is a little disappointing to read that Bush is the best because he is or he is the devil because he invaded a country. There is no meat to either of those positions. Just fluff.
Tomorrow is a new day, what will it bring?