I do get very disheartened by the news and blogging only seems to make it worse; I can admit I have a very hard time of it and sometimes it seems best just to turn everything off.
I don't like what it does to me, what this all does to me; I feel angry and intolerant, and it reminds me of how angry and intolerant everyone else is. I was a pacifist, always, and tolerance and understanding composed the foundation of my approach to life and to society. Now I feel such rage toward these pigs and their brutal misuse of the power of the country that I love. I have such a profound and overwhelming disappointment in my fellow citizens --- it is difficult to manage those feelings. HOW can they JUST NOT CARE about who we slaughter and why? In the name of Christ... Jesus Christ...
It's enough to make your head explode.
So in the interest of keeping my head from exploding, I may be prone to absences.
My original goal with this blog was to try to publish positive, or at least distracting, stories or comments or news of interest to progressives. I'm not quite giving up totally yet.