Sunday, August 29, 2021

FOR SOME, REALITY MAY BE PERMANENTLY LOST


It's often difficult to watch or even grasp how people, many who we know and love can be seeing things so differently than we are. It is equally troubling to see them ignore reality in favor of obviously, provably false information. For some of these people, we have to face reality as well. They are gone. They do not live on the same planet we do, but do still occupy space here. How is it possible?

How do you turn your back on your world view when you have committed to it so deeply? For some the have committed to their very soul. Were they always this angry, always bigoted to some degree, always craving to play the role of victim? Did the rise of propaganda and Trump give them licenses to be themselves, or were they simply conned? Fed a line that they liked and felt comfortable with? What ever their introduction, many are too far in to turn back. Our task is to face reality ourselves and accept they are effectively gone.

The biggest challenge faced by those of us remaining here on world one is making the changes we need to in the face of the our friends and loved ones who seek to stand in the way. It is tempting to want to sidestep them and move on with the task at hand, but we cannot. Despite living in a different reality they maintain a physical presence in this one, all too often with power. We must find a way though.  The issues drew far too many and are far too important. Survival level important. 

Climate change 
Human rights
Food security 
Democracy and freedom 
Disease 

Humans stand to be the only species to face extinction where the primary causes are going to be ignorance and apathy. 





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