Amused, with a potential disturbed.
No politics, just an observation about our increasingly inept media.
I was cruising through the Drudge when I spotted this article. Seeing how it mirrors (foggy and blurred mirror mind you) my own situation in the world, I had to see what was being said.
Knowing that there are tent cities all over the country, having seen a few firsthand, I notice that there extremely LITTLE coverage of such information. LITTLE to the point of being non-existent.
Then we get that whole “unemployment at 8%” crock after they reported how many jobs are being cut or being cut back in hours and yet,
Every thing is just hunky-dory and you can go back to fighting over that 42″ flatscreen at Wallyworld and have a merry Christmas.
So I sound a tad jaded? Of course I am, I am aware of the facts. Like that guy in his canoe, I have made a life decision to simplify my living conditions. Granted, mine are a whole world more complicated than his as I have mechanical items and the like to deal with. Even plumbing. I almost envy his simplicity. (just a side note, Reading that article, some of the mans statements are not reflective of my ideals. I know better than ‘wishing self-esteem’ on people. That is something that needs EARNED through education and experience. ) But then, my tools are a bit more complicated and require a lot of horsepower to haul around with me. I could abandon them, IF I were so inclined, but I think I will hang on to them for old times sake (HA!, Like I would abandon my paycheck!? NOT!!!!)
I keep seeing so many reports of ‘raising taxes’ and fiscal cliff, and all the other hoopla. All of it is designed to keep los borregos dentro de un corral.
Sorry, to dump it out on a site I swore would only be about sufficiency. It just disturbs me that so many are sucked in and I needed to vent a bit.
But I am amused that others are seeing ‘escape in plain sight’ as the only option left.