29 November 2016

2016 - what a time to be alive

The world seems very terrible lately. Maybe I am being hyperbolic, but I do not FEEL hyperbolic.
We have a fascist, rapist, misogynist president elect, who does not appear to believe in the constitution.
The EU seems poised to break apart.
Russian aggression towards....everyone else seems likely to increase exponentially once the United States is run by a Very Scary Man.
The Middle East.....remains troubling and unimproved.
North Korea continues to test nuclear weapons.
China continues to bully its neighbors.
Hey, don't forget about ISIS, to say nothing of Boko Fucking Haram which seems to be running fucking WILD.
Oh yeah and Mexico appears to be run by drug cartels.

Anyway, I don't feel like I'm being dramatic, but I do feel like we are careening towards some kind of WWIII event.
And that's the global look, because let us not forget the uncertainties about healthcare, about global warming, about police shootings of unarmed brown people. 
What a time to be alive.

I feel generally on edge and I'm not sure if or when that feeling will ever go away.

2016-induced anxiety - is that a thing?

4 comments:

  1. It's not just that there is a feeling of pending disaster, it's the level of that disaster that frightens me. I have no doubt that something awful will happen under the incoming administration, I am concerned that is will be epic.

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  2. A good friend of mine said when I was feeling like this, "we've been through worse; we will survive." And I don't doubt her. She is the grandchild of slaves who survived Katrina, so she knows of what she speaks. But it doesn't really help. I still feel the anxiety ... I stay as positive as I can all day, determined to do something about this shit, and when my head is about to hit the pillow, I feel the anxiety as a pit in my stomach. We will get through this, not sure what shape our country will be in or us either...

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    1. I agree that as a society we will survive. However, think of all the INDIVIDUAL PEOPLE who did not survive slavery or Katrina or etc. Y'know?

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