Thoughts Of The Day 05152022

There’s a lot going on at the moment. It seems most of it is bad.

The shooting at a grocery store in Buffalo has a racist and hate-filled overtone. May those who lost their lives be remembered and those who survived have comfort.

Thoughts and prayers are bullshit unless some real action towards a solution is found. It’s an insult to victims and survivors of gun violence in my mind.

Control and power are making some drunk and causing others much pain and suffering.

Women deserve better and they should not be controlled by men and other women.

Love and peace seem to be losing the day. May they not lose in the end.

A cool-down would be nice right about now.

There’s so much more going on out there This list is getting kinda long.

Forty-Four Billion

As you may or may not know Elon Musk who is the richest person in the world is going to buy Twitter for a staggering $44 billion. Some would say it’s his money and he has a right to do with it as he pleases. But just think about what could be done to change the world other than buying a social network built on binary code and algorithms.

Homes, hospitals, and schools could be built in developing countries. People could have food on their tables by investing in farms and food programs for the poor. Research to heal people of diseases could be done and so much more. Lots of stuff could be done and I wish his money could go to all that.

My dad was a big fan of Elon because of Tesla and SpaceX. I don’t have a great deal of faith in him owning something so powerful that can impact the minds and hearts of already fragile people. Of course, we will have to wait and see what will happen to Twitter and those who use it daily for connection and community.