I am a long-time news junkie. Current events have been something I have been interested in since I was a kid. These days the news has become more tabloid it seems. Headlines are clickbait and you have to read things with a good amount of skepticism.
The truth is out there but finding it can be a challenge. Sometimes you have to check out multiple sources especially when you see breaking news.
Don’t believe everything you see on the internet. Keep an open mind to what you see and hear. Comments can break your brain and hurt your heart.
Read all about it but don’t do so with rose-colored glasses.
So a local celebrity came to church today. David Carroll is a local news anchor for WRCB-TV3 (NBC) here in Chattanooga. He’s a wonderful storyteller and historian. David is a great asset to our community. It was good to meet him in person after being connected via social feeds and the like.
I really need to get away from cable news. The election is over and perhaps more fiction and news from regular people would do me some good.
Right now I am doing some pretty heavy reading for my religious studies class so I don’t have it in me for more reading. Blogs are an exception to that rule though.
However, I am binging some sci-fi, fantasy and a little juicy romance on some streaming services so there is some balance there. I also watch stuff on regular TV. I guess anything you can do to provide a diversion in the days we live in at the moment.
Serious shit is going on and we need serious people to act. I am trying to be one of those persons.
Hurricanes, pandemic, racism, homophobia, homegrown terrorism, unemployment are dominating the headlines and it seems so very overwhelming. I am mad that there are some folks are not taking any of this seriously. This is a national and global community issue. We can also say there are people who are having a hard time paying rent, keeping the lights on and food in the pantry.
There is much pain to be felt and some aren’t even acknowledging anything is going on. I can honestly say things are not going in a positive direction and its OK to admit that. Being realistic is good if things are going to get better.
All I can say is that Donald Trump is a jackass who is empowered by evil. He does evil. He is not truly serious about leading. He just wants the title. Screw him. His supporters should repent for supporting him. He has to go for the worlds sake. He’s not for life he’s dealing in death and the evil of greed.
Right now I am righteously mad as hell and that is more than OK.
Representative John Lewis of Georgia is a titan in the cause of civil rights, gay rights and human rights. Mr. passed away on July 17th, 2020 after a battle with cancer. His life was dedicated to making the world a better place for everyone. In every sense of the word he was a patriot. Thank you good sir for all the good trouble you caused in changing the world for many. You did things for others at your own peril and safety. Your legacy will be one celebrated in history and memory. Rest in power Mr. Lewis.
When you see something that is not right, not fair, not just, you have to speak up. You have to say something; you have to do something.
This Shrek themed meme has all sorts of truth in it. Masks, schools, elections and Hamilton are the leading topics of conversation and news in many of our social feeds. I know many folks who have logged off because of the chaos and negativity. There is a balance somewhere between being informed and preserving sanity.