It has been one heck of a week. Five policemen were gunned down in Dallas, supposedly over police atrocities in other cities. Dallas did not factor into those atrocities. Then, in Nice, France 84 people were killed by a renegade refrigeration truck of a large size. Finally, today, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, a man opened fire on six police officers, three died, one is in critical condition, and I am sure I am right in saying that our prayers go with him. The nation is falling apart from the split in the middle. A friend told me today that the “Communist Manifesto” said that nations could best be destroyed by carving up the nation from the middle. That seems to be what is happening. Just a few weeks ago, Orlando, Florida was the site of a massive killing. It has gotten to the point that you cannot tell how many people are killed by legal weapons. Ohio even has a “show me” law which allows people to walk the city exhibiting their weapons openly. The Governor was asked to say that, during the Republican National Convention you could not exhibit in the area of the RNC. The Governor said he could not do that. It was a violation of the Constitution. I doubt that those men with muskets ever believed that multiple shot weapons, which my police tell me makes them assault rifles, were protected by the 2nd. Amendment.
Anyway, that is my world as I see it in July of 2016. Killings, mass murders, and ultimate sacrifices seem to be the rule of the day. I do not believe in guns, and I do believe in gun control. So, I am in the minority apparently. Recently, my State Representative got the Legislature to declare that shooting into a home or house was a felony. On my television show, my Republican guest said “What if he is just cleaning his weapon and it goes off in his basement?” I told him his Republican leanings were showing. They were too.
I am certainly not without my foibles. The other day, someone hailed me to their jet ski and asked if the woman who had fallen off of hers could be picked up. I circled, looking for a spot to stop the propeller. Just then, a man on a jet ski went by and single-handedly picked up the woman and put her on the last seat of his vessel. My chances to be a hero were suddenly gone. I just marveled at the speed with which he worked.
I am listening to Bruce Springsteen currently and I am on his “You can’t start a Fire” song. I love “Want to change my clothes, my hair, my face.” Who has not wanted that at some point?
This world is in trouble. It is not just America. Where is the leadership? Russia is doing well, I hear, but I am not sure Putin is my Kennedy. So that leaves the woman leading Germany. She seems to be doing well. Who knows?
I spend my mornings talking to friends about what is going on in the world. They are not Liberal Democrats, like I am. They are primarily conservatives, and they love Trump. I don’t. I cannot believe that the leader of “The Apprentice” is the Republican nominee. All he said on that show was “You’re fired!” Anyone can do that, providing they have substantiation.
This is not going to be my best Meanderings, these are just the Meanderings of my small mind. I certainly hope that, whomever we elect, is a good choice. Personally, I do not like, at this point anyway, any of the major candidates. Trump is too cowboy, and Hilary has too many hidden secrets. I guess I will just wait and see what happens and then make up my mind. I hope you are having a better time of it then I am.