Nuggets of Wisdom

Sunday, March 26, 2017

So Much BS, Yet So Little To Say

I don’t know what’s worse: that there’s so much bulls*** happening in the world right now, or that there’s very little for me to say?

Because while there’s plenty of things for me to potentially blog about, I’m finding it extremely difficult to actually blog about them without repeating myself or others.

Take the recent U.S. air strike in Mosul, which killed more than 200 civilians, mostly women and children. This is a clear foreign policy travesty, yet I’m finding very few things to say about it that I haven’t already said about previous air strikes and drone strikes other than “This is horrible!” “This shouldn’t happen!” and “This is probably going to happen again because Americans don’t give two craps about collateral damage!”

Or how about this recent story about a man being pepper sprayed and beaten outside a hospital for the unforgivable crime of—going for a job interview. Sure, it’s yet another pathetic account of police brutality, and yet another indicator about how messed up law enforcement in this country is, but what can I say about this story that I and other people haven’t already said countless times before about previous stories? “This is bad!” “This shouldn’t happen!” and “This will probably happen again because Americans don’t give two craps about holding bad cops accountable!”

And consider Venezuela, where bakers are being arrested for baking bread and other baked goods not approved by the government due to its food shortages and price controls. At best, I can make a witty spoof that ties into the new Beauty and the Beast movie:

There goes the baker with his tray as always
The same old bread and rolls to sell
But now he’s doing time,
Cuz what he did’s a crime,
Cuz his country is an economic hell!

Other than that, what else is there to say about Venezuela that hasn’t already been harped upon? From citizens being told to eat fried rocks, to others looting zoos to eat the zoo animals, news story after news story reveals how royally f***ed up that country is under socialism; and yet none of them will sway Sanders-supporting millennials from wanting to implement that same failed economic system over here!

At this point, you’d assume that having so many stories happen on repeat would drive Americans to action, yet they remain as apathetic as ever. I fear that as things get worse and worse, news stories like these are simply going to repeat themselves, and no matter how much I or anyone else writes about them, they will keep happening over and over again.

If that's the case, why even bother writing?