“I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo. “So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” - J. R. R. Tolkien
I've been having trouble writing lately. I typically write about issues I care about passionately, but I'm just not feeling it boys and girls. Caring about the important things seems to be going out of style. Think about it.
- Mitch McConnell admits, verbally, Washington needs to raise the debt ceiling to avoid economic upheaval. Yet, he's threatening to filibuster, knowing the chaos which a federal default and shutdown will cause.
- Even with a Democrat in the White House, we're still exporting asylum seekers by the thousands. Yet, since it's no longer Trump's administration in charge, there's not the same outrage over the atrocities being perpetrated.
- According to worldometers.info, as of 09/28/2021-4:39:15pm pst, 757,710 Americans have died of Covid-19. Yet, 40% of us can't be bothered to get a shot in the arm in order to stem the tide of the pandemic.
Maybe we're not so much apathetic as we are immature. Things without glitz and sparkly pieces don't hold our attention. Hundreds of thousands of people are dying of a disease we could squelch if 70% of us became vaccinated, but let's make sure the pop star doesn't have to serve her full stint.