Saturday, April 10, 2010

News Almost Always Sucks

“I’ll grow this garden just for two
In golden splendor, violet and blue
When you return they will bloom
And I will kiss your hands

You’ve traveled far to make things right
Long the days and lonesome nights
When you return, the candles we’ll light
And I will kiss your hands…”

I don't like being informed about things going on in the world. Sometimes I think, "I should find out what's going on, because I haven't looked in so long..." but when I read the paper, watch the news, or browse the internet, I say, "Oh, yeah, nothing has changed. The world still sucks."

I read the paper and found out about a lawsuit over someone dying after police hit him with tasers. I watched the news and there's murders, tension over homosexuality, abortion, and other sensitive topics, and there are people who hate others without really knowing anything about them except that they're a different religion or race.

I browse the internet and find that people are suddenly angry about those in the Faroe Islands who hunt whales, porpoises, and dolphins, and have been doing so for hundreds of years...

It's all just so petty and stupid. Why is this what happens all the time? I know... it's because we're still selfish, we're still stubborn, we're still offended, and we still don't understand one another. You'd think that we'd learn from our mistakes and get along... but even with past as it is, we all think that we are exceptions to the rule. Well, we can't all be exceptions.


1 comment:

  1. I don't like the news, either.

    BTW, I like your poem/quote. It's cute... Keep writing!