I have come to the conclusion that we have lost our minds. I’m not sure exactly when or how it happened but it is clear to me now that sanity is a luxury in which most of us no longer indulge. In fact, to put it more succinctly, we’re just bloody nuts.
We’re whacked out, over the edge. Our ship has sailed without the captain. We’re a couple of sandwiches short of a full picnic and our elevator not only doesn’t run to the top floor, in most cases, it doesn’t run at all.
The lunatic fringe has taken over the middle ground where common sense once prevailed and even the politically correct are starting to get nervous.
I know this because I can read and what I read every day in the mainstream media and online is enough to make me realize that they just don’t make all the straight jackets and rubber rooms we’re going to need in the very near future.
The lads over at Physer don’t make enough anti-psychotic medication for the insanity that runs rampant through our society today although, bless their hearts, I know they’re working overtime with visions of windfall profits driving them to up production.
Whether it is the Presidential election in the United States or any one of a couple of dozen other issues gripping various countries and the globe, almost all of the discussion now is bereft of anything even remotely resembling critical thought.
The good news is that being out of your mind is easier than thinking. Thinking, it turns out is difficult. It requires effort and a little bit of research that goes beyond reading Briebart, Wikipedia or watching Chris Mathews or Hanity. It also requires a bit of analysis which means actually taking the time to digest and consider what you learned in that research. That’s hard so let’s just substitute an emotional knee-jerk reaction and move on.
The only problem with all of this, of course, is that it is giving a bad name to real mental illness. There was a time when people were a little nervous, even prejudiced about those who suffered from mental illness. Not anymore. The real whack jobs are the ones who don’t have to take meds…..yet. They’re the ones you see raving every day about just about anything that flits through their empty little minds.
In Canada, the Ontario Medical Association has floated the idea that the best way to combat obesity is to tax junk food and to put warning labels on the packaging. Give me a break. Is there no issue facing us today for which increased taxation and meddling is not the solution?
The proponents of yet more government intervention and helping themselves to more of our money justify it as necessary because the chronically over-weight are a drain on the healthcare system. No they’re not. They’re like smokers, they die early. It’s healthy people who live forever and need healthcare longer. If you want to save money, force feed some healthy people with Snickers bars and ban exercise.
Ok, maybe I’m waxing satirical sort of, almost, perhaps just a little about force-feeding junk food to thin people but God in Heaven I am so tired of people trying to tell the rest of the world how to live their lives.
Ban smoking, thin down fat people, recycle, compost, stick your head up your butt to stop breathing carbon dioxide into the air and thereby reduce green house gas emissions. Where does it end?
The answer, of course, is that it doesn’t. We are a giant O Henry bar and the nuts are in control.
In Canada and the United States, there are many who worry that their language and culture are being eroded. No worries, at the rate we’re living off money borrowed from China we’ll soon all be speaking just the one language……Mandarin. It might be a good idea to learn to like egg rolls and egg foo young.
The American government has an annual deficit of $1 trillion and what is the loudest response to that? Ongoing demands for free tuition, free birth control, free, free, free. Thank God for the Chinese, they have lots of cash and birth control pills as well, as it turns out.
In Pennsylvania, the state legislature is debating a bill to deny additional food stamps to single women who have had another child unless they were raped. It takes a special kind of lunacy to believe that the best way to deal with an issue regarding the mother is to deny food to a child.
In Italy, a court has found seven geo-scientists guilty of manslaughter for failing to accurately predict an earthquake. The court refused to take into consideration that there is currently no known method of accurately predicting an earthquake and discounted the testimony and global evidence. It makes me believe that we’re going to need a lot more prisons to lock up tv weather personalities who do such a terrible job of predicting the weather with their Doppler Radar.
Donald Trump has offered the President $5 million for a copy of the President’s academic records. How nuts is that? He could have had mine for $50 and a case of beer. And while we’re talking about The Donald; how is it possible for anyone to have that much money and still get such a terrible haircut? His hair looks like a bad day on Twitter.
North Korea executed one of its general by making him stand on a marked spot and then lobbing a mortar shell at him. That seems like overkill to me. Apparently the ‘Dear Leader’ was really pissed at this guy.
Ann Coulter uses the word retard and mainstream and social media are aghast. The President talks about keeping guns out of the hands of the mentally ill and everyone nods their heads in agreement. I imagine it was because he merely suggested that the mentally ill are as much a part of the gun crime problem as criminals and street gangs while Ms Coulter denigrated the mentally ill by indirectly comparing them to the President.
It’s no wonder that those with learning and mental challenges were offended by Ms Coulter.
Or perhaps it’s just because to his supporters, President Obama is the new Messiah and he can do no wrong. The ravaged economy doesn’t matter. Gas prices out of control don’t matter. The lies about what actually happened in Benghazi don’t matter. High unemployment only matters if you are unemployed. To the apostles of progression, all that really matters is that the Rapture has arrived and if you dare crticize the Great One – well – you’re a racist. Racist is also an ‘r’ word but apparently it’s more socially acceptable than the other one. Just ask Stacy Dash.
The President’s supporters have drunk too much of the Kool-Aid and are suffering from an extended sugar rush. They’re like religious fanatics racked with doubt and insecurity about what they believe who attack non-believers with self-righteous and thoughtless fury in order to make up for the lack of facts to support their beliefs.
And through it all, Bill Clinton hovers anxiously hoping for a glimpse into Mitt Romney’s binder full of women.
Pedophiles, trolls and outright crooks plague the Internet. Another young girl takes her own life because of online bullying and the world grieves with her family but don’t you dare try to regulate the Internet to make it safer for our children. No sir, that would be undemocratic and an infringement on our God-given freedom. It would lead to government tyranny as if the tyranny of Google, Facebook, Anonymous and all the others wasn’t a bigger threat than government ever could be.
We don’t think anymore because we can’t think anymore. We are only capable of reacting.
Reacting is easy. You feel something, you let it out and many do. In fact many are far more offensive online than Ann Coulter or Chris Matthews ever will be. It doesn’t even have to make sense anymore because there will be lots of others also off their meds who will agree with you.
Even Big Bird started getting concerned about being dragged into absurdity of the presidential election because Sesame Street is a magical place where everyone lives happily, well except for Oscar of course. The poor bugger is still homeless and living in a garbage can but then his fate isn’t much worse than that of 26 million other Americans but who’s talking about that? Certainly not the Messiah. He’s too busy castigating Mitt Romney for things that were done by George Bush.
That’s sort of like suggesting that the misuse of cigars today is the fault of Bill Clinton who denigrated the reputation of a good Monte Cristo, not to mention the Oval Office, while he was president.
My head is spinning from all of the spin to the point where it is almost impossible to get factual information anymore. A recent report said that the amount of online data from the beginning of the Internet to now will be added every ten days by next year.
People line up for hours to get the latest iGizmo and if all else fails – well – good news, Black Friday is coming and we can all throw away what little sanity we have left to buy even more stuff we don’t need. Black Friday is organized looting; consumerism gone mad. All you need is your credit card because God knows, we still don’t have enough debt in our lives.
I feel sorry for the mentally ill. They’re being pushed aside by a new madness that has no time for them and that gives them a bad name. The truly mad are out there walking around, some in positions of authority, too many raising children and almost all completely out of their minds. Whether it is the woman who thought that deer would only cross the highway where the government put deer crossing signs or the latest absurd pronouncement from a Senate candidate about rape and abortion, the insanity is spreading like a virus.
I think I’m going to take the rest of the day off and putter around outside. Maybe I’ll get lucky and be bitten by a rabid raccoon with anger management issues. If I do, I don’t think I’ll go to the hospital for treatment. Instead, I think I’ll simply make a list of people I’d like to bite and then get busy.
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