DU's Weekly Whine-Fest...
FROM DU: Do You Ever Get the Feeling You Don't Belong In "This" World Now?
I was thinking today how very different our world is in the last 10 yrs. I feel a smothering feeling most of the time. The idea of "freedom" seems to be just that....an idea. I do NOT feel free, quite the contrary, I feel caged. I am not suicidal (yet), but this is a sinking feeling I just can't shake....sense something BIG (& bad) is on the horizon. Is this the price of knowledge & thinking? Ignorance is bliss. Maybe I'd be better off if I was a bubblehead.Anyone else have this same "sense"? (southerncrone)
DUers Chime In:
--How has your 'loss of country' affected you?
--No, I am not suffering like many are. Much better off than MOST in this country, but my concern is not just for myself. Herein lies the crux of my disillusionment. Hard to function in a space where selfishness, rudeness, & grotesque consumption are the norm. I miss kindness & cooperation. Just going thru a "phase" I suppose, our world is so f***ed up now because of a selfish, spoiled, arrogant brat. It just pisses me off.
--It's not easy, certainly. It downright maddening at times. At times, I want to scream (and I often do, if I see Chimpy on the teevee). At times, I feel hopeless and helpless. But there is something in me that says, "Don't let the bastards win!" So, I keep fighting, even when it seems hopeless and useless.
--I've felt caged all my life and I sense a great liberation coming, at a terrible cost.
--Certainly hope it's a liberation. The great cost I definitely feel! I feel a very deep sorrow. My country is gone; we may not ever get back anything CLOSE to being as good as we had it in the past. There is the sense of having been CONQUERED by a large beast.
--I would have like to have known that country, but I was born in 1974. My memory is entirely of a country descending into Fascism.
--I feel guilty pining away like this when I know there are so many who are in worse shape than I, but their pain is part of what is making me feel this way. Our country use to be so much better than this.
--Patience has never been my strength, I just want this nightmare to end NOW! In that I know I'm not alone.
--I coined a phrase about ten years ago that pretty much describes my state. "I'm somewhere between homicide and suicide" I know it sounds a bit dark, but it pretty well catches the mood that goes from rage to despair. It's not a fun world to live in most days, but I'll keep kickin' till they take me out.
--Bingo. That's exactly how I feel! I ain't dead yet, but feel "kicked in the stomach" most of the time. These neocons are smothering us, we MUST get rid of them.
--I went to a family get together the other night -- one that I had looked forward to. Within an hour, I was so uncomfortable because of the inane conversations that paled in comparison to what I feel are more important issues of the day. I wanted to leave and had a very difficult time concentrating on small talk.
--Loss of patience w/the pettiness of "avg America" is a major contributor to this feeling. I find I just don't want to interact w/@80% of the people I encounter. Clueless, igmos. My tolerance for the ignorant is evaporating, & there seem to be sooooo many of them!
These poor, disillusioned babies! Here, they live in the best country on earth and all they can do is 'poor me' and 'poor mouth' everything in sight! Bless their sanctimonious little hearts--thinking they're SO much smarter, so much BETTER, than everyone else! I'd love to ask 'em, 'thinking rarified thoughts, are you?' You're going to save the world for you and yours if we'd only get out of the way? What absolute nonsense!
The d'RATS can take every bad mood and negative thought they've ever had about this country and STUFF 'em. They are spoiled rotten, don't know what a good thing they've always had, and haven't got a clue how blessed our lives really are (and who blessed them!)
I think it's a sin--yes, a SIN--to so conspicuously wallow in depression and self-pity--especially when circumstances do not warrant it. These people have never spent a truly hard day in their lives; people who have know the difference!