I know I haven’t been “blogging” much lately, but I’ve been a bit busy – ya know, being in the hospital, almost bleeding to death, etc., etc. But I’ve also just been trying not to get even more worked up about everything that’s going on than I already am! AND, how on Earth can anyone keep up with everything they’re throwing at us?? It’s impossible! Hmmm . . . wonder why they’re doing that? (Rule #1: ALWAYS ask why?) Anyway, I’ve been reading 1984 – the first time, believe it or not. Boy, is that an appropriate book to be reading. Am I saying 1984 is where we’re headed? No, but some of it is eerily similar. We must be careful of that proverbial slippery slope. Why do people think that things like that (or things that happen(ed) in the Soviet Union, Germany, etc.) could not happen here? Why not? Are we above such horrible atrocities? Well, we kept human beings as slaves for, what, 400 years, so we’re obviously not above such horrors. Crazy things are happening fast and furiously right now and unless you search for the information, you are going to be misinformed. Your local news and much of the so-called mainstream media don’t report on everything, unfortunately.
I need to get to bed, so I just want to leave you with a couple of quotes (there will probably be more to come) from 1984 that I loved. One is just funny and the second is poignant, I think.
“It had never before occurred to him that the body of a woman of fifty, blown up to monstrous dimensions by childbearing, then hardened, roughened by work till it was coarse in the grain like an overripe turnip, could be beautiful.”
“Being in a minority, even a minority of one, did not make you mad. There was truth and there was untruth, and if you clung to the truth even against the whole world, you were not mad.”
I am NOT mad.