Nobody asked but …
… I’d like to know. The first stage of panic (and second and third) is to scramble around looking for someone to follow. Many of us followed others into bars, but clearly most followed hoarders of toilet paper and hand sanitizer into all the dollar stores, the drugstores, and the supermarkets. But the thing that is now most scarce is information. Human beings continue to query “whadya know?”, but the answer is still “not much, you?”
Some say that in times of war, the first casualty is the truth. But the “truth” is that the human race is at war with itself. Will we win, and what will a win look like?
At any rate, here are some questions I’d like to be answered (and I’ll bet you would too):
- Who’s in charge? Every scheme cooked up throughout history has been a kicking of the can down the road. If the buck really stops somewhere, why hasn’t the buck stopped?
- What is “the buck?”
- WTF? Did POTUS really offer help to North Korea? Who’s the dunderhead who decided that we are fine, so NK needs our help? Is NK the model of collective that we seek to preserve?
- Is there anyone with a microphone and teevee camera who will stand up and say “I am just a narcissistic glutton who will make up bullshit just to keep the red light glowing?”
- Does one have a duty to others? Yes, if you know them personally and have accepted responsibility for their care. I have Kilgorette with whom I have exchanged vows. We have 2 daughters, 8 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren. We have neighbors. We have friends. We have 2 horses, 3 dogs, and 7 cats. We do not triage among the members of this list. After that, triage. North Korea is vanishingly small on that list.
- How do I get tested? Where? When?
- If I am looking for a manager for my life, whom should I turn to? The only possible answer is ME.
Stay tuned. More questions are forming.
— Kilgore Forelle