Monday, 14 January 2019
I called someone a 'snowflake' today!
This worries me.
I am becoming a 'Daily Mail' reader!
I was irked, annoyed and put out by his comment and reacted without due care and attention.
This is of course not unlike me.
However I sit here fuming at my stupidity. That ought to be one thing I am used to but no, I am surprised at how grumpy I am these days, grumpy at 'Daily Mail' levels and that is a worry.
This anger arises easily as I look around me and see importance poured on things that are not important, celebs, adverts, stupid comments from a TV/pop/film star for instance. Little things magnified out of proportion and now I am doing it also!
This generation is not easy to understand, their priorities are not major, minor things appear important and I suspect this is as a result of both they and their parents, and probably grandparents being brought up in a life of comparative wealth. The middle classes, those who power the movers and shakers, have never worked in the real world and the following generations have nothing positive to aim for except the 'self.' Me first has always been the way of the world but now many have the ability and expect the right to do anything even if it is absurd. (At this point I would deviate (get it) into a rank about 'trans' but I will spare you this but it shows the point well) Previous generations lived for the day as they were paid so poorly they had nothing spare, today this is less common. The 'chattering classes' appear to be heading nowhere and this, like almost everything else, annoys me.
I am of course aware there are over a thousand foodbanks and many suffer under the austerity that leaves poor George Osborne struggling along on £2 million a year. A friend of mine helps run the local one and meets some very hard cases but they are not the people who anger me. It is the ones who do not notice and do not care. The false dawn of the Hippy years saw many wish t make the world a better place, today people only seek self enjoyment, not a wrong in itself but they appear oblivious to the real world. The PC world has raised a generation with a false moral outlook, 'if it feels good, do it' has become the value, the result is a mess. An inability to know right from wrong and replace this with a false morality kills.
There again of course I could be, as my friend Wendy has often informed me over the past forty or so years, just a 'Miserable git.' Maybe she has a point.
However I do see myself getting angrier, is it age? Is it the generation around me, or is it I am just a git?
Talking of drunken Twitter users I note that Trump has decided to shout at Turkey. He has threatened them, a NATO ally, with repercussions if they don't do what he slurred. Now the cynic in me says he has lots of money from Putin's friends, which means from Putin, and Turkey is a front seat for NATO on Russia's border. Now could this be one of the ideas the Kremlin has put into his head to lessen the threat from next door I wonder? I am convinced this could not be the case, he is after all a President and the US would not elect a stupid man as president surely?