• English,  Thoughts On Life In This World

    The Great Deception Continues (It’s The Norm, You Know.)

    Throughout my life, and even up to now, in my search for truth, I am continually shocked, more and more, at what I see in the world. It is so unbelievable that words cannot simply describe it. Humanity’s continuous brutality, destruction, lack of respect for itself, as well as for the very planet we call home, seems too hard to believe that it is happening. No matter what I do, I cannot turn the world off as I wish I could. Perhaps, it is another form of self-destruction that I wish I did not feel nor do I wish to accomplish. It is not my goal. From the time I was a child, until now, in old age, I felt alienated and terrified. It began for me the day I found out that I was “queer” as many people began to refer to me, among other names I would hear so often throughout early childhood and adolescence. For me, I was my normal self. I was who I was and who I continue to be. Being gay is a misnomer, in a way. I never felt gay in any way about myself. I knew I was the exception to the…

  • English,  Thoughts On Life In This World,  U.S.A.

    America Is Not Great!

    It was great but never the greatest. The U.S. is not the only great country. All countries have some form of greatness. For one to claim that it is the greatest is vanity taken to the extreme. The ideals of the U.S. are dead.  Can they be resurrected? America is not the only great country in the world. There are many! Americans have this idea that they are exceptional. The opposite is true. There are many exceptional countries in the world. America promotes the idea of diversity but then it describes itself as unique. No. It’s not unique. Look at Nature. Nature, as a whole, is made up of real diversity, individual uniqueness that it is a sight to behold. Nature is a system of diversity working in harmony as a whole. Many Americans are in a dream world. They live in a “Disneyland” world, a world of superficiality and seldom really venture beyond that world. Others, though, who have seen the world beyond America and, then, see what America could be, wonder why did the country become what it has become? America, in my view, has been declining over the years. Sure, the economy has been booming for a…