"I thought that I heard you laughing
I thought that I heard you sing
I think I thought I saw you try"
There was a time within living memory that I felt the world was getting better, we were all getting along and most people accepted the differences of others and we were trying to make things better with regards to pollution and the environment, human rights, workers rights and globalisation etc. Now however we are back in the stone ages what with the rise of the right wing in politics not just with the usual suspects but all over the bloody place. The seemingly lack of concern for the environment or the the total absence of acceptance of others. I mean I lived through the seventies I really don't want to go back. What's next three day weeks and power cuts?
I have never really seen the point in racism or sexism or homophobia. Lets face it what does it matter to me what someone else is? I suppose I'm one of those filthy liberals that you here Fox 'news' guests complain about? I'm certainly someone who thinks all others should live however they want in any way that they want with whomever they want, so long as they don't harm others. The only people I truly detest are those whose raison d'etre is to hate and to spread hate.
But like I say they are seemingly on the increase, although I have yet to meet someone that voted for Brexit as everyone seems to realise it was a bad choice and is denying they helped it come to fruition.
It's a bit like after the war when people who for whatever reason colluded with the Germans but stated "I was never a Nazi".
Still, I'm an optimist and sooner or later the world may yet pull itself back from the abyss and take a long hard look at itself and say "You know what? Life ain't bad if you just live and let live. Sure it's not my way of living but hey if it floats someone's boat and makes them happy, what the hell?"
I may be living in a world of delusion here but I'm hopeful all we need is the political parties to offer up actual candidates next time (in any country). Also maybe the fear mongers should stop spreading the lies about the world going to hell if you are a non christian etc? So what if the man down the road is one of those homogaysexualists? The world will always turn, the sun will always rise, let's just make it worth living here.