Comments: The earth is flat

I take no medication and feel hopeless and helpless.

Posted by Z on 7 January, 2018 at 9:20 PM

Not a political point but a pseudo-psychological one, I wonder whether it's a post-referendum consequence. Leavers mostly won't get an outcome tailored exactly how they'd like it, remainers apparently have no way of reversing it. Many feel disempowered - and disenchanted.

Posted by Gordon on 9 January, 2018 at 10:38 AM

These days Genesis - Blood on the Rooftops is what runs through my head....

Posted by jo on 9 January, 2018 at 1:25 PM

Gordon - I think that that is just one of a huge multitude of contributing factors. No-one is satisfied about anything, it seems to me.

Posted by Blue Witch on 9 January, 2018 at 2:57 PM

I think the early demise of Prince and George Michael would be in there, as would some comment about Bush, Blair and Iraq. Not forgetting the internet and Zuckerberg.

No way could he miss out Trump and his BFF Kim with their school playground spat (unfortunately with big boys toys at their fingertips rather than sticks and stones).

Whilst I do see that it is easy to get depressed about the general state of the world right now, I also think that it is nothing new.

Every time we see a social history programme there are multiple 'plus ca change' moments which make you realise how circular things are.

Whilst it might be gloomy January out there, the days are getting longer, the bulbs are already appearing and last weekend we saw the first snowdrops.

There are plenty in the world in truly bad places.

We have as they say 'first world problems', which too many think can be solved with a few pills, rather than taking a more difficult look at what they are doing to themselves and their lives.

And if you had sat in the room I was in last Sunday with people looking to fight a local housing development, there was all the energy and fight you could possibly want from people putting their time and energy into something for the next generation, rather than themselves.

I know I know, glass half full, but that's me.

Mr BW

Posted by Mr BW on 9 January, 2018 at 5:26 PM