Is the world becoming irrational or is it us?

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It just doesn’t let up. As each day passes the madness grows. A perfectly normal day brings news that would normally be seen as grotesquely unbelievable if not untrue as well.  The latest is that in order for Australia to pass the expected summer heatwave the Australian Government urges us we should think of saving energy by switching off our air-conditioning cooling systems or anything else that might save electricity. The Government will subsidise the customers by paying those willing to save energy handsomely with $ 250.-, and could even include tickets to the cinema or visits to Dreamworld with free water- slides as an extra bonus.

With Australia having the world’s largest reserves of gas, coal  solar, wind and everything else to produce energy, it has all been sold overseas and we are now  running short of electricity. That is the sort of ‘freedom’ the market gives when given unfettered reign. We can buy back our exported energy cheaper overseas than locally! The Government is in a blind and groping around like an amok running Weinstein in a hotel corridor.

Pensioners who want to stay cool could do so by gathering in the coolness of air-conditioned shopping-centres. Others are provided with handy hints on how to stay cool. Included in the list is using wet sheets before retiring to bed. It is suggested in real scout-master science that with the open windows, an air flow over the wet sheets might blissfully give some cool relief to the hot, bothered, and profusely perspiring resident.

It looks totally mad to me but then so much is madness. We have a ‘normal’ man going through a terrible killing spree for which a motive has yet to be found.  Apparently gambling on a daily basis is seen as ‘normal’ now. A President who is  unpredictable, irrational and impulsive and like madman throws tweets about, risking fire storms and annihilation in order to appease his own monstrous need for grandiosity. Not a day goes by without another show of madness on the news.

A film producer who made brilliant movies, has five children, and has now locked himself up in a sanatorium for sex-addicts. As if it wasn’t his doing, raping and groping around the corridors of power!  Mr Harvey Weinstein promises to come good and repair the damage after being healed of his addiction. A true to form trick of wanton Psychiatry giving an escape from taking responsibility by blaming a ‘condition’ over which they have no control.  The poor man!~

We have almost reached the stage of watching re-runs of Seargent  Bilko or Steptoe and Son, The Flintstones.  At least it was a real world.

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25 Responses to “Is the world becoming irrational or is it us?”

  1. Yvonne Says:

    And, how about Tony Rabbit saying that climate change is good for us?? Argh.

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  2. urbanliaisons Says:

    I am regularly mentioning that the Era of Enlightenment has still a lot of work to be done and fulfilled – may be this is a never-ending process?

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    • gerard oosterman Says:

      It is a work in progress. Others think it is a process that is just stalling till a new power comes to the fore.
      It is never ending.

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    • berlioz1935 Says:

      The “Era of Enlightenment” is petering out. It started well during the 18th century but it promises never came to full fruition. The class of enlightened people never gained any power over the multitude. Now that Trumpism is trumping everything we are going back to the dark ages. You will remember the enlightenment was the light to lead us out of it.

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      • urbanliaisons Says:

        You focus too much on the USA but I agree with you that in a lot of countries chauvinist totalitarian nationalism is gaining power and more and more influence. But a dark age is a rather pessimistic vision of the future.

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      • gerard oosterman Says:

        I wonder if it is more the problem of the English speaking world? The education of children in many English speaking countries is often sex separated, Girl schools and boys schools. Why?
        The different sexes should be friends and are remarkably similar apart from a couple of organs.
        Why can’t they go to schools together and be supportive of any differences?

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      • pethan35 Says:

        @urbaniliaisions, we focus on the USA because it is still a world power and everything they do has repercussions for the rest of us. Our government here in Australia follows them slavishly .

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  3. Dorothy Brett Says:

    Another well written article, Gerard, and so true.

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    • gerard oosterman Says:

      Yes Dorothy, but I read that there are similar Weinsteins here as well. No-one is safe from those sex addicts with their angry raging purple tumescent protuberances roaming our corridors of power.

      It is no wonder that many women now are scanning the E-bay pages for tasers or de-boning knives.

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  4. Robert Parker Says:

    The Flintstones sounds pretty good about now.
    I like cartoons, but we should never have let one become President.

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    • gerard oosterman Says:

      My dad used to love the Flintstones especially the end whereby the man of the house gets locked out of the house by the cat.
      Our way of dealing with all the bad happening is to make a nice risotto with good quality parmesan cheese as topping.
      I wonder what Trump eats? Apparently Weinstein ate nothing but chocolate smarties all day.
      It is no wonder.

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  5. jennypellett Says:

    Your groping government simile is just brilliant . I’m reading this first thing in the morning before I even get out of bed. I howled with joyous laughter at the connection. Today will be a good one.

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    • gerard oosterman Says:

      Has Weinstein’s sexual savagery and obsessions resulted his metamorphosis into a giant penis?
      I look at his facial features and I can’t get away from this terrible image.
      Especially with my bad eyesight, I squint.

      What a dreadful image and I can’t shake it, Jenny. The horror. And to think Trump harbours similar obsessions.

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  6. Big M Says:

    I read Mr Bullturner’s suggestions re: not using the aircon. This came out the same week as a couple of articles on heat being a killer for the elderly, in spite of Mr Abbott claiming that more die of cold than Heat! Last month Bullturner wanted our local power station, Liddell, which is at it’s life’s end to bat on for a few more decades, because we need coal fired power. The owner has already put in place a progressive shut down, with some gas fired turbos at Liddell, plus a couple in other strategic places, to replace the current system. In short, they are getting out of coal!!

    As for groping film folk, it seems to be a recurring theme. Every country seems to have their fair share, although we exported Roof to Britain!

    I urge everyone to stay cool, calm and grope free.

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    • gerard oosterman Says:

      Yes, Big M. Groping around is really a very sad event. MR Weinstein is seeking help but shifting the blame around to some kind of medical condition does not cut the mustard. Even Trump felt the need to grope women and even said that fame gives one the power.

      Famous people are just using power to abuse women.

      Funny, that we should now cut down on comfort in switching off heating or cooling to save our government from having sold our own gas and other resources overseas cheaply so Thailand or Burma can enjoy low-cost energy at our own expense.

      Charity gone a bit overboard.

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  7. kaytisweetlandrasmussen83 Says:

    Yes, each day brings a new surprise. The tremendous fires in Northern California have wiped out thousands of acres and thousands of homes and businesses. Religious people are asking “Is it the end days?” The madman doesn’t seem to be contained. His base still have hope, but hope of what? He tells the starving people of Puerto Rico they have ruined his budget. The warning signs were there, but no one was listening. He brags that he could shoot someone on 5th avenue and it would be business as usual.

    Still more to come I imagine.

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    • gerard oosterman Says:

      Yes, Kayti. Those fires are terrible and people standing in front of the ruin that was their home is sad beyond words.
      Here we are also in a drought and with summer on the way, rain is needed.
      Helvi and I can only retain balance of mind by spending some time in the garden and applaud the beauty of the violets. And Milo, our Jack Russell concurs.

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  8. doesitevenmatter3 Says:

    You are so right, Gerard! Everything you said is so true!
    I am a very positive, hopeful, “pollyanna” optimist and at times, lately, I grow weary of the world and it’s irrationality and foolishness.
    Thank you for making me think AND laugh! 🙂
    ((((HUGS))))
    PS… I loved when Fred Flinstone wanted to become The Grand Poobah of the Loyal Order of Water Buffaloes Lodge No. 26! Since I saw that as a child I always called the person “in charge” The Grand Poobah! Seems we have some people in charge these days who are Grand Poos (yes, shit!) and I say, “Bah!” to them!

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    • gerard oosterman Says:

      Yes, the Flintstones used to be the glue that held our family together so many years ago. We would all huddle around our b/w TV and watch the show.
      The TV in those days cost a fortune and it wasn’t unusual to buy it on ‘easy terms’, meaning it would be paid for over a number of years.
      Even the electric frypan could be bought on easy terms.

      What happened to the very popular ‘fondant’ way of cooking? You know, the cooking of pieces of meat on the end of a skewers dipped in hot oil from a kind of methylated spirits burner. It used to be a very social event.
      Hugs too.

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  9. petspeopleandlife Says:

    I must include your precise quote about Model T or Twitler or Dumb Donald. It is excellent.”A President who is unpredictable, irrational and impulsive and like madman throws tweets about, risking fire storms and annihilation in order to appease his own monstrous need for grandiosity.”

    I must say that your words are more than accurate. He is indeed a madman and is now punishing Puerto Rico as he praises what he says is being done to help those folks but in reality the island is in a deadly and dire situation. All the while the GOP on capitol hill are saying and doing nothing as they keep their tongues still and their tail feathers tucked.

    The world or rather the people in it are going nuts. A bad sign when so many events of catastrophic proportions are happening. I keep waiting for the other shoe to drop.

    Lastly, the government of your country does not appear to have anymore smarts than the government of the US. To ask elderly folks to go to the mall and to sleep on wet sheets in order to conserve energy is just about the last straw.

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    • gerard oosterman Says:

      Yes, The US is not unique in producing men in power with deviate habits.
      Our minister for immigration, Mr Dutton is constant in his hatred for refugees and never lets up in expressing his disdain for them.
      It is best to concentrate on the beauty of our garden and having good friends.

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