Fear and loathing in the USA


If I had a nickel for every time someone misunderstood me, I’d be wealthier than Bill Gates. The latest poll about Americans and their trust- or lack of it- is shining through big time in several places.

Still, I still find Americans who will stop and take the time to talk, people who will help their neighbors, people who will stop for a stranded motorist…still, mainly because they have not succumbed to that fear, loathing, and mistrust spreading throughout the land. 

I wrote my last post as a satire. If you misunderstood it, I suggest that you find out what satire is- if you do not know. It is a potent way of saying “There is something wrong here with this.” 

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Thelostkerryman is an author, and entrepreneur- this side of Tir Na N'Og- living in the forests of a consistently confused country. Here in this hill country, hurling doesn't usually involve a hurley, store-made soda bread resembles an inedible Irish megalith, and Kerrygold is only found hidden like a luck penny in the belly of Kroger. His blogs are an account of his adventures, thoughts, eclectic -and eccentric- ramblings, random or insightful poetry, humor and non-humor, pictures (photos), video, essays, fiction, poetic fiction, nonfiction, drama, and writing he has not classified in the description above. All of his posts from thelostkerryman.wordpress.com, talesinastrangerstrangerland@wordpress.com, everydayasadisciple@wordpress.com, and mrandmrsboring.wordpress.com are copywrited according to international copywrite law.
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3 Responses to Fear and loathing in the USA

  1. smilecalm says:

    deep down
    all desire connection, yes.
    feeling safe, on the inside
    one mindful breath at a time.
    extending out to others.
    feeling safe, letting go of fear.
    communicating with clarity
    a wonderful aspiration.

  2. reocochran says:

    I am good at annoying my brother when I “fall” for his comments that are meant to be sarcastic! I also don’t read his words correctly and think he is telling the “truth” but is really pulling my leg! I do think the world, one person at a time, is not so bad. There are a lot of good people out there, I agree with you, who will help someone who is stranded, hurt or needs directions. I am not fearful, since I think by trusting, sometimes you can instill this calm feeling and build trust. I hope most would agree with this philosophy!

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