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“The world is too much with us!”

Features“The world is too much with us!”

Wednesday, June 5, 2024

It doesn’t matter your age, or your generation; it is an undeniable fact that time, and events, and life itself, are rapidly racing towards some unforeseen conclusion. I’m not talking about the end of the world, just the end of the world as we know it! We are like an asteroid, hurtling across the universe looking for some other celestial object to crash into!

In the old days, when we started to go off kilter, God would intervene. A flood would come and cleanse the earth of evil, or Sodom and Gomorrah, or some other divine intervention to save us from ourselves. Not anymore; we have demigods that we now follow! God has left us, and has gone on to some other part of the vast universe to start all over. God became tired of our hypocrisy, our murdering each other, our disrespecting this little planet, in so doing, disrespecting God! So, God took His angels, cherubs, His commandments, and centered His attention on some other specie, more amenable to His power and love and light!

We tend to blame all the discord about us on progress, the cost of doing business, so to speak. Man made other humans slaves, for the greater good! We waged wars against each other, for the greater good! Man made laws that would keep others in line, physically and economically, for the greater good! And credited it all to God’s wishes. Wat a ting!

Look around you, about you, and tell me that you can make sense of all that is going on! People in the Middle East, in Europe, in Africa being ruthlessly slaughtered, and for what? Por que? Famine in Africa, especially the sub-Sahara. Corporations are running the world; your little neighborhood shops, owned by your neighbors and friends, have disappeared, or are now owned by foreign entities. You can’t afford sugar or bread or electricity, when it is available. We had Lyon’s, Hoods, Saldivar, Daker’s, Sunny and Tan bakeries. Now foreigners supply us with bread, jacking up prices because the price of flour has risen, in Belize, that is. And if you can’t make johnny cakes or fry jack or creole bread, you are screwed! Same with sugar; but in my opinion that’s a good thing. Tooo much sugar already; we sweet enuff!

The last part was about the Jewel, but the world is too much us, either way. And while we try to avoid all the turmoil that surrounds us, crypto and AI and hacking and misinformation and autocrats and religion and inequality, life goes on, in the wrong direction, in my opinion. We will just let it play out and see if the roulette stops on red or black after the spinning. Whatever color it lands on, we lose! But life goes on.

You might want to think that that this is all doom and gloom; but while we are so immersed in pursuing self-obsessed materialistic returns, I believe we are losing our compass, sight of all the things that are changing dramatically, and not for the greater good, right in front of our blind eyes! We don’t seem to care.

“The world is too much with us, late and soon,
Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers;
Little we see in nature that is ours;
We have given our hearts away; a sordid boon!”
— Wordsworth


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