Or trying to. I feel better than I have in ages. My platelet count was too low for me to have a port put in, so that will happen next week, and my chemotherapy will resume.
The flood of current news, information, opinion these days is simply overwhelming, even for a person in good health! It seems that every day generates some new outrage. So I'm trying to look at some of the more pernicious outrageousness coming from the left that can be missed in such a heated atmosphere. Twitter is now where I get all my news. It's up to date or even up to the minute, and the links take me to important journalism. Twitter is the hottest medium ever. Tweets are short and action oriented, but I can always dig deeper to get more detailed and thoughtful analyses.
Bernie is a Berniecrat. Send him money. In the old days, men like Sanders did not need a lot of money to have just about everything they wanted. But now it's costing them more. As a woman who could be regarded as mainstream I am not enamored of Sanders or his "follow me" message.
I skimmed through the jargon in this piece, wondering what the author thought he was saying, and then read this:
I’ve been a metamodernist creative writer for many years now, but had not seen an opportunity to bring this earnest, optimistic, and loving art practice into my professional writing activities until Bernie Sanders came along. Not only do I fully support and endorse Senator Sanders’ agenda, I see in his political methodology evidence of the metamodern, just as I know for certain when I hear Clinton’s cynical incrementalism that I am in the presence of a postmodern political ethos. The reason we think of Bernie Sanders as impractical or even naive is that he is; what most fail to see, however, is that his is the “informed naivete” of metamodernism. He sees that our economic and cultural markets are in a terminal state of deconstruction, and yes, this makes him angry and “negative” in a certain respect, but he sees too that the opportunity this deconstruction affords us all is a moment in which we can reconstruct everything we’ve known in a way that better reflects our values.
I don't know what to say to rebut this outrageous nonsense.
And this. Wow. I will think of this article by Ijeoma Oluoevery every time someone makes the puzzling to me assertion that race is a social construct. Well, yes and no. Or that they don't "see race" and just think people are people. If you are black, you can't "choose" not to think about race all the time, because perceptions of race define identity in a world of whiteness. If you are white like me you have to educate yourself on racial matters, but a lot of white people don't want to be bothered to do the work. Donezal is perfect for a town like Spokane, Washington, where she lives, a place where there are very few people of color. My husband was born in Spokane, and he is very white! (:
The left is in real trouble.
Well, I have a few errands to run and am already getting tired. Terry is working on the rental. Put in a new toilet and floor in the bathroom. How I wish I could be more active. I really want to do things but can't, and that is frustrating.