...have ticked me off today. You'll find two of them in entries below. The third thing had to do with the speech by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez at the United Nations.
I was sitting with Dear Husband, listening to the news tonight, and we heard clips of the speech. The first thought that came to my mind was "WHY are we buying oil from this man's country?" I mean, why support someone who is so antagonistic?
Dear Husband, who thinks more globally than I do, and who is less emotional in his responses, cut to the chase and said, if we didn't buy Venezuela's oil, they'd just sell it to China. I have no doubt he is right.
Still, I'd like to see my country spend the money that is currently being spent on war, to find or develop other forms of energy, or other resources, which will make us less dependent on oil from other countries, or even better, not dependent at all.
For the first time, I truly feel that our government has made serious errors in their choices. I believe that our present government only responds to those who have the biggest lobbies, and that their decisions are not necessarily for the good of the many. I have the sense that our foreign relations are being handled ineptly. I hope that the administration is not setting the stage for WW III.
Am I being pessimistic? Probably. As I've said many times, it's my job to worry. But, I'd like to leave a better world to my granddaughter than the one we live in now. I have a mental list growing. Global warming, e coli spreading through our food system, mad cow disease, improper farming techniques, the giving away of our jobs and manufacturing industry and research and development, the "dumbing down" of the nation, lack of decent health care for every citizen, horrendous prescription drug costs, abuse of the people by the government we elect, and even the need to update our election process.....these things all weigh on my mind. What about you? Are you bothered by these things?