“Now Did You Read the News Today?”

Current Events

This illustration has an image from the animated film, “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs”, which seems appropriate, somehow.

It’s the child’s equivalent of last year’s “Don’t Look Up”. But I digress.

In a world searching for the next ‘thing’, we are constantly bombarded with images, messages and dire predictions from the main stream media (MSM). Their purpose is to keep us distracted while everything goes to ‘hell in a handcart.’ But some of those things have started to unravel, such as how to react to the war between Ukraine and Russia. You can almost feel the ‘hidden hand’ trying to push the West into the conflict in a direct way. In the meantime, people are dying by the thousands, and families are displaced by the tens of thousands. It’s been 10 weeks, and yet it feels like forever, like the Vietnam War on a loop.

Then there’s the issue of ‘abortion rights’. If ever I saw a way to divide people, this is it. Even within some family units, there is conflict as people who regard the sanctity of life are willing to fight others to the death to protect it. (And, as one commentator noted this past week, the rights of the ‘unborn’ are considered more important that the rights of any other minority group!) Roe v. Wade? More like Cain and Abel all over again.

And what about inflation? This appears to be a self-inflicted wound. Closing down the world two years ago was going to make the post-COVID-19 recovery a very delicate balancing act. Everyone wants it to get back to normal, but what the hell is normal anymore? Supply chain interruptions due to backlogs at shipping ports, and the increased costs for petroleum (due to the Russia embargo) are going to be with us for the foreseeable future. In reality, the world economy was built like a house of cards, ready to topple if anyone stepped out of turn. (Mixed metaphor…)

And now North Korea is back in the news. It’s the threat of nuclear war that everyone is afraid of. Why? If they drop the bomb, you won’t know anyway, you’ll be dead and gone, like a player in the Matrix. (And isn’t it interesting that the Matrix is being resurrected?)

Finally, COVID-19 is still with us, but the mutations are reducing its effect on the human population. And the newscasts are still reporting statistics about it. Evidently, the W.H.O. have decided that the ‘real’ death toll was more than three times the ‘official’ one. Seriously… The under-reporting seems to involve countries like India, and continents like Africa. But can we even count the numbers from Russia and China? China’s ‘zero tolerance’ attitude is now being called ‘draconian’ by the West, and yet that’s how we dealt with it in the early days, before there were vaccines to ‘help protect us’. And, as usual, those that can afford to get inoculated are the ones that will eventually survive this pandemic. Was this planned that way, right from the beginning? I still wonder…

“Land Of Confusion”

I must’ve dreamed a thousand dreams
Been haunted by a million screams
But I can hear the marching feet
They’re moving into the street

Now did you read the news today
They say the danger’s gone away
But I can see the fire’s still alight
There burning into the night

There’s too many men
Too many people
Making too many problems
And not much love to go round
Can’t you see
This is a land of confusion

This is the world we live in
And these are the hands we’re given
Use them and let’s start trying
To make it a place worth living in

Ooh Superman where are you now
When everything’s gone wrong somehow
The men of steel, the men of power
Are losing control by the hour

This is the time
This is the place
So we look for the future
But there’s not much love to go round
Tell me why, this is a land of confusion

This is the world we live in
And these are the hands we’re given
Use them and let’s start trying
To make it a place worth living in

I remember long ago
Ooh when the sun was shining
Yes and the stars were bright
All through the night
And the sound of your laughter
As I held you tight
So long ago

I won’t be coming home tonight
My generation will put it right
We’re not just making promises
That we know, we’ll never keep

Too many men
There’s too many people
Making too many problems
And not much love to go round
Can’t you see
This is a land of confusion

Now this is the world we live in
And these are the hands we’re given
Use them and let’s start trying
To make it a place worth fighting for

This is the world we live in
And these are the names we’re given
Stand up and let’s start showing
Just where our lives are going to

Genesis

About cdsmiller17

I am an Astrologer who also writes about world events. My first eBook "At This Point in Time" is available through most on-line book stores. I have now serialized my second book "The Star of Bethlehem" here. And I am experimenting with birth and death charts. If you wish to contact me, or request a birth chart, send an email to cdsmiller17@gmail.com. (And, in case you are also interested, I have an extensive list of celebrity birth and death details if you wish to 'confirm' what you suspect may be a past-life experience of yours.) Bless.
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1 Response to “Now Did You Read the News Today?”

  1. cdsmiller17 says:

    In a live performance last fall, Phil Collins sang, “Did you hear the news today?”

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