Choose at least two words from the below word cloud in your piece.
Guess the theme and use it.
Use synonyms of two words in case these words do not appeal to you.
Or use the theme and/or words in any other manner you like.
There is useful stroboscopic form in repeated lies. A designed hypnosis on those who seek to ‘belong’. That propagandized system breeds allies. There is useful stroboscopic form in repeated lies. Who believes tales oft recycled is unwise. Too few will e’er admit when they are wrong. There is useful stroboscopic form in repeated lies. A designed hypnosis on those who seek to ‘belong’.
It’s alarming to me how many people clap like seals for all the “firsts” happening in the political realm. The first female Vice President. The first openly gay Transportation Secretary … and so on.
Our culture has become so obsessed with celebrity and its own self-satisfying ‘virtue signaling’ that we’re in BIG trouble. Americans (in their naive arrogance) have come to vote and behave according to their own ‘tastes’ and sadly, our general population doesn’t even have a clue what “good” leadership looks like. Heck, many don’t even know how our Constitutional Republic is supposed to work. Those people are far more dangerous to our country than the CCP.
The uninformed and/or the ‘superficial’ voter reminds me of people who like to play football pools but know nothing about the game. They choose teams because of the color of their uniforms or their mascots. Once in a while, they actually win the pool but that’s a rare occurrence. The people running the pool love those people because they add to the ‘pot’ and in throwing their money away ignorantly advantage those who are determined to increase their own odds of a bigger win.
We all know that ‘merit’ carries far less weight these days than superficial “feel good” attributes. Anybody who still remains ‘giddy’ over the first female Vice President is a fool. Sorry, foolish people are called “fools”.
Now that the primaries for President are on the horizon, I hear a lot of chatter. Many political junkies are wondering which candidate will say the ‘right’ words or have the best trending intersectionality.
Running the country is NOT a game people. Take my word for it, the World is far less impressed with us than we are with ourselves these days. (Wake up!) It’s not senior year and we’re not about to be watching candidates who are vying to be prom king and queen. Each candidate needs sober consideration.
As a final thought, I want to ask would the gender, race, sexuality or the charisma of your heart transplant surgeon carry as much consideration as the surgeon’s skill set and record? Would those former superficial things even matter? I dearly hope our country is worth the same pragmatic merit-based consideration in voting from each citizen as he/she would use for themselves.
Meanwhile, I’ll never understand why something as important as our political leadership became a game.
Write a story or poem that includes the word ‘Pumpkin Spiced’.
I didn’t join the “vaccine” craze Or trusting talking heads most days. The endless pitch and bogus claims Were clearly meant for dollar gains. The tales of helping more than harm By putting ‘stuff’ in every arm, Selling fear to such extent, I wondered where the ‘thinkers’ went? Brightly wrapped or magic cures Are a salesman’s perfect lures. Now ‘science’ needs a fresh new look, It’s found a cool new chichi ‘hook’. This clever push of ‘shots’ sounds nice, “Get yours now, they’re pumpkin spiced!”
Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “tip.” Use it as a noun or a verb. Have fun!
“That’s only the tip of the iceberg.” seems a pertinent saying these days. There’s so much truth in that. I find so many answers in nature. For me, it’s the most reliable source to explain all the complicated and over-complicated troubles we have. There’s quite often far more to every consideration than we can ‘see’. It seems, nowadays, that what we are seeing isn’t even real anymore. The propensity for lying has grown. I wonder if that’s just because liars have more visibility in our mass media? I hate to think people have grown less ethical overall. But I think there is one area where lying has become widespread. Lying to ourselves has become overwhelmingly acceptable. Like, who’s going to know? Why would that matter? Well, you’ll know deep down, or worse, you’ll get so comfortable with fooling yourself it will become second nature. I sound crazy, right? How would I know? Well, I don’t actually know. But following a stream of consciousness is an exploration not a diagnosis. There seems to be a lack of critical thought going on. Thinking things through is not only ‘hard’, but also time consuming. So, what has seemed to replace it are our feelings. Each are great. Neither are reliable on their own. If your priority is ‘the truth’, it seems wise to remember that. Feelings can be manipulated. I’d even venture to say, “the ‘nicer’ the person, the easier they can be fooled.”. There’s no shame in that. The tragedy begins when he/she doesn’t learn from being fooled. Feelings are great! They trigger our instincts. Instincts are our smoke alarms. Sometimes there’s a fire and sometimes the batteries need to be changed. Fools are the ones who don’t take the time to find out. Happy Saturday! Don’t take any wooden nickels friends.
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