Once More Into the Breach, Dear Solons!

U.S. congressman’s Christmas tweet.

The country is experiencing mass mental health incidents in front yards, parking lots, retail centers, worship and entertainment venues, schools, parks, clubs, sporting events, parties — wherever 4 or more targets like to congregate.

State governments are circling around the urgent premise that serious consideration be given to the adequacy of funding allocated for feasibility studies about establishing mental health guidelines focused on potentially unstable constituencies.

Powerful committees are forming to deal with the issue, and lawmakers will read many reports as soon as they’ve remedied the immediate threats to public order, which are the scourge of transgenderism, the wokerati abomination, and rampant over-access to voting.

Persons on the edge, do not despair. The states of your nation are keeping you in their thoughts and agendas.

(c) 2023 JMN — EthicalDative. All rights reserved

About JMN

I live in Texas and devote much of my time to easel painting on an amateur basis. I stream a lot of music, mostly jazz, throughout the day. I like to read and memorize poetry.
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7 Responses to Once More Into the Breach, Dear Solons!

  1. I’ve ‘liked’ this post but it’s so depressing.

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    • JMN says:

      Sue, thank you, as always, for visiting and commenting. I value and depend on your responses, and know exactly what you mean. A “like” can register much more (or less) than what the trifling word implies. It registers an attention event towards something one has signaled, which has its own importance. I need to set this topic aside — it doesn’t really fit into my themes here. It’s just that I live in perhaps the very epicenter of our obsessive gun culture and sometimes I can’t withhold comment, knowing it serves little purpose. Fear not, Sue! I shall return straightaway to what matters to us, which is Art! And Language. And Poetry. Cheers and regards — Jim (PS: I meant to remark that I follow UK news as closely as my own, and I see many parallels between what happens here and there: the culture wars, the Tory anti-woke craze, their bill to require more stringent voter ID (likely favoring conservatives), the demonization of transgender persons, anti-migrant propaganda, starving of NHS, etc. etc. It makes me wonder if anything comparable roils Australia? We have certain histories and cultures and media moguls in common!)

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  2. Oh Jim I am sorry if my comment stops you from posting on the state of affairs in Texas and the USA. While it is depressing it is very interesting for me to get a personal perspective on it from you. We get coverage of the way things are in the US here, but it’s easy to just let the importance of it float past. We have neo-conservative groups here and the so-called Liberal Party (now in Opposition) play the racist, anti-migrant, anti-woke, anti-trans, hostile-to-welfare-recipients cards in an effort to create division in the community. They are influenced by US groups like the Heartland Institute. However, the Australian population is generally fairly open and accepts diversity – and voted for the Labor Party in the last election. Most importantly we don’t have the gun culture of the US.

    I enjoy your comments on everything – art, language, poetry and contemporary culture! regards Sue
    BTW, we are about to move from Western Australia to the state of Victoria in a few weeks’ time – Victoria is regarded as the most enlightened and cultured state in Australia and we are looking forward to it!

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    • JMN says:

      Sue, please be reassured your kind inputs will in no way inhibit my commentaries. I see how my response may have implied it, but that was unintentional. I’m happiest when my posts are centered on matters artistic and literary, and nervous when opining otherwise, but I will indulge in the latter when the fit strikes me! Your summary of the Australian scene is informative. Best of wishes on your move to Victoria state! I happen to live in the town of. I hope you find the new landscapes as fertile for your own art projects as in the past.

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  3. JosieHolford says:

    We have all – speaking collectively – lost leave of our senses. We have both major parties denying science and reality. We appear to be in thrall of a form of mass psychosis.

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    • JMN says:

      Both parties? Hmmm. Only one of them runs the show where I live, and they abound in uber-deniers. Lovely to have your comments. Thank you for visiting (come often!) and for your own stimulating blog! Cheers and regards.

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  4. JosieHolford says:

    The GOP deny the science of climate change.
    The Dems deny the science of biological sex.

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