First light, 5:58 AM, Mountain Standard Time in Newcastle, Wyoming. The sky is clear to the East, and the temperature is a balmy 22 degrees. The usual early February warming spell so frustrating to gardeners and others who just want spring to get here, but know that we’re only half way through winter.
An almost full moon soars toward the west, and it takes a practiced eye to see the sliver missing this morning. Little by little, the glowing silver and white disk will be replaced with more slivers of darkness until it vanishes – as it does each month – to reappear again when the dark slices disappear one by one, as they always do.
And so it goes also with the endless political cycles, regardless of all the “end of the world” weeping and whining by those with a vested interest in keeping their particular slice of the darkness enshrined permanently. Which, of course, is just not ever going to happen. But ignoring the light, they work tirelessly to hang onto their sliver of the evil darkness, hugged to their breasts in ecstasy because control of other people and their property is their highest goal. And they’ll fight each other to the death over which slice of evil will control the rest!
What an incredibly horrific waste of human potential, and just about everything else. Unfortunately, the will and even desire to destroy anything and everything for this evil goal is not only found among the so-called leaders and politicians, of course. There is an element in every city, town and wide spot in the road, which gathers itself into “governments” of one kind or another, with the absolute purpose of controlling the lives and property of all those it can claw into it’s power. And the majority of those in its clutches actually approve, more or less, at least when it isn’t their own lives and property confiscated or destroyed. But by then it’s usually too late for THEM, and the rest of the controllers manage to justify it or ignore it.
There’s always free cheese in the mousetrap.