Today is November 1st. All too often, people rush to get into the Christmas spirit the day after Hallowe’en ends and spare little to no thought for the brave men and women who died so they could have the freedom to do such things. I’m participating in a challenge to share photos online in the spirit of remembrance as we head towards Remembrance Day. Today is an image involving poppies as they are one of the most iconic of war symbols.
I was very disturbed earlier this week when I saw someone on my Facebook feed suggesting war could be the way to handle issues when compromise doesn’t seem to be working. I don’t think some people truly understand the horrors that war brings and that we should avoid it at all costs. Too many lives are lost when killing becomes the only answer. I’ve noticed it’s people with no stakes, they aren’t soldiers and neither are their loved one, who are quick to decide this is the path to take. Who cares about a bunch of dead people that aren’t them, right?
Otherwise in the news today was Russia’s involvement in divid US citizens using social media. Groups run by them, such as ‘Heart of Texas’ and ‘United Muslims of America’ were used to incite citizens into violence though many attempts failed. Representatives from Google, Twitter, and Facebook got verbal spankings from many senators when they testified today. Several senators fear we are entering the age of cyberwar where Russia is deliberately sowing discord among US citizens in order to make the country easy to conquer. Not a bad strategy if that’s what the plan was.
Today also brought news that the unions and colleges are heading back to the table to restart negotiations. I’m feeling hopeful that a compromise can be reached and we can get back to being students again. One week off wouldn’t have been bad, but three weeks has been affecting everyone negatively.
Speaking of school, I’m hard at work on the documents for my feature film and it’s time to get back at them.
Guid cheerio the nou,