Month: October 2015
I am angered and appalled on a daily basis by the lack of transparency and downright clandestine approach the government takes to matters of public interest. I list the particular subjects I refer to in increasing order of annoyance:
- The withholding of information on astronomical research and extra-terrestrial activity
- Threats (or lack of threats) to national security
- The black budget
- The domination of science, in particular medical research, nutrition and climate change
The situation is a model of today’s hierarchical approach to society and the inequality that exists. Who decided who should and shouldn’t have access to information about a world that we all share and we should all exist on as equals? And how do we know that this information is in the right hands? Surely someone who thinks themselves worthy of access to this kind of information and not others is definitely not worthy, and is not the kind of person to be trusted with it in the first place.
Yet again I plead for the truth, unbiased avenues for distributing the truth and more people to start seeking them!
I have been reflecting on the past few years and the struggles I have encountered. I have finally realised I have actually been through a lot, and I’ve coped better than I gave myself credit for. I have dealt with the several house moves, several relationship break-ups, money problems, mental and physical illness, the loss of baby and the death of three friends. I have been physically abused, threatened in my own home, made homeless and had a mental breakdown. Throughout this I have upheld a job, achieved a first class honours degree and I’m still alive, still have hope and have plans for a big change and a bright new future. When you see it all in black and white it puts some perspective on life.
I think it is important to reflect every now and then and give yourself a pat on the back. Life is tough, we deserve some recognition of our survival on this rollercoaster even if it is from ourselves!