Turning and Turning

The world just keeps turning. It’s amazing. The plum trees I planted from seed are bearing fruit this year. Not much but some. The Saskatoon shrubs also bore a good crop even though they are only knee-high. I have many Antonovka apple seedlings that have survived this horribly dry summer and my poor soil. I have a few chokecherries in two generations surviving and putting down deep roots. I have a decent harvest of onions imminent, peas happening and possibly some corn. It’s all good.

Then how do we have millions of people refusing to wear masks or take a vaccine against a lethal virus? It’s madness. How do we have millions supporting a losing con-artist like Trump? How do we have one of the oldest democracies trying to eliminate counting votes to determine elections? More madness. Why has Trump not been taken away in handcuffs yet? What is DOJ awaiting? The Second Coming? More madness. At least the wheels of justice are moving with Trumpists being arrested by the hundreds, Trump’s tax-returns freed from bureaucracy, indictments queueing up for his friends. 2021 could turn out to be a great year. It just needs to pick up more momentum.

Now, if only Canadians could find a political party with the guts to do the right thing with respect to firearms, fossil fuels, electric vehicles and planting millions more trees to make up for ones lost to urbanization etc.We have the Lieberals who want to ban all firearms, the PCs and Lieberals who want to promote Big Oil, forever. We have the NDP which used to have the interests of the working man in mind but now imitate the Lieberals. Then there are the Greens who think all firearms legislation needs to improve is to implement more regulations. They aren’t even aware of the mess in which current regulations and laws are. The Greens think policies are great if they are in writing without real plans to implement. That’s madness. No, Canadians with proper ideas need to take over these parties to get a government that works for all of us. Sigh. I guess the next generation will have to fix this mess. We old folks are tired and running out of ideas and energy to implement them. Politicians over 65 should retire and let good young people take over instead of forcing young people to take what politicians give them. It’s time.

TLW informs me I have enough trees. She might be right. When the ones I’ve planted are mature they will block out the sun and kill the weeds over a third of the yard. Must keep a few more seedlings going though in case of losses. It’s all good. 🙂

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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