Day Three of 3650-September 23, 2018
It’s still raining. Clouds have shut out the sun. Wish we had a similar means to shut up our loquacious leaders.
Life is not so tough for people who read fiction. There is another world waiting for us always to escape to. I truly live inside books and my television set. We book readers are Walter Mittys of the world. At present the book in my hand is The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. Earlier it was the Woman in the Window. These are all voyeuristic books and popular because we all love to gaze into other people’s lives. They are the modern versions of Hitchcock’s Rear Window. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rear_Window
Right now on television I am hooked to Six Feet Under, CNN’s alleged fake news together with the web news of the LA Times, New York Times and BBC. I also watch TV5Monde trying to improve my French of which I have 3 levels from Alliance Francaise. I watch French movies with English or French subtitles hoping some french will seep into my brain.
I don’t write about our government because the few times I have, I have received threatening phone calls. Ask any journalist freedom of the press is in an abyss. This is an outcome of lackey government spokespeople like Sarah Huckabee Sanders and others of my country whom I don’t have the guts to mention. This government will sink in the coming elections for precisely this high handedness in dealing with commentators and inquisitors. It does not appreciate feedback. Autocratic is my word for it. There are too many negative Yes Minister kinds thriving and abounding. The poor are unhappy claiming rising prices while the government claims inflation is at an historical low. It is very difficult to find the truth here.