Weary

by Richard on January 10, 2013

Virtual Methodist is tired

  • I’m tired of people in power laughing and joking over capping benefits for the poor, sneering at them as “shirkers” or “skivers” in contrast to “strivers”…
  • I’m tired of the wealthy bleating about losing child benefit, and fuel tax hikes that will make their gas-guzzling 4×4’s marginally more expensive to fill up…
  • I’m tired of an economic system that is based on greed and dissatisfaction… conspicuous consumption that is destroying the planet, impoverishing more and more people (while a few get richer), and causing profound depression among those who are never content…
  • I’m tired of a Christian sub-set of that system that has bought into it uncritically, and constantly seeks to sell me the next big spiritual breakthrough in a book/programme/speaker/event…

I know just what he means.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1

Kim 01.10.13 at 1:44 pm

Not too tired to be REALLY pissed off as well, I trust.

But yes (with Mrs. Virtual Methodist): “Winter under cultivation / Is as arable as Spring” (Emily Dickinson).

2

Richard 01.10.13 at 1:58 pm

That’s the danger, isn’t it — you get so tired, you neglect to get angry.

3

VM 01.11.13 at 12:41 am

Oh don’t worry… I do plenty of angry too… and more to the point try to do something with the anger other than let it bore a hole in my stomach!

4

Richard 01.11.13 at 7:19 am

I think we got that, David!

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