Monday, October 09, 2006

Like a bad dream

For the last six months or so, I have this feeling that the world is going from bad to worse. Iran, Syria, North Korea, corruption, murder and all the other sick reports that I get to read, watch or listen, give me a surrealistic feeling. It reminds me of Saruman from "The Lord Of The Rings", how he watched dark future presented for him by Sauron in the palantir.

What is worse, it looks like very few in the world see the danger and where it comes from. This part scares me most. Using a different allegory, when playing the role of Cassandra, the only gratitude you can expect, are some poisonous snakes to bite you.

Don't you get this feeling sometimes, that this all is a bad dream and you just want to wake up?


Irina Tsukerman said...

I do, and that's why I prefer to think about global events in a detached way.

Deborah said...

I most certainly do. I get this surreal feeling when I read about the Holocaust (6 million!!!) and when I read about Iran moving closer to obtaining a nuclear bomb. What a scary world...

SnoopyTheGoon said...

I am not that impressed by (my own) bad feelings. There is always room for things to get worse, even when you think it can't possibly get there.

Cheer up, it will get worse, no doubt.

Woland said...

Irina, I try do so too, but sometimes it goes over my defences.

Deborah, it is.

Thanks for the encouragement, Snoop! :-D