Sunday, 1 October 2017

Days of 'Whatever'

A couple of months ago, I got all interested in Evergreen College (public college in Washington state) and their various issues with out-of-control students.  I've essayed two or three pieces on the college and their woes.

Yesterday, I sat and read over two particular days of each calendar year that the college seems to recognize in some fashion.

There is the Day of Absence...which is recognized as a local community day for discussing and getting hyped-up about 'identity groups'. Naturally, if you were aren't among the 'identity groups'.

You can join up with various groups....just to mostly sit around and talk....excessively from what I can figure.  All of this is supposed to lead in some way to anti-racism.  The evidence of such?'s best not to ask for facts or evidence.

The second day in question is the Day of Presence.  This one is interpreted in various ways by different people.  It's mostly the day after the Day of Absence discussions and supposed to be when students show 'strength' and 'power'....although again, it's best not to ask how or why, nor should you suggest any debate over the topics.

After some reflection, I came to ponder this idea...that this college needs a full calendar of days to think, discuss and reflect a lot of things.

They need a day of pestilence (to reflect upon disease), a day of Apocalypse (to reflect upon coming evil times), a day of Anhedonia (to reflect upon the lack of pleasure), a day of gluttony (to reflect upon over-eating), a day of fragility (to reflect upon the chaotic times upon us), and even a day of fatuousness (to reflect upon the sad state of stupidity in the world today).

There's probably over 250 days required for folks.  You could have a day of harvest (to reflect upon the hard work of farmers), a day of asininity (to reflect upon craziness around us), a day of indomitable (to reflect upon stoic nature), and perhaps even a day of beer (to reflect the essence and wonder of beer). 

Banana Republic Mayor

I sat and watched some CNN piece yesterday.  The San Juan mayor in some critical talk...hyping up the hurricane mess and that the President was not doing anything to help the poor Puerto Rican folks.

Folks were out of water.  Folks were starving.

The problem is....I noticed this rather quickly....she's standing in front of tons and tons of food and water.  Image-wise, in about twenty seconds, she made her entire statement a 'joke'.

If she had made the statement against a brickwall, or standing by some might have made sense.  But once you stood in front of pallets of food/water, and you said that stuff wasn't getting to was a 'joke'.

What's happening in Puerto Rico?  Tons of supplies sit at the port.  Around 20-percent of the drivers necessary to deliver their job.  The rest are union-drivers and hyped to make some kind of negotiation angle and stalling on showing up to deliver the goods.

The US Teamster's Union?  They are recruiting and preparing to send down drivers to drive the trucks. What will happen if they attempt to drive the vehicles?  I'm guessing there's going to be trouble, and you will end up with a armed US National Guard convey team to escort every single truck.  That image will be another negative one for the isle.

So you have to wonder....why would any idiot want to stay on an island like corrupt, and so screwed up?