Facebook and Twitter

Social media? The two main offenders are Facebook and Twitter (and all the other ones!).

I wouldn’t put my name on any of them. I’ve tried Twitter to promote my books and got off 6 weeks later. They are a devastation of personality and whimsical consideration. They should be stepped on from a bloody great height! Otherwise we will be turned into a nation of half-brained automatons. 

The human condition!

I’ve come to the conclusion that we are all living in a crazy world – nothing new here then! We spend our time worrying about our health, money and children that are the forefront of a new beginning. We are living in a press button world which is at a point of happy deliverance and no care for what is. Happy days!

I look at the front page of a TV magazine and see nothing but the latest instalment of a soap opera machine. It’s all so deliberate – that’s not to mention all the adverts that crash into our eyes with an intent that is profound.

I walk around the place and see nothing but tattooed bodies, much beloved eye brows and a sincere attempt to displace what is naturally ours. We have become automatons without the legs or arms to renew the possibilities of what is ours.

It is depressing.

The graduation percentage years ago was 8%, now it is 50%. The Universities are asked to dispose these ridiculous course subjects – all for money no less. Not to mention the student loan average, I received nothing before anyone starts! We are creating a nation of dimwits without even realising it. A high percentage of ‘A’s’ and ‘A’ stars at ‘A’ Level is the blunt course of it – an ‘A’ level these days is the equivalent of an old low grade ‘O’ level, whichever you way you slice it. Our young are being cheated but what the hell, it’s all upwardly mobile and the intelligentsia are getting stronger by the day!

Put all this together and you have the internet malfeasance with is contribution to this collection of advertised bliss. Fake news, social media etc and a constant attempt to harm our deepest sympathetic inclinations is what the world is all about. Oh hail the internet! We live our lives by it.

This is the beginning of a new world order, the internet is God and he will shine his light on all who obey his will. Look out people, brace yourselves for a new beginning! Dementia is upon us but don’t worry, the internet will sort it all out!

Marriage?

What is this thing called ‘marriage’? Is it an LGBT thing (that’s Lesbian, Gay etc in case any of you are not up to modern parlance – I had to look this up!), is it a multifarious thing or is it a union between two people? I haven’t the faintest idea what it is anymore. There is confusion on the websites and unerring complexity wherever one looks. Two women and two men getting married and the other day a Court allowed a man and a women to have a civil partnership!

Where’s it all going I ask myself?

I’m on the sequel now (that’s the second marriage) and don’t know whether I should be looking for a third, but there we are. Let the Matron see this and my life would be hell! Not really, but you get my drift. And what about equality for men, we hear enough about equality for women, don’t we? How about equal standing in a marriage? I know I’m nagged regularly about the bins being left out, about not eating enough vegetables and so on. The nagging never stops and here’s the worse, I’m standing there looking bored to tears while the Matron carries on deliberating with another woman about the state of so and so’s marriage. Heaven help us!

And I’m on the second run as it were, you would have thought I’d have learnt enough on the first debacle! I’m like a lot of men – we never learn. I threaten divorce on a daily basis but the Matron takes no notice, all is well that ends well I suppose.

These days I don’t know about marriage. Years ago it all used to be so simple. Not anymore. Like life generally, it’s all become so complicated. Chat up lines have gone for a burton. Just click- click and you have all you need to know at the outset. Whatever happened to dating, one might well ask?

Why bother getting married? Well, the reason is simple enough. Love and that’s all there is to it.

All in all my marriage ticks along in a fair enough state (probably because we’re just too old to do anything about it!), albeit that we both fight like hell on a daily basis but that’s marriage for you – in all its glory!