I’m Wrong!!! 2018-64

I’m Wrong!!!!   2018-64

I was writing a blog or a post to publish and I realized something. What I was stating, made sense, but had no meaning to some of those who would read it; I think!

What I was writing had a message to any that took the time to read it. The post had some flaws to it. It was TOO long, TOO intense, TOO serious, and perhaps just TOO everything.  SO, I’m Wrong!!!!!

Maybe a few or select group of people would get something out of it and appreciate what I wrote. I believe, just now, that the world likes bullet points and not TOO many words of discourse to ponder or contemplate. My fault.

My PC counts words in a document like most PC’s do, and I try to keep the total number of words between 500 and 800 words to a post.  Now, I think that is TOO much for today’s reader to struggle through. My fault.

Another thought.  My posts have NO pictures, none, just words. The saying that a picture is worth a thousand words or 500 or 800 and does not make anyone think about anything; just laugh, giggle, and might require a “Oh Gee, how nice” comment makes me realize that using just words might require an actual thinking process comes to mind.

A good or great indicator that I am correct is the lack of anyone telling me that I am wrong in the subject that I am writing about. So, the realization that I may be making sense to a subject is lost.

Maybe I should include some words like the F-Bomb or use other vulgarity that is spicy to entice those that could care less about the subject at hand to get interested in what I write. Hmmmmmmmm!

Nah, NOT going to happen. Why!? Because, just like Rhett said in the movie “Gone with the Wind”, “Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn.”   I succeed in accomplishing my main goal in writing my blog or posting on FB. What is that?

Well, out of my infernal brain, my posts explode and onto paper, or on the PC, and now they can be forgotten; gone forever from my mind and onto the ethernet, where they can lie at peace.

Release, release, now free, not to torment my inner self anymore.

Peace Finally,                                                                                                                     397 Words Total

Den Betts             Email: bettsden@gmail.com    Blog: thebettsden.com

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Hope? 2018-63

I am NOT that naïve that I feel all is lost in the world today. I do feel that as a species, living and breathing and being the most supreme (?) being, we have the capability to make things correct. Whether or not this is true or just a pipe dream will be the final fact to be seen as true or not…..

Hope?   2018-63

Is there hope – that the world will wake up

To a common goal of the survival of mankind?

That future generations will be able to breath,

To eat, to drink of natures plentiful bounty?

 

Is there hope- that the inhabitants of the world

Will lean to live in peace with one another?

Co-existing with mutual respect of each other

Realizing each has rights to separate individuality?

 

Is there hope- that the hunger, the health, the overall

Needs of those of the world will be acknowledged?

To have action instead of promises, to have results

Instead of delays, to give hope instead of despair?

 

Den Betts    Email: bettsden@gmail.com

Blog:   thebettsden.com

Regression 2018-62

I will relate this now, not for me from before, but for anyone experiencing things that they want NOT to return, but instead, STAY AWAY from being in their minds or lives. Sometimes, if not many times, we want the past to remain the past and not come to the present, ever again. This could be a remembrance or something of an occurrence that is just too hard to envision again.  So be it!

Regression  2018-62

 

Going back in time, in

thoughts, words and deeds

To the beginning – not now

when things were or had begun

Mood swings revisited, with

feelings laid bare, Expressions

of the mind of the past, welling

to the forefront, high.

Depression returned to visit once

again-  not a friend

The hills and valleys of life’s

roller coaster ride continues

Tomorrow – a hope that the rise

will begin, away from the

regression once again…

Den Betts    bettsden@gmail.com    Blog: thebettsden.com

The Art of the Lies 2018-61

The Art of the Lies 2018-61

The first thing to know is this: Lies made by someone are intentional. They are meant to deceive, distract, create discord and, in the process, they create disillusionment, divisiveness and are destructive in nature, in the whole. Falsehood statements are the state of being untrue and could be unintentional in nature, but still, they constitute a lie.

To lie, is to speak or write an untruth. This means you are communicating something that is wrong or incorrect; simple as that. There are many reasons that some people do this. It is done to sway the opinion of others, such as a base of followers.

There is nothing honorable about this action of wrong doing. Lies are easily found out in time and will show the truth as facts and not made up stories or statements. When someone is found to have committed a lie, NORMAL people will lessen their respect for the liar.

And, from that lying statement to any future pronouncements, the question will always be made, is that person lying again?  Can we trust anymore, what is said or written by that person?  It takes time to garner something else; RESPECT, which is earned and not a given in life. Once respect is lost it is so, so, so difficult to be attained again in life. 

I would imagine that to be caught in a lie would be embarrassing to that person. Unless, lying is a part of that person’s makeup and way of life itself. Then there are no such feelings of having remorse of being found out for what you are a liar in life.

It could be that the “Art of the Deal”, involves having “The Art of the Lies” as a norm in life and that person would think it is all right to do this, without any compunction.

Now the other side:

What does lying by a leader mean to the world, the U.S. and citizen today?

I would think that distrust would be a large factor. How can other world leaders believe what a leader states as policy and wonder if it is a true decision of policy? How can those in the U.S. decide on what to think about what they hear is actual which is based on a Fox News report that is based on lies? How can a common citizen make decisions themselves, that are predicated by lies by a leader who thinks lying is normal in everyday life?

If we are in denial, we would have no problem with going about life in a fog of deceit! We would accept the lies as truth and call factual news outlets as being “fake” news in their reports. We would become “lemmings” and follow others in a way of refuting facts and accepting unreality.  

We could look in a mirror and eventually curse ourselves for allowing lies to control our lives. The basis of accepting lies as lies is hard to do for some, but the truth is; it is needed. If this is hard or difficult to do or worse, impossible to do, that is sad.

The choice is ours!   So be it…

Peace,

Den Betts

Alone 2018-59

Alone 2018-59
So I started. What? Well, I began to think about what was going on around me, away from me, and, within me. What did I realize? I am basically alone, even if married to a wonderful person. I am still myself, even though I am near somebody; I am alone, even when (of course) I am not near anyone, and my Self is by itself within me.

What! How can this be? What does it mean? How will I accept this statement? Again, what does it mean?

I am an individual and nobody, no one, no anything can change that fact. We are ALL like islands in the ocean, separate, but part of the whole, way down below. Our base roots go further than what we see on the surface above. We are grounded as part of the big picture of life. We cannot change that; a fact..

We like to think that our existence is part of the larger in life, but we are still just, a separate organism or form of life composed of mutually interdependent parts that maintain vital processes. These have properties and functions determined, not only by the properties and relations of its individual parts, but by the character of the whole, that they compose and by the relations of the parts to the whole. Whew!!

We are NOT stuck to one another. We have separate ways of life, but still interact with others, to a degree. God gave us free will to do as we desire with our actions causing repercussions and consequences.

We have brains to think things out, to rationalize, to vocalize, to act out and, at the same time, NOT do any of those things. We have choices, we can make decisions, or we can vegetate and do nothing in a dull, inactive, idle, unchallenging way.

But in the end, we ARE alone. We have a final journey to make at some time, that will be, ours to own and it will be what we make it then, by what we do now in this lifetime. I do not KNOW what will be then, but I have some insight to a degree.

I remain, basically alone, but with people that love me and whom I love. These are my family, my friends, my neighbors, and, well, most people. They have their moments of aloneness, that they must cope with and I wish them well. I will survive, and I will do so, hopefully, to live again in an environment that will be something to experience beyond belief.

Peace be with you,

Den Betts                 Email: bettsden@gmail.com           Blog: thebettsden.com

The U.S. – a NATION OF COWARDS 2018-58

The U.S. – a NATION OF COWARDS 2018-58
We in the United States, are a nation of cowards!! This includes me, you and anyone reading this message of despair in the U.S. if you read and only complain, and do nothing.

This includes the so-called leaders of our country, which includes the President down to the county office politicians, where we live.

We allowed the current top leader in the U.S., to be elected by default. This was enabled by non-voters of each party, the votes by the “base” that are still mind controlled by him, and normal people with hyped expectations. If you did not vote for “him”, that is a plus.

Our politicians have no guts and allow the pro-terrorist group called the NRA to bring them into submission with payoffs as bribes to follow their wishes.

We continue to allow the weapons of war to kill innocent people across America. We have politicians, paid by the NRA, to promote their wishes of using killing weapons on our people, and WE DO NOTHING!

I name, Republican Senator Rob Portman of Ohio, one of my Senators, who is a coward, being bribed by the NRA for doing NOTHING regarding the gun issue. I do not know about my Congressman Dave Joyce, if he is a paid NRA participant, but if he is paid, he is a coward also. Many others in America belong to this group of cowards, that say much, but do NOTHING!!!

The killing today of 10 students in Texas is another example of our do-nothing country citizens and poor politicians. We the people, are guilty of their deaths, just like the 17-year-old shooter in Santa Fe, TX. We allow our country to be ruled by the NRA and with a President, who was paid also, and, as a lying SOB, who leads those in control of Congress to just ignore what can be changed.

A Nation of Cowards we all are, for we are ALL complacent and complicit in these horrible actions. I am ashamed of myself, and of others that just say much, but do little regarding this issue. I applaud the students of Parkland, Florida who are outspoken about this and they are heroes in my mind.

Den Betts email: bettsden@gmail.com Blog: thebettsden.com

NOT approved for publishing by my Editor, as it is deemed “too reactionary”!

Joys of Pain 2018-57

I remember a TV show, movie, or book where the man was, I think, a special forces soldier who was wounded/ hurt and he said, “Pain lets you know you are alive”.  I believe this is where this came from. I think now that that was, somewhat, BS, but it has a point to it here.

Joys of Pain  2018-57

Pain is not a joy of life

but instead a joy of knowing;

 

Knowing where the hurt

is located and finding it

 

Realizing where the

mind needs fulfilling

 

Seeing where the spot

needs fixed or repaired

 

Feeling where the heart

needs comfort with care

 

But most of all, the joy of pain

allows us to know we are living.

 

Den Betts     email: bettsden@gmail.com

Blog: thebettsden.com