ESCALATION IS NOT AN ESCALATOR

SHARE YOUR WORLD 7-20-2021

It’s still raining. These days, they no long announce when it will rain. They announce when it won’t rain and which days of the week you can plan to do something “outside,” like barbecue.

I hope all of this rain — and there is so much of it — is actually sinking into the aquifer. I sure do hope we don’t get the equivalent amount of snow in winter. We would be completely buried.

QUESTIONS:

Are justice and the law necessarily the same thing?

Apparently not. I don’t think I really need to explain it. The frequent murders of Black people for no real reason. That the courts don’t even try these officers. Most of them never go to trial, never stand in front of a judge. And how about all those cowards who attacked the Capital? Are they going to be in front of a judge and jury? Or will they all make little deals and get off essentially free?

Law is law and justice is something else. They have never been the same, but these days, there seems to be a wider gap than ever before.

Which kitchen appliance do you use every day?

The refrigerator.

What is one thing you’ll never do again?

Oh there are so many things. They aren’t things I won’t do again. More like things I can’t do again. I can’t ride and I can’t run. I can’t dive. I can’t perform on the piano. I’ll never swim from a beach on St. Maarten’s to a ship a mile from shore, then swim back again.

I’ll never go back to Europe because we’ll never have the money and even if we did, I can’t do that much walking.

I’m more inclined to think about what I can do and probably will do. The pictures I’ll take, the posts I will write. The friends we will visit and who may visit us. Maybe there will yet be some surprises.

What event escalated very quickly?

I’m not sure what this question means. What event? An event in which I was involved or something political? I’m not going to answer because I’m not sure what I’m supposed to say.

Maybe the answer is EVERYTHING. Life. Politics. Climate change. You name it and it has probably escalated. Whatever it is or was.



Categories: #SYW, Anecdote, climate change, justice, Law, Share My World

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6 replies

  1. Thanks, Marilyn for Sharing Your World! I think the ‘fridge” is a gimmee on that question, not to dismiss your answer. Refrigerator is the most popular answer hands down because everybody does use it every day. The electric kettle is a close second though, but only two people have mentioned coffee pots or coffee makers. Hmmm. 😉 I agree with your answer on justice. I have to wonder a little bit if that’s why so many people are so bitter these days. I think our generation and the ones before it were raised with a false expectation of automatically getting justice and we’ve been sorely disappointed. Good points you make! The escalation question was just what it looked like, something you were involved with or something you watched/saw that did that. I’ve had political answers ranging to some very individual experiences and they are all good! No wrong answers here!

    Have a somewhat drier week and send some of that rain westward. We could use it! 😉

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    • I was trying to think of any OTHER appliance I use every day and there were none. I don’t cook or bake daily. We don’t barbecue daily. I don’t use the mixer or really, anything else. I could say that we use the baking machine more often than any other item, but probably the stovetop is about equal with that. ONLY the fridge gets used every day. Oh, I forgot. The coffee machine. That’s almost daily.

      I think that too many people assume that courts dispense justice. They really don’t and never did. They usually (but not always) follow the law, but the law isn’t always just. They really ARE two different things. It’s like suing someone. You’ll get money (if you win) but you won’t get your good name back. People will continue to believe what they believe, even when it makes no sense.

      This business of the police just shooting Black people for being Black makes me sick. It has been going on forever and I remember lynchings and killings from when I was a child, but I believed at some point, we would be better and it would stop.

      It has not stopped. I think there’s good reason for bitterness. We are looking at a world where lying is “normal” and not being a corrupt criminal is something to praise. It isn’t supposed to be like this and I feel very let down. I’m sure many other people feel worse.

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  2. I didn’t even think about the fridge!

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  3. EVERYTHING SEEMS TO ESCALATE IN COSTS. ONLY MY LIMITED INCOME REMAINS THE SAME. SOMEHOW, THIS IS NOT GOING TO COME OUT EVEN.

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