And the world keeps turning

Demagogues survive politically by fostering hatred, especially against minorities. They try to divide people up by their religion, country of origin or the color of their skin…. Love and compassion trumps [sic] hatred and intolerance.

US Senator, Bernie Sanders

My wife has breast cancer at the age of 36; and the world keeps turning.

A beautiful person I worked with as a junior doctor was killed by a car two days ago in London; and the world keeps turning.

A tennis partner’s three children were killed in a plane crash ten years ago; and the world keeps turning.

Venus Williams was likened to a ‘gorilla…charging’ on ESPN, and someone at my local tennis club called Serena Williams a ‘silverback’ and complained that ‘they’ can call each other ‘n****r’, but if ‘we’ do it ‘we’re in big trouble’; and the world keeps turning.

Thousands of people seeking safety and a new life are incarcerated on two islands north of Australia; and the world keeps turning.

Aboriginal people were counted along with livestock up until a few decades ago; and the world keeps turning.

Children sleep homeless and exposed in Aleppo; and the world keeps turning.

Millions of Jews, homosexuals, the physically and mentally disabled, and immigrants were killed in the 1940s; and the world keeps turning.

Wars were started based on false intelligence and fear of the Other; and the world keeps turning.

Over a million and a half people have been shot by firearms in the US in the last forty years, whilst five have been killed by immigrants seeking asylum, but asylum seekers are banned rather than guns; and the world keeps turning.

A reality TV star, billionaire property tycoon with a personality disorder, who joked about fucking married women with phony tits and grabbing their pussies, and a gift for rhetoric now leads the world’s largest economy; and the world keeps turning.

Millionaires and billionaires lead many developed countries around the world, including Australia and the US, as this is a marker of the ultimate success; and the world keeps turning.

Let’s not let the world’s turning  be a sign that something is acceptable.

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Author: smenelaws

Husband, father, friend, vicarious cancer sufferer, doctor, amateur yogi.

1 thought on “And the world keeps turning”

  1. I get lost in these kind of thoughts sometimes. Beautifully put. I need to remember your last line

    “Let’s not let the world’s turning be a sign that something is acceptable.” more often. Thanks

    Liked by 1 person

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