Every time I turn on the television I grow more disillusioned. Being from the Philadelphia area, the local news has continual updates on the Kermit Gosnell abortion murder trial. Murder, late term and live abortions, fetus’s found in boxes, this case has it all. There was a commercial break today during a non news show that started with “a woman who claims she was instructed to snip the spinal cords of fetus’s born alive…..” I changed the channel.
A few short weeks ago it seemed that we were being prepared for imminent war with North Korea. A daily barrage of missile launch warnings and dictator rants. Now that seems to be replaced with the Syrian war drums.
Terrorist attacks in Boston, Swat teams searching private homes, a totally, broken, dysfunctional and honestly in my opinion corrupt Washington all adds to the weight we all already carry with our own personnel lives and issues.
SO what is one to do? Well of course turning off the TV is an option but for a lover of the boob tube like myself that is not a feasible option. Instead I have discovered a loved for Netflix streaming. Who knew all of the gems that were on the air in early 2000. Alias and In Plain Sight or some still on the air that I had never seen like Numbers or Psych. We have seen many of the family movies available and Madison has fallen in love with HR Puff and Stuff.
I am sure to some making the conscious decision to tune out for a while is not smart. To others things that I have mentioned in this post are new to them which could explain why our system is so broken. To me it is a must, my brain can only handle so much bad news and lately that is all there has been. In the greater scheme of addictions, well it could be far worse!