A Vote for Sanity

On November 3, 2020, a supposedly democratic election will take place in the United States to determine who will become the next president. Not being a U.S. citizen, and deliberately choosing not to be plugged into mainstream media, I can only imagine the issues that will have been discussed. No doubt, there has been rhetoric galore–about taxation, health care, border safety, international trade, unemployement numbers, job creation, business incentives, and a whole lot of blah, blah, blah. Personally, I believe that there’s a much bigger issue to which the world and every last one of us should direct our attention: SANITY.

The main point of this article relates to the following question: Have all of us walked close enough to the edge of the flat earth yet? Watch out, ’cause if we continue on the path we’re walking, we’re gonna fall off! Edit alert: I take that back: “We’ve already stepped off, clutching our favourite designer masks, and we’re tumbling toward oblivion. As proven by our actions–think masks, plexiglass, sanitizer stations, six-foot rule (not 5’6″), one-way arrows, lockdowns, curfews, and more–we have demonstrated beyond a shadow of a doubt that humanity has gone STARK RAVING MAD. Think looney tunes, fruit loops, index finger moving up and down against pursed lips, hee-haw donkey waves with thumbs in ears. Press here to listen to what the human race currently sounds like (the first few seconds only). A green one-eyed alien sucking its thumb would look at our human behaviour and say, “You’re kidding, right?”

The current actions that are occurring in the world do not come close to approximately sanity. Think the following is a joke–nope: Truly, signs in place that indicate that a beach has not been sanitized? For real? “YUP!” Or people actually enraged because you have stepped a couple of feet into a grocery aisle against a one-way arrow? Again, “YUP!” Or, better yet, virtual kindergarten school? Yup!” This insanity is like watching persons place horseshit patties between two buns and then munching down every last morsel–while claiming that they’re good for you. They’re not. Such burgers are eaten by the insane.

This article may sound harsh, but sometimes the truth is harsh. Enough of this insanity! Think: What are we teaching our children? What kind of future do we wish them to inherit? Do we wish them to look back at us with any sense of pride or fondness–or hang their heads in shame and admit, “Yes, that’s how they taught us to live.” Tap, tap, tap, folks–time to awaken.

Dare to dream (and care for one another).

With heartfelt regards,


Copyright © – 2020–R. Arthur Russell

P.S. If you’d like to view my latest book (This Taste of Flesh and Bones–released September 8, 2020) please press here. Thanks for reading!

2 thoughts on “A Vote for Sanity

  1. Oh yes!!! There certainly does need to be a shift toward sanity. The play of energies on our planet right now IS creating a shift….it will lend itself to some awakening. I feel sure of that. In the meantime, I plan to avoid “those” burgers and create for myself a banquet feast of gratitude, compassion for humanity, connectedness with nature and all of her bounty, and above all love….for self and others. We are One and need not fear each other. Let us begin to see one another as such and lose the insanity.


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