With Egg on my Face

I sit before this electronic piece of equipment that is my doorway to the greater world, with egg on my face….

Meaning : ‘To have/caught with egg on your face‘ means to be made to look foolish or to be embarrassed. Origin: “Random House Dictionary of American Slang, Vol. 1, A-G” by J.E. Lighter (Random House, New York, 1994): “have egg on (one’s) face — to look foolish or be embarrassed. https://www.quora.com/What-does-caught-with-egg-on-your-face-mean-and-what-is-its-…

It’s an old idiom, so there’s what it means. Yep, I’m embarrassed for several reasons. One, because I unwittingly let myself get caught in the ongoing hooha I was disparaging in my oh so acerbic opines, and two because the more I felt around inside about this issue, the more I understood it as a lesson in being kind, and collecting all the data I could before I did opine and make an ass of myself. Literally. Lastly, it was a kick in my morally oh so righteous ass that askes ‘Since when did you walk a mile in their shoes?’

So, I’m gonna dust myself off, get up, try again with maybe a little more empathy in my heart aaaand, opine again. This kind of character bashing used to be called slander and defamation of character and back before the internet when we used to have to print stuff like this on paper to make a point, could get you thrown in jail for it. It is one thing to report a verified fact, and another just to give your opinions.

I am guilty of having a bad attitude, justifiable or not to pin it on anyone else as their fault is really immature. I’m 65 – I should know better. Really. I am guilty of listening to others without doing the research – which in this case would have saved my sorry ass from looking like a sorry ass – and forming an opinion on yet another opinion. Just shoot me now. (I suppose this stems from being angry at others for doing it and thusly having the karmic pleasure of doing it myself so I could understand why… ahem)

Here’s the thing. We all complain about what a mess this field is from the half-truths linked to the truth, from the outright dis-information to the lies being almost indistinguishable from the truth.

true /tro͞o/

in accordance with fact or reality.

rightly or strictly so called; genuine.

said when conceding a point in argument or discussion.
accurate or exact.

(interestingly this was an old German word for truce )

We all know about the ‘Truth Embargo’, we all know we have been lied to officially.

So really the only truth we have is that we have been told untruth for the last 80 years.

So you see, how all of us can get testy. Just a bit… the whole game has been crafted so well, and is so insidious, that we are all ( I was going to say a bit, but this qualifies for full frontal) paranoid.

For What It Is Worth

Buffalo Springfield

There’s something happening here

What it is ain’t exactly clear

There’s a man with a gun over there

Telling me I got to beware

I think it’s time we stop, children, what’s that sound

Everybody look what’s going down

There’s battle lines being drawn

Nobody’s right if everybody’s wrong

Young people speaking their minds

Getting so much resistance from behind

It’s time we stop, hey, what’s that sound

Everybody look what’s going down

What a field-day for the heat

A thousand people in the street

Singing songs and carrying signs

Mostly say, hooray for our side

It’s s time we stop, hey, what’s that sound

Everybody look what’s going down

Paranoia strikes deep

Into your life it will creep

It starts when you’re always afraid

You step out of line, the man come and take you away

We better stop, hey, what’s that sound

Everybody look what’s going down

Stop, hey, what’s that sound

Everybody look what’s going down

Stop, now, what’s that sound

Everybody look what’s going down

Stop, children, what’s that sound

Everybody look what’s going down

Songwriters: Stephen Stills

For What It Is Worth lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc

So here we are. In the mist of another revolution, one not so fun as the sixties and way more important. What are we going to do about it? How are we going to handle it? What kind of example will we set for those who will see this as it transforms the world we live in. We need to get better at this. We really do.

I really do.

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