Daily Prompt: Arid times are coming

Hibiscus seeds pods

Yes that is me today, feeling listless, dry,  no  energy. There is no action around here. Like the seeds hanging on my hibiscus, left from the flowers of last year. Even the seeds have gone,  eaten by the birds throughout the Winter.

I could perhaps read the daily newspaper telling me what is happening in the world. What? No newspapers, not allowed, they have been banned. They are spreading fake news amongst the population and insulting innocent people by telling lies about them. What are we coming to in tnhis world? An honest person wanting to do good, trying to improve the quality of living is being ignored and insulted. So he has banned news, especially fake news, that is infiltrating our lives. It is unfair to target a respectable person that only wants the good for his own people and for others. What is this world coming to, if an honest person cannot try to do good and improve our living.

We must be careful today as not everyone means well with us. There are people just waiting for the chance to destroy your country, so keep them out. There is only one way to combat these evil people. Keep ahead, do not trust annyone, be the first and posses arms that are  bigger and better than those that the others have. If you do something, then do it properly – no half way house. I am becoming political – no, never, just repeating what Facebook is saying, after all, as I said, there are no more international newspapers.

In the meanwhile I will occupy myself with the Swiss news, we still have newspapers  in three different languages. There is also a fourth language, but not worth talking about as that is a minority, and the minorities have to look after themselves. Just taking a look at the most recent news from Switzerland (in english of course, english always first) I see that we have broken records with a brief Spring in Februaty. There will be a new secret weapon to protect our people, mountains, and cows – I read that the Swiss army want to recruit more women, the top comander of the Swiss army says it will be “beneficial” to the army. I have decided to volunteer, and do my part in keeping Switzerland first, or perhaps second, but most important, not last.

It seems that fitness classes will be organised to help female recruits build up muscle strength before being exposed to physically difficult tasks. This is what I need, instead of just sitting around writing blogs I can do something for my country. Mr. Swiss finds that I should forget it. He needs me to cook lunch and do the ironing. He bought me a washing machine so I do not have to wash anything by hand. He also volunteers to put new bed linen on the beds, to help build up his strength.

According to the army spokesman “our society is no longer used to marching from 6a to 11 pm”, although they are underestimating Mr. Swiss. He often takes a walk in the afternoon with his iPod in his ears. Not only physical but mental training.

Yes, we can do it, and how. Of course we will have to organise uniforms, and arm ourselves. I am not sure about rifles and women only have access to pistols, but there are always crossbows, as used by the Swiss heroes of earlier days. Yes, Viva William Tell, an example to all Swiss citizens all over the world.

Swiss National Day 1st August

Daily Prompt: Arid Times are coming

8 thoughts on “Daily Prompt: Arid times are coming

  1. It’s a harsh world i which we are living and I have an ugly feeling that it will become worse before it gets better. Garry reads ONLY the sports. We watch the very top of the news on TV and then, we are gone. While the political disasters continue to abound, the things we are doing to the earth are getting worse each day. There will come a time when most of this planet is uninhabitable. I plan to be gone by then.

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  2. What a timely post this is – we are SO TIRED and scared too about all those fake news and alternative facts – and our heart is bleeding for all our many American friends who ask us to pray for the country as they don’t see any longer how they can possibly continue….
    You know we often discuss if the Swiss are fully aware of the fact how very protected they are and how easily they may express their feelings, political colour and voice their opinions…. Like the ENglish too, they love to complain but are at the same time (quite rightly so) proud of their heritage. As people who have travelled and worked the world widely we become more and more convinced that it would be really good if we could return to our native country and sometimes I am deeply ashamed of how ‘narrow-minded and stubborn’ our fellow-citicens vote and how even in this blessed country hate enters the scene. It is a good thing that we carry peace in our hearts and try to do good, and not join the ranks of haters. And YES, why isn’t anybody learning from history? Why oh why?
    When in Switzerland for a visit, I try to buy the Sonntagszeitung; that gives me reading material for a long time and often it’s not a seasonal or actual theme I need to digest right away – and it makes me think of when I bought the Sunday Times or the Observer with reading material for several weeks – lol

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    • Switzerland is a small country, and their politics is a relatively small world. However, today I am so thankful for this small world. We have a direct democracy and everyone can make a decision. If they do it or not is up to them. I like to be up to date on what is happening. I have my own views on who should be in charge, but no-one in Switzerland can be the boss. We have a different president every year, our ministers take it in turn, and we have the magic formula of which party is supplying a minister, so it it democratic.
      OK, we have only about eight million population so it works. Of couse I get annoyed with various politicans and parties, and after seeing what has happed across the pond, I am reassured that what we are doing is the right thing.
      English politics are again something completely different, but I have not lived there for 50 years, so none of my business, thank goodness. However, I listen to LBC radio online regularly and can keep up with things.
      I do read what is being voted about, but let Mr. Swiss fill in the form for me, although I ask what he is filling in. If it is an issue which I feel strongly about, it might be I have a different opinion, but then I fill the form in. All we have to do is send it by post and the vote is cast.
      In a way the Trump idiot has done us a favour. We have a new word in the language “fake news” and it is really nothing new, but now we have a name for it.

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