Just keep swimming.

Dory, voiced by Ellen DeGeneres, said “Just keep swimming,” during Finding Nemo. It’s pretty good advice for the times that we are living through right now. I remember the drama of the 1960’s and 1970’s and I really didn’t know enough in elementary school to understand or evaluate the talking points having to do with counter culture and the Vietnam War. So I just went to school and tried to keep learning what I could. I planned to have a life where I could make valuable contributions and try out my best good choices. Like everyone else, I tried my best and had to wait and see for myself what would happen. I eventually learned more about history. It has seemed to me that American life went through a radical change after the Second World War. WWII is directly linked to our troubles today.

Why would I say that? I say that because WWII ended with nuclear weaponry which provided an argument that said the United States couldn’t be safe inside its own borders because nuclear bombs could obliterate us at any time. The kind of defense that planners imagined after WWII involved secret actions and secret budgets that have now led to crimes that are indefensible if you believe that the DoD is responsible for covid vaccine deployment across the world. I’ve read stories about that on Kustler.com and Solari.com. I’ve been reading that the Department of Defense injected people with a bioweapon and used the NIH and CDC to sell it by lying about safety and efficacy. How crazy is that?

And you know what? I don’t know if it’s even true that digital communications have led to a realignment of strategic forces against everyday people. Even if it has, I think that we should all just keep swimming.

No matter what narratives that you are listening to or watching on-line, you can set it all aside and just keep swimming. There’s no way to know yet how these events will play out or what is exactly true. People are usually confused about current events because of the many different stories that circulate, the many different parties that care and want to win through in spite of others or with others and because we are always discracted by our own concerns. Every part of the action is still in play and there’s no way to know what will happen in the end. Say prayers and hope for better times.

Even if these narratives and stories make you feel that powerful forces are plotting against you, open your lungs, breathe the fresh air and just keep swimming. Get out of the pool (which Dory could never do) and continue building your world in the ordinary ways that people do that. Put in a garden and grow some vegetables. If you don’t have room for a garden get some pots and plant some tomatoes. Plant some fruit trees. The smallest dwarf fruit trees can grow in a pot. Learn to sew. Repair your worn clothing; sew a button back on, darn your socks or long underwear. Practice some carpentry. Build those shelves, refinish your old hutch. Research and find out what you need to do to stay healthy. Even vaccine injured people can do something to improve their health. Write in a journal how this time feels to others and write down how you feel. Get dressed, clean up, create some good times, do some work. Go to work. Read a joke so you can tell it to someone else. Laugh a little. Cook delicious whole foods with good ingredients. Bake cookies. Exercise. Plan to make your life a little better everyday. Keep going on with life whether it’s raising your kids or helping your neighbor.

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