The world around us, since before Christmas, offers no pleasing distraction.
Days turn into weeks and nothing lifts the fugue. With the exception, perhaps, of the Fantasy Hollywod Industry.
More news than enough is negative. So much .... It would be hard to choose an issue.
Political pronouncements are fast and facile .
Floods,fires and landslides are sweeping people's lives away and millions are in retreat from man's inhumanity to man.
Even at the higher levels of our so-called civilization, no-one is secure from cruel injustice at the hands of others.
Laurie Miller comes to mind. A young woman of thirty-six who has had the misfortune of being Associate Chief of Staff In Premier Dalton McGuinty's office when he decided to cancel two gas generation plants on the eve of an election .The decision generated inappropriate spending of $1.2 billion dollars of public resources for purely political purpose.
Ms Miller is charged with Breach of Trust for destroying public records .A charge that could result in a
ten year jail sentence.
The Senior O.P.P. Officer, in making the announcement,volunteered the gratuitous information the investigation uncovered nothing to implicate Mr. McGuinty in wrong doing.
Since destruction of records appears to be a fact, guilt or innocence on the part of Mr. MCGuinty would obviously have been difficult to prove or disprove. One might even conclude ,destruction of the records would be for the purpose of destroying evidence in that specific regard.
But never mind. ... a Senior Officer, resplendent in uniform of the Ontario Provincial Police,conducting a formal media release ..... carries a level of gravitas that tends to obscure such pesky inconvenient details.
I have to read the reports for media reaction and further details.
The devastation of Laurie Miller's life hardly caught a ripple in the post -Christmas news.
I haven't had the stomach to delve into it yet.