Veronica

Living In Darkness

  
By:  Veronica  •  Generic  •  2 months ago  •  32 comments

Living In Darkness
It has been rough

I have been away from here for a while.  When I did check in it was so disturbing I stayed only briefly.  I have found myself questioning on what is truly important as I watch women's rights get flushed and maniacs running for office.  And worst thing - people I thought were "normal" supporting these wackadoodles.  I just fell into a place where I couldn't deal with this.  I was actually wishing for horrible things to happen to members of our governing bodies.  We have a gubernatorial candidate that has stated the terminating of a pregnancy  to save the mother's life should be outlawed.  As if women's lives were expendable....  I just do not want to live in a country that thinks women are expendable, that we don't count.  

Reading comments here in regards to race has completely blown my mind.  I just don't get it and at this time I don't want or care to.  It is ridiculous that we as a nation and a site allow the blatant racism to stand.  I am not going to deal with it anymore.  I may stop in to the "Cats" and visit, but I am done commenting on any threads.  It is not worth the frustration and anger.  

Miss you guys!!!!

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Ender
Professor Principal
1  Ender    2 months ago

Miss you too. Stop on in and say hello every once in a while. Instead of making me worry...jrSmiley_82_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Veronica
Masters Expert
1.1  author  Veronica  replied to  Ender @1    2 months ago

I'm sorry you were worried.  I will be around the Cats more - things have settled down at work.

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
1.1.1  Ender  replied to  Veronica @1.1    2 months ago

Just glad you are doing good.  I don't blame you though. Too much from some people.

 
 
 
Veronica
Masters Expert
1.1.2  author  Veronica  replied to  Ender @1.1.1    2 months ago
Too much from some people.

And the same suspects, too.  

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
1.1.3  devangelical  replied to  Veronica @1.1    2 months ago
it was so disturbing I stayed only briefly

I hear you and the next 30 days will be brutal here, a new definition for the term "white noise". I also avoid a lot of the articles/seeds here now. you just need to find your happy place here. mine is the kitty group. there's probably 1 or 2 videos you'd like. as in life, it's best to stay out of places where rats fall from the ceiling, unless you've got a bat.

 
 
 
Veronica
Masters Expert
1.1.4  author  Veronica  replied to  devangelical @1.1.3    2 months ago
the next 30 days will be brutal here,

A good reason to stay away...who needs their racist, inane, senseless thoughts?  They never change and I do not want to deal with it any longer.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
1.1.5  Trout Giggles  replied to  Veronica @1.1.4    2 months ago

I've missed you very much. I just got back from my fall fishing trip. I don;t think I missed much while I was gone

 
 
 
Veronica
Masters Expert
1.1.6  author  Veronica  replied to  Trout Giggles @1.1.5    2 months ago

I have missed you as well....your quips always bring a smile to my face.

I truly do not think that there has been much to miss.  The usuals doing what they do.

 
 
 
charger 383
Professor Quiet
2  charger 383    2 months ago

I enjoy your posts and have learned from them

 
 
 
Veronica
Masters Expert
2.1  author  Veronica  replied to  charger 383 @2    2 months ago

I am glad you do.  I will be writing a Samhain post in a week or two.

 
 
 
afrayedknot
Freshman Quiet
2.1.1  afrayedknot  replied to  Veronica @2.1    2 months ago

Looking forward to it.

Yours is always a voice that is calm and thoughtful and reverential …something I and all others should emulate.

Peace, sister, as always. 

 
 
 
pat wilson
Professor Guide
3  pat wilson    2 months ago

Glad to see you, I was wondering how you were doing. Then when the Autumn Equinox came and went without your content I was a bit worried.

 
 
 
Veronica
Masters Expert
3.1  author  Veronica  replied to  pat wilson @3    2 months ago

Mabon was really tough this year.  Work has been difficult and the celebration for me fell flat.  But I promise you a great Samhain post.

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
4  Kavika     2 months ago

Boozhoo, Veronica (greetings)

Good to see you again. Can't argue with you post it true as a country and this site.

Stop on by more often if it is to say Boozhoo.

 
 
 
Veronica
Masters Expert
4.1  author  Veronica  replied to  Kavika @4    2 months ago

You will know I have been here - I will vote up your articles....just check the thumbs up.

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
4.1.1  Kavika   replied to  Veronica @4.1    2 months ago

Thanks and there are 3 active ones right now

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
Professor Principal
5  sandy-2021492    2 months ago

It's good to have you here, on whatever terms you choose to visit us, Veronica.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
6  Buzz of the Orient    2 months ago

Veronica, I'm happy that you've started doing my movie quizzes again - you were missed.  I agree absolutely with your article above, but I'll stay put and do my best to counter the a******* even if I'm harassed for trying.  If the good guys leave the site it will ruin all that Perrie has put into it. 

 
 
 
Veronica
Masters Expert
6.1  author  Veronica  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @6    2 months ago

I really enjoy the movie quizzes and very thankful you keep doing them.  It is a fun break from the brutal reality that is my life right now.

BTW - I am not planning on leaving NT.  Just going to be more picky on what I read here.

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
7  JBB    2 months ago

It is good to hear from you and you are correct...

The good news is, real life people are not so bad.

 
 
 
Veronica
Masters Expert
7.1  author  Veronica  replied to  JBB @7    2 months ago

You are correct.  Most people I run in to are not so racist and bull headed as those that hide behind their keyboard.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
8  JohnRussell    2 months ago

As a nation, we are in the middle of something. We have to find the inner fortitude to see it through til the end. America will never be able to go back to normalcy until Trumpism is dead and buried. 

It is sad that that is the case, but it is the case. 

Nice to see you on NT again Veronica. 

 
 
 
Veronica
Masters Expert
8.1  author  Veronica  replied to  JohnRussell @8    2 months ago

We are in the middle of something, but fighting with people on a site where the posters can be strictly agitators has lost its shine for me.  I face a lot ever day and for the most part people F2F are not as aggressive in my life.  And I do what I can to enlighten and learn from others.  Too much aggression only frustrates me and makes me someone I do not like.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
8.1.1  JohnRussell  replied to  Veronica @8.1    2 months ago

Of course everyone does not want to fight, and that is fine. 

But a fight is necessary right now for those who are willing. Trumpism will not go away by itself , although as a bad dream we would be justified in hoping it would. 

I used to think that terrible things like authoritarianism and dystopia could never happen in the US because, well, we are America. The best. But I no longer believe that way because there are too many people in this country now who are unmoored from reality, not in their own everyday lives maybe, but definitely in public activities such as voting and commenting on political issues. The leader of one of the only two major political parties in America is a cult leader. He literally seems like a character from a fantastical sort of political horror movie. 

I am more afraid of apathy, which is fairly rampant right now, than I am of "fighting". 

 
 
 
Veronica
Masters Expert
8.1.2  author  Veronica  replied to  JohnRussell @8.1.1    2 months ago

I am not going to get in a "slap fight" with you about who is doing more and who is apathetic.  If you think that your scathing comments to those on the right are doing any good and changing people's minds or stances  then by all means continue making them.  As for me - I will not join if the fuck fest that is swirling on certain articles and save myself some grief and frustration.  I prefer to discuss things with non trollish people.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
8.1.3  devangelical  replied to  Veronica @8.1.2    2 months ago

ignore him, his comments, his groups...

 
 
 
Veronica
Masters Expert
8.1.4  author  Veronica  replied to  devangelical @8.1.3    2 months ago

Good advice.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Guide
9  Raven Wing    2 months ago

Hi Veronica! So good to hear from you again. I totally understand your feelings regarding those here on NT whose only intention in even being here is to do their best to destroy this forum like they did NV. But, as long as there are some of us who will not succumb to their hateful and rhetoric NT can still go on. 

Hope to see you in the Cat Adorers group. Dev is doing a great job, and makes it a fun place to visit. 

 
 
 
Veronica
Masters Expert
9.1  author  Veronica  replied to  Raven Wing @9    2 months ago

I think the Cat groups are the place to be...

 
 
 
Hallux
Junior Principal
10  Hallux    2 months ago

Vera icon ...

 
 
 
Revillug
Freshman Guide
11  Revillug    one month ago

Will miss you Veronica.

(You were the only NT member to come visit me over at "The Gun Stalkers.")

 
 
 
Revillug
Freshman Guide
12  Revillug    one month ago

At some point, everyone who isn't a gleeful racist is going to have to ask themselves what they are still doing messing around in this shrinking puddle of (mostly) hate speech.

There aren't that many regular users left. If you are anything resembling a normal person, and you take an unfiltered look at this site, it is like going for a ride though a right wing fun house. It is like a season of "American Horror Story: Chat Room."

Part of it comes from how this site was founded as a sort of penal colony for Newsvine users who were given the boot for CoH violations, or otherwise mostly muted over there.

Another part of it comes from this surprising detail:

Which countries does Thenewstalkers.com receive most of its visitors from?

• Thenewstalkers.com is mostly visited by people located in United States, Russian Federation .
That's right. As small as this site is, Russia still manages to find time for it. 
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