V for Vanished

“Why just this year?” is my only comment to this proposal:

If I were an activist of any stripe, and someone who people actually listened to, instead of, you know, me … I’d put out a call to “cancel” Valentine’s Day this year.

Not for any reason about frustration with romantic love (though there is that, and I get tired of how V-Day is all about the romance, and so those of us who have none in our lives are left standing on the outside of the restaurant on a cold night, looking in at the happy couples eating good food in the warmth).

No. It’s because I see precious little love in the world: humanity, at least the US culture form of it I see, is becoming more separated and fractionated and I’ve said several times this week that maybe the future of humanity is for all of us to live solo, with as little contact with other humans as possible, because it seems we can’t do interpersonal stuff without it turning into either a fight or a virtue-signalling contest.

Nuke it from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure.

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  1. Holly H »

    10 February 2017 · 2:46 pm

    I agree with cancelling Valentines Day. Nobody needs all the pressure to spend money and make special gestures, and it makes the single folks feel bad for no good reason. Probably also makes unhappily-married folks miserable.

    But why throw out the baby with the bathwater? Love can be great. We just have to learn to be …almost… just as happy without it.

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