Opinion by John Caynon

The opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the Litchfield Mirror, LCTV, LCM, the Town of Litchfield or it’s elected officials.

There are a lot of things going on.  There are battles between the Israeli’s and Palestinians, that now appears to be a cease fire, and people who normally support the Israel effort are flipping.   There are gas crunches in the south, all due to a hacking and everyone is looking to blame someone for the continued shortages. There are disagreements on who should be wearing masks in the House of Representatives, even though many have been vaccinated and some are being fined for going maskless, while others warned in the same body.  There is general confusion with the must I wear a mask or is it just recommended sides.  There are some in Congress who want to proceed with an investigation of the “insurrection” in January, while others want an investigation of the riots all of last year.  There are some states that are cutting the extra $300 a week in unemployment as an effort to force more people back into the labor market to fill the 8 million available jobs, while others say that would be killing a lifeline that is so necessary for the struggling poor.  Meanwhile they keep playing whack a mole by shuffling undocumented immigrants all around the deck, like a game of keep away.   Keep in mind that there are political views on both sides that want to keep you in constant turmoil and blaming the other side for the failures, and just when you think you..  “Oh look, a bird”……