Setting my sails for a sky-trek to all points Big Sky Idaho (aka, Idahome), anon… ...searching for a home,home on the range in the Himalaya of North America. Requesting from Nepal the dispatch of a small convoy of shaggy Himalayan yaks (and naks) in order to fix up a genuine cuppa solja (butter tea) and fend off high plains flurries while reminiscing of golden-emerald pahaaD (hills) and the snow-capped peaks towering above them into nirvana.
Wild monkeys are staging a half-hearted yet full-fanged takeover of the ashram...in the meantime, chaos on the streets with righteous pilgrims on the way for a steep climb to Neelkanth Temple--'Bam! Bam! Bhole!!!'
Time for a homemade, full-cream milk coffee...ahhhhh, Samsara...
So much is happening over the globe these days that might fit under this rubric, and
many people have heads bowed and muted to social pressures and other pressures...
…including, without passing any judgments here—illegal immigration
which typically takes bread-and-butter work away from the poorest citizens of a country (their jobs are displaced first and foremost) and creates tension in the fabric of a nation as well as greater humanity.
The following was the prognosis of The Church Committee in 1975--assembled to 'Study Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities'. It was chaired by Idaho's own son Senator Frank Church (D-ID) and apparently not dire enough for the madding crowd then as well as now:
"The United States government has perfected a technological capability that enables us to monitor the messages that go through the air...at the same time, that capability at any time could be turned around on the American people, and no American would have any privacy left such is the capability to monitor everything—telephone conversations, telegrams, it doesn't matter. There would be no place to hide.
...the technological capacity that the intelligence community has given the government could enable it to impose total tyranny, and there would be no way to fight back because the most careful effort to combine together in resistance to the government, no matter how privately it was done, is within the reach of the government to know. Such is the capability of this technology...
I don't want to see this country ever go across that bridge. I know the capacity that is there to make tyranny total in America, and we must see to it that this agency and all agencies that possess this technology operate within the law and under proper supervision so that we never cross over that abyss. That is the abyss from which there is no return."