The human heart wants what it wants. Logic, reality - even sanity - be damned. Deprived of what it wants, the heart grieves and breaks. Sometimes pieces of it can be held together to keep it functioning, and it may even heal... but the scars and wounds will always be with it. It will never be the same.
The human heart can't be denied but it can be diverted. Sometimes it's as simple as just pulling away from the lunacy and putting your entire concentration on just putting one foot in front of the other. Do the best you can with the job in front of you. One job at a time, one day at a time. It buys you time. When your family, or your community or country is dying the first thing you will want to do is drop everything, dive in and take a side and make things right. Usually that is exactly the wrong thing to do, and you'll only make things worse.
Half of Americans are high fiving each other and patting themselves on the back for avenging George Floyd. The cop that committed proximity racism by resting a knee on Floyd's shoulder as they took him into custody has been charged with murder AND manslaughter. A court, filled with legal professionals, decided the cop accidentally-on-purpose murdered Floyd. The mind wobbles. And the heart does what it does, faced with the evidence that it's country is dying. The morons, traitors, and deviants dance and sing in the streets of their victory. Up here in Canada, shit like this goes on behind the scenes all the time. I stopped paying attention to that too, it will make you crazy.
Diversion beckons. Here is a toon from better times, when we were better people. See to your preps and your gardens. Check over your stores, and keep a watchful eye on your loved ones. That is your focus.
Have a great Wednesday.