It's taken me a while to figure out how to word this blog about the month of July 2017. Honestly, I stopped paying attention to the news. There is one reason for this.
I hate gossip. With a passion.
Now, this does not meant that I do not occasionally indulge in gossip. As much as I might try to avoid it, I cannot. Conversations move on to a gossip session, and it is difficult to leave without seeming rude. I do try to put the most positive spin I can on things, and give people the benefit of the doubt unless there is solid proof otherwise. It is also entirely likely that I occasionally start gossiping myself, without realizing that I am doing so. Then again, it is not the people who gossip that I hate. In fact, I like - and often love - many people who gossip. It is the gossip itself that I hate.
Why? Because gossip - especially negative gossip - often leads to scandal. Scandal leads to serious problems for people, as well as their families and friends. I have also seen it lead to bullying, and that, too, affects the friends and family of the bullied. When gossip happens on a national or international scale, it can and will affect large groups of people negatively. I hate it when I see people facing trouble through no fault of their own.
Unfortunately, President Trump seems to enjoy surrounding himself with people who thrive on scandal. Journalists, being the 3 people that they are (3 being associated with communication and gossip, among other things), pick up on this and propagate it. July was an 8 month. The number 8 is associated with money, business, and the material world. Historically, it has also been associated with internal turmoil within nations. 8 cycles are when we see big pushes for change, often resulting in civil war, though the war doesn't typically start until the 9 cycle. 8 months and years are when the scandal associated with the 3 gossip reaps material rewards (if you want to call them that). So, we had a bit of each - high turnover among White House staff due to scandal and gossip. That seemed to be the only thing that journalists here in the States were talking about. So I started to tune out.
You might be interested to know that the U.S. was not the only nation dealing with such scandal. The president of another nation (I believe it was Iran, but I don't remember for sure) was forced to leave office because of scandal.