Been a hella two weeks of ol’ man Winter here. Found that the transfer case in Lazarus is defunct, and due to that have not been able to drive to my house since all the snow piled on us. Been using my dad’s 4 wheeler to get up and down the hill here to get to my transporter; Let me tell you, that sucks at zero dark thirty when the temp is single digits of the negative sort. Laz also decided this week that 365K miles was enough for the powersteering pump and that took a shit as well. If’n it ain’t one thing, it WILL be another. Good news though, water is back in the tank, new valve in place, and trenching is going quite well. The wet has made the clay we call dirt in these parts malleable enough to dig and finding all the newly grown rocks much easier to find, as well as removable without a jack-hammer. Tree roots are still a pain the ass, but that is just one of those things a body can’t get around. Still lots of digging in my future and I am hopin’ that I can get the lions share of it done before the ground drys out and that clay turns back into psuedo-stone. At least as far up the line to where we decided a backhoe was in order. (Heh, only about 200′ of digging, ¡No problema!)
The lurking and wondering part of my monologue here is in response to some recent goings-on at another blog site. I read the posts, I read the comments (at least the ones that are not complete mindless droll, seething through the teeth, rending of flesh stupidity.) and I have to wonder about the future.
I, and many others that I still converse with, are not making plans for revolution, or insurrection, or forming squads to take the townhall, or any of that other shit. WE are working on the only things within our control and that is our immediate world, within our grasp and within our means. We are attempting to rebuild before there is a collapse and trying to make something livable in the here and now. The mess is going to collapse, there is no doubt about that, the real question remains though, is it going to collapse so fast that the ball bounces, or is it going to go meekly out the door and the new ‘leaders’ (same as the old leaders) roll out a manifesto that the 51% accept blithely? My thoughts on it are the latter. Things should have gone under several times over the last 10 years or so. TPTwB continue to find ways of propping it up to keep the corpse looking fresh and lively. (weekend at Bernies anyone?) In addition, there is the imminent threat of world war on the horizon if certain parties continue thrashing about in ignorance of historical precedence. Leaving the religious shades out of things, this whole tapestry resembles the precursor for WWI, with the addition of Nuclear weapons as a potential main dish. Look at the posturing and end moves taking place upon that hill in the District of Criminals with the head of Isreal and our current pResident. No matter what happens “here” in CONUS, if Iran gets uppity, Bibi is going to make a new glass ashtray in the desert.
Can’t we all just get along?
Yes and a resounding, NO. We can all get along just fine if the doofuses in charge could understand the simple thinking of ” My sand box, my toys, YOUR sand box, your toys!” As long as the parties agree to play nice, there is peace. When one wants to take the toys from the others sandbox as their own, or limit the amount of toys that the other has, THERE AIN’T GONNA BE NO DAMNED PEACE! (grammatically incorrect, but ya get the point.) The other aside to that is that you can’t restrict whom gets to play with whom either. If Putin wants to play in the Ukraine with those boys, it is NOT the US’ business and to butt our noses in is just asking for said nose to get punched. (Barry of the mom jeans, Keep that in mind. You ain’t no bully, but you are bully bait with your effeminate ways.)
Ok, my thoughts, unasked for and probably dismissed out of hand by most. We are already past the point of no return in collapse of what was. The building of what will be is already in well into final approach and what will be, the majority of this country will welcome with open arms. The rest of us will either knuckle under, be erased, or re-educated as such in power see fit. Of course, that assumes that we don’t go down in a blaze of horror, or that we don’t just ship borders before things get too hot. There may even be a few that find a lone sailboat and head over the horizon for calmer waters but I think that may be a false hope unless certain efforts were made
In summary, I don’t think there is much hope that we will see a ‘new’ beginning of America, but the gradual and steady decline into a North American Union (read socialist republic) from Panama to the Arctic Circle. I could easily see Alaska seceding and joining back with Russia, just to keep the peace. I can see Hawaii slipping back into the hands of either Japan (unlikely) or China. There is no way they could hold their own as they are pretty strictly a tourist economy.(or supported by .mil )
By my own words, I am probably one of those that will get waxed early on. I am not famous enough or in the lime light enough to be granted certain immunities. (as in, I’s a nobody with a loud mouth.) So why do I continue at what I do, instead of shooting for the big kahuna of the next revolution? Because I know that I can make efforts to continue the belief in true freedom, far more so than trying to tackle that bear of tyranny. I won’t say I won’t fight, but I won’t go looking for one either. I know the ones that are itching for a fight are going to to be used venomously by the state media as examples for the 51%. It doesn’t matter if you have the moral high ground either: those persons will be painted with a broad brush of every malignant vice that the Media can come up with and even if you survive the first round, your character will not survive the media circus leading up to your trial (which will be decided weeks before you actually see a lawyer or judge.) No thank you. I will do what I can, where I am, and have the ability to boot-scoot if need be. I can build what I need anywhere. I think that alone scares the jiggers out of TPTwB far more than some guy in camo and an AR blogging about revolution. (on the same thought, the recent ammo ban? Sorry, but if you can’t see yourself getting set up for a sucker punch, I can’t help you. That whole ban is set up to get someone, or some group to jump the shark. All in the game plan and they need that move to open up the rest of the plan. Don’t be ‘that guy’.)
Enough about what is inevitable though. We didn’t light this fire, it was started long before even my Dad was born. This, whatever, is coming like a freight train out of control and when it gets here, its going to be stealthy and quiet and we will wake up and wonder,,,,,,,,,,
Go Galt, NOW while you still can is all the advice I have.