I guess I should do an update, eh?
Well, not much to talk about. Yes, I have thought about going dark in the spheres. No, I am not going dark, at this time. I have discussed this en vox with several persons and the general consensus is that I still have some things to say in general, and that there are areas where my personal endeavors may influence others to improve their preps, AO’s, whatever.
I want to fill in some gaps on my end though. I am working full time again. That takes up pretty much every waking moment for 4 days a week. When I finally get my butt home from that grindstone, I am whooped. You wouldn’t think a 4lb Cross-peen hammer would wear a body out, but that is the tool I use the most of, next to my welder, on the line. That hammer gets a might heavy after 8 hours, and we are pulling 10 hour days. Even though the day is over making money, I still have the list of stuff to handle just to get along in my world: Fire needs built, dinner made, clean up and prepare to do it all again the next day, as well as a console a moody dog that does NOT like the fact that he can’t attend my workplace with me.(despite that fact that said dog HATES car rides of any distance! Nothing logical about it, typical spoiled mutt thinking. )
No complaints, its just a fact. It is good money, and money that is doing me well towards getting the rest of my area up to where it needs to be. Seeing how I feel like we are down the wire, I am just as broke as usual as I am putting all those FRN’s right back into circulation nearly as fast as I get them. Things are starting to come together. Water source finalized and lines going in. Foundations being laid. New power system components being purchased.
And that is, in part, why I have been so daggum quiet of late. Not that I haven’t anything to say, just that I am trying to squeeze in a full week worth of work into a three day weekend while the other four days are spent getting it all financed. (and it’s raining today so what I had planned is on hold for now.)
Now for the other side of why I have been quiet. I have made a couple of posts lately about it, specifically targeting one person. The reasons for that target are, or should be well known by regular readers. He is by no means the only reason behind my silence. I have been watching a lot of other areas as well. Watching to see if what I think is reality or paranoia.
Sadly, observation leads me to say reality. Soffitrat recently experianced some of that reality.
People, in general, want to be led, and will accept a voice of authority if that voice ‘mirrors’ their thoughts. They won’t follow links, they won’t investigate for themselves, they accept terms as dictated to them by that authority. (I am quite aware that I am using a very large brush here, and if you feel offended by my statement, my apologies in advance.)
What really set me off on this was that another, well respected blog, took the bait without investigating or even doing a back track on this point.
This is so typical of what is eating away at this country. People, in general, don’t want to think for themselves: they want the magic pill, that makes it all better, or the headline that allows them to bitch about something so that they can ignore their own inadequacies. The other side of that coin is the one of the “dances with americas got talent jeopardy” escapism. ( I haven’t had a TV since 2007 and that in and of itself helped immensely in my growth. The little I see of television is in passing when I visit my dad or uncle and only if they have it on.) Far too many not only can’t handle the truth, but will happily avoid it at all costs, and would rather someone else do all the leg work for them, to ‘Keep them informed’.
Those that have read my blogs (yep, all three of them so far.) know that I have an affinity for self education and self reliance. Maybe even going so far as saying “obsession” for those things. Those that have been around me for more than a weekend brew fest, know that I have to DO SOMETHING or I go fuckin’ stir crazy. Even if you find me ‘just sittin’ ‘, chances are I am working on something in my head, or planning the next step to any one of a gazillion projects.
The only time I am not doing something is when I have a piece of fiction in hand and am relaxing with a good read. Pickdog can attest to how quickly I digest books, as can my sis.
I don’t accept anything at face value, with the exception of natural laws like gravity and the one constant of “no one gets out of life, alive.”(more than a few of you have heard me say “we are all born with a terminal disease called Life.” Fatalist? Maybe, but I am one of many who is quite aware of my mortality and very very comfortable with it. Maybe that is what separates people like me from those listed above; dunno for sure, but it makes sense.) I may not always follow a link on a website, but if I don’t, I also don’t accept the words as anything but an opinion, until I have had a chance to follow up. I also don’t stick my foot in my mouth by spouting off the usual PC accepted verbiage glorifying the one with an opinion.
In other words, I am not here to make friends, that is just happenstance. I have made some damned good friends while blogging.
I have also made some enemies.
I know that some of my readers would like for me to just leave the politicking off of the site altogether. I have tried to do so, but there is this thing where sometimes, one just has to say what is on ones chest. Those times will happen again in the future, though I have the feeling they will be about as equally spaced out as has been usual for me. Seeing how I haven’t been posting much, they will likely be even more rare. Seeing how I have dropped 90% of my read list, there will be less for me to get irked about as well. Most of that dropping reads was due to the fact that it was the same old bitch/rant gaseous shit every time. Sorry, I would rather read about trials and tribulations with chickens than whining about the latest atrocity out of the land of Mordor. Lets face one simple fact. The current government is corrupt to the very marrow, and until the people refuse consent, it will continue to stomp all over those that actually make the system work (IE Producers, not parasites.) That stomping is not going to cease just because Dio/Soffitrat/TUAK or any other of hundreds of bloggers say something. It takes ALL OF US, including Ghosts, Shadow warriors, and lurkers to get off our asses and DO SOMETHING. That something is to withdraw consent. And there are any number of ways to do so. I am working on one way. Tom B is working on others, Some others I speak to on a regular basis are doing something else. It all comes down to pulling consent from the system and making the system weaker in lacking US. If enough people pull out of the system, set up parallel economies, ‘shadow’ communities, etc, the hollow shell that remains of that beast in Mordor will collapse. Granted it will have dying spasms that will damage some of us, but that is part of the risk we should all be willing to assume in doing away with that corruption.
Another thing that some keep trying to pull me into is this whole “Racism” horseshit. Fuck that! Those that have worked with me over any length of time can tell you I do NOT judge ANYONE by skin tone. I judge by a persons character, of which I use work ethic more than any other aspect. I don’t care if the person I am working next to sounds like he is from the ‘hood’ as long as he busts his ass getting the job at hand DONE. I don’t care about that shit.
What I do draw negatives on is when it comes to education. There is NO reason a person can’t educate themselves in this world, and it matters NOT what your skin tone is or where you grew up. One thing that has been eating at me HERE, is the lack of education and the unwillingness to resolve that issue, and 99% of the people I am having issue with are white skinned. The few Hispanics and the one black are not the issue here. The Hispanics are actually quite well educated for having grown up in Mexico (where myth has it there is no education system but reality proves their system leaves ours gasping for air.) Fact is, (many of)the whites I work with lean on the fact that they are ‘superior’ by chance of birth and that shit eats at me like you have no idea. Yeah, I am white, but I don’t find my shit smelling any prettier at the end of the day due to that fact. I am just one pathetic genetic mess amongst 7 billion other pathetic genetic messes on the face of this great planet: nothing special, move along. I understand that this area is notorious for racism, but that is so yesteryear as to not even rate ‘archaic’ anymore.
I also understand that racsim has come full circle. I know that I would have my ass handed to me in a black ‘hood or hispanic barrio in the middle of the night. Yup, I am just a dumb cracker wanting to be thumped for stupidity. I have been around enough to understand that there are sections of certain towns/cities that even the cops won’t patrol without serious backup. Heck, In Cincy, they tried to have the black cops patrol ‘Over the Rhine’ and that lasted all of 2 weeks before said cops resigned and they had to send the white cops back in. There were several reasons listed, but face the fact, the color is just a guideline for that type, the clothes can.form the rest of the bias. Black, but in cop uniform means said cop was “jes anudder dumb niggah tryin ta get off d’plantation!”
Yeah, it eats at me, and I know that I can do NOTHING about it in either plane, so I leave it well enough alone usually. Fuck the dialogue, I would rather prove myself through my actions, than my words. (and some of these words are gonna get quoted completely out of context somewhere else. Another reason I normally leave my thoughts on this out of the sphere. Far too easy to be painted with shit by someone else’s brush, and far too many not willing to follow up and come to their own conclusions. “Teach me how to lie, you’re getting better all the time, its an art that’s hard to teach. Another clever word sets off an unsuspecting herd, and as you step back in to line, a Mob jumps to its feet.”.
As for why I don’t call people out on Racism, or homophobia, or any other strictly societal issue: I choose to be tolerant of other peoples beliefs. If I do have discussion with them about those issues, it usually starts with “ So, other than offending your sensibilities, what damage, Physical or financial, is that person doing to you?” I have a very liberal outlook on things, being the classic definition of liberal, not the modern day definition disguising the Progressive/Communists. I know that there are some that would call me two-faced for that, but I look at it as just easing the differences between people. We are all different, each with different beliefs, and sometimes, you have to compromise to get along. Those that won’t, are going to find their lives very uncomfortable and dangerous in the long term; or at least very very lonely. As stated, I know that there is nothing I can do to change that situation at all, I won’t waste my efforts or my breath. There is far more racism in this world than just white and black and, guess what, it is NOT GOING AWAY just because you don’t like it. Suck it buttercup, its here so long as there are nations and tribes, and that is the plain and simple truth.
Lets face one simple fact here. Many (most all) of the issues we see discussed on a daily basis across the sphere are actually just symptoms of a disease this country suffers. Each one by itself is horrible enough, but in fact, the disease is rearing its head in all sectors of our society. Even preachers are being sucked into the shilling game with the government to appease congregations into submission (documented, but I am not going to try and find the link right now. Run a search for it, you will find it.) We, as a society have lost our way, our morals, and our standards, and every single aspect of this has been by design. All one needs do is do a quick look at the Communist Planks and you will see that each and every issue we suffer now, from education standards, to a parasite populace to racial strife coming full circle can be attributed to those tenets. Where that all came to be within our history as a country has been documented and debated in so many venues, one need only cruise the nets to receive a free Poli-Sci education in that discipline. That education is part of the wake up cycle I went through. I am sure most of my readers have had similar.
And I have reason to believe that many in the sphere are instigators to keep the shit stirred up. It’s the only logical conclusion I can come to seeing how so many have been proven wrong about certain subjects, yet they continue to hold sway in influence. (note, I am not calling anyone out, You can all do the math yourselves. There are several in fact, and most have NEVER been mentioned by myself, here or on my other two (old) blogs.) That reason alone has given me enough fuel to want to shut down blogging. More than a few have spoken to me to convince me otherwise, so I will compromise. I will continue posting, but only at my convenience, I am likely not going to respond to comments. (lack of time and bandwidth) and if’n you really want to get a message to me, many of you have my number, all of you have access to my email address.(actually, the email is likely best seeing how the cellular structure around this area sucks so bad.)
So, in spite of the “Eulogy” posted by Soffitrat (and if ‘Rat outlives me, I expect him to deliver my eulogy for me. That one was beautiful.) I will continue to be a pest on the webs, plying my deplorable opinions on many things human, all things dog, and the occasional technibabblewhatzit that I am into now and again. Till the next time, keep your self moving, always forward, and no regrets.