Conundrum: Swirling the drain?
I haven’t been idle here at the Ol’bloggy thingy. I’ve written three posts and all of them are sitting in moderation, awaiting for my decision to post or flush. I haven’t made up my mind as yet.
The problem as I see it, and one I have known for years, is this: Those that are listening aren’t the ones that NEED to hear it, and those that aren’t listening, NEVER WILL. Those that aren’t listening are too entranced by the Sirens call of Mass Media which has shown its true colors of a manipulative abusive spouse.
Even when I have some readers that are fence sitters, I have noted that they will attempt to defend their positions, using the usual lefty shifty obfuscation, attempting to re-direct the conversations. This is well covered by guests over at Sarah’s house. The lefts defenses are hollow, they know it, and know the arguments can’t stand against five minutes of critical thinking.
Ever noticed the difference between modern comics vs mid 70’s comics? By comic, I mean comedians. Watch a George Carlin Skit, back in his hey-days of the 80’s, when he had refined his shows to a razors edge. The Entire show was stock full of punchlines, but when you hit that 60 minute mark, the ultimate punchline was delivered like a blow from Mike Tyson, and it was all woven around a theme. Modern comedians are more like watching a modern show on Netflix, lots of plot circles, but no storyline that takes you to a destination. (To be fair, There are some comedians out there that emulate Carlin’s style: Black is one, but ‘short attention span theater’ seems to be the order of the day. Most people only want a minute distraction, not something that ‘makes them think’.
When I split with my Ex, I gave up the ToOB as I wanted to make my life as simple as possible. I felt that I needed ‘something’ and what I was getting from those moving images was not it. BEST MOVE EVER!!! I picked up my books again. I fell face first into the hole of Heinlein and some others, but the second time around I started paying attention, not just ‘escaping’ like I had when I was in my teens. And then there were the web searches, falling into a rabbit hole on Wikipedia (before it became all politically correct like it is now.) and coming to the surface in the wee hours of the morning after following one clue into ‘machining rifle barrels’ and coming out near ‘home foundry metal casting’. Or those nights looking for ‘The Federalist Papers’ and finding out that we had been deflected in school and there was an alternate side of that argument (duh!!!, there are ALWAYS two sides to an argument), then spending a day or three reading and comparing between the two sides.
and of course, delving into my growth out of liberalism into Abolitionism. And that was inspired by the likes of Claire Wolfe, Edward Abby, Larken Rose, and Diogenes of Synope. Learning just how insidious the taxation that ‘is inevitable, like death’, really became over the last 100+ years. (seriously, TRY to figure out just how much you pay in taxes, not just what you file, but all the little nickle and dime stuff from sales tax, to fuel tax, to property tax, etc etc etc. It’s HUGE, and a lot more than just some paltry 30% that you file every year. ) Some of you may have even noted that “tax day” and “election days” are exactly six months apart: Ever think about what that implies? It wasn’t an accident, let me tell you.
And due to all of my ‘self-education’ after the split, I started getting seriously angry. Not about the state of the world; that’s just a symptom. I started getting angry about the education systems and how they created the disease that our world issues are the symptom OF.
I know, total conspiracy crap, right? But when the proof is out there, how can you NOT see the conspiracy? And that it took well over 100 years to reach this point where we are,,, Three generations, maybe four if you go by the 25 year mark instead of 30, but the point is the same: there was a plan in place, and it was NOT going to happen fast, and there were people making the moves to ‘change’ the world.
Francis points out this little tidbit by Heinlein,
The two highest achievements of the human mind are the twin concepts of “loyalty” and “duty”. Whenever these twin concepts fall into disrepute, get out of there fast! You may possibly save yourself, but it is too late to save that society. It is doomed.
and says that Heinlein got ‘exactly backwards’. He’s right of course, when the society is that far along, DUTY says that you need to fix it, and that is the ONLY reason I haven’t shut down completely. I may be having a spell of ‘flings hands in air, hides in closet’ right now, but I am still here, trying,,,
it just seems like the audience is wrong, and I haven’t a clue how to hit the audience needed, NOR do I have a clue how to ‘wake them up’. They don’t WANT to hear reason, they want the unicorn farts and rainbows.
and that makes me want it to burn. Let the failures cascade into a wasteland of dog eat dog, and those unicorn lovers will fall the wayside so that those understanding of Loyalty and Duty will be able to rise again.
I am the cynic. I know that both scenarios are rife with issues. And nature abhors a vacuum. Something would take the place of the power structure we have, and what that power structure could be may be MUCH WORSE. Nehemiah Scudder type WORSE. (read your Heinlein if that name means nothing to you.). I know people like me, that are capable, will be dogged in the future as hoarders, or selfish, or racist, or whatever. Hell, we are NOW: the term ‘prepper’ is being used as a slur in certain circles. My argument about ‘fire extinguisher in the kitchen’ or ‘car insurance’ is always deflected by ‘but that’s different’. Different ‘HOW?’, but then I already know the recipient has decided for themself that I am just ‘weird’ and stupid and deplorable.
I don’t really know what I am trying to reach in this post. This is coming straight from the head to the hands, no edits, so you get what you get here. I’m tired of the games the EneMedia is playing, bought and paid for by powerful people that hate the world as it is, and in response to their own self-loathing. They may think they love themselves, but deep inside, I think they really despise who and what they are, and it reflects in their actions and motives. Unfortunately for the rest of us, they do have control of the levers of power and we have to adapt to the changes they induce on our world.
Adapt, or die.
and that has NEVER changed, not one whit since the first monkey came out of the tree and hit one rock with another.
Re: Prepping. Mine own blog post of today notes that whilst I am “prepping” that the IDEAL outcome is NOT to be the ‘hero’ but to be the *KOOK*. INFINITELY better to have and not need than the other way ’round. That said, I am planning on stocking up more, and that includes kerosene. Just in case. (No, not arson, kerosene would suck for that, really… but I have lanterns, lamps, am expecting a cooker, and am pondering a heater, so…) And I might have lucked into acquiring a gas (propane) grill *at cost*. Shall see.
May 7, 2022 at 8:55 am
Given your motive, I’m there, lol. (Kook ) i stuck out like a sore thumb here’bouts. Local meter readers stop in around every three months(when a new guy starts the route) wanting to know where me electric meter is. I have to point out the wind genny, the solar panels, and that there ZERO lines leading to my property, let alone my house. 🤷♂️
I know people are waking up, there are just days (weeks? Months?) where it feels so daunting. This is one such for me, and yes, its due to finances, personal and world
May 7, 2022 at 9:48 am