American has officially gone off the deep end. It is an insane asylum. Accusations are flying from both left and right. Name calling, temper tantrums, weeping and gnashing of teeth. The Powers That Be have you just where they want you–at each others throats. Why are you fighting over who gets to hold the whip?
There is an ideological canyon dividing Mankind and it’s getting wider. On the one side are those folks that need some kind of imposed order. On the other there are those that don’t need or want some one else telling them how to live.
That’s it in the nutshell. The problem for those in the first camp is how do they convince those in the other that their way is best? They don’t even try. They want to force their way onto everyone else because, after all, with out a strong government there would be chaos. The problem facing those in the leave me alone camp is that those in the do it my way or the highway camp can’t have it any other way. They MUST prevail. They are like a skeeter that won’t leave you alone. And you know what happens to a pesky skeeter sooner or later. Continue reading “The Great Divide”
“Resistance is useless.” Vogon gaurd, Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy.
“The king is sovereign”! old wives tale.
There’s too many men, too many people
Making too many problems
And there’s not much love to go around
Can’t you see this is the land of confusion? Genesis, Land of Confusion.
“Maybe it’s not about guns.” Black Widow, The Avengers.
Listen. What you think you know about the world is not true. That is causing all sorts of confusion with people. We imagine that electing tweedledee or tweedledum is going to change things. Not true.
We imagine that the world as reflected back to us via the media, government “sources” and popular movements is true. It is not.
We actually believe that one man has the authority to rule over another man because a majority voted for him or her. Patently false.
How many times have you heard, “We must have government because without it there would be chaos”? Fundamentally not true.
All of the above and many more “truisms” are lies. They are lies fed to us by those who would be kings. These are people who actually believe that Mankind must be controlled for its’ own good and they are just the guys for the job. They are control freaks. They laugh at God’s law and make up their own and expect us to blindly obey. And we do, unquestionably. Why? Maybe it’s because we are confused. Continue reading “The Illusion”
Citizen. One who, under the Constitution and laws of the United States, or of a particular state, is a member of the political community, owing allegiance and being entitled to the enjoyment of full civil rights. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States in and of the state in which they reside. US Constitution, 14th Amendment.
And, “Citizens” are members of a political community who, in their associated capacity, have established or submitted themselves to the dominion of a government for the promotion of their general welfare and protection of their individual as well a collective rights. Blacks Law 6th edition.
Before we dive into the legalese used here, let’s consider these words: “owing allegiance, ” and “have established or submitted themselves to the dominion of a government.” Do these words give a hint as to who is the boss when it comes to citizenship? I don’t know about you but I expect government to owe its allegiance to its creators and to submit themselves to the dominion of same. Us! Can the created be superior to its creator? Of course not. But when you identify as a citizen you have just turned this relationship on its head. Now, as a citizen, you are the inferior party. I think we need to rethink this notion of citizenship. Continue reading “Rethinking Citizenship”
I haven’t commented on the recent election because it is my belief that whoever wins, the establishment wins. On one side we have a career criminal who wanted oh so badly to wield the power of government to mold the world to her liking and on the other a man who obviously believes government can make America great again. He won. Trouble is, he’s wrong. But at least he’s not a criminal. The best thing government can do is to get out of the way.
But the reaction from the left is unprecedented. Who are these people? Burning trees in Portland? Really? Is this supposed to sway people to their side? Are these people serious? Rioting, writing scathing rebukes to Trump supporters, beating people up, demanding the electoral college vote for HRC, wearing safety pins????????? WTF! Have I wandered into a taping of the new iteration of Romper Room? What’s next? Mass cry ins? Throwing the strained green beans to the floor (now that I understand)? Kicking the dog? Jeeeeesh.
These people put their faith in a system that is fundamentally flawed, Democracy (A Republic is what it was supposed to be, somewhat better but still flawed), played the game and now they are PISSED because they didn’t win. Boo hoo. And they accuse Trump supporters of being intolerant. Where’s Rod Serling? Is he standing in the corner? Is there a hidden camera somewhere? Some one PLEASE tell me this is all made for television. It’s all just reality TV, don’t take it seriously. Only it’s not. These people are serious, seriously!
These snowflakes have been told by our highly disfunctional education system that they are some how special! That all it takes to be special is to show up. That words, if shouted loudly enough, can actually change the outcome of an election! That throwing a temper tantrum is all it takes to make people change their mind.
We, as a nation, have descended into a state of pre-adolescence where puppy dogs and purple dinosaurs are brought in by university staff to bring aid and comfort to the bruised cupcakes that litter college campuses. How on earth did this happen in such a short time? I’m still scratching my head. Who’s responsible for this madness? Perhaps coddling parents who thought they were protecting their spawn from the riggers of the world by putting them in a protective bubble? Parents who did not understand that to make a tree strong it must be exposed to the wind and the rain and the snow and the heat of summer. And how about all those teachers who mistakenly believed that boys must be tamed like domestic animals because their masculinity frightens them? That equality means that everyone must be lowered to the same level of mediocrity? Holy crap! These people are living in a terrarium where everything is provided for them and the weather is never foul.
We have become weak and pouty and pissy. And now that these special darlings have been deprived of their criminal-who-would-be-queen they are falling from the heights of their own arrogance. The snowflakes are falling on to the streets of America and making a mess for the rest of us to clean up.
It’s November. Around here that means battening down the hatches for Winter.
The garden veggies have all been canned or frozen, the green houses sealed up for the winter, the lawn equipment winterized and the garden mulched with leaves. It’s an annual rite of passage. It marks the transition from summer/fall to winter, a time of rest.
Our annual preps for winter are predictable and usually happen in the last days of October through the first two weeks of November. We can count on it. It is a transition that is expected and anticipated. We have a good idea what’s coming in the months ahead and we can prepare for it. Continue reading “Transitions”