The Pause Before the Plunge Redux – Four Years Later

In January of 2017 I wrote a post right before President Trump’s inauguration.  Re-reading it now I seem to have been pretty accurate about the things that lay ahead.  Four years later we are in a similar but much less hopeful point.  This again is the pause before the plunge.  You know, the roller coaster has reached the top of the rickety wooden scaffolding and even though the car has already pointed its nose down it hasn’t begun its sickening fall.  You are suspended in time and space but the anticipation of the horror is actually worse than the thing itself.  Wow, that was overly dramatic.

In reality, because of the stupidity and ineptitude of Dementia Joe and his lackeys it will be more like a Chinese Water Torture.  A slow drip, drip, drip of annoying and uncomfortable executive actions and a slow contraction of freedom and prosperity as the vampires suck away all the life and vitality in the country.

But at the same time, I remember that the last four years and especially the memory of the election fraud did happen and we will not be going through a redux of the Obama administration.  There will be no honeymoon from the Right.  There’s no benefit of the doubt left because there’s no doubt.  Most of the Left hates Dementia Joe too.  He’s their tool but he’s no one’s hero.  And Willie Brown’s Ho is no Eva Perón.  Having to listen to either one of them give a speech will be like listening to fingernails screeching across a chalkboard.

So, perched here between heaven and hell is an odd feeling but the last twenty years have all been odd.  Since 9/11/2001 it has never been a normal world we have lived in.  That’s probably why the millennials are so messed up.  They’ve never known normalcy so they’ve been groomed to believe degeneracy and madness are normal.

Well, anyway I won’t let this rant turn into a generic rant.  The point of this post is to point out to you that there is a little time left before the full brunt of federal power is marshalled against us to get your affairs in order.  Maybe there are some financial decisions you want to make based on any changes that might be coming down the line.  Or maybe personal decisions like visiting a friend or buying something that may become off limits in the future.  If you can think of something that can be more easily accomplished now rather than after Big Brother completely controls us then do it.

One thing I plan to do is purchase some of Solzhenitsyn’s books and read them carefully.  The Soviet and other Eastern European dissidents have an enormous amount of experience that we can learn from.  Let’s not kid ourselves.  The Left has taken off the mask and at this point we can assume they’ll do what it takes to hold onto the levers of power from now on.

Sorry if that sounds melodramatic or overblown but after the election fraud, I no longer believe that the restraints that used to be in place exist.  It truly resembles the Orwellian dystopia of 1984.  The only thing that was needed to complete the picture was the pervasive surveillance apparatus.  And no one can doubt that the Patriot Act and the Tech Monopolies have combined to outdo anything Orwell imagined for that facet of the totalitarian state.

Well, here we go!

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