Output’s been slow the last day or so because I’ve been working on some bigger fish. I’m starting an sf&f book that I’ve been kicking around for a while. It’s sort of a combination of sf and fantasy. It always gets blurry when you start adding multiverses and immortals. And that’s fine as far I’m concerned. If you consider the ramifications of things like quantum superposition then it’s hard to say that reality draws a clear line between science and magic. But it’s been fun and I’m making pretty good progress on both the outline and the beginning of the book. But it has cut into my blogging time lately.
Also, I’ve been trying to do a little more analytical thinking about our present political situation. We may have reached the point where yelling at the top of our lungs for people to wake up is no longer a useful task. I think everyone who isn’t stupid or evil has acknowledged that our government is hopelessly compromised against us. We need to switch gears and now focus on concrete plans to change the status quo.
And guess what, that’s not the easiest thing in the world to figure out. It’s not just one thing. It’s a million things. We are up against an almost monolithic structure that is intent on destroying our way of life. Individual defensive and offensive actions against such an opponent are so microscopically weak that they border on futility. It’s obvious that organization is the key to expanding our impact. But what organizations exist and which can you trust?
That is the kind of research I’ve been doing and it takes a lot of time and doesn’t provide instant results. But there is no way of getting around the analysis. So even though I enjoy ranting and raving and even though I think there is value in providing moral support and personal testament on the day-to-day events in the news I’m also looking to find answers to the questions we all have. Is there an organization that is making progress against our enemies? Is there an organization that can help us if we are attacked? Is there a resource for finding allies in the different activities of our lives? Such as religion, education, family activities, entertainment, sports, literature, professional societies, legal help, political organizing. What corporations are on our side, or at least have made a point to remain neutral? What news or social media companies will cater to us? If any of you have done similar searches feel free to leave something in the comments that will provide a lead in my search.
I know this is a very long-term project so I try to keep it from dominating my day. But at the same time, sometimes I have to follow a white rabbit pretty far down a hole to find out if he’s real or not. So that’s what I’ve been busy with lately. And I have the real-life stuff going on like all of you. Christmas is coming up and we have things to take care of, and end of year stuff to attend to. There are the young who need to be taught and the old who need to be remembered. And Camera Girl is there to roll her eyes and shake her head in disapproval and attend to the ordering of her domestic universe, which she believes gives her authority over all of my world. Hah!