Hat tip to Toby Keith for the song title that I adapted to our situation here.
I look over the e-mails from right wing pundits in my inbox and they consist almost completely of breathless denunciations of some outrage being perpetrated by Nancy Pelosi, Joe Biden or some Hollywood airhead. And that outrage is only very slightly different from the one they committed yesterday.
I’m sure that in the coming weeks Congress and Dementia Joe will perpetrate an outrage that even I can’t shrug off. If the Sidler in Chief approves a law that says that if I don’t burn incense to Cthulhu then I’ll be imprisoned in an underground ghoul’s nest, then yes, I will be outraged. Or if the Creepy One decides to add Obama onto Mount Rushmore then sure, I’ll get my bison man hat out of mothballs and head for the Capitol.
And sure, we writers, need something to write about. I myself talk about the outrages that have been raining down on us for decades now. And I angrily condemn the evil Left and chastise the brainless Right when they let these problems grow and fester all around us.
But you know what’s in short supply? Action.
We’re seriously lacking in any kind of progress of any kind. One good story about a state government reining in a federal mandate running out of control is worth a hundred outrage stories. Or one about a business doing something that helps people in our camp. Then we’d have something to cheer about and someone to reward with our business. Or how about a story about some individual who says or does something that provides hope or help to normal people trying to survive all of these well documented outrages? That’s worth a thousand Nancy Pelosi hit pieces.
So, let me start the ball rolling. The outrage story is Parler was de-platformed! How dare they! Let’s get mad!
But a better story is the flip-side, the social network site Gab that is friendly to conservatives is getting all kinds of new members joining. Sure, it is struggling mightily to accommodate all the new traffic. And since Gab doesn’t have all the revenue that Twitter gets from advertisers for stealing people’s information, the owner, Andrew Torba, is probably paying for the upgrades out of his meager funds. But it is a positive thing. And who knows maybe a bunch of people will plunk down the pittance it takes to become pro-members and start making Gab a viable business. Either way it’s a positive story to let people know it’s not all gloom and doom. If you liked Twitter or Parler, then maybe you should check out Gab. Don’t go today or even this week. As I said it is struggling mightily because of growing pains and massive attacks by the Left. But make a point of checking it out when it’s calmed down.
As another example of something getting done look at how Project Veritas and the state government of Texas have worked together to identify and prosecute the fraudulent vote harvesting scammers who showed up during the November election. Here are two kinds of people getting something done. A red state government trying to stop fraud. And Project Veritas exposes illegality and bias everywhere they can get a hidden camera. Maybe that is something you can support by giving them some money. That’s a lot more valuable than Mitch McConnell or one of the other Republican suits asking for our support while they sit on their hands and get pummeled by the Left.
So, if you look around you can find some people doing something positive instead of running in circles telling us that the sky is still falling today.