The Mid-Winter Blues have got me today. I should be celebrating the end of the Impeachment Farce and the beginning of better things but for some reason the prospect of another couple of months of this weather has sort of sunk into my soul. It won’t last but it does make me slightly sorrowful.
I finally started reading the latest Harry Dresden book (Battle Ground). I’m a few chapters in but I really haven’t gotten hooked. Something seems different about Harry’s voice. Jim Butcher took about six years off between his earlier books and these last two ( this one and the previous one Peace Talks) and it seems to me there’s been a change. Who knows, maybe I’ve changed. But we’ll see, maybe I’ll snap into it.
I finally got through the first chapter of Gulag Archipelago. It was ninety pages of purges that killed off sixty million people. Stalin truly was a monster. One of the footnotes had an historical idea I hadn’t heard before. There was a belief that Stalin may have been part of the Czarist secret police before the revolution. The records were burned by some of the Bolsheviks and it would explain Stalin’s expertise at pulverizing resistance. The next chapter is about interrogation. Just from the little I’ve already read it appears that torture was one of their areas of expertise. Oh well, onward.
I’ve been thinking more about what is the practical way to start making some headway against the Left. It seems to me that a coordination of consumer practices would be a way to leverage the numbers that our side has. And that could be both positive and negative coordination. Boycotts would definitely be an important tactic but also cutting deals with companies such that they would acknowledge the monetary advantage of working with us in exchange for the complete cessation of woke kowtowing. So if we give them a lot of business they stop virtue signaling to the Left and stop attacking normal culture. No boycotts of right-wing books and products. No transgender bathrooms. It seems astonishing that something like this hasn’t already happened. But our side is so lacking in leadership that I guess it shouldn’t be.
I saw a headline that Nikki Haley is attacking President Trump. Good. She’s clearly shown her true colors and anyone who tells me what a great presidential candidate she’d make is going to get laughed out of the room by me. Another snake. Boy there are so many.
I’ve been reading about a movement to have 2nd Amendment sanctuary counties and constitutional counties where the sheriff will refuse to allow anyone to be prosecuted for offenses that are protected under the constitution. That sounds like a step in the right direction. Although in blue states that will become very tricky. A governor has a lot more fire power than a sheriff.
Well, maybe when the Senate votes to acquit today or early next week I’ll snap out of my funk. But I really could use some good news. If anyone hears of anything splendiferous please pass it along. I could really use it.