Good morning. The sun is shining the cold has set in and everything is in motion for the Thanksgiving holiday. And everyone has his part to play. Even I, the laziest man in Christendom, have chores and errands and must play my part. Wonderful.
We fulfill these parts even as the edifice of western civilization degrades and crumbles all around us. And I say, okay! No more whining, no more railing against the corruption and greed that fuels the destruction.
Play into the storm. Look for the advantage. Protect you and yours. Intelligence and reason are real. Even if the world pretends they don’t exist, they do. Teach your children that the hot stove burns and poison kills and a loaded gun isn’t pointed at a friend.
There are plenty of things to do. Ferret out the things that have value and hold onto them. Find the good people and show them your value. Don’t waste your time on nonsense.
Do something to make things better every day. It doesn’t matter if it’s insignificant. Make each day count in some way. Even if it’s something you have to do anyway. In your mind find a positive aspect and accomplish it.
Don’t lose touch with your people. Reach out to them even if they’re far away. In our all-encompassing communication infrastructure, there’s never an excuse for losing touch with the people that mean something to you. Take a moment and say something meaningful to one of them as often as you can.
There’s no need or room for despair. What’s needed is work. Find something meaningful to do and DO IT!
The Republicans are useless and evil. the Democrats are in charge of everything and satanic. How is that different from 99.9% of recorded history. Maybe we had Camelot in this country for a couple of hundred years and now it’s over. Suck it up. Move on.
Keep your eyes open for something better that comes along. Don’t give up on politics but don’t expect the good guys to come over the hill and restore us to the 1950s or even the 1980s. That’s highly unlikely. Settle for someone doing something that makes things a little less horrible.
Believe in yourself and believe in common sense and believe in the good that you can do for your family and friends. There is good and evil and there is right and wrong. Use the brains that God gave you to figure out the difference and make the hard decisions.
And keep your eyes open in case there comes a point where you need to jump out of the way of anything really, really bad. That’s the one that worries me. But worrying doesn’t accomplish anything so keep that in the back of your mind and do all of the rest of it today and tomorrow and the day after that.
And that day after that is Thanksgiving! So, get on with it and there’ll be turkey and stuffing and pumpkin pie waiting for you on Thursday. That’s good enough to keep me going.