So, I’m finally over my jetlag from the Yellowstone trip. I lost ten pounds during my trek and I think that discombobulated my system. I felt low energy and a little bit down. But last night Camera Girl killed the fatted calf (she made spaghetti, meat balls and sausage) and I feel back to my old self.
And with this physical restoration my mood has improved and I can face the world of Creepy Uncle Joe and his incompetent version of a neo-Stalinist rainbow new world order. The thing to remember is that we are in a new world. For example, worrying about the consequences of blue city crime is a waste of time. Instead, anticipate where you can escape from this problem and in that way prosper despite their dysfunction.
Trying to shore up a dying civilization is a fool’s errand. When Rome is falling look for Byzantium or the Franks as a new haven of stability. Or maybe you join the Huns or the Vandals. At least you’ll have some freedom and a share in the loot. That’s better than being another Roman serf being worked to death by a Roman or barbarian master.
So that’s my brave talk for today. The thing for us to do is look for advantage wherever we can find it. Look for leaders who want to provide a local environment that’s better than the cataclysm that’s Joe’s New World Order. I think Ron DeSantis is trying to show Floridians that he can do things to counteract the feds and their dysfunctional social agenda. That’s the kind of thing we need to be looking for.
The order of the day is work arounds and ad hoc solutions to the break down of just about everything. When the power grid stops being reliable, we’ll need generators and battery back-ups. When schools become woke grooming academies, we’ll set up educational collectives in our neighborhoods that will evolve into new schools. When gasoline stations start disappearing, we’ll be like Mad Max in the wasteland looking for the last fuel depot to get us out of the fiefdom of the Lord Humongous on our way to a better place.
It seems bleak but the alternative is just acquiescing to the mindless degradation that our opponents seem fixated on rolling out. In reality it’s still easier than the precarious existence that was the 18th century American frontier or the nightmare that was the European middle-ages. We need to begin the process of separating from and building up an identity distinct from the current “America.” Apparently, there is an enormous group of people who believe in the woke America and being trapped in an environment with them is incredibly painful and unhealthy for us.
Build our own things. That sounds simple but it will be a full-time job and it will be a continuous battle. We’re starting to see some results from the conservative Supreme Court. The decision on religious schools in Maine is the first step in prying education out of the hands of the Left. More decisions like that will start to turn the tide. Of course, the Left isn’t just sitting there. They’ll try to pack the court. Maybe they’ll win. If they do then we look further afield for relief. Maybe we find a state to push back against the feds. Or maybe we leave these shores if there’s no alternative. But giving up is not a choice.
How’s that for a more up-beat attitude?