Winter has reappeared here in Dunwich. The estimate is for up to eight inches of snow on Monday night. Looks like I’ll finally break out the snowblower this winter after all. But not yet. Today I look out the window and a light snow is falling. A fraction of an inch has accumulated and it gives the environs the correct veneer of New England winter to make the picture fit the calendar.
I read the headlines and what do I find? All the same boring nonsense. Inflation continues to impoverish us. The Ukrainian war continues to impoverish us and kill Ukrainians. Our incompetent federal government continues to impoverish our descendants unto the fourth generation and our monstrous Deep State continues to spy on and entrap Americans in false flag operations of their own manufacturing. Really, it’s horror and tedium in almost equal measures.
But none of that is my topic for the day. What I want to write about is the practical course of action for our people. And that is to find the actions that you can take locally and do them. Don’t think about doing them. Don’t talk about doing them. DO THEM!!!!
If you have children, teach them what you want them to believe. Teach them by doing, not talking. Show them how to achieve the things they want. Help them in school. Warn them about the propaganda they will hear in the classroom. Help them to figure out their abilities and counsel them on figuring out what trade or profession they should get trained in.
And teach them patience and perseverance. Keep them from picking up bad habits like wasting their time on frivolous on-line activities. And socialize them. Make sure they are comfortable interacting with their peers, the opposite sex and with adults. Force them out of their comfort zone. AND TEACH THEM TO WORK!!!!
Get involved in your community. Find out how things get done. Find out who runs the local government. Volunteer for something with which you have some expertise. Or if that’s not possible volunteer for something that anyone can help with. Towns and local governments are always looking for help. Pick something that can make your environment better. There are committees for school, zoning, budget, infrastructure, etc. Meet the local Republican committee and find out if they’re useful or useless. And maybe even run for some very minor local office or position. But at the very least find out who the people are who want to run your town or district. And for pity’s sake at least make sure you vote for the ones who are least bad. Get to know what the problems are in your local area and decide if these are things that can be fixed and figure out whether they will make your life unbearable.
So this is me saying grab a hold of your life and your world and make it change in ways that make it better for you and yours. You can’t fire Joe Biden or end affirmative action or lower the federal deficit. But you can give your kids a shot at flourishing in whatever environment they’re in. You can find out who really runs your town. You can find out what kind of people they are. You absolutely need to find out who is running your kids’ school and you damn well better find out what their teachers are like.
So, there’s my cabin fever rant for today. Ahhh, I feel better already.