Filthie's Mobile Fortress Of Solitude

Filthie's Mobile Fortress Of Solitude
Where Great Intelligence Goes To Be Insulted

Friday, 24 December 2021

Merry Christmas


Candles are not just for ceremonial virtue signaling
and show.

They light the way in darkness - which is something
we tend to forget in this age of electricity
and posterity.

Well we are in for a tough ride at Christmas this year at Castello Di La Filthie. We lost the father in law a couple days back. Similar losses are in the offing soon in 2022. I have, shall we say, some uncharitable and unchristian thoughts and feelings about it all that, and I’ll just deal with ‘em and will keep ‘em to myself.  I’ll get there. The wife has taken the loss of her father like a champ - these things seem to come in waves - you'll be chugging through life minding your own business, and then friends and family will cash out in groups, all of a sudden. The hits can be even harder to take … like at Christmas. Mother in law is coping well.

In these crazy days it’s really hard to look at your fellow man at times and leave your guns in the holsters. Or start praying for an asteroid. The aftermath of the old man’s passing is what you’d expect in a family like that, or it’s shaping up to be. I realize again why those people can’t be in my family, and why I wont be part of theirs. We should have broken with them long before we actually did. Brother in law is... gah. The less said about him, the better.

A lot of sanctimonious lectures go on at this time of year when the virtue signalers come out to bray about peace on earth, goodwill and so on. My message - if I were to have one - is to take a long, hard look at the people in your circle around you. Even the ones in your family. Be mindful of who they are, and how close you let them get. Don’t let wrongs slide. If you have to do that to keep the peace… something is very wrong and you need to jump on it. The peace you’re keeping today may well come at the price of more blood, guts and tears tomorrow. A lot of incredibly stupid people are running around right now with supposedly the best of intentions … and you will need to be ready for them when Darwin and Murphy come calling. 

Hey - thanks to everyone that stopped in to express their sympathies... your sympathies are returned with love and thanks. For you - I hope you all eat and drink too much over the Christmas holidays. I hope you and your family and your Maker are square, and that 2022 is shaping up well. Look after yourselves, and best wishes for the Christmas season.



  1. Merry Christmas, Glen. Be strong and well.

  2. May your load be light, your belly heavy, your regrets few, and your happiness over-abundant!
    (...not usually the case, but we all need goals.)
    "Merry-Merry" to all.

  3. Regarding brother in laws, if I never see mine again it will be one day too soon.

  4. Glen,

    My condolences. We're definitely in uncharted territory, or at least a few generations removed from harsh times. There are things happening in Canada now that I always feared but never believed would be allowed to happen.

    For better or worse, we have to own the part we play in all this. Best we can do is try to be on the right side of history.

    Merry Christmas, my friend.

  5. Well familiar with the "unchristian and uncharitable thoughts"part. All of it makes it kind of difficult to play along with the choreographed happiness ritual.