The warrior poet and and philosopher king has poasted another one that has bunged up my carburetors and left me vapour locked and mentally constipated. I am going to go ahead and say it, and not in a sarcastic or rancorous way. In all honesty, TB is an intellectual. Were it not so, I wouldn't give a post like this one the time of day. He wants peace, common sense, and stability. So do I, incidentally.
I may have taken that post personally because some have accused me in the past of viewing the doings of the world as some kind of cheezy video game, who doesn't think about the ramifications of what he says. There are times when that is true; but for the most part... I don't think so.
The instability of our recent and current events are nothing new. We in the west have been sewing the seeds for increasingly erratic and chaotic relations between us. I almost fell over the other day when King Peter and Queen Mary said over coffee, "What's up with the queers? They've gone off the fricken deep end!!!" They are both shitlibs - but they are mature enough to hear other opinions. I have been saying for 25 years that they were flat out nuts, but was always written off as a homophobe or eccentric loon. Back in the late 90s I got banned from internet forums like clockwork for saying that if we let the queers out of the closet, the trannies and pedos will eventually get out too... and here they are. They are wanting their rightful place in our society - ideally as teachers in elementary school where they can teach children to question their sexuality and prey on them. Our public schools are literally moron and pervert factories that indoctrinate rather than educate. My own daughter fell victim to them. Public schools are no longer worth the time of day. Our mass media has also fallen. I remember when you paid subscriptions to them to consume their content because you could rely on it to portray a reasonable summation of current events and the players involved in them. Today they can't sell a subscription to a rational adult and serve as a propaganda arm Globohomo Inc. If those guys tell the truth, it's either an accident, or because it is in line with their agenda. The courts...? HAR HAR HAR! Law enforcement? The real law officers started boiling off years ago through early retirement. Most today are flunkies and affirmative action hires that are in for the cushy pensioned retirement and that's it. The medical profession destroyed its own credibility with the Covid scam.
These institutions used to be centrist in nature; they carried authority and used it to maintain stability, keep the peace, and deal with the dangerous and malevolent. Today they do nothing of the sort. Consider: in the US, the supreme court just made landmark rulings on guns and abortion. The next day, prominent politicians and hordes of shrieking lunatics were promising violent protest, non-compliance and mayhem. I make no claims of moral superiority; I will resist any immoral impositions of the state too - right up to and including violence if I am pushed to it.
I am not sure if I agree with myself on moderate centrism either. I hear people all the times pretending they are above all the doings of our current age, scolding both sides and making pretensions to be the voice of reason. I have nothing against preachers or idealists - but the argument can be made that these are the guys that brought us to all this. They continually preach about restraint, maintaining the peace, making conciliatory gestures and reaching a compromise. Well... what kind of compromise can I arrive at where my adversaries want to teach my child to question his or her sexuality? That want them to consider sex changes... at the age of five or six? What kind of accommodation can I arrive at with a person that wants me disarmed because they or their kids are too messed up to be trusted with a gun? How can I reconcile with a church that wants to put gays and feminists and marxists in charge of their morals and ethics? All my life, people that proclaim themselves to be my moral and intellectual superiors have told me to do just that. If we had settled with these lunatics ages ago, and stood our ground - none of this would be happening today! There is a point where preaching and idealizing becomes so much sanctimony. Shaddup and bake the cake, you Christian bigot!
Yannow what? Fuck you.
Peaceful separation from types like that is also ludicrous. These people don't want a home or community or a family of their own - they want yours. If they can't have that, they want you to pay for whatever they cobble together for themselves. Too bad the value of your money is being inflated away for that, inninit?
I'm sorry... but empty preaching and moralizing doesn't cut it anymore. There is no high road to take that will get us out of here. If there was, Globohomo would cut it off. The last moral high road that could have taken away from what faces us was obliterated with the passing of Reagan and Thatcher.
With each deferred and forfeited fight we dodge, our choices get ever narrower. You can live in the coming world as it is - or get taken out. If it comes to that, there will be no safety in the sidelines.
But... whadda I know? I am not a preacher or a moralist... I am a realist as much as a guy like me can be one. If you know better - leave it in the comments and educate the rest of us.