Controlled Burns – Out of the Darkness
There are times in life where you just have to call it quits, burn everything down, and rebuild from the ashes like some kind of mythical phoenix. You just need a clean slate, with as little baggage weighing you down as possible. I can understand that, having done it in my own life several times now. I am rather annoyed with those who think that this is the path we need to take for the country. Put the damned matches down for a hot minute.
The country can still be saved. We are starting to run into the real trouble, the crazy years, and people are losing their minds. What we need now is careful consideration and a calm center. We need to figure out what is weighing us down, and *then* we can burn. We need to have a few controlled burns so that we can keep the whole thing from going up in flames.
The educational system turning the nation’s children into oversenstive idiots? Burn it down. The welfare system that has failed to have any appreciable impact on reducing poverty? Torch it. The DEA, which is setting policies that deny doctors the ability to treat real pain while it enforces laws that make criminals out of peaceful citizens? Light it up. You guys get the idea. We need to clear out the dead weight so that what remains is a cleaner, more efficient government that doesn’t interfere overly much while we go about our lives.
Yes, there’s a lot of dead weight. Yes, there’s a lot of corruption. Yes, there’s a lot of problems. Don’t throw the baby out with the bath water, though. Pick a problem you see in the country and learn all you can about it. Get involved on the local level. Educate people about the issue. Light a fire under your elected representatives to start cleaning house. Then join with others who are working on different problems in your community.
The left has been working for 150 years to destroy the American spirit, and yet it lives. They have tried to drive the nation’s soul into ruin, and yet we still still stand. We are tarnished and rough around the edges, but we are still in the fight. They have tried to make us bend the knee to our betters, and we still stand defiantly.
We have let them push us apart for too long. We have let them set the tone for too long. We have let them drive us to despair. Now is the time to build. Build businesses. Build relationships. Build community. Build lives. Teach your children. Help your neighbors. Work on the issues, and keep your matches ready for those controlled burns.
*A Sarah post-script: As you guys (probably) have noticed, these posts have been getting later, I haven’t done Dark Fate in two weeks, and if you’re on FB you’ve seen me there a lot. Yes, there is a an explanation. A member of my family is having relatively major surgery on Friday, which is stressing me, and I’ve caught a stupid cold. The good news is the cold is better. And this too shall pass. Hopefully this weekend, the critter (no, not a cat, one of the guys) will be back home and recovering. Meanwhile, I’ve put out the first of the new collections I’m assembling, with the short stories I took off sale, to avoid cluttering my page on Amazon (though each collection also has a new story in it.) Yes, I made the cover from “found elements acquired for free from Pixabay and the renderosity free section, and ran it through filters with filter forge.*