I didn’t mean to scare anyone with my plethora of medical appointments. I needed to get blood drawn to test the adjustment on the thyroid meds. I also arranged to have a vision test, because I find myself panicking behind the wheel and that either meant that my vision was gone wonky, or my head had. And while I’d panicked before while driving, when my vision was bad, I’d never gone crazy that way. Precisely.
Anyway, so I went to get my vision tested. For three years it was a real problem getting any writing done. I couldn’t focus, I couldn’t “be there” and I couldn’t think myself into the story. Also, for the first time in my life, I had trouble thinking of the right word and sometimes had to approach it by spiraling towards the meaning.
Now writing is relatively easy and I’m enjoying it again, but there have been a lot of interruptions. I thought. Or maybe my attention is not as intense as I thought.
At any rate, that’s not why I went to get my eyes checked. I went because of the driving thing.
Turns out my vision is completely messed up, and not only has my astigmatism got doubly worse, but I somehow have double vision horizontally.
So, now I have ordered new glasses, which should make the writing easier, and maybe allow me to drive.
Anyway, that’s what we don’t see. When what you use to see with is off, unless it’s really obvious (and sometimes then) you end up not realizing what was wrong.
On the other hand, sometimes what we don’t see affects us.
This week, I had two things rubbed in my nose. One was that some kids in a college (and I’m not sure where, but it was linked at instapundit. Might even have been by me) I think Loyola, were complaining about an “America” themed party, which makes them feel “divisive and unwelcoming” or something. Because American citizens, or guests, living in America, should not love America or celebrate the special place we live in because… I got nothing.
Also driving down the highway, I came across someone with a bumpersticker that said “I made the dhs list” which, you know, reminded me of how people who have great attachment to the constitution are are considered a terrorism risk.
I have before said that the people from the sixties, propagandized by the soviet union into thinking the US was all wrong and responsible for everything bad, are now in charge of most institutions (and the further left they are, the more in charge they are) and raised at least a generation to despise their own country and be afraid to feel any love for it.
This is the sort of thing that happens to occupied nations. As my friend Bill Reader says, the problem is we lost the war. Not the cold war, the propaganda war. The USSR turned at least one of our generations into occupiers, who then destroyed the very heart of patriotism and love for our country.
We didn’t do that to Germany or Japan after defeat. But for the USSR that was the way to our defeat.
That tantrum the millenials are throwing? They’re throwing it, because they thought everyone agreed with them that America was terrible and should be destroyed from within. Or maybe it’s because the poor bunnies don’t even understand that everything they want to do would destroy the good things about the system.
They don’t realize that on average they have the freest, most prosperous life of anyone but the very rich in the other nations. They don’t realize that compared to the rest of the world, this is still the land of opportunity.
They’ve lived here all their lives, in the lap of luxury, so much that they don’t see it. And so, they’ve allowed themselves to be propagandized and made to feel guilty, and convinced the rest of the world is poor because they’re well off, and that they have to destroy America so the world will be better and wealthier.
Of course that’s not what will happen. When America sneezes, the world catches pneumonia. Which means if the US falls, the world loses its engine of wealth and innovation.
So these blind children led by the blind are trying to destroy the things they love, in the name of making it all better, which it won’t.
We must apply corrective to the nation as soon as possible. And I mean right now. Let’s go work on it.