Except I REALLY need to get back to my real job. Yesterday kind of took it out of me, leaving me drained, and exhausted.
There was … stuff before, including a potentially lethal situation for one of the kids (it wasn’t but it looked like it, and I’m proud to say my sons seem to have listened to my stories of living in unstable times, because before I texted the instructions to “Collect your things; get out of there; keep situational awareness on the way out” he was already doing it, and texted back “getting.” before he got to the car and a fuller report. Turned out the noises were from a police stand off some blocks away, but hey.) Anyway, so yesterday’s horror just made it all worse, and reading page after page of idiots saying “good” or that it was “self defense” or similar twaddle made me sick with the sort of dull rage that has nowhere to go.
It’s not even the idiot’s fault. Our media has now just resorted to making things up out of whole cloth, and people who have always been mainstream and trusted the news continue buying it all, wholesale. So they think the world is imploding, or something. The same media that covered up Obama’s … well, I still don’t know if incompetence of malice, and told them every was wonderful is now panicking them and stampeding them towards a confrontation they’re NOT ready for.
I handled it on PJmedia, here, not that Charlie hasn’t handled it also, several times. He’s linked in my article, too. They don’t seem to realize America is NOT alone in the world, and that the image of us they’re projecting abroad practically guarantees we’ll be attacked. They’re making us look ripe for the taking.
And under the spirit of making my PJmedia posts do double duty, I’ve been promising you a deeper discussion of how the whole thing with Sad Puppies was a confrontation between different aesthetics, which the left — blinded by politics — made all about good and evil, maybe you should read this:
It’s important for us to understand the disconnect underlaying every dispute in the arts (and many in the sciences) where the left has lost sight of any other objective than bringing about “progressivism” and “social justice.” They can’t even understand what we say, anymore. They think we want to destroy them, not just their flawed, blinkered worldview which turns everything it touches to dross and ashes.
And now I’ll go and work on Guardian, if that’s okay. See you tomorrow.