Older son and lovely fiancee brought something akin to the black plague into the house. I know it shocks all of you that I promptly caught it. Which would be fine, if I didn’t have a story overdue that MUST be finished today.
For some reason, double ear infection that’s making my teeth hurt is making it hard to concentrate and I can’t word good. Or as I told my editor at PJM yesterday “I feel like my brain is askew to language.”
So some scattered thoughts as we pass by, discuss and tell me what you think:
1- The worm seems to be turning. It’s not massively obvious yet, but we’re seeing people talk/fight back. I only see my tiny corner of it, of course. Any bigger seismic movement? And incidentally all these should reference “For the times they are achanging” because it drives the other side nuts.
2- There have always been powers behind the throne. This kept things going in the days that the king was so incompetent he could only put the crown on his queen’s head two times out of three. Apparently America is not immune to this. Can it be tolerated in a country in which the sovereign is supposed to be the people? Or are we over due for crucifixions lining the roads into DC?
3- How long will the cries of “racisss, sexisss, homophobic” mask the reality that the people caught the left with its hand on the “let’s create a feudal society of rulers and serfs, for which purpose we’ll import people used to being serfs and unequipped to succeed” cookie jar?
4- Are they putting brain-damaging compound in the more outre hair colors? And I’m asking as someone who, were she 15 years younger would have candy-floss pink hair. (I used to dye it the most outrageous colors I could find anyone, including once wine-red.) Because the correspondence is… uncanny.
5-If you only had one shot at a time machine, would you kill Lenin, Jean Jacques Rosseau or Louis XIV, inventor of entrenched bureaucracy?
6- How long till Europeans go all European and put Europe into the fire bucket again?
Or is this effect mitigated by low birth rate and youth flight?
7- How stupid is it of the EU and their stupid privacy laws to expect the free citizens of the US to obey them? (Yes, it might curb Google, et al. And that’s not bad. But the rest of us? Ah!) And is this an attempt at net censorship by other means?
That’s it, right now. Don’t blow up anything, and try not to make holes in the walls again.