I’m mostly posting this so that you know I’m still alive.
I have a chapter of Witch’s Daughter “hanging on the machine” as mom said of half completed work (in her case sewing or knitting machine.) But I woke up feeling out of it and as though I have a hangover — probably the result of taking benadryl last night as eczema has started colonizing my neck now, and this is ridiculous. So I’m being extremely slow, and we have to go out today and do stuff. So–
Look, “how people behave” is a great way to solve mystery fiction, but probably not admissible in court.
HOWEVER the way the left and the media and social media are behaving is like conquerors who think (rightly) the rest of the nation is against them. More, they’re behaving like conquerors who KNOW they can’t hold on long. The stink of fear is roiling off them to the point of choking us. And frankly it’s making the rest of us afraid, because as grandma said “You can’t afford to trust a fool even on the ladder to heaven. They might push you down for no reason.”
Much less trusting a fool that will soon have access to nuclear weapons and the purse and army of the US.
And it fits neatly with the potemkin campaign which of necessity required most votes to be fraudulent and yet still came up short.
They have skipped the glorious reign 1000 years and are going right into locking themselves in bunkers from which they issue increasingly more deranged orders.
And their social media arm is going all in with them, because they are a unit. Behold the wisdom of our tech lords (a friend got this yesterday.)
You have to be pretty darn desperate to go around blocking anyone who questioned your ideas. This person is at about my level, maybe a little lower in influence.
This morning another friend sent me this he received:
FB just sent me a notice stating that I’m blocking from creating new groups, and blocked from creating events…expect more of this behavior.
Guys, yeah, this is totalitarianism, but it’s end-stage, last gasp totalitarianism. When they get to this point, THEY KNOW the whole country is against them, with not a shred of doubt. Hell, even hostile conquerors who just got done killing all the tribe’s nobility aren’t this scared.
Of course, this could be because they’re also not very bright. America fought long enough that when they COULD accomplish this all they had was “fourth generation” which in commie terms is like the 17th generation of royalty who marry their cousins.
In either case, it’s a bizarre thing to live through. Even the Soviets turned a blind eye to jokes about the regime, because they knew it was a safety valve.
Looks at sky When I told You to get a new plot, I meant one that makes sense. And not make live through it, oh, Lord.
I think the only reason I’m at large is, ironically, because I was banned for 24 hours. We’ll see if it subsists after this post, right?
Anyway, I’m okay, but have a lot of driving to do today. Because I’m NOT doing anything tomorrow. Or being anywhere I’m expected to be.
Meanwhile, y’all remember that a wounded pig is the most dangerous creature in the world, and despite their appearance of being in power, that’s exactly what we have: a wounded pig at bay.
Don’t be stupid and fall in any traps.
There will be time, by the by, to set things to right, and maybe — though I don’t see it — a way to minimize the butcher’s bill.
For now, this unfortunately applies to us:
“Everywhere he found boiling resentment, a fierce willingness to fight against the tyranny, but it was undirected, uncoordinated, and in any modern sense, unarmed. Sporadic rebellion was as futile as the scurrying of ants whose hill has been violated. PanAsians could be killed, yes, and there were men willing to shoot on sight even in the face of the certainty of their own deaths. But their hands were bound by the greater certainty of brutal multiple retaliation against their own kind. As with the Jews in Germany before the final blackout in Europe, bravery was not enough, for one act of violence against the tyrants would be paid for by other men, women and children at unspeakable compound interest.” -Robert Heinlein, “Sixth Column”
Except I’d say that the current crop are not nearly as competent as the PanAsians. And they’ll probably manage to do what nothing else has done: organize the individualists, just in sheer outrage and horror.
Be not afraid. Go work for liberty.