Today I’ve felt better than in weeks. From the fact that I still had to take ibuprofen to subdue a headache, I don’t think I’m fully well, but way better than yesterday.
How do I know? For the first time in weeks, I did what used to be the morning routine: pre-prep for dinner (lunch is usually snackish, as we’re both working.) In this case, it’s a little more than pre-prep, as I have beef stew in the crockpot, and einkorn sourdough leven resting to make French bread to go with.
Cooking and writing are linked for me, and if I’m sick, I can’t do either. For some reason it’s easier to convince myself I’m sick, not just lazy, if I skip cooking.
BUT here’s the important thing, they shut down at the same time. And what I eat becomes a matter of indifference, which means I eat a lot of canned stuff (not a normal thing.)
So, you should blame this post on that.
Look, the idiots have control of all the big structures. And their big push is to…. create a war on things that work. (Okay, contributing to this post is the fact that the dishwasher in new to me place is a bizarre piece of cr*p that proclaims it’s “eco-wash!” on the side, in big letters. (Yeah, if/when we have money, it will be replaced, but I’ll be honest, all the last 5 dishwashers we bought were crap. the last good one we bought in 1991 and it was great.)
Also a war on people that work. Their regulations/push is to remove effective people from the market place and replace them with people who view work as a kind of sinecure. This is probably because their minds are organized much like those of 3rd world country peasants who do view work as a sinecure. Work comes with privileges, not obligations in their heads.
(And I’m not diving down that rabbit hole, but this probably has to do with self-esteem education and never being given a reality check.)
This is why they can come up with inanities like everything that makes you an effective worker being “white supremacy” or “privilege.”
A few years ago, I’d have said that their intention was not to make you miserable, but I’ve revised that since. The left has always hated people, but they used to think they did that “for your own good.”
I don’t think they do any longer. Instead, they’re finding excuses to make you miserable in the service of some greater good. The Earth-worship has been the biggest one, leading to crap doesn’t clean or cook, or– And now of course covidiocy. There is no excuse for barring treatments that weren’t killing anyone, even if you don’t think they’re effective. And there’s zero excuse to make everyone wear face masks. Or trying to push a vaccine with horrendous side effects for an illness that is not killing even 1% of the population. (Yes, yes, every death is a tragedy. But death is still a part of life. You can’t avoid all deaths. And you have to ask what the cost is to other lives — and deaths — to protect crazily against a not very dangerous cold. Look, the plague that ate my January wasn’t COVID, therefore it doesn’t exist, but it’s at least as nasty as persistent. These things happen.) Masks are utterly non-effective. There might be some point trying them, if this were the Spanish Flu. It would at least give comfort. But this ain’t the Spanish flu, and they’ve gone on too long for anyone but the utterly brainwashed to believe in them. So, they’re just humiliation cosplay. “You have to act like a moron, because it amuses me.”
Same with the recent totally insane push to force people to eat “plant based” and bugs.
We DO NOT HAVE A FOOD SHORTAGE. Sure, it was predicted by the same loons who thought we were overpopulated. BUT THERE IS NO FOOD SHORTAGE.
There is a shortage of food in the grocery stores, yes, but that’s a DISTRIBUTION PROBLEM (as it is btw in almost all Marxist regimes.)
If it were a straight up supply problem of too many people, too little food, the push for “plant based protein” (And none, none of them are good for you long term, sorry) and “eat bugs, peasant” might make some sense. (It wouldn’t actually, because both plants and bugs take more resources to grow/are more expensive.
But that is not the problem. There’s plenty of food. The problem is DELIVERY of that food to where people can buy it. Because the idiots in charge have borked energy production and are using eco-rules and covidiocy to make it impossible to transport things. Because all Marxists are crazy in the head about distribution. Marx thought it was “exploitation” to charge more for something you bought and transported, so they all think that. It’s like he was patient zero for stupid economic thought and it communicates by reading his barely coherent even after editing ramblings.
So, what’s the point of trying to force people to eat vegetable based — harmful in the long run, if only in terms of reduced vitality — or truly icky stuff, like bugs?
They hate you and they want you to be unhappy.
No, they really hate you and they want you to be unhappy. They’re taking away conveniences that allow you to live like the kings of old could only dream of. And they force you into humiliation play. And they want you to hit bugs and live in sewer pipes that are repurposed (yes, I’ve seen that) and–
So we’re waiting, still on that awkward stage. I think they already know they’re going to lose long-term. Subconsciously, at least, because their “religion” won’t allow them to admit it to themselves. Which only makes them crazier and more destructive in the long run.
This will end, one way or another.
But until then, what can you do?
You can live as well as you possibly can. Note my activities this morning. Yes, I could have heated a can of food, but if we have to eat — we do — and I’m feeling well enough to cook, I’m going to make our meal this evening fun and an experience that would cost a lot of money we don’t really have at a restaurant.
Now, because of how they’ve borked the economy, doing this kind of thing requires learning, but we live in the most information-rich and education-rich time ever.
Sure, the information streams are corrupted, but there are free videos on cooking tasty meals for all budgets and levels of issues with food, as well as for all levels of experience. The same for repairing machines (and some of you are getting into “how can I 3-d print parts to improve this machine.” GOOD FOR YOU) and for if you wish making fancy clothes, or whatever.
Now, your time is not infinite. None of ours is. but there’s usually something you can do every day, ranging from small to great, that will make you and those around you feel better and live happier lives.
I suggest you do it.
Multiple streams of income. Multiple streams of activity. Multiple streams of learning. As the man said, specialization is for insects.
Do that which sparks joy, even if it’s a little thing every day, like, oh, cleaning something really well, or doing an extra little step that makes something you have to do just…. better.
The idiots who are trying to control everything are profoundly sad people who have killed their own ability to experience joy, and now run around looking for ever greater power and ways to make others miserable. As though that would help.
Make them truly miserable. Do everything you can to make your life and the lives of those you love better.
Be creative. Be happy. Be joyful.