After my rather gloomy, sorry-for-myself post the other day, I must confess to feeling quite heartened at the several messages which I read both in Comments and via email from people like Reader Bruce M, who wrote in response to “Getting Tired” thus:
Me too, but there are a lot of us out that need people like you to stay focused on the world for us.
I would like you to do a bit about the politics of hate. It seems to me that there is an effort to get those of us that just want our freedom to do and think what we want, to hate each other.
The groups to hate:
Boomers, vaxxers, Jews, blacks, Hispanics, any religious group not of your exact sect or cult. The list keeps growing until no one is on our side.
Planned by the commies, maybe ?
A reader who values your thoughts.
It is indeed a topic worthy of discussion, nay even a rant. Expect one shortly.
And from Longtime Reader John dB who, after a reminder of my long-past writings, concluded with:
Can I persuade you to cast aside your fatigue and carry on with your political commentary? What you have to say features in what I want to do and besides, the quiet ones who follow you but hardly/never comment, need you.
I am deeply touched and flattered that my fevered rants about our body politic actually mean something in people’s lives. (He also reminded me of this essay.)
Consider the fatigue cast aside… just buckle in, because it may get kinda rough from here on.