This is one of the most frequently-occurring of all my earworms, and I’m just amazed that it hasn’t surfaced before…
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.
After yesterday’s rather bleak Roundup, today’s is 100% INSIGNIFICA.
And some gratuitous pics of Duncan’s house Nigora:
Oh, and one last piece of good news:
Every magician knows the trick: to distract the audience’s attention, they do something with one hand while the other performs the manipulations necessary for the trick to work. And thus it is with the current Democrat Establishment:
Rochelle Walensky, a Democratic Party activist who happens to direct the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, is promoting new COVID-19 measures at the instruction of her boss, Joe Biden. These measures would require masks even for vaccinated Americans entering public buildings and for students and teachers in public schools.
Although such impositions may displease readers of this journal, until now they have made sense politically. They are intended to distract us from the colossally stupid things the Democratic administration has unleashed on us. Focusing public attention on a health crisis caused by the Delta variant provides a diversion from everything that should be laid at Biden’s doorstep, such as the explosion of violent crimes in American cities, rising inflation, uncontrolled borders, and the takeover of the military and education by the intersectional Left. If the Democrats can get Americans to concentrate on their “crises,” such as the putative danger of a right-wing insurrection and a raging COVID pestilence, then voters might be distracted from other things.
Okay, we all know that there’s no danger, putative or otherwise, of a “right-wing insurrection” other than in the sick projections of the people talking about it, e.g. President Braindead and his equally-braindead minions in the Justice Department and its
testicle tentacle offices such as the FBI and parts of the DHS. (A couple hundred people acting like idiots in the hallowed halls [sic] of Congress do not an insurrection make, as much as the Communists are claiming it as such.)
But as the article rightly puts it, we need to avoid the waving (albeit irritating) hand and concentrate on the really important stuff: the horrifying mega-budget being pushed on us by the Leftists (and even some asshole Republicans too, for shame); the flooding of our border defenses by illegal migrants and criminals; the foul Critical Race Theory which is poisoning our kids and undermining our military, to say nothing of other less-important institutions such as our sports organizations, corporations and other parts of our everyday lives. And most importantly, our First- and Second Amendment freedoms are being circumscribed and undermined on a daily basis by this same disgusting ruling establishment,
All the above being aided and abetted by the media, academia and politicians, of course.
Sadly, it’s a war of many fronts, but it is nevertheless a war that has to be fought every single day — because the Left is assaulting us with blatant lies and subterfuges every day and at every turn.
I’m not saying we should ignore annoyances such as mask mandates, of course. But in ignoring, mocking or opposing them, we should not lose sight of the important issues which should take most of our effort and support.
Paul Simon does South African music. I love this song, so it’s no hardship to keep replaying it in my head.
That’s the same way our own fucking government sees us. I just wish it were true.