Sunday, July 5, 2020
Frequent visitors to this space know that I love that Gus McCrae quote from Lonesome Dove...
"It ain't dyin' I'm talkin' about, it's livin'!"
Another way to think of it is this, which is a philosophical perspective as old as mankind...
"You can't get there from here. Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow is out of reach and will not be what you demand, but rather what it will be. What you do have is today, and today is all you have. Embrace it. Live."
"You have a finite number of heartbeats but you cannot know the total. You can never get squandered heartbeats back, so waste them at your peril."
At this moment in time the governmedia complex is all in on destroying America in the name of a phantom menace of convenience. That's terrible and it can only lead to horror. But the problem isn't the governmedia complex. And the problem isn't the government of, by, and for the people. That entity hasn't been seen in a very, very long time. The people, including me, abandoned that long ago. No, the problem is with the people.
With all the people, including me. With "we the people." There's an old saying, "you can only con a con artist." What do we think all this free shit is about? It's the opium of the masses. All of these government goods, services, cash, protections, and lovely, sexy, wonderful oppression and victimization. It's all on us. We let that shit happen on our watch, and we knew we were letting it happen.
So here we are, and it sucks. It's going to get much, much worse.
But remember the story of Pandora, who is us. She/we loosed unspeakable ills upon the world, and they will run their course.
We/she opened the pithos. We/she knew better and had plenty of clear, unambiguous warning.
But in the bottom of the pithos, Hope.
So don't be bummed out by this message. We have and will always have hope. We have and will always have the ability to form and hew to the foundational principles we know are right and proper.
So when you look at the impossible task remaining before us, remember that it all starts with what you do today. Don't squander your heartbeats railing against the opium narrative. Embrace today, and do your very best to do the best things for the best reasons.
When you have your own shit suitcased (and you don't -- you're not even close) you can worry about those images and noises emanating from the tee-vee. Until then...
Be well and embrace the blessings of liberty.