Friday, July 17, 2020

Stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid

Stupid healthy.

Annual checkup on Tuesday. I mass 17 fewer pounds today than when I left the service of my country lo these many years ago.

My labs are better too. They are the labs of a 25-ish person, for the most part.

Of course my telomeres are shorter than they once were. I am, after all, olden.

But I'm fit and getting fitter. And despite the raging radiculopathy which scores of bureaucrats are preventing the treatment of, I'm in much better condition than any of those chair bound parasites.

It's something to be thankful for.

Fitness and accumulated knowledge will continue to serve me well. The monsters will probably get me in the end, but they'll have to work and exsanguinate for it.

Life is for livin' after all.


I'll just offer the mostly (kinda?) unadorned comment that you cant fix stupid.

There are a lot of unprincipled monsters walking the planet these days, and just like every other ape-lizard monster, they don't look like monsters.

The thing about being an ape-lizard monster is this. We're all monsters. Some of us control our monstrous urges with the discipline of thoughtful and robust principle.

Those of us who could never be bothered to do the work of developing personal foundational principles do not. And keep this in mind; choosing to be unprincipled is conscious decision. Those who opt for "whatever I can get away with" are fully responsible for their actions, though they will always insist that "I was victimized by all you mean people who won't dance to my tune!"

Anyone who has ever bothered to study a bit of history -- even just 20th century history -- can clearly see that when herds of unprincipled ape-lizards begin to club together there's a genocide a-brewing.

Those monsters who survive will feel sorry for themselves when they experience a contemporary version of being perp-walked through the ruins of a concentration camp. Those who've bothered to read a bit of history know what I mean. Those who haven't don't.

The blatant sophistry of today's unprincipled monsters is breathtaking.

Sophistry : Subtly deceptive reasoning or argumentation. M-W Collegiate Dictionary, 10th Edition, 2001.

And they actually appear to believe that because they say it, it must be so, and because they say it, no one notices the sly lies and manipulation.

So yeah. Stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid. Dangerous stupid.

But that's the professional victim class of 2020.


Be well and embrace the blessings of liberty.

And no, you fucking monstrous sophists don't understand what that means. But you can, if you do the work. Which you won't.


Be well and embrace the blessings of liberty.


  1. Monsters indeed, our species is rather famous for producing monsters.

    1. We've all got monster and angel in us. Comes down to conscious decisions about behavior.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting Sarge!

  2. Well, there IS a cure for monsters.

    Thanks for the post.
    Paul L. Quandt

    1. There is. Always a step back for the species.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting Paul!

  3. Good to hear the docs confirm you are alive and better, and we get a blogpost to confirm it!

    But, I miss my dose of scenic country beauty, or at least some not-yet useful horticultural tidbits, or construction tips, or cute puppies or poultry. But, you still got enough of that stuff that we have gotten our moneys' worth to hold us for while until the muse returns.
    Y'all please stay healthy.

    1. I'll get some more country stuff recorded today. Well, I plan to anyway. We'll see what happens.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting John!

    2. Hey, I see a new Corpsman Chronicles posted shortly after this.
      I love those, and they are right up there with the work of Lex's Rhythyms, and OAFS assorted sordid war stories. Well done!
      Thanks for spending the considerable amount of time required for CC. YOu are forgiven for hte lack of chicken videos....for a while.

    3. Thanks John. Your kind words are very much appreciated. I'll keep swinging and try to video some chickens tomorrow!