We are entering “the times that try men’s souls”…
“When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.”
What I see happening now, is a microcosm of that moment in history. Millions of Americans are distancing themselves from “The Media”, the “Social Media Oligarchs”, and from the imposed government of an illegitimate regime.
We are “dissolving the political bands which have connected” and simply saying “no.” and that is enough for now.
I’ve generally avoided “Social Media” anyway, for the simple reason that 20 years (or is it 30 now?…) ago I saw that it could come to no good putting that much personal information on the internet.
Since about 2000 I’ve reduced / avoided / discouraged using email to talk to me. PRISM program dissolved that utility. NSA later confirmed the choice… Snowden advertised what was known to Geeks.
Now “Cancel Culture” has brought the Woke Army to hysteria as they seek out any possible thought that does not now, or was in the past, not in keeping with the Woke-O-Sphere rules of this moment. Then they crucify the person.
So tell me again why on this Earth in this time I would ever want to use Facebook, Twitter, Tik-Tok, YouTube or any such public advertising of “Here be a target!”?
So we step away. We “distance”. We simply choose not to be there and choose not to associate with the ilk.
“See Kohai, how they distance themselves?” Senpai to Kohai in Rising Sun.
When things turn to shit, folks find a way to step away, to disengage, to distance from the stinking pile of poo.
We see that as a hoard of folks flee California for places where liberty still can be found: Texas and Florida for example. I hope to be among them in the next months.
“Time to be among them!” Senpai to Kohai…
It can be seen in the flood of Tax Migrants leaving New York for Florida…
It can be seen in the collapse of viewers for CNN and other Lame Stream Media / Yellow Stream Media… and the dramatically plunging circulation for formerly important news papers like the New York Times. Hard Left New Media like Huff-Po and BuzzFeed now trying desperately to stay alive as readers abandon them and their revenue is in free fall… hoping layoffs and cutting off staff can stay ahead of the gang-green rot of being WOKE! And failing…
What is happening is simple. Those folks who keep a tidy mind, have an ability to think critically, and respect their history are simply choosing to Divorce themselves from the Left Wing Socialist ROT that is destroying the nation.
So far it has been relatively passive distancing and disconnecting. Lately we’ve seen an increase in “dissing” the other. ( I know I’m no longer passive. Someone puts this crap in my face, I’m pushing it right back in there’s with a big fat “NO! Thank you. It’s your crap so you can swallow it. Lord knows I won’t.”)
I’ve hardened my soul to the fact that I must engage in the conflict or be destroyed by it. I don’t want to do it. I don’t like conflict or confrontation. BUT it isn’t me who has a choice in the matter… So I will do the only things I can do. Engage and resist.
After Distancing and Disconnecting and even some Dissing fail to work, there is no choice but to engage and resist. How far and how hard that resistance? That will depend on The Other as much as on me. I am a “Finished Person” and I’m not about to embrace the Woke Crapper Baptismal Water. I’ve not enough life time left to be retreaded and I’m not interested in it anyway.
For now, I’m on a path of “Passive Aggressive” quasi non-compliance. Of building the necessaries for a worse future time. But like all animals: IF attacked, passive can leave the building very fast. It is not a long march from Disaffection and Distancing and Dissing to Defense and Destruction.
I hope we do not “go there”…
“But hope is not a strategy. -E.M.Smith”
We will see what unfolds in the fullness of time.
Believe me, dear Sir: there is not in the British empire a man who more cordially loves a union with Great Britain than I do. But, by the God that made me, I will cease to exist before I yield to a connection on such terms as the British Parliament propose; and in this, I think I speak the sentiments of America.
— Thomas Jefferson, November 29, 1775
Believe me, dear Sirs: There is not in the USA a man who more cordially loves this union than I do. But, by the God that made me, I will cease to exist before I yield to a connection on such terms as the Woke Socialists and Biden Administration propose; and in this, I think I speak the sentiments of True Americans.
-E.M.Smith, 2 April 2021
Thus the Distancing starts to turn to Defiance.
Florida and Texas will Defy before they submit. Florida has already thrown down the gauntlet on Vaccine Passports. (Guess where I’m moving…)
We might well see the break-up of the USA over this. The whole Bible Belt is not keen on where things are going. Up through “Fly Over Country” is not bought in.
There’s a very simple solution on offer: Throw out of the union California, Oregon, New York City (in fact the whole Boston to Washington DC and North Virginia teat sucking urban wasteland), and Chicago.
If possible, retain the rural conservative counties in those States that are not part of the Urban Fester.
Simply Disgorge the Rot.
What will happen?
I have no idea.
What I do know is that the Divide can not be stitched up again. You do not instill Decency and Decorum into a Sociopath overnight. We are Dividing into separate Nations, be that on a map or not.
Either one side wins, or Destruction does.
I hope we can avoid Destruction. but that is not my choice to make anymore. A rigged vote removed my choices.
Just my opinion, worth all you paid for it.