A Stout Read. Take some Antacids before hand.
The ending quote says it all:
You either believe in freedom or you don’t. It’s that simple.
Everything else is just a deadly distraction. As Orwell observed in 1984:
“All that was required of them was a primitive patriotism which could be appealed to whenever it was necessary to make them accept longer working hours or shorter rations. And even when they became discontented, as they sometimes did, their discontent led nowhere, because, being without general ideas, they could only focus it on petty specific grievances. The larger evils invariably escaped their notice.”
In America today we certainly see signs of a pitched increase in societal friction, and finally we are seeing some signs of life on our side, whatever it is we are calling ourselves this week. The left has impeached Trump in the US House, but it appears he will not be convicted by the Senate…
“For he that gets hurt
Will be he who has stalled…”
(From the lyrics The Times they are a Changin’ by Simon and Garfunkel)
My friend MT out at Lower Valley Assembly sent over his thoughts on the near future in Virginia. I tend to agree that the flashpoint may very well shape up there, as those living there or close by the NC border know that there’s two very different Virginias- the DC trash that look down on…