Sometime after the second election of President Obama I suspect many of us blogging got a glimpse of the very bad future rolling out across the country and the globe. Many of us stopped talking politics of any kind, anywhere. You know why? Because many of us remember our moms telling us to never argue with idiots lest people not be able to tell which person is the idiot. That niggled about in the back of my head for weeks as I watched well educated people saying the stupidest things, but then it took a darker turn when I realized they are actually just crazy as sprayed roaches and genuinely despise conservatives enough to want us dead. I mean really dead. They aren’t into arguing. They don’t want to win us to their way of thinking. They aren’t capable of actually making a rational point any more.
What I see out on the blogs and Facebook is genuine insanity. So. I leave it alone.
When someone tells me they are white but identify as black and the argue the “experience of being black” (Not Rachel D., this syndrome is quite common amongst liberals), I drop the discussion and block them from seeing me.
When someone argues that “It’s just so cool how BO jets everywhere to play golf in deserts”, where states are gasping for their last drop of water, and The Michelle Entourage is jetting around the globe changing $2000 dresses by the hour for appearances, “Such a style icon”, I drop the discussion and block them from seeing me.
Gun control. Climate Change. Racism. Triggers. Micro-aggressions. ISIS. Iran and the Bomb. Anti-Israel. “Faux News” … blocked. Double Blocked.
I believe I have effectively walled off 2/3rds of the online population, not because I disagree with their views, but because they are genuinely insane.
I follow gardening, cooking, writing, fountain pen collectors, romance novelists which stay off the political train, and tons and tons of cat groups … but even the damned cat groups are political sometimes and I have to drop them as they turn rabid.
I was doing all that on auto pilot, until I re-read Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
The sun burnt every day. It burnt Time . . . Time was busy burning the years and the people anyway, without any help from him. So if he burnt things with the firemen and the sun burnt Time, that meant that everything burnt!
We are hiding from the lunatics, burning time in “forest camps” just trying to hold on until they blow it all apart. Most of us are offline, reconnecting with the things that matter in our own homes, or what’s left of our homes.
The President has been taking Sheen’s course on Winning. Very entertaining. That speech yesterday? Winning! Not talking to Mitch McConnell for six years? Winning! Making it a certainty the your party may never recover in your lifetime? Winning! I feel a game of golf and some Michael Jordan smack talk coming on.
Two Quotes just after the Obama election:
Markos Moulitsas Zúniga
“…we have an imperative to take advantage of a historic opportunity to break the conservative movement’s backs and crush their spirits.”
Glen Greenwald – Salon
” The most important aspect of this Tuesday’s election is to finalize their humiliating repudiation and to bury them for what they’ve done.”
So. Pardon me for this but fuck both of you Markos and Glen.
That is all. :-)
For the past several months I have been slammed by spam. I manage many websites and this is the only one being hit, so it’s essentially a denial of service type abuse. Politics. What can you do. Pundit and Pundette is completely neutralized and so are many of the conservative blogs of old. This past decade has been the most vicious and aggressive time in my experience politically. Just to spite these asshats I should blog more often. As Breitbart said, If you are taking flack you must be over the target.
Bombs are dropping on Syria and the President is actually at another fundraiser and will probably squeeze in some golf later today. I’m not making that up.
Watching the news for a bit last night I was wondering; are we at war? Because I can’t tell anymore. I think we might be. France was actually the first to start bombing Syria which makes it the Fall fashionable thing. The President’s “Leading From Behind” Doctrine is secure. We were not the first. Watch for this to be his pattern in all things. In retaliation ISIS has a French citizen who was on vacation somewhere he probably should not have been and they say he’s next on deck because France as first. That tactic actually works on the French. Until and unless Russia joins in, ISIS could probably care less who bombs them. Beslan repeat has been threatened but Russia is not biting.
There’s no financial gain or power to be had in this fear fight.
The real war is online … and the enemy is in our house even as we speak.
Joan’s snark on Obama and Mrs O was not said in a black hole and as soon as she said it I wondered what retaliation would be coming her way. I thought about Paula Dean and Brittany Murphy and others for whom retaliation was not long in coming for publicly disrespecting the President.
Was it a coincidental accident? Like Breitbart’s odd and early exit? We will probably never know.
Sigh. RIP Ms Rivers. You were funny and very brave and you will be missed.
Hopefully I’ve closed the holes and can keep this blog stable. We’ll see.