One minute you’re in bed, the next…
God Bless all the victims.
The conditions for such F4 and F5 monsters to track on the ground for so long, and cause this much destruction, are rare.
This is cold comfort.
Maybe over 100 dead.
Are most of the modern doctrines constantly misunderstanding human nature, contemporizing and politicizing reasons for disagreement into (C)auses and (C)oalitions?
Are committed ideologues a necessary feature to be found in the postmodern fog, and do you trust liberal idealism to protect your property, life and opportunities against such true-believers?
Where shall meaning be found?
Well, in the immortal words of ‘Rasta Dale,’ founder of Peace Pavilion West:
‘Eat of my body of bug-paste.
Relax your body and mind. Center your heart-space.
Drink with me Gaia’s wine.
Are you ready?
Let’s go out there and give these fuckin’ animals nine hours of Beatles’ footage. $500 for a fuckin’ early release package. Jesus Christ.‘
Dale gets salty with his language, sometimes.
Another question about which I wonder: Are many secular humanists, liberal idealists, unitarian universalists and progressive do-gooders mostly just former W.A.S.P.’s and good Catholics without the fortitude to preach what they practice?
Do you agree with Charles Murray about preaching what you practice?:
Would you rather have the W.A.S.P.’s and good Catholics back in charge?
I believe it’s self-evident we need virtue, honor, and a lot of layers of self-control, as well as proper incentives, to maintain decent leadership. For much of my life, out in the public square, the refrain has been something like ‘freedom is next, this will all work out.‘
Or maybe, ‘explore your Self and be good to others.‘
As for inflation:
This started around Spring 2020. The debt and deficit problems have been around a lot longer. Maybe you’re comfortable with softly corrupt, fairly incompetent leadership, managing ballooning debt while placating an activist wing. Managed decline. Or maybe you just want to pay more for gas and milk; your time and effort frittered away.
Welcome to the meritocracy, I suppose.
A deeper American idealism may be reforming before our eyes.
Is Trump coming back? Isn’t it really Trump (or something like him) vs Bernie (or something like him)? Is something worse on the horizon?