I got several emails from friends chastising me , essentially for being "passive" in the face of the problems we're having here. 😬
I suppose it could look that way. I am withdrawing to my castle and pulling up the drawbridge.
I'm ok with people expressing that opinion. I can see how it would look that way . 👀
But it's a case of "who will bell the cat." There are a lot of things I know how to do that would address this situation, but I might get eaten by the cat.
Let me also say that I don't talk about some things happening here on the blog, because I don't want to compromise anyone who is more proactive, and who might be taking steps to counter some of the more repulsive habits of our "new residents."
Tolkien was writing a long time ago, but his "Lord of the Rings" books pretty much sum up what's going on today. The Orcs are swarming over the land. Listen to Galadrial's Prologue and see if a lot of it doesn't sound just like what's going on today. If you substitute "Washington D.C" for Mordor, and "The Deep State" for Sauron, the story is a pretty good allegory for what's happening now.
I hear things on the scanner, like I did this morning at 7:00 a.m. which are very positive and encouraging , but I don't feel like I ought to go broadcasting some of this "in the blind." Remember, a lot of people who read my blog do it because they detest me, and what I say, and they want to leave lots of obscene comments. I don't want to be of any assistance to those individuals, in any way , shape or form.
So if you think I'm being less than stalwart about all this, remember the old kid's story about the mice and the cat. Would you really want to do some of the things that pop into your mind at first glance, and then have to deal with the consequences?
It's like the old saying about aviators. "There are old pilots, and bold pilots, but there are no old, bold pilots." I'm not going down to the Walmart after dark and randomly hose down a group of these slugs with a shotgun. I mean, that whole parking lot is covered with security cameras😬
I don't have all the answers. But there are "some who dared to resist" out there.