A Written Record

I keep these written journals in Moleskine notebooks. I have for over a decade now. They mostly contain daily news and events. Some thoughts, but mostly it’s a written account of the happenings of the day with some news headlines thrown in.

The common theme in these is the macro-level, decades long decline of our way of life here in the Once Great Republic. Beginning in about 1989, these pages chronicle my life and the headlines that drove it publicly.

Fun stuff to go back look at – talk about an evolution of thought and philosophy -but also the lack of change in the way one man looks at life and his fellow humans. One tends to be born a certain way, but I digress…

Answer this question: Are you more free today than you were in 1989?

I would venture to guess that 99% of everyone who answers that question would say NO.

So, what are we doing about it? Some things for sure, Appleseed comes immediately to mind, but for the most part, we as Americans have faded into the background noise of Snookie (i syslt had to look this one up), Lady Gaga, Idol, & Dancing with the Stars.

Why?

“Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.” – Wendell Phillips

We got fat and happy and have taken the easy way out. None of this should come as a surprise. If you are reading this, you likely agree with these statements.

The key theme references my last post on 3/24.

America has almost completed the transition from hard to soft. What happens when this is complete and all the sheepdogs have decided to piss on the fire and call it a night? You tell me. I’m interested in the discussion.

Control of the Agenda

When did the control of the agenda of our Once Great Republic cede to the radicals? When did we cease to be a people that were at least united in some sort of like vision and set of principles?

I have been thinking about this all week and I cannot for the life of me find a turning point in history that showed a definite change of direction. It is difficult to see where we are headed when one cannot see the point at which we made that drastic turn in the dis-unified direction.

Merely a thought.

Pending Dominos

What do you think that Walmart & Kroger are going to do if diesel goes to $10 a gallon on a sustained timeline?

The always excellent Arctic Patriot muses about that and he got me thinking along the same lines.

I live in a north Atlanta suburb. My house does very little in the realm of providing for me other than shelter and climate mediation. It is an “asset” that at this point is nothing but a drain – meaning aside from the aforementioned points. It takes, and it takes a lot.

I have a small garden that offsets a very small percentage of our nutritional requirements. Aside from that, water is expensive – it’s available from a source other than the tap, but far away.

One can only store so much food, though. You can get to 6 months or a year pretty quick if you listen to Jack Spirko, but you will eventually run out and you will have to hunt, trap, fish, or grow. Simple as that.

I can defend & deny what I have with a good level of confidence, but that too eventually runs out.

At this point it does indeed come down to the tribe (ala Global Guerrillas) and your community.

Just a few thoughts.