I’ve been needing to find peace in the aftermath of the election. I’ve written countless posts in my head, usually while driving to the myriad classes and activities in which the boys currently participate. That’s as far as the writing gets, however.
The reelection of President Obama has so fundamentally transformed (nice reference huh?) my view of this nation and my role within it, that I hardly know what’s worth posting anymore. “What’s the point?” is the basic question, now that I realize that a few Davidian foot soldiers like me might not be enough to quickly influence the American culture, after all.
This fact will not stop me from blogging, though. Writing is pretty much the awesomest. I’m so grateful for every single reader, and I hope that my words have substantively helped or maybe even inspired a person or two.
At this juncture of our political history, Freedom By The Way has the right idea: it’s time to prepare. Our culture didn’t turn stupid overnight, and it won’t experience a period of enlightenment overnight, either. I don’t pretend to know whether things will go into total crisis mode, as in dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria. Maybe the likelihood is overstated.
What do the Boy Scouts advocate? Being always prepared? And anyway, better safe than sorry. Also, a bit of Murphy’s Law: what can go wrong, will.
So, I’m focusing on more concrete changes. The funny thing is, most of this preparation is already complete. We have gone as far Galt as possible: becoming a single income household, getting out of debt, homeschooling our children, and getting rid of cable TV.
Pretty much the only thing left is getting trained and comfortable with firearms. My basic safety class is on Sunday. Owning some land of our own would be helpful, too, but that will just have to wait.
If you can take some of these steps, please do so. Also, give yourself some peace by shutting out as much liberal noise as you can. I can only imagine how hard it was for conservatives to return to work and school amongst the gloating socialists and general know-nothings after November 6th. For me, being surrounded by like-minded, supportive peers after the election was worth more than money could ever buy.