I don’t know about you guys, but I’m trying to scale back my personal and emotional investment in this country and learn to only care about myself and those like me. More and more I’m starting to regard my country less with a source of pride and more like an apartment rental: just somewhere to stay until something better comes along. However, unlike apartments, most of the world is an utter craphole, so I’m not optimistic that something better will come to pass.
I still love all the history of this country and the constitutional patriots still here, but Trump’s victory notwithstanding, one cannot deny the US’s third world status trajectory. If you step back and look at where we are now compared to 20 years ago, with the fanatical Marxist left corrupting everything from the NFL to public bathrooms, I hardly recognize it anymore. I just don’t see a course correction because there are enough lunatics in this country to prevent it from happening. The political class is too corrupt and entrenched for one man to try and fix it. Even he too appears to be faltering in the things within his control.
Certainly, I’m not trying to drive traffic away from FR, but I’d recommend that you close all your social media accounts - or at least greatly scale back your use if you still have them - and focus less on politics and more on yourselves and your family. I’ve been getting back in shape, trying to tune out all the noise while occasionally checking in here and over at Ace’s place, and I’ve felt much better for it. That doesn’t mean don’t continue to fight the commies as necessary, but just don’t let them dominate your life and your thoughts like they would love to do.
“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of human freedoms - to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”
Post of the decade!
And you came to this just now under a Trump presidency, but not under Obama? The butthurt is strong amongst all the armchair generals at FR today. This was always going to be a battle, not a walk in the park. Man up people.
There is probably only so much that can be done at the federal level. What I find more intriguing is reading about a few years ago, some people in Texas discovered that disguising themselves in clothing similar to what the Immigration and Customs people wear and simply walking around in areas where the illegals tended to congregate had the effect of driving such people out of their community and cleaning it up in that manner. Doing small, incremental things like that to resist the wealthy champagne Marxists seems like a very good idea.
There is nothing better else good people would be flocking to it. The scum entering the EU are not US!
Enjoy your life. We’ll get what needs to be done done without you.
I agree with you. America is dead and socialism is the future.
There was nothing in 2016 we could have done to change things. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are both serial liars and downright awful people.
Ha ha. That is exactly how I feel about Canada, and one reason I am so stoked coming to FR. The US has hope. Canada has none. Nothing to root for here in the great white North.