Greetings Me Droogs N Droogettes!
Broken… an apt word. It describes so much in our lives these days, and yet we’re still in the ‘days of wine and roses’… leastways anyone with half-a-functioning brain could tell you that. I read somewhere the other day courtesy of CA at WRSA that we’re in a time of the ‘phony war’… that weird time between the ‘real shewt’n’ starts and our bucolic lifestyle takes a giant shit on the bed.
I mean right now? One should be of good cheer and trying to see and enjoy the finer things (if you can)… I’m intending on having a great summer, seeings that the deprivation and worst case scenarios that’re -possibly- upcoming have the future lookin’ a mite bleak if’n you look at it. I’m in no way going “Full Snyder”… as in Michael “DOOOOOOOOOM” Snyder. Guy makes long-term preppers and doomers look tame. I mean his head is sorta-kinda in the right place, but a bit too ‘grifty’ in the books, sales, hell the fact he ran for public orifice. THAT right there is when I lost -any- respect for him. “Donate for me so’s we can voat harderer!!!“
But broken as we be, the outlook is a bit good in the fact that what we have here going on is a very slow burn. Despite the attempted arsonist tactics that seem to be going, almost nonstop from my perspective, the slide is slow, slow and slow. Sure… Inflation? Always happens when a (D) gets in the Oval Orifice. Gas prices climb? Ditto. I mean everything is damned near cyclical. Even Hitler. Before him? Napoleon. About 110 years between the two… before that, you don’t really have a “world conquering overall arch-villain” I mean there were some doodz who took over vast swathes of areas, Like Genghis and Tamerlane… but ‘semi-modern times’ i.e. Industrial Level Conquerors, You got Napoleon and Hitler. Now, some folks say the cyclical nature of history, the cycles repeat faster as things improve technologically speaking… meaning shit happens sooner.
So, be it about 120+/- years between Hitler taking control (1933) and Napoleon taking over (1805), and mind you I use the 120 +/- as the two of them both had significant roles before becoming El Grande Queso of the Day. Now, basing on purely speculative time, that maybe things get cut in half or so plus or minus… lets use the mean of 75 years between last cycle…which means 1945 to now? 2020.
I mean purely conjecture, but we’re in comparable historical times in many respects, people just don’t realize it. Either way, shit’s getting weird(er) and if you don’t have -some sort of plan- in place, don’t come crying on my shoulder.
It’s part of the brokenness of things
People have it waaaay too comfy. Like have never gone a full two days without food
I do not count fasting as a two to three day break… I’m talking you ain’t eating cos there ain’t no food… Hell, I don’t think I’ve missed many meals even in my most austere times back in the day… maybe a day or two… and even then?
Not so much.
I -do know- what “water rationing” is… BT-DT… nothing potable. THAT purely sucks and scares my shit green. I, because of that, tend to be waaaay overcompensating to insure potable aqua. Ain’t nothing like being told in Iraq, in the middle of summer, that you get a total of two liters of potable per day cos there ain’t no more to be had. I sweat at least 1 liter worth a day in those conditions. Used to have to eat Gatorade powder as my carcass sheds far too many of the needed chems in my system that makes me a heat-casualty too easy. All the ‘essential salts’ and shytte.
So, the brokenness extends to the Political, Infrastructure (tiered to political) and the fact that for way too long our “Soviet Style” bureaucracy has gotten away without being called on it.
“We pretend to work, they pretend to pay us.”
Tell me that doesn’t describe -any and all- DotGov job out there these days.You can’t because you know it’s true. The heffalump diversity hires, the lame assed nonfunctional folks who, under normal circumstances don’t warrant even an iota of time are the ones who, by dint of their skin tone, their (((religious affiliations))) and or their closeness to vast sums of Money/Familial connections (ahem! Hunter Biden) they wouldn’t be where they are under anything considered to be ‘normal times’.
I mean these are the people who tend to expect -everything- and have gotten -everything- and never been called on anything for doing nothing, because “that’s raaaaycist!!!!”
<Le Sigh>Just this week, the Metro in New Yawk, the guys who are supposed to do the safety inspections on the subway got caught out for not having done their job(s) for the past two years… as in “they pretended to inspect” and got paid OT and all the frills that go with a Union (i.e. Communist Oriented Bureaucratic) Position, and not a single one of them was fired.
Nope. “Strongly worded letter of discipline in the ‘permanent record.’
Yeah… sounds like that ‘permanent record’ they used to scare us back when shit like that mattered when I was in Junior High… gawd… what a bunch of maroons were were believing THAT load of tripe. What a waste of good, prime party years.
And you know what, even IF a train had suffered a catastrophic failure resulting in lawsuits and death, I’d bet a cop’s last donut in a dozen that nothing still would’ve ever come up vis-a-vis the fake inspections and inspectors. I mean it -is- only taxpayer money doncha know?
We’re in a Pre-Soyviet Collapse…
Or maybe “Prolapse” would be a better term.’
Cos when this particular shytteshow goes, it’s gonna take a giant shit.
For better or for worse, the US used-to-be the preeminent power on the planet.
Now, we’re a lot like the current resident in power
Old, decrepit, the best days (if there ever were any) far in the rear-view mirror. Lucky that he hasn’t sharted himself live on tv. The very idea that IRL that Slo Versus Putin is going to happen is like fucking nil, unless they get a superior cloned stand in. I really think that they’ll do it too. The hubris and lack of baseline intelligence among our theoretical betters is astonishing. This’s what you get for inbreeding with each other and ‘keeping it all in the fam’ for too many generations. Inbred chuckleheads.
“They Pretend to Be In Charge, and We Let Them, (as long as they don’t go too far)”I just wonder how much longer is that going to last?
I know I’m lazy. I’ve admitted it openly many many times
Comes from having already done my Time. These -were-, ostensibly, supposed to be my “days of wine and roses”
Reminds me of Jane’s Addiction….
“Me and my girlfriend
Don’t wear no shoes
Her nose is painted pepper-sunlight
She loves me
I mean it’s serious, as serious can be
Well, she sings a song
And I listen to what it says
Well, if you want a friend
Feed any animal
There’s so much space
I could cut me a piece
With some fine wine
It brought peace to my mind
In the summertime
And it rolled
Oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, summertime rolls
Oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, summertime rolls”
One of my favorite songs… Love that one… good memories in the field back at Campbell.
So, I’m no where near wanting to get dirty. I’m just as content as the next guy to chill out.
Doesn’t mean tho, that I’m not ready.
As all should we be.
More Later I Remain The Intrepid Reporter