I cleaned out comment spam targeted mainly at the Who Owns You post and next thing you know I see the question, presented as the bottom line of political philosophy, in a book I’m reading. By Dawn’s Early Light has turned out to be fantastic. I did put it down briefly to finish something else, at a point where I couldn’t fathom how things could ever improve for the POV character, but that turned out to be just as the adventure was about to explode. At around 80% through, I’m looking forward to the sequel that has yet to be published. For what it’s worth, the character’s offhand answer to that question was nobody, but that’s close enough to the same as you do, you own yourself.
Monthly Archive: August 2021
2016? Really? That was the last post? Wow!
I missed so much, not blogging politics and such here in that time. I’m only here today because the places got swamped with comment spam all of a sudden. I meant to blog the entire runup to the 2016 election, which of course was quite a ride. I didn’t start out supporting Trump. I wasn’t a rabid Never like some who completely lost their moral compass over what they perceived as an icky demeanor. I didn’t start out supporting or in favor of him, however, going more with people who did seem more presidential while also being likely to pursue decent policies. Never Hillary? Absolutely! He year was 2008 and we, especially the spouse, perceived her then as having reasonable potential as president. Her corruption and crazy was no doubt there, but hadn’t been unleashed, and might have stayed in check had black not trumped female in a runoff of superficial factors. One might say we are where we are now because Obama got selected instead of her at that time. Stable Evil beat Crazy Neutral, or something along those lines.
I never expected Trump to be arguably the best president since Van Buren. Coolidge? Reagan? Take your pick if you don’t know enough to understand mine. Ironic that Van Buren had been the brains behind Jackson’s election, and Jackson was the Trump of the day. I believe an honest history decades hence would rank Trump in the best handful of presidents. Not one of those bizarre rankings by “historians” with agendas.
Then the crazy 2020 election, which was a wonderful culmination of years of preparation on the part of progressives. We are currently living in the relative end game of things that started in the 1800s with the aim of a takeover by progressives/socialists/communists/lovers of pure power at any price. This would have been happening anyway, regardless of any meddling or influence that may or may not have come from the CCP. Ditto for whether or not our tech overlords had existed on schedule. I could go on at length. Maybe in five years…