For a little while lately, I have tried to become active in politics to see if I could make a difference in the political process. This may well have been a mistake. The meeting and reading that I digested from both of the parties were both sobering and frightening. These people really and truly have their heads stuffed firmly up their ass. Both Democrat and Republican are filled with folks that would feel at home in the Spanish Inquisition, torturing and killing heretics who dare stray from the fold.
One of the things that I learned about in the army is you have a considerably lower chance of being hurt by staying camoflaged and staying quiet. So my foray into to telling other folks how to run their lives and minds (yes Virginia, that is the nature of political parties) may well have made others notice my existence. It may not have been my best idea.
No one can foretell which way the mess is going, but the storm clouds tell me we sure as hell aren’t going to like it when it gets here. I don’t think that the folks are standing up now and trying to take charge are going to lead us to the promised land any more than the entrenched powers that are trying to remain that way.
It seems to me that we are getting closer to where we will have to either take sides or get the hell out of the way. The sides that are showing up really don’t thrill me too god-awful much. It seems as though a lot of the groups opposing the "guvmint" are as silly and as venal as the powers that be that they so loathe. Trading in the current pack of liars and thieves for another, currently unannointed group of louts seems like a damned silly idea.
I think that we are looking at getting caught between two big machines, and if we are not careful, we could be nothing other than grist for the mill.
Until I see who to back (and I have a very uncomfortable feeling it is the lesser of two evils), I think that I will try to disappear. I realize that writing here is probably a violation of that principal, but, as I stated yesterday, it makes me happy, so I will take the risk.