It’s telling that we have reached a point where only hyper-partisans are speaking up and attempting to make a “big deal” out of the fact that an election is happening and businesses are boarding their windows and doors in areas where a sizable portion of the population resides. Think about that; tomorrow an event is taking place that we were brainwashed in government schools to believe makes us more special than any other people in the world. And the only people talking about it are ones who want to rally people to their personal cause. As Hotep Jesus says, “It’s grifter season!”
You’ll have to scour the internet to find articles – mostly on smaller blogs – that may actually make the point that this isn’t what was sold to us; that this isn’t the legacy we were promised. But, as Vin Armani pointed out way back at the beginning of all of this, “People believe that they’re entitled to the liberties of the Declaration and the Bill of Rights but they didn’t put themselves at risk. How long did they think they were going to benefit from someone else’s hard work?” Now, many of us know that those promises are bunk but the reason to bring them up is that the overwhelming majority of the people believe them. But they have abandoned even considering those principles.
I hope that anyone reading this has already come to the conclusion that what we are seeing (leaving Covid out of this); riots, radical cultural divisions, “this is the most important election of our lifetime;” that these things are not going away. The riots strengthen the political class. The cultural divisions have been here since the founding. And it’s always the most important election.
If these issues are things that consume your thought, that you’re someone who wonders what the culture will look like even 5 years from now, I hope you have at least reached the “acceptance” stage of “grief,” and like myself, are constantly looking for ways to navigate it. It appears to me that taking care of self and family first, and then looking for like-minded, local individuals, to partner with is a smart way forward.
I don’t know how to talk to the person who believes this will go back to whatever they think “normal” was. Again, that points to the individual.