Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Is This Thing Still On?
I've done exactly two political posts since the November election which recently prompted a friend of mine to ask if I've given up political blogging.
I've asked that question myself lots of times.
I haven't. I think, though, that after the election I felt much as I did after the passage of Obamacare. I felt like I'm just screaming into a void and nobody is listening. On one level, I just figured, "Ok - the American people want a socialist, big government system; it's what they voted for, so let 'em have it." When the Obamacare vote happened, I was deflated. I had researched, written thorough, well documented posts, and nobody was listening. In November, I felt there was no way that America would vote Barack Obama back into office given his record spending, Fast and Furious, Obamacare, Benghazi, etc. But the low information voter doesn't care about those things.
And he won. Again.
And then I hunkered down. I've been paying off credit cards and restructuring things in preparation for the coming financial apocalypse. And it IS coming.
And so political blogging went by the wayside here as I just shook my head in frustration and decided nothing I say could change things.
Meanwhile, Governor Bobby Jindal enacted his education reform agenda and I've been putting in ungodly hours at work just trying to stay ahead of that barrage. There is much to be said about that, but I don't really feel like I can do that right now.
And then this past August my mom fell and fractured her neck and that meant lots of hospital sitting as one complication after another arose. She is finally settled now, the neck brace is off, and she is living at The Glen. She likes it there and she is safe and well cared for.
I've noticed a malaise among some of my other blogging friends, but not all of them. And it's true that if anything is going to ever change then we can't all fall silent as I have. One voice won't change things, but a chorus of us stands a better chance to bring about change.
A big part of me just doesn't want to cave into the tyranny. It's what they want.
I'm not finished with the political blogging. I've just been frustrated and distracted. Trying to survive, if you will. I heard today that surviving is the new normal.
As far as this fiscal cliff crap sandwich goes? I think the Republicans are their own worst enemy and I'm just as sick of most of them as I am of the Democrats. John Boehner needs to resign. It's all just disgusting.
Political blogging? Yeah, I'm still here. 2016 is coming before you know it and we better have our collective shit together.
Is this thing still on?