A little less than four years ago, I cranked out my very first blogpost here. The thrust of that initial piece was a committment to BE that to which I aspired herein. That is, to be a blogger, speaking my mind, rather than just occupy a space in the innerwebs.
I'm not too disappointed in the effort or the results.
Conversely, I'm completely disappointed with the occupier of the White House, as I was back in January 2009 with the wave of Big Collectivism that washed these numbnuts into power.
My personal economy was in the toilet because of them, and I'd eventually lose my home. I could endure the tough times, but I couldn't keep quiet about it. I don't much mind it if folks don't like what I have to say, but I couldn't stomach the perception that silence might be equated with consent, or worse, assent.
So, I wrote my little blogposts.
A couple days ago, I was having my truck mechanic'd on, and was waiting with about half a dozen other folks in the teevee room. I was busy with a textbook, while they struck up a conversation that dwelled largely on local politics. I refrained from jumping in and steering it toward a national discussion. And later, I about half-regretted not jumping in. I didn't need to, though.
Everyone that knows me has a very fine sense of where I stand politically. And many, if not most, of those have been alienated forever. That, I do not regret.
"I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not." -Brainyquote attributes that to Kurt Cobain, though I thought it predated him.
Right now, I'm feeling a lot like Bill Whittle. I think we've done right by history, we Tea Party folks and Right-minded bloggers, each in our own way. I think that a few weeks from now, all of our oppositional pieces will have born fruit, some of those monsters will be swept back out with the tide, and we can set about the long task of restoring our Consitutional Republic.
And even winning this election won't be the end of our work, but just the first toehold on (hopefully) a permanent upswing. We still have ultra-liberal universities poisoning minds with collectivist drivel, the (socialist) advocacy media, Hollywood's moonbattery, and a Supreme Court that thumbs its nose at the very Constitution it is supposed to preserve.
The good news, and what inspires us, is that we'll have a man who wants to DO the job of a President instead of just playing the role of President.