So sorry for not posting more frequently but it’s hard to find anything which is both honest and encouraging to say. I find the conversation on a lot of blogs to be relentlessly downbeat — understandable but I think it’s demoralizing, what with so many looking for a cloud to every silver lining.
And I do think that there is sufficient confusion and doubt in the air that I don’t see the eagerness for the doomsaying on the part of several bloggers I read.
It was famously said by someone that ”a liberal is someone who won’t even take his own side in an argument.” If true, then many Republicans are liberals because it seems there’s little agreement; there is so much intraracial – intra-ethnic antipathy as well as generational, sexual, regional, ideological, and religious animus. Where is loyalty, pietas, kindred-feeling? It exists in some places, but it seems we are more atomized than before.
I notice that the loyal Q following, whose opinions I read, are very gung-ho loyalist to Q and others in that movement, and any doubt is , to them, treason. And I am not a blind loyalist in that fashion. I am trying to be loyal to truth and to folk more than to party allegiances and personalities.
I also find it passing strange that most people seem at best mildly put out about the difficulties of our situation — very accepting of what might not be a temporary inconvenience.
In all, I wonder if I’m alone in this feeling, yet I know we have to be aware that we can’t take freedom of speech for granted.
It’s a little tricky to maintain blind trust in the circumstances, and I think it’s a side-effect of our situation that we feel anxious and I hear that domestic conflicts are rife in some households right now, as we are in a very unfamiliar situation.
Nevertheless I can only believe that we need more than human power to carry us through this time, and not let it overwhelm. But it’s not always easy to find a ‘bright side’ to everything…