Something Wicked This Way Comes

I’ve had this feeling for a while now. It’s kind of like the talk that Morpheus gave Neo in that Matrix movie; “You know something is wrong, but you don’t know what it is. You search day and night, but can’t find it. You can’t smell it, taste it or touch it. It is all around you. You are in a prison for the mind.”

If I’m not careful and I slip up on a daily basis, I begin to doubt my sanity. Every day the news casters gleefully share the latest disaster, murder, insanely unwise new legislation, etc. Then the talking heads analyze it 8 ways from Sunday. But, in the end I’m expected to believe that everything is not only just peachy keen finer than fine, but getting better every day.

If I beg to disagree I am labeled as paranoid, a nervous Nelly, glum, a wannabe prepper nut, depressed, or a glass half empty kind of person. And this labeling even comes from other people who are feeling the same feelings, and talking about it all the damned time. Talk is cheap and so they just want to whine about latest news sound bite. However, they do not want to really get down and dirty and talk about what might be coming. Forget doing anything about it. Oh they may go out and buy a few extra cans of tuna fish and stick a few dollars in a coffee can, but that’s about it.

Well, I don’t buy it. And it’s only when I make a conscious decision to stop buying it that I feel anywhere near what might resemble normal and calm. But the question remains. How can I prepare for something coming when I don’t know what it is, or if it even exists?

All civilizations rise and fall. It usually doesn’t happen overnight. Most start a slow slide to oblivion rather than the fall of Pompeii where the mountain belched and destroyed every living thing in less than a day. Here in the U.S. our rights as private citizens are taking that slow slide to oblivion. The scary part is that much of this legislation chips away at our right and more important our DUTY to be self-reliant.

Did you know that in some states it is illegal to collect rain water? How disturbing is that? The rationale behind this is that rain falling out of the sky is public property. Therefore if we collect it we are “hoarding” the rain water. Well the earth can be considered public property also. Does this mean that I can’t own my home and the ground it stands on? Am I hoarding my little piece of the earth? There and many that think so. The most frightening thing of all is that there are many people who think along these lines in positions of public power.

3 responses

  1. Oy! Someone who thinks similar to me and CAN EXPRESS IT! Thanks for this post and revealing yourself as a rational thinker. My primary doctor, a sharp, younger woman of obvious intelligence always chats about subjects like this when I go in for my twice a year routine check-ups. She told me last time that I was one of the few “rational thinkers” she knows and that I should run for office. My reply was, who would vote for a rational, living free, candidate – and even more important, who would raise the 75 to 100 million dollars I’d need for a campaign? And, if by some quirk of fate, I, or you, or someone who thinks similar to us were to get in Congress, what could we accomplish being only one of one who thinks rationally?

    Great post! It gave me a feeling of reassurance that there are still a few rational thinkers in the world. Merry Christmas and a happy (as can be) healthy and abundant (however you define it) 2015. (And if you celebrate something other than Christmas, translate that to relate to you)

    Ed

    1. Thank you Ed, it’s nice to know that someone things I’m a rational thinker because I doubt myself on a daily basis.

      1. Ed Helvey - The Professional Nomad | Reply

        I think doubt is what actually keeps us sane. I’m writing a post for my Living Free blog and going to quote a few of your points from your post. I hope you don’t mind, I’ll give you attribution and a link back to your blog.

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