Him: “Ya know, leading up to 1776, there was a lot of thinking and discussion and compromise before they felt the need to start shooting.”
Me: “Right – but all those considerations were only debated among the few intellectually adroit. Like today, the majority didn’t know or didn’t want to know. Today, you can see them waving their ‘Ignorance Is Bliss’ flags or ‘Yawn for Apathy’ bumper stickers”
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Him: “Well, I maintain that the forces for good will ultimately win out.”
Me: “To believe those ‘forces of good’ exist within Government and that they will solve the problems caused by Government is naïve at best, and dangerous at worst . To believe those ‘forces’ exist outside of Government is to endorse a revolution – not that there’s anything wrong with that – although historically, revolutions don’t assume peaceful solutions. Governments don’t abide revolutions of any flavor; people will be killed.”
Him: “Donald Trump or one of his acolytes with his values and ideals, needs to run again!”
Me: “Run again? Who cares? Trump is not the messiah and proved that pretty quickly. He may have some good ideas, good instincts, but have you heard any ideas on how to deal with the Deep State? Democrats? RINOs? The MSM – all of which will be aligned against him? Again. The same for any ‘acolyte.’ Oppose the Machine; deal with the Machine. Backed by historically gutless, spineless, brainless Republicans automatically scribbles the ‘Rest of the Story.’ Trump’s ‘values and Ideals?’ How many have survived the Biden Administration? Here’s a hint… zero!”
Him: “It will take the patience of Job to get through this!”
Me: “Guess you didn’t see the obits – Job is dead. And current indications are, we will be too before freedom and liberty sweep over the land again.”
Him: “The best is yet to come!”
Me: “Maybe. If you’re a toddler, but not likely in our lifetime. Probably not his or hers either. If you have reason and facts to replace faith and hope, let’s hear ‘em!”
By Brian Wilson
Brian Wilson is a nationally ignored talk show host and occasional un-indicted co-contributor. Recently released his fourth book, “50 Stories; 50 Years in Radio”, now busily scribbling an unlikely screenplay for Book #3. With his spare hour, he is focused on splitting the atom and pursuing the ever-elusive Whirled Peas, all from his technically challenged studios on the formerly pristine shores of the Great Unnamed Lake, allegedly in the Southeast.
Featured photo by Matt Ames at Flickr.