17 June 2014

Some Words About Words

or the lack thereof.

Y'all will have noticed that I haven't written much, lately. I wish I could say there's a reason for that, but that would be an over-simplification.

One BIG thing is that I, like many another conservative-slash-libertarian, am simply overwhelmed with the sheer magnitude of Progressive stupidity and defiance of the laws of the land.

One can only remain in a state of outrage for so long, before one's anger is burned out.

That's not to be construed as saying I now approve of the lawlessness which seems to pervade every level of government, and every agency therein. It is to say that I am tired of banging the drum and repeating myself. And of course, that's exactly what the Progressives intend.

But it also occurs to me that righteous indignation and fierce anger are eventually replaced by either apathy/fatigue, or a cold anger. And that last one can be dangerous to that which inspired it.

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One a personal note, my wife and I are doing something we've not tried before. The BBC offered a two-evening event at local theaters.

Last night's showing was a two-part Doctor Who episode ("Rise of the Cybermen/The Age of Steel") from David Tennant's first season. It was fun to be surrounded by all those Whovians, who laughed in all the right places, understood the references, and got it without explanations.

The Doctor Who t-shirts and other clothing worn by many of the attendees, and the on-screen Who trivia contest was fun, too.

Tonight is a new, HD film which BBCAmerica describes as "the earth from a bird’s eye view in “Wings 3D” narrated by David Tennant".

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I'm sorry not to spend more time with all of you, but the well is dry ... for now.


Matt said...

This hit me a long time back. I don't even comment nearly as much as I used to.

Rev. Paul said...

Me, too. I've been fighting it ... but I can't even maintain the "in denial" mentality, now.

JMD said...

You have expressed my feelings exactly. Perhaps this was the plan after all? Just a sly thought.

Enjoy your new adventures they sound interesting.

Rev. Paul said...

JMD, I'm convinced it's their plan. Thanks.

PioneerPreppy said...

Does Doctor Who have a real sound track these days or is it still the old metal wheel, needle and some Hillbilly with a saw? :)

Burnout happens to us all. I find though that readership and those who comment are like an ever changing demographic so occasionally it is a good idea to re-hash rants and the like.

Rev. Paul said...

Preppy, since Who re-booted in 2005, it's all HD & 5.1 surround. Moved it from the '60s cheesy effects into the modern digital stuff.

And I've done that several times this year, already. Maybe need to dig a little deeper.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

The "regressives" get as frustrated and exhausted with their attacks because we don't quit fighting them. I'll keep on, if only to annoy and frustrate them.

Rev. Paul said...

That's a very good point, WSF. :)

threecollie said...

I understand so well just what you mean. I have a real time friend with whom I talk about these issues and we are simply overwhelmed to the point where we talk about gardening and birds instead....yeah...just too much. That Doctor Who thing sounds amazing. Can't wait to tell Becky.

ProudHillbilly said...

It's not just the level of constant stupidity and lawlessness, it's that there are so many people who are fine with it.

And, yeah, you just get kinda fried from it. It's not even possible to be surprised anymore. If it's corrupt, immoral, against the law it's to be expected from this administration.

Rev. Paul said...

I hear you, threecollie. Oh - and tell Becky, it was a world-wide event on the 16th & 17th. If she didn't know about it, it's too late.

PH, that's it exactly. Sad, isn't it?

Cathy said...

"But it also occurs to me that righteous indignation and fierce anger are eventually replaced by either apathy/fatigue, or a cold anger. And that last one can be dangerous to that which inspired it."
All of the above, Rev. Paul . .. except that it's no longer clear to me that this "cold anger" will do much except drill. holes on our stomachs. How can we strike at this pervasive bloated monster?

Rev. Paul said...

Cathy, that's a subject which deserved a LOT of discussion, but much has already taken place - here and elsewhere. I'm not sure there's much time left for discussion.