We dare not open the windows at night, lest we be treated to the millennials next door, smoking cigs and talking way into the night. I might not mind it so much if they had something to say, but they don’t appear to know anything.
I remember hanging out at the Liberty Drive-In with friends and relatives, and going to parties where politics was always a topic for lively discussion. Nearly everyone had an informed opinion on the big issues and was up on current events. When we disagreed, everyone knew why.
I was invited to a party last year and warned not to talk about politics. Later, I was chewed out by someone offended by my Facebook page, which contains articles I’ve read and what I think about them. I’m still doing what I’ve pretty much always done.
And apparently since no one is paying attention to the media, they resort to fake news for ratings. We went from ignorance born of apathy to believing things which aren’t true. All those people we see talking on their phones aren’t discussing the pros and cons of domestic or foreign policy. They’re merely navel-gazing.
Those of us who are trying to pay attention are beginning to notice some dreadful trends:
So long as Hillary Clinton and the Third Way globalist technocrats control the DNC, the Left is doomed.
The Koch brothers have such a lock on the GOP establishment as to render Trump irrelevant. But they don’t know how to legislate and must rely on ALEC for bills. They don’t know how to compromise and therefore are not politicians. Anybody who gets primaried as a result of this will be replaced by someone just like them. Rinse and repeat.
The Zionist deep state remains in possession of foreign policy and is currently making war on the whole world at once. So, forget about Trump and Putin getting along. It doesn’t matter. Neither apparently does it matter that North Korea is a victim of American Imperialism, as are Syria and all the countries we destroyed before them. We have traitorously surrendered our will to that of Israel and war is the price. Rinse and repeat.
Given the demise of the Left and predominance of neoliberals on the Right, we are stuck in a time loop, where the only change will be for the worse. And the poor will continue to suffer. Worship of materialism and technology will drown out appeals to common sense. The media will grow even more absurd in their death throes and truth will survive in protected enclaves, like fire in deep winter.
You are welcome to hope, but expectations for change are forlorn.