After doing some pondering about what, if anything I wanted to say about the state of our nation In the Year Of Our Lord 2021, I have come to the conclusion that we are on the razors edge of self annihilation.
Last year I literally spent the day cleaning and oiling weapons of self defense and loading magazines in the fearful hope that I wouldn’t have to be using them anytime soon.
This year will see me doing so again without that uncertainty.
There will be no fireworks to speak of around here.
They have been banned for years now inside the city limits but because of the recent heat and the lack of rain, the entire county has banned fireworks due to the elevated fire danger.
I’m positive there will be some going off anyway, there are still plenty of BFYTW Americans around here.
Me, I don’t give a shit one way or another.
The America we grew up in is long gone.
What is yet to come that is going to replace it is still up in the air at the moment but that tipping point is approaching rapidly.
I still have the T shirt from that concert way back in 1991.
A lifetime ago now.
Like me it is getting worn out and easily damaged.
Representative of days gone by that will never return.
But still here none the less.
Some things hang around a lot longer than you would expect.
Like the idea of Liberty and Justice for all.
All is not lost yet but some of it is never coming back.
The Wheel of Life spins on and on.
At each revolution the same spoke comes around again and again though.
One of those spokes has Freedom engraved on it.
Until the day I die.