Many folks are writing about DrewM’s post What Does Let It Burn Mean? today and for good reason. He’s right; we’re going down for the count. It’s not an option, “it’s an eventuality”. That was the plan and it has proven wildly successful.
Then I found Grau’s must-read essay Preparing For The Flames. He made several points that resonated with me, including:
“Prior to the election, I was effectively in the “If we just did this….” camp he’s talking about. I say “effectively” because deep down I was far too jaded and pessimistic to believe it in my gut.
I DESPERATELY wanted to be wrong. I really wanted another “Reagan fixing Carter’s mess” dynamic even though Obama is ten times as destructive as Carter and Romney a tenth of the man Reagan was.
And in yearning for that, I violated that first foundation of seeing things for how they are, believing it, and acting accordingly.”
The entire post is good, but that’s a punch in the gut. Though logic dictated otherwise, there was some semblance of hope before the takers and ill informed reelected obama.
No more. And maybe it’s because of my age, but it’s difficult to let go of my country. Or the image of it. But isn’t that what a country is… a collective concept? Commonly shared ideals? And now that we’ve shifted from shining city on a hill to dishonorable meddling too-much-money-making bastids… we must burn for our sins.
Let it burn while I mourn.