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for April 28, 2021

READING ABOUT THE LEFT'S RATIONALE

I waited until the last minute to post this blog for Wednesday so as to leave my one from yesterday up there as long as I could. That picture of Reggie, my companion is the cutest one I have in my collection of that little beast and he sure looks great. I actually had to crop the picture as he was standing beside his "sister" Pixie the cat. The blog was about Reggie and I just needed the best picture of him I had.

Well, it is 8 pm as I type these words. I just got back from A.J. Gators where I had a Chief Salad for supper. Janice was at choir practice at the church and I was hungry after she left so I got that salad. I love chief salads as I have stated before - so long as the tomatoes and cucumbers are left off of it.

Earlier in the day, I merely laid around and read. I paused a couple of times and watched a couple of episodes of Barney Miller. I am into season 4 and back when it originally aired Jack Soo, who played Sgt. Nick Yamana, developed esophageal cancer halfway through the season and even missed the last four or five episodes. He came back for the first nine of season five and got really sick. He died a few weeks later. He, along with Abe Vigoda who played Phil Fish, were the two funniest characters on the show. Abe left after season three.

I spent a lot of the afternoon with Reggie, both outside and in. The weather was almost perfect with a southerly wind blowing and not humid. Even though the temps went up to the mid 80's this afternoon, the winds blew upward to 35 MPH with gusts over 40 and the humidity stayed low, but is to go up considerably tomorrow. We will be talking about those dew points now as we fast approach summer.

I am not really in the mood for blogging or even ranting that much tonight. I am still fighting that back ache, although the 800 mg of Ibuprofen helps when it kicks in. I took a pill about noon today and it will start to wear off soon, so I have to take another before going to bed tonight.

I do have one thing to bitch about. It comes from an article I read earlier this afternoon and has to do with those inhuman Leftists, you know, the ones who are trying their dead-level-best to destroy America and the Constitution? Those Leftists are so irreligious that their ideology is religious. I know, that sounds so paradoxical, but consider this: Most Leftists come from the upper and upper-middle class. This was true for the two founders of Leftism, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. Marx was supported by his family and by Engels, who was a wealthy businessman and the son of a very wealthy businessman. All the Western spies for the Soviet Union were economically secure. And the great funder of radical causes today is a billionaire—George Soros.

Nearly all Leftists are irreligious people. And the breeding place of Leftism, the university, is the most secular institution in modern society.

These two facts produce a problem: Many people lack meaning in their lives. And lack of meaning is another way of stating “boredom”—a boredom of the soul.

People need meaning. After food, that is the greatest human need. As important as sex is, there are happy people who go without sex (loss of a partner, never having found a partner, vows of chastity), but there are no happy people who go without meaning (no matter how much sex they have).

This need for meaning has traditionally been met by four things: religion, family, providing for oneself and one’s family, and patriotism. And all of these are fading.

Let’s begin with religion. In America today, religion is in sharp decline. According to Pew Research, more than a third of all Americans born after 1980 identify with no religion. That is the highest percentage ever. In a recent Gallup Poll, only 47 percent of American adults said they were members of a church, mosque, or synagogue. It was the first time since Gallup began asking Americans about religious membership in the 1930s that a majority of Americans said they were not members of a church, mosque, or synagogue.

Next comes family. Marrying and making a family have always been sources of meaning to the great majority of people. However, like religion, the American family is also in steep decline. For the first time in American history, according to Statista, as of 2020, nearly half of all men in America (46 percent) have never been married, and 41 percent of American women have never been married. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 85.4 million Americans 18 and over have never been married. There are presently 130 million unmarried American adults. Worse yet, as Dr. Bella DePaulo of the University of California at Santa Barbara wrote in Psychology Today, “Half of all solo single people don’t want a romantic relationship or even a date.”

As every criminologist knows, a lot of single men is a problem for society. And as the ubiquity of women on the Left and among the Left’s angriest protesters makes clear, a lot of single women is no blessing either.

Another nearly universal source of meaning has been providing for oneself and one’s family. That’s why, though the poor lack money and material wealth, they have never lacked meaning. Figuring out how to feed one’s family every day provides a person with a great deal of meaning.

Finally, belonging to one’s nation also provided meaning to most people in modern history. But love of country largely died in Western Europe after World War II, and it is dying in America today.

So, then, with the four primary sources of meaning dying—killed in large measure by Leftist ideology—meaning must be found elsewhere. And that is where the Left steps in. Leftism has always been a secular religion. It kills traditional religion and presents itself as a secular alternative.

It certainly provides meaning. “Anti-racism” and saving the world from a threat to its very existence (global warming) are two prominent life-filling examples.

Therefore, the only way to prevent the Left from destroying America and its core value of freedom is to make the case for Judeo-Christian religions, the importance of marriage and family, and the unique achievement of America as the world’s first and greatest multiracial, multiethnic, multinational society.

Americans should have been making that case in every generation. Post-World War II, they forgot, or never really believed, that the land of the free is, as former President Ronald Reagan warned, always just one generation away from losing its freedom.

I'm tired of ranting now. So I will stop. Besides, Janice just walked in the door from choir practice and I need to talk with her before she hits the hay!

I will probably post tomorrow's rant a little later in the afternoon so as to give this post some time to be read before it is moved into the archives. Good night my beloved readers - all two of you!

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My life is boring. I read, I watch Glenn Beck and Mark Levin. I listen to Andrew Wilkow. I engage in some conversation with those who are willing to listen (they being masochistic and enjoy killing themselves with my banter).

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