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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Self Defense and book review: Brave New World

I have been really wishing I felt comfortable with concealed carry here in the cold tundra (my name for Wisconsin.) For self defense. Don't know why it is so heavy on me lately to wish the laws in this leftest state were more compatible with liberty. I know many believe if we had a different governor we would have had the right to "legally" carry by now. Perhaps.

Anyhoo, I wanted to share a website, so here it is. http://www.corneredcat.com/TOC.aspx

Lots of good info there. Take what you like and leave what you don't.

Also, I just finished reading Brave New World by Aldous Huxley again. Amazing to me is what people can predict with just thinking things through. Following a path begun to its natural conclusion. And how so many of these "futuristic" books have shown themselves to be prophetic, in areas anyway. Think of the way antidepressants are handed out and how the "common welfare" is held as more important than the individual and his rights. But the sentence that jumped out at me was when, during a little history lesson the goon was giving the savage, he mentions anthrax bombs. Did any of us reading this years ago for college really think we would see the day we really feared anthrax in this country? The author goes on to say (through the goon) how those bombs persuaded the populace to embrace peace at any price. So the people were willingly drugged into a stupor; they would not become upset about anything and were very easy to control. No more war, no more pain. But those who did not "fit in" in the Brave New World as well as in the Savage's birthplace were still ostracized. Human nature still had to be dealt with.

The book was first written in the '30s and I am sure it really seemed far out there at that time, but today, we can see how right he was. And one of the things that really disturbs me, I think disturbed the author; it is the fact that most of us don't have enough available time for just pondering anymore. Most of us have to give the best of our day, of our lives, to "making a living" or "going to work" or "for the man." And with most households having two adults working, there is no downtime once the "workday" ends as then the home and kids need to be cared for. Is it any wonder that the family unit is disintegrating?

We are inundated with attacks on every side that don't give us a moment's peace - unless we fight for it. And I know many days, I feel too tired to fight and just find myself dropping off to sleep that night without feeling that I have really lived that day. I just existed, just gave my best for a system that neither acknowledges me as an individual or as a unique human being. I am just a cog in the machine, a replaceable cog of course, and with the economy being so bad, the ptb know they can push for even more as so many are afraid of losing their job, so it is getting worse. And I don't see any signs of things getting better, no matter what the propaganda machine is saying.

The "laws" and the brazen disregard for our constitutionally acknowledged God-given rights has made me a slave, has made you a slave too, although you may not understand that.

Some are mad, almost fighting mad. And many, no- most, just want their soma.

Hope you have time to reflect today,



Damn fine blog I will make a point to read it more often, keep on writing you must be doing something right to have so many followers.


Gen-IL Homesteader said...

(HUP, what a nice comment you got from Bashingwilliam. See?????)
This was a great, thought-provoking post! That book sounds very interesting. Amazing that it was written in the 30's!! Yes, we are slaves. The saddest thing is that most folks don't know it. Some are waking, but so many are not. *sigh* I agree with you that things are not going to be getting better. (Better for 'them', sure, but not us!) I thank God that I only work a few hours outside the home, so I actually have 'contemplative' time to just THINK and BE! Quiet time is a very undervalued thing in our society. In fact, some people think you're lazy if you take down time. What a ridiculous notion!! Our bodies and minds need it!

Help U Prep said...

BASHINGWILLIAM: Welcome to our blog! Good to have you, thanks for the kind words.
Gen: There is more than one kind of laziness. There is the kind that lets others do the thinking for you! But I also like your comment about just "being"...ahh. How wonderful to get to BE and not just feel you must DO, DO, DO.
Its nice to have time to walk about outdoors and appreciate the creation and the Creator, to marvel at His works and to draw near to Him. To BE. AMEN!

Anonymous said...

Well said! Wish I could communicate as effectively as you!


Help U Prep said...

Hi Harold! Thanks for the compliment and encouragement.
It is what we bloggers thrive on.
Please feel free to add your thoughts and insights as well, we all learn from each other.

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