But We Must Not Lose Heart
Back on the tenth of this month, Jeff Goldstein published a post that, I think, captured the way many of you feel sometimes.
I want to quote it in full and then show you the response I left him, which I hope will help you if you are ever encompassed by such a deep Black Dog in the future.
I have no idea why the people in this country aren’t in full-on revolt against the New Left Democrats and the road they are taking us down. It will not be long before doctors are told they must become indentured servants to the state if they wish to practice; profit motive will be finally and fully demonized; and we’ll be corralled like livestock into permanent government dependency pens.
I’m sick to my stomach.
The US, it turns out, lost the Cold War. Except that it also won the Cold War — if you consider that the faction of socialists, Marxists, and liberal fascists who exist inside the US as US citizens are the Cold War’s victors ultimate victors. Look at our regulatory system. Look at our media. Look at our schools. Look at the cavalier disregard for a stable rule of law and the easy dismissal of our Constitution.
We have the power to stop these largely paper tigers — whose power is derived by our refusal to deny it to them — but we are widely distributed, largely unorganized, and undercut by many of those supposedly on “our” side, who have learned to live like barnacles on the state and make their living, perversely, pretending always to fight against what they surreptitiously work to maintain.
Something has to give. And right now, it’s my spirits.
We knew this was going to be a hard fight, that the odds were against us as we went into it – the Totalitarians have been on the offensive for well-over a century.
But we went ahead and plunged right in because it was the right thing to do.
Those of us who understand what that right thing is are obligated to carry-on this age old fight between the forces of darkness and the forces of light. We owe it to those who came before us and sacrificed so much so that we could be the most fortunate of those born on this Earth. And we owe it to our Posterity to pass-on as much of the legacy of freedom and liberty to them as we can, so that they too can pick-up where we leave off, carry the Sword Of Imagination into the future.
Even if we fail at everything but preserving the ideas that animated the creation of The United States, we will have achieved a success, because, as long as the idea of The United States survives, there is hope.
All we can do is the best that we can with what we’ve got and strive to rise to the occasion.
Bouts of melancholy and Black Dog will plague us – they haunt every soldier in the War Against Evil – doubts will cause us to age faster and suffer physically, people with bad intents will seek to lead us into temptations…but we must not lose heart. We must Never Despair.