This might be the last post on this website, at least for a while.
Look, I’m just done with politics.
I have simply accepted the fact that we live in a deeply corrupt country where democracy is now a complete sham. We are every bit as illiberal as the places we Americans used to look down on: China, Russia, Iran, etc.
It’s not an anger thing on my part, either. I’m not frustrated or depressed about it or anything.
If anything, I’ve been much happier and less-stressed since I accepted the fact that the election was stolen and there’s nothing we can do about it.
Once I accepted it, I stopped caring. I’m not going to let a senior citizen living in a mansion in Washington DC affect my quality of life. I’m going to live the best life I possibly can.
I have plenty of other things in my life more fulfilling, rewarding, enjoyable and interesting than politics. I have a sports blog, I’m into the stock market, I like to work out, I like to spend time with friends and family–why would I waste a minute more of my time “raging against the machine” when it’s now obvious that it’s completely, totally, and utterly futile?
Every minute I waste complaining about politics or owning the libs is a minute I could’ve spent doing something that actually brings me joy and fulfillment.
Politics does not bring fulfillment. I used to think it did, but it doesn’t. Politics should not be the biggest thing in your life because then you’re wasting your life. I truly believe this now.
Democracy in this country is a complete sham. The Democrats are the Harlem Globetrotters and the Republicans are the Washington Generals. It’s an act. They’re all in on it.
Do you really think the entire Republican Party simply couldn’t stop the Democrats from stealing the election from Trump? Guys: most Republican politicians were in on it.
What, at this point, can any of us do? Complain about the Democrats for another four years, get our hopes up about the 2024 election, and then watch as it, too, is stolen from us?
Guys: they’re never going to let us win another election again. It’s over.
Any way I look at it, politics just seems futile and pointless. We don’t have any say in it. People who are out here complaining about politics are basically shouting into the void.
And another thing: why would I fight for Trump when he won’t even fight for himself? He wouldn’t care if I died tomorrow. He wouldn’t care if I was literally murdered in cold blood by a Democrat who admitted to the police he did it because I was a Trump supporter.
I might be lucky to get a tweet from POTUS.
That’s all he’s ever really done, by the way, is tweet about stuff.
He knew the election was going to be stolen, and he let it happen anyway. I’m done “trusting the plan.” There is no plan.
Or, if there is a “plan,” it’s not one that any of us are in on.
I’m seeing a sort of utopianism rising on the right that I just can’t get on-board with. It’s all this “plan-trusting” and blind Trump worship. There’s a sizable number of people on the right who think Donald Trump will basically deliver heaven on earth. He’ll root out and arrest all the bad guys, he’ll fix all our problems and then everything will be perfect!
Utopianism is a false god. Always has been, always will be. You can’t have a perfect society in an imperfect world. Trump is a mortal man, just like the rest of us. Stop worshipping him.
Our side says we don’t care about the media, yet we just complain about the media every day. We’re just as intolerant and hysterical as the liberals are.
I’m just out on that whole mindset.
Complaining about the government and politics is done with the assumption that we actually have some semblance of a say in the matter.
I get why so many people do it. But we’re never going to make a difference in politics.
So why would I continue wasting my time with politics?
The Republican Party does not deserve yours or my or anybody’s vote. So what is the point of voting for them? What’s the use in supporting them? There is none. In fact, I feel pretty dumb for supporting them all these years. They are every bit as bad as the Democrats–arguably worse because at least the Democrats don’t pretend to be on our side.
Every election until 2016 has been between between two pre-selected candidates who appeared to be different but were really from the same Uniparty. That’s how they gave us the illusion of choice and change.
In 2016, Trump crashed the party and somehow won the election, but only because they thought he didn’t have a chance. And so in 2020 they stole the presidency away from him and they’re going to get away with it.
And that’s basically it.
We no longer have a say in government. We briefly did in 2016, but now we’re back to the way things were prior to 2016.
You’re never going to escape the government. Every country in the world has a corrupt government that the vast majority of the people despise, other than maybe Denmark or something.
Every politician is a corrupt, money-grubbing scam artist and it will always be that way. They go into it for money and power, they could not care less about you and I.
Even if we have some sort of “revolution” and overthrow the government, it’s eventually going to devolve into a racket after enough time has passed. Eventually all revolutionaries become the same corrupt establishment they fought and bled to overthrow.
The left was the “counterculture” in the 1960s, now they’re the establishment. Now they’re the intolerant tyrants. It would’ve happened to our side if we stayed in power for long enough.
The guillotines came out almost immediately after the French Revolution. Usually revolutions create way more problems than they solve, and people realize that maybe the grass wasn’t greener on the other side. Although it’s easy to see why the idea of a revolution appeals to people prior to succeeding.
The British Monarchy was overthrown by a revolution and exiled for 9 years. Then it came back. Maybe Donald Trump will be America’s Oliver Cromwell.
This is not a blackpill post. It’s not a go-back-to-being-bluepilled post. It’s not any kind of proverbial “pill.”
It’s just an acknowledgement that this whole thing is futile.
If anything, local politics is the way to go. That’s the only level of politics where you even have a snowball’s chance of affecting change. If everyone started getting more involved in their local politics, in the aggregate that would do far more good for this country than all the social media screeching and raging.
I want off the ride.
The world is always going to be controlled by a corrupt cabal. It always has been and it probably always will be.
The government has always been corrupt as hell, it’s just that more and more Americans are starting to notice it now. The corruption is too deep and widespread to ever be fixed.
No matter what, there will always be some corrupt government calling the shots and lining their pockets.
We just have to accept it.
I did, and I’ve been so much happier since. My stress and anxiety levels have gone down, I’m spending my time doing things that make me happy and bring me fulfillment and joy–life is better this way. Truly, it is.
We don’t live in the Soviet Union. You’re still allowed to enjoy your life in this country. We’ve actually got it pretty good in this country. Our government is not nearly as tyrannical and sadistic as the governments in a lot of other countries around the world.
I’m just done ramming my head against a brick wall. That’s basically all we’re doing when it comes to social media and politics. We’ve been doing it for 10 years now, and it looked like maybe we had actually made a difference when Trump got elected. So in response, the Uniparty started cracking down on social media and restricting free speech online, and then they stole the White House back from Trump. We’re right back to where we were 10-15 years ago. You are no longer going to have an online platform to speak out against the government (just like in 2005) and the Uniparty is back in power (just like in 2005).
The party is over.
Maybe one day I’ll change my mind and come back and start blogging again. I may still blog from time to time about Covid.
But right now, I just don’t have any desire to pay attention to politics anymore. Everyone’s just so miserable.
We’ve all been sucked into this online world of constant misery and rage and hysteria. The real world out there is so much better–even in a state of lockdown.
The main thing I noticed this year was the disconnect between social media world and the real world. On social media, everyone’s just looking for things to be outraged about, even if it has no actual impact on their lives.
We’ve all got to get back to just living. We’re all way too online.
I am done with politics. I am done letting it consume my life. I barely even go on Twitter anymore and my life has been so much better. As a result, I’m on my phone way less–screen time down nearly 30% over the past few weeks. It’s just better this way now.
Look, the thing about me is that I can’t phone it in. I can’t fake interest in stuff. When there’s no news story that moves me enough to write about it, it’s hard for me to write articles. And lately I’ve been forcing it. It’s started to feel like a chore. And I just don’t want to waste your time–or mine–with stuff like that when my heart isn’t in it anymore.
I’m done with politics and the constant rage and hysteria.
To all the regular readers and commenters on this site, I truly appreciate your support and constant encouragement and kind words. If I’m disappointing you that I’m “giving up,” I’m sorry about that. I recommend reading Ace of Spades, I’m sure you’ll love him. But I’m just done letting politics consume my life.
Politics is mostly media-driven and overblown anyway. Every story is basically forgotten within 24 hours, even though in the moment it was treated as the most important thing ever. It’s like being on a treadmill.
I don’t feel like my time blogging here was a waste. Not by a longshot. I’ve grown significantly as a writer, and writing is something I just enjoy doing. It might be what I was born to do, I don’t know.
I have my own sports blog and I’ve been spending way more time there. When I was a teenager, before I even discovered politics, I wanted to be a sportswriter. It’s way more enjoyable and fulfilling for me.
I’m not accepting that the government is corrupt so much as I’m accepting that my spending 13 hours a day online tweeting and blogging and complaining about the government isn’t going to make a difference.
Donald Trump couldn’t even beat the establishment and he was the President of the United States.
If God has other plans for me, maybe I’ll change my outlook on politics one day in the future. But for now, I’m done with it and not planning on looking back anytime soon.
I get it brother. We patriots gave our oath to be loyal unto death. We all naively believed it was OUR death. It never occurred to us that it would be the death of America. If America is dead then we are free from the oath and the life-long fight.
Our oath has been fulfilled. Even if the courts give it to Trump then we have 4 more years of fighting for a dead America before we come with great relief to the place we are at this moment.
Fair thee well my internet blogging friend and thank you.
I have followed you over from Medium, having left that carcass of a “free speech platform” when it turned into a Public Square with ideological snipers (who the hell needs that?) and I have really enjoyed your clear-thinking and straight-speaking. Yes, I am also in mourning for the Republic; and also like many predicted it (“They’re going to steal it; I don’t know HOW, I just know they will…”) I feel sad to think I won’t see your thoughts… Maybe if there were a place to articulate positive values to live by, as an individual, you might contribute? Peace & happiness to you in any case. @JoStGiles (on twatter)
Thanks so much! You’re the best, Appreciate all your support, truly. I will still be on Twitter from time to time though, we’ll be able to communicate there for sure!