Daphne at Jaded Haven has a barn burner up regarding the increasingly obvious observation that us folks of a conservative or libertarian bent have missed the fact that the individualism this country was founded on has left the building of State, while we have become the devoted fans still waiting at the red exit to catch a glimpse of our idol, not wanting to admit that he left by the blue one without us noticing and is decades long gone.
It is a sad thing sometimes realizing that your hero has passed. That sadness can be manifested by either desperately hanging on to the picture in your minds eye of him as always the young, polite southern boy with the soulful voice, satisfying yourself with cheap Vegas impersonators, or in recognizing that in his last years he had become bloated and debauched, his talent mostly gone, and that perhaps a new direction is in order.
The Republican Party has long since forfieted it’s position as representing those of us who seek a government that leaves the citizens mostly alone to live their lives as they see fit. Where do we go from here? Joining the progressive hive mind is not an option, for me at least. Gerard suggests perhaps taking the red pill and opening your mind to a new consciousness. Hmmm…I can feel it working already. Be back later.