Okay, folks, time for some soul-searching plain talk. I am seriously considering hanging it all up for good. I have grown sick and tired of the battles day in and day out. Even the fiercest of warriors grow weary of the battle, and I have just about had my fill.
Your participation in the poll located to your left will certainly help me to determine whether or not to continue.
I have operated this blog since 2006, most of that time for which there has been little support or recognition for the efforts. I know this does not refer to the 200 or so regular readers, for whom I am deeply grateful. But beyond that, this thing gets very little traction.
Added to that is the fact that major changes have taken place in the leadership structure at the place where I do a column (which I will not name for a reason) that makes it extremely difficult to continue doing that. Big changes in the site have added to the problem.
Thus, I am considering pulling the plug on everything--the Liberty Sphere, the column, Facebook, Twitter, ALL of it. If I decide to do so, I will simply go POOF--I will be gone with the wind.
Sorry if I sound so hopeless at this point, but some other issues play into my current feelings. A knock-down drag out fight with a 'tea party' social liberal yesterday on Don't Ask, Don't Tell, plus the vote to repeal the law seemingly with little concern on the part of most citizens, is incredibly discouraging. I don't give America much hope, frankly. The Republic our Founders gave us, and which I remember as a child, is GONE. It is OVER. And to be honest, I don't know if I wish to continue on the front lines of a losing battle.
I loathe the thought of giving up. It goes against my nature. But I owe it to you, my faithful readers, to level with you about where I am at this point in my life. I am damn sick and tired of my fellow citizens. Most of them don't have a clue, and thus, we are marching into the brave new world unbridled, with no inkling of what is going to hit us as a result.
Part of the coming catastrophe is, in my view, divine retribution. We have fallen so very far away from the moral, ethical, and spiritual principles that once under-girded this nation that I truly believe God is going to unleash His wrath on us in short order. And we deserve it.
My views about this matter place me in a tiny minority that is increasingly viewed as 'obsolete' in this society. My views are considered passe, bigoted, narrow, and so forth, while the very ones who think such things are the most intolerant of all. They do not tolerate me. So much for openness, tolerance, etc, etc. They are a bunch of mindless hypocrites. Yes, hypocrites are in abundance even outside the church. And our so-called 'enlightened ones' of the brave new world are the worst offenders of all. You either speak and think as they wish, or you are vilified and relegated to the fringe.
Well, I am not going to stop screaming bloody murder about what I view as an intolerable assault on the foundation of this nation. But speaking about these issues gets you branded. Readers get angry and drop you from their list. The whole thing leads to financial ruination, especially when a supposedly 'conservative' news source buries your material and promotes the same old Leftwing propaganda of TIME, AOL, and other mainstream media outlets.
So, my friends, I really don't know what to do. I am at a loss. And when I get this way, eventually I withdraw from everything in despair.
If I decide that all of this is not worth my time and energy, I will be gone for good. You can be assured of that. But in my own little circle of the world here in South Carolina, I will still be mouthing off about the Leftwing nutcases who are destroying America.
And unfortunately, some of those responsible for our demise are in the Tea Party, of which I am a part. It was the Tea Party, after all, that gave us that despicable fool Scott Brown in Massachusetts.