If You Take the King’s Schilling, You Must be About the King’s Business.

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I hope this is my last politically themed post until 2024.  Biden won, the people have chosen unwisely, so now I move on.  People of faith have lived under far worse circumstances than this gaggle of low rent elitists can dish out.  But it does set the stage for some real horrors down the road. I have read the book and know what lies ahead.  I don’t need to be a prophet of doom because that prophet already came, left his words, and left.  

So I reluctantly disengage from this morass of confusion and let it run its course.  The fools arrogantly think that a Chavez style ‘democracy’ can’t happen to them. They are far too wise for that.

So how does one live when governed by fools?  First off, you avoid them when you can, and make the time you spend with them brief and unremarkable when you are forced to deal with them.  Shine ‘em on was the 60’s term.

That all presumes you have a life to lead that is beyond their reach, and a wise man will keep develop his life in such a way as to maintain it.

Watch what politicians put their hands to, not what they say.  The same for the press.  It can’t take sides one day, and be objective the next.

If you take the Kings schilling, you must be about the Kings business.  Beware of people handing out schillings.

And with those morose reflections … have a good morning!

The King’s shilling, sometimes called the Queen’s shilling when the Sovereign is female, is a historical slang term referring to the earnest payment of one shilling given to recruits to the Armed forces of the United Kingdom in the 18th and 19th centuries, although the practice dates back to the end of the English Civil War. To “take the King’s shilling” was to agree to serve as a sailor or soldier in the Royal Navy or the British Army. It is closely related to the act of impressment.

12 thoughts on “If You Take the King’s Schilling, You Must be About the King’s Business.

    rwiegers1155 said:
    January 22, 2021 at 11:18 am

    I wonder if anyone took the shilling, bought a loaf, and skipped out on the “service” part.

      Rusty Armor responded:
      January 22, 2021 at 11:23 am

      There were reports of that … one man was hanged after skipping out 47 times. One did not steal from the King with impunity! 😀

    Dana Everhart said:
    January 22, 2021 at 12:45 pm

    it will be a strange time…buying some ammo today for arms I have yet to acquire….and Fb gave me a 3 day ban for something I said…not sure what

      Rusty Armor responded:
      January 22, 2021 at 1:13 pm

      Mmm. Didn’t see anything that was worth banning you for …

    Boo said:
    January 22, 2021 at 12:59 pm

    This country is screwed. Not liking ONE thing he’s done in 2 days in office. Lost countless jobs, billions of dollars and Canada is pissed off at us. CANADA! Good Lord.

      Rusty Armor responded:
      January 23, 2021 at 7:50 pm

      They seem to be getting crazy in Canada too … 😐

        Boo said:
        January 25, 2021 at 9:13 am

        Canada is pissed.

    Lia Storm said:
    January 22, 2021 at 1:25 pm

    I’ve read the book, I know the ending. I am at peace no matter what lies ahead. I will live my life best I can and deal with each day as it comes, good or bad.
    Thanks for the “write” today dear Sir. I learned something, just as I always do when you have something to say ❤

      Rusty Armor responded:
      January 22, 2021 at 1:51 pm

      LOL! Well, not to sure my lecturing is worth much … thanks!

        Lia Storm said:
        January 22, 2021 at 2:22 pm

        One day you will know how much it has been worth to more people than you can probably imagine.

    Catherine said:
    January 23, 2021 at 6:17 pm

    Hello, Rusty. It’s really nice to see you writing once again. I’m going to do my best to not express certain feelings about the a**hole just elected as president. Have a nice weekend, my friend. 🙂

      Rusty Armor responded:
      January 23, 2021 at 7:51 pm

      Yeah. He is in. So now the trick is to live with a hostile government.

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