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.