I really don’t have any good excuses as to why I haven’t posted ALL YEAR. With the busyness of a job plus being half-arsed farmer, time just flies. You can’t do it all. Only so many hours in a day and so many days in a month. It’s tougher when you live on the land in western Canada, I’m serious. In this country when it’s not snowing you better be nose down and arse up cause there is little time to plant, weed, cut firewood, do construction, work land, fix fence, landscape, etc, etc. I counted the days last spring between last snowfall and the first mosquito, it was exactly 4 days. Like I said, things happen fast on this part of the planet. If things are not happening fast it means they’re frozen. So yes, my life has been ruled by my “to-do” list since the end of last April. In mid-summer we have long hours of daylight. The sun brightens in the east by 4:00 AM and its still light enough to work at 10:00 PM, and it just doesn’t feel right to be sitting in the house at a computer when there is much to do and daylight’s a burnin’. Thinking, writing, reading, and editing all take time; and none of it gets the potatoes hilled. These are poor excuses, I know, especially since another winter has also come and gone with no writing done. No more excuses, on with it.
I’ve been cogitating and researching and brainstorming. I have been searching for a central theme to anchor this blog on, or at least a high percentage of my posts. I kind of tried anchoring with the “grinding your own wheat in a wonderbread world” idea, the concept of taking responsibility for finding real truth instead of getting spoon-fed artificial (or at least highly processed) “truth” by a lying mainstream media, corrupt politicians and vacant, pretty faced celebs. It’s a good analogy, one should take responsibility for the furniture that takes up space in the mind, somehow “grinding your own” didn’t tell the whole story. The mainstream version of “truth” is more than just random stupidity, much of it has an agenda of societal control.
Many of the social engineers in our culture do not see truth as an elusive nugget to be found in the silt of life, but rather something to be constructed to fit their model of how life “should” be. Truth can stand on its own, but lies need to be constantly propped up with more lies (unless statistics can be used). The mainstream busybodies very much follow a nazi maxim; ” if you tell a lie long enough, loud enough and often enough the people will believe it” and “people will believe a big lie ahead of a small lie”. Just because a person wants to believe something is “true” doesn’t make it a reality. These thoughts were in the back of my mind while I was in the early stages of putting something together about the effects of feminism on our culture, and I stumbled unwittingly into the “MANOSPHERE”. I tried to keep going and put my post together, but I was drinking from a fire hose and stalled out completely. Sprinkled liberally throughout that thing that calls itself the manosphere was the analogy that I sought, it comes from the movie “Matrix”, the red pill/blue pill concept.
The Matrix concept fits perfectly. Do you want to live in reality? Take the red pill (truth). Do you want to continue to live in the made-up world of the matrix? Take the blue pill. The red pill is harsh and uncomfortable. The matrix (blue pill) is alluring but vulnerable; a dream conjured to control the masses. One must choose. Most often the red/blue pill is used (within the manosphere) to explain the cognitive dissonance present in the arena of male/female relationships. It is truly astounding how far from reality our society has fallen in the marital arena, no wonder our ability to reproduce (and nurture our offspring) has taken such a hit. No wonder our divorce rate is so high. Men and woman are angry at each other, we’ve been sold a pack of lies about relations between the sexes and the survival of our society is in peril. My next post will explore this red/blue pill concept of relations between the sexes, kind of a “what the heck is this all about” post. However I think this “reality vs matrix” analogy has much more mileage, and can be used to explain truth in many other areas of life.
I am also going to try writing differently. I want to keep my posts shorter and more concise, and try to post more often. I want to explore this red pill philosophy more but also do posts of happenings around the farm and any stories that tie into ideas I have. I want to keep it light and add humour as much as possible, life is too short to not see the funny. To all who come back to read my mental meanderings, thank you.