June 4, 2023

It's all cyclical, even these levels of stupidity

"For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: 2a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; 3a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; 4a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; 5a time to throw away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; 6a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to throw away; 7a time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; 8a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace" (Ecclesiastes 3:1-8).

I've always argued that everything is cyclical.  Weakness follows strength, strength follows weakness. Recession follows prosperity, and prosperity follows recession. Summer follows spring, which follows winter, which follows fall and in turn it follows summer.  Warming follows cooling and vice versa.

That thought is both disheartening and inspiring depending on where in the cycle you might be. After all, cycles often take longer than a lifetime to complete. But right now it is an encouraging thought.  We may be at the very early stages of the rebirth of rational thought, at the end of an extended era of wokeness and emotion trumping common sense. The issues with Target and Bud Light may mark the turning point.

Of course that could just be a false hope. It's possible that the radical left are just retrenching for another 'final' assault on liberty and sanity. Maybe the stupid cycle isn't over just yet. Yet even if that is the case, even if the United States were to eventually fail, the ideas, the ideals will not expire, nor can they be extinguished. Someday were the United States to fail, a rebirth would be inevitable.  That is a reason for hope.

Of course, we'd all like to see it in our lifetimes, but that is not for us to decide.  All we can do is our own little part, as best we can, to make the attempt to help along the entire Western world in the return to common sense.

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