Tuesday, February 23, 2010

If Spring comes, can Summer be far behind?

I mean Winter has come and stayed, and I don’t care what Shelley or Algore said, Spring has dithered so we have blathered, mostly about Obamie and radical Muslims. The first a dullard who doesn’t deserve the attention he commands. The second a bunch of killers who don’t get the attention they deserve.

I am ready for Spring and less politics and the despair that looking at where we are that brings, and more buttercups and more daffodils and more roses.

It is time to break up the ground and look at the seed catalogs and look up the average last frost day and think of setting out Better Boys and Better Girls a few weeks after the cabbage and onions and lettuce have been set. And planting more sunflowers at the edge of the yard for the squirrels and birds of next winter.

And where will we be then? Only a year ago we were deluged with the wit, wisdom and knowledge of The Chosen. Now 55% know what we knew then and disapprove of his professorial ways and that number will increase over the next year. A year ago man made Global Warming was widely accepted and had all the appearance of a landslide and yet we now have the cart being turned, although the ignorant ones still blather. It is the one good thing the English press has done for us.

Yet the economy still is in ruins. The price of oil has gone above $80 based on speculation that we may not be completely bankrupt this Summer and the jobless claims have spiked again. The headlines say that consumer confidence is the lowest since 1983 and all our politicians can think about is fixing a healthcare bill that most of us do not want fixed and spending money to create jobs.

What hogwash. How can something that has nothing create anything?

In Sunday School class this week the teacher brought up the word “reasonable.”

And it is a very good word because it defines what free people should base their lives on. It is reasonable for us to doubt Global Warming when scientists say there has not been any for 15 years and that they have lost the data. Indeed they seem to be unable to point to a datum yet they appear as unembarrassed as a whore hawking her wares on a street corner.

Societal wars are always fought on the edges. The Muslims do not come demanding that they be allowed to establish Sharia law. They come demanding that they be allowed to follow Sharia law as their religious right. That sounds reasonable until you consider that they moved to our country and that by doing that they are making us follow Sharia law.

“Reasonable” defines so very much. I have never gotten into trouble doing reasonable things. I have always gotten into trouble doing unreasonable things.

T.S. Elliott wrote:

APRIL is the cruellest month, breeding
Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
Memory and desire, stirring
Dull roots with spring rain.
Winter kept us warm, covering
Earth in forgetful snow, feeding
A little life with dried tubers.

Some say that this is true because the old give up the fight after months of Winter. They have no energy left and slip away into that unknown night.

I say they see Summer coming and are just now ready to be part of it rather than being in it.

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