This blog is of course, about restoration. America needs restoration. I’m a member at Gab, a relatively new social media site. It’s not censored like other social media, it’s populated by the gamut of those who are conservative. No RINOS, but just about everyone else. I recommend that you look into it.
A member there, named Tom said that Gab users need more of a physical community, one of his replies was this:
“Ideally. The best chance to make this work is to have people in close proximity. I don’t assume everyone should live in one community so much as establishing/managing/populating a community that can serve as a focal point for those with the ideas.”
In the last week, I’ve had a strong desire to make a blog dedicated to making ideas manifested in the physical world. There are times that I wonder if we fool ourselves into thinking that we’re doing conservative activism, when really we’re just agreeing among ourselves in the echo chamber. In fact, I also wonder if the PTB aren’t as threatened by our sites as we imagine for that very reason.
Myself, I’m beginning to question all the time I spend on the internet. I used to be more involved in the physical world than I am now. While I was contemplating this the other night, I had a couple observations:
- The internet should record my physical activities, not replace them. Of course, the internet is a great place to get news, share ideas, and discuss things; but…
- Like the old poser that asks “If a tree falls in the forest, and there’s no one there to hear it, did it make a sound?” So it is with our internet news, ideas, and discussions. If I can’t repeat or remember them the next day, was it time well spent?
So it is, that I intend to start a blog called seizeground.net. I already have the domain name, and contacted my usual hosting company about the account. Initially, I just wanted a static place to put ideas and lists, a place where they won’t sink down under other posts. I was even willing to direct the name to someone else’s site. Now though, I realize that I already have so many activities and ideas, I want to author the blog myself. There are more style and ideological particulars, but more on that later.
While I’m not yet exactly aligned with what Tom said, that -is- exactly what the site will be for, to post ways of putting ideas to work. Roughly speaking, I see categories of discussion along the following lines:
Confronting the progressive-liberal agenda’s communications and indoctrination centers, AKA the news media and education system. We’ve got to thoroughly discredit both.
To that end, lists of media lies and liberal crimes will easily be available. They rely on new events, contrived or otherwise, to hide yesterday’s events.
Encouraging alternate communications. For me, that usually involves signs. Seriously. I reach thousands of people that way, It’s a medium they can’t control, it encourages others to be vocal, and it reaches all strata of society, not just those who are already in agreement with me. There will be detailed lessons on how to process an idea into a graphic production, so that it can be used for internet, printed material, and signs. It is hoped that writers will give tips on better writing skills. Again though, the blog will be about listing other methods toward the same end.
Traditional skills. Not every task can be completed using modern methods, Traditional methods are a rewarding way to teach attention to details to your children, an maybe more importantly, an appreciation of modern conveniences. Let a kid use a bolt action 22 rifle, and he’ll be wanting the semi auto. But start him on the flint lock, and the bolt action is slick. I understand that the US Coast Guard teaches seamanship to their officers on board an actual sailing ship. I’m of a mind that just as you can better maintain a machine by understanding its components; so you can maintain a society by knowing your past. Traditional skills draw you closer to your predecessors; you really know how they lived, and, you’ll accrue their rugged temperament. This is not for couch potatoes.
Better home life. The traditional family is important to the future, and hearing other peoples’ successes will help. For example, in our house we don’t watch TV. We do watch movies on weekends, it’s a nice reward that everyone likes. I have a theory that TV is so well made, in terms of action, lighting, camera work, and so on; that it can make ordinary life look dull. If your mind isn’t saturarted with all that, then so many things become fascinating, because they really are. The world is my art museum, and my photography studio. I’m involved in art, metal working, wood work, computers, old trucks, restorations, and more. I really need to age 275, just to partially complete my exploration of these things. Having no TV is not only extremely rewarding, it also keeps one distanced from the liberal agenda, your mind will actually think differently than most.
Practical skills. Life can be very expensive, for me, I’m required to do many things myself. How can people raise traditional families if they cannot afford it? This might be part of what Tom was getting at.
Fitness, Christianity, firearms, probably including discussions more than the operation thereof. For example, if a group of dissidents could anticipate who their enemy would be, should they seek to have weapons in the same caliber?
It’s getting late, so that no doubt is incomplete. Again, the blog is about getting ideas out into the physical realm, and taking lost ground from liberals in communication and education. Comments are welcome, but due to spam, they are moderated first. Thank you for reading,