Mon. Dec. 7, 2020 – waking the sleeping giant is a bad idea…

Cool, and hopefully dry.  I’ve got stuff to do and rain won’t help.

Got through Sunday without rain, and got a bunch of stuff done at my secondary location.  Took forever to get the forklift started, and then it wouldn’t stay running on a hill.  Which is where I needed it.  I did get stuff done despite that, and I’ll have to call in a mechanic to take a look at it.  I was hoping to avoid spending money on it, but it looks like it is the prudent thing to do at this point.

I didn’t really get anything else done though.  That all slipped to today.  Plan is to get my local auction stuff together, then delivered.   Then do decor, at least lights.  Housecleaning, laundry, groceries, present shipping, and all the normal stuff needs to happen too.


79 years ago, the Japanese made what would turn out to be one of the biggest political and strategic blunders of recent history.  It ended up with them being the test bed for the only time anyone on the planet has used nukes in anger.  And we did it twice.     Now you can make an argument that by ~60 years later they actually won the conflict.  To the extent their homeland survived and thrived, yes.  Any imperial ambitions were ended though and they haven’t been a world power since.

I don’t know that we’re the same people that we once were, or that there is a giant left to wake.   I have a feeling that we’re going to find out though, and some time in the next year.   It’s unlikely to be pretty, or quick, and it’s likely to damage us severely for years to come.   The lines won’t be clear, the enemy won’t be far away, and we won’t be messing up someone else’s cities.  We won’t have a clear end state goal either.   Frankly at this point I’m HOPING for aliens, because we’ve always united against the outsiders.

But I’m stacking food, clothes, tech, defensive items, books, various and sundries, because I want to bring my family through whatever comes and out the other side.  I’d like to see all y’all there too.  Keep stacking.

 

nick