A long absense (rambling stream of consciousness)
Having been MIA for a while (wait, no one noticed? Damn.)…
So, I’ve been away for a while. Partly a focus on things in meatspace, but also because I didn’t have much to say. I looked around and see things falling apart. I see them falling apart, and I also see that there’s not much I can do to stop or slow it. This causes me to think, is mitigating these things really for the best? Maybe not.
I was a at a gun show recently, and it was the first time I can ever remember being slightly uncomfortable there. Normally, I can pick up bandoleers, stripper clips, misc. parts, etc. easily. For the first time ever, I heard *other* people talking about combat packing ammo.
I saw people with lists. Long lists.
I saw people with lists made by other people.
There wasn’t the loud conversations of joyful sharing of hobbyists.
There was quiet determination.
And that scared me.
I have a feeling. There’s a storm moving in. (And the internet says: no shit, where have you been?) But this is different. I don’t hear the loud protestations of the down-trodden. I see steely looks, hard faces, and resignation. It’s different.
Keep your powder dry.
– Cato, the American.