Again (AGAIN) the Midwest is trying to operate in spite of a major snowfall. Its’ a snowfall of extraordinary magnitude for the season according to many of those who know.  And, I have not heard or read any meteorologist arguing that, on the contrary, it’s a normal snowfall for the first week of Spring.

Snow is cold. This cold wave is yet another proof of the reality of a global warming trend that threatens civilization and, beyond it, Earth itself. Of course, this trend is the result of noxious human activities. It’s a done deal that there cannot be any other cause.

If you don’t see that the more industry and cars, the more cold, and the more cold, the more  warming, you are just uneducated or stubborn, or both.

By the same reasoning, the unseasonal cold makes fuels, including natural gas, less essential to human happiness. The president, served by the supine press, must see the current snow storm in the Midwest  as a signal to  redouble its efforts to prevent the rational utilization of America’s abundant fuel resources.

Got it?

There is a pleasant-looking guy in his forties  who often suns himself close to my coffee shop at the beach. He admires my grand-daughter. Of course, I took this to imply that he is a man of taste and discernment. We fell into casual conversation recently about a book I was holding. The conversation quickly turned casually political.

He is an Obama supporter. This being the People Socialist Green Republic of Santa Cruz, it would be surprising if he were not. So, I pried a little.

It took my beach acquaintance a few minutes to fold to the default option that President Obama at least looked presidential. He couldn’t name a single Obama achievement of which he was proud or satisfied. (I had unfairly deprived him of the opportunity to mention Obamacare by designating it  a Pelosi victory.) This is not the fist time I hear Obamites refer to the president’s looks. It’s not clear how you turn such people around. Update: I don’t mean that I hope to turn all, or many around, just a small percentage would do, pehraps 3%..

Suntan Joe was seething with hatred of President Bush. This is remarkable five years later. Curiously, it did not seem to be about the Iraq War. I sense that the antipathy runs deeper, that it’s akin to what some chimps feel about a designated other chimp with an unusual facial expression perhaps. That is also hard to beat.

Since the Republican defeat last November, I have been perplexed by the post-mortem analyses of people I usually trust. I feel that they are off the mark because they are too obvious perhaps, too logical. I am not doing better myself.


About Jacques Delacroix

I write short stories, current events comments, and sociopolitical essays, mostly in English, some in French. There are other people with the same first name and same last name on the Internet. I am the one who put up on Amazon in 2014: "I Used to Be French: an Immature Autobiography" and also: "Les pumas de grande-banlieue." To my knowledge, I am the only Jacques Delacroix with American and English scholarly publications. In a previous life, I was a teacher and a scholar in Organizational Theory and in the Sociology of Economic Development. (Go ahead, Google me!) I live in the People’s Green Socialist Republic of Santa Cruz, California.
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3 Responses to Liblogic

  1. Terry Amburgey says:

    “Since the Republican defeat last November, I have been perplexed by the post-mortem analyses of people I usually trust.”

    Time to turn to the people you usually distrust. I’m sure Brandon will give you the Libertarian post mortem. I’m willing to speak for the non-libertarian-people-who-aren’t-batshit-crazy faction of the electorate.

  2. Again, Terry, thanks for the offer to help but I live in Santa Cruz, I live in California, I live in the US, I live in a world that largely thinks of Pres. Obama as a really cool Negro; I listen to NPR several hours a day. It’s not as if I were deprived of liberal oral ejaculations.

    People who don’t make sense don’t make sense, irrespective of political label.( My own postings contain delicious examples of Republican nonsensicality.) As a teacher, you must know that it’s apparent in the first two minutes and that it rarely gets better after that. Liberals have been a disappointment to me especially those who affect to call themselves “progressives.”

    I understand the president very well, almost as if I had made him. (And I did, to an extent.) I understand the bulk of the Democrat electorate, I think. Some are under the influence of union gangsters; some are mechanical voters (most blacks). Many are teachers devoid of a conscience who are simply shearing the tax-paying sheep. The larger number, however, seem to be simply a version of my inner child.

    My self-commiseration has little to do wit the bulk of Democratic voters. I was only lamenting the fact that the 3% of likely voters we need has not been identified, nor have their triggers.

    I don’t know what our friend Brandon has to say about any this. The last I heard, he was going to vote for Lucky Hussein. (This is so bad; I am so ashamed!)

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