Rollin' Like Sisyphus

Good Music Friday

Posted in Good Music Friday, Uncategorized by Huckleberry on May 27, 2016

It’s been another one of those fucked up weeks, but I’m not going to lie to you, I’ve spent the better part of this morning blowing off most if not all of my work because fuck that noise. Holiday weekend, we’re lightin’ the fires this Sunday for a pretty bitchin’ BBQ, which means I get to spend the better part of Saturday with the barbecue, and I’m just waiting for quittin’ time, or you may as well call it gettin’ shitfaced time.
That is the larger truth of it.
In the world today I notice that despite all the noise about how UNPRECEDENTED this presidential election cycle is, nothing has really changed for months. One year ago it was beginning to be obvious that Trump was the favorite for GOP nomination, and that CUNTON II – EMAIL BOOGALOO stepped in it big time with her obviously felonious activities.
Trump clinched the nomination – fine.
Clinton can’t put away a paleo-communist fossil from Vermont – fine.
There’s still a ~10% chance we’ll see President-Sheriff Joe Biden when the dust settles.
El Borak had a post earlier this week detailing what aspects of Western Civilization were necessary to preserve. It’s an excellent post, so go read that first if you haven’t already.
Now that you have, let me say two things:

    1) I’m not sure that there is anything left of Western Civilization to preserve. We’re flying on the dwindling winds of a nearly exhausted inertia. If you’re on a plane that’s going down, and the engines, wings, avionics and pilots have all been stripped away, technically you’re still on the flight but you’re going to have to accept at some point before you hit the ground that there’s no going back.

    2) Assuming that something is left to salvage, whatever that is will likely hinder the formation of the next civilization rather than expedite it. For centuries following the retreat of the Roman Empire from Britain, barbarians dabbled about in the freshly laid ruins strewn about everywhere. This did not make them Romans, and did not much make the civilization they eventually built particularly Roman, at least in the ways that mattered.

Now hold on, Huck you say. Just wait one God damn minute here. The British=American Empire was extraordinarily Roman! They even used Latin!
Be that as it may.
Whatever the next civilization becomes, it will differ greatly from anything we’ve seen before. To be successful, it needs to have a foundation in Christianity, focus on a functioning family structure, and possess enough material resources to sustain itself, propagate its culture and shift time preferences from the short to the intermediate to the long term.
But enough of this.
It’s high drinkin’ time.
Get ‘em in and knock ‘em dead.
Have a great holiday weekend everyone.


One Fierce Beer Coaster
Bloodhound Gang
Republic Records | 1996


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  1. El Borak said, on May 27, 2016 at 17:01

    Distillation. We gotta get distillation on the list.

    • Huckleberry said, on May 29, 2016 at 07:03

      Agreed. I just assumed that would carry forward but the times being what they are I should assume nothing.

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