I share many Americans’ gloom in the present political moment. My conservative concerns are legion. But I see points of light in the night sky. I see silver linings to the dark clouds, suggesting the light still burns beyond them.
To be sure, I don’t always write cheerfully.
- Four posts ago I wrote about not giving ourselves permission to hate people. Hatred is as dark as darkness gets.
- Three posts ago I wrote about social media censorship and possible measures against it — for a future day when we may have a government which isn’t in bed with Big Tech.
- Two posts ago I wrote about the rush to reimpeachment and its motives. My thoughts were not sweetness and light.
- Last time I described a dark and detailed dream about freedom, truth, and their enemies’ raging lust for power. I’ll let you decide, when you read it, whether you think it was really just a dream.
In one or two of those sober posts, and in private conversations with several readers, in person and online, I promised happy thoughts to come — because there are some.
I have three potentially therapeutic things for you. (In some cases I may have to explain the cheering effect.) They are danger signs we don’t see yet, those happy thoughts I promised, and things to do.