I know this has been done to death by almost everyone else today, but this is my blog, which gives me the ultimate power to do whatever I want on here. (I mean, is it my World, or what?)
So, we now have Obama as president. I read on somebody else's blog where a person (who obviously voted for the warthog) said something to the effect of if the administration does well, will we all eat crow in four years? I think I replied that the only thing we will all be eating the next four years is cow turds.
I can only remember feeling emotions this strong in a country wide manner once; after 9/11. Don't get me wrong, I have an enormous sense of pride and patriotism for the good ole USofA. This was something more than that, and on that fateful day, I felt for a short time shocked, at a loss, much compassion for the victims, and horribly vulnerable. Quickly after, I felt an overwhelming rage at the people who would dare do something so atrocious, and an overwhelming desire to get them, and make them pay. This feeling has not really diminished all that much over the intervening 7 years, and I believe we have done good things in Iraq to this end, as well as other equally desirable ends.
Today, when I heard it for the first time, on the radio, my overarching desire now is to batten down the hatches. Become as self-sufficient as possible, so if the world ends, I will be prepared. Even if that means learning to garden, lol! Seriously though, I just have this burning and renewed desire to not be dependant on anybody, least of all the government at this juncture.
Am I frightened? Not really. Worried some, sure. However, I, for the first time, have undeniable testimony of what the various Prophets and Presidents of my religion have been teaching for decades; become self-reliant. Get my food storage in. Pay off all unnecessary debt. Be prepared financially for all things, especially the end of all things as we know it. I hate to get preachy, but look at what we just elected for the leader of our country. If that's not a sign of the times, I'd hate to see a real one.
The Almighty Liz