Wednesday, May 12, 2010

An Anti-Industrialist Reflects

Looking back over the last month, I've been very busy. It's remarkable how really concentrating on something, like I have with industry, the industrial sections of our towns, and the industrial powers, can make you an expert on it, and perhaps the leading expert. But it's true!

I did just a cursory search around the internet, limiting my searches to my own blog, and I've frankly been amazed at how many hits I'm getting that take me to my own writings on the subject, including various pronouncements and opinions.

Just looking over some of my writings has revealed a lot even to me, the writer of them! One, I'm a very good speller. I'm not seeing many spelling mistakes. Two, I tend to be precise, not using a lot of ambiguous terms or allowing my sentences to be ambiguous. Three, I have a laser-like focus on whatever my subject is. That comes out of a certain discipline I've always maintained. I would've made an excellent dog, since I would have the focus it takes to chew the same bone for a month or more or until it was gone, whichever came first.

Then getting into the meat of the goodie -- one of Grandpa's old phrases from his hickory nut cracking days -- what I've written on the actual subject, industry, etc., has set a new standard for tackling a particular topic and tackling it well. I can look back and see that I have tackled it from different points of views, all of them good, and that once I got it thoroughly tackled I haven't let it elude my grasp. There have been no false starts, no detours, no swaying, no veering away, either to the left or to the right.

None of this just happens. And so I've felt that it would be a good idea to reflect on what's happened and what's still going on to this day. It's taken a lot of determination to get the job done, or, to see it through on an ongoing basis as the job is still being done. There's still a long ways to go, whether it's a matter of exhausting the topic, becoming bored with it, or what have you. I fully intend to defeat industry, that's my full intention. But whether I do or I do not, industry will know it's had a nemesis like none other! As already expressed, I would've made an excellent dog.

Today I'm reflecting -- and tomorrow I might reflect a little more. Then, once the time of reflection is through, it'll be "Back to Work," lambasting and taking to task those I feel are destroying society and the world, those I feel must be themselves completely destroyed, industrial interests, the industrial powers, and industry itself.

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