No specific reason, really, but a combination of several, including the emotional devastation from stepping down off Effexor (I'm back on it now; it wasn't causing my fatigue), mental fatigue that is probably caused by the fact that my thyroid still isn't well-balanced, a bit of a slow news month (months?), news fatigue, business at work, and, probably most significantly, this article by Orson Scott Card about how civil wars get started.
He castigates both left and right for being unwilling to see the other side as composed of well-intentioned human beings (even if misguided), citing the vicious e-mails he gets from both sides. Which no doubt is true.
Today I saw this on YouTube, a Heritage Foundation address by comedian Evan Sayet about "How Liberals Think" and how their way of thinking inevitably leads to them choosing what's wrong, evil, and unworkable every time. It has to do with their inability to exercise "discrimination," in the sense of looking at something and judging it good or evil or so-so. Ergo every judgment is the result of prejudice, and every policy a matter of power.
Makes me want to clean out the rifles, but I don't have any firearms. Look, OSC, the libs might not be evil at heart, but they are unthinking and incapable of rational thought, and they're teaching the kids how to think this way, too. I won't haul off and kill them, but there's got to be a way to fight this maladjusted way of thinking.
Tidbit of the day:
I was listening to podcasts over the weekend and a caller to NARN (Northern Alliance Radio Network) pointed out that March 16th is the feast day of St. Urho, patron saint of Finland.
His claim to fame? He drove the grasshoppers out of the vineyards, thus saving the grape crop.
Grapes. In Finland.
Think about it, won't you?
UPDATE: This post has a partial transcript of the video, if you don't have the time or the bandwidth to view it.
UPDATE II: About St. Urho? Never mind.