This article hit me. Goes towards explaining why a lot of my regular socializing buds

Updated on February 8, 2021 in General Stuff
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are more conservative than I am, and why I don’t socialize much with my blatantly outspoken lefty friends and colleagues.  When it comes right down to it, I just don’t care about politics anywhere near as much as I care if someone is willing to lend a hand, pull their weight, and be part of the glue that holds society together, as opposed to a noxious solvent that burns it apart.  It may well be that simple.

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/the-snowplow-test-trump-liberal-virginia-heffernan/

I hasten to add that I have plenty of left-leaning friends who are also more interested in being helpful and kind than signaling, and having their own identities wrapped up in choosing political avatars—I treasure time spent with those people too.

 
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A few years ago, Angie and I did a weekender on the ElectraGlide. Spent a couple of nights at the Argo Hotel in Crofton, Nebraska.

Place was built I’m 1910, and has masonry walls a foot thick. That detail is relevant in that it explains how we slept through what must have been a real mf’er of a thunderstorm that swept through on our first night.

I’m an early riser. When I looked out the window, I saw a huge old tree that had been knocked over at its base, lying against someone’s house.

Got dressed and went to check on the bike. It was fine, but if the tree had fallen the other direction, we would have been taking Greyhound back to Omaha.

Here’s the cool part: Around 7:30, guys with pickup trucks and chain saws started showing up. Within an hour, there was at least a dozen of them. They spontaneously organized the cleanup effort, which was made a little tricky by the way the tree was leaning against the house.

By noon, the tree was cut up, loaded up, and hauled away.

The only thing remarkable about that is that there was nothing remarkable about it. That’s just how things are done in Crofton, Nebraska.

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I have two left leaning friends who are both maintaining communication with me, though I am positively reactionary by compariso, and tbey know it. They either have hope that I will join their team, or they are just better people than the woke fanatics bent on destroying careers of anyone who is not doing enough to advance the cause of equality.

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