Gonna walk before they make me run

Posted On: Saturday - November 27th 2021 4:40PM MST
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After that little bit of discussion in the post and comments on the Glynn County, Georgia verdict just yesterday, one has to wonder which way to go here. No, you can't fight all of this yourself. Everyone can't keep running from the problem either, though. I don't have an answer, but I do have some music for the end of this blogweek.

I am sure that that young Kieth Richards of the 43 years-ago Rolling Stones wrote the song below about something other than prepping for a bad future. (I think it was something about a friend of his ODing drugs - what else was new back then?) However, maybe it could be a 2nd choice as a prepper anthem to the Corb Lund* song that Peak Stupidity posted early in the life of this blog, called Gettin' Down on the Mountain.

Mr. Lund's song was definitely written as a prepper song. We can take this Rolling Stones song that way if we please, as it's the melody and sound that make the music good anyway, not so much the lyrics.

Keith Richards sang this one, not Mic Jagger.

After all is said and done.
I gotta move, while it's still fun.
I'm gonna walk before they make me run.

This song was from the Rolling Stones 14th(!) album Some Girls released in June of 1978. This was back in the heyday of vinyl LPs (just stands for Long Play, as opposed to singles), so the cover had this sliding feature that was supposed to give you something to do while you listened, or I don't know, really... Either I or my brother have this one. I have underrated Some Girls myself for many years, as now I really "respect" 3 or 4 of these ones. They are not the classic Hot Rocks, but good songs just the same.

I never got to that book review this week. It's not like I haven't read the book or something. Then there's the TV stupidity coming and a Peak Stupidity field trip. Have a good Sunday of rest ... from you know what. Thanks yet again for reading and commenting!

* Out of Alberta, Canada.

Dieter Kief
Sunday - November 28th 2021 7:10AM MST
PS Mic Jagger is a nice one - congrats Mod (don't remember seeing saw it before)!
The Alarmist
Sunday - November 28th 2021 4:56AM MST

We’re living the Stasi now, complete with a sizeable portion of the population being snitches.

That was the album with the Mick Jager falsetto on Miss You.
Sunday - November 28th 2021 1:43AM MST
PS: Mr. Hail, I have avoided Linh Dinh since I read something long ago from him. I was under the impression that he was part of the Ron Unz style hate-everything-American crowd. I did see this article posted up on unz, so I'll check it out. Thanks for the excerpt.

Have you ever seen the movie "The Lives of Others"? Indeed the old Stasi would have LOVED to have the electronic technology that is available now.

I wrote on this almost 3 years ago, in "The New Stasi - same as the Old Stasi?"

Saturday - November 27th 2021 8:13PM MST

I recommend Linh Dinh's latest essay: "Cull, Track, Control"




The most salient feature of totalitarianism is control of movement, which entails tracking each citizen. Before the internet era, this could only be achieved roughly.

The state knew John Smith lived on Lumumba Street and worked on Stalin Avenue. If Smith wanted to spend a night at a woman’s apartment, she had to register him at the neighborhood police station. Big Brother entered the bedroom, but not totally, for he couldn't hear all the sibilants, exhalations and squishes. Daytime movement was generally unmonitored, but the state always knew where you were at night.

Smith’s ID card also prevented him from moving to the next city, much less getting a better job there, so he was stuck in Bidenstadt, his hometown.

Smith was free, though, to walk into any state store to browse, for as long as he wanted, its empty shelves.

Now, the state knows where Smith is all the time. At 5:51:15PM, this scowling man is again at Blather Bar, next to Red Levine, who, despite his name, also has alternative right tendencies. Vein-popping fans of Steve Sailer, each has left hundreds of fist-pumping comments, under “sigofnig” and “xxxxrabbi.”

For the state, the whole point of tracking is to reward or punish, mostly the latter. In the past, you’d be invited to the police station, or just dragged off the street. Now, punishment can be much tidier, and instant, even for the tiniest sin. That’s where the vaccine, green, access or health passport comes in. ..... (continues)


Saturday - November 27th 2021 6:59PM MST
PS: Windows 18.0 ate my book review.

Nah, still got the book out. It's the 3rd Lionel Shriver book I've read. Have a nice evening, Mr. Blanc.
Saturday - November 27th 2021 5:54PM MST
PS The dog ate the book review, right?
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