Winston P Patriot Reflects….

Thanksgiving 2022

Winston, come into the dining room, it’s time to eat,” Julia yelled to her husband. “In a minute, honey, it’s a tie score,” he answered. Actually Winston wasn’t very interested in the traditional holiday football game between Detroit and Washington.

Ever since the government passed the Civility in Sports Statute of 2017, outlawing tackle football for its “unseemly violence” and the “bad example it sets for the rest of the world,” Winston was far less of a football fan than he used to be. Two-hand touch wasn’t nearly as exciting.

Yet it wasn’t the game that Winston was uninterested in. It was more the thought of eating another Tofu Turkey. Even though it was the best type of Veggie Meat available after the government revised the American Anti-Obesity Act of 2018, adding fowl to the list of federally-forbidden foods, (which already included potatoes, cranberry sauce and mince-meat pie), it wasn’t anything like real turkey.

And ever since the government officially changed the name of “Thanksgiving Day” to “A National Day of Atonement” in 2020 to officially acknowledge the Pilgrims’ historically brutal treatment of Native Americans, the holiday had lost a lot of its luster.

Eating in the dining room was also a bit daunting. The unearthly gleam of government-mandated fluorescent light bulbs made the Tofu Turkey look even weirder than it actually was, and the room was always cold. Ever since Congress passed the Power Conservation Act of 2016, mandating all thermostats-which were monitored and controlled by the electric company-be kept at 68 degrees, every room on the north side of the house was barely tolerable throughout the entire winter.

Still, it was good getting together with family. Or at least most of the family. Winston missed his mother, who passed on in October, when she had used up her legal allotment of live-saving medical treatment. He had had many heated conversations with the Regional Health Consortium, spawned when the private insurance market finally went bankrupt, and everyone was forced into the government health care program. And though he demanded she be kept on her treatment, it was a futile effort. “The RHC’s resources are limited,” explained the government bureaucrat Winston spoke with on the phone. “Your mother  received all the benefits to which she was entitled. I’m sorry for your loss.”

Ed couldn’t make it either. He had forgotten to plug in his electric car last night, the only kind available after the Anti-Fossil Fuel Bill of 2021 outlawed the use of the combustion engines-for everyone but government officials. The fifty mile round trip was about ten miles too far, and Ed didn’t want to spend a frosty night on the road somewhere between here and there.

Thankfully, Winston’s brother, John, and his wife were flying in. Winston made sure that the dining room chairs had extra cushions for the occasion. No one complained more than John about the pain of sitting down so soon after the government-mandated cavity searches at airports, which severely aggravated his hemorrhoids. Ever since a terrorist successfully smuggled a cavity bomb onto a jetliner, the TSA told Americans the added “inconvenience” was an “absolute necessity” in order to stay “one step ahead of the terrorists.”

Winston’s own body had grown accustomed to such probing ever since the government expanded their scope to just about anywhere a crowd gathered, via Anti-Profiling Act of 2022. That law made it a crime to single out any group or individual for “unequal scrutiny,” even when probable cause was involved. Thus, cavity searches at malls, train stations, bus depots, etc., etc., had become almost routine. Almost.

The Supreme Court is reviewing the statute, but most Americans expect a Court composed of six progressives and three conservatives to leave the law intact. “A living Constitution is extremely flexible,” said the Court’s eldest member, Elena Kagan. ” Europe has had laws like this one for years. We should learn from their example,” she added.

Winston’s thoughts turned to his own children. He got along fairly well with his 12-year-old daughter, Brittany, mostly because she ignored him. Winston had long ago surrendered to the idea that she could text anyone at any time, even during Atonement Dinner. Their only real confrontation had occurred when he limited her to 50,000 texts a month, explaining that was all he could afford. She whined for a week, but got over it.

His 16-year-old son, Jason, was another matter altogether. Perhaps it was the constant bombarding he got in public school that global warming, the bird flu, terrorism or any of a number of other calamities were “just around the corner,” but Jason had developed a kind of nihilistic attitude that ranged between simmering surliness and outright hostility. It didn’t help that Jason had reported his father to the police for smoking a cigarette in the house, an act made criminal by the Smoking Control Statute of 2018, which outlawed smoking anywhere within 500 feet of another human being.

Winston paid the $5,000 fine, which might have been considered excessive before the American dollar became virtually worthless as a result of QE13. The latest round of quantitative easing the federal government initiated was, once again, to “spur economic growth.” This time they promised to push unemployment below its years-long rate of 18%, but Winston was not particularly hopeful.

Yet the family had a lot for which to be thankful, Winston thought, before remembering it was a Day of Atonement. At least he had his memories. He felt a twinge of sadness when he realized his children would never know what life was like in the Good Old Days, long before government promises to make life “fair for everyone” realized their full potential.

Winston, like so many of his fellow Americans, never realized how much things could change when they didn’t happen all at once, but little by little, so people could get used to them.

He wondered what might have happened if the public had stood up while there was still time, maybe back around 2011, when all the real nonsense began. “Maybe we wouldn’t be where we are today if we’d just said ‘enough is enough’ when we had the chance,” he thought.

Maybe so, Winston. Maybe so….

The author this of this reflection is unknown – It was rec’d via email. /SD

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10 Responses to Winston P Patriot Reflects….

  1. texan59 says:

    That was extremely disturbing on many levels. As it should be. :evil:

  2. ctdar says:

    The will of the people did stand up last week, our Country was stolen by Obama & the left via the electronic voting machines and unregistered voters. No other explanation makes sense and verified by the over votes in virtually every state.
    Scrap the electronic machines (serviced by Soros & the unions) for paper ballots and each state should enforce mandatory voter ID

    • WeeWeed says:

      Absolutely. We need to scream this daily.

    • akathesob says:

      Hell yes “ctdar” I could not even if I tried to say it just as you did. I want voter ID and back up the immigration laws we have and I want a paper ballot hand counted by a human. Yes I want a whole lot, and every bit of it for MY country…

    • ctdar says:

      Oh and while my rant is still on going….
      – NO early voting other than absentee with last day to submit ballot Friday before election day.
      -Family send absentee ballots to servicemen & women with return directly to the town they are registered in by election day.
      -black out on media until last time zone polls are closed*
      -election is not called until all votes & absentee ballots are counted

      * ok I admit that’s a reach

    • rajabear1 says:

      Just a bit of input, I too believe it was swiped, but not just from the radical left, but the progressive right also .
      I believe that 2010 not only freaked out the left, but racked the nerves of our dearly beloved GOP establishment (sarc). There is no was that we were going to mess up their UN utopia that they are all working towards and have been for 100+ years. Just look at the way even FOX changed it’s coverage of the tea party or libertarians after that election.
      Since Tues, look at how many people from the ‘right’ have trotted out the idea of needing to move more to the ‘middle’ away from the far right wing ideas. Really????
      They are trying to move the window–big time…
      A big plus to last Tues was to drive a wedge, make us feel isolated, make us feel like a huge swath of us didn’t even show up. Not true. You all were monitoring all aver the country, just like I was.
      There is no way the ‘left’ could pull this off without help from the progressive right in some of the swing-states–at all levels.
      PA was an interesting one though, when all the court appointed GOP monitors were kicked out of the poll places at the same time. My speculation? PA wasn’t supposed to be in play so the ‘structure’ that had been set up in other states was established in PA. Mitt’s internals were right so would have been bo’s. they had to do a ‘last minute’ manipulation to pad the vote–hence, the great eviction.
      Ironically, today we find that there is some wild vote returns from philly (and yes, OH) saying not one soul voted for mitt. Hmm, didn’t see that coming…
      Just wondering, is there any way for citizens to get a hold of the sign in books from the voting stations/the state? I do believe if they were reviewed, it may lead to some answers. I’m not even sure if all states use the address/signature books. Do they?

      • dreamerspirit says:

        Each state has different laws about access. Many states now use E-books and not paper books. I had to have special credentials issued by the Secretary of State and be a designated “poll challenger” to view the voter ballot books at a specified precinct on the day of the election. I could go on and on about my experience that day, but this is not the forum for topic of discussion. Suggest people search out state election laws for specific answers for your state.

  3. czarowniczy says:

    We have four boxes with which to defend our freedom: the soap box, the ballot box, the jury box, and the cartridge box

    Lawrence Patton McDonald, M.D
    member of the United States House of Representatives,
    representing the seventh congressional district of Georgia
    Died Sep 1, 1983, passenger on KAL flight 007

  4. Sharon says:

    Ed couldn’t make it either. He had forgotten to plug in his electric car last night, the only kind available after the Anti-Fossil Fuel Bill of 2021 outlawed the use of the combustion engines-for everyone but government officials. The fifty mile round trip was about ten miles too far, and Ed didn’t want to spend a frosty night on the road somewhere between here and there

    A couple of days ago, I heard a local news/discussion report bewailing the fact that the western edge of the Willamette Valley (N/S I-5 corridor from Portland to the CA border) is not well enough served by electrical car-charging stations. Those who care about such things are convinced that the public parks, etc. in the western part of the state (out near the beaches) are not being sufficiently utilized because of this lack of charging stations. So this becomes a cause celebre: now there’s a big push for additional funds from the state. There be must more charging stations installed, so as not to deny those citizens who are stupid enough to buy electric cars the privilege of going wherever they want to go, even though it’s their own choices that makes it difficult for them to go there.

  5. Michael Johnston says:

    Laugh like I did…then consider what I did…Some people are trying to change the National Anthem…some people are trying to take the Pledge out of school…some people are trying to take Christmas and other traditional American holidays off the calendar because they might offend other cultures…some people are trying to criminalize unapproved thought…some people are setting up check points all over America to catch “terrorists”…some people are trying to destroy America from the inside…some people think free stuff will never run out…Eventually the system will crash and things will get very bad…Imagine when the EBT card is no longer accepted because there is no money and 3-5 days later the stores run out because the trucks stop delivering….at that point…Some people are going to die

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