The Pub is CLOSED until further notice.
If you need a drink, then let me suggest BYOB and HAIR OF THE DOG, to go with a short statement on matters at hand. You will have to BYOB, because, as I said, the PUB is closed. You are welcome to hang out in the parking lot tonight – at least until the cops clear the place, which could happen at any time. FIGHTS are therefore not recommended.
Hair of the dog is not a finicky drink concerning what it contains, but in my opinion the drink itself has never been a good idea.
The SONG to go with the DRINK is interesting, and relevant.
Nazareth – the band – had about as much to do with GOD as did the group Black Sabbath. This was all 1970s cultural Marxism. No matter how enticing the sounds, this was YOUTH being pushed slowly in a direction desired by forces much bigger than MOST of us realized at the time.
Any arguments over the origin or meaning of the song and album title are, in my opinion, much ado about nothing. Similarly for the band’s name. “Nazareth” (name origin discussed HERE) was almost certainly being used for “the cool of the anti-cool”, or however you want to slice the incongruity of a hard rock band named for the city of Jesus’ birth. In the end, it’s all cultural Marxism.
Now, to get down to business.
The Flynn Matter
I have greatly appreciated Grandmaintexas and her wonderful posts here on Friday nights, so don’t mistake my failure to “do something about her leaving” for not caring.
Nor should anybody mistake my seeming “neutrality” in the divisive and expansive “Flynn / Wood” fight for not having some extremely strong opinions about every single person involved – including us general admission punks in the grandstands.
And it’s more than that.
I very likely know some things that most here DO NOT about this fight, but at the same time realize that NO GOOD PURPOSE IS SERVED by setting the record straight. Least of all any good purpose for OUR SIDE.
Some people will notice that after Flynn dug himself into a hole of a certain size and shape, he basically STOPPED DIGGING and went more or less silent. He made a correct “general” statement about what we need to do – addressing NO FURTHER certain prior “less correct” statements.
Not enough people are taking a CLUE from that and just shutting the fuck up.
I could provide ENORMOUS historical context to what is going on, and I’m not doing it because Flynn could do it, too, easily, and HE is NOT doing it.
So let me just finish that point. The only people here who are actually defending Flynn are the people who DROP IT. And when I say DROP IT, I mean drop it no matter what anybody else says or does. ANYTHING. You want to help? You just let it slide.
And that goes for a lot of other shit too.
Grandma has done a better job of defending Flynn, ironically, than a lot of other people here who CLAIM to be defending Flynn. The only person doing a better job than her, is DP.
I’m not doing as good of a job, because I’m FINALLY bringing this shit up. But I am forced to provide context for what I’m gonna say next.
Defending This Site
The other side has a good, very smart, well-oiled, well-practiced splitter strategy. It’s working, and it’s working EVERYWHERE. It’s working through EVERYBODY.
And this “political” stuff is ALL backed up with MASSIVE spiritual warfare. Which is why it’s working through EVERYBODY.
Thankfully, I have been given corresponding spiritual strength of late, in ways I won’t go into right now – other than to say that I know it’s from a good place.
Some people – for whatever reason – are too weak to stand up to what is happening. And in being weak, they present a danger to this site. These weak people may be annoying like – somebody used this phrase – the “doomfag” in the movie Aliens. Or they may strike you as far worse than that. Or they may be innocent, like a child crying when the Nazi guard walks close to the group of refugees hiding behind a wall.
I am showing some weakness right now – the weakness of giving people a “warning shot” – but this post is the end of that. After this post, I will not be weak. I will simply do what needs to be done. And that is to eliminate – with absolutely no discussion, warning, or explanation – the smallest number of people I need to – for an indeterminate period of time – to stabilize the site.
When the danger is over, I may let those people back. But I have no idea when the danger will be over.
I will not give out a bunch of “rules” about what people should or should not do, to avoid being disappeared. I need a lot of freedom in my calculations.
If I was y’all, I’d simply follow the rules that Grandma posted every week.
In any case, I would strongly advise being part of the stability.