“There’s a shit-load of demons here. Fuck this.” – Vladimir Solaratov, US Army Special Forces.
Yeah. Solaratov was talking about another time and place, but maybe that’s a good idea for this particular time and place. Fuck this blogging shit. For the road ahead, St. Michael comes in awfully handy with the demons. Keep him in mind in days to come. He’s only just getting warmed up. Pray hard. Pray fast. Peace be with Y’all. I’m pretty much out of here.
Explanation and Gratitude: My good friend, FrenchReader, a wise and politically astute woman from Paris who has been commenting on many American blogs since the beginning of the Obama Era, just sent me a kind email last night. Thank you, FR! She’s followed our conservative blogging communities long enough to know what’s going on, but it occurs to me that I should not leave some things unsaid, for the benefit of others who may misinterpret me dumping this blog.
I wish to express sincere gratitude to those who have read and commented on this blog over the years, and also those who have been part of the conversation elsewhere. This blog was never meant as a serious endeavor, but only as a home base for my other troublemaking. Others did it better, after all. It began with lurking at HillBuzz and the HoneyTrail and as a regular presence at the Conservative Treehouse. Eventually, I helped found ForGodFamilyAndCountry and contributed in small ways to iOTW & IOTWReport, DMF, PCP, Nox&Friends, Adrienne’s Corner and Zilla’s blog, if only by commenting and providing a little artwork. Some of those have been successes and some utter failures, but those who have commented here on this blog have always been cherished. Thank you, Friends. Especially thanks to Mike GFC. Requiescat in Pace, Friend.
As a start, Trailbee and Hal and Odie and LL and LSP and Jules and Stretch and Hardnox and Terry and Morgan/Euripides and Bluebird and Barn and Shalini and Zoph and Freedom and Solaratov and Marie-Christine and RP and Chrissy and Pete and Mindful and Frankly and Motley and Ting and Alison and Adrienne and Plain Jane and Jane Dough and MadJack and BluesJunky and Earl and PapaBear and Kim/Cass and Lynn/Ravenglass and Brig and LindaG and the PoliNation crowd and Zilla and Fredd and Guy and Lisa and Kathleen and MOTUS and AstroSerf and Irish and Jeffery and SpringerAZ and those from 4gfc have been great joys.
As FrenchReader has pointed out, in her wisdom, the Trump/Brexit fight has taken a heavy toll on our friendships. She claims that she has lost two of her best girlfriends over it. That’s been a familiar story for us all, I think.
I am quitting because I am also weary of the losses we have sustained during the Trump and Brexit fights, not because some have fallen by the wayside, but because so many have continued deceitfully, as if nothing happened. I will not continue to work or comment alongside those who have banned their friends for being right about Trump (or Brexit), or ambushed them and got them fired from writing jobs or purposely ruined friendships or doxed people with families and children out of evil spite. There has been much deceit and no reckoning. And no apologies of any kind. This has not happened here on the Grunt Blog, but in other places. Places I will not name. Farewell, friends. This was never meant to be a refuge or a last stand. Stands must be made in real life. Blessings and Godspeed to all of you in all of your stands in life.