It’s been another wild Friday afternoon of funcling, so I’m resorting to phoning it in once again this evening. I spent the morning at the doctor’s office for my annual wellness visit, got an end-of-summer-vacation haircut, and finished up my Pre-AP Music Zoom sessions. Since then, I’ve been knee-deep in babies for the second day in a row.
While I was driving all over the Central Savannah River Area, I tuned in to Z Man’s weekly podcast, which pops Friday mornings. The show this week is called “Happy Happy Fun Time,” in which Z Man shares a message I promoted a few weeks ago: despair is a sin, and we have much for which we can give thanks.
Z himself can over a jaundiced, cantankerous perspective on the world, a la H.L. Mencken (whom he clearly admires). But Z’s argument is straightforward: if we just focus on politics, all the time, we stop being fun. Life is for the living, and many folks on the Dissident Right tend to get so bogged down in the seeming hopelessness of the Leftist-dominated culture wars, they cease enjoying life.
NEO at Nebraska Energy Observer attributes a similar nugget of wisdom to one of his regular contributors, Audre Myers. It’s also the guiding principle of Gavin McInnes (and, to an extent, Milo), who laments how much more fun life used to be before the Leftists sucked all of the joy out of it. Z points out that the Left wants us to despair because their lives suck. Their unhappiness is, to some degree, why they are Leftists in the first place.
It’s well worth setting aside an hour to listen to this episode of Z Man’s podcast, The Z Man Power Hour. So I’m dedicating this post to just that: