Here’s how I navigated that crisis:
(1) I quit writing for about two months.
(2) I spent much of the time that I used to spend blogging clearing off some land. If you want to soothe your soul, nothing quite does it like physical labor outdoors.
(3) I visited a lot of cultural and historic sites in the area.
(5) I took up a new interest in Southern culture and ethnicity that has been immensely rewarding. I’ve gotten to know more people who share my views and live nearby.
(6) Finally, I borrowed a page from my friend Paul Kersey and learned how to have fun when writing.
If I have learned anything over the years, it is that you won’t ever find meaningful change in politics. Ultimately, you have no control over the actions of other people.
The only thing you really have control over in this world is your own life. You have a lot of influence over your family and friends and to a lesser extent over your coethnics.
Race is too broad a category. You have even less influence over unrelated people who share your ideology or resentments.
So, if you want to do something meaningful, I recommend the following activities:
(1) Have children.
(2) Invest in your marriage.
(3) Write a book.
(4) Plant a garden.
(5) Develop your property.
(6) Explore the world of tradition.
(7) Take up religion.
If you are going to write, do it to have fun or to satisfy your own curiosity. It is all about finding the right balance.
Note: OD will be returning to full stride in taking on Black Run America next week. I will be writing a review of Hollywood in Blackface soon.