I am thinking about putting a “donate” button on the blog here that would link to PayPal, but I’m uncomfortable with that kind of thing. It’s something I have never done before, so I’m not sure about it. Maybe I will do that.
When I first started with the writing and this blog in 2009 it was part of my generally hoping that I could eventually get an income from working from my home computer. I have had some medical and stress-related issues for quite a few years and, while I really don’t want to air my dirty laundry in public, I’ll admit that my parents have been helping me out financially, and for that I am extremely grateful to them.
And I am also very appreciative of Lew Rockwell for allowing me to have so many of my articles on LewRockwell.com, as well as the people of the other websites who have published some of my articles, including Strike the Root, Activist Post, and American Thinker.
This past year I have not written as much in articles and on this blog as I wish I could have written. I really believe that if I could resolve a few issues, including financial and location, then I probably can be able to write a lot more.
Regarding my writing, as I have noted before, some of my earlier writing may have been a bit “vitriolic” but I have since toned it down. However, occasionally some of my bitterness and sarcasm comes to the surface, and that’s just the way it is. There have been those occasions in which I have called people “brainwashed zombies,” “gullible sheeple,” “Archie Bunkers” and “communists,” etc., because I calls it like I sees it. Some people don’t like it, and others find it humorous. And others agree with me.
But, if you don’t mind my saying so, I believe that some of my most recent articles have been some of my best, in my opinion, despite all the stress I’ve been under for the past year or so. For example, there were my recent articles on discrimination/political correctness fascism, American Exceptionalism, and my post on Adam Lanza and Elliot Rodger and my more extensive article on Lanza and Rodger and their video game obsessions. I probably received the most number of emails in response to my recent article on why I am not a Zionist, and I would say that at least 95% of them were favorable. Some of my blog posts which got a lot of attention include one on the Metropolitan Opera’s political hot potato, several posts on Justina Pelletier’s ordeal, and the one on Rick Santorum’s authoritarianism. And I have also touched on some other very light subjects as the Iraq war, police socialism, due process, the decay of the military, martial law, civil unrest, and the right to secede. (After all that stuff, more people will want to secede, that’s for sure.)
While I haven’t really written much about myself personally, I will say that I am over 50 and would like to move out of this area, as it is not good. The blue states seem to have gotten very police-state now, certainly not “liberal,” not by a long shot. In Massachusetts in the past couple of years, a ban on driving on any Massachusetts roads during Blizzard of 2013 or else $500 fine or jail, Nazi police door-to-door searches in Watertown after the Marathon bombings, and mandatory fingerprinting of teachers with such info given to an FBI database, etc. Just what is going to happen around here when the economic collapse occurs and the civil unrest is many times worse than in Ferguson, Missouri?
And I realize that my mentioning that my parents have been helping me financially for a while might make me look like a hypocrite, given that I have written quite a bit against “dependence” and so forth (although my particular circumstances have been unusual). For example, I have suggested that high school students should have a part-time job and then work FT after graduating. Their employment should be the first priority followed by getting a college degree which you can do easily on a part time basis, at night, or online. There are many online opportunities now. Kids should immediately have a savings account from their high school days (or earlier) and they should only add to it, and never take out of it. (Don’t get me started on the Social Security scam. And yes, it is a scam.) That retirement money you will need when you are a senior citizen should come from your own savings, regardless of how much the government has stolen from your paychecks, because you won’t get back most or all of the money the government steals from your paychecks. I certainly don’t want to see the younger people into their 30s now being dependent on their parents as many of them seem to be now. And worse, dependent on the government, an institution which doesn’t exist. The welfare state is growing so big now that there will no longer be any actual producers to fund the dependents. And then the feds will just print more paper money and just hand it out. Which of course will be worthless, so then the producers will no longer accept the government’s monopoly money and will turn to barter for payments because they will want something of value in return for the goods and services they provide.
Now, I do have my own particular views. I think some of my views have evolved as influenced by recent years’ events, and by personal experience. And I will continue to write my views here and at other publications (I hope).
So, I think there are readers who appreciate my point of view. It’s just that I am not sure about the idea of having a “donate” button and using PayPal. But maybe I will. If you have any comments or suggestions, or questions, please email me at scottlazarowitz “at” gmail “dot com”. And also if you have a website and need some technical help or if you write and need some editing/proofreading help please let me know. Thanks.