Waiting for the Antichrist, and Ways to Lower Blood Pressure
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Sitting here listening to Framing Hanley, I try to squeeze a little bit of money out of the Internet when I should probably be doing some maintenance on my gently decaying rural home. Someday the Internet god or Jesus or maybe even the antichrist might bring millions of readers to this blog, just for one day, which would give me enough money to get to Home Depot and buy enough new wood to replace all the dry rot.
Like many of you, even as I struggle to find ways to make money in this 38 revolver economy, where flesh and blood matter less and less and crony capitalists scoop up all the value and go to heaven on earth, I am looking for ways to lower blood pressure. Amid the tension, the only thing that works is a bit of relaxation, and laughter.
Thinking about the antichrist, I think people got it wrong. They always think the antichrist is some well-known figure like the Pope, or a President, or the head of the United Nations, or Osama Bin Laden, or maybe some supernatural comic book character. But was Jesus anything like that? No. He was a simple man with no real wealth or political power. He couldn't even afford a good lawyer, apparently.
So maybe the antichrist is out there, walking among us, not at all obvious except to maybe a few of his followers. Perhaps he gives out free diabetic samples, or peddles fake dog benadryl. Perhaps he does anti-healing: when he touches you he causes high blood pressure, or severe itching, or the inability to stick to a 1500 calorie diet. Perhaps the old sayings are not so much true, as misinterpreted by us.
I don't worry about hell. I don't worry about the rapture. I am not looking for a high carb diet or a low carb diet. Those worries are the very things that cause high blood pressure. Not the only things. I worry about being reduced to selling Avon or hustling around some city, like a ghost, trying to make my gas money giving rides to strangers who contact me by some blood-sucking Internet service.
I have some hope, please don't deny me that. I hope you will read some of my other essays (just click on the Blog button up at the top for a list). I hope you can be pursuaded to feel better about where you are. I hope if you have gotten to a dead end you will jump the tracks and wander the wilderness until you come to something worthwhile.
And if you meet the antichrist while you are wandering about, just give him (or her) a wide berth.
But I don't think we are anywhere near the end-of-times yet. Humans are going to go on for a good while yet. Each of us will die, sooner or later, and to those who continue to live, we will be in the past. No big deal. I suppose this moment was once the future, and soon it will be the past, and that is okay with me.
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