2020: Dazed and Confused

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Annie Peterson | Civil Patriot

I remember waking up from surgery several years ago. In those first few moments I had no idea where I was or what was happening to me. I do remember the nurse trying to console me as I over-reacted to my surroundings, but everything else was a wash. A blur. 

It took a few hours to get past the fuzziness of what had happened. Then, with heavy doses of morphine in my system, it took a few days to get past the effects of the drugs. 

That’s kind of how I feel about 2020. It’s like someone gave me morphine and I’ve been in a drug-induced fog for the past year or so. A haze, if you will. And I’m ready for it to lift. No doubt you are, too. 

I’m hoping for a magic transition into 2021. Like most Americans I hope to fall asleep on the night of the 31st of December and wake up in a whole new (free, healthy, normal) world on January 1st. But I know that’s not likely. Whether we want to admit it or not, 2021 could look a lot like 2020. 

But that doesn’t mean our reactions have to. 

If anything changes in this old gal in 2021, it’s going to be her attitude. 

  • I’m going to focus more on personal liberties and less on the forced narrative. 
  • I’m going to be more vocal about my political choices and less worried about what naysayers think. 
  • I’m going to question the so-called “experts” and do my own research. 
  • I’m going to use alternative news sources and not fall under the spell of the Mainstream Media. 
  • I’m going to fight censorship against conservatives and Christians with every ounce of strength in my body. This is America and we have a constitutional right to free speech—online and off. 
  • I’m going to support my local businesses, especially the ones who’ve been hard-hit by COVID restrictions. 
  • I’m going to kick back when people tell me I’m a racist for voting for Donald Trump. 
  • I’m going to go on standing for conservativism, even if it’s not en vogue. 
  • I’m going to walk into 2021 with my eyes wide open concerning our Supreme Court justices and our elected representatives and make sure they represent me. When they behave in contrary ways, I will write letters stating my opinion. 
  • I’m going to fight for conservative values because I have children and grandchildren. I want them to live in a free world. 
  • I’m going to keep seeing American as a great nation (truly, the greatest) even though it’s not politically correct to have “America First” thinking. 
  • If Biden lands in the White House (and I’m still praying he doesn’t) then I’m going to fight tooth and nail against any socialist agendas he presents. I’ll also fight against the establishment and the Deep State. 
  • I won’t allow anyone to drug me. Ever. Again. 

The only way the fog will lift is if we shake it off, folks. And shaking it off will take courage. . .and energy. We can’t curl up on the sofa with the remote in our hands and expect the world to change. We have to go out there and change it, ourselves. 


  1. Many really good points and I hope it rubs off on lot of people too.
    Staying positive and letting the lousy, bad, negative, narratives of the left roll of our sleeves.
    May all of us stand up for conservative and family values as well as the America First mentality is what needs to happen. We all need to participate.


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