We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
We are on the brink of another great depression. My parents got married during the depths of the great depression and their life and the problems they faced were common discussion around the dinner table for years after. One of the things I most remembered learning about the great depression is that they government and the media kept up a constant misinformation campaign to convince everyone that it was not going to last and very soon the world would be back to normal. This simple lie kept many people from acting in a way that would have helped them deal with the 11 years of hell they were going to endure. Another nugget from the great depression is that prior to the stock crash of 1929 and the depression it precipitated almost everyone thought everything was just fine and no one expected the shit to hit the fan.
So compare that with today. What is the media and government telling you? What are your spidey senses telling you?
Most recessions and depressions are preceded by some sort of trigger event? Right now we have a wealth of potential trigger events to choose from. Here is one; https://www.oftwominds.com/blognov21/revenge-real-world11-21.html This could be the trigger. Are you ready?
The Great Depresion had nothing to do with the stock market crash. It was a regular recession that was turned into something terrible by do-gooders and know-it-alls. If left alone it would have lasted only a couple years at most, like all recessions. All depressions are man made, all recessions are natural, and self correcting, events.
James Grant has a recent book(2014) about the Depression of 1920-1921, The Forgotten Depression, where the government did nothing about it, That's why it was only 2 years long and led to the Roaring 20's, the Great Depression is what happens when the government tries to make things better.
Who’s ignorant? When McAuliffe, and all his palls who nodded in bovine agreement, said that CRT was a bogus issue and it was not used in the public schools, he and his palls apparently had not taken the time check with the Virginia Department of Education’s website to see all the times CRT was mentioned:
It is highly gratifying to see the Legacy MSM carry on with its interminable identity-politics-all-about-racism messaging in the face of a resounding b*tch slap of a defeat, without missing a syllable. They are locked into their echo chamber where reality dares not intrude. Long may it continue.
One advantage of being old and financially independent is that I don't need to submit to bigoted badgering from some twinkie with a trick name like Ja'han. (What? His mother was an Edgar Rice Burroughs fan?)
This whole CRT debate over teaching kids about slavery and racism has been a real eye-opener for me. Since I was educated in the '70's before CRT was invented, I had no idea until last week that slavery, Jim Crow laws, prejudice, racism or the civil rights movement ever existed. All we were taught in school was what a motte-and-bailey fallacy was.
I actually hadn't heard of a "motte and bailey," but I like it.
I seem to recall that my unenlightened teachers were capable of explaining all kinds of historical social ills to me, from racism to slavery to genocide, without berating me personally about my inherited guilt for them, or even for the most part revealing anything about their personal politics.
Anyway, I'm still waiting for my reparations check as an oppressed female descended from oppressed females. Sometimes the fact that I'm equally descended from oppressor males does confuse my sense of entitlement. Then I reflect that both race and gender are social constructs with no inherent reality and completely lose the thread, so I go and weed the garden.
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