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.
Thank goodness for the New York Times; without it we might think America had made progress towards overcoming discrimination. Instead we stand reminded that whites are cold, robotic, uncaring exploiters of blacks and that success by blacks occurs because they possess the empathic intelligence lacking in their white counterparts. Thanks Selena, we needed that!
The Bonus Marchers, though their demands were justified given the circumstances of the time were treated as so much offal to be shovelled away. Their biggest mistake is that they did not go armed to the Capitol. It is our right to keep and bear arms, and our moral duty to defend ourselves when attacked
Google Smedley Butler, a legendary U.S. Marine Corps General, and one of a very few men to win TWO Medals of Honor. He was leading the bonus marches and later opined that "war is a racket" Google Him.
We do not have the luxury of time to alert the mindset of our imperious class.
Islam has been at war with us for thirty years now. Racial preferences have long since levlled the playing field with blacks making what white make in similar positions. That aspect of our culture has now gone over to a de facto "reparations" dynamic. That we race norm tests and have quotas is a disgrace adn one that yesterdays post by Fuyuyama on Identity and Migration illuminated in part when discussing the composition of this nations phiosophical roots.
It is altogther right to watch for the trip wires and overhead snipers but the path must lead to the Rubicon, and thr Rubicon forded.
Each of you know that we cannot recover the past, but to fail to take actions that we see are robbing our future is something future generations we hate us for and we will suffer for in our lifetimes. The storm has gathered and we dither.
It is the 22nd Maine on Little Round Top holding the left flank of the Union Army. Out of ammunition (in our case having a venal and corrupt Congress) and knowing the consequences of allowing the South to flank the Union Army, they fixed bayonets and charged. They did not dither.
And allow me this question. How did this nation develop a citizenry that is basically 50/50 split along the lines of left and right? The left representing a Marxist cant of "From each according to his abilities to each according to his needs". While the right is represented by what I would characterize as guided by the traditional "merit system", where hard work and the inherent mental and physical difference in man are applied.
The answer is as close as your local university where for the last fifty years the faculties of those universities, mostly all tenured and beyond removal characterize themselves as leftests and many as out and out Marxists. We send our sons and daughters there, out of high schools that do not even have history as a core study. Once at the universities and colleges the 90+% of leftest faculty begin to mold their world view, or which prism to use to filter the world through and propagandize our youth, who in their innocents know not even the questions to challenge the professors with.. It is a leftest prism they are given, no other thoughts are brooked.
The remaining 50% of the citizenry are older,wiser , and have caught on to the governments proclivity to take their money and give it to someone else. We now work almost on half of the year to pay taxes, local ,state and federal. Much of our money is taxed two and three times.
Our volunteer Armed Forces, equally malliable youths are spared the four years of indoctrination into Marxist thought and thus have a clarity of purpose in defending our nation. It is only when, as in Vietnam (and shaping up in Iraq) that Congress cuts and runs, leaving them to wonder why there sacrifices have been made. Once again Smedley Butler provides the answer. read his "War is a Racket"
Then I would turn you toward the words in Thomas Paine's "Common Sense", a document so important that Washington himself found it so uplifting that he ordered it to be read to all his troops on 25 December 1776, prior to commencing his crossing of the Delaware to attack Trenton,NJ and turn the war in our favor.
It is a document worth reading today.
I am not trying to turn the clock back. That is a fools errand. But rather reconnect the citizenry to the meaning and foundations on which this nation was established.
Freedom is hard to win and easily lost. We are at the precipice, endangerd by forces inside and outside our nation.