Celebrating The 4th!

Posted in Religion on July 4th, 2015

Happy Independence Day! It’s July 4th, the day of every year when Americans celebrate and have a lot of fun while titularly tipping their hats to both the birth of America as a nation and the ongoing expression of patriotism and love of- and for that nation and the culture it grew.

Sure, for most it’s nothing but a day off work and an excuse to party in the warm summer sun but that’s a good thing. We Americans still remember our history but we’ve outgrown the need to bitterly cling to the memories of the oppression and tyranny we suffered under British rule.

Celebrating The 4th of July!

So have some fun this holiday. It’s your privilege to do so and, like all group privileges, it was earned for you by those who came before you. And might I say that enjoying Anikka Albrite, Mia Malkova, and Gabriella Ford engaging in some flag waving is a good way to start. šŸ˜‰

Oh, and if you want to see how their party progressed, you can check it out here (NSFW).

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Equality Of Hate

Posted in Society on June 27th, 2015

One thing about hate in modern America, it’s very much based upon bias, bigotry, and prejudice. Far be it from most people living within America’s borders to accept an equality of hate.

If one is hate, both are hateHate – Separate But Equal

America’s domestic enemies, the Liberals and their minority sharecroppers, loath the Flag of the Confederacy and claim it’s a symbol of hate and nothing more. However, they have no issues with the raised Black fist war banner of the Black Power movement. Indeed, it has proven impossible to convince them that if one flag is about hate, then both of them are so.

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Misplaced Moxie

Posted in Politics, Society on April 15th, 2015

Recently, astronaut Neil Armstrong’s widow uncovered and notified the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum about an old bag of relics from NASA’s historic Apollo 11 mission that she found tucked away in a closet and forgotten.

As is to be expected in these times of bloated and intrusive government, it didn’t take long for some people to interject politics into this event.

Moon landing relics found in Armstrong's closet
America’s Misplaced Moxie

As I stated, it is to be expected in these times of bloated and intrusive government that politics will get interjected into almost anything. That said, I find this to be a childish, naive, and ignorant interject in specific. America’s moxie, as applied and exemplified by NASA’s space program, was not misplaced, it was discarded as no longer needed or affordable.

As much I love NASA’s space program and miss what it was billed as during my childhood – Yeah, I loved sitting in front of the TV and watching the landings – none of what NASA was doing during that time was for the sake of space exploration or science. The entire program was nothing but the US and USSR sublimating the Cold War into the “Space Race” rather than starting a thermonuclear WW3.

In this, our space program was quite similar to our Interstate Highway System, more properly named theĀ National System of Interstate and Defense Highways, which President Eisenhower had built for the purpose of improving America’s ability to get our troops to anywhere in the US, especially to embarkation points, quickly.

The last temptation is the greatest treason: to do the right deed for the wrong reason.

— T.S. Eliot
Murder in the Cathedral

What was and is also sadly similar is that NASA was allowed to languish just as the Interstate Highways were allowed to more and more fall into disrepair when the fear, pride, and perceived need and value that engendered it lapsed with the passing of time and reduction of the specific societal triggers that provided its impetus.

Yes, it could properly said that we fell to T.S. Eliot’s last and greatest temptation and the treason we caused and suffered from was the misplacing of our nation’s moxie.

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