Once Upon A Time

Posted in Politics, Society on July 9th, 2014

Once Upon A Time In A Land Lost To Entropy

Once upon a time – a better time – someone like Red Skelton could do this performance on prime time television and have it both enjoyed and lauded by the American television audience. Those, however, are bygone days in an America that only the vague memory of remains.

Sadly, that was then and this is now. There’s really no way such a problem would be allowed to be aired in these latter, degenerate times.

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Red Skelton Christmas Show Featuring Freddie and the Yuletide Doll
History of the United States
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Red Skelton: The Mask Behind the Mask

The Civil Rights Era

Posted in Politics on July 3rd, 2014

On July 2,1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the historic Civil Rights Act in a nationally televised ceremony at the White House. In doing so he ensured the survival and viability of the Democratic party.

I’ll have those niggers voting Democratic for the next 200 years.

– President Lyndon B. Johnson

And thus the Civil Rights Era began and swiftly burgeoned and bore fruit. The problem was that Johnson, in attempting to create a Black voting bloc for the Democrats also let a condition develop in this country which created a climate that brought seeds up out of the ground with vegetation on the end of them looking like something the people of America never dreamed of except, perhaps, in fevered nightmares.

What was, and still is, called the Civil Rights Era would be better and more accurately named the Reparations Era. Little in it had much to do with civil rights, but much of it was solely centered on providing special protections and privileges to Blacks.

The Reparations Era has lasted 50 years, possibly culminating in Obama’s being installed as POTUS on the strength of little more than his avowed race. All eras end though, and many end in blood, tears, and tragedy.

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New Times, Old Tools

Posted in Politics on June 27th, 2014

Time passes but rarely truly changes. Peoples and nations plod head down and with heavy, stenorous tread through the well-worn ruts of history, marching like blank-faced automata through the pageant of birth, rise, stagnation, tyranny, and fall.

Modern Guillotine
In The Trade Of Liberty Tools Do Not Change Much

Certainly, America has it players for the parts of King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette in the persons of Barack and Michelle Obama. So too do we have a clergy, in the form of the intelligentsia, preaching the Divine Right of our would-be king and that of their aristocracy.

It then devolves to the American people to play the part of the Girondins or, needs must when the Devil drives, the Jacobins, for are we not already a society of the friends of the Constitution? Because, be it through means of Brissot or of Robespierre, something must be done to save America from the fast-approaching tyranny.

~*~

The Universe spirals downward to dissolution while the Reaper sits by, drinking tea sweetened with dead stars.

Related Reading:

The Girondin
Girondins (French Edition)
The Girondins of Chile: Reminiscences of an Eyewitness (Library of Latin America)
Insurrection
Utopia or Bust: A Guide to the Present Crisis (Jacobin)