Sunday, July 4, 2021
Saturday, July 3, 2021
Friday, June 11, 2021
A Committee of Five was named by the Second Continental Congress to draft a document declaring the independence of the thirteen colonies from England.
The link goes to the Wikipedia page on the Committee of Five, which is rather brief, and includes a snippet from Thomas Jefferson's memoirs about material removed:
The pusillanimous idea that we had friends in England worth keeping terms with still haunted the minds of many. For this reason, those passages which conveyed censures on the people of England were struck out, lest they should give them offense. The clause, too, reprobating the enslaving the inhabitants of Africa was struck out in complaisance to South Carolina and Georgia, who had never attempted to restrain the importation of slaves, and who, on the contrary, still wished to continue it.
Thursday, June 3, 2021
June 1st marks the "official" start of hurricane season.I declined to participate when it came time to renew my affiliation with The Salt Mine's response apparatus. I'm getting to old to bunk on troop ships or a cot in a tent some place...
Monday, May 31, 2021
Photo downloaded from the internet, IIRC an article about Remembrance or "Poppy" Day events in England.
The article said that the C-47 Skytrain in the photo was an ex-RAF Dakota, despite it being painted in US Army Air Force livery, but it earned it's invasion stripes dropping paras behind Sword Beach on June 6th.
And, yes, those are poppies.
Sunday, May 30, 2021
Many readers will remember when Memorial Day was always observed on May 30th, and depending on where they are from, may recall it being called Decoration Day.
Friday, April 9, 2021
The strange figures known as Wokists currently destroying America aren't just reprises of earlier enemies. They represent something rather new. The political cult of Wokism combines the worst aspects of every political cult in history.
Whether they realize it or not, Wokists themselves combine the lunatic loyalty of the Manson family with the hollow pseudo-joy of Jonestown residents, the racism of National Socialists, the inhumanity of Mao Tse-Tung, the bratty tantrums of Veruca Salt, the nihilism of Bakunin-style anarchists, the totalitarianism of Stalin's Soviet Union, the child torture and sacrifice of the Mayans, the derangement of Heaven's Gate followers, the sadistic violence of the Jacobins, and the ruthless control-freakism of the current Chinese Communist Party.
Now add to that noxious syncretic blend the Wokist use of powerful communication technologies to shape narratives and meta-narratives, destroy opponents, and recruit new converts, and you've got yourself a thing.
Thursday, April 1, 2021
The White House is pushing an infrastructure bill that could reshape the discussion around capitalism as it seems to reestablish the federal government as a primary driver of how the economy should grow and function.
In addition to traditional infrastructure projects, Biden’s $2.25 trillion American Jobs Plan would make government investments in broadband, electric vehicles, climate change, elderly care, child benefits, housing and developing future technologies.
It would redefine classic infrastructure projects to include investments in workers and families paid for by tax hikes on corporations.
This would not be "capitalism."
An economic system in which the means of production are privately owned, but actual production is controlled or dictated by the government is called... fascism.
You commie fucks.