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The Wearing of the Green

FYI - Regular visitors know I occasionally post articles from other pundit pals who scribble something of particular worth; this is one of them. I have known, worked and shared efforts with L. Neil Smith for 30+ years. Remarkably, despite a shared philosophy, correspondence and several phone conversations, we have never met; as long as there is a TSA, we won't. Regardless, I remain an admirer of his mind at work, especially when put to print. The following is a compelling example... BW
For something like 850 years, the British held the Irish against their will. So stubborn was the Irish desire for independence that their conquerors attempted to stamp out Irish culture, banning their language, their music, their native dress, even hanging, drawing, and quartering men who flaunted the Irish color -- green -- and throwing women wearing green to the troops. They even wanted to forbid the shamrock, a species of clover, from being worn. 
In the long run, the British brutalitarian sta…
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In a little town down south

Note: I received the following from a close friend who recently moved to a charming Southern village in SC. It's irresistible little downtown area and gorgeous tree-lined streets have been a tourist and retirement magnet for years. Unfortunately, all this quaintness camouflaged some unpleasant issues deep within the social landscape that the Chamber of Commerce would prefer remained there. To be fair, one wonders if this would have happened without the hysterical media hype of the last few months.
BW


I went grocery shopping today. Usually not a very contentious task, rather mundane, in fact. But something happened at this store in a little Southern town that now has me resigned that the world, the country, the town and life in general will never be the same again.

The trip down the aisles started as unexciting as any trip to the store begins. I pulled out a cart, grabbed my list from my purse and began loading the cart. Nothing out of the ordinary except the several remaining empt…

A Brief Clarification

It was never about a virus and it's not about George Floyd. 
This has been a coordinated, choreographed and financed event beginning with the unresolved source of the origin of the virus. Just as it began to fade came the George Floyd event with massive media coverage and obviously controlled reaction/response. This required planning, coordination, money and, most importantly, communication. Pallets of bricks did not get delivered in dozens of city streets by the Brick Fairy. 

All communications are captured by the NSA. Find the 'community organizer(s)' behind this 'planned-demic' and prosecute accordingly. If not, the Deep State has won. And will continue to win until Freedom as we have known it is destroyed.
Brian Wilson

Can America Be Free Again?

It can if you demand it. Think Moses and Pharaoh: you cannot beg to be set free.

There is a boatload of books, vids, and articles coming out every day offering advice, guidance, even orders on how to live our lives "in these troubled times". As the "Stay Home, Stay Safe " mantra became ubiquitous, it also morphed into meaninglessness, a vacuous, reflexive expression as vapid and nugatory as "How are ya?". Do you really want to know? Imagine a casual acquaintance responding, "Hey! Thanks for asking! I just had a root canal, and it hurt like hell because the oral surgeon – yeah, I had to see an oral surgeon – first gets out this mongo needle and then….". If you are baseline normal, you're looking for the nearest exit.

The point is an old one: words have meaning. And as we slide down the razor blade of life – "in these troubled times" – that has never been more true, especially on the subject of America's Freedom.

"In these …

Nothing Changes As Long As You Obey

From: Paul Rosenberg  I hear the same complaints about politicians that you do. And while I understand them, the fact is that complaining accomplishes almost nothing. And there is a very simple reason why complaining has no real effect: Because the complainers keep right on obeying. As long as you obey, the things you complain about will keep on happening. The Proof This idea that “nothing changes as long as you obey” has a modern proof – that of American blacks in the southern United States. Specifically, between the civil war and Martin Luther King Jr. King is badly misunderstood. His legacy has become a tool for garnering of political power. He has been turned into a semi-mystical symbol and used by power grabbers of many types.
The real Martin King, however, was a minister who exposed the truth that obedience keeps us in chains. His crucial synthesis was to combine disobedience with goodness. His crucial work (and this is greatly under-appreciated) was to hold disobedience and goodn…

That Hope Thing

It's my hope, I have to believe, that at some point in man's future evolution that even the mention of government will be scoffed at and ridiculed and any attempts at implementation will be met immediately with harsh defenses and demolished immediately.

That all icons to the state, statues, memorials, the grandiose buildings, will be razed to the ground and marked as a darker, unenlightened period in our history.

That humanity will evolve to a higher plane of existence where "all men (people) are created equal" is more than just words on a piece of a paper but rather at the heart of our humanity.

If I don't believe that then what's the point? Should I hope for "less" government? Should I ask the cancer surgeon to only remove some of the tumor so it can grow back again?

The state is the disease that infects the hearts and minds of humanity. It is a socially transmitted mental disease that few ever recover from. It's a disease that keeps us divided ov…

Freedom's Final Resting Place

The political soap opera has reached Jump The Shark proportions. The perfectly clear reality of the police state and the ballet of the characters supporting and advancing it is too far along for critiquing, much less even attempting to warn a somnolent citizenry. You know how cranky children get when they don't "get their nap out" or, even worse, when they don't get their way. It's beyond time to switch from Instructively Advising to Outright Condemnation. At least the latter has a morally cleansing effect. Alas, the human race continues to disappoint.

The upside, tho, is the wellspring of sustainable observations that support the concept of Anarchy as the final resting place for Freedom. Self-governance, the absence of laws and burden of man-made external force, is as close as anyone will be able to approach Perfection. All it takes, of course, is the caveat of Individual Responsibility. And having no one to blame is a giant step most are unable to make. Maybe t…