Saturday, March 31, 2018

Big Brother - RIP





Robert Craig Wilson, 77, a resident of Amherst, NH, died on March 22, 2018 at his home. He was born January 16, 1941 in Wayne, New Jersey to Robert Baer Wilson and Katharine Ann Greiner. He graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University with a BA in Economics in 1964. After graduation he joined the U.S. Navy, was commissioned in February 1965 and received his Naval Aviator wings in 1967. He married Nancy Howatt in 1972.

Bob saw three tours of duty in Vietnam aboard the aircraft carriers USS Yorktown, Hornet and Kitty Hawk. In February 1974 he lost both legs below the knee in a flight deck accident on the deck of the Kitty Hawk. He retired from the U.S. Navy in August 1974 with the rank of Lieutenant Commander.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Another FB Exchange

In response to posting this piece on the Libertas Media Project Facebook page, I received the following:

 Jeff A - Are there enough honorable government officials that will act on the oath they took to be able to hold them accountable?

LMP: Cynically - and historically honest - No. Because at its roots, Government isn't an "honorable" institution. Ideals and lofty goals notwithstanding, Government operates no differently than Organized Crime: a gang of thugs with guns who tell you how to live, then steal your property to fund the "protection and services" they allegedly provide. Just as with the Mafia, try telling them you don't need or want their "services". Aggressive Force - illegal and immoral - is the heart and soul of Government. How could such a fetid body attract anyone with honor? Even if it did, how effective could one or two be against the Leviathan that is Government?

Friday, March 16, 2018

The Evolution of Devolution

Judging from the cornucopia of commentary abroad in the land since the Parkland, FL shooting, there is a sudden and urgent concern for the status of our "society"; specifically "how the hell did we get here?" Responses have ranged from Woodstock to CNN, marijuana to internet porn, public schools to the NRA, NFL Instant Replay to Harvey Weinstein. While one might contend the above are inextricably connected in ways that could only thrill reclusive sociologists and myopic data miners, the answer and cure may have a common point of origin. Put another way: "chicken" or the "egg" is immaterial; the two may be synonymous!

The Evolution...

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Another FB Encounter

Commenting on the "national discussion" on guns...

Poster: There is a lack of civility between Left and Right participants. The Right thinks we're "evil" with bad motives…

LMP: The question of extending "civility" is antecedent to real or proposed actions of aggression and, ultimately, the violation of rights and subjugation of Freedom. Summarizing the Right's position: You can't hit people and you can't take their stuff. All other freely entered transactions are negotiable. Summarizing the Left's position:

Monday, March 12, 2018

Deep Swamp

These daze, if ya really wanna see the Big Picture, you gotta change your perspective. It's not gonna leap out your flat screen and smack you up 'longside your punkin' haid!

Put another way: it's all out there. You just have to go find it. Here's an excellent example you probably didn't see but should have....