Tuesday 1st September 2015

Confederate Flag


NHW-RON-ThumbnailI was just reading an article in the Evansville Courier and Press titled SOME AMERICANS REFUSE TO GIVE UP ON CONFEDERATE FLAG  The article contained all of the normal right wing bullshit about the Civil war having nothing to do with slavery, when in point of actual fact our bloody civil war had nothing to with much of anything else except slavery. The ink was not yet dry on the Declaration of Independence, when pro and anti slavery partisans began their battle over whether we would be a slave nation or a free nation. This fight over slavery controlled almost everything we did as a nation. The pro slavery southern states refusing to go along with any national actions, unless those improvements were tied to additional protections for their "right" to own other human beings as slaves. The national struggle over slavery controlled the process of admitting new states into the union with the original thirteen states, and it sent us off to rape and pillage Mexico in 1846 in order to protect slavery. Whether to be a slave or free nation was the core struggle in our country, right up until the anti slavery forces accepted the surrender of the pro slavery forces at the village of Appomattox Court House, Virginia. Thus ended slavery in the United States of America.

The Confederate flag is the symbol of ………………………..

Pretending in New Harmony Indiana


Fits-truth-DESTROYED_BY_TRUTHNo more pretending in New Harmony Indiana

For many years, I have been THE GREAT PRETENDER. I have pretended that all sorts of "facts" were true, when I knew for sure they were phony baloney. I have pretended that the silliest ideas in the world were smart instead of stupid.  And, I have pretended, that I believed the stupid people around me were geniuses  I did this to be polite and try to "fit in." Well now I am old, and "fitting in" doesn't interest me anymore. I have decided that from this day forth, I will speak plainly and let the chips fall where they may. If some one or some thing is bullshit, I will call it that in a heart beat. There will be no more pretending from your's truly, here in New Harmony Indiana.

As an example, the first thing on which I am going to call bullshit is ………………………

I like People


NHW-RON-ThumbnailI like people. Not as much as I like dogs, but I like people pretty well. People are damn interesting. There is never a dull moment with people. People provide me new ideas to write about everyday, and some of them do it several times per day on average.

Consider this as an example, just last week one of the people I know woke me up at 7:00 AM on Father's Day with his noisey lawn mower. He has a lawn about the size of a postage stamp, but he mows it with the very best and noisiest of equipment, and he likes to mow it on Sunday mornings early, before I am even awake. Being it is such a tiny little lawn, it only takes him about 15 minutes to mow it, but that is just enough time and racket to get me irrepairably awake, long before I want to be. I have tried to discuss this early morning lawn mowing with this lawn mower enthusiast, but he has been a little difficult to have a conversation with.  People who know him will understand what I mean by that.

So, on Father's Day, when I was once again awakened by this mowing racket, I decided that I should ……………………….

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