A MIND FOREVER VOYAGING THROUGH STRANGE SEAS OF THOUGHT, ALONE


This is my second blog.

My first blog chronicled my experiences over three years caring for my dad as he lived through and finally died from Alzheimer's. That is the book that is for sale.

This second blog kind of chronicles of life, what it is like to start your life over in your late 50's. After caretaking, you are damaged, file bankruptcy, and the world doesn't care what you did. After 8 months of unemployment, you wake each day knowing the world doesn't want you. Finally you do find a job, 5 weeks before homelessness, but doing what you did 30 years ago and getting paid what you did 30 years ago. So this is starting over.



The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

THE SWAMP HAS SWAMPED THE WHITE HOUSE

I'm not quite as depressed as Coulter and others about Bannon resigning, there might actually be a benefit to the whole thing, he might be able to accomplish more independent than in the WH.  I guess the key is will Trump be talking to him on a regular basis or no more no more.

But you can't help shake the feeling that the swamp won't be drained, that it has swamped the WH instead.

Great article today by Virgil about similarities between Trump's times and Teddy Roosevelt's times and Trump might be wise to go back and read Teddy's thoughts and ideas because what Teddy did gave America 30 years of prosperity.  TR was real big on always striving and that is what Trump needs to sell, when was the last time America was striving?  1980's?  The Moon?  We spend all our time on little piddle while the big stuff has overwhelmed and continues to grow.

I don't know, maybe it's over, maybe Trump gave in and will just now do what Goldman Scrotum tells him to do.  If so, it's over.

So where will erasing history end?  Right now we see a portion of the populace tearing down statues that have stood for over 100 year because they were confederate soldiers, a reminder of a time when people in America owned slaves, therefore they have no place in society.

In Boston where 15k showed up to protest 200 people supporting free speech.  Funny thing though, this thing in Boston wasn't the KKK and Neo Nazi's like in Virginia, this was a group of men and women supporting Trump - accountants, plumbers, insurance agents, electricians who would never think of joining such organizations as the KKK and Neos.

Didn't matter to the protesters, who now have defined anyone that voted for Trump and doesn't support their viewpoint is an alt right Neo Nazi.

So what happens when all the confederate statues are down, all the schools renamed, all the streets renamed?  Who comes next?  What comes next?  You really think it will stop there?

Next any president that owned slaves will be uncovered and their statues, homes, etc will be next on the list.  Down goes Washington and Jefferson or Madison.  I see where even Lincoln statues were recently vandalized, which makes perfect sense because the people running this show don't actually read or simply went thru school memorizing whatever the teacher said and never actually studied what was actually said.

What we need is to send Mark Dice to one of these things and ask two questions; what was the Emancipation Proclamation and what it did.

Over half will have no idea what it was, who wrote it, and what it said.  And over 90% of those who know what it is and who wrote it will get it wrong what it said.

They will say it freed the slaves.  It did not.  Read it.

It only freed slaves in confederate states, if they could escape and reach Union territory and fight for the Union.  It did not, however, free slaves in Union States like Missouri.

Wait, what?  There were Union States with slaves?

Yep.

Here is another little tidbit of history not many know.  After the war was over, what to do with the around 8 million blacks who's ancestors were brought here to be slaves and been slaves since?  There was a serious consideration to send all the slaves back to Africa and Lincoln was actually still considering it or an optional thing where freed slaves could go back if they wanted to and bang, Lincoln is dead and the idea was done.

Bet you didn't know about Lincoln ethnically cleansing the US of black people, did you?

And for the next, about, 120 years, the south voted Democrat because Lincoln was republican.  And during that 120 years, the democratic party was full of southern KKK leaders.

Wilson, seriously a racist.  FDR?  Well, here's a guy who signed a law and every Japanese American was rounded up, their homes stolen, their business stolen, their assets stolen, and put in prison camps - can you imagine a republican president suggesting we round up all muslims or mexicans and put them in prison camps?

Of course you can't, only a democrat would think of that.

And blacks fell hook line and sinker for LBJ's civil rights bill which basically solved what?  It's created three score of the majority of blacks being raised with no dads, no jobs, horrible schools that just pass illiterate children year after year so they can do nothing but head to prison.  LBJ, by the way, routinely referred to all blacks with that N word.  As did FDR, as did Wilson.

Think their statues, homes, libraries, schools named after them etc will be touched?  Doubt it.

What is going to happen to a country that erases it's history, erases it roots, ridicules the writings.

There are republicans that want a constitutional convention to add things like term limits and they are absolutely insane.  Because if we have a constitutional convention, the Bill of Rights will be history, no more free speech, no more religious freedoms, no more right to assemble if you disagree with the left, no more right to petition, no gun ownership, no private property.

And the hope people saw in Trump to be the next TR, to be the next Reagan, is dwindling; not his fault, but it may be over.

Goldman Scrotum runs the country.  Every four years we can choose between the fascist party and the communist party.  And one day history will be erased and rewritten and the great american experiment will be over, forgotten, and never known to exist.

Jagged jigsaw pieces
Tossed about the room
I saw my grandma sweeping
With her old straw broom
She didn't know what she was doing
She could hardly understand
That she was really sweeping up..
Pieces of a man

I saw my daddy greet the mailman
And I heard the mailman say
"Now don't you take this letter to heart now Jimmy
Cause they've laid off nine others today"
He didn't know what he was saying
He could hardly understand
That he was only talking to
Pieces of a man

I saw the thunder and heard the lightning!
And felt the burden of his shame
And for some unknown reason
He never turned my way

Pieces of that letter
Were tossed about that room
And now I hear the sound of sirens
Come knifing through the gloom
They don't know what they are doing
They could hardly understand
That they're only arresting
Pieces of a man

I saw him go to pieces
I saw him go to pieces
He was always such a good man
He was always such a strong man
Yeah, I saw him go to pieces
I saw him go to pieces

Gil Scott-heron