Does this sound like America? Wow.
“As I’ve mentioned, we’ve all been quite content to demean government, drop civics and in general conspire to produce an unaware and compliant citizenry . . . The unawareness remains strong but compliance is obviously fading rapidly.” WIKILEAKS
Pain Management and Love
We like to sit on very high horses, don’t we? Every high horse I’ve gotten comfortable on has bucked me off. I suppose that is the nature of aging (and learning). I still have my moments. Jeff Davis was only a decent cadet at West Point, but an excellent rider and extremely good looking (according…
LINK: The Evils of Reading to Your Children!
LINK: Reading to your children disadvantages others. What do you think?
Fostering an American Girl
What are boundaries for? Imagine this: a girl, aged ten, is released to the state after her mother refuses to seek counseling for beating and starving her children. The girl sits in wait for a new home, gets one and wonders alone in her new room. Is this bed mine? Will wolves (the human kind…
QUOTE: “. . .the people shake off their state of dependence just long enough to select their master and then relapse into it again.” Alexis de Tocqueville
“I seek to trace the novel features under which despotism may appear in the world. The first thing that strikes the observation is an innumerable multitude of men, all equal and alike, incessantly endeavoring to procure the petty and paltry pleasures with which they glut their lives. Each of them, living apart, is as a…
“[and when I saw] the Smoky Mountains . . . I thought of heaven.” A Black College Student’s Trip South
Oh, the joys of a summer road trip! In 1893, William Frank Fonvielle, a student at Livingstone College in Salisbury, North Carolina, waved goodbye to his friends who worked with him on the college newspaper. At the tail end of the giddy post-slavery years when young men and women like William with no first hand…