The horror! The horror!

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Donald Trump announces a list of potential Supreme Court judges whith includes:

Judge William Pryor of the Atlanta-based federal appeals court, who has called the landmark Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion nationwide the “worst abomination in the history of constitutional law.”

Joan Larsen, served in the Justice Department office that produced the legal justifications for the enhanced interrogation techniques, including waterboarding, that critics have called torture.

Judge Steven Colloton, ruled for faith-affiliated groups that challenged Obama administration rules giving women covered by the groups’ health plans access to cost-free contraceptives.

And others…

One of the most notable things about Trump’s list is the main stream propagandias reaction to it. Absolute horror! These horrid possibilities are, of all the damnable things… Constitutionally oriented! Oh MY…

The propagandia takes great pains to consider their qualifications… not. New York Times, ABC News, NBC News, CNN, NPR, MPR…  point out the terrifying facts that:

*“Several are favorites of CONSERVATIVE legal scholars.”

*One worked for the Bush White House’s office of FAITH BASED INITIATIVES, where he pushed to keep a monument of the Ten Commandments on public property [gasp] and keeping the words “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance.

*several have QUESTIONED abortion RIGHTS! [Questioned?? My God that’s despicable!]

*Judge Gruender supported a law requiring doctors to actually tell women the obvious truth that abortions “terminate the life of a whole, separate, unique living human being.” [God NO!!!]

*Judge Prior has DENOUNCED Roe v. Wade as having manufacured, “a constitutional right to murder an unborn child.” Radical extremism indeed!

*Nan Aron, the president of the liberal Alliance for Justice Action Council, says Trump’s choices are “DANGEROUS,” and includes “open hostility to Americans’ rights and liberties…” [You know the right to murder unwanted children, the right to decide how much to pay your employees,  the right to drive an S.U.V., etc.]

*The list includes some of the most extreme conservatives on the federal bench today. Shudder!

*Ed Whelan, former clerk to Justice Scalia reserved judgement about whether conservatives should trust Mr. Trump to follow through on what he says…

*Some of Trump’s conservative critics remain doubtful. Erick Erickson, conservative blogger says, “He will waffle, he will backtrack, and he simply cannot be believed.”

*Taken together, the records of these potential Trump nominees reflect a radical-right ideology that threatens fundamental rights, and that favors the powerful over everyone else, especially people from historically marginalized communities.

*A Trump nominee in any of those seats would cement CONSERVATIVE [horrors] domination of the court for years, if not DECADES.

*”Donald Trump releases ALL WHITE list”!!! “Trump’s LGBT-Unfriendly Supreme Court Picks.” [gasp, he’s a racist?!]

*The majority are MEN!!! [cough, he’s a sexist?!]

*”Donald Trump’s list of potential Supreme Court nominees are a woman’s worst nightmare. Their records reveal a lineup of individuals who would likely overturn Roe v. Wade if given the chance, gutting what’s left of abortion access in this country and heaping punishment on women.”

I could go on… and on… and on, but what is notable here is that the swing of the propagandistic pendulum ends somewhere left of center.  One, as usual, has to move outside of the coverage we get from the main stream propagandia to hear anything positive or from a conservative point of view. Our modern search engines require some amount of effort to find any topic not considered to be “politically correct” (left wing). In the case of Google, on the 4th page of results, #30 in the pile, to find a link to http://redalertpolitics.com/ which is a political site run by young conservatives. Finally one runs into something more complete and compelling in reference to the possibilities:

*”Trump picks judge who trolled him on Twitter for SCOTUS” where it’s pointed out that not all Trump’s choices were in Trump’s pocket.

*”Utahn on Trump’s list of his top Supreme Court picks.”

*”Trump’s Supreme Court Picks Could Bring Real-World Experience.”

There is a hidden beauty in the propaganda mechanisms the left has in place, which is that we can easily determine what the motivators of statist expansion and increased restriction of freedom/responsibility are hoping for the people to believe. Recognition of this, which is increasing thanks in large part to Trump thumbing his nose at the same media representative that have typically had Republicans trembling in their candles. Had the Right been reacting aggressively to the lies and distortions of the left and their guns in the media, the medias gunsmanship would have evaporated years ago…

“If it ever reach us it must spring up amongst us; it cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot we must ourselves be its author and finisher” ~Abraham Lincoln.

CLASH MMA 17

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OK, pretty unique evening Saturday night (April 9, 2016). Mason & Bacon decided to go to the Clash MMA 17 at the Ellen Eccles Ice arena in North Logan, UT. I’ve never attended such a thing in the past and thus had no idea what to expect. Twas an evening of surprises! The first was the size of the crowd. We arrived 20 minutes before start time and the parking lot was practically full. The next surprise was security (over the top in my ever unhumble opinion). They were patting people down and searching their packs. I wasn’t allowed in because of my Swiss Army tool (???). Back to the car to dispose of my weapon…

We return, are allowed in, but when we enter the stands, it turns out there is no handicapped accommodation whatsoever (I was minus a leg, a sense of balance, and was in my wheelchair). We end up seated at floor level, in the aisle through which people enter and exit the stands. I shall have to guard my precious Macbook Air with my life!

During the first segment of the event our view is mostly blocked but we are able to see some of what is going on. Security people materialize before me. No, it’s not me they’re after, thank goodness. Evidently they’re tracking a young lady who might have, of all the damnable things, alcohol… but maybe not.

Ok, security gone, first round is over and now a couple of nice looking young ladies are positioning themselves in my line of vision. If they’d take their shirts off and turn around, that’d be cool, but I rather suspect that’ll not happen. Ah, the fight’s on again. One big guy apparently banged the other’s head against one of the support beams of the cage. He’s back on his feet now. Holy smoke, I’m actually seeing some action! I must admit this is cooler when you can see it. Ah, new lady moves in to block my view. At least she has a nice ass. Round 3 coming up. One feller has a boring strategy. Grab the other guy, push him over backwards and then sit on him. Oh, fight’s over. hmm… Next time I’m gonna study up so I know what the hell the rules are ’n such…

OK next fight between deeieiidkals KKSOoeeeaaaaaa! and whoever. Pretty poor acoustics. This looks more interesting. Much better. They ended up on the floor, but there were some pretty impressive moves… Whoa! knockout! excellent fight! Groovy. That was more like it..

Next fight… eventually… reminds me of Mexican slasher derbies. A lot of time is wasted between matches. One of the sponsors is BLO BLO BLEEP!! A guy in the ring is talking about t-shirts… global blu blah t-shirt. bleed blah blah blah, t-shirt!

Girl fight coming up! Well hoopie guadaloopie this ought to be interesting.

Well… It WOULD be interesting, I suppose, if I could see it. Shit, it must be awesome, the crowd’s going completely abstract batshit crazy. Standing up, on their chairs. So it’s become a matter of looking at people’s backsides, listening to incomprehensible audio, and people screaming… I don’t see a damn thing. I’ve no idea what happened but GlaAABMLEEE BLAABLAAAHALLLAAA won. She’s talking, “bleebleem a boodllldi BLES BLAH BLAN and gooblesloboo” ‘er something like that.

Next we move on to title bouts. The crowd relaxes and sits down, thus I finally get to see some action! A title fight next. The girls are done fighting so everyone’s sitting down.

Holy shit, fight’s already over. I saw it and still don’t know what happened.

Next, a welter weight title fight: Nino Genoa 3/0 / Michael Garcia 5/1: Plainly these two are on a different level than what we’ve seen so far. They are both in very good physical condition (even though they’re not ladies), and appear to be significantly more skilled than what we’ve seen so far. Round 4 coming up. Fight’s over. I’m not sure what happened. Looked like Garcia kicked Genoa in the leg… Maybe that’s against the rules… I don’t know. Anyway, it’s over and Garcia is declared the winner.

Next is a professional bout between Miles Welp??? vs Devin Knight???

Fight’s over, one of ‘em whooped the shit out of the other of ‘em. Miles Welp??? got the other feller in a choke hold and he tapped out.

OK… All in all, this has been a well spent evening. I’ve learned a few important things: First, purchase VIP seating; 2- Don’t bring your Swiss army tool (nor whiskey flasks); 3- arrive early so I can score a seat as close to ringside as possible; 4- bring a better camera. In the mean time, study the sport so that I know what the hell is going on.

Alrighty then… Apparently, I’m a fan!

Cruzing the Sea of Absurdity

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Following is quotation of a letter I wrote to the good Mr. Cruz:

Well good old Ted Cruz turns out to be just another typical professional politician… Joining hands with the demonrats and the other GOP example of absurdity Rubio, to blame Donald trump for the absurdity and illegal behavior of Chicago liberals. I was already skeptical of Cruz thanks to the universal traitorism revealed by the GOP after the recent victories in DC which were followed by the republicrats joining hands to support the oBama rather than keeping their promises to the voters.

I really felt like Cruz was of a different sort, but obviously such is not the case. My support and whatever influence I can generate will henceforth be in Donald Trump’s behalf.

The GOP used to be the wall behind which the American tradition of freedom/responsibility took refuge, but now the democratic (politic of mediocrity ~Socrates) infection has spread from the demonrats and infected the GOP. This is a tremendous disappointment.

It is most unfortunate that politics has become a profession. Cruz and the rest are the executive welfare class. Enjoying the perks of lifetime wages, healthcare and and a host of other benefits at the cost of the voters whose pocketbooks they are milking.

Trump will have his work cut out for him, getting past both the demonrats and the Republicrat liars… god forgive us if we are unable to wrest control from the political professionals and return it to the people.

What the Trump Is Going On???

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When Trump took the stage as a Republican desiring the nomination for Presidency, I was intrigued. What Trump is was a mystery. What shows is showmanship, but why does one of the most successful independent businessmen this world has ever seen want to take on the Presidency of the USA? In Trump’s case, the only consideration is personal. What really is in this thing for the Trump? For me, the skepticism level was very high. Some sort of showboating going on here… But then…

Trump takes the stage literally and effectively during the Republican presidential debates and behaved in ways quite atypical of the typical politician. Saying things one would expect to destroy his possibilities. Trump says things which the media and the analysts interpret as racist or offensive, but his popularity soars. Something is going on here, and it damn sure is different. My intrigue evolved into a serious curiosity… because…

This country, founded on the principles of independence, freedom and the exercise of responsibility, is crumbling into a cesspool of whining, crying, “it’s not faaaiiiirrrrrr” liberalism. Here comes a gentleman who embodies many of the very principles the whiners are whining about. He’s fabulously… no, ridiculously wealthy. He’s a capitalist. He says what he wants to say without any apparent regard for hurt feelings. He has a bizarre hairdo. He has a sense of humor. Most importantly, when he runs into a problem, he conquers it… but…

Where does one go to find out who Donald Trump really is? Turns out that in the case of Donald Trump the record is clear and the path is easy to follow. Unlike our current pRESIDENT, who we know very little about. We don’t don’t even know for sure if he’s an American or even if his wife is a woman. Donald Trump is anything but, transparent. He has a clear and easy to follow record of accomplishment. What we don’t find in the investigation, is a history of dishonesty. His business relationships and his relationship with those he employs is positive and productive… however…

Donald Trump is also an author, and as an author myself, I can testify the the truth of a soul can be seen in his writing. So I’ve been reading, and yes I’m impressed. Here’s my recommendation for those who would like to look inside the head of a multi-billionaire striving for… for… well…

Read the book! “Crippled America: How to Make America Great Again” It resonates with a rational that is impossible to deny. It brings to my mind remembrance of the words of some of the political greats of the past, John Locke, or Thomas Paine…

Our freedom was won not by the lowly or the common, but by highly successful businessmen who cared more for independence and freedom than they cared for their own wealth and security…

Obviously Donald Trump has a towering sense of self importance. What goal could afford a more guaranteed heroic move into the history books than rescuing the mighty magnificence of America from the hands of liberal “fairness and equality” and professional politics which has brought us to our knees? And what quarterback would have a better chance of crossing the goal line?

Pull up your damn britches and READ THE BOOK!!

Weapon of A.S.S. Destruction

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I must preface this  with my intent, which is to promote what may be the most remarkable piece of literature regarding the relativity between politics and humanitarian values that I have ever read, “Weapon of A.S.S. Destruction,” by Alfonzo Rachel. A full painting will require some lead-in. So bear with me. I really will get to the point which goes far beyond religion, eventually.

One ever present aspect of human nature is the curiosity about our own eternal (or not) nature. Is there a God? Of course! (not)! Naturally I share this universal curiosity and have taken approaches ranging from absolute atheism all the way through the gamut to  the committed following of organized religion (Mormon). None of this seemed satisfactory, comforting, nor truly fulfilling. Thus none stuck.

Agnosticism is certainly the easiest route, being quite similar to the political belief referred to as, “independent.” It requires very little in the form of commitment and is the “faith” I have adhered to throughout most of my life.

Atheism can be logically compared to political anarchy, which is one of it’s lures. People are at least tempted to believe they are individually capable and responsible and that they don’t need to depend upon “fairy tales,” “magicians,” nor Gods. Most of us deny it, but there is an element of narcissism that naturally resides within us which makes this type of independence look appealing. This is one of the reasons I took a stab at atheism. I lost interest as my realization grew that atheism leaves us with true, non-self centered reason for nothing. I do like to think of myself as reasoned, yet I also confess to a propensity towards the dark side. It is largely because of my lingering fear of eternal damnation that certain individuals remain alive today whom I believed the world would be better off without.

The study of Christianity, particularly the pursuit made outside the reigns of any particular religious organization (Catholic, Protestant, Mormon etc.), the aspect of Christianity which claims to be the actual teaching of Jesus Christ (the red letters, as it were), ignoring the human manipulations of his doctrines, leads the student to some of the most sound and loving humanitarianism imaginable. Although I am far removed from the typical view society has as to what a Christian typically is, I am never the less sold on the fact that it presents us with a philosophy that guarantees such a broad range of freedom/responsibility empowering beliefs that no political philosophy can compare. Even if there actually were no Jesus Christ (that there was is historically provable), or if the man were nothing but a magnificently talented philosopher (which may be the case), the result of following his teachings leads to true freedom, the truest respect of humanity, AND an appreciation for our own existence, that no secular philosophy can approach.

It is easy to argue against torturing and burning witches, cutting the tongues out of “blasphemers,” the idea of multiple wives, or religious socialism. However none of these perversions can be traced directly to the words of Jesus. These were manipulations for personal gain made by humans holding up their own interpretations or even their own generation of words they attributed to Jesus. The ultimate core of true Christianity boils down to “My command is this: Love one another the way I have loved you.” The simple fact of the matter is if humanity actually followed this teaching alone, every one of the legal and political problems we face would fade back into the Hell holes from whence they came.

The flip side of this coin is the fact that humanity is distantly removed from the nature of Christ. Thus it is quite unlikely that we can be successful in imitating his behavior. Our best hope is to recognize it and hold it up as motivation for our higher intentions. This, beautifully, is the point of Christianity. It is a set of logical, reasonable, and purely humanitarian ground rules to strive for. Failure is certain but the attempt will naturally build good principle and strengthen morality in the heart and soul of the person who sincerely makes the attempt. Thus the failure becomes a success.

One of the greatest disappointments with atheism for me was the atheist arguments for morality. There is no doubt that atheists are perfectly capable of completely moral behavior, and atheists who do live morally, (there are many) can logically be seen as actually having a more personal form of morality than those who pursue moral behavior in order to earn a mansion in heaven, 70 virgins, 30 wives in heaven, eternal existence, or whatever payoff is being played/prayed for. However the ultimate question still remains. Why be honest? Why be fair? Why help the weak? The unfortunate answer which the atheist will employ volumes of words to present, boils down nicely and cleanly to one, “because.”

Now, down to the nitty gritty:

According to Plato, Socrates referred to democracy as the “politic of mediocrity.” Rachel’s book is a brilliantly written, shoot from the hip look at historically verifiable facts about the development of democracy in our American republic. He Illuminates beautifully all of its brilliant absurdity, and backs up Socrates’ observation made almost 2500 years ago with indubitable evidence. He ties it all together beautifully with the relativity between proper principle, morality, freedom, responsibility and Christianity. All of which are rapidly being lost in America.

Rachel begins with the “so called party switch,” where he illuminates the true roots of racism in America, revealing startling, verifiable truths about slavery, the Jim Crow laws, the Dred Scott decision, the KKK, the truest opposition to Martin Luther King, AND the truest roots of the growth of civil liberties in America.

From here Rachel moves on to one of the most coherent descriptions of the difference between liberalism and conservatism, which alone makes the book a masterpiece. He states quite plainly and simply, something I’ve been trying to relate in my writing for well over a decade.

He moves into the association between religious thinking and effective politic. “Facts have little effect on the opposition because everyone has an interest in confirming what they already believe,” the very foundation of my own philosophical interpretation of one of the core aspects of human nature, egoteneoism. He illuminates the difference between conserving the freedom to do for yourself, and the political hunger for voters’ dependency. The difference between voting for what’s popular and voting for what’s “right.” It is this portion of his book which will cause the most consternation for the liberal thinker, but careful consideration of its premise reveals a beautiful philosophical basis.

Next he attacks another liberal bogeyman, capitalism. By clearly describing what it is and the power that it implies, “capitalism is freedom of money.” The innate differences between capitalism, socialism, and fascism. He examines modern absurdities such as “minimum wage,” “unionization” (the stepping stone to communism), pulling into focus the “render unto Ceasar” statement, so often used to Biblically support taxation.

State run healthcare, abortion, Constitutional protection, homosexuality (including a very illustrative historical look at the real physical dangers which inspired the the anti-gay mentality which still exists. (Rachel presents a very logical case in justification for including homosexuals in the military) Immigration, back to racism “Democrats still have you on the plantation. They farm blacks for votes like ballot cattle.” Which brings to my mind a quote of L.B.J., “I’ll have those niggers voting democrat for the next 200 years.” Environmentalism, “Our government currently makes laws respecting the religious establishment of environmentalism” (back again to egoteneoism).

Rachel takes a look at libertarianism, which was somewhat uncomfortable to me since I have often referred to myself as libertarian. “A Libertarian is typically just a liberal that doesn’t have a love/hate relationship with capitalism and the free market.” He presents a case which is now a new bug under my saddle.

One of the most important points Rachel makes is in reference to the American media, who I see as the biggest enemy the American tradition of freedom/responsibility has ever faced. “People vote democratic, not because of principle, but because of feelings swayed by the media.” There is a rising surge of resistance to the media lies, based on the growing recognition that it is going on. Tis one of the most important aspects of Donald Trump’s popularity, his refusal to kowtow to the whims of the liberal American media.

Bottom line… buy this book, read it, buy copies for your friends, give it out as Valentines, donate copies to charity, slide copies under your liberal professor’s doors, read it to your children at bedtime. Thank you Alfonzo Rachel (http://www.pjtv.com/?cmd=mpg&mpid=84 ) for a true breath of fresh air and a rekindling of hope!

Trump?

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Yes, I think so.

Trump’s shot at the Republican presidential nomination was intriguing, right out of the gate. The initial reaction to it was skepticism. “What’s this rich son of a bitch up to?” A valid question indeed! What IS this rich son of a bitch up to? What is in this thing for him? A truly objective analysis of new philosophies or ideas is made quite difficult by one of the basic self-defense aspect of human nature, which is a drive to maintain ones currently chosen beliefs. Much of the job of selling, be it ideas or dishwashers is, as Tump plainly recognizes, playing to people fantasies. Your reality is in your head, not mine. And it is real.

For me at first, Trump’s strongest appeal was his disdain for the main stream propagandia. Which spouts propaganda which causes typical Republican politicians to tremble in their boots. Rather than bowing and scraping and apologizing when faced with media propagandizing. Trump actually makes fun of them. Gives them the bird as it were, AND he profits in popularity and media coverage as well. For me this turned intrigue into a very positive fascination. Donald Trump rules the media. But still the wonder remains, who is he and what is he really after?

He obviously knows how to harvest benefits from his enemy. Donald Trump is getting more coverage from the propagandistic main-stream media than even their glorious angel, Hillary Clinton. Far more coverage than any of the Republicans he’s competing with. This not only benefits Trump, it exemplifies the wisdom of the man. However it comes at a price. The media does not want Donald Trump to win. The GOP (republicrats) are scared to dribbling shudders by Donald Trump, so getting his message out there in an effective way requires a certain amount of posturing, which he accomplishes brilliantly. Boisterous, cutting, offensive self importance opens the gate and Donald Trump triumphantly marches into America’s television, car radio, iPhone, newspaper, magazines (even the most radically propagandistic, i.e. NYT) for FREE! He plays the media fiddle so magnificently that their attempt to sell the scare reveals instead not only his core message, but a level of strategy which may be Trump’s greatest asset.

So… who is he really? What actually is at the core of his motivation? What is this rich son of a bitch actually up to? You’re not going to get at the heart of it via the media. Their ultimate motivation is to see him lose, so there will be no detailed and accurate analysis of what is going on. Getting at the truth is up to you. Unfortunately the disease of laziness and knee jerkism has reached a point which places most Americans at the mercy of whim. Trump realizes this and plays to it, “I play to people’s fantasies. . .­­ It’s an innocent form of exaggeration, and a very effective form of promotion…Perception is reality,” but the truth is out there to be seen by anyone who has the drive to actually investigate. There is undeniable evidence is in Trump’s own background. If one steps back from the mainstream circus side show into history and the actual words of the man, who unlike our current pRESIDENT, actually is transparent. You can see his school records, his professional achievements, ANY aspect of his history is open for all to see.

At age 13 Trump began attending the New York Military Academy, where he played varsity football, soccer, and was captain of the varsity baseball team. “Honesty and straightforwardness was the rule of law” at the academy. It got ingrained in us that you don’t lie, cheat or steal, or tolerate those who do . . . You just say the way it is,” Ted Levine, roommate. “He was cut from a different cloth, and it was quite obvious. He was more aloof. More focused than we were . . . We were wondering what we wanted to do when we grow up. He was already there.” ~Ted Pollard.

What you don’t find in Trump’s history is drugs, drinking, crime, nor even indecision. Trump was and is, driven. A man of vast accomplishment who attacks challenges and does so successfully. He turns obstacles into stepping stones and wins.

What’s in his head? He’s written 15 books, most of them before showing any sign of political ambition, and the man can truly be seen in their pages. One of the most important of these books, relative to Trump’s political goals is, “Crippled America.” To anyone interested in gaining a true perspective on Trump’s motivations, here they are. READ! Pay attention, turn off your presuppositions and listen for truth. It comes through quite plainly if you take down the shields.

Thanksgiving Truth

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Thanksgiving (as we learn of it in school):

The pilgrims simply weren’t capable of surviving in the new world on their own. Fortunately for them, the Native Americans were there to feed them and take care of them and teach them what they needed to know in order to survive. It is to them we owe the survival of the pilgrims and the eventual foundation of our country. This all began from a harvest celebration in which the pilgrims sat down with the Native Americans. Not long after this the pilgrims began stealing and murdering and wiping the Native Americans out.

Thanksgiving (as it was):

William Bradford with 40 pilgrims seeking to escape religious persecution had set out, not on an adventure, but on a mission. Theirs was a Biblical foundation, The Bible having both inspired their flight and established the ground floor of their contract. Theirs was exemplary  of the value of “faith.” There was no knowledge that we will succeed, but there also was no doubt.

Upon their arrival they were met with nothing but wilderness. No hotels, no Wallmarts, no family, friends, no welcoming committee. During the first winter half of them perished. When Spring arrived Indians did teach them a great deal but it was not this that grounded our Thanksgiving celebration.

The pilgrims had previously entered into contracts with sponsors in London which required everything grown, trapped, harvested, manufactured or otherwise produced to go into a common store. Each member of the community had one share. This included all of the land and the houses. This was one of histories marvelous examples of socialism. Nobody owned anything and all product was equally distributed amongst all. The very model of the socialist fantasy we are marching toward in America today.

What they soon learned was the weaknesses of the socialist philosophy which rears it ugly head every time it’s tried. The root of its weakness being lack of motivation, which even Godly beliefs and moralistic intentions do not overcome.

William Bradford wrote:

The experience that we had in this common course and condition, tried sundry years…that by taking away property, and bringing community into a common wealth, would make them happy and flourishing — as if they were wiser than God. For this community was found to breed much confusion and discontent, and retard much employment that would have been to their benefit and comfort. For young men that were most able and fit for labor and service did repine that they should spend their time and strength to work for other men’s wives and children without any recompense, that was thought injustice.

Their solution to this obstacle evolved into the power behind the greatest economy this planet has ever seen. Each family was granted its own piece of land and the responsibility of working, harvesting and marketing the production. Keep what you need and sell the rest and with the money you earn you can buy the best. This worked magnificently, leading to trading posts being set up in which exchanges could be made not only amongst the pilgrims, but with the Indians as well. They were able to pay off their contracted debt with London sponsors. Word spread in England and through Europe and the Great Puritan Migration began.

The first Thanksgiving was indeed a get together between the Pilgrims and the Indians which whom they were trading. It was a mutually beneficial relationship which had resulted from the good will of both sides and shines beautifully from the two-sided coin the Pilgrims thanked God for at the first Thanksgiving. Freedom/Responsibility.

~Bacon

Propaganda, Move to the Right!

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We are seeing an unexpected result of the importation of “refugees.” Here we are, celebrating Thanksgiving. A celebration America doesn’t really understand. Having been taught lies through our education years, most American’s haven’t a clue as to the true meaning of the celebration and what it represents. Topping this off is the media attack Thanksgiving takes every year.

This year we are seeing a very different presentation. From the very center of the main stream propagandia outlets, The New York Times, Huffington Huffington Post, The Washington Post et al. we are getting comparisons between the pilgrims we recognize on Thanksgiving and the Syrian refugees which our administration is trooping into our country right now. We are seeing the propagandia come closer to truth about the humanity and nobility of the pilgrims than we’ve ever seen before.

The stories we typically see at Thanksgiving time about how the religious and fiendish American founders raped a virgin land, stealing from and murdering its caring, kind, and loving peoples who wanted nothing more than to be friendly and supportive, are hardly suitable tales for making a comparison intended illuminate the value and honor of accepting unvetted, healthy male members of the religion of ‘convert or destroy’ (refugees), struggling to escape the same sort of repression as did our pilgrims.

We Must Control the People!

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The unfortunate fact of the matter is that all this “gun control” bullshit has nothing to do with stopping “mass-murder,” lowering the crime rate, accidental shooting, nor anything in the “public interest”. It is about people control. Government is a living organism fighting for it’s growth and security. The founders recognized this and wrote the Constitution in an effort to keep government under control and make it a useful tool of the people. Unfortunately the natural tendency and will of government has finally overcome the Constitution, as the anti-federalists predicted, and it has become rather than a tool of the people, the master of the people and the only hope now is the will of the people, which as Karl Marx pointed out, is the actual controller of everything, thus the trickery required to turn it in adverse directions, as the commielibs have accomplished throughout most of the world, and now here in America by harnessing the Democrat party and tricking people into believing that “liberalism” refers to “liberty” when it actually refers to the liberal application of government, which by definition refers to the decrease in independence. Unfortunately the Republican party is not far behind in terms of fostering governmental control. There is only the libertarian party, in which the “liber-” actually is in reference to “liberty” in which there is hope for the freedom/responsibility of the people, to prosper.

The Handsome CabinPerson

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Apologies.. I can’t help it. Seems I always find my way to the point from which I recognize that the only thing that matters is what I think about it, and here it is: I stumbled on to Jack London at 8 years of age. It was in the midst of a Mark Twain frenzy. (I was much more intelligent at the age of 8 than I am today). Jack London’s Call of the Wild reached out to me from my father’s library (with my father’s help, as I recall), and my love of Jack London began. My initial reaction was from somewhere in the same neighborhood as the one I see people reporting after having read scripture. A kind of an “Oh my God! This is true!” sort of thing. Jack London took a firm grasp on the soul of an 8 year old boy which 50 years later remains unscathed.

Call of the Wild, White Fang, The Sea Wolf, Burning Daylight, all read in awe by the son of a hunting, fishing, trapper who lived and breathed personal freedom. The power and majesty of London’s hero characters were inescapable. These were tales of independence, adaptation, defiance and the mastery achievable by the power of individual will. At 8 years old I recognized the independent love of which London spoke between Buck and Thornton. A love that was is a natural truth many human beings never comprehend. It was a love that lived London’s soul and he breathed it into the pages he wrote. Those pages breathe the soul of Jack London into the heart of heart of the reader. In this case, twas me.

In later years I began hearing of interesting aspects of London’s personality. One’s mate should be selected by good breeding, not love? Stories of drugs, alcohol and suicide. And most astounding to me, his anti-capitalist, socialist bent.  Jack London, one of the first celebrities used to endorse commercial products, such as grape juice and men’s suits. A man who made a personal fortune, on his own. A man who took life by the balls and lived the dream most aren’t capable of even imagining. Jack London opposed capitalism? Now wait a minute! Here’s a mystery.

It wasn’t until the tender old age of fifty-something that I stumbled onto “The Handsome Cabin Boy.” Being the musician that I am, it was the name of the story which caught my eye. “The Handsome Cabin Boy?” Wasn’t that Jerry Garcia? Kate Bush? Roger McGuinn? No wait, it goes even deeper, further back, Martin Carthy, John Roberts, Aberdeen’s Jeannie Robertson (one of the greatest ballad singers of all times). Ah, still further it goes. Indeed, “The Handsome Cabin Boy” is the tale told by a traditional folk ballad coming from many years before London wrote his tale.

The traditional folk ballad has an interesting history. It usually includes certain aspects of life most are taught to avoid. Crime, booze, drugs, sexual adventure, wealth. Ballads tell colorful tales and carry messages of the rewards these culturally inappropriate behaviors can deliver to the unwary. In this case we have a common sailor’s dream that among the crew is a girl dressed as a boy. In the ballads based on this fantasy it’s always an officer, typically the captain who discovers the girl’s identity, thus the plight of the pregnant cabin “boy” would be seen as tragic from the girl’s point of view. Yet to sailors and those of any type similar (male), the power of the tale is comedic. Oh my goodness! They’s a gal on board. I’ll be damned, the cabin boy’s a girl! How convenient and boy howdy!

The actual possibility of such a turn is not all that far fetched. A girl in pursuit of some real adventure, wanting to see the world, wanting to touch the life the boys lead, trying on the testicles, as it were. Quite believable, and what could more natural than slipping into the position of “cabin boy” for a young lady with such ambitions? No problem, I can do that. And then the adventure begins. The original ballads end up with the cabin boy becoming pregnant  at the hands.. well.. something, of someone in the crew, and thus the folk, “mind yer damn p’s ‘n q’s” lesson is delivered. The little wench is undone by childbirth. The boy is a girl after all, and now a pregnant girl to boot, and hundreds of miles from home. What is such a poor, unfortunate girl to do?

It’s all well and good, and fascinating it its own way, but what is an adventurous young gentleman hanging out in the Klondike, writing tales of wolves, dogs, mushers, miners, indians, mountaineers, ice, snow, cold, gold and the lack of matches, doing writing a tale, right in the midst of it all, about a girl pretending to be a cabin boy on a trip to Hawaii? Knowing London’s interest in the sea and his adventurous nature, it’s no surprise that he was aware of the old folk ballad itself. In fact London actually mentioned the ballad as one of the Klondikers’ songs in his tale, “In a Far Country.” But to write this particular tale at all, let alone at the time he did?

London ends up generating his own literary version of the old folk ballad, but he spices it up more than a bit, with a new added twist which totally disrupts the traditional folk lesson told in the original ballad. Rather than, “Don’t board a ship pretending to be a boy, girl, er you might end up far from home and pregnant,” changes quite dramatically into something more akin to, “You know it all eh? A girl’s a girl, ‘n a lad’s a lad ‘n don’t tell me I can’t tell the difference? Well try this, you not only lose your bet, you fall in love with a girl, pretending to be a boy, who actually IS a boy. You are in love with a boy and you owe me dinner, and aren’t you the wise one? The captain of what?”

This is indeed outside the norm for Jack London. We don’t have the powerful individualism, the successful against all odds characterizations, no wolves, no dogs, no sleds, no Nietzschean supermen, but we do catch a glimpse of the ambivalence of nature presented with a magnificently comedic flair.  In my head I see a film version with John Cleese playing the role of the yachtsman, “my arm had strayed in forbidden pastures too often to be mistaken now.” (London)

Almost half a century after an 8 year old boy discovered Jack London, he now finds himself as an aging ex-biker, a rebel who’s been just outside the realm of “normalcy” for near half a century, now enrolled in a university class, studying London’s work. Searching for the true root of the man’s majesty. He has recently attended a Jack London symposium and doubts Jack London would have foreseen a Jack London symposium being held in Logan Utah in 2012 which would be attended by academics from far and wide. Notably, one thing which became out repeatedly from speakers and attendees at this symposium, was that Jack London was and remains something of a mystery to us all.

I finally read “The Handsome Cabin Boy” forty-nine years after I had first discovered London’s magic in “The Call of the Wild.” “Cabin Boy,” written well over 100 years ago opened my eyes  not only to the very root of Jack London’s personal power, but it also delivered, to me at least, the thinly veiled answer to the Jack London mystery.  I was finally awakened to the method in his madness. Many saw in this tale more Jack London mystery, “”The Handsome Cabin Boy” is not a very good story, but it certainly is another piece in the puzzle of Jack London’s sexuality” (Smith). A statement marvelously illustrative of a dull mind which is certainly worthy, even if incapable, of embarrassment. This statement was also fairly typical of the comments I was able to locate from widely scattered quarters.

So here it is.  Jack London the result of the same impetus that drove all London’s deliveries. It is the “nature” that drove him out of the factories and waterfront dives of Oakland California. It was the same “nature” that drove him into oyster piracy, that drove him to the Klondike during the Alaskan gold rush, drove him to the sea aboard his own custom-built sailing ship, the Snark, drove him to support the underdogs in society, drove him to farm, drove a boy with an eighth grade education to write a thousand words a day and find fame and fortune in his pen.

“I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The proper function of man is to live, not exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them, I shall use my time.” Would that I had mouthed that before a group of my radical, biker friends at a gathering in South Dakota, but no, I must hobble on remembering that was Jack London’s “Credo.” Socialism, naturalism, ativism, irreligion, individualism… These were the teeth of a rebel, and that, by God,  is what Jack London was.

To Jack London

Oh, was there ever face, of all the dead,

In which, to late, the living could not read

A mute appeal for all the love unsaid–

A mute reproach for careless word and deed?

And now, dear friend of friends, we loke on thine,

To whom we could not give a last farewell,–

On whom, without a whisper or a sign,

The deep, unfathomable Darkness fell.

Oh! Gone beyond us, who shall say how far?

Gone swiftly to the dim Eternity,

Leaving us silence, or the words that are

To sorrow as the foam is to the sea.

Unfearing heart, whose patience was so long!

Unresting mind, so hungry for the truth!

Now hast thou rest, gentle one and strong,

Dead like a lordly lion in its youth.

Farewell! although thou know not, there alone.

Farewell! although thou hear not in our cry

The love we would have given had we known.

Ah! And a soul like thine-how shall it die?

~George Sterling (Sterling)

Suicide? I rather suspect not!

Works cited

London, Jack. “Jack London’s Credo.” London Sonoma Edu. london.sonoma.edu. Sonoma State University. 1999. Web. 24 Nov. 2012

—. “The Handsome Cabin Boy.” The Complete Stories of Jack London. Stanford: Stanford University Press. 1998. 164. Print.

Smith, Daniel P. “Pricey But Worth It.” Amazon Prime. Amazon.com, Aug. 2000. Web. 24 Nov. 2012

Sterling, George. “To Jack London.” George Sterling. George Sterling.org, n.d. Web. 24 Nov. 2012