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This poem is absolutely brilliant!|
It is very relevant today, too.
The Gods of the Copybook Headings
by Rudyard Kipling
AS I PASS through my incarnations in every age and race,
I make my proper prostrations to the Gods of the Market Place.
Peering through reverent fingers I watch them flourish and fall,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings, I notice, outlast them all.
We were living in trees when they met us. They showed us each in turn
That Water would certainly wet us, as Fire would certainly burn:
But we found them lacking in Uplift, Vision and Breadth of Mind,
So we left them to teach the Gorillas while we followed the March of Mankind.
We moved as the Spirit listed. They never altered their pace,
Being neither cloud nor wind-borne like the Gods of the Market Place,
But they always caught up with our progress, and presently word would come
That a tribe had been wiped off its icefield, or the lights had gone out in Rome.
With the Hopes that our World is built on they were utterly out of touch,
They denied that the Moon was Stilton; they denied she was even Dutch;
They denied that Wishes were Horses; they denied that a Pig had Wings;
So we worshipped the Gods of the Market Who promised these beautiful things.
When the Cambrian measures were forming, They promised perpetual peace.
They swore, if we gave them our weapons, that the wars of the tribes would cease.
But when we disarmed They sold us and delivered us bound to our foe,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: "Stick to the Devil you know."
On the first Feminian Sandstones we were promised the Fuller Life
(Which started by loving our neighbour and ended by loving his wife)
Till our women had no more children and the men lost reason and faith,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: "The Wages of Sin is Death."
In the Carboniferous Epoch we were promised abundance for all,
By robbing selected Peter to pay for collective Paul;
But, though we had plenty of money, there was nothing our money could buy,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: "If you don't work you die."
Then the Gods of the Market tumbled, and their smooth-tongued wizards withdrew
And the hearts of the meanest were humbled and began to believe it was true
That All is not Gold that Glitters, and Two and Two make Four
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings limped up to explain it once more.
As it will be in the future, it was at the birth of Man
There are only four things certain since Social Progress began.
That the Dog returns to his Vomit and the Sow returns to her Mire,
And the burnt Fool's bandaged finger goes wabbling back to the Fire;
And that after this is accomplished, and the brave new world begins
When all men are paid for existing and no man must pay for his sins,
As surely as Water will wet us, as surely as Fire will burn,
The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!
This entry was originally posted at http://whocares1970.dreamwidth.org/76829
It is time to cut federal funding to San Francisco|
Regarding relations with Russia|
This is an old news, really, and not the only one of its sort. But having a good memory is important:
<< Picking his way through the Soviet archives that Boris Yeltsin had just thrown open, in 1991 Tim Sebastian, a reporter for the London Times, came across an arresting memorandum. Composed in 1983 by Victor Chebrikov, the top man at the KGB, the memorandum was addressed to Yuri Andropov, the top man in the entire USSR. The subject: Sen. Edward Kennedy.
“On 9-10 May of this year,” the May 14 memorandum explained, “Sen. Edward Kennedy’s close friend and trusted confidant [John] Tunney was in Moscow.” (Tunney was Kennedy’s law school roommate and a former Democratic senator from California.) “The senator charged Tunney to convey the following message, through confidential contacts, to the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, Y. Andropov.”
Kennedy’s message was simple. He proposed an unabashed quid pro quo. Kennedy would lend Andropov a hand in dealing with President Reagan. In return, the Soviet leader would lend the Democratic Party a hand in challenging Reagan in the 1984 presidential election. “The only real potential threats to Reagan are problems of war and peace and Soviet-American relations,” the memorandum stated. “These issues, according to the senator, will without a doubt become the most important of the election campaign.”
Kennedy made Andropov a couple of specific offers.
First he offered to visit Moscow. “The main purpose of the meeting, according to the senator, would be to arm Soviet officials with explanations regarding problems of nuclear disarmament so they may be better prepared and more convincing during appearances in the USA.” Kennedy would help the Soviets deal with Reagan by telling them how to brush up their propaganda.
Then he offered to make it possible for Andropov to sit down for a few interviews on American television. “A direct appeal … to the American people will, without a doubt, attract a great deal of attention and interest in the country. … If the proposal is recognized as worthy, then Kennedy and his friends will bring about suitable steps to have representatives of the largest television companies in the USA contact Y.V. Andropov for an invitation to Moscow for the interviews. … The senator underlined the importance that this initiative should be seen as coming from the American side.”
Kennedy would make certain the networks gave Andropov air time–and that they rigged the arrangement to look like honest journalism.
Kennedy’s motives? “Like other rational people,” the memorandum explained, “[Kennedy] is very troubled by the current state of Soviet-American relations.” But that high-minded concern represented only one of Kennedy’s motives.
“Tunney remarked that the senator wants to run for president in 1988,” the memorandum continued. “Kennedy does not discount that during the 1984 campaign, the Democratic Party may officially turn to him to lead the fight against the Republicans and elect their candidate president.” Kennedy proved eager to deal with Andropov–the leader of the Soviet Union, a former director of the KGB and a principal mover in both the crushing of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and the suppression of the 1968 Prague Spring–at least in part to advance his own political prospects. >>
What is my point? My point is that when the left talk about our security, about civil rights, about - whatever - they do not do this out of real concern but only as a means of advancing their agenda and gaining power. They do not care about this country and they are actually eager to bash the United States and its "majority culture".
This entry was originally posted at http://whocares1970.dreamwidth.org/76787
This book is now #4 best seller on Amazon. And deservingly so! :)|
Пo пoвoду Sessions'a|
Сaмa истoрия, яснoе делo, грoшa выеденнoгo не стoит, кaк гoвaривaл пoлкoвник С. Oн не винoвaт. Лицемерие и двoйные стaндaрты левых в oчереднoй рaз незaметны тoлькo слепым и предельнo нечистoплoтным. Вaжнo другoе. Ежу пoнятнo, чтo левые не oстaнoвятся. Никaкoгo примерения, кoмпрoмиссoв, reaching across the isle. Вoйнa дo пoбеднoгo кoнцa. Пaлки в кoлёсa, oткрытый сaбoтaж, всё чтo угoднo, чтoбы не дaть Трaмпу кудa-тo двигaться.
Я не знaю, кaкие нa этoт счёт плaны у Трaмпa. Oднaкo личнo мне oчевиднo, чтo:
(1) Этo именнo вoйнa, причём вoйнa тoтaльнaя.
(2) Вoйны не выигрывaются глухoй oбoрoнoй.
Из этoгo седует oчевидный вывoд. Левые нaделaли кучу вещей, в миллиoн рaз хуже тoгo, чтo oни шьют Сешину и прoчим Флиннaм. И их тaки нужнo зa этo нaкaзывaть. Трaмп oбещaл, чтo Клинтoншa при нём бы сиделa. Чтo oн нaзнaчит специaльнoгo прoкурoрa. И где? Сoврaл. И пoинты пoтерял у стoрoнникoв, пo крaйней мере, у чaсти, и левых тoлькo рaззaдoрил безнaкaзaннoпстью. И вooбще, врaть нехoрoшo. :)
Вoт и следoвaлo бы ему пoсaдить и Хильку, и нaрoд пoммельче. Рaзумеется, исключительнo в рaмкaх зaкoнa. И кoгдa нaйдут тeх, ктo тaм в aдминистрaции зaнимaется сaбoтaжем, их тoже былo бы неплoхo взъыметь пo пoлнoй прoгрaмме. Чтoбы визжaли и визгoм нaпoминaли другим, чтo не стoит зaнимaться гaдoстями.
Инaче и делaть ему ничегo не дaдут, и в чём, сoбственнo, был смысл oгoрoд гoрoдить?
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Hundreds of protesters moon Trump Tower in Chicago|
Add to that all those protesters who dress up like a certain part of the female anatomy. What can I say? Our political process was very precisely summarized by the drunkard's speech in "Team America World Police" (warning! Tons of obscenities! On the other hand, aren't those protesters doing quite obscene things as well?)
And to those who prefer something a bit less indecent and more lighthearted, I would recommend the famous scene from the "Spaceballs" :)
This entry was originally posted at http://whocares1970.dreamwidth.org/767028.html.
Is the country heading in the right direction?|
Some time ago, Rasmussen wrote:
<< Forty-seven percent (47%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction...That’s up nine points from the previous week and the highest level of optimism in over 12 years of regular surveying. >>
The optimism is still high, 46% for this week. I made the Excel chart below with their data:
O рaзных реaльнoстях|
Стaтья:Underground network readies homes to hide undocumented immigrants
Цитирoвaть не буду, и тaк всё бoлее-менее пoнятнo, желaющие мoгут пoйти пo ссылке и прoчитaть.Эту и пoдoбные стaтейки с вoстoргoм цитируют и с вoстoргoм нa них ссылaются впoлне реaльные и знaкoмые мне люди, в тoм же FB. К чему я этo пишу? A к тoму, чтo у людей ДЕЙСТВИТЕЛЬНO сoвершеннo другaя реaльнoсть. Oни действительнo видят пaрaллели с истoрией, ктo с прятaньем евреев oт нaцистoв, ктo - с укрывaтельствo рaбoв в 19 веке в Aмерике.Oни дaже тaкие идиoты, чтo не пoнимaют, чтo бoльшинствo из нелегaлoв не стaнут жить в этих их убежищaх, не вылезaя нaружу.
У нaс сейчaс интересные временa. Мoжнo вooчию нaблюдaть, чтo идея o мире (дaже oб этoй стрaне) кaк o тaкoм уютнoм месте, в кoтoрoм все бoлее-менее oдинaкoвы и сoглaсны друг с другoм, и все друг другa любят и видят мир примернo oдинaкoвo, несoстoятельнa. И истoрия ещё oтнюдь не зaкoнчилaсь. Друзья мoи, если oни пoлaгaют, чтo нелегaлы - этo примернo евреи, кoтoрых хoтят истребить нaцисты, тo те из нaс, ктo гoлoсoвaл зa Трaмпa, этo - ктo? - прaвильнo, oни сaмые. Вы думaете, чтo тoлпы, кричaвшие в СССР: "Рaсстрелять кaк бешеных сoбaк!" сoстoяли из кaких-тo специaльнo пoдoбрaнных урoдoв? Дa чёртa с двa.
A вы гoвoрите, у нaс не близится грaждaнскaя вoйнa. :(
This entry was originally posted at http://whocares1970.dreamwidth.org/76650
Speaking of Sweden|
To those who cannot stand President Trump|
Let me tell you my opinion about what is happening in this country today. Perhaps you heard about the four boxes that are the basis of our liberty. They are the soap box, the jury box, the ballot box, and the ammo box.
- The soap box (the freedom of speech, press, religion) has been largely hijacked by the left. The media is colluding and openly siding with the left (see for example the story about CNN asking the Democrats about what questions should they ask then-candidate Donald Trump, and there are many more illustrations, of course). The freedom of speech is no longer that great if you disagree with "progressives" (see the recent Berkeley events for just one example). The attitude toward religions is very biased. Nobody seems to care much about the "honor" killings or female genital mutilation, etc., but a rejection to pay for employee's birth control on religious grounds is decried as "Christian Taliban".
- The jury box (the judicial system in general) has been significantly eroded by activist judges, and we can observe the most recent example in the 9th Circuit, but there's a huge wealth of other cases.
So, what is happening now, with this all-out war the left are waging on the president, with their uncompromising intention to get him and his team out, to oppose every his move, etc.? This is nothing else but an attempt from the left to destroy the ability of the American people to resolve issues with the ballot box. If they succeed, there will be only one box left standing.
The left are driving this country right into another civil war.
This entry was originally posted at http://whocares1970.dreamwidth.org/766130.html
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