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How we Got Trump

Mollie Hemingway wrote yesterday in The Federalist about Saying People Can’t Say ‘This Is Why Trump Won’ Is Why Trump Won. See, one of the reasons tens of millions of Americans voted for Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton was that they were sick of this type of media bullying. But you’re not supposed to point out […]

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Thoughts On Z-Blog’s “On Being Revolting In The Modern Age”

This has been on my mind, as well. From the Adaptive Curmudgeon. Still here? OK then I’ll start. The Z-Blog posted wise thoughts in On Being Revolting in the Modern Age: “Certainly voting for Trump sends a message, but messages need a sender and a receiver. If the people on the other end refuse to acknowledge the message being […]

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Margaret Thatcher’s Ghost Stalks The Halls Of the European Union

Well, it sounds as if the EU has found some method of stealing more productive people’s money to keep Greece going a bit longer. I didn’t pay all that much attention to the details, honestly. It’s all a sham and show anyway, nearly all of Europe, not even excluding Germany itself soon will be in […]

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Boys Don’t Cry?

This is my post from this morning at the Watchtower. As you know, I rarely crosspost between the sites, the mission is different, as is the readership. But this one, I think, transcends the differences, and has lessons for us on both sites. You’ll find a link in the post to an article of Jessica’s […]

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The Four Quartets

Welcome to the Sunday poetry corner. One of the things Jessica and I share is a love for poetry, most of you have noticed that we like to find appropriate poems to illustrate our points. Given that the world is seemingly going to hell in a handcart that does tend to lead to a lot […]

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Fallujah

[This post is a combination of a post of mine (Neo) Mesopotamia and a companion post of Jessica’s from her site, All along the Watchtower titled Epitaphs and Wars.] [From Neo] And so, in the last few days word has come through that Fallujah has fallen to the insurgents. If you recall during the surge our Marines made an extraordinarily […]

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Mesopotamia

Something unchanging; from Kipling, of course. Mesopotamia  1917   THEY shall not return to us, the resolute, the young, The eager and whole-hearted whom we gave: But the men who left them thriftily to die in their own dung, Shall they come with years and honour to the grave?They shall not return to us; the […] . . . → Read More: Mesopotamia . . . → Read More: Mesopotamia

Kipling: Norman & Saxon A.D. 1100

Of all the poets who have ever written about England and Englishness, Kipling did it best.  There are many poems one could choose to illustrate the theme that Neo and I are dealing with, but this is one of my favourites. I think it should be on the wall of Congress and Parliament: “My son,” […] . . . → Read More: Kipling: Norman & Saxon A.D. 1100 . . . → Read More: Kipling: Norman & Saxon A.D. 1100