Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Yay! Hippies .... nevermind

"If you're trying to change minds and influence people it's probably not a good idea to say that virtually all elected Democrats are liars, but what the hell." TRKOF

The Death of Hippies
The liars at ATLANTIC bait-&-switch'd me with thier Death of Hippies title.  No hippies died.  Just a metaphorical paean to cancer cells who became school teachers, elected San Francisco Supervisors, or drug dealers.  Where were the hoped-for tanks, gunships and napalm on Haight Street?  Don't bother looking. Sheesh.

Three Things

Three things from yesterday's dump ...

The Drudge link dump below portends 
new depths of depravity and lawlessness have been reached. Three of them uber smacked me.

"DC Residents Say Take Down Jefferson Memorial, Rename Washington..."
  • CNN anchor Don Lemon recently floated the idea of re-thinking the Jefferson Memorial, dedicated to Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States, since he was a slave owner.“There may come a day when we want to re-think Jefferson, I don’t know if we should do that, but when we get to that point, I’ll be happy to partake in that particular discussion,” Lemon said.
You've already raced back to Obama's 2008 promise to remake America, haven't you?   And connected to his policy of cultural Helter Skelter.  But did any of us expect, really, that the national debate could ever plumb these depths? 
But, this is a government that sued states for enforcing federal immigration law!  If they can sell that mindset, they can sell anything, including the notion that our founders were white European racist mof'rs whose ideas are passé.

2)  Army to cut 40,000 troops...
  •  Hmmmm.

Gee, did the Army have 40,000 troops left to cut?   The unthinkable reality of it all.  Extrapolate.

3) "Biker gangs reaching out to former military members."

  • That I missed including this in yesterday's list, but still went to it,  means I saw some unusual significance.
The "outlaw biker" movement began when returning WWII veterans. who'd ridden bikes in the war, took to the road.  The 1953 movie, "Wild One" focused on outlaw motorcycle gang violence, and became the model for a boomlet of outlaw biker clubs. 

Now, these bikers may be lawless drug dealers, killers, and defilers of women, but they do tend to be patriotic, maybe because of their founding fathers own patriotism.   So, I can write a script where bikers evolve into future ad hoc militia (see Red Dawn Wolverines).  There's a book here.