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Democracy & Revolution…

   The following is an historical rendition.  It is not the conservative pipedreams of Republicans, the OCD delusions of Glenn Beck, the corporatist propaganda of the Koch Brothers and their Tea Party, or Rupert Murdoch and his Faux News.

During the American Revolution of the 1770s and ‘80s, about 1/3rd of the colonists came to support the struggle, another third oppose, and the last third condemned the actions and violence of both sides.  Most rebellions, when they’re ripe, tend to follow this pattern.

Corporate Religion...

Many of the Indian native inhabitants, like the Canaanites in the ancient Levant, certainly had first dibs on the land.  The European colonists were simply the latest manifestation of self-appointed “chosen people.”

These natives largely supported the British side, because one of the main aims of the colonists was unlimited expansion west and the virtual genocide of the Indians.  Britain had outlawed colonial moves into the Ohio Valley, etc.

African slaves also tended to side with the Brits since they were promised their freedom in return. more…

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As Time Goes By…

As the Chinese saying goes, it’s been interesting…  And at almost 69, perhaps I’ll even have a few more qualitative yrs left…

Ingrid Bergman, 1942...

Born in the Summer of ’42, I entered this life with Stephen Hawking, Mohammed Ali, Barbra Streisand, Aretha Franklin, Jimi Hendrix (whom I also served with in the 101st Airborne), and some 2,800,000 others in the US alone…many of whom never made it this far.

As it turned out, my favorite movie and song is Casablanca (1942) and As Time Goes Bymore…

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