Dawn

It is now Sunday, October 10, 2010 4:25:57 AM [Greenwich -1] on the computer according to Microsoft and still dark outside but dawn is expected in another hour or so.

 That will herald the arrival of another day; a new one will start.

 I have been reading an American article that my Upper New York State buddy emailed to me during the night.

 http://www.american.com/archive/2009/april-2009/the-coming-of-the-fourth-american-republic/

 Another friend from Iowa had also dropped something on my computer and I smiled while having my second mug of coffee [regular no de-caf for me] and I forwarded that to Upper New York State a few minutes ago.  It is here for you.

It is not my fault!

I have been thinking what to do about blogging after the American Election.  We have to get on with our lives whatever politicians do.

 But I don’t think that the American third Republic will end for a while.  China won’t go away; neither Russia nor Africa for that matter.  The former two will grow and progress; maybe they will make any transition in America irrelevant in World Affairs, and Africa is not about to change anyway.  Things in Africa never change in any meaningful way.

 For that matter things never change much for the masses; rulers give the systems new names sometimes and the people all go agog about socialism, communism, old or Nu-capitalism or whatever other label but the proletariat will still need bread to eat today.

 Oh well, I can’t change that even if I had the desire to do so, which I don’t.

 Have a lovely day, all of you.

4 Responses to “Dawn”

  1. Cheechdog Says:

    Thanks Ike, I forwarded the link to all my American friends.

  2. nolanimrod Says:

    Ah, but things did change. For a while.

    Within living memory Welsh coal miners spent their lives hunched over beneath a four-foot ceiling working twelve-hour, six-day weeks and still didn’t have enough money to feed their families properly.

    Blacks, if they wanted to play basketball, had to play for the Harlem Globetrotters and clown it up for the audience. A lot of the places they played they couldn’t stay in the same hotel as the team manager if he were white.

    Thousands of children either were crippled for life or died outright from polio.

    None of those conditions obtains today.

    Pretty impressive, no?

    And then something happened.

    The West, the whole society informed by the philosophies of the Greeks and the individualism of the Reformation started hating itself and worshiping death.

    Instead of the crazy cartoon character wearing the monk’s robe and carrying the sign about the end of the world we now have the highest orders of academe and society doing the same thing. And their solution is always the same: get rid of people.

    In his book The Thanatos Syndrome Walker Percy had a character say,

    You know where all this tenderness and good feeling leads? It leads to the gas chamber.

    I think we here in the U.S. may be on the verge of culling those people from their exalted positions in the universities, the schools, and the media.

    They have been tried and found wanting.

    It has taken a long time to get this bad. It will take time and a serious effort to get rid of it.

    • Ike Jakson Says:

      Thanks Nolanimrod

      You have so much here, and you cover the field. We will pursue each one as time goes by.

      In the meantime I hope you get well and ready to fight the good fight.

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