“It is easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.” – Mark Twain
“A lie goes around the world before Truth gets its boots on.” – someone said
IN THE CYBERSPACE AGE, it’s “the lie goes around the world hundreds of times before Truth gets booted up!” And when you try to convince people that they have been fooled, “lotsa luck”! “Corrections” of page one lies are printed on page D10. Propaganda is never “retracted” at all. So how do you convince people that they have been snookered?
In his so-called “dark” acceptance speech, the Trump-er at least gave it his best shot. SOMEONE had to take the bull by the horns. Because we have been ruled for decades by Ivy League BULL. And as of July 2016 A.D., America is right on the bubble. At the edge of Wiley Coyote’s cliff without a paddle, God help us every one!
This week I’m going to re-post a favorite of mine from over a year ago. “HOME AGAIN: America’s original twin towers, still standing!” http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/Dahlgren/150415 –
“Reach down as well as up. No roots, no branches.” – “Things Trees Know” (Douglas Wood, Adventure publishing)
THERE THEY WERE. One was made of field stone. The other of cement blocks. The barn was long gone, but silos are seldom torn down. Across the road was a one-room country school. It’s still there too, converted to a home. I once visited that school for a spelling bee. I blew that one by misspelling, of all things, chocolate. I smiled to myself as I shifted down to make a right turn in my Honda. Times may have changed but I spent the past winter back in my childhood “hood.” Our farmhouse has been torn down, but the log cabin part of it is being reconstructed.
My dad didn’t have a Honda, but we had a 39 Hudson. We didn’t have a Mr. Rogers in the neighborhood, but we had Cushmans and Rockwells. Shoot, liberals hate the America of Norman Rockwell, the only artist they couldn’t stand. Because he reminds them of better days. Before the Great Society (decades could go by without a shooting in your neighborhood). Chicago averages more homicides in a day than we had in the 1950s – NONE in my county in the whole decade! What’s wrong with that? What’s so hard to understand? Mrs. Clinton once said that she couldn’t understand what was so good about those Happy Days. [R.I.P. Garry Marshall]
HAVE YOU EVER KNOWN A FARMER? If you’re young, cosmopolitan and “hot,” probably not, but somewhere in your family tree was a farmer no doubt. Somewhere in your DNA is a little horse sense. If you’re young and reading a RenewAmerica column, that’s a good sign, but the bad news is: Big Box Education is trying to “breed out” the common sense by rewriting history in the name of societal “evolution.” In Topsy-Turveydom – the ivy covered ivory towers – “50s” is a four-letter word, and
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