- Horse-drawn plough.
- Of which he is almost certain.
- Seeking racial justice in all communities, including Indian Country.
- Pacific Coast Trail = Alt-Right v Appalachian Trail = Commie Hippies? The lack of utilitarian function also made the trails’ ideological purpose more evident. The chief architect of the Pacific Crest Trail, Clinton Clarke, saw the project in explicitly racial and religious terms. The “negro boys” of America, he complained in 1937, had remained “closer to the soil” and so were taking “all the athletic prizes,” while whites suffered from “too much sitting on soft seats in motors, too much sitting in soft seats in movies, and too much lounging in easy chairs before radios.” Only a long trip in the woods by “clean, strong young Christians,” Clarke’s assistant wrote, could “preserve our Christian civilization,” while eradicating communism as well. The great attraction of the new trail, according to a young man who blazed a section, was “the fact that I was one of the first fellows to participate in such a conquest of this kind.” Back east the founder of the Appalachian Trail, Benton MacKaye, was a rather different figure, a supporter of the Soviet Union and a friend of Sinclair Lewis, John Reed, and Lewis Mumford. MacKaye believed his trail would provide a solution to the labor unrest of the period—much of which was led by Wobbly lumberjacks and miners—by offering land and work in government-owned towns, newly built along the trail in the forest; no less a man of his time than Clarke, MacKaye termed his scheme “colonization.”
- Both sides now (and forever).
- Antifascism: pros and cons?
- On the obsolescence of the bourgeois novel in the Anthropocene.
- On the above, sort of.
- A guide to weird Leftist internet slang.
- Sir Viv Stanshall Day.
Thank you for Linky.ReplyDelete
1. County Mayo has a great history, being the birthplace of mayonnaise and all (Put down the rolled-up newspaper; juuuust kidding...). Tom always has such great paring of images and verse.
2. Tried to be Certain many times, but I've always missed it 'by that much'. Mayonnaise is not yoghurt, however; I am certain about that.
3. Pacific Coast Trail: This weekend, there will be alt-right in Kiddietown. Nazi Aufmarsch Verhindern ! Yoghurt afterwards, but not for Them. We will deny Them yoghurt. That will show them.
4. No Parasan: What do people want -- anitfascism that stops fascism? Or an excuse for endless navel-gazing discussions about whose dialectical interpretation is correct in order to build a broader Socialist movement? Remember, please, how the Bolshiveks settled that argument, and how Stalin settled that argument.
5. Cultural workers can respond to climate change by not starving, contracting (what used to be only) a tropical disease; getting drowned in a tidal surge, or dying of heatstroke. The climate shift is threatening to make humans obsolete. And, there will always be a 'culture' -- even if it's our grandchildren playing outside the Yurt with toys made from animal dung. And once, we reached for the stars!
6. I'm sort of a Dirtbag Left kind of Dog. But, ever since The Surgery, I've had an intolerance for Wheat Gluten -- and so cannot be seduced by Doughnuts. Water is free and you can get it anywhere. For now.
7. Bonzo Dog Band Bonzo Dog Band Bonzo Dog Band. Intro/Outro. Takes me back. Richard Nixon on Lawn Mower. Tammy Faye Bakker on Lead Pipe. Andy Warhol on the John Hammond Organ.
8. I really think Cthulhu is coming.
1)i listened to "my egyptian grammar" and read about the fiery furnaces - may they be well, happy, and at peaceReplyDelete
2)after implementing my senior tuition waiver, my six-hour semester at the local county junior college costs 78% less (counting various fees which are NOT waived - textbooks are a separate expense also, of course)
3) the parental units, who grew up in massachusetts and nova scotia, moved to new hampshire after retirement - a year later they moved to florida where they lived most of the rest of their lives - i don't expect to move to either new hampshire or florida, and while i am certain to remain in my current residence for the foreseeable future, i am certain i don't know how long that is (if the duration of the foreseeable future cannot be determined, to what extent and in what way is it foreseeable?)
2a)a nearby retirement community has given me a couple of free lunches over the years, and perhaps my next residence is there
2b)a fellow who lives a couple blocks from me is preparing to move there - his wife had told him "if you ever move there, it will be as a divorced or widowed person" - it is the latter - she was a decade younger than he, but stuff* happens
*in this particular instance, lung adenocarcinoma
2c)and speaking of the limits of knowledge, i am reminded of a verse from "the mad gardener's song" -
He thought he saw an Argument
That proved he was the Pope:
He looked again, and found it was
A Bar of Mottled Soap.
“A fact so dread,” he faintly said,
“Extinguishes all hope!”
2c-i)and speaking of soap, and of lewis carroll - a suitable small gift for an alice enthusiast
Alice’s Tiny Little Hand Soap that “grows smaller and smaller with repeated use, then shrinks away altogether.”
So nice no nazis. Inztead, willl watch goddaughter being observed by talent scouts as she plays goalie for her HS team: Go Squids!ReplyDelete