A valuable and interesting achive. Many of us could spend hours reading, reflecting and digesting the same themes and deep concerns expressed thirty years ago as they are today, only now more stridently and urgently. As Dr Pierce said on many occasions, reading and listening are good activities so long as they lead to understanding. Once that is achieved action must follow. Reading isn’t an alternative to action, merely its prelude.
yes, those days 30 years ago, when we only had niggers to contend with, and Ronnie Reagan that knight in shining teflon was leading the battle against the evil empire. Remember when interest rates were 14 % on mortgages, and there was actually manufacturing done in the US?
Bad thing about periodicals, is they quickly fade, something like pop music, we don’t really revere these texts, make chants out of them ascribe them to some supernatural deity, thus they tend to lose freshness, and become nothing more than nostalgic.
America is in a tailspin of nostalgia, started sometime in the last century ‘the gay 90’s’, the Roaring Twenties, oh look how we used to dress, antique road show, Peterpaulnmary.
We need to resurrect the American literary class of the early 19th century before all that romanticism came in to vogue
Instauration was good magazine, and I did like the paranoia of reading something taboo.. Oh I love skeletons in the closet, old Victorian houses with gable roofs and conservatories. Colonel Gaddafi with a pearl handled revolver assasinating, no executing Butch Sharon in the lavatory, while he was taking a dump, after shlomo wiped his ass with some explosive cotton that had been transported on the Lusitania, and then dismembered him with his scimitar and a chain saw borrowed from Butch Reno. Then the Colonel used a secret recipe of 11 different herbs and spices and wrapped him in Jeboos bedsheets, and place him in a tomb outside the al-asqua mosque, where Fundamentalist Xians like Juan Hagee, Potty Robberson and Hal Lindsay the computer, are awaiting his resurrection
The trouble with that archive..fascinating as it is, is that it makes you nostalgic for how bad things were THEN, if you catch my drift. The Reagan era haunts me, though I was very young during his governorship of Cal’, the rush to the hype around his presidential bid gave me the creeps. In my mind, the sheeple were reacting to the shenanigans of the late 60s’ and early 70s’…they wanted to go BACK, and Uncle Ron was more than willing to let them think they could do so, while unleashing the dogs of free-market capitalism and busting unions left, right and center. I have an extremely low opinion of every president we’ve had (suffered through?) since Theodore Roosevelt at least, but the Reagan Years were some kind of low watermark. The entire charade was just so..fucking..stupid.
And now Barrack O’Reagan is about to pull out the stops on Libya.
Like the song goes, “History..Never Repeats..I Tell Myself..Before I go To Sleep..”
You’re right, Mel, TR set this country on the wrong course. He wanted the USA to be an imperialist power like England and France. No thanks. He also supported WWI, probably because his son Quentin was in the Air Corps and was killed in action. But the USA had no business getting involved in that or any European conflicts.
Ronald Reagan? Christ, was a disaster he was. The Right wants us to worship him the way the Left wants us to worship MLK. To hell with all of them.
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