Monday, October 10, 2016

Random Thoughts For Columbus Day: The Cultural Importance of Columbus; Grid Down Hospital Links; Ungovernable?; Amerigeddon review

Sultan Knish has a GREAT article about Columbus Day and its importance to American culture. Money quote follows:

A nation's mythology, its paragons and heroes, its founding legends and great deeds, are its soul. To replace them with another culture's perspective on its history is to kill that soul.

That is the ultimate goal of political correctness, to kill America's soul. To stick George Washington, Patrick Henry, Jefferson, James Bowie, Paul Revere, Alexander Hamilton, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin and all the rest on a shelf in a back room somewhere, and replace them with timelier liberal heroes. Move over Washington, Caesar Chavez needs this space. No more American heroes need apply.

Followed of course by no more America.

This is how it begins. And that is how it ends. Nations are not destroyed by atomic bombs or economic catastrophes; they are lost when they lose any reason to go on living. When they no longer have enough pride to go on fighting to survive.

The final note of politically correct lunacy comes from a headline in the Columbus Dispatch about the Columbus Day festival in the city of Columbus, Ohio. "Italian Festival honors controversial explorer with its own Columbus Day parade".

Once the great discover of America, Columbus is now dubbed "controversial" by a newspaper named after him, in a city named after him .And if he is controversial, how can naming a city after him and a newspaper after the city not be equally controversial?

Can the day when USA Today has a headline reading, "Some cities still plan controversial 4th of July celebration of American independence" be far behind?
It continues to be very interesting era in our country's history. Sir John Glubb still drums along in my head.

H/T to WRSA: I know that you will be seeing these links reblogged all over. It is because the information is that damn important. The Grid Down Hospital series is covering a lot of information. However, take the time now to avail yourself of even more knowledge while we still have time.

Grid Down Hospital - Part 1

Grid Down Hospital - Part 2 (Hygiene and Sanitation)

Grid Down Hospital - Part 3 (Tools)

with other medical related links thrown in as well, Here, Here, and Here. Remember, the majority of dead in history's conflicts were due to disease, not swords or kinetic bits of metal.

H/T Raconteur Report for an additional series of links for medical texts. Download and print while you still can.

Regardless of who wins the election, with the USA be practically ungovernable for the next four years? That is what Mr. Smith argues at Of Two Minds. His interesting use of the term "Angry Gridlock" almost conjures up the image of the 1856 caning in the Senate of Senator Sumner by Representative Brooks. Granted, I think that a certain party would try to take advantage of every "crisis", but power can do strange things to people.

Amerigeddon Review: I wanted more substance, more details, and more realism. I have respect that they tried to make a movie that appeal to a broader audience. I expected more and came away woefully dissatisfied. The subjects are important. There is an audience for the material much wider than the so-called prepper community. I became very distracted when I see a lot of errors in depictions of people, uniforms, and equipment.

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