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Bad Thoughts

Yes, it is true. I have “bad” thoughts. Bad thoughts of all kinds and in all colors and at all levels. Bad thoughts that are, in their naked essence, very much like your “bad” thoughts.

Until recently,   “bad” thoughts were fairly well understood among humans. You thought about things that were “bad,” but you didn’t voice them, and if you acted on them, trouble followed swiftly in one form or another. These “bad” thoughts were usually in the realms covered, quite nicely thank you, by the 10 Commandments. It was very seldom, down through the ages, that someone was evil enough, venal enough, and morally dead enough, to add to the categories of “bad thoughts.” The nature and extent of “bad” thoughts were pretty much a Trouble Ticket marked “Closed” in the filing cabinet of God.

Alas, since God has been on his sabbatical studying how to make a better platypus, humans (as usual when He takes a break) have been back at their old game — expanding the realms of “bad” thoughts. This is primarily done by digging up a “bad” thought that has been killed and buried, slapping a lot of rouge on the corpse, fluffing it up like a flat pillow, propping it up at your dinner table, and pinning a brand new name tag on it. It’s not pretty, but a lot of us are making a good living at intellectual corpse fluffing these days.

If you should take a look across the mashed potatoes and remark that your uninvited “guest” resembles a shambling extra out of Night of the Living Dead, the corpse fluffers will label you as “insensitive to the real issues of this rotting corpse.”

The favorite name tag slapped on these fluffed-up corpses these days is, “Ye Olde American Racism.” This is the Mother of All-New Bad Thoughts. And from this one reeking corpse at America’s dinner table, all other bad thoughts are cloned. You’ve had it to dinner before. It will be back.

But the fact that “Ye Olde American Racism” is actually a dead “bad” thought tarted up to look fresh and perky is not the “bad” thought I was having when I took a break from being a sensitive and caring American prepared to feel any pain of any American no matter how much they hated me or tried to kill me after picking my pocket. No, it was a very specific “bad” thought, and, like those who feel your pain, I am not going to be shy about sharing it with you.

My “bad” thought came about of a Saturday some years back when, with a friend, I took a stroll down the streets of Seattle in what is called, with no sense of irony, “The University District.”

There is, indeed, a University in the Seattle University District, even if big business is bugging out of there, and a lot of other areas in Seattle, as fast as they can. The University District is pretty much like all the other college and university districts in medium to large American cities today. It provides a living to a small fraction of genuine scholars, as well as workspace and research facilities and salaries to a host of useful scientists and necessary engineers. But more and more, the main function of our University Districts from coast to coast is to provide a safe haven for the homeless, the useless, the addicted, the soul-dead, the communist, and other politically perverted poltroons and PC pussies of all stripes.

In addition, the university at the center of these districts currently provides employment for, and benefits to, a host of latter-day hippy professors whose twisted politics, depraved morals, and incessant dreams of the destruction of America would make them each persona non grata in most American communities outside of “university districts.”

Saturday was an especially good day for seeing the University District as it really is. It was Street-Fair Saturday and, as I remarked to my friend after strolling a couple of blocks, the streets had been transformed into what can only be described as an open-air Moonbat Mall.
Here in the bright light of a perfect day causes of all sorts and flavors jousted for your attention with the scents of a dozen different countries’ street food and offers to rub your skull with copper wires.

They were still selling and buying tie-dyes that Jerry Garcia wouldn’t be caught dead in.

You could get sculptures made of polished bones, or you could get sharpened bones driven through your nose while you wait.

Parents abused small children openly by paying insane clowns to paint what could be flowers on the faces of the kids.

At one point, three generations of goth womanhood walked down the street under parasols; daughter goth, mother goth, and an older woman in deep goth wearing a t-shirt that proclaimed her to be “Fairy Goth Mother.”

The crowds swirled about us festooned with all those flaky ancient types we’ve all come to know since . . .  well . . .  1968. Nothing new about them and — even when confronted with someone with a spider web tattooed on his face, holes the size of silver dollars through his ears, a couple of dozen piercing in his face and limbs — nothing particularly shocking. All rather common to tell you the truth; just blandly ordinary for the University District. I had a brief moment of shame when I realized that back in the 60s and 70s I had played a small role in inventing all these types, but it passed upon the purchase of a corn dog.

What didn’t pass what the deep sense of ennui and inertia that comes over one when you are exposed, for the Nth time, to all the causes and manias that have festered without change in our University Districts for decades.

The only real change in this undead mindset is that where these causes once seemed to lean forward into the future, they now seem to slink steadily into the past. They’re like a variation on the old joke about what you get when you play country music backward; only in this case you don’t get your job back, your wife back, and your dog back. The promise here in these cherished liberal/left/green causes is that if you just believe in them as you once believed in fairies you’ll get your high taxes back, your September 10th vulnerability back, and your recumbent bicycle back.

Where do these insane yet indestructible ideas come from? How do they replicate themselves over and over, and still find new brains in which to gain traction like some Branch Covidien virus that cannot be eradicated by either fact or experience? The answer is that they are kept alive and communicable in the Petri dishes of our universities and colleges, and implanted deeply in each new freshman class.

This is obvious to anyone who has been paying attention to the degeneration of the “liberal arts” in higher education into the “liberal hegemony” of higher education. But still, seeing the Moonbat Mall red in tooth and claw, I had to wonder why we allow this all to go on.

It was then I had my “bad” thought which, to make myself pure again, I must confess here to all the world. My “bad thought” is this:

“The reason we continue to maintain and fund our institutions of ‘Higher Education’ in America today is grounded in sensible and prudent American traditions of social control and economics.

“Having passed through and enacted all the liberal ideas of the last few decades when it came to handling the insane and unhinged among us, we have foolishly allowed a population of delusional schizophrenics to expand into our streets and cities and towns until we are up to our hips in Moonbats. Tragically, the Moonbat population among us is now so large that — even if we wanted to — it is no longer possible to build enough institutions to house them all. We simply can’t afford that many new loony-bins.

“While this would be a crisis in a less innovative society, we have solved  this problem in a very American way. We have decided to let the bizarre among us simply be institutionalized in place in the single network of American institutions capable of sustaining them, the University District. We have even employed the worst offenders and most deeply disturbed among them in the Universities themselves.

“Think about it. Would you like to have a Noam Chomsky or a Maxine Waters or a Hillary Clinton showing up and wandering about in your neighborhood, hanging out with your children, lurking in back of the 7-11 with a Little Red Book, a case of Colt ’45 Double Malt, and a bag of Slim-Jims? I think not.

“No. You live in a nice town and you value the rising equity in your home, as well as your children’s intellectual, not to say moral, safety. The very thought of a Chomsky or a Clinton scampering about the neighborhood clad only in ideological Speedos would cause any normal person’s’ teeth to burst into flame. Mine are feeling a bit sparkish just writing about it.

“No, it is better to have these sorts of people and their “support” groups safely sequestered in the University Districts of America. Think of these not as ‘hallowed halls of ivy,’ but as Red Light Districts for the Intellectually Pornographic. At the very least, the existence of the University District allows us to know where most of our Moonbats are, even at night. Especially at night.

“But the real upside of maintaining and sustaining the University Districts of America is, alas, the baddest part of my “bad” thought.

“For if there ever comes a time when we will have to get our Moonbat population under tighter control, well, we will ‘know where they live.’ Indeed, it is my understanding that the administrations of all our Universities keep detailed records of names and addresses. And the NSA doesn’t even have to ask.”

I know that’s “bad,” but it’s just a thought.


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  • John Venlet July 21, 2018, 12:09 PM

    I can contend with my daily bad thoughts about the moonbats, what I’m more concerned with is when I may very well have to contend with my actions resulting from the moonbats ongoing descent into madness. Sometimes a bad dog has to be put down.

  • Lance de Boyle July 21, 2018, 1:24 PM

    “Mine are feeling a bit sparkish just writing about it.”
    Great line!
    Say, when are you gonna collect your poems and publish them (the poems, I mean) in, how shall we say, a book?

  • OneGuy July 21, 2018, 3:41 PM

    We live in good times. Everyone eats, everyone can have a job OR free stuff (welfare) and many have both.

    You can have a baby or many babies that you cannot afford to take care of and not only will the government give you free stuff to take care of them but they will also defend your right to have more of the little moneymakers and pay you even more.

    We see people who claim to be needy and food insecure and want even more welfare but who also have $10,000 in tats all over their body.

    Literally, life is good. But it won’t be forever. I can’t get past the gnawing feeling that our government is bankrupt and they are cooking the books and living on their huge credit cards. Sooner or later the piper must be paid, the chickens will come home to roost, the other shoe will drop and it will be 1929 again.

    When that happens or some permutation of that happens we will all get the chance to become the greatest generation again just as our grandparents and great-grandparents did between 1929 and 1945. Most everyone will face terrible choices and they will adjust or suffer the result of not adjusting. Silliness like purple/blue hair and piercings will disappear as people realize that looking like a freak is not the best way to fit in and fit in they must if they want to live.

    We are all living on borrowed money, the good people the bad people and all those in between. We are all living on borrowed money that may never be paid back but when that spigot is shut off we will all suffer even if we weren’t on the gravy train and we did everything right. This could last 5-10-15 years. Maybe not, no one can predict such a thing accurately. But when it happens it will remove the incentive/encouragement to live a strange life.

  • ghostsniper July 21, 2018, 6:34 PM

    Colleges are gardens retarded parents send their young plants to be nurtured by poisonists into contaminated misfits that are then released after a period of time back into the open field to further contaminate and try to take over. If this is a problem what is the solution? Elimination of the poison gardens or punishment to the parents/funders of the young plants? Hint: College loans.

    Stop the stealing and most of the gov’t funded societal ills will vanish overnight.

  • John the River July 22, 2018, 6:23 AM

    Fifty year reunion coming up.

    I’m skipping it.

  • Kathryn of Wyoming July 22, 2018, 7:13 AM

    No…I want them gone..rounded up and gone. All of them exiled together to Elba or, perhaps, the island of the Clinton’s pedophile friend. No on but “them”. No minions to care for them. Just let them survive on their own lack of wit, ingenuity and laziness. No more polluting of a fresh crop of young and too often silly minds. Gone. Exiled.

  • Pretzel Yardstick July 22, 2018, 8:18 AM

    No more than one paragraph in a running quote should ever be italicized.

    Other than that, you have earned the right to your bad thought. And thanks for not including any photos of the human zoo you witnessed. Even your verbal description makes me a little ill.

    How sad that the “humanities” departments of our universities and colleges have become plague houses. A once-uplifting branch of studies destroyed in half a century. We can only hope reaction will be swift and thorough when it eventually appears.

  • ghostsniper July 23, 2018, 6:31 AM

    Wyoming wimminz iz hard riders….They say what they mean and mean what they say.

  • DeAnn July 23, 2018, 7:14 AM

    “Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart. The really great men must, I think, have great sadness on earth.”
    – Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

    Sparkish. 😏

  • soapweed July 23, 2018, 2:14 PM

    History repeats, only squared or even cubed.. When we were 12 we’d ride over to Boulder Canyon to look at the babes w/o their shirts then make another way wide detour to down town boulder to look at the freaks. Was entertaining, and a bueno lesson on what not to become down the road.

  • Ganderson July 24, 2018, 5:20 AM

    I saw Garcia play many times. He always wore a black t-shirt, not a tie dye. I live in a college town, and am familiar with the concept of the “University District”. It’s pathetic. I did send my kids to college, for two reasons: one to get the piece of paper certifying that their IQs are over a certain point; and second to play lacrosse. Mostly enjoyed the lacrosse, but as Peter Thiel has pointed out an IQ test is 25 bucks. Those were some expensive lax tickets!

  • ghostsniper August 18, 2020, 11:55 AM

    Once again I had to go look up the word “ennui” and once again I was bored to tears.
    Guess I’ll go out in the workshop and sharpen some, um, lawn mower blades.
    Rainy days and tuesdays always get me down….

  • John Venlet August 18, 2020, 12:00 PM

    While re-reading this post, Gerard, specifically this line, ” I had a brief moment of shame when I realized that back in the 60s and 70s I had played a small role in inventing all these types,…” I could not help but think of this article posted at NewsMax Domestic Terrorists Prove Resurgent in Their Geriatric Years, and think that some of these folks you may have rubbed shoulders with, and I am glad you repented of your errant ways, bad thoughts or not, or you could still be up to your neck in this foolishness.

    I’ll confess that the bad thoughts I mentioned in commenting here in 2018 have, if not intensified, become more focused.

  • sharksauce August 18, 2020, 12:50 PM

    I went to a fine university in the late 80s, a place this sort of stuff could be avoided. It was an even finer place decades before I showed up. It’s unrecognizable now, and is coasting off its reputation.

  • Jack August 18, 2020, 4:45 PM

    This post kind of goes right back to my earlier posted bad thought this morning when it occurred to me that conservatives should form their own groups, exclusive of the Republican party and all it fails to offer, and commence the interception and proper treatment of the marxist amongst us, one dickhead or dickheadess, at a time. I still think it’s a killer idea.

  • Senhorbotero August 19, 2020, 6:47 AM

    I have a bad thought and it quite often occurs to me. My thought is that we should round up all these insane types and put them on chain gangs cleaning our streets daily and repairing their damage until they have repaid their debt to society which I figure will take about five years, longer is preferable. During the duration they get a room and a little board behind iron bars.

    • Norham Foul December 30, 2021, 7:29 AM

      Ahhh The New Humanities.

  • James ONeil August 19, 2020, 9:27 AM

    My bad thought for today; Ballots or bullets, which will define tomorrow?

    • James ONeil December 27, 2021, 8:49 AM

      My 27 December 2021 self to my 19 August 2020 self ; The ballot counters defined it.

  • Foot in the Forest August 19, 2020, 2:43 PM

    Bad thought of the day. After November will I be hunting humans or be the hunted? The second is will it really matter in the long run because the lunatics always end up running the asylum and all that matters is who judges the lunatics.

  • CornFarmer August 19, 2020, 4:07 PM

    You need to support #CancelCulture. Cancel your contributions to Moonbat U and everywhere else that disgusts you. No donations, no tuition, no sports, no meetings, no nothing.

  • Ohio John August 20, 2020, 5:02 AM

    It was our tolerance of these clowns that got us here. It will take a whole lot of intolerance to get us back. The Left steps on the the Right and the Right says I’m sorry. This has to stop.

    There will never be a peaceful separation or a peaceful coexistence with the Left. We will need to eliminate them one day or suffer the inevitable continued decline in this country.

  • roger August 20, 2020, 9:06 AM

    Would you like to have a Noam Chomsky or a Maxine Waters or a Hillary Clinton showing up and wandering about in your neighborhood, hanging out with your children, lurking in back of the 7-11 with a Little Red Book, a case of Colt ’45 Double Malt, and a bag of Slim-Jims?

    Bill Ayers, professional Underground Weatherman Domestic terrorist and Professor at the University of Chicago lurking behind the 7-11.

    By contrast, OJ Simpson only killed two people………..

  • RebeccaH August 20, 2020, 9:35 AM

    If only they *were* confined to a University District …

    • Terry December 27, 2021, 8:17 AM

      Concertina wire around all “University” and .gov buildings to keep the creeps confined would be an excellent idea.

      • Mike Austin December 27, 2021, 8:41 AM

        An excellent idea. I would add a moat, searchlights, guard towers, legions of Dobermans, and regular patrols of men armed with .50 calibers. Then cut off the electricity and water, and watch the fun. All those who surrendered would immediately be permanently exiled to Eritrea. The “professors”, however, would be strung up on the nearest lamppost. In public and videotaped—“pour encourager les autres.”

  • Dirk December 27, 2021, 8:03 AM

    Hmm, takes all kinds to make the world go round. The good news, long hair in wind make for fantastic wind calls!

    2022’s going to be epic.


  • Sam L. December 27, 2021, 8:09 AM

    Have you considered getting some 2″ cubes, writing on each “Drop Atomic Bomb HERE!”, and spreading them around??????? Think on it…. You’ll feel better.

  • Joan of Argghh! December 27, 2021, 8:19 AM

    You’d have to first move all of the media outlets to the University Districts. This is essential, because the media outlets are the reservoirs of the atomic afterglow of the 60s commie propaganda, and the perverted hunger for superstar journalism is the weird, genetic offspring of those in the blast radius of Watergate. They’re hopelessly deformed inside. Not even reality can mug it out of them.

    • Mike Austin December 27, 2021, 8:44 AM

      Or simply arrest all those who work for the media outlets. Give them a life sentence of hard labor repairing sewers, roads and other infrastructure.

  • Mike Austin December 27, 2021, 8:48 AM

    So you want “bad thoughts”? Brother do I have some—a great surplus of them. They are so bad that even my Confessor priest would puke. I dare not reveal them, and so attract attention from certain 3 letter acronym agencies. Thus they shall remain hidden—for now.

    • jwm December 27, 2021, 9:31 AM

      I was thinking much the same. I could speak honestly on half a dozen topics, and get myself banned, bugged, and probably arrested. The scary part is that what I just wrote is no longer hyperbole.


      • Mike Austin December 27, 2021, 12:09 PM

        Yep. Not very many years ago had I heard a man say in public what I say now—at least behind closed doors—I would have thought the man a bit unhinged. But here I am. Here we are. Scary? Damn right it is. It is better—far better—to have righteous fear than to have blind stupidity and ignorance.

    • Dirk December 27, 2021, 1:51 PM

      Mike, I’m amused, your here and you think the abc agencies don’t know who you are, where you are, what you do, when you do it. What size underwear your wearing, and your foot size.

      This apparently needs saying a lot. Your Govt is scared shitless of ANY man or woman who is a free thinker, who didn’t and won’t drink the media koolaid. Na friends we got em right where we want em.

      THEY work is buildings in cities, THEY live in homes with families, They shop, Fish, Hunt. THEY are nakedly exposed for harvesting..

      My beefs not with the majority, of law enforcement. My beefs with those who’ve remain patient, seeing high Ed corrupted, seeing media corrupted, slowly ever so slowly corrupted both the Democrat and the Republican Party. Don’t shit yourself, their all the same.

      What really pisses me off,,,,,,,, is how fuckimg cheaply those legislators sold us out for. And they will be re-elected again and again. They have dam near bankrupted this nation, I was told it really doesn’t matter, once you understand they never intended on repaying the debt. The hell it doesn’t!

      I red yesterday each adult in the US, owes like 230.000 dollars of this debt.

      Any bets on a govt default in the next three years. Zero it out, start over. Hell of a system. Don’t worry history books and the MSM will cover it up, spin it as if it’s a win win. Fuck them.

      Mike my friend, OUR history is a lie!


      • Mike Austin December 27, 2021, 3:03 PM

        Oh Dirk, trust me that know those agencies know who I am. I have known for at least 15 years. I cannot go into great details, because the families of the innocent are still living. The innocent are dead. From cancer so I’ve heard.

        I lived and worked for 14 years south of the Rio Grande until 2004. While down there I did things very much out of the common run of things, but most were—more or less—legal by the standards of Latin America. I spent some time with Latin American military types, searched for the “Lost White City”—La Ciudad Blanca—and some gold mines. So far so good.

        In 2005 I had returned to the US and was teaching at a school in Oklahoma City. I got a phone call from a CEO of an international corporation whose name you would certainly recognize. (I had taught his children in Argentina.) He told me that—and I cannot reveal how—US Military Intelligence “knew what I was doing in Latin America”, and that I should be careful. Two years later he was dead. Ok, just a coincidence. But then something odd I had run into in the Paraguayan Chaco after traveling there from Bolivia started my paranoia going full speed ahead (2004). I ran into US Special Forces guys who were staying at the only hotel in Filadelfia. I was there as well. As their van pulled up and they got out, I said to one of them, “What are Special Forces doing in Paraguay?” One of them turned to me and said, “We’re not here and you didn’t see us.”

        My paranoia was amplified in 2009 when “Esquire” magazine spent a lot of money to send a writer to Oklahoma City for two days simply to interview me:


        So they know. Gerard knows the story as well. Ask him about “The Return of Scipio”.

        After that I thought to remain a “gray man”, out of the line of fire of the US government. There were some very weird incidents after that, but then things seemed to calm down. It was then that I began to comment more often at Gerard’s place, the only place on the web worth leaving comments. I read there guys like you and Ghost and so many others, guys who didn’t give a shit about saying what they thought. I felt like a chicken shit, because I was a chicken shit. I decided to damn the torpedoes, and get back to writing. To saying what I thought. Gerard encouraged me all the way.

        So fuck it all. If they want me they can get me. I will fall, but Christ will catch me.

        • Dirk December 27, 2021, 4:39 PM

          Mike, awesome. Great articles, you did good!

          Ive ‘made the papers a few times, and I didn’t start any of it.

          Don’t have articles to share, I wouldn’t share them, bad shit happened. I do have copies of the police reports, insurance that things don’t change.

          We’re here on AD, or others, your all tagged! It’s just how it is in this world.
          Peace !


        • Vanderleun December 27, 2021, 5:01 PM

          Hey, as you know, you can post here under your own a name at will. Check out the interface and have a go. Any questions?

          • Dirk December 28, 2021, 9:14 AM

            GV, I am using my real name, Dirk Williams, I don’t fear them. I use VI few years back I posted something and NC Scout called me and idiot, since that day, I’ve adapted VI, for Village Idiot, in his honor.

            Could care less what he or anybody else things about me. This I know, he his crew are fucking cowards, making fear money off the sheep. People wanna go run the woods huthuthuthut, go for it.

            Only one I’ve got any respect for is Peter White, that’s simply because we’ve broke bread FTF, didn’t agree on everything, but common grounds.

            I’ve grown tired of the fear porn. Acknowledge fear motivates. Disappointed it takes lies, half truths and innuendo to open eyes to what’s up.

            I’m done.


            • Mike Austin December 28, 2021, 9:38 AM

              “Fear Porn” accurately describes “American Partisan” and its major contributor, NC Scout—or whatever his real name is. He has made a nice living turning his time in the pay of the US government in Iraq and Afghanistan into a paycheck. I have nothing against that, though his claims are difficult to back up because he is still playing “secret agent man” with his nom de guerre.

              He makes some extravagant claims:

              “American Partisan will provide those interested in preserving Western Civilization with the very best analysis, information and tools to accomplish that objective. No exception… no compromise… no surrender.”

              As well NC Scout alleges competence in an entire host of disciplines:

              “He teaches a series of courses focusing on small unit skills rarely if ever taught anywhere else in the prepping and survival field, including his RTO Course which focuses on small unit communications. In his free time he is an avid hunter, bushcrafter, writer, long range shooter, prepper, amateur radio operator and Libertarian activist.”

              Again, it is not possible to prove such an extraordinary resume. But I did count 28 advertisements on his “About” page. He is an Amazon affiliate too.

              Nice work if you can get it.

              • ghostsniper December 28, 2021, 11:44 AM

                I read NC’s stuff now and then but it becomes tiresome. Same with Aesop. Both have decent stuff to say much of the time but all of it just wears me out and besides, I don’t need help to stay teetering on the edge. And, I like to keep things a little closer to the vest if you know what I mean.

                I agree with Dirk about Pete. He’s a good guy and he and I go back to the usenet days of the 90’s. I hit his place daily. I’ve held the masthead there some 8 times over the years.

                • Mike Austin December 29, 2021, 5:40 AM

                  Aesop needs to look up the word “bombast”. He does not understand the word “subtle” either. As well he does not take kindly to those who disagree with him. So yes, reading him has become tiresome.

  • H.A. Reynolds December 27, 2021, 1:27 PM

    In The Great State of Texas, we have managed to consign the entire City of Austin to Moonbattery, etc.
    The common refrain in those parts is “Keep Austin Weird.”
    In the rest of the State, this is understood to mean “Keep The Weird IN AUSTIN.”

    • Mike Austin December 27, 2021, 1:53 PM

      I lived in Portland for 3o years. The same quote applies, though all of the coast of Oregon is just as sick. I also lived in West Texas for 3 years while in the USAF, Big Spring to be exact. I am reading a “biography” of Texas, by T. R. Fehrenbach, titled “Lone Star”. You seem to be bragging about Texas—and you have a whole lot to brag about. What a state! If I did not live in Oklahoma I would move to Texas. So unique: no other nation has anything like Texas and Texans. We in Oklahoma often say that we are the “little brothers of Texans”.

      I leave in a few weeks on my bicycle for the Texas Piney Woods. I’ll be camping all the way with tent, stove, sleeping bag and Smith & Wesson .40.

      • Joe Krill December 27, 2021, 3:33 PM

        Mike, If you have read any of the books by Kurt Schlichter, I would like your opinion. Joe Krill

        • Mike Austin December 27, 2021, 3:44 PM

          I have thought about reading “People’s Republic” and then “Indian Country”. I’ll pick them up, take then on my latest bikepacking journey, and report back.

          • Vanderleun December 27, 2021, 5:02 PM

            The Schlicter books are a fine read. Best to do them in chrono order. There’s some notes on the Amazon items that tell you.

            • Joe Krill December 27, 2021, 5:39 PM

              You will enjoy People’s Republic. Got me, my family and a few friends hooked. We have read all 6. Do not be surprised that after you have finished People’s Republic you find yourself asking, “Is this guy some kind of prophet for America?”.

              • Mike Austin December 27, 2021, 5:55 PM

                Just ordered “People’s Republic” and “Indian Country”. They arrive Friday. Putting them in my bicycle panniers for the long ride to Texas.

      • buddhaha December 27, 2021, 7:51 PM

        Mike, I suspect you meant “northwestern Oregon” when you said “coast”. The moonbattery is dominant from Portland south through the Willamette valley to Eugene. More than half the population of the state is concentrated in this area. The rest of the state, including the 50 mile strip next to the Pacific Ocean, is much more sensible, if not conservative.

        Blame SCOTUS for the nutsy reputation assigned to the state. The “one man, one vote” decision that prohibited the state Senate seats from being assigned by area as the US congress is allows this concentrated population to dominate state politics.

        • Mike Austin December 28, 2021, 2:03 AM

          I wanted to include Ashland and Salem with Portland and Eugene. It was just easier to draw a line at the Cascades: Everything west of them was one way, everything east of them was another way. I usually include the coastal areas of California and Washington as well. Not too precise I’ll admit. Oregon outside of those 4 cities, like eastern California and Washington, are almost as red as Oklahoma.

          Once the “spicy times” arrive things will be settled one way or another. Voting could return to how the Founders intended it to be—limited and restricted. That alone should eliminate the power of the big Democrat cities. And get rid of that damn 17th Amendment.

          As for SCOTUS: Why should five non-elected judges decide the fate of 330,000,000 Americans? If that does not define tyranny then that word has no meaning.

          • ghostsniper December 28, 2021, 4:41 AM

            It does, just as 51% does.

            • Mike Austin December 28, 2021, 6:35 AM

              Very true. Our Founders hated democracy. Every time I hear that word, I reach for my revolver. We had a constitutional republic until the Wilson presidency. Since then every move toward making the country more “democratic” had led to an increase in tyranny and demagoguery. Think Athens under Pericles (r. 461 – 429 BC). Our present rulers use the word “democracy” to mean that they will rule forever and there is not a damn thing we can do about it.

              Well then, we will see about that.

              • Joe Krill December 28, 2021, 3:12 PM

                Recent polls in the United States show significant support for states to secede from the union – along both red and blue lines.
                Max Hastings, in an op-ed column for Bloomberg News, wonders, “How can the word ‘secession’ have made it even as far as the margins of political debate?”
                Especially, he writes, when “half the developing world is struggling to get to the U.S.”
                And yet, polls suggest that the chatter remains consistent, on both sides of the aisle.
                And it isn’t simply among the far right or far left of the political parties.
                “A lot of extremists support their states seceding from the Union,” a tweet from Bloomberg reads. “Shockingly, so do a lot of non-extremists.”

                • Mike Austin December 29, 2021, 5:48 AM

                  Secession is one of those things trotted out as a desperate measure to somehow solve the political state of affairs in the US. Whether it would work has not been well thought out. I would happily separate myself from New York, Washington DC, California and a few others just to get these creatures out of my face and my life. I don’t even consider them Americans. If they are, then I’m not.

                  They cannot even tell the difference between men and women. And they claim to rule over us?

  • Robert Wayne Johnson December 28, 2021, 5:47 PM

    too old to give in to this going on’s in MY country. will never give up or give in. there are others that will never live on their knees.