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You gotta walk the walk to talk the talk

Found by Cold Fury who remarks inA change of heart “Talking about, and being it, that’s two different things.” Fucking ouch. The wisdom and clarity expressed in the above clip still gives me goosebumps, even after having seen it about a thousand and one times over the years.

Amusingly enough, after Fred Reed’s article there’s an ad for his book with an Amazon blurb that also serves as a listing of the freedoms we threw away:

Essays on America, life, politics, and just about everything. The author chronicles among other adventures an aging stripper in Austin, dressed in a paper-mache horse, who had with her a cobra and a tarantula like a yak-hair pillow with legs and alternately charmed and terrified a room full of cowboys sucking down Bud and…. Fred was an apostle of the long-haul thumb during the Sixties and saw…many things. He tells of standing by the big roads across the desert, rockin in the wind blast of the heavy rigs roaring by and the whine of tires and dropping into an arroyo at night with a bottle of cheap red and watching the stars and perhaps smoking things not approved by the government. He tells of..well, that’s what the book is for. Join him.

Sounds kinda crazy, kinda wild, and completely wonderful, don’t it? Hard to imagine today’s milquetoast, man-bunned Millenials having any such adventures, or even wanting to.

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  • paul scott June 30, 2020, 9:52 AM

    Off subject. Several people are enquiring to me about Ol Remus. of the ‘Woodpile Report ‘ He has not posted for a couple of weeks, we can get no reply from emails. I think he lives near Murphy NC. If anyone can help me with news of him, or well, who have actually is or similar I will be grateful Paul Scott new Zealand paulscottfilms@gmail.com

  • ghostsniper June 30, 2020, 10:45 AM

    Hopper lol

  • Kevin in PA June 30, 2020, 10:52 AM

    I take Fred with a pound of salt.
    While he makes some valid points on which I can agree, but he expatriated to Mexico and, for me, that’s where he can take his opinions and stuff them.

    It is everyman’s choice to stay or to leave. If you stay it is time to stand and fight for what you believe
    in. If you leave you can STFU because you are not part of the solution.

  • Vanderleun June 30, 2020, 11:19 AM

    I have my reservations about Reed too, but he’s got a lot of good things to say.

  • Auntie Analogue June 30, 2020, 12:27 PM

    That Nicholson speech in Easy Rider was all fine & dandy when it was the Left calling for its nostrums to get a fair hearing. Today it’s the other way round: the Left now has the power, has a tight grip on The Megaphone, and declares speech it disapproves as “HATE SPEECH!”, as “VIOLENCE!”

    I’ve seen that movie at least scores of times, and over the years it finally struck me that it was Fonda’s line, spoken in the film’s last campfire scene, that rings true, not just about the movie, but also about the Left: “We blew it.”

  • Alex June 30, 2020, 1:00 PM

    Fred and I were in Viet Nam serving in the Marines in 68-69 in and around DaNang and other places.
    We remembered times in Mexico and getting locked up in Tijuana Jail. Yes, Fred has gone south and I think he had good reason. The U.S. had probably lost its glitter for him, its taken longer for me however. When I think about experiences in the Marines I get a little desperate. Those days are gone and will not return with the future looking totally fucked up. So yes, even a failed state like Mexico has some attraction to it.

  • James ONeil July 1, 2020, 1:44 PM

    Fred left the US? He think’s the US left him (https://www.unz.com/freed/america-goes-away-fred-left-behind-in-mexico/ ). I can’t fault him for heading out, as I left the lower forty eight to sit up here on top the world over fifty years ago myself. However I do rise my eyebrows at his choice of direction.

    Speaking of leaving, my second favorite faggot, Milo Yiannopoulos and medieval history professor Rachel Fulton Brown, in their ‘Should we really be upset about these statues?’ youtube video, make a strong argument that leaving the cities to save civilization is not only a copout but also destroys civilization, -that by definition the cities are civilization.

    I know my 140 acres and a Kawasaki Mule homestead wouldn’t be nearly as comfortable without the books on my shelves published in NYC, London and Paris, pictures and artifacts from Kyoto and Amsterdam, etc.

    First? Oscar Wilde, of course.

  • ghostsniper July 2, 2020, 4:00 AM

    “I know my 140 acres and a Kawasaki Mule homestead…”
    Lukky dawg.
    Yes, I envy you.
    You did good.