Decoration Day, Memorial Day & Fallen Heroes

By |2017-05-29T08:05:12-05:00May 27th, 2013|Tags: , |

So I’ve been criticized for saying that our country is, more than ever, a meritocracy based on productivity. One of the threaders, in fact, said we’re a plutocracy based in pseudo-meritocracy. I’m actually sympathetic to that  (exaggerated) criticism, especially if the evidence used to support it begins with the ridiculous salaries “earned” by our [...]

Let Us Remember April 19, 1775

By |2019-04-11T12:46:19-05:00May 27th, 2013|Tags: , , |

British Major Pitcarne took six companies of an advance team to scout out Lexington, Massachusetts, early morning, April 19, 1775. Behind him marched nearly 6,000 troops with orders arriving from London to capture any New England leaders of the so-called rebellion. Hours before British troops arrived, the Boston silversmith Paul Revere knocked on the [...]