Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Pondering Protests

There wouldn't seem to be much to add to the rants that are out there about America's football player's protesting.  I will start with two observations:

1. The Great Society began half a century ago with high hopes for eliminating poverty and class.  It failed, which should be obvious to everyone, especially those of us in California who get to navigate through the homeless and their droppings.  As a church janitor, I now have the privilege of cleaning up around the homeless squatters on our property.  Good stuff.

2. The Great Society was organized entirely by "Progressives".  (Progressive is a fancy title that means paleo-Marxist and/or anarchist, but many pose as Christians.)  A fortune was spent and continues to be spent, while laws redirect all sectors of America according to the tenets of the Progressives.  Because it was a "secular" enterprise, anything that would not be offensive to Christians was unconstitutional, this being the current understanding of what "Separation of Church and State" means to the intellectuals running the show.  Since the Bible is all about human character and its deficiencies, this meant that the Great Society was necessarily an enterprise that was in denial about how human beings worked in the real world.  In other words, it was doomed to fail from the beginning, which should have been obvious to anyone with any familiarity with human nature.

So yes, I have sympathy for the sentiments that are behind the protests.  There is something rotten in America.  Unfortunately, the protestors will rage against the innocent for a time, and on behalf of the latest doomed-to-make-things-worse concept that the Progressives have just dreamed up.  The role of the Progressives in all this won't be examined until the Final Judgment.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Susquehanna Overlook

My older brother took me for a 7 mile round trip trek to a point overlooking the Susquehanna river.  The let down was that there was a road and a parking lot that went straight to the point, so that we didn't need to put in all that effort just to get the view, but it was worth it to get the heart running away on the climbs, and risking injury going through the canyon on the side ravine was really enjoyable.

Vally Forge

The iPhone says I did 12 miles in two big loops around the park.  According to, the route was about 13.6 miles.

Saturday, September 09, 2017

Missing The Crocodile Hunter

Wondering how I should behave around these.  I really need to focus more on the specific scale patterns so I can determine which sub-species it is.