"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for dinner. Liberty is a well-armed lamb disputing the outcome."
--(Attributed to) Benjamin Franklin
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The Bleat Goes On: No Con-Con!; Gurus;
Way Down Upon the Swami:Woody recollectz:
Back in the "day" (late 60s/early 70s), when the Beatles were making
regular pilgrimages to India, and Ravi Shankar was on am radio, you
couldn't swing a dead cat on ANY campus in the USofA without tangling it
in the beard of some guru, swami or other South Asian soi-disant
Mostly, after you got to know 'em, what they were
interested in was boinking hippie chicks (my then-girlfriend among
them), "generous" financial support, and expensive cars, pretty much in
~+~+~+~+~+~ ~+~+~+~+~+~ ~+~+~+~+~+~ ~+~+~+~+~+~
Con Con-Con: Woody fearlessly declarez: Friends, you may think you do, but I promise you:
YOU DO NOT WANT a constitutional convention unless you are prepared to
see even such tenuous, slender, shaky, fragile, ephemeral "protections" we now enjoy
evaporate into the maw of the CorpoRatocracy.
Do not even CONSIDER the prospect.
Do you REALLY REALLY think the Citizens United effect wouldn't apply to
the process? That the Owners would NOT use the opportunity to cancel
the vestiges of freedom of speech, assembly, etc.
Do you REALLY believe
any personal protections would survive? Chuy, jodido!