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Old 06-29-2015, 07:45 AM
Doug Huffman Doug Huffman is offline
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Washington Island, Wisconsin, thru Death's Door
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Doug Huffman is on a distinguished road
The American Flag flew over hate and slavery long before the Stars and Bars was conceived. My immigrant ancestor knew a sailor's 'starter' well wielded by a press-gang. The American Flag flew over the battlefield deaths of a half-million Americans fighting for their vision of freedom. The American Flag continues to fly over modern and post-modern aggression reduced to bathetic neologisms - microaggression.

Internet scholarship, such as it is, is only one leaf deep. George Santayana's doom is broader and deeper than merely repeating history (no quotes). 1905 Reason in Living, Vol. 1, Reason in Common Sense: "Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."
Believe nothing read or heard without verifying it oneself unless it, Weltanschauung congruent, fits ones worldview.
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