I could not help but overhear an obviously very passionate person speaking about the recent signing law that finally offers a settlement to not only African-American farmers, but also to several Native American tribes. As I overheard the fellow talking to his friend and trying to convince him, I could not help but mentally note the incorrect statements in his overview of the situation. It really makes me wonder just what kind of hands the country and farms in general will be in going forward.
A show recently caught on PBS’s American Experience about the Dust Bowl of the 1930′s really brought home relevant thoughts about lessons perhaps lightly learned at the time. Perhaps we need a bit of a history lesson a revisit of what happened then due to bad farming practices. Further, it is with some irony that one has to consider the big picture here, as the government stepped in with better practices and suggestions about limited scope in the 1930′s – since the 1970′s the say get big or get out.
My hats off to France! Long live the revolution! Okay, so I don’t even know what number of revolution we are on and I am most times more fond of the history of France in the 1st half of the Hundred Years War, when prior to Joan they were getting their butts kicked by the English armies under Edward, Edward of Woodstock, and Henry. Beyond that I admit a fondness for the romantic imagery and notions, and of course from military history one has to appreciate the years under Bonaparte. The modern France though, well suffice it to say I generally disagree with the leadership there at almost every turn.
I am going to begin this blog with some historical re-posting several blog entries I have made on my much more mainstreamed blog over at Mephistos. I find, while looking at those post from so long ago, that I feel even stronger about the topic today then I did those months or in some cases even years ago. A few of them will have some new comments added to the context, others will be verbatim, short of some grammar and picture updates. In addition, I will be posting some new posts interspersed within those old posts that I am revisiting. One last thing and then I will include the old post of yester-year, I intend to have a post every day for the month of April and will often time use the very appropriate theme of Growing from the NaBlaPoMo.