This week’s column follows, in full. I wrote it fast and dry and, one quick edit aside, I didn’t even read it. An apology for the ho-hum-ness passed to TPC. But … MB ran it with praise today. I read it and … he might be right. A blending of one of my pet issues with a little nuanced fiction, comedy even. It captures a glimpse into my recent foray into cultural anthropology, a little hidden German truth, and even some nature photography. Enjoy:
[Perrin Lovett] – Double-Hitter: Democracy in America & Tolerating Totalitarian Tolerance
Fake Money and Fake Debt Make Real Problems
Friends, sometimes the topics come easy. This weekend, as usual, I pondered over a few subjects. We have the funny money and the ticking debt bomb. There are the increasingly believable and patriotic-looking “Q” men and the hope they bring to the downtrodden. (“Soon” indeed). There’s The Fall of Gondolin. So many affairs national.
Then, as sometimes happens, I read a simple story: in The Hill by Megan Keller: ‘Drag Queen Story Hour’ sparks protests in rural, Southern towns. The Chronicles being based in one of those Southern towns, I figured we could have our own protest. I’ll lead.
The concept is as simple as it is insidious:
29 August 2018
[Perrin Lovett] – Entering Into the Age of Post Literacy (Like Unto Illiteracy, But Lazier)
Read! Everything. Reverse the curse. Read books, newspapers, and the back of the cereal box. Skim words in languages you don’t even know.
Aside from however you peruse TPC, lay off the screens. Someone else will crush the candy.
Consider (strongly) at least a partial boycott of TeeVee and the Mooo-vies. By and large, they both jumped the shark a long time ago. And went back and did it again. And then started beating the poor fish. It’s a stinking mess…
Read some more. Seek out things in which you previously had no interest. Look for ideas and opinions contrary to your own. Challenge yourself.
Exercise. Pump iron. Run. Walk. Move. Physical exertion (and healthy eating) not only improves the body, it also stimulates the mind.
So stimulated, start thinking hard about everything you read and, especially, everything you see and hear outside the written word. Learn to run a little critical analysis on everything. If nothing else, it makes life more fun.
Finally, whatever else you do, please remember to always check in with TPC at least once per day. Twice a day is even better.
Fellow Terry College of Business (UGA) grad Brother Perrin Lovett is a true renaissance gentleman & scholar. A recovering attorney, he’s into guns & cigars, and the US Constitution. A published author, Prepper columnist & YouTube personality, and an acclaimed blogger, TPC is very proud to have our old friend on board as the C.F. Floyd Feature Writer of National Affairs.
As promised yesterday:
22 August 2018
[Perrin Lovett] – Horrific New Light Shed on the Crisis in the Roman Catholic Church (That Crisis Which Threatens All of Christendom)
We, the members of this grand jury, need you to hear this. We know some of you have head some of it before. There have been other reports about child sex abuse within the Catholic Church. But never on this scale. For many of us, those earlier stories happened someplace else, someplace away. Now we know the truth: it happened everywhere.
Fellow Terry College of Business (UGA) grad Brother Perrin Lovett is a true renaissance gentleman & scholar. A recovering attorney, he’s into guns & cigars, and the US Constitution. Apublished author, Prepper columnist &YouTube personality, and an acclaimed blogger, TPC is very proud to have our old friend on board as the C.F. Floyd Feature Writer of National Affairs.
*Reprinted from The Piedmont Chronicles.
*My goal is to have the TPC column syndicated nationally or at least regionally. By posting the entire structure here I have achieved minimal syndication. A start.
As promised, today’s work at TPC:
The mass, mainstream, slanted, biased, dishonest, yellow, establishment, corporate media has become the American equivalent and embodiment of Grima Wormtongue – slithering, slinking, whispering, and lying – ever misleading the just and the honest for the benefit of other masters. Some, tiring of the deception, bluntly call it what it is: fake news. This doesn’t sit well with Fake News, Inc. To wit:
Marjorie Pritchard, of the Boston Globe, made an impassioned call for editorials “denouncing what the newspaper called a ‘dirty war against the free press.’” And I, as your C.F. Floyd Feature Writer of National Affairs, hereby answer the call!
Estimates indicate that around 100 newspapers, large and small, will respond this week. Reckon TPC as number 101, kind of. Alas that I cannot denounce a war, dirty or otherwise, against the free press as such simply does not exist. Rather, consider this my part in the free war against the dirty press.
This all started with a Tweet from the President back in February. (Actually, it started years ago with the corruption of the mainstream media, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves). Tweeted Donald J. Trump: “The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People!”
I felt this dissent important enough to forward to someone. My recent email:
Hon. Donald J. Trump
The White House
August 16, 2018
Dear Mr. President:
First, thank you for all that you do for America and for our beloved freedoms.
Second, today I understand that some 350 establishment newspapers, large and small, feature editorials excoriating you and your defense of the free people. This being done under the false guise of defending the “free press.” Some are even making claims about the First Amendment, apparently having lately discovered the Constitution. In doing so they prove they are not only the enemies of the people but organized and coordinated enemies. They prove they can offer nothing except Fake News.
Consider my column at The Piedmont Chronicles, http://www.thepiedmontchronicles.com/2018/08/perrin-lovett-one-of-many-free-war.html, editorial No. 351 (or 101 per original estimates). It is markedly different than the others.
Some of us – MOST of us – stand with you and your mission. While cheering your election I did maintain some differences with you here and there concerning policy. And I still do. However, my understanding (and appreciation) is now clearer as to the total scope of your work. In short: MAGA!
Thank you again for all that you do. May God bless you each day and may God bless America.
C.F. Floyd Writer for National Affairs, TPC
Perhaps a press club invite shall come forth?