|Speaking at American University, Washington DC, late 1975|
|That's me, front row, far right|
|About 40 years later, me again, occupying HST's favorite spot inside Woody Creek Tavern.|
|"Buy the ticket, take the ride."|
I am cognizant of the fact that there are powerful forces in this country that would dominate us, substituting a kind of regimentation for the competitive system that has made America great among nations.
They would attempt to destroy individual thinking and initiative, cherished ever since our Pilgrim Fathers established the country in defiance of Old World tyranny.
I believe that we must continue to retain the wealth of spirit of our forefathers, for if we don't we shall find ourselves dominated in everything we do by a mighty few and shall become serfs in fact if not in name.
Claude M. Bristol
The Magic of Believing
|Pen & inks by Papa Duke|
In 1951, C.M. Kornbluth wrote a futuristic novella called The Marching Morons.
In 2006, Mike Judge turned Kornbluth’s novella into a movie called Idiocracy.
Neither Kornbluth nor Judge might have imagined woke and the flumdummery of so-called "progressives."
Long live monuments and schools that honor the memory of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.