Thursday, August 27, 2015

Doctor Future Is Blogging !

     That's right!

     And here's the link, so you need to read no further.

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     ( Unless you don't know who Doc Future is.  So I'll give you a quick thumbnail sketch.  Well, three thumbnails. )

     1.  I posted about him and his radio show five years ago (in November, 2010), when this Sycamore Three blog was brand new, and at that time his radio show, Future Quake, was already well into its sixth year.  (That's right, he began broadcasting from Radio Free Nashville in 2005.)  So if you want a quick introduction,  you can read my post right here, right now.

     2.  Since he stopped broadcasting in early 2012, he has been fully engaged in a research-and-book-writing project that he thought would take about a year or so, and produce a book or two.  Well, he has been busy for more than three years, and has now finished the drafts of four lengthy books and is working on at least two more.  (He keeps telling me he wants to get the complete series done before he publishes any.)  Since he has focused completely on this project, his many old friends, and quite a few new ones, have had to depend upon listening to his Future Quake radio archive, or corresponding with him by email.  That has now changed: he is blogging, and welcomes comments.

     3.  His blog-opening post is a very brief autobiographical sketch, which he has entitled "Welcome to an Experiment in Conversation."  Read it here; and take it from there.

     Good that you have an internet presence again, Doc.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Paul Craig Roberts on American Gullibility

Paul Craig Roberts came to my (only slight) attention when he was appointed by President Reagan as an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury. In that capacity he served, as far as he was able, in promoting a tax-reduction and other initiatives that came to be known as “Reaganomics,” an approach to Federal government policy that was respected by some (the few) and reviled by many (the followers of the American Establishment in media and government.  Many people are unaware that the early "Reaganomics" initiatives were largely undercut and reversed in the later Reagan years by the opposition of the Republican-Democrat-Media establishment that has sought to control debate and oppose reforms for well over a century.  Yes: do your homework and study your history.)

Since the Reagan era, Paul Craig Roberts has warned us, his countrymen — and anyone else who would listen — about the perversions, economic and political, that have increasingly overwhelmed our national policy and our national discourse, from the later Reagan Administration through the Bush41-Clinton-Bush43-Obama era.

Although he is well respected in “paleo-conservative” (old-traditional conservative) and “paleo-libertarian” (old-traditional libertarian and liberal) circles both in the U.S. and abroad, he is practically unknown to the main-stream of the American public, since he is shunned by the American media on which most of us depend for our political and economic news and information.

The brief article linked below is serious in its content and stark in its conclusions. I agree with it.

I appreciate your thoughtful commentary, whether pro or con.

When you go to his site, you will have to scroll down a few lines to get to the article.