Today is no day to brush off former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s post Benghazi public comments to a that: Well they knew they might have to die for me. An anniversary, and one so at near the age as Mrs. Clinton, is yet time to be a catalyst for truth and to how World War II is about Teddy & Franklin Roosevelt. Mrs. Clinton, like President Obama was, is at appearing to be one to repeat the mistakes at least of the Theodore Roosevelt of 1910.
It has been long postured of when herds are seen hoofing it, however, across battlefields of yesterdays they are like holier than ghosts as of the spirits of the fallen of those hallowed grounds. I have always been a private citizen of no official service — I am not the son of a veteran nor a grandson of one. I, John Peter Hogan, was a pall-bearer for my great uncle Clarence who was a veteran - he had a special heart. Clarence Leahy, as I recall, was not of the Atlantic side of World War II and to my recollection of war stories was somehow supposedly to have been, if not for the Atomic Bombs, slated to be in the first waves of any to be parachuted into Japan. More recently I was proud to know of a member of the D Day invasion and as a next door neighbor to my parents. R.I.P. Mr. Cleary. In the 1980s I knew some of the Ghost Army of Patton’s in their 70s. R.I.P. John Hapgood professional artist & illustrator of New York City and Block Island, and now as I just learned from Google of links for having been so of the Ghost Army and as of The NewYorker. He had war bud(s) of the inflatable ploy also among his Block Island circles. While on BI in my teens in the 1980s I was of press exposure in the Block Island Times on occasion as a “summer son” of Joseph V. Connolly Jr. a columnist, at least. As it was I so was by such by JVC Jr. he prided it as if I tied to JVC Sr., his late father of an early death, whom both ran much of Hearst in the years of the dramatization by CITIZEN KANE and so had a Liberty ship named and Christened in his honor. I for such slept away many summer nights under a picture of such liberty ship and too a photo of Mussolini autographed to JVC. Sr by Benito Mussolini. There are ghosts of war and too of Ghost Armies - I knew some as they lived and breathed. John Hapgood didn’t mind honey bees living also in his house and as his house was just under the Island’s fog horn and the nearest structure to it - well until that hot summer day he asked to be look at what it turned out was lots and lots of honey dripping through his ceiling.
President Barack Hussein Obama is technically and literally also a man from a Hyde Park. President Obama did also want to be Rooseveltean and, however so, with a new New Deal now also known for a necessary austerity. There has been no Calais of a deception of a Fortitude North or Fortitude South in the failures at “economic recovery” by the “governance” of the Democrats of the years of the Obama Administration. There has been a ton of deception though in Democrat politics at least since 2007.
We can discern a separation from the inflated pretending of the Clintons and of President Obama some by juxtaposing that the Clintons are like the Theodore Roosevelt of 1910 whom seemed willing to bring the pre-Nazi European New Fascism to The United States if that was what it would take to get him a third term, and, that President Obama did try to be like President Franklin Roosevelt, even if only towards the idea that it would be better to pack the Supreme Court with New Dealers for socialism at home.
What is capitalism? What is capitalism but that civility of tipping caps and standing tall in a societal of agreements in trade in lieu of looting of conquest more of “rape & pillage”? “Moral Capitalism” isn’t oxymoronic but is redundant — “capitalism” is supposed to be the “moral” way in societal practices in copacetic trading of one willing to part with their “capital” for a good or a “capital idea” like of another’s. You needn’t a Platonic “utopian” society for wealth to grow and seed generally, and really a “community” needn’t outside money to become richer. Society by communities needs most just a self valuation for that they can trade for general betterment of a shared space and too for that which they value worth earning for towards agreeing to possess.
Workers in capitalism work at wages of the value the consumers see in their output far more than as of wages to support any profits to he/she/those who organized the idea and potential. The products are best priced at a value that has wages seeming appropriate to the perceived value (if in materialism) of parting with something of ones for something else that may yet not be essential - essential especially when called in a patriotism to a new NEW DEAL AUSTERITY. It can be said to be more “socialism” than “capitalism” if a wage is supposed to be of consumers buying something/anythings as at prices so that “workers” just have “jobs.” Generally speaking, at least for citizens of the The United States of America, any thinking it worth “working” in “socialism” of “jobs” of “wages” set as it the “good” that they are serf to slave for another is still of a potential to have that much work yield more to themselves if spent in growing their own foods and making their own basics - seems.
This June 5, 2014 I awoke and stirred to find an over-cast and rainy morning. Today I woke to fuller breaths and steps on the 70th Anniversary of the D Day Invasion of World War II. R.I.P. and thanks to the passed and living so endured and enduring. This a day to more than presume most have been of special hearts however if ever pall-bearers of veterans of special hearts. I do not know if the story of my great uncle Clarence Leahy is accurate to the if not for the Atom Bomb he was expected to be in a first wave of American to parachute - but I have always appreciated the moral lesson in the story so remembered.
While in middle school in the seventies in New Haven, Connecticut at the East Rock Community School I did enter the school wide oratory contest and with prodding from my father, as I recall, to be an orator of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt by words and the emphasis of his infamous DECLARATION OF WAR AGAINST JAPAN “DAY OF INFAMY” speech. I have been aware of President Barack Hussein Obama as a B.O. of Hawaii himself of Presidential oratory interests since just days before I competed and took second place. I learned I had to learn to live with and up to being a classmate whom was of speaking in a President’s tongue. I did though take first place in the science fair in a green energy hydro-electric project I of a team of two was of constructing and presenting.
Again, it is June 5, 2014, an it should live in infamy that it is more that the Democrats rained destruction with their “RECOVERY” before if even it more posited that just President Barack Hussein Obama rained destruction with his recovery.
Again, it is June 5, 2014, and We the People… peopled of The United States of America must bear witness that we have a Senate, at least, with a new committee as a seated of a body of a “… and the New Economy” - OH MY!!!
John Hapgood and my maternal grandfather Arthur M. Menadier did meet through me as of my co-hosting my grandfather’s visit to the house of Joseph and Violette Connolly on Block Island - as the Town of New Shoreham. John & Arthur were peers who got along fabulously and as my grandfather was a top ad man (Mad Man) of New York of the Hapgoods commercial art years. But really these too really got along after my grandfather who had started as a Boston area sports writer asked in a perchance if “Hapgood” was of the “Hapgood” that owned the Braves — like to a: ‘YOU MEAN MY FATHER?’
Neither of my grandfathers were in the services. I understand that I am of an Otto, Fritz, & Rudolph in Menadiers that came to America and did serve in the Civil War. I am of uncles that were in armed service - yet maybe without being in “conflict” or “battle” - best I know/recall. As if the Clintons had in 2008 defeated my attempts to defeat them and had gotten the third term “Teddy” wanted it seems we would have had a more controversial and devastating recovery as them like too as willing to be too as if new fascists (in compromise) than President Obama with their economic team was to attempts to just be too a socialist New Dealer like President Franklin Roosevelt at least by his third term. It is wise to remember adage ABSOLUTE POWER CORRUPTS ABSOLUTELY despite whomever firstly or most strongly orated such.
My say “summer day” Joseph V. Connolly Jr. had done some piloting in WWII but I know not nor recall not any details or specifics - except that he may have sustained a shrapnel injury when his plane was shot at once. He was a big band drummer of his youth and as one taught and trained by some of the best of those days — JVC Jr. did for a while front his own big band as BUD CONNOLLY AND HIS BAND. I think his “bride” Violette did know him since whence then he was a live musician/drummer/performer.
I mean the Democrats more than fairly any “President Obama…” did a disastrous job at “RECOVERY”! It will live in infamy how bad they got the economics and the necessary “capitalisms”. The fastest way to have worked a fix of the housing collapsing and the bank scandalous was to work to get the price of gas and energy lower - low again. Besides that there never should have been in unfairness of bailing out banks without provisional C.O.L.A.s as cost of living stipends yet as part of a green energy climate change politics wanting of higher gas and energy prices. The Democrats basically tossed much of the middle class and lower more basic extant consumers under the “tanks” of their green revolution — by the “governance” of the Clintons such classes had been motivated in a deceptive patriotism to be of a hyper-consumerism even though on fixed incomes set at lower energy cost valuations.
There was a crisis of valuation by the bad politics at political economics that took capitalism too far to socialism and much because it was written and too far done that most Democrats were on fixed incomes and not set up to be able to afford the cost of living when the Democrats force the energy inflation to it that they couldn’t afford gas and their mortgages, firstly. To be brief, and at honoring all who sacrificed and sacrifice, it must also be that the Climate Change Global Warming Green Agenda in New Deal Austerity “patriotism” must also be too considered as if of a “green fascism”! When the Democrats fired their first shots with Al Gore as a global trollopper as a Mr. Science of INCONVENIENT TRUTHS and Mrs. Clinton firstly so boldly for infamy with a front for a third Clinton term the middle class and more deposits and subsistence based had no where to go - had no escape possible.
There never should have been any such assault on the capitalism so by their, at best, “socialism” for it was in the works and probable that had Senator Veteran John McCain had won and been free to proceed a FULL RECOVERY was possible within just a few years. I was ready and willing to make it be so written and done - I still stand up so in strong belief such was a winning strategy or real potential.
Despite the pressing of sacrifice and available alternatives it still is that for the economy to have so otherwise actually rapidly recovered President Veteran John McCain would have had to take on the banks - the Big Banks however thought still protected by the Clintons, at least. There never should have been President Barack Hussein Obama’s new New Deal Austerity and wants of a packed Supreme Court of Franklin Roosevelt New Dealers without it that at least while there was a bank bailout there were capitalist stipends in cash or credit COST OF LIVING ADJUSTMENTS so that at least those in the middle class of stretched fixed incomes could then afford the forced inflation by the otherwise Rooseveltean inflated deceptions of President Obama of the guidance by the Clintons’ economic team.
And again, of capitalism, and of moral capitalism a redundant not an oxymoronic, wages in “capitalism” are set to the stand the valuation of selective materialism to consumers by consumers “values” in “materialism” and yet there are perils in “socialism” as when “wages” are seen for “pricing” and “valuation” not in “materialism” but in/for “vanity.”
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Note: What follows here in this collection of treatments in economics and politics per John “Peter” Hogan to the first posted here as WHITE COLLARED POSSE as linked also via http://CitizenRosebud.net http://CitRB.net http://bit.ly/CitRBnet is but a sampler organized site separate from its brothers and sisters in earlier pressing still available on or otherwise also off of http://JPHogan.org. Thank you all for your service this D Day 70th Anniversary - and too a thanks for all that have fallen yet as though when fighting to keep capitalism at least more dominant than socialism.
Note: The history of myself as a Citizen Rosebud actually started a year or two before I befriended coincidentally Joseph V. Connolly Jr. on Block Island. It became more coincidental that I was to myself as more a Citizen Rosebud than a Citizen Kane before such and yet as it whence then became firstly discovered that Joseph V. Connolly Sr. had been of the first graduating class in 1906 of the Worthington Hooker School I grew up across the street from in New Haven, Connecticut and matriculated through its highest then of forth grade while in 1906 it had opened as a new K-12 public school.
Note: I did live in Washington DC for nearly a full 10 years - on Capitol Hill in an apartment 7 blocks from the capital - across from Eastern Market and so near about eight blocks from the Marine Barracks on Eight St SE. I was of a passing of available National Memorial Day Concert tickets from a building neighbor to seating in 1998 or 1999 among the first rows on the house side and so that I could nearly avoid counting stars on the many uniforms around me that night. I have met and friended many in uniform or of leadership over my years so always a civilian - I even installed new closet doors for NSA Rice before 9/11 and later in the years Iraq was going horribly was of also a door job for Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld’s Chief of Staff Lawrence Di Rita’s home - and to a custom doll shelf and some cabinet doors I custom fabricated.