Monthly Archives: June 2012

Meaningful Patriotism? –Robert M. Shelby, 6-16-12. [555 txt wds]

Meaningful patriotism involves more than casting your vote. By the time candidates and issues get on a ballot, worthwhile debate has been bypassed. Now, it’s a game of beach ball — which side can get the most hands pushing. In our situation, the committed parties appeal to bystanders to come in and help, often for […]

Benicia Herald’s “Open Space or Place of Worship?” –Robert M. Shelby, rev. fm. 1-10-12.

Clearly our town has too few places of worship. People here need more pews to sit in where they can bow their heads in submission to an invisible idol made of concepts inside heads rather than a visible idol made of stone or wood set out on an altar. It is needful for citizens to […]

Rotten money farms the people! –Robert M. Shelby, 6-15-12. [1047 txt wds]

Today, all money is in some sense rotten. Fiat money is paper money backed by nothing but big banks’ account-balances held and used as credit. A lot of money has been gained by destructive means which need no mention here. Rotten money is what gets spent by rotten spenders whose goal is to buy votes […]