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Some Second Amendment Roots

by Bodwyn Wook

This link is to a lengthy law-review text and reflects perhaps primarily the conventional views of our languid postmodern law scholars & professionals who altogether do have their investment in the status quo, after all; however, it also serves to convey a good deal of historical information concerning the political atmosphere at the time of the writing of the Constitution:

http://www.saf.org/LawReviews/FinkelmanChicago.htm

We all too often forget that the Constitution was a document of Federalists who wanted (more…)

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The REAL Thugs…

posted by Bodwyn Wook

Group of Thugs, 1894 ca -- 082913

…are a league or fellowship of professional assassins devoted to the Goddess of Death, Kali, and still active to-day; they are but one of the fascinating sociological adaptations of the many cultures of India:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thuggee

More may be read about the thuggees through the eyes of Victorian travellers & scholars, through these links & in a variety of (more…)

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Gladiators of World War II – RAF Fighter Command

posted by B Wook

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFY0JZ3m7WI

This short videogrammme succeeds in presenting a good summary of the development of RAF Fighter Command and it features some extended footage of the charming if obsolescent biplane fighters & bombers of the pre-Hurricane & per-Spitfire 1930s.

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Max Hastings on the Legacy of the 1982 Falklands War

posted by B Wook

This BBC 2012 thirtieth anniversary documentary, narrated by Max Hastings, in many respects does approach successfully the outer limits possible, of the nuanced interpretation of an event in History possible to a primarily visual medium:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obiTCUh7drU

     On this root question of actual historical understanding, I’ve two (more…)

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On The Dangerous Self-Importance of the Old

OLD FOOL IN DENIAL PLANNING NoDak ETHNIC HAVEN & PISSHOUSE FOR SOME MORE (!) OF A FAILED GENERATION’S GOD-DAMNED!

by B Wook

And, too, the historian may also note that the Second American Civil War will have been generated by a most peculiar phenomenon, a dying generation full of a lunatic self-importancy and in hysterical complete denial of its actual age and disgusting moral condition.”  [B Wook]

http://rt.com/usa/nazi-white-city-dakota-922/

At sixty-one, this poor old male is simply another one of The Too Many now paying the price for trying to cling on too hard to the full reek of middle age, with all of its ticks and megrims. 

And yet old age, once on a time, was an accomplishment and to (more…)

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English [‘British’ — ed] National Archive Records Available On-Line

by B Wook

Genealogists & other historical researchers may welcome this information, namely that files of the English [‘British’ — ed] Public Record Office are now (more…)

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Tracing the Roots of the Loss of Western Dignity

by B Wook

AS An amateur historian of some salience, I have been now for ten years or so interested in the phenomenon of the loss in the Old Atlantic West with any concern with personal (more…)

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