America Crosses The Rubicon …

Crossed The Rubicon
BobLee
June02/ 2020

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June 2, 2020

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America Crosses The Rubicon…

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To discuss any subject other than – What the Hell is going on in America – would insult the intelligence of everyone connected to this website – as owner / author or as regular or happenstance visitors.

To exercise my option to use this space for a full-throated partisan screed would – to my outdated sense of Arthurian chivalry – be “unfair”.

I will discuss These Troubling Times in a different way than the “knee jerking hyperbole” found on every media platform social and otherwise.  I will piss off those I usually piss off… and perhaps a few others.

Such is the plight of a commentator with total accountability for every word he posts.

IF YOU HAVEN’T … I recommend checking out the Reader Comments to O’ Vivian – HOW COULD YOU.  Apparently I found the ever-elusive balance between all opinions on this niche topic.  What were the odds …

In 49 B.C., Julius Caesar, then Governor of Gaul, brought his legions to the Rubicon River separating Italy and Gaul.  To take his legions across the Rubicon into Italy was considered an Act of Treason.   Caesar said “anerriphtho kybos” / “let the die be cast” and Crossed The Rubicon initiating a civil war within Rome.   

“Crossing the Rubicon” became a metaphor for taking an irrevocable step that commits to a specific course.

“America” – over the past 15-20 years – has obliterated any pretense of being a civilized society – the fault for which lies solely on Them/TheyThem/They being anyone not sharing one’s point-of-view on all matters of a socio-cultural-economic-political nature. Them/They are the sole cause of all problems both foreign and domestic.   Whoever your designated Them/They is – is as valid a target to place blame as any.

Do keep in mind that…

… Everyone is Someone’s “Them/They”

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In the 1780s a group of men – later known as The Founding Fathers – gathered in Philadelphia to craft documents defining “a new Representative Republic” – NOT a “Democracy”.

I won’t bother describing the significant difference in those two forms of governance.  With America En Fuego .. semantics don’t much matter, do they?

Going back multi-thousands of year – or millions – depending upon one’s literal interpretation of Genesis or The Koran or Saul Alinsky’s Rules For Radicals whichever is your guidebook for how folks oughta live their lives… “mankind” achieved the “right / privilege” to totally screw up his/her/it’s own life and maybe screw up the lives of everyone else.Crosses THe Rubicon

It is called Free Will  – and why God could only “suggest” that Eve not eat that apple… “Eve” and “Adam” did of course “eat the apple”.  And were banished from “Eden”…  armed only with that ability to forever screw up one-car funerals… and entire civilizations.

Adam & Eve’s parting words to The Arch Angel being, of course, “It wasn’t our fault… it was Them.”  A strategy that is now called “doing a Bart Simpson”.

Eons later those Founding Fathers in Philadelphia studied all the available data on how countless previous groups of people – known as civilizations – had tried to co-exist without eventually cannibalizing one another.

“Tried” being the operative word since all of them eventually failed to various degrees.  Even ones like Atlantis that may never have existed in the first place.

Crosses The Rubicon

Supposedly, Thomas Edison failed over 1,000 times before he created the light bulb.  Edison was actually trying to reach India by sailing due west thereby proving that Earth revolves around the Sun not the other way around.

Edison’s many failures were forgotten in America’s excitement to finally ask – “How many (insert racial-ethnic slur) does it take to change a light bulb?”

The Founding Fathers did not have Edison’s luxury of 1,000 failed experiments.

This new nation –

… named for Amerigo Vespucci who decided Columbus had landed on a Continent and not “just an island”… so “they” named that continent in his honor – UNCCH officials, of course, wanted it to be named Eddie Smith Continent.

– was desperate for a copy of Governing a Nation… For Dummies.

As fast as Thomas Jefferson could write they came up with “the best they could” given the circumstances.

The Founding Fathers knew the fatal flaw built into their guidebook in the 1780s was the very same one that befell all those failed socio-political experiments – Rome – Assyria – Egypt – The Mongols – Mayans – Incas – Cahokians – et al.

That one “ability” that Adam & Eve fled Eden with –

Man’s Ability to Screw-up – One-Car Funerals… and Reasonably Successful Civilizations.

The countdown to National Self-destruction began in the 1780s.  That the slow-burning fuse has lasted about 250 years is to the credit of those F-Fathers.  Sure… Egypt and Rome lasted 1,000 years but technology in this “Age of Now” has accelerated change.  A “year” today equals a “century” in “the old days”.  It’s like “dog years”.

The same impatience that compels us to stare at microwaves and computer monitors and yell HURRY UP … has led America to The Edge of The Abyss in only 250 years.

Yes… I am hearing all The Obvious Solutions to What Ails America.

The Most Practical Solutions – in no particular order – are:

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Get Rid of The Designated Hitter

Re-Elect Donald Trump

Do Away with All Bike Lanes on busy Public Streets

Install MORE Bike Lanes on busy Public Streets

Lynch Donald Trump … and anyone who supports him.

Install “Chicago Jesus” and “BigMO” as King & Queen of Obama-Land

Do Away with The Electoral College

Do Away with All Colleges … except Your Alma Mater

Do Away with All Public Restrooms – Just “go” like they do in San Francisco.

Abort Every Baby … Who might someday vote Republican

Nuke California and New York

Nuke “Fly-Over Country”

Outlaw Heterosexuality… AND church “covered dish suppers”

Replace Ruth Buzzi Ginsberg with Whoopi Goldberg

Do Away With Fossil Fuels, Carbohydrates and Nancy Pelosi

Replace Whoopi Goldberg with “The Imaginary Governor of Georgia”

Declare “BobLee” as America’s Common-Sense Czar… for Life – YIKES!

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Each of these Proposed Solutions has some merit to some people … 96% of whom you do NOT want to sit beside you on a flight of any duration.

So… in conclusion… as our Modern Day “Caesar and his legions” set foot on the far shore of The Rubicon circa 2020. The sight that meets them is…

The same sight that astronaut “George Taylor” (Charlton Heston) saw in that final scene of Planet Of The Apes

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America Crosses The Rubicon

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Taylor/Heston realizing the grim reality – slams his fists on the sands of the beach and screams …

“You maniacs! You blew it up!

Damn you!  – Damn you all to hell!”

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As the Founding Fathers shrug their shoulders … “Hey, we gave it our best shot”… sigh.

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Doug
Doug
1 month ago

Crossing the Rubicon . Good to know that we should be unified and all of us should have one opinion as long as it meshes with the MSM narrative. Also good to know that silence on the issue also indicates overt racism. I also learned from a young “educated” person interviewed at a protest on WRAL slamming 600 years of slavery in the US. Who knew that the USA was established in 1420? Thanks WCPS for confirming what I thought. . The Big Bang? Don’t know if I those “planning” for the BIG ONE understand timing or are smart enough… Read more »

DM Carpenter
DM Carpenter
1 month ago

BobLee: I am reminded of another quote, by a Gaul leader, Brennus. It is a warning, to both sides, “Vae victis” (Woe to the Vanquished). . Brennus was the first “barbarian” to sack Rome. The quick and dirty is he demanded a weight of gold as a ransom. The Romans complained his scales were not “fair”. To this, Brennus threw his sword on his side of the balance, declared “Vae victis”, and the Romans had to pony up a bit more. . Today, the barbarians are not merely at the gate. They have Quislings as Mayors, Chiefs of Police, and… Read more »

MPW
MPW
1 month ago

This one goes down as BobLeeSays BEST Ever!!!… I wish Rush would read the entirety of it on air tomorrow!!
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Love with sadness the Planet of the Apes last words! You are so very clever and I hope and pray you are wrong! We must endure for our grandchildren’s sake !!!

former96heel
former96heel
1 month ago

My wife, who usually ignores all the mess in the outside world, just asked a while ago, how does this end? Meaning all the nonstop crisis being thrown at us. In a big pile of smelly mess, that’s how. I still foresee a 1968 style election, less George Wallace. Her second question was, are there enough folks for a silent majority now? I asked her if she dared step out in social media against the black screen today, or any other SJW signal. No way. I don’t. I realize I may have a future employer judge me on such a… Read more »

DrJay
DrJay
1 month ago

It isn’t just “them.” The words of Edmund Blake have come back to haunt me many times over: “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” “We” have allowed it to happen, through misguided “political correctness,” misunderstood “social justice” and in many cases general indifference. Until we have enough people willing to stand up and say, “No. That’s enough” and make a strong effort to turn things around, it will not get better. To paraphrase Pogo (Walt Kelly), “we have met the enemy and “them” is “us.”

Ed.Atlanta
Ed.Atlanta
1 month ago

1,000 words of AWESOME wisdom … highlighted by “… UNC Officials wanted to name it Eddie Smith Continent”. Pure Freakin’ Genius …

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