Wednesday, April 24, 2019
A day in the mountains, and a chance over-hearing of a politician's luncheon meeting
A quick late-night post before bed. (I have friends staying up all night, check the end of this post.)
I took a road day today, through the Massanutten mountains (Route 675 is the alternate Skyline Drive), but I also stopped for lunch in a café in Washington VA.
With a copy of Greene’s “Moral Tribes” on the table, I attracted attention. At the next table, a local politician was holding a meeting.
He talked about whether most people’s idea of expressing their political views was limited to donating to political campaigns. Almost like he knew what I write about and recognized me.
He also talked about whether towns could count on volunteer fire departments forever, like in this Texas newspaper article.
That raises an interesting question – that voluntarism almost become necessary and mandatory in a metamoral sense, along with traditional fundraising and solidarity, which I have bucked.
Baseball player Bryce Harper had talked about volunteer fire departments one time.
I’ll give a link to a big Washington Post article by Greg Jaffe, “Capitalism In Crisis”.
Most hyper-socialists (like Non-Compete) see organizing the world as layers of communes, but it’s hard to see how anybody get there.
American Johnson of “NonCompete” takes a stab at it, rather rambling. He is not afraid of the Big C word.
Also, check News2Share or Ford Fischer tonight on live-streaming from the Venezuelan embassy of a planned eviction of Maduro’s people by the Secret Service. No URL yet.