State of the Discussion

+ My pleasure. Agree about the song, though I think the "haunting" aspect mostly comes from the historical context, as I discussed way back when, also [. . .]
+ Thank you. I know I have "orphan pages" on my website many broken links and even the "blog" of my mother's letters home to [. . .]
+ This post (almost ten years old!) was from a discontinued blog, but it turns out I still had the MP3 file in the archives. So [. . .]
+ The audio track does not play. I have found other versions on YouTube but I would love to hear this one. Do you have another link? Thank [. . .]
+ You filled out your email address as a "" not "" I edited the comment just above, and it's now showing the gravatar associated with [. . .]
+ btw I didn't get the confirmation email and it wasn't in spam. also my icon didn't show up here so if you do restart blogging [. . .]
+ Don't know whether I'll start blogging again, or why exactly this video led me to post again after such a long hiatus. Not sure why you [. . .]
+ so I've been listening to a lot of music, got a turntable and went through to my entire vinyl jazz collection, lots of cd's pre [. . .]
+ BTW, I recently upgraded some this and that on the back end of the blog, and it does seem to make comments post much faster [. . .]

For WordPress self-hosted people, there is already a "restore legacy editor" plugin, even though Gutenberg hasn't been installed yet as the default.

+ I thought you were on, not self-hosted WordPress. I can't find any info on and Gutenberg or Gutenbergerish editing, so I don't know [. . .]
+ so how worried should we be? the Gutenberg post makes it sound like if would be all but unusable for me. the image discussion is [. . .]
Wade McKenzie
+ …the desperate last-gasp radicalism of American reactionary conservatives before the demographic deluge and the expected relegation of white-European Americans to “minority” status in “their own” [. . .]
Wade McKenzie
+ Speaking of George Friedman... The party of Chancellor Angela Merkel no longer uses the word “friend” to describe the United States in its platform. But in [. . .]

just a note on your observation about the whiskey rebellion

Wade McKenzie
+ This, right here. This is where they choked. This, right here. This--here, right here. “I don’t get it. You’re saying ’this here’ in response to ’this here’.” Well [. . .]
+ (Well, I didn't, four years ago, call Daniel Larison a vulgar ideologue. I suggested that his polemic on that occasion stooped to that level, in [. . .]
CK MacLeod
+ Thanks, Mr. McK. I don't see the Rs in any better a position, nor the independents for that matter. All the People's Political Scientists and [. . .]
Wade McKenzie
+ It's a common tactic in scholasticism (vide Edward Feser) to take a term of religio-philosophical significance (such as "creation" or "eternity") that has a commonly [. . .]
Wade McKenzie
+ I don't know, CK, if you or anyone reading along has had a chance to see this yet, but it's so relevant to the discussion [. . .]
+ Thanks, Will H, for the thoughtful comment (which, in addition to being correspondingly thought-provoking, also happened to reveal a coding error making comments on this [. . .]
Will H.
+ A few different trends feed into the Trump phenomenon. One of the primary characteristics of digital media (1994 - ? ) is that the "official" position [. . .]
+ I suspect that as you may suspect that lawn obsessed behavior correlates poorly with more general rightish political tendencies in the general pop. As [. . .]