In memory is where many of us can escape the surrealness of now. For a nation that was founded by the guiding principles of Liberty, Justice, Education, and Morality have all withered by the decay of corruption, deceit, and greed of those who we entrusted to do the publics good. From humble beginnings of a fledging nation to the harsh realities of today the American public have been grossly misled. While some Presidents and members of Congress thought they were moving the country in the right direction only to have the public ill prepared for the consequences of their actions have had lasting effects on every American. Some of those actions taken were designed to deceive the public and entrench a ruling class elite.
While the main stream media is so concerned with Trump and the pending impeachment process, the Fed meanwhile continues to funnel money to Wall Street to the tune of $690 billion a week. Either the media is in collusion with the Fed to keep this information from reaching the general public or they are too preoccupied with Trump, international affairs, and, then again, they could very well be just too blind to see what is actually happening to the economy.
The apprehension of boarding an airplane today is well-founded. Practically everyone associates the fear of flying with a foreboding sense that the plane will actually crash. They may have a valid point, because now, most of the commercial airlines have eliminated two engines on their aircraft. This, for the sake of cutting fuel costs, has jeopardized passenger safety. A prime example occurred in January of 2009, when a commercial jet with only two engines both shut down during ascent which forced that plane to make a miraculous landing in the Hudson River. Had there been four engines mounted, the decibel level would have been loud enough to scare birds and other foul farther away, so that what caused that engine failure wouldn't have happened. Only through the skill and knowledge of the pilot and crew, a tragedy was adverted.
"These are the times that try men's souls." Remember that quote? Some 250 years later we are again facing times that try men's souls. From wave after wave of violent carnage that shows no signs of abating, an economy all based upon a house of cards that is poised to crumble at a minutes notice, a world on the edge of a Global Warming catastrophe, to the massive depth and scope of corruption that is in not only our political system, but now has reached our legal system as well. These are all signs of the times that try men's souls.
Out of the pages of history, galloping across the western plains of the Old West rides a lone crusader bringing law and order to an otherwise lawless land. With stealth and cunning many an outlaw met his fate. Horace Mann was broad of shoulder, and narrow at the hip, and everywhere he went the long arm of the law was not far away. With steely blue eyes wearing his white Stetson he struck terror in those who broke the law. The Stetson, the hat that was to become synonymous with western lore became the embodiment of truth and justice, which set him apart from the outlaws of the time. Atop his Appaloosa, sitting tall in the saddle with his Winchester at the ready, everyone knew in an instant that justice would soon be served. As fast as he was with a six shooter, the deadly aim of his Winchester many an outlaw found himself entombed on Boot Hill. His fame and his legend spread through-out the West. Soon news of his exploits reached places like New York where newspapers dubbed him The Shadow Rider. The man and his Winchester found its way into dime novels where many a young boy fantasized riding the plains of the wild west.