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Swampyville's - You're the Poet! by Swamptown
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Swampyville's - "Remember the Maine"
by Swamptown
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Swampyville's Ask the Politically Correct!

Question:

What was the Spanish/American War?

Politically Correct Resolution:

At the ending of the nineteenth century the United State's was a

sovereign nation that wanted to maintain this status.  It was

the internationalists that called it an "Isolationist" nation,

because it didn't want to get involved in overseas conflicts.

The Spanish/American War.

(Global Building)

(Wikipedia used for most of this article)

The Spanish–American War was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the

United States. Revolts against Spanish rule had been endemic for

decades in Cuba and were closely watched by Americans; there had

been war scares before.  By 1897–98 American public opinion grew angrier

at reports of Spanish atrocities, magnified by "yellow journalism". After

the mysterious sinking of the American battleship Maine (the Catalyst) in

Havana harbor, political pressures from the Democratic Party pushed the

government headed by President William McKinley, a Republican, into a

war McKinley had wished to avoid. Compromise proved impossible, resulting

in an ultimatum sent to Madrid, which was not accepted. First Madrid,

then Washington, formally declared war.

Although the main issue was Cuban independence, the ten-week war was

fought in both the Caribbean and the Pacific. A series of one-sided

American naval and military victories followed on all fronts, owing

to their numerical superiority in most of the battles and despite the

good performance of some of the Spanish infantry units. The outcome

was the 1898 Treaty of Paris, which was favorable to the U.S. followed

by temporary American control of Cuba and indefinite colonial authority

over Puerto Rico, Guam and the Philippines. The defeat and subsequent

end of the Spanish Empire was a profound shock for Spain's national

psyche. The victor gained several island possessions spanning the

globe and a rancorous new debate over the wisdom of imperialism.

Thus, (the United States gained there much wanted warm water ports

to extend their World Wide influences).

American interest in Caribbean

In 1823, the Monroe Doctrine stated that further efforts by

European governments to colonize land or interfere with states

in the Americas would not be accepted by the U.S., but Spain's

colony in Cuba was exempted. In 1890 Captain Alfred Thayer Mahan

wrote The Influence of Sea Power upon History, which credits the

rise of Britain to world power to the Royal Navy. Mahan’s ideas

on projecting strength through a strong navy had a powerful

worldwide influence, especially Japan. Theodore Roosevelt, later

Assistant Secretary of the Navy under President McKinley and an

aggressive supporter of a war with Spain over Cuba, was also strongly

influenced by Mahan’s conclusions. Americans had long been interested

in Cuba (and Hawaii), since several U.S. presidents offered to purchase

it from Spain (James Polk, Franklin Pierce and Ulysses S. Grant),

and others expressed their hopes of future annexation. 

Historians debate how much Americans were interested in obtaining

an empire, while noting that the European powers had in recent

decades dramatically expanded their empires, especially in Africa

and Asia. The United States seized this opportunity to become

an international empire themselves.

Thus, began the "gradual transformation" of the United States from

one of isolationism to one of internationalism.

"UT HISPANICUS CADIT, SIC OMNIS TERRA"

(As Spain falls, so falls the whole world)

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You're the Poet - "The Banshee's Cry"
by Swamptown
Jun 22, 2011 | 745 views | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink

You're the Poet!

Fill in the below blanks with the following words

or use your own words.

By, cry, find, fro, go, me, mind, see.

The Banshee's Cry!

By L. Don Oliver

Walking down a darkened street,

Within the silence of my ____;

Searching for I know not what,

That was so very hard to ____;

Stumbling alone into the night,

I felt something go rushing __;

An apparition all dressed in gray,

Then I heard the Banshee's ___;

Screaming all about me,

Darting here and to the ___;

Swirling around my very being,

Relieved as I watched her __;

Her wailing was so haunting,

But I did not take time to ___;

And when I turned the corner,

She was waiting there for __;

Previous poem:

Father's Day Tribute!

By L. Don Oliver

Many of children, go to bed;

Nary a pillow, for their head;

Making do, with what they've got;

Fatherly effection, they have not;

Mothers cry, alone each night;

Hopes and dreams, far from sight;

Two or three jobs, they daily go,

What tomorrow brings, they never know;

To the single mothers, I wish to say;

Thank you all, on this Father's day;

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Swampyville's - "Manifest Destiny"
by Swamptown
Jun 14, 2011 | 176 views | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink

Ask the Politically Correct!

Question:

What was "Manifest Destiny"?

Politically Correct Rsolution:

Manifest Destiny was the 19th century American belief

that the United States was destined to expand across

the North American continent, from the Atlantic Seaboard

to the Pacific Ocean. It was used by Democrats in the

1840s to justify the war with Mexico; the concept was

denounced by Whigs (Republicans), and fell into disuse

after the mid-19th century.

Advocates of Manifest Destiny believed that expansion

was not only wise but that it was readily apparent

(manifest) and inexorable (destiny).

The concept of American expansion is much older, but

John L. O'Sullivan coined the exact term "Manifest Destiny"

in the July/August 1845 issue of the United States Magazine

and Democratic Review in an article titled "Annexation."

It was primarily used by Democrats to support the expansion

plans of the Polk Administration, but the idea of expansion

faced opposition from Whigs like Henry Clay, Daniel Webster,

and Abraham Lincoln (the first Republican President) who wanted

to deepen the economy rather than broaden its expanse. John C.

Calhoun was a notable Southern Democrat who generally opposed

his party on the issue, which fell out of favor by 1860.

Thus, the Civil War where the South wanted to retain there unpaid

employees (Slaves) and the North wanted to take advantage of this

cheap labor source (New Slavery). Gee! that is same thing they are

doing today. Moving jobs overseas to take advantage of cheap labor

sources in foreign countries. In addition, the Southern Plantation

owners were shipping, mainly Cotton and Tobacco, directly

overseas and Northern factions wanted their cut of these

actions. During the Civil War there were Northern Suppliers

to both the North and South who made fortunes on "Hedging their

Investments". What happened after the South Lost? Northern

factions moved in and took over the vanquished plantations and

many freed? slaves moved north and took low paying manufacturing

jobs. Oh! what a coincident! The argument between secession and

slavery as the cause for this war still continues.

Manifest Destiny was always a general notion rather than

a specific policy. The term combined a belief in expansionism

with other popular ideas of the era, including American

exceptionalism, Romantic nationalism, and a belief in the

natural superiority of people of English descent. While

many writers focus primarily upon American expansionism

when discussing Manifest Destiny, others see in the term

a broader expression of a belief in America's "mission"

in the world, which has meant different things to different

people over the years. (Although, Manifest Destiny was aimed

at Nationalism it was the beginning of it's eventual goal of

internationalism).

The belief in an American mission to promote and defend

democracy throughout the world (Internationalism), as

expounded by Abraham Lincoln and Woodrow Wilson, continues

to have an influence on today's American political ideology.

(Wikipedia used mostly for this article)

"NOVUS ORDO SECLORUM"

(New order of the ages)

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Swampyville's - You're the Poet - "Ship of Memories"
by Swamptown
May 21, 2011 | 299 views | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink

You're the Poet!

Fill in the below blanks with the following words or

use your own words!

Ahead, Albatross, alone, bar, be, bell, crossed, dare

deck, dread, far, ghosts, home, lashed, light, night,

plays, posts, respect, return, sea, splashed, stays,

there, well, yearn.

Ship of Memories!

By L. Don Oliver

I see the ships, upon the ___;

As they race, to cross the ___;

Full sails, billowing briskly _____;

No sailors regret, for those who ___;

Phosphorus waves, gently being ________;

Flowering Main, pleading to be ______;

Disciplined crew, upon the ____;

The valorous ones, that I _______;

Never an all night in, they are _____;

With their thoughts, ever drifting ____;

Eight peals sound, from the ships ____;

signalling that, all is ____;

Lightening flashing, in the _____;

Scaring the darkness, into _____;

Flickering lanterns, upon their _____;

Dancing shadows, of wandering ______;

White horses building, a storm _____;

Ship ahull, awaiting the _____;

Howling winds, prayers of ______;

Homeward bound, every sailor's _____;

The tempest line, they have _______;

There upon the bow, an _________;

In the ocean, a dolphin _____;

Out where, King Neptune _____;

Brave souls, venture out to ___;

That is where, I long to __;

I wrote this poem several years ago in memory

of my brother-in-law, who is now deceased. 

He was a career Navy Quartermaster who was

really happiest the most when he was driving

"HIS" Aircraft Carrier. Sail on forever Charlie.

Previous Poem.

Gift of Life!

By L. Don Oliver

The storm clouds were building,

The heart was sinking low;

The rain came pouring down,

The angry winds began to blow;

Lightening flashing above my head,

The paint less walls wearing thin;

Then, you opened your loving arms,

And enclosed me there within;

You kissed my troubled brow,

Hugging me with all your might;

Tenderly, you sang songs of love,

All through that wakeful night;

When the new light had dawned,

Restful sleep was mine to see;

Mama, I will always love you,

For your precious gift to me;

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Swampyvile's - Ask the Politically Correct (Constitutional Republic)
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Swamypville's Ask the Politically Correct!

Question: What are the definitions for Constitutional

Republic, Democracy, Oligarchy/Plutocracy, Dictatorship

and Monarchy?

Politically Correct Resolution:

Constitutional Republic!

(Representative Democracy)

(Wikipedia)

A Constitutional Republic is a state, where the head of

state and other officials are representatives of the

people and must govern according to existing constitutional

law that limits the government's power over all of its

citizens. In that the head of the state is elected, it is a

republic and not a monarchy.

In a constitutional republic, executive, legislative, and

judicial powers are separated into distinct branches.

The fact that a constitution exists that limits the

government's power makes that state constitutional.

That the head of state and other officials are

chosen by election, rather than inheriting their

positions and that their decisions are subject to

judicial review, makes the state a republic.

The greatest example of a Constitutional Republic WAS

the old United States of America!

Democracy!

Democracy is a form of government in which all citizens

have an equal say in the decisions that affect their

lives. Ideally, this includes equal participation in

the proposal, development and passage of legislation

into law.

The greatest example was Ancient Greece!

CURRENTLY THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

IS A CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC AND NOT A

DEMOCRACY AS OUR LEADERS LEAD US TO

BELIEVE!

Oligarchy/Plutocracy!

Oligarchy/Plutocracy is a form of power structure

in which power effectively rests with a small number

of people. These people could be distinguished by

royalty, wealth, family ties, corporate, or military

control. Such states are often controlled by a few

prominent families who pass their influence from one

generation to the next.

Plutocracy is rule by the wealthy, or (power provided by wealth).

The combination of both plutocracy and oligarchy is called plutarchy.



The greatest example of an Oligarchy/Plutocracy was the

old Soviet Union Communism! It still is.

Dictatorship!

A dictatorship is defined as an autocratic form of

government in which the government is ruled by an

individual, the dictator.

It is a government controlled by one person, or a small

group of people. In this form of government the power

rests entirely on the person or group of people, and

can be obtained by force or by inheritance. The dictator,

may also take away much, if not all, of the people's freedom.

In contemporary usage, dictatorship refers to an autocratic

form of absolute rule by leadership unrestricted by law,

constitutions, or other social and political factors within

the state.

Dictatorship remains a relatively common phenomenon.

(Cuba, Venezuela, Iran, North Korea, Libya etc.)

The greatest example of a Dictatorship was the Roman Empire!

Monarchy!

A monarchy is a form of government in which all political

power is passed down to an individual (usually hereditary)

known as a monarch ("single ruler"), king or queen.

Historically, the notion of monarchy may emerge under

different circumstances. It may grow out of tribal

kingship, and the office of monarch (kings) becoming

typically hereditary, resulting in successive dynasties

or "houses", especially when the leader is wise and able

enough to lead

WHICH OF THE ABOVE WILL THE UNITED STATES EVENTUALLY BECOME?

Archaic word for today: Banker.

Politically correct Definition: Avarice monetary

manipulating acquisition expert.

Letters/words/terms that will not be included in the International

Dictionary of Political Correctness: (Determined to be derogatory)

(Only the use by those within the same ethnic group will be tolerated)

THE FOLLOWING TERMS ARE USED FOR THE PURPOSE OF PREJUDICIAL

AWARENESS!

CAMEL JOCKEY!

A slur against people of Middle Eastern descent.

CBCD!

Canadian Born Confused Desi - Similar to ABCD, but used for

Canadian born South Asians who are confused about their

cultural identity.

CELESTIAL!

A race specific term used to describe Chinese immigrants in the U.S.,

Canada and Australia in the 19th century.

CHARLIE!

A mild derogatory term used to refer to white people as a

collective oppressor group. Also, a slang term used by American

troops as a term for Vietnamese guerrillas.

CHEESE EATING SURRENDER MONKEY!

A french person (being politically correct) from the percieved

proclivity of the French to surrender.

CHEE-CHEE!

An Anglo-Indian or Eurasian half caste (from Hindu for literally, dirt).

CHING CHONG!

Mocking the language of or a person of perceived Chinese or East Asian

descent.

CHINK/CHINKY!

Used to refer to people of perceived Chinese descent and by

extension for other East Asians.
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Swampyville's - Ask the Politically Correct! (Collective Salvation)
by Swamptown
Mar 29, 2011 | 498 views | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink

Swampyville's Ask the Politically Correct!

Question:

 

What is the definition of Collective Salvation?

Intellectual Resolution:

Collective salvation is a quasi-contract religious

concept that is the antithesis of individual or

personal salvation. It is a mandate of social

justice which projects rights not normally given by the

laws of a country or state. Its premises are based

on dialogue, not accepted doctrine. It supports the

perpetual Marxist class struggle for the self-proclaimed

“divine” purpose of a socialist nirvana under the

concept of Progressive Socialism!

Archaic Word for today: "Brainwashing"

Politically Correct definition: Cognitive accommodation

for those who are incapable of thinking for themselves!

Letters/words/terms that will not be included in the International

Dictionary of Political Correctness: (Determined to be derogatory)

(Only the use by those within the same ethnic group will be tolerated)

Alter kacker/alter nocker (Yiddish)/alter kucker/A.K.!

A disparaging term for elderly Jewish people.

Anglo-pilferer!

An Anglo-Celtic Australian, possibly of convict lineage.

Ann!

A white woman to a black person - or a black woman that acts

too much like a white woman.

Ape!

A black person.

Apple!

An American Indian who is "red on the outside, white on the inside".

Argie!

A native Argentina.

Asian N*****!

An ethnic slur against Filipinos.

Aunt Jemima/Aunt Jane/Aunt Mary/Aunt Sally!

A black woman who "kisses up" to whites, a "sellout". A female

counterpart of "Uncle Tom".

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Swampyville's - Ask the Politically Correct! (Collective Salvation)
by Swamptown
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Swampyville's Ask the Politically Correct!

Question:

 

What is the definition of Collective Salvation?

Intellectual Resolution:

Collective salvation is a quasi-contract religious

concept that is the antithesis of individual or

personal salvation. It is a mandate of social

justice which projects rights not normally given by the

laws of a country or state. Its premises are based

on dialogue, not accepted doctrine. It supports the

perpetual Marxist class struggle for the self-proclaimed

“divine” purpose of a socialist nirvana under the

concept of Progressive Socialism!

Archaic Word for today: "Brainwashing"

Politically Correct definition: Cognitive accommodation

for those who are incapable of thinking for themselves!

Letters/words/terms that will not be included in the International

Dictionary of Political Correctness: (Determined to be derogatory)

(Only the use by those within the same ethnic group will be tolerated)

Alter kacker/alter nocker (Yiddish)/alter kucker/A.K.!

A disparaging term for elderly Jewish people.

Anglo-pilferer!

An Anglo-Celtic Australian, possibly of convict lineage.

Ann!

A white woman to a black person - or a black woman that acts

too much like a white woman.

Ape!

A black person.

Apple!

An American Indian who is "red on the outside, white on the inside".

Argie!

A native Argentina.

Asian N*****!

An ethnic slur against Filipinos.

Aunt Jemima/Aunt Jane/Aunt Mary/Aunt Sally!

A black woman who "kisses up" to whites, a "sellout". A female

counterpart of "Uncle Tom".

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Swampyville's - Ask the Politically Correct! (Collective Salvation)
by Swamptown
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Swampyville's Ask the Politically Correct!

Question:

 

What is the definition of Collective Salvation?

Intellectual Resolution:

Collective salvation is a quasi-contract religious

concept that is the antithesis of individual or

personal salvation. It is a mandate of social

justice which projects rights not normally given by the

laws of a country or state. Its premises are based

on dialogue, not accepted doctrine. It supports the

perpetual Marxist class struggle for the self-proclaimed

“divine” purpose of a socialist nirvana under the

concept of Progressive Socialism!

Archaic Word for today: "Brainwashing"

Politically Correct definition: Cognitive accommodation

for those who are incapable of thinking for themselves!

Letters/words/terms that will not be included in the International

Dictionary of Political Correctness: (Determined to be derogatory)

(Only the use by those within the same ethnic group will be tolerated)

Alter kacker/alter nocker (Yiddish)/alter kucker/A.K.!

A disparaging term for elderly Jewish people.

Anglo-pilferer!

An Anglo-Celtic Australian, possibly of convict lineage.

Ann!

A white woman to a black person - or a black woman that acts

too much like a white woman.

Ape!

A black person.

Apple!

An American Indian who is "red on the outside, white on the inside".

Argie!

A native Argentina.

Asian N*****!

An ethnic slur against Filipinos.

Aunt Jemima/Aunt Jane/Aunt Mary/Aunt Sally!

A black woman who "kisses up" to whites, a "sellout". A female

counterpart of "Uncle Tom".

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Swampyville's - You're the Poet - "I Heard the Robin Sing"
by Swamptown
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You're the Poet!

Fill in the below blanks with the following words or

use your own words.

Apart, charity, harmony, sing, sleep, spring, weep.

I Heard the Robin Sing!

by L. Don Oliver

When I was the innocent one,

One morning in early ______;

No thought of true reason,

I heard the Robin ____;

He sang his sweet song of life,

Of hope, faith, and _______;

He sang of his everlasting wish,

For a world in perfect _______;

He sang his precious sweet song,

For conflict to never _____;

Then came the makers of hate,

And tore all his dreams _____;

There alone upon his perch,

While others were at _____;

In the darkness of night,

I heard the Robin ____;

Previous Poem.

Holding On!

By L. Don Oliver

I came upon a new mown field,

And heard the black birds sigh;

Tiring of their fruitless search,

Away they began to fly;

I walked thru a valley of flowers,

Who's buds refused to bloom;

All wilting in the same direction,

Waiting for their coming doom;

I strolled the desert's heat,

And felt the scorching pain;

Then came the darkened clouds,

With their life refreshing rain;

Holding on to that I believe,

Destiny is not mine to propose;

Concerned not about that to come,

After pausing to smell the rose;

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Swampyville's - You're the Poet - "Stings of Life"
by Swamptown
Mar 10, 2011 | 368 views | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink

You're the Poet!

Fill in the below blanks with the following words

or use your own words.

Bring, fair, sting, there.

Stings of Life!

By L. Don Oliver

The sting, from a honey bee

The barb, still quivering _____

Plucking it, from my arm

Sometimes, life isn't ____

Less it be, I do not see

The moral, of that _____

Tis better, to mind ones kind

Than the pain, that it will _____

Previous Poem.

Spring's Calling!

By L. Don Oliver

Spring is yearning nigh,

Clover is in it's bloom;

Searching for a four leaf,

Hoping to find one soon;

Crows lounging in a tree,

Above farmer Brown's field;

Waiting for him to sow,

So that they can yield;

Squirrels inching from the nest,

Scampering down an old oak tree;

Dining from their hidden stash,

Until the acorns have grown free;

Maple embryos fluttering in the breeze,

Attaching themselves to the ground;

Preparing to grow and flower,

In their natural coming around;

A rose bud upon it's stem,

Dew trickling off it's thorn,

Praying that it will flower,

At the approach of early morn;

Lovers, hand in hand,

Strolling through the park;

Oblivious to the World about,

Anticipating the coming dark;

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