An Inquiry into the Career of a Populist!

An Inquiry into the Career of a Populist
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By: Roger G. Kennedy

An Inquiry into the Career of a Populist

(populist then/populist now)

PopulistIgnatius Donnelly died of derision. Not his corpulent Red Irish body, which has survived so many blizzards and dust storms and endless haggling conventions and caucuses – his body died of a heart attack in his sixty-ninth year, two months after he lost his twenty-third election campaign. Nor did his spirit die – it animated the reforms of two Progressive decades built upon his four decades of agitation, and it went marching on into the agricultural policies of the New Deal. But his reputation, that part of his reality about which he cared most, his “darling reputation,” was buried under the ridicule of respectable politicians and journalist during his lifetime and respectable historians thereafter. Even during the liberal years, the 1930’s and 1940’s, Ignatius Donnelly, like William Jennings Bryan, was thought to be too much the hayseed Gracchus, too much the product of the pre-deodorant era, to please the fastidious urban intellectuals.

“Ignatius Donnelly” he was called at the end. He had led the Anti-Monopolists and the Greenbackers and the Grangers and the Populist, had lost so many campaigns for the Congress and the Senate and the Governorship and the Presidency that he had become a figure of fun. William Watts Folwell, the establishment historian of Minnesota, called his life a “dreary record.” Latter-day critics agreed: Richard Hofstadter said he had been a leader of “country cranks’; Eric Goldman said he “had a reputation of the kind of theories that too many nights on the prairie can produce.”

PopulistDuring Donnelly’s lifetime Folwell set him down as “discredited,” a “mountebank politician.” He was attacked from the Left: Everett Fish called him a “fat brute,” and Sidney Owen called him the “Benedict Arnold of Populism.” From the Right the St. Paul Pioneer Press said he was “like Judas Iscariot…a dictator (and) a dog”; the Mississippi Valley Lumberman called him a “dishonest political juggler’; and during a famous exchange of invective, the stately Elihu Washburne of Illinois accused him of taking bribes, of being an “office beggar,” a coward, liar, a populist, and criminal “whose record is stained with every fraud – whiskey and other frauds – a man, who has proved false alike to his friends, his constituents, his country, his religion, and his God.” Continue reading An Inquiry into the Career of a Populist!

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News 10/30/2013 with Goat Hollow!

The Surreal News!
Host: Doug aka GoatHollow

News 10/30/2013

News 10/30/2013 with Goat Hollow isn’t quite Edward R. Murrow, remember legendary Edward R. Murrow the quintessence of unbiased and real information, surreal or not? A news media, taking pride in the integrity of reporting with factual representation regardless of personal agenda! The Surreal News 10/30/2013 hearkens back to the reporting skills of  Murrow.

Information, the real facts whether stranger than fiction, surreal in fact, that hits the headlines. You can find the real deal, what really is going on in this world with high caliber noteworthy stories you need to know about. Continue reading News 10/30/2013 with Goat Hollow!

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Ignatius Donnelly & The Politics of Discontent

Ignatius Donnelly & The Politics of Discontent 

An Inquiry into the Career of a Populist
By: Roger G. Kennedy
Host: Doug “GoatHollow” for “They Were Preppers

Ignatius DonnellyEditor’s Note: There have been few periods in the history of the West more thoroughly convulsive than that between 1880 and 1900, a time when all the agonies of class conflict in America found sharp focus in the plight of the western farmer, whose dream of a Jeffersonian Eden had been mutilated by reality _ and, in his view, by the villainous manipulation of money-lenders and capitalists. The period gave birth to Populism, one of the most significant political movements in western history, and one that would have a profound effect on both major parties, even while the presidential campaigns of the party’s leader, William Jennings Bryan, went down to defeat. Continue reading Ignatius Donnelly & The Politics of Discontent

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Venomous Snake Bites, Infections and Herbal Medicine.

Venomous Snake Bites, Infections and Herbal Medicine
Host: Sam Coffman “The Human Path”

InfectionsAs we have talked about before, the three biggest issues after a disaster are very likely going to be food, water and medicine. Add to this the fact that most post-disaster environments are laden with potential health threats: Rubble, obstacles and hazards, open sewage and bacteria-laden water, disturbed wildlife looking for new homes, increased rodent population and more. A lack of medical services really starts to hit home when talking about severe, acute environmental or medical injuries. Two good examples of this kind of severe, post-disaster medical situation are infection and venomous snake bites in North America (e.g. Rattlesnake, Copperhead, Coral Snake, Cottonmouth). Continue reading Venomous Snake Bites, Infections and Herbal Medicine.

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Surviving an Urban Disaster!

Surviving an Urban Disaster!
Host: Tara “Common Sense Prepping
Urban DisasterUrban DisasterUrban survival expert Richard Duarte will be the guest on this week’s episode of Common Sense Prepping. The Surviving Doomsday: A Guide for Surviving an Urban Disaster author is also a firearms expert and attorney in Miami. Duarte’s book also boasts some vital information for suburban and rural preppers as well. Those of us who chose to live in the beautiful and safe countryside tend to leave our homes occasionally. Developing a plan to quickly exit a major city in case disaster strikes while visiting a friend in the hospital or in Orlando on vacation could mean the difference between life and death. Continue reading Surviving an Urban Disaster!

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Well Regulated Militia!

Well regulated militia!
Host: Dave Womack “The Gun Show”

regulated militiaThe modern militia movement has been under fire by the media lately, but what the media tends to miss are the following to points:

1) A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.
2) In some cases, local militias go through more training than local law enforcement.

Now, before I get any haters out there, let me be clear. I am a fan of our military, and I’m a fan of good cops. Many jurisdictions get a significant amount of training, while others are limited to 50 rounds of ammo per person, per month. Clearly, 50 rounds is not enough to provide sufficient training to ensure a “free state”. That’s where the militia comes in. Continue reading Well Regulated Militia!

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“The Great Pumpkin” Benefits & Uses!

“The Great Pumpkin” Benefits  & Uses
Host: Lynna… A Preppers Path

Great PumpkinThere’s a nip in the air, leaves are falling and the Great Pumpkin soon begins its reign. Halloween looms just around the corner unceremoniously the kick off to the fall/winter holiday season. A staple of the season the pumpkin begins its seasonal reign from the Jack O’Lantern of Halloween to the coveted pie of the Thanksgiving and Christmas table.

Tune into The Other Side of a Preppers Path this Sunday Oct 27th and learn why the traditional orange orb (pumpkin) isn’t just pie anymore. A staple of the garden and holiday season the pumpkin is often overlooked as a mere decorative gourd and something to make pie out of. Living a prepared lifestyle lends itself to looking at something for its known value and then looking again for the hidden values or ability to repurpose the item. Continue reading “The Great Pumpkin” Benefits & Uses!

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Founding Fathers on Tyranny!

Founding Fathers on Tyranny!
Host: Charlie “Charlie in the Box”

Founding FathersThomas Jefferson said, “all tyranny needs to gain a foot hold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.” … And what I think he meant by that is when good men and women with strong morals and values are confronted with the truth of alternative motives of their government and big business, not conspiracy but facts, and after all that they stay silent, that’s all that darkness needs to consume our lives. Aka, tyranny. But only if they didn’t stay silent things could change. Continue reading Founding Fathers on Tyranny!

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Myths and Preppers!

Myths and Preppers
Host: James “I Am Liberty”
MythsWe are all learning. Every day we are reading and learning. How to’s and What if’s. The thing is now more than ever there are many keyboard survivalists and article writers who are looking to get traffic with outlandish articles that could hurt you more than help you. Tonight on I Am Liberty we are going to talk about the most popular prepper myths out there.

As you know I am an admitted amateur when it comes to the preparedness game. Though my B.S radar is one of the more fine-tuned in society. I will always do my best to glean out the most pertinent knowledge and get it to you. Be it news stories or fascinating ideas. I am going to the other side tonight and looking to pinpoint those things we may have heard on Nat Geo that could get us killed. Continue reading Myths and Preppers!

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Hegelian Dialectic, Predictive Programming Part II

Hegelian Dialectic, Predictive Programming and You! Part II
Host: Noreen, Katzcradul “Homestead Honey Hour”
Hegelian DialecticLast week on the Homestead Honey Hour the topic of Hegelian Dialectic was addressed in reference to how it is being used and has been used for at least the past 100 years as a form of mass mind control.  If you were unable to listen last week, be sure to check out the show in the Prepper Broadcasting archive HERE so you can get up to speed with all the juicy details of what we covered in that show.

This week’s show is sure to be a doozy!  Katzcradul and Noreen will once again share the air and continue an in depth conversation continued from last week that will cover even more information about Hegelian Dialectic, the Delphi Technique and how it all relates to Predictive Programming through a wide range of media including music, movies, literature, the main stream media delivery system of news and information among other things. Continue reading Hegelian Dialectic, Predictive Programming Part II
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News 10/23/2013 with Goat Hollow

News 10/23/2013News 10/23/2013 with Goat Hollow isn’t quite Edward R. Murrow, remember legendary Edward R. Murrow the quintessence of unbiased and real information, surreal or not? A news media, taking pride in the integrity of reporting with factual representation regardless of personal agenda! The Surreal News 10/23/2013 hearkens back to the reporting skills of Murrow.

Information, the real facts whether stranger than fiction, surreal in fact, that hits the headlines. You can find the real deal, what really is going on in this world with high caliber noteworthy stories you need to know about. Continue reading News 10/23/2013 with Goat Hollow

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Robert Nelson, the notes from 1901

Robert Nelson, the notes of 1901
Host: Mrs. Sidhu

Robert NelsonIn the spring of 1901, Robert Nelson McFarland, at that time in the 83rd year of his life, was interviewed by the local newspaper, the purpose being that he was the last survivor of the first pioneers to settle Brown County, Illinois in 1824 and they wanted to record his memories. But, as often happens, things intervened. The paper changed hands, Nelson passed away and the notes were lost.

Many years passed before the narrative was found in a box of old papers. In 1922, almost 100 after the events described, Nelson’s story was finally told in the Versailles Sentinal. What a shame it would have been to lose such a priceless treasure. Priceless to me because Nelson’s story is the story of my family. I didn’t have to imagine what they went through because there was a witness. Continue reading Robert Nelson, the notes from 1901

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Survivor Jane on “Common Sense Prepping”

Survivor JaneSurvivor JaneSurvivor Jane will be the featured guest on this episode of Common Sense Prepping on the Prepper Broadcasting Network. The female preparedness phenom is the author of the viral Twitter hashtag – Preppertalk. She is currently involved with a special NatGeo project related to the new season of Doomsday Preppers, and is finishing work on her first book. Survivor Jane was just your typical career woman going about her daily life, until everything about her entire life perspective was altered during an attempted robbery. The old saying “the straw that broke the camel’s back” may be a cliché, but it accurately describes the scenario that prompted Jane to begin focusing on a more self-reliant existence. Continue reading Survivor Jane on “Common Sense Prepping”

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