Reposting: Mama Liberty’s “The Free Cheese”

To all our readers:

In going back into the files while trying to fix the recent two-week shutdown, I’ve again found some of Mama Liberty’s columns, and here is one to share again – especially since (though it is but the 1st of October as I write this) we have had the first snow of the season!

First light, 5:58 AM, Mountain Standard Time in Newcastle, Wyoming. The sky is clear to the East, and the temperature is a balmy 22 degrees. The usual early February warming spell so frustrating to gardeners and others who just want spring to get here, but know that we’re only half way through winter.

An almost full moon soars toward the west, and it takes a practiced eye to see the sliver missing this morning. Little by little, the glowing silver and white disk will be replaced with more slivers of darkness until it vanishes – as it does each month – to reappear again when the dark slices disappear one by one, as they always do.

And so it goes also with the endless political cycles, regardless of all the “end of the world” weeping and whining by those with a vested interest in keeping their particular slice of the darkness enshrined permanently. Which, of course, is just not ever going to happen. But ignoring the light, they work tirelessly to hang onto their sliver of the evil darkness, hugged to their breasts in ecstasy because control of other people and their property is their highest goal. And they’ll fight each other to the death over which slice of evil will control the rest!

What an incredibly horrific waste of human potential, and just about everything else. Unfortunately, the will and even desire to destroy anything and everything for this evil goal is not only found among the so-called leaders and politicians, of course. There is an element in every city, town and wide spot in the road, which gathers itself into “governments” of one kind or another, with the absolute purpose of controlling the lives and property of all those it can claw into it’s power. And the majority of those in its clutches actually approve, more or less, at least when it isn’t their own lives and property confiscated or destroyed. But by then it’s usually too late for THEM, and the rest of the controllers manage to justify it or ignore it.

There’s always free cheese in the mousetrap.

About TPOL Nathan

Follower of Christ Jesus (a christian), Pahasapan (resident of the Black Hills), Westerner, Lover of Liberty, Free-Market Anarchist, Engineer, Army Officer, Husband, Father, Historian, Writer, Evangelist. Successor to Lady Susan (Mama Liberty) at TPOL.
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3 Responses to Reposting: Mama Liberty’s “The Free Cheese”

  1. Edd says:

    I remember Mama L. She was a good old gal, though she and I disagreed from time to time on one forum or another. I was sorry to hear of it when I learned that she had passed on.


  2. Ron Liebermann says:

    I remember when I was in High School, the government starting giving away free cheese to everybody. It was a big block of cheese; sort of like Velveeta. We had mountains of cheese. We made cheese sandwiches, and cheese fondue, and chili with cheese on top, and cheesy burritos. We tried popcorn with cheese, but that didn’t work. There was so much cheese that you couldn’t even use it all. It was a countrywide cheese overload.

    But the cheese wasn’t really free. Apparently, all the dairy farmers needed to be rescued. I say this because now they’re trying to give away a lot of dried cranberries. They’re all over the place.
    I bet those cranberry farmers are in trouble! So I guess I’ll have a cheesy cranberry burrito for dinner.


    • TPOL Nathan says:

      Price supports have been an excuse for all kinds of government programs and spending, and a key part of the “bread” part of “bread and circuses” for the FedGov.An excellent point!


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