@CharlestonNative...Now we know who was complaining-Get a life...
The Goober Peas song wasn't composed until after the Civil War, however peanuts were a very common Confederate ration and were consumed baked, ground up and even made into a sort of bread. Corn and rice were also very common in the Confederate haversack. Wheat wasn't grown extensively in the South and was often in short supply. This limited Confederate production of hard tac, a very durable ration.
"a nearby patch of unsightly overgrowth was tamed into a flower bed"
The native wildlife preferred the "unsightly overgrowth".
Pretty damn exciting!
Good to know you're holding steady on proper Marxism, Ned. Way to go!
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Excellent Ned. I wish i could be as well spoken.
Actually, mat, communal gardening has nothing to do with communism despite the ignorant public misconception. In fact, Marx and the other founders & early advocates of communism had disdain for social communes.
Social communes are organic and true forms of democracy. That is not what true communists want. True communism is another form of totalitarianism. Communist leaders use the ruse of social communism & democracy to dupe the deluded & idealistic masses with utopian ideals then enslave them as soon as they gain power. Every communist country started this way. Manipulating the masses by taking over public TV, radio, & media. The free press is the first thing to go. Then the right to bear arms, followed by martial law. Look at China, the "cultural revolution" was a systematic purge of anything cultural. Art, music, poetry, fiction, dance, and all forms of culture are deemed taboo & illegal. Those that could not be brainwashed were executed. Communist revolutions have led to the slaughter of nearly 200 million people. People who ignorantly helped empower their executioners. Cultural expression comes from creativity, self expression, independent thinking, and non-conformity. Those can not be tolerated in totalitarianism.
The Communist Manifesto calls for the taking of all private property. You don't take away people's property, freedom of self expression, freedom of thought, and freedom of religion without having to slaughter them like cattle until the rest submit. Stalin & Pol Pot alone killed over 100 million of their citizens. Che killed by the 1,000s, probably 10s of thousands. Yet educated liberal idiots like you consider him a hero of the people.
Educated liberals know I'm right. They embrace what the extreme left has done and it is what Saul Alinsky and other radical leftists want for America. The radical left are communists. Most socialists & liberals sympathize with them. Why? Because they are lied to and duped by Hollywood and the mainstream media. People like you, matt, are communists that want power & control because you think you are smarter than everyone else and it's up to you to "protect" the masses and the environment.
Unlike the left, the right isn't into power & control. The right believes in democracy & free will. Democracy & capitalism are not perfect. They are in fact very messy. Yes. Many suffer and there are the haves and have nots. But that is true of every system. But democracy & capitalism, while far from ideal, have in fact done more good than all other systems yet created by man combined. Greed is, in many ways, good. Money & success are not finite. It's not a zero sum game. Results are not guaranteed, but anyone willing to work hard can join the 1%. Anyone can become successful & wealthy. Anyone can follow their dreams & ambitions. It's about free will. It's about choices.
Long before leftist in America created communes, long before there was far reaching insurance, federal subsidies, bailouts, the income tax, and a strong central government people in this country survived natural & man made disasters. People recovered from hardship. Why? Because people truly cared about each other. They had ethics & morals, can do attitudes, and incredible work ethics. People lived as a community. People relied on themselves, their families, their friends, their community. Today, people rely on the government. And that's exactly what the left wants. To make people in this country more & more dependent on Daddy government so you the liberal elite can dupe & enslave them and take control. This is nothing new. History always repeats itself and those willing to open their eyes can see the truth.
So, matt, what's going on in Byrnes Downs is not about communism. It's old school independence. Old school self reliance, which is everything the left hates. In case you didn't notice, it's a long term Democratic mayor and the government interfering with these fine people. But they're Democrats and they're "from the government and here to help". Right?
Great article, How can I get in touch with Tank to order a hog?
Glad to see Ned supporting communist gardening.
In Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and some parts of Southern China I was always happy when boiled peanuts were served on the lazy susan at the table for diners to eat before ordering.
They're always served shelled and they are more sweet and less salty, but very good all the same. I wonder if Chinese cuisine originated them independently or if there is an external connection?
For once I agree with Jaxx. It's pretty easy to see the i$$ue here. Big spending Democrat Joe Riley could solve this with the stroke of a pen, but doesn't. Bravo, Joe! How many elections has he won by promising to fix the flooding that still hasn't been fixed? But boy ain't that crosstown prettier now when it does flood!! Just like the city being more willing to let lots become overgrown or historic building collapse from neglect rather than let a private homeowner buy them and renovate them other than according to highly restrictive and outrageously expensive BAR & city (Joe Riley) standards. Just continued separation of reality & common sense and liberals/Democrats in control.
Great article about a devoted family!
Sothel Farm: $.00
Charleston Parks Conservancy, the Mt. Pleasant Land Trust, and the Clemson Architecture Center Farm: $40,000
I find it very difficult to believe residents were actually complaining about a vegetable garden. I'm callling bullshit on Jason Kronsberg.
Hats off to you, Sir; you've been dominating the boiled peanut discourse of late.
I'm glad you dispelled the myth about Confederate soldiers and boiled peanuts. The song "Goober Peas" doesn't mention boiling them, but it does reference "wearing out your grinders, eating goober peas." Boiled peanuts won't wear out your grinders.
People who can't do this stuff, meet their needs by attacking people who can. our society rewards the unproductive complainers far too often in community matters. They hide behind process. Our society should reward and protect the people who do positive things. We should ignore the others.
What a great program! And it gives some inmates some real world skills they can use if they are released. I'd love to donate some plants next spring that they can manage and possible sell to create funds for their program. Would you put some contact information on this site, and I'll work on it.
This is my favorite article ever. I'm being serious.
My house is to the right of Sothel farm if you are looking at it from the greenway. I have absolutely no complaints about the farm. I'm about as close as you can get to it (location wise) so I don't understand who would have complained or why
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