Bold, new whines in classic vessels from Lary9
New Jersey, USA
- January 09
- Semi-retired but fully inspired
- L.E. Alba (aka Lary9) was born to a venerable Louisiana political family during the Truman administration. Educated in engineering and liberal arts, this father of three opinionated offspring, has had a lifelong love affair with all things American especially political independence. He routinely apologizes for his progressive zeal by claiming to be besotted with Liberty. After serving in the USAF during the undeclared Vietnam war, he promptly joined the Woodstock Generation, lived in a commune in Haight-Ashbury and, despite the seductive Sirens of the west coast, began to cultivate a stubborn but artistic Yankee sensibility. More often than not, this landed him squarely in radical left-wing territory on most issues. Lately he has been thinking about retiring from politics since not many windmills of substance remain for tilting but his Louisiana roots are deep and proving to be retirement-resistant.
MARCH 27, 2012 11:46PM
Constitutional Sensibility & Trayvon Martin
I've been a progressive Independent politically for most of my life and tonight I almost wept from disappointment while watching the media circus and interacting in the Twitter-sphere. I never dreamed that so many irrational, mean-spirited so-called fellow liberals were out there! OMG. They were rallying in vigilante e-mobs that displayed the very intemperance that brought about Trayvon's death in the first place. Very few of these opinionated Tweeters seemed to have even a modicum of Constitutional sensibility about 'due process'. In the center ring of this circus tent, it felt like mob rule and lynching party mentality and that leaves no room for the facts about Martin and Zimmerman...or the broader ranging issues of justice sought for all the rest of us. I fear we are no longer a nation of citizen equals but have become a loose collection of clannish tribes comprised of supermarket tabloid consumers and reality show addicts. What an eye-opener.
~more to be appended as the case unfolds~