Sam Aurelius Milam III
"Yeah," he said, leaning back in his chair and speaking on the telephone, "women can do the job, but that don't keep working with ’em from bein’ a pain in tha ass!"
"What?!?" from across the partition.
"Oops. Gotta go." he said, hanging up the telephone and glancing up at the top of the partition, and then at the doorway to his cubicle.
Sure enough, she came storming in through the doorway.
"What did you mean by that?!?" she yelled, trying to cross her arms but having some difficulty, because of her ample boobs.
"Jeez!" he thought to himself, trying not to stare, "She's gotta be jokin’!"
"Well?" she demanded, "Why would working with women be a pain in the, what you said?!?"
"Hell," he continued, still thinking to himself, "it's like them explorers that sailed tha seven seas."
"WELL?!?" she demanded again, louder this time, planting her fists firmly on her curvaceous hips, which caused her ample boobs to jiggle.
"Them explorers." he explained, finally finding his voice.
She got that expression of baffled superiority on her face, the expression that women in the workplace reserve for their male colleagues. "What explorers?"
"They was just tryin'," he elaborated, "ta git away from their wives!"
"What does that have to do with anything?!?" she asked in exasperation, waving her arms, which made her ample boobs jiggle again.
He kept trying not to stare.
"Well, not just wives," he improvised, "maybe some of’ ’em was tryin’ ta git away from their girlfriends or their, uh." He'd started to say coworkers, but thought better of it.
She spun on her heel, muttering, "Typical male, can't even answer a simple question."
As she strutted out of the cubicle, she would have slammed the door except that cubicles don't have doors. It left her feeling unfulfilled.
"Well," he thought to himself, "at least with the rear view, you're less likely to get caught starin'."
He leaned back in his chair, sighed, his eyes glazed over, and he said out loud, forgetting where he was, "Dammit, we don't wanna work with ’em, just play with ’em."
"What?!?" a different voice from across the other partition, "What the hell did you just say?!?"
"Yeah!!" The first voice again.
After that, things got a lot more complicated.
When did freedom of opinion and freedom of choice become un-American? Why is it acceptable for one political faction to establish mandatory and universal policies and procedures, impose them uniformly onto everybody else, by force, and punish people who don't comply? Such enforced conformity is a characteristic of a police state, not of a free society.
Freedom of choice is a better idea. Consider, as an example, that it was never essential for every workplace to be sexually integrated. The feminists could easily have opted for a combination of mixed gender workplaces, male only workplaces, and female only workplaces. Then, a person could have worked in whatever kind of workplace suited him, or her. The feminists could have had their jobs without creating a feminist police state in the process. The present result, making sexually integrated workplaces both universal and mandatory, deprives not only men, but also women, of their freedom of choice. Police states work that way. The prospect of being accused of sexist attitudes or of sexual harassment also has a chilling effect on a man's freedom of opinion, another characteristic of a police state.
I was employed in the corporate establishment, part-time or full-time, as a co-op student or as a full-time employee, from about 1968 until about 1987. During that period of time, the proportion of women in the workplace gradually increased. We, the men who worked there, gradually found ourselves answering not just to management but also, potentially, to every woman in the entire establishment. That is, in addition to assignments and instructions from the boss, we were likely to be subjected to control by nagging, just like at home, but with one big difference. Any woman in the entire workplace might, with impunity, act like a wife,
|but a man who acted like a husband was likely
to be accused of sexist attitudes or of sexual harassment.
In addition to professional interactions with female colleagues at work, I also had various personal relationships with women, both in and out of the workplace. That wouldn't be relevant to this article except that the lessons learned transfer well from one situation to the other, in either direction. I was laid off, allegedly due to a lack of sales, in 1987. Since then, I've remained unemployed. My last personal relationship with a woman ended in 2003. Since then, I've avoided any further such relationships. My experiences gave me considerable food for thought. Since then, I've had plenty of time to think. There are lessons here that can be learned.
Consider my present situation. I can put as much salt or sugar as I want on my food, drop my socks wherever they happen to fall, sleep as late as I want to sleep, snore without being banished to the couch, get up in the middle of the night to write an article, squeeze the toothpaste tube in the middle, leave the toilet seat whichever way I want it, take the trash out when I feel like it, sweep the floors when I get around to it, choose my own shows on the television, and eat pizza or hamburgers instead of a tossed salad. Imagine a similarly nag-free workplace. A man would be able to tell ribald jokes, hang pinups on the walls, ogle the secretary and proposition her, use colorful language, smoke cigars, and so forth. He could be a man, not a person. What a great idea. What a great way to work.
My state of permanent unemployment came about for entirely different reasons but, coincidentally, it relieved me of workplace nagging for about the past 33 years. I've intentionally avoided other nag-prone relationships for the past 17 years. Imagine nag-free living. Imagine my tranquility. Life is good. Work could be good, too. Imagine.
Letters to the Editor
... I take a moment to thank you for continuing to send me the Frontiersman — just got & read Oct. Always rich w/ great info & insights. And to say again: Even the most hard line Jews who are the chief liars about the "6 million" myth have repeatedly reduced those fake numbers many times. I think now they claim a few hundred thousand. That's still a lie. You can do a little research and get 100% reliable proof. The Barnes Review has had the most constantly reliable & usually well-proven facts on this & everything else about history; & exposing all the lies across the entire history spectrum.
I am stunned that prisoner "S. H." (p3 Oct issue) thinks Trump is the one who might try to sabotage the election. Love him or hate him, (Trump), any legitimate research will show over & over again, layer upon layer, that it is his crazy, violent, maniacal, lying adversaries who are sabotaging the election because they know otherwise trump will win by a landslide. (And I'm not a trump ass-kisser by any means). (Trump has done more for prisoners at large, & who deserve it, than the past 50 years of presidents, all combined. Do the homework!)
No time for more. Thank you again, Sam. I hope maybe 2021 I'll be able to see you face-to-face tho all stops have now been pulled out by CDCR & BPH (parole) staff to sabotage that, including now overtly requiring groveling "confessions" for not only the original crime frame-up, but for every false accusation made against me for about 40 years (give or take a couple). Like the Catholic Inquisition all over again.
All for now. Blessings to you, dear brother
—F. L., a prisoner
In my comments on page 3 of the October issue, I didn't intend to suggest that the atrocities perpetrated by the Nazis didn't happen. I presented my opinions on that topic in A Good Beginning, in the January 2018 issue. It's an important article. I highly recommend it.
As I noted in my comments, the Jews accounted for 43% of the victims of the Nazis, but commanded 100% of the subsequent sympathy. I mentioned that because, so far as I'm aware, it's the best known example of that kind of thing, and I see the same kind of thing still happening today. Every group of reformers, activists, victims, or self-proclaimed victims tries to make its own misfortune seem as grievous as possible. That might not be such a bad thing if such groups were actually seeking justice or relief, but they aren't. They're seeking power, funds, and privilege. They don't want to solve their problems for themselves. They want the government to solve their problems for them, by forcing everybody else to do something their way. Such efforts, over the years, have resulted in the slow accumulation of the present police state. That police state imposes onto the entire population, by force, the pet peeves of each and every group with a grievance. The result is an enforced ideology of political correctness, and a tendency toward a kind of groupthink, an Orwellian society conditioned to conformity.
Regarding the election, I believe that the outcome is irrelevant. There hasn't been a
|president in the history of the nation who's
ever succeeded in diverting the government from its course of ever increasing
police state powers. Whoever's in office, the eventual result will
be the same. As Claire Wolfe noted, "America is at that awkward stage;
it's too late to work within the system, but too early to shoot the bastards."
...now, where to start in regards to October's Frontiersman. In your "It Would Take a Miracle" [page 1], in America's attempt to eradicate the natives, you say its population has been reduced to 4%. Actually, by my figures, the native population has been reduced to 2.9%.
You know, Sam, when I read some of your readers "letters to the editor" submissions, I think some of them assume that since you are a 74-year-old, white male, who lives in Georgia and is anti-government, I think they think you are also a white supremacist, which I know that you are neither a white supremacist, nor a racist.... I think some readers think that way because you are critical in your views on some black issues. I share your views where I believe that I'm being critical on blacks right now because, as a group, they're acting like idiots, and being racists themselves. They are sowing division with "black lives matter", and I feel like they want over-representation in everything. For a group who only represents 15% of the U.S. population they sure have taken over some sports and Hollywood, etc. I mean, shit, if you're a gay, Jew, black, you're king of the world....
... Anywho, I got off track, and your article on Christians [It Would Take a Miracle], all "organized" religion is full of shit. No one knows our true beginning. How about everyone start by treating each other good, try to not do bad. Make love, not war.
Peace my friend.
—S. H., a prisoner
My statement about the reduced size of the native population was that, by 350 years after white people began to arrive on this continent, the size of the native population had been reduced to 4% of its previous size. The numbers came from a PBS documentary and referred to the point in time that was specified in the documentary. I don't know the present number.
I remember hearing, when I was young, of one of my family members, a couple of generations back, who said that, if he knew which part of his blood was Indian, then he'd cut a hole in his arm and let that part out. I had another family member who was remembered for being scrupulously honest. My point is that, if we trace our ancestry back far enough, then each of us has every possible kind of ancestor. Recall Genealogical Overkill, in the February 2011 issue. I disapprove of arrogance, hypocrisy, or oppressive policies, regardless of the race, gender, creed, or ethnicity of the source, and regardless of the race, gender, creed, or ethnicity of the target. I disapprove of organized religion because, regardless of the tiresome rhetoric to the contrary, brutality and force are among the failures and legacies of each and every such religion, including Christianity.
Regarding the forced imposition of political correctness, I believe that nobody has an obligation to approve of any particular person, situation, or circumstance but, obligation or not, trying to put up with people or things that we don't like is probably a good idea. We're all in this together and it would probably be best if we could all at least try to act like it.
Sam Aurelius Milam III
•Every environmental problem that we have, without exception, is a consequence of excess human population.
•Regardless of jingoism and dramatic heroics to the contrary, it's better to live for a cause than it is to die for it.
•GPS isn't unconditionally better than a road map. A road map can't be hacked, it can't be used to remotely detect your location, and it can't be used as a target for a guided missile attack.
•It's a risky idea for a woman to show up unexpectedly for a surprise visit with her husband or her boyfriend. He might not be alone.
•A legitimate government doesn't prevent crime. It punishes criminals.
•Neither the pen nor the sword is mightier. It depends on who's wielding them.
Sam Aurelius Milam III
My small cash flow ended in July of 2016. Since then, I've mostly been using what I'd previously saved. Even though I'm 74 years old and I'm being stingy with my funds, it seems possible that I might outlive them. Maybe not, one never knows for sure, but it seems possible. If I last longer than the funds do, then it's going to be difficult for me to pay for things, including the publication of this newsletter and the maintenance of my websites and domain names. So, donations are welcome. Maybe somebody might even buy something from the Moonlight Flea Market. Please remember that I can't cash checks or money orders.
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