You gotta party for your right to fight

Cassius Clay versus Charles "Sonny" Liston

Today’s political fractiousness is nothing new at all~~in fact, our day represents the norm and is, compared to earlier times, very mild:

World heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali is held back

Today’s selection — from Henry Clay and the Art of American Politics @by Clemont Eaton.

Clay Ali

The 1824 presidential election between John Quincy Adams (National Republican, MA) and Andrew Jackson (Democrat, TN) was controversial. Even though Andrew Jackson won a plurality of both the electoral college and popular vote, John Quincy Adams was elected by the House of Representatives in a contingent election, largely orchestrated by Speaker of the House Henry Clay. The rematch in 1828 is considered one of the dirtiest campaigns in American political history, one in which politics became more popular and increasingly divisive:

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“The election of 1828 sharply revealed that the day of the old type of politician was over and that new men and a new type of politics had arrived. While James Monroe, the last of ‘the Virginia dynasty,’ was President, there still lingered the tradition of the early Republic, that a gentleman should not seek public office but that the office should seek him. The electorate was relatively small, for many of the common people did not have the vote. More­over, the common people regarded governmental officials with respect as men whose personal opinions had great weight. The leading figures in public affairs were not forced as a rule to truckle to popular passions and whims. The best of them were philosopher-statesmen, well grounded in a knowledge of political theory, of Locke, Sidney, Harrington, and the debates of the Constitutional Convention of 1787.

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Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay), right, lands on Don Warner's jaw in an early exchange of their fight in Miami Beach, Fla., February 28, 1962 with a straight right. It was the same punch which knocked Warner through the ropes in Round 4 and headed him for a technical knockout as the fight was stopped soon after he climbed back to the canvas.

An account of six military executions ordered by Gen. Jackson in 1815. During the 1828 presidential election, John Quincy Adams’ Federalist proponents created a series of “coffin handbills” aimed at Tennessee war hero Andrew Jackson, a radical Democractic-Republican.

“Yet in [Speaker Henry] Clay’s lifetime, a revolution took place in the po­litical mores of the American people. The aristocratic attitude toward politics disappeared with the spread of Jacksonian democracy. The politician then tried to identify himself with the common people, to wear old clothes, claim a log-cabin origin, and conceal his superior educa­tion and his command of the king’s English. It became a common practice to treat the voters with whiskey and to speak grandiloquently of ‘the sovereign people.’ Kemp Battle, who was long the president of the University of North Carolina, described this custom in his Memories of an Old-Time Tar Heel. He witnessed a candidate for office in a mountain village in North Carolina who harangued the Demos, standing before a grog shop wav­ing in his hand a tin quart pot to give point to his arguments. After his speech was finished he invited the sovereign people to follow him into the shop. He was elected.

Boxer Cassius Clay Punching Doug Jones

“The crude democracy of Jackson’s time, moreover, let to a lower quality of government. The voters, [Alexis] de Tocqueville observed, failed to elect their superior men to office. To obtain the suffrage of the people it was not necessary for a politician to have a superior education or a brilliant mind. Rather, he must be able to sense the common man’s discontents, his economic grievances, his prejudices, and his dreams. The successful politician in the 1830’s and 1840’s was, as a rule, a vigorous or eloquent stump speaker, a man who could devise popular slogans and organize political workers, and who gave the common people a feeling of their own importance. As party warfare developed into violent partisanship and as sectional tensions arose, the politician who had strong convictions and had taken a courageous public stand on issues was often pushed aside in favor of a candidate of availability.”

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Prose credits @Delancy Place Newsletter

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  • At Washington, capital city of the terminally self-absorbed, mortal man holds to fleeting, feeble and fallible opinion, God immutable fact.
      • ~~
      • It is my assessment that America is dying inside, being eaten away by the horror of the collapse of the middle orders, the attendant societal and religious values and customs of those orders and the ubiquity of war making for dubious purpose.
      • ~~
      • The rich man ought not be taxed at all~~he ought be compelled to employ and train the poor man~~directly~~personally.


      The principal need in America today is~~financial and industrial De-Globalization~~to facilitate the promotion of the possibility for the average man to get and keep a good job with good benefits paid by the employer~~as was done not very long ago.~~


      ~~Bene Nati, Bene Vestiti, Et Mediocriter Docti~~

      ~~La crema y nata~~


      ~~Artista de la conquista



      In sunshine and in shadow~~I hold tight to the Republican view of time and money~~I write night and day~~yet~~while impecunious~~I am vastly overpaid~~in that taking pay to do what I love is unfair~~to my employer~~in a fair system~~under such circumstances~~I should pay him~~not he me~~I am far, far too old a man to be sexually confused~~praise Jesus~~but I am yet young enough to be politically confused~~is anyone not~~in an absolute sense~~I am a Catholic Royalist~~in a practical sense~~I am a Classical Liberal~~a Gaullist~~a Bonapartist~~an American Nationalist  Republican~~in either sense~~my head is soon for the chopping block~~to hasten my interlude with Madame La Guillotine~~I write without fear~and without favor of~any man. 
      Finis Origine Pendet…
      The escape commences…
      September, 1957
      Saint Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic parochial school, called, by anyone of any background, simply: “Chan~al,” a place where, of an autumn day in 1957, school,  for me,  began and ended in the first convening of the first grade in which a tiny nun, one Sister Dom Bosco, appeared before me, just behind the window appearing at far left of this photograph, and piped out this: “I may be small, but so then, is the Atom Bomb.”
      My determination to escape school commenced immediately on hearing about this Atom Bomb business and took 16 dicey and arduous years to finally accomplish.~~
      Non Sibi
      The declaration that:
      “I am here to save mankind,” means that:
      “I am here to rule mankind.”
      The escape continues…
      September, 1966
      The Cathedral Latin School
        Finis Origine Pendet
      Κύριε ἐλέησον

      Rejoice and Glad!!





      ~The Original Angry Bird~~The Catholic University of America Screaming Red Cardinal Mascot~~



      ~~EX LIBRIS~~
       1 July,  Monday,  Anno Domini Nostri Iesu Christi, the 2019th

      Tweets: @jtdbegg
      “Jean-Marie Le Pen is a friend. He is dangerous for the political set because he’s the only one who’s sincere. He says out loud what many people think deep down, and what the politicians refrain from saying because they are either too demagogic or too chicken. Le Pen, with all his faults and qualities, is probably the only one who thinks about the interests of France before his own.”~~
      Alain Delon~~Actor

      John Daniel Begg raises cotton.


      In the Old South, the real Southland, we had a charming expression, when asked what an idle man did for a living:


      “Oh, he raises cotton.”
    • Which meant, he did absolutely nothing at all, as cotton,  “the white gold,” raises herself.




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      Deus Lux Mea Est


      Acta Est Fabula

      The escape concludes…


      The Catholic University Of America, Washington, District of Columbia.


      1976, Anno Domini Nostri Iesu Christi.

       “Who first seduc'd them to that foul revolt?
      Th' infernal Serpent; he it was, whose guile
      Stird up with Envy and Revenge, deceiv'd 
      The Mother of Mankind"
      Paradise Lost
      Book One
       Verse 35
       Our Mr Milton
      How short the list one could compile of those of whom it can be said that fame and money did not deprave? 

      Acta Est Fabula.


      Deus Vult.

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Our Queen


Our Queen now 68 years on


Simply the best President we could ever hope to have.


Regina ~ Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi

2 thoughts on “You gotta party for your right to fight

  1. Great article!! It is historically accurate and totally insightful. Technology may change, but humans don’t

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