Rupert Murdoch bought Readers Digest?

It sure looks like it.  At least one celebrity on every cover now,* especially actors and actresses in movies coming out that month (talk about product-placement!), or American Idols from his network; also increased “conservatism” (though occasionally conceding the existence of “liberalism”), “disease-of-the-month,” fearmongering, yada yada yada….  They should change the name to Fox News Digest!!!

(*–This month the late Princess of Wales, Princess Diana, God be good to her, is the “lead”: she’ll be young and hot forever among the rest of us now!  But it’s just to plug another newly-released product, a book by a gossip columnist.)

UPDATE 8/8/07: Apparently my previous headline, with buys instead of bought, caused some confusion!  While I appreciated all the hits, far be it from me to allege knowledge of something so horrendous… or give the man – and I use the term loosely – any ideas!!!

The truth about the “American Revolution”?

Try here.

Or here, about very (90 pct.!) Loyal Long Island, New York.  Or this July 4th-week ‘appreciation’ in the (“liberal”) NY Times Magazine.

It’s not that I’m against independence: Canada is independent, Australia is, New Zealand is, Jamaica is, Belize is, etc etc etc.  At the time it wasn’t a good idea, and we Yanks – or rather, our rulers – could yet learn much about statecraft, international affairs, law and jurisprudence, the Common Good, health care,* etc., from further English/British tutelage.  (Not everything, but alot. Even UK politics has become mostly Classical Liberal today under U.S. influence… and they never had a clue about Ireland!)

But all we can do now is read American Red Tory – AND ACT ON IT!  (Nonviolently.)

Was the American Revolution good for the world?  We were essentially offered “Dominion” status over a century before it was applied anywhere else.  Imagine the faster, better improvements in the British Empire and the world if it had happened that much earlier!

(*–See especially this eerily SiCKO-like “Health Care Olympics” docu-satire video from a 1994 TV Nation, featuring “reportage” and “commentary” from sportscasters Bob Costas and Ahmad Rashad!)