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Offline Paul Bonneau

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Wyoming, a state of "little platoons"
« on: March 30, 2011, 10:04:22 AM »
The neocon line one usually runs into these days has become as mindless and dogmatic as anything the left "liberals" ever came up with, so it is quite a treat to find a more traditional and thoughtful conservative exposition:

Defending the "Little Platoons"; Communitarianism in American Conservatism

Thomas Woods here even manages to connect communitarianism (usually thought of as leftist) with conservative thought. It appears the conservatives got there first.

The interesting thing about this is that it has a connection to Wyoming, in that Wyoming is essentially a state of "little platoons", a small town state where the small-scale community connections still exist. I am continually amazed at all the little groups one runs into in Cody, for example, promoting this or that aspect of culture, and they seem to have a parade or two every month.
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Re: Wyoming, a state of "little platoons"
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2011, 09:17:38 PM »
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Broadly speaking, traditionalists believed in prescription over rash innovation, emphasized the
importance of private property and social distinctions, and denied the perfectibility
of man.
They viewed man and his condition in the concrete, and not with
reference to an imaginary state of nature or under a Rawlsian veil of ignorance.

This is so me. I've never been a classical libertarian, though I've agreed with them strongly on several things. I might have to pick up some Russell Kirk.

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Re: Wyoming, a state of "little platoons"
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2011, 01:42:23 PM »

The interesting thing about this is that it has a connection to Wyoming, in that Wyoming is essentially a state of "little platoons", a small town state where the small-scale community connections still exist. I am continually amazed at all the little groups one runs into in Cody, for example, promoting this or that aspect of culture, and they seem to have a parade or two every month.

Are you familiar with the term LGOPs? I'll see if I can track down the exact quote and definition for you.
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Re: Wyoming, a state of "little platoons"
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2011, 01:59:38 PM »
You mean Paratroopers? That I know.

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Re: Wyoming, a state of "little platoons"
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2011, 02:01:51 PM »
I dont know the quote but it is what happens when a battle plan goes to hell and you got a bunch of young kids armed to the theeth with nothing else to do. And no one watching them. :D

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Re: Wyoming, a state of "little platoons"
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2011, 08:30:27 PM »
You mean Paratroopers? That I know.

That's it. I knew I'd saved it:<p>

THE RULE OF LGOPs:

(LGOP = Little Groups of Paratroopers)

After the demise of the best Airborne plan, a most terrifying effect occurs on the battlefield. This effect is known as the rule of the LGOPs. This is, in its purest form, small groups of pissed-off 19-year-old American Paratroopers. They are well-trained, armed-to-the-teeth and lack serious adult supervision. They collectively remember the Commander's intent as "March to the sound of the guns and kill anyone who is not dressed like you..."

...or something like that. Happily they go about the day's work........

-- Lt. General James Maurice "Jumpin' Jim" Gavin , WWII Commander of the 82nd Airborne [among a great many other things]
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Re: Wyoming, a state of "little platoons"
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2011, 06:39:57 AM »
Hmmm, will blue jeans and plaid shirts do as a uniform for Wyoming?  >:D
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Re: Wyoming, a state of "little platoons"
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2011, 07:27:37 AM »
Hmmm, will blue jeans and plaid shirts do as a uniform for Wyoming?  >:D

Not in Winter. :D

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Re: Wyoming, a state of "little platoons"
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2011, 10:19:18 AM »
Hmmm, will blue jeans and plaid shirts do as a uniform for Wyoming?  >:D

Not in Winter. :D

Well, that's what the blue jeans jacket is for, silly. It can have a plaid lining...
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Re: Wyoming, a state of "little platoons"
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2011, 01:55:48 PM »
Hmmm, will blue jeans and plaid shirts do as a uniform for Wyoming?  >:D

As long as it isn't a mostly-red plaid shirt. I'd hate to see you mistook for a game warden.
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Re: Wyoming, a state of "little platoons"
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2011, 02:08:41 PM »
Hmmm, will blue jeans and plaid shirts do as a uniform for Wyoming?  >:D

As long as it isn't a mostly-red plaid shirt. I'd hate to see you mistook for a game warden.

Nah, mine are blue/green. But then, anyone who has ever seen me would not likely mistake me for any sort of government employee! LOL You should have seen the expression on folk's faces the day I went downtown in my pink sweat suit... wearing the big, black .45. Hysterical.
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Re: Wyoming, a state of "little platoons"
« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2012, 01:00:08 PM »
Lets see. Caterpillar work boots, Lee Jeans, Carhartt T-shirts, and a deer skin hooded paratrooper like winter jacket.

I have a duffel bag with a summer and a winter Gilly suit as well.

To blend "as like a blade of grass" in a meadow.

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Re: Wyoming, a state of "little platoons"
« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2012, 01:02:03 PM »
Where is the best place to purchase a good set of night vision goggles?

I keep vacillating between getting them or not.

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Re: Wyoming, a state of "little platoons"
« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2012, 01:51:04 PM »
There was a good book published a few years ago called "crunchy cons" about eco/rural friendly friendly "conservatives" in birkenstocks.

Duh.

We're called "Libertarians" dummy...
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Re: Wyoming, a state of "little platoons"
« Reply #14 on: November 20, 2012, 07:15:55 PM »
You wear Birkenstocks? That's pretty hard core...  :)
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