00h UTC; SATURDAY, 29 SEPTEMBER 2012: If you thought Imperial Japan was rather blatant in its designs on creating a "Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere" as sought to replace Euro-centrist colonialism across Southeast Asia with an Asian-centrist such seen to better serve the interests of Asia and its peoples around World War II (only to structure things so that Japan, especially the zaibatsu cartels, profited at the expense of its several territories seen only as sources of raw material and cheap labour), consider where GOP Presidential wannabe Mitt Romney was overheard pushing as his ideal for foreign aid should he manage to be President:

Videlicet, what he calls the "Ronald Reagan Free Enterprise Area" as would replace traditional models of foreign-development aid with the promotion of ekonomesie vryheid met Amerikaanse eienskappe supposedly "born out of the Volk to serve the Volk" (cf. the Afrikaner Economic Movement's agenda, having as it did the unhealthy dominance and interference of the Afrikaner Broederbond in its Luscious Glory of hyper-Freemasonic secrecy [supposedly "in the name and behalf of the Volk"], its "public face" of the Federasie van Afrikaner Kultuurbeleggings [FAK; "Federation of Afrikaner Cultural Organisations"], and their breathing down the necks, as it were, of their children from the Eerste Ekonomesie Volkskongres of Bloemfontein in October 1939, as in the Afrikaner Handelsinstituut ["Afrikaner Economic Institute"] and the Reddingsdaadbond [RDB; "Rescue Action League"], with the "cooperation" of their drookies at Volkskas, Sanlam and Saambou).

Such a concept, methinks, enough to make the Japanese idea of "Co-Prosperity" (as in a colonialism serving to advance racist ideals) look like a cheap weekend's bus excursion among the so-called "music shows" down Branson way. In fact, has anybody considered the ideological parallels between the two?

Meanwhile, back at the surf enclave--
  • Expect the Zealots and True Believers who insist that children need to be "taught healthy and proper respect" for free enterprise and ekonomesie vryheid, &c., and to see both as essential to AmeriKKKan National and Sovereign Identity as a Peculiar Among the Nations, to be railing and bawling about new proposals before the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to further update regulations regarding websites which target children and Others Easily Influenced as use "cookies," "web beacons" or other tracking materials to monitor website activities among visitors so as to require parental approval before signing up for e-mail lists or "online clubs" in connexion. (As a matter of fact, the European Union now requires websites among its member states which use "cookies" to track visitors' habits to explain this on their homepage, and offer an "opt-out" facility.)
  • Given where a number of Primitive Christian churches whose congregations tend to be predominantly "poor whites" are the sort to "identify" with such specimens of "Persecuted White Bible-Believing Christians" as the Afrikaners out of South Africa (especially where reinforced by highly incredible or otherwise sensationalised prolefeed as may be difficult to verify independently), you have to wonder how many such are joining in "appeals" to raise funds supposedly to "assist our Afrikaner Brethren in Clear and Present Danger of Persecution for their Pious and Humble Christian Faith"--only to have funds thus cajoled diverted at the last minoota to "more urgent and pressing needs," not otherwise specified (which, more than likely, is probably code for diversion by its minister per the "Prosperity Gospel" to selfish ends and purpose).
  • They're certainly dancing in the streets of Tift County, Georgia this harvest season: Georgia, the nation's largest peanut producer, could be in for the single-largest peanut crop on record thanks to the abnormally dry summer producing ideal conditions for peanut growing. And especially so in Tift County, itself the greatest single peanut-producing county in the United States. But then again, will it translate into a glut of peanuts and peanut butter before too long, after allowing for export sales?
    (As a matter of fact, peanuts were one of several alternative crops to cotton promoted to farmers in and around Enterprise, Alabama in response to boll-weevil infestations as decimated cotton crops in the area around a century ago, in its turn translating into that famous monument in the Enterprise town square "In profound appreciation of the Boll Weevil and what it has done as the Herald of Prosperity," as in encouraging farmers to become more diversified and consider raising livestock as well.)
Meanwhile, who among us would imagine reading a novel in which the letter "e," perhaps the single most overworked letter in the English language, was left out deliberately? Such an example would have to be Gadsby: A Champion of Youth by Ernest Vincent Wright (vintage 1939; ironically, Wright died on the very day of its publication and, to make matters worse, most of the copies from the first printing for a vanity-publishing house Wright contracted with were destroyed in a warehouse fire not long afterward, making such a highly-sought-after literary curiosity). A commonly-illustrated example of Gadsby's lipogrammatic style (as linguists refer to such works in which certain characters are deliberately omitted) would have to be these the opening paragraphs from Chapter 29 (via the version posted on Wikisource):
GADSBY WAS WALKING back from a visit down in Branton Hills’ manu­facturing district on a Saturday night. A busy day’s traffic had had its noisy run; and with not many folks in sight, His Honor got along without having to stop to grasp a hand, or talk; for a May­or out of City Hall is a shining mark for any poli­tician. And so, coming to Broadway, a booming bass drum and sounds of singing, told of a small Salvation Army unit carrying on amidst Broad­way’s night shopping crowds. Gadsby, walking toward that group, saw a young girl, back towards him, just finishing a long, soulful oration, saying:—

“... and I can say this to you, for I know what I am talking about; for I was brought up
in a pool of liquor!!”
(Doubtless she was probably speaking metaphorically about such a dysfunctional upbringing.)

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