The Historical Publications Section announces the publication of Destitute Patriots: Bertie County in the War of 1812, by Gerald W. Thomas.
Destitute Patriots examines the contributions and sacrifices of the citizens of Bertie County in the context of North Carolina’s preparations for and participation in what has been called the “Second War of U.S. Independence.” Militiamen and regular army troops from the county suffered greatly during war from a lack of basic military equipment and supplies; yet, they offered their services to the perpetuation of the nation, its sovereignty, and the associated freedoms that had been earned almost three decades earlier in the Revolutionary War. The book’s title refers to the fact that many of these men did not receive their military pay until…
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There are some things in life, where you can literally sit there and say out loud to yourself, ‘no one deserves this.’ And literally NO ONE DOES. So if no one deserves it, then why does it linger around anyway? It’s like that one annoying friend we all have, that has bad body odor. Okay, maybe it’s not like that, but very similar. He’s sitting there; waving his arms around like it’s everyone’s business. I don’t even think I make sense anymore. I don’t even think I’m thinking right, and if I’m thinking wrong, then how wrong am I really thinking? I’m changing. I don’t like this unknown feeling. I have no control; the steering wheel isn’t in my hands. I can’t describe this feeling. There are some things in life that no one truly deserves. But it happens anyway. I’d like to just take this time to say a big fuck you to the guy with bad B.O.
In the 1960s, a bunch of kids called the Merry Pranksters used to throw parties after taking a bunch of acid. They’d project these crazy visuals to trip out to. 30 years later, ravers used to do the same thing. Now video editors do it for the exact same reason. To f*ck with our minds! Hypnotic, restrained, and beautiful, just like the track that goes along with it. It kind of feels like being wrapped up in a warm fuzzy blanket of Xanax. I double dare you, naw man, I triple dare you to only listen to this track once.
Here’s another one from Mr.Lies, it’s hard to put into words a description for these. Words like dreamlike, ethereal, mesmerising come to mind, but man oh man, just stop reading and listen to the damn song already. I’ll say it does sound like the kind of song you…
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