Mann to Man

The American Condition Politically, Culturally, Economically

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Raised in rural Greenbrier Co. WV, BS Chemistry WVU, PhD Chemistry, GA Tech,Chemistry Faculty, GA Tech, 1965-1969, Dir R&D BASF Fibers 1969-1982,Sr.Exec. R&D, Burlington Industries, 1982-1986,Owner/CEO Mann Industries (formerly BASF fibers)1988-1995, CEO/Owner The Mann Group Consultants, 1987-2009, wife Carol, daughters Leigh, Susan

Monday, June 27, 2016


Election of Donald Trump as president is vitally necessary to stop the decline into societal decadence brought on us by the counter-cultural revolutionaries over the last 6+ decades. Clinton personifies the revolution. She must be stopped.

Today our beloved America can be compared metaphorically to a bleeding artery that, if allowed to continue bleeding, will bleed out with resultant death. In fact, “traditional America” has already met her death under the pressure of the counter-cultural  (sub-cultural) revolution of the past 6+ decades. Hillary Clinton has been a part of that revolution her entire life. In fact she personifies the sub-cultural revolution, surrounded by fogs of corruption and scandals her entire public life. 

Stopping Clinton must be viewed as putting a tourniquet on a bleeding artery until full repair can be effected. 

Traditional America was defined by sense of family, sense of community, honor, faith in God, personal responsibility and the sense that truth was all-important to one's integrity. The “Progressive” movement has abrogated much of those tenets and they've captured control of the Democrat Party. Hillary Clinton shares the “leadership” of the “Progressive” movement now and seeks to be the top “leader,” a term I use with reservation. She must be stopped. The November election will be the only chance to do so.

The counter-cultural revolution and its abrogation of all of the major defining factors of traditional America must be stopped! Again, I view it as a bleeding artery. Let the bleeding continue by electing Clinton and America will bleed out as we march to perdition. It's that simple, yet so serious, even critical.

Yes, the American Condition is critical. She is broken, perhaps irreparably, all but guaranteed if Clinton is elected to continue the societal decadence created by the revolutionaries, of which she is one.


Saturday, June 11, 2016


By Michael Wilson

Mr. Wilson is a veteran of Viet Nam, significantly disabled, and a strong proponent of the military and service therein. I post here his commentary to me for all readers to see and I write this to inform readers of Mr. Wilson's unimpeachable character. He wrote the note below in response to a comment I made that Ali was a "dodger." I now subordinate my thinking to that of Michael Wilson, one who has far more credibility on this issue than do I. I've long admired Ali's talent and with Mr. Wilson's opinion so convincingly expressed, I will remember him as an honorable man. RIP Muhammid Ali

Michael Wilson's Comments

Joe, Ali did not run off to Canada or Europe. He stayed here to face the music. The music in his case was a 5 year prison sentence, $10k fine, and banishment from boxing. While he never actually served time as a result of the sentence, he did lose 3 years from his career during what should have been his most productive period. While he might have been used by the NOI, he took responsibility for his decision, as we all should.

If I, who served 2 year in country and have a 20% disability as result of wounds, can find it my heart to forgive him and allow that his subsequent behavior expiated whatever sin he might have committed in his youth, why can those who never served there either not put his behavior of a half century past behind us? It would seem that for some Marc Antony's words at Caesar' funeral are still true: "The evil that men do lives after them; the good is often interred with their bones..."

Where was, and is, the outrage at Jimmy Carter's blanket pardon of all the draft dodgers and traitors who ran away rather than serve or stay here to face the music? Ali was prepared to pay whatever price was necessary as a result of his decision. These people weren't, and the one thing for which I will never forgive Carter is his allowing them back into the country with no penalty whatever. I will credit Ali for his life after his decision and reserve my bile for Carter and those whom he forgave, and whom I have not forgiven and never will forgive.

Friday, June 10, 2016


That Hillary Clinton can be, and likely will be, elected president of the United States is testimony to the state of decadence we have arrived to after decades of the sub-cultural revolution. Americans vote out of ignorance, reflexively for the "D" and more unjustifiable reasons. 

At times I try to think that I am too pessimistic about the condition to which the great America that I've known and loved for a full lifetime, with an abundance of blessings, has come. But, when I see and hear Hillary Clinton, and Bill as well, and realize that more than half of Americans support her and many still lionize him. Both have fed unscrupulously at the federal trough and have used their offices to enrich themselves beyond any reasonable expectation. Both have been shrouded dense fogs of scandals, some undoubtedly illegal pursuits, yet they are never held accountable. Now she purports to be the best to lead our nation and the free world. She has no achievements to qualify here, claims to the contrary notwithstanding. Are American voters ignorant, willfully duped, foolishly supporting her only because she's a woman or simply reflexively supporting "Ds?" Yes! To all.

Thursday, June 9, 2016


The Democrat/Progressive machine is now in control of the country. If not stopped in the 2016 election, they will control the nation for generations. We march onward to perdition.

I submit to you, what I'm quite sure is now reality, that the Democrat/Progressive machine which controls national Democrats, hence the country now, is as powerful, or more so, than Tammany Hall ever was. Yet, Tammany had complete control of New Your City and NY state for decades. The Democrat machine now dominates the internet, of which the top management of all are Democrats. The financial industry, that now controls our economy, with aid of the IT guys, and has enormous political clout, is run largely by Democrat CEOS and other top managers. They fund Democrats overwhelmingly.  When Hillary Clinton occasionally mentions "reigning in Wall Street," she is only posturing for voters and her WS people know it.

Those who will reflexively disbelieve this and yell "foul" should do some research. It is entirely probable that the Clintons are the patron saints of this vast network, the Democrat machine. The question is, where does Barack Obama sit?" The nation is now set up for long term control by a fraudulent machine, not at all unlike Tammany Hall, rather with Tammany the model. They will make Tammany look amateurish. We are now beyond the turning point, which was 2008 when Obama was elected largely because he was black, articulate, charismatic and represented the machine well. In spite of Obama's and his sycophantic media's and others' rhetoric to the contrary, America has declined dramatically in the last 7+ years and the decline will continue if the Democrat machine maintains control by electing Clinton. Odds favor Clinton's election. 50% of American voters are either reflexive "D" voters, ignorant of The American Condition or both. Or, sadly as I have learned the hard way, want the decadence we're declining into.
Their opposition, aka Republicans, must get unstuck from stupid to stop the march to perdition that we are on.

Thursday, June 2, 2016



When I think of Hillary Clinton, I'm reminded of my own tenet in managing people and operations: "Being in a job/position is not qualifying, doing the job correctly and commendably is the only qualifier."  When I think of Obama and Congress, I'm reminded: "No organization or group can be effective without strong effective leadership. Clinton epitomizes being in-the-job but not doing the job. She is not a leader.

The United States of America is the largest "organization" in the world today with NO strong effective leadership." I just analyze people and their results, folks. It's maddening but true.