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Do I Have Any Supporters In The Mountain West?
"Go West, young man."
My current route will take me through the Great Plains, Utah, Wyoming, and Nevada.
I am “calling the banners” in case any supporters/readers/viewers of mine in those areas would like to meet up for a chat, or if they could possibly let one Ronin crash on their couch for a night.
If not, all is well, all the same.
Kind regards from your fellow American,
“The phrase "Go West, young man" is often attributed to Horace Greeley, a 19th-century American newspaper editor and founder of the New York Tribune. The phrase encapsulates the idea of westward expansion in the United States, encouraging young men to seek their fortunes by moving to the Western frontier.
However, there's some debate about the precise origins of the phrase. It is believed that Greeley popularized the sentiment, but the exact phrasing "Go West, young man, and grow up with the country" might have been first penned by John B. L. Soule, an Indiana journalist, in an 1851 Terre Haute Express editorial. Greeley later acknowledged Soule's contribution but claimed that he gave the phrase broader national exposure.
Regardless of its precise origin, the sentiment of the phrase captured the spirit of the times, as the 19th century was a period of rapid westward expansion and settlement in the U.S., driven by factors like the Gold Rush, the Homestead Act, and the completion of the transcontinental railroad.”
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Addy Adds is a 100% independent author, writer, investigative journalist, independent video producer, radio talk show host, and editor. His work has been stolen by hundreds and viewed/read by millions. Once called the “best young mind in political journalism,” with his work also described as “genius,” Addy Adds turned down an in-field recruitment from the CIA during his coverage of Brazil in 2022, the first known instance of such an event to be caught on video.