Sunday, May 17, 2015

Paranoia Will Destroya – Let Us Hope This Will Happen to Those Who Spread Paranoia

This is so disconcerting because it is not new and should be apparent to all. Inciting and encouraging paranoia among the populace by those in power in order to win and gain more power is exactly what Hitler did in Germany. I swear The Tea Party leaders have taken pages right out of Mein Kampf... They believe their conspiracy theories that provoke paranoia about President Barack Obama will propel them into Absolute Might... If only the voters of little knowledge would read history, they would realize the boldfaced DUPE The Tea Party is using, without feeling any remorse whatsoever... seemingly they use a form of ‘THE END JUSTIFIES THE MEANS’ as a rationalization for their rank ideology.
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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

What's In A Name? $20 When That Name Is Harriet Tubman

Let us hope most of the majority of men in Congress will see to it that finally a woman deserves the same kind of honor only granted to males of our species, their face on USA currency, too long a coming. Way to go Harriet Tubman!
Harriet Tubman is perhaps the most well-known of all the Underground Railroad's "conductors." During a ten-year span she made 19 trips into the South and escorted over 300 slaves to freedom. And, as she once proudly pointed out to Frederick Douglass, in all of her journeys she "never lost a single passenger."

Tubman was born a slave in Maryland's Dorchester County around 1820. At age five or six, she began to work as a house servant. Seven years later she was sent to work in the fields. While she was still in her early teens, she suffered an injury that would follow her for the rest of her life. Always ready to stand up for someone else, Tubman blocked a doorway to protect another field hand from an angry overseer. The overseer picked up and threw a two-pound weight at the field hand. It fell short, striking Tubman on the head. She never fully recovered from the blow, which subjected her to spells in which she would fall into a deep sleep.
Around 1844 she married a free black named John Tubman and took his last name. (She was born Araminta Ross; she later changed her first name to Harriet, after her mother.) In 1849, in fear that she, along with the other slaves on the plantation, was to be sold, Tubman resolved to run away. She set out one night on foot. With some assistance from a friendly white woman, Tubman was on her way. She followed the North Star by night, making her way to Pennsylvania and soon after to Philadelphia, where she found work and saved her money.
The following year she returned to Maryland and escorted her sister and her sister's two children to freedom. She made the dangerous trip back to the South soon after to rescue her brother and two other men. On her third return, she went after her husband, only to find he had taken another wife. Undeterred, she found other slaves seeking freedom and escorted them to the North.
Tubman returned to the South again and again. She devised clever techniques that helped make her "forays" successful, including using the master's horse and buggy for the first leg of the journey; leaving on a Saturday night, since runaway notices couldn't be placed in newspapers until Monday morning; turning about and heading south if she encountered possible slave hunters; and carrying a drug to use on a baby if its crying might put the fugitives in danger. Tubman even carried a gun which she used to threaten the fugitives if they became too tired or decided to turn back, telling them, "You'll be free or die."

Thursday, May 07, 2015

African Tale of Justice, Could It Work In America?

If only the human tribe of America could follow their own natural instincts and get rid of indoctrinated bigotry beliefs and their acute xenophobia, we could possibly act rationally just like the African tribe.
But, I doubt it… especially when you have old fart white men watching Fox News that feeds them hatred with every tiny pixel emanating from their TV screen. I pity these poor pathetics, who never experience what a heartfelt story of justice feels like.
This article in The Week magazine is an example of the unjust laws the Fox News viewer and Tea Partier et al, so intensely embrace.

Release Rene Lima-Marin

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Wednesday, May 06, 2015

GOP Budget Set to Throw 27 Million Under the Bus

GOP Budget Set to Throw 27 Million Under the Bus
Disgusting and ridiculous! These “R” leaders should not be able to vote against the best interests of We-The-People and then hide. They should be forced to witness (in real time) the suffering that’s caused by voting against what a society, as a whole needs, to be fair to all its citizens. The fallout will again prove to be NOT COST EFFECTIVE ... Healthcare in the first place should be a right not a privilege for those few who can afford it. I wonder how many people’s health and wellbeing will be destroyed in order to satisfy the greed of the very rich, which the “R’s” cater to.
PS: Two Men; One expresses benevolence toward the needs of his fellow beings, the other contemptuous, disregarding the needs and rights of those at the bottom, concentrating only on what’s in for him and those at the top. Which one deserves to lead?

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Nellie Bly Message Still Prevalent Today

It's 2015 and still we hear Republicans describe a woman's role in society as "Barefoot and Pregnant". What is it that makes these right-wing people so afraid of a human females' advancement?
Never mind, it doesn't really matter what motivates their fear of women. What does matter is females like Karen Lee Orzolek could  never return to the nonsensical days of yesteryear when a popular closed minded columnist would write an article for the Pittsburgh Dispatch, titled, "What Girls Are Good For," in it, Erasmus Wilson wrote that women belonged in the home doing domestic tasks and called the working woman "a MONSTROSITY." Over a hundred years later Erasmus Wilson's ideology still lives.
(CNN)Tuesday's Google Doodle pays tribute to trailblazing journalist Nellie Bly on her 151st birthday with a melodic ode.
"Oh, Nellie, take us all around the world and break those rules 'cause you're our girl," the song goes.

If you listen closely, you might recognize the voice of Karen O, lead singer of Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

The indie rocker, whose real name is Karen Lee Orzolek, penned "Oh, Nellie" to go with the doodle of Bly, who was born Elizabeth Jane Cochran on May 5, 1864.

It's the first original song to be written for the delightful illustrations that appear on Google's homepage.

The song formed the basis of Google artist Katy Wu's doodle, which is also the first to feature stop-motion animation. The musical animation pays homage to Bly's extraordinary life as a pioneering journalist and adventurer in an era when little more was expected of women than child rearing and housekeeping, Wu said.

As Wu sees it, Bly and Orzolek have plenty in common even if they were born more than a century apart. They're bold, edgy and daring, unafraid to challenge conventional ideas of what a woman should be or do.

"If you see her onstage, she's daring in her own way," Wu said of Orzolek. "She doesn't conform; she does what she wants."

Compare that with Bly, who got her first job with the Pittsburgh Dispatch by penning an impassioned condemnation of its most popular columnist. In the column titled "What Girls Are Good For," Erasmus Wilson wrote that women belonged in the home doing domestic tasks and called the working woman "a monstrosity."

The first line in the Karen O's song evokes the column: "Someone's got to stand up and tell them what a girl is good for."

Cochran's letter impressed the paper's editors, and they hired her. She started writing under the pen name "Nellie Bly."

She eventually talked her way into the offices of Joseph Pulitzer's New York World and took on an assignment that would change her life. She spent 10 days posing as a mental patient in New York's notorious Blackwell's Island and returned with stories of cruel beatings, ice cold baths and forced meals.

Her reporting led to reforms of the system and set the tone for her career. She exposed corruption and the injustices of poverty by telling stories of the disenfranchised, the poor and women. When she covered the Chicago Pullman Railroad strike in 1894, she was the only reporter to share the strikers' perspective.

As the song goes, "We've got to speak up for the ones who've been told to shut up."

She reached the height of her fame when she took a whirlwind trip around the world in 1889 to beat Phileas Fogg, the fictional hero of Jules Verne's "Around the World in Eighty Days." She returned to New York in 72 days, beating Fogg's record of 80 days.

All those moments figure in the doodle, which took Wu about two months to create in a sort of labor of love. She hopes Bly inspires others to question authority and challenge expectations.

"She gave women a space in newspapers when they were generally preserved for men's perspectives," Wu said. "She gave women a voice in current events and media and dared to do a lot of things that women weren't generally allowed to do."
Give a listen to the today's, Erasmus Wilsons in the following video: