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I was asked a question

If you're willing to do so, would you mind expanding upon this concept? I'm a white writer carefully reading this thread, but I'm a little confused by the phrases "still alive obstinate" and "change their minds against them." Trying to better understand! No pressure obviously https://twitter.com/Brianna_daSilva/status/1239685850926960640

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Well, in the beginning there was darkness:)... I do not mind communicating to any writer, even if you are a writer of white supremacist fiction. All artists must remember, our purpose is to provide messages, not to choose the messages people want. That is what separate the artists from the proselytizer...Anyway, the best method is to use examples. I will use a tweet sequence, I tried to make it as few as possible. But I placed a link at the end to read it whole. ... I will use three character. The little black brother in V<the television sci fi series>, a native american female character in a short story in a sci fi magazine i read years ago, Eric Kilmonger in the black panther film. Yes, the native american woman is not black african but native americans come in all phenotypes, and are definitely people of color, people of color defined as those non white europeans or of non white european descent. The black panther film had black writers but the base characters were written by a white man, the great stan lee. All three characters start off obstinate to the system. System defined as the culture of white european characters in the particular story. The little black brother in V, admits he is gaining opportunity with the green lizard aliens, he never did in the white human order. But, once his big brother is murdered by the lizards, he replaces his big brother to get the world back to the way it was, absent a mention of how his past activities may play out for him or anything else. He is alive but no longer obstinate. The native american woman is serving the aliens. In the short story which is a blend of "They live" meet "To serve Man" the aliens have got the whole planet :) forgive me, but they don't need to hide. The white protagonist is trying to do like in V, get earth back. He see an old acquaintance, the native american woman. They fornicate. She hands him to the alien lawmen. She says, this is revenge for the plight of the native american brought upon by the white order. She is alive obstinate. Finally, eric kilmonger chooses to die rather than live in prison. He dies obstinate. And, yes, wakanda is the most advanced community on earth while also Black, but their policies of non involvement relinquished the world control to less technologically advanced whites, which is kilmonger's base problem. To quote agent smith, we are free but not free. A long multilog to the writers choices concerning that is for another time. But, of the three obstinate characters, the native american woman, still alive obstinate is rarest by white writers. Obstinate characters themselves are less common than colored friends by white writers. The older black brother in V the common colored friend. But, that is why I said, I will like more Black characters from white writers like the native american woman in that short story I read years ago, still alive obstinate. Now if I am honest, I comprehend why it is rare, and I don't disagree to it. White writers nor Black ones nor any , have to cater to anybody, or any idea. All writers are free to write the worlds they want. Why would white writers commonly produce worlds where non whites are dominant?  Fiction is just that, not reality, and caters to ourselves. what makes us comfortable. That is why I also replied what I want from Black writers. Black writers don't need to reflect peaceful integration desires in the real world.

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The artwork above is from MAurice Jackson, the post I gained it from is deleted now.... I can easily talk about the various frictions in the Black Statian community but I rather make a point to the solution to the frictions. In my mind, the solution to the frictions in the Black Statian <meaning Black people who live in the usa, Black defined by phenotype, not geography of ancestral origin/language/religion/geography of birth/gender/financial level/membership to party of governance/ or anything except phenotype or appearance > requires an organization or a group that has the desire/resources/plan to unite the various Black Statian tribes, from the Black Militant to the Black non violent. But my second point is a question to you, What can unite the modern Black Statian? The commentary to the art above from Black people proved this art did not bring unity, among the various groups. What can?

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Richard Murray Gazette Excerpts 91-130  

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Edition 91
Rain in the forest- from Paysages Canadiens- trust me and click the youtube link immediately below
Edition 92
Dolores -enjoy the comic, I like page 8 the best, which is your favorite page?
Edition 93
Thiaroye camp - a film from Ousmane Sembene- I quote the article in brackets
<In Autumn 1944 forces composed only by white soldiers are substituted to the colonial troops who have landed two
months ago in South of France. These forces will fight and also will be celebrated after the winning on fascists. This
substitution is the wish of the american general Walter B Smith who required that the segregation inside the american
army is extend to all of the allied forces. The général de Gaulle follows that wish because he needed the help of the
american logistics and also because he wanted to control better the underground forces. All the colonial forces were put
together near the Toulon harbor and send back by boat to the Thiaroye camp in Senegal. These soldiers needed to receive
their pay but the general who leads the camp decided to divide it by two. Angry by this decision the soldiers succeed to
hold the général until he swears to give their money back but he doesn't respect his swearing. Early in the morning with
the agreement of the politicians some armored cars shot the soldiers. The film director Ousman Sembene remembers
himself his experience as a soldier from colonial troops for building the script based on three different personalities : the
African sergeant Diatto a cultured man, the racist captain Labrosse and the humanist captain Raymond. The Ousman
Sembene movie receives a special award at the Venice Mostra but it will be censored ten years (1988 - 1998) in France.>
Edition 94
love scenes 101 - I have a fun activity for any who read the article linked below. The activity is, come back here and write me the beginning of a scene, one sentence. I will write the next two.
Edition 95
the lone ranger - a movie about bass reeves will be made, your thoughts?
video trailer
Edition 96
Hair Love - Aka AWww from sony pictures animation, this nearly put a tear in my eye:)
Edition 97
Moulid doll - a doable project, enjoy
video instructions
Edition 98
Panerai engraved- video of engraving on a Panerai watch
Edition 99
indie romance - Do it yourself, the following is my result
Lucky Harbor by Jill Shalvis
I never heard of the author or book and the result seems to think I am female, but :) , how was your result?
Edition 100
sister night - her eye wear craft, from the watchmen television series
Edition 101
this is my story - Levar Burton
1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsGlBNDf64c
2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoNcVeu1yog
3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajPbWmkJjy8
4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdj4BziAnG8
5 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Oq-7YTdXbE
6 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwW1nSlZVJA
Edition 102
vogue - congratulations to milo manara, who earned the italian vogue cover, art not a photo on the cover of a major fashion
Edition 103
sleeping beauty - you must watch, but the question is after you watch, name the animated film you see yourself side your other in?
Edition 104
Karen Smith - A true artist, I have huge respect to her. If you can afford money, please assist her cause, if you can not please reshare her personal page on any social space
her webpage
The why
Somi - the computer scientist, is a black doll :) but you may enjoy her
the creator webpage https://www.bukolasomide.com/
Innovant tech- the creators company to act as a fiscal arm to the non profit https://www.innovant-tech.com/
The somi doll page on the innovant
https://www.blackenterprise.com/black-woman-invents-first-computer-science-education-doll/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Newsletter 12/24_12/24/2019
Edition 105
The dominants - I like the plot in this one.
A large thing ravage the basics of humanity... a mystery of extraterrestrials being placed in the earth...the survivors organize into three categories...those who want to be cohabitants, those who want to be eradictators, those who want to be a cult, Andrew refuse to choose, and you want camp do you choose? ... I am asking , what camp would you choose? click
the link to see the video
Edition 106
just press- meet george jetson, his boy elroy, daughter judy... jane! his wife! ...what's for lunch? just press... well, we may not be at the jetsons time, but san francisco has from my knowledge first robotic burger joint in humanity. photos and explanations are in
the article
Edition 107
Wika - the art in this bande dessinee is very nice, enjoy
at angouleme
Edition 108
yinkaorafidiya - the organization has a crafting community project, share it about to those who live in the philadelphia area
Edition 109
Yoga - Rosa PArks doing yoga :)
Edition 110
Totoro -... totoro! what will the name of a totoro-esque creature be from black cultures? what will be the theme song?link or name a song, from the same black cultural source you chose.
Edition 111
Nichelle Nichols - Sorghum and spear interview
Edition 112
MAker Camp - enjoy
Edition 113
The First Lines - Lithub created the first ten lines of some books, converted for social distancing
Edition 114
Sequino - it makes an awful sound, but if you like sequins you will love it
video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jpsiIsMG8U&feature=youtu.be
Edition 115
Robot Unicorn Dispenser - no not attack, though I will love for someone to attach a small audio device to emit the song everytime the soap spills
the theme song for the uninitiated
Edition 116
Mustang - As a writer I know I need to make trailers for books, they invite people well and are one of the modern tools. I have the
tools or ability but I have not yet felt the need to, but I may do something with Dupin. Any ideas?
Book trailer
My film noir interlude- after looking at the video I am inspired to provide a little film noir inner monologue
"Ohhh, this is a sunday like when we first met, that voice from a southern church that was in the body of the glittering goddess, she only winked at me but in that instant I knew we were a couple for life, or at least, until the war started and we have been apart since, Thank you for singing for me baby, thank you for everything..."
Edition 117
Dune - what to say, what to say, the quizatch hadaratch!! <incorrect spelling> , it amazes how some works, every time they are attempted have consistencies in production, dune is one of them. I have the book, the book does one of the most dangerous things for a science fiction epic, it reads like a bible at times. Well , here is art from moebius for jodorowsky's pre production conceptualization of DUNE
documentary trailer
Edition 118
The floating rubix - made by a chinese designer, it is lovely, solves itself, floats, using electromagnets
Edition 119
spy in the wild- see angles of butterflies rarely seen , view 7:58
Edition 120
Rotary - I like this project, I may consider doing it one day. It is a cellphone that has a rotary modification.
video- 53 minutes
Edition 121
A history of fingernails - a video is in the article linked below
Edition 122
Movie ads - do you remember these, my favorite is the dark crystal. though gremlins is nice. Robocop oddly works, which is your favorite?
Edition 123
Homemade Boomerang - homemade, give it a try to help a child create, and the child can do the coloring themselves.
video- click the link, full description, remember you can watch and pause as you need it.
article- text based instructions are in it.
Edition 124
Grimoire - Doktor Johannes Faust’s Magia Naturalis et Innaturalis (Natural magic and unnaturals) is the grimoire, or spell book, in question. IT was published by Johann Scheible in 1849. An earlier book was published in 1612.
Edition 125
John Kenn Mortensen- Dark And Darker artwork, I really enjoyed the illustrated brothers grimm entry, the girl without hands. Do you know the tale?
Edition 126
Embroidery animations - enjoy the video, linked below, that burgundy like footloose:)
Edition 127
Mojo - or as I call it, Le legend du le Blues homme, I think the text was not done well enough, to unclear but the art style is grainy, earthy, reflects the deep south usa texture for the black community
Edition 128
Celui qui n'existait plus - The one does not exist longer- The premise is movie worthy, a man's family dies at the world trade center, he secretly was with a mistress when it happens. He was unhappy with his old life, what shall he do? Return into the world or become someone new?
Edition 129
Micrography - or micro-calligraphy is very intriguing to me, I will research it later when the libraries open. As some of you know, some of my artwork is within this genre of calligraphy.
Edition 130
coyote and badger- enjoy


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I am a huge fan of Viola Davis, long before her larger popularity. She is correct in her point. I quote her in double brackets

<<I got the Oscar, I got the Emmy, I got the two Tonys, I've done Broadway, I've done off-Broadway, I've done TV, I've done film, I've done all of it. I have a career that's probably comparable to Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, Sigourney Weaver. They all came out of Yale. They came out of Julliard. They came out of NYU. They had the same path as me and yet, I am nowhere near them. Not as far as money. Not as far as job opportunities. Nowhere close to it. But I have to get on that phone and people say ' You're a black Meryl Streep' . There is no one like you. Okay, then if there's no one like me. You think I'm that. You pay me what I'm worth. You give me what I'm worth.>>

Her point is simple. Make the wages based on merit. The problem is, fiscal capitalism in the USA is based on two things: ownership, race. First ownership, ownership means the financier, the producer, the revenue stream, the person with the money. The owner decides first and foremost where their money will go. Before the civil rights act of 1964, before the War between the States, few white people in ownership positions decided to hire black people, not most, not many,but a few did. What does that mean? Ownership has a record,albeit slightly, of operating against the majority scenario or common comprehended ruleset. Second is race, in the usa the main racial category is phenotype or appearance, the ruleset say, white people look a certain way, black people look a certain way, and  white people profit more than black people. A simple rule but one reinforced as a commonly comprehended unwritten, meaning not in the written constitution, law.

The question going forward is: How does a country go from an ownership/race based employment style in majority to a merit style in majority?

I will provide a fantastic example

If I am a trillionaire, and I want to spend most of my money on making a movie studio with the sole intent of hiring black people for the entire creative process: I am the producer, I hire black directors like Julie Dash and Antonie Fuqua <equal number of male and female directors each paid the same>, Black writers like Tanararive Due and Steven Barnes <again equal quantity male or female plus equal pay>, Black thespians, set designers, musicians for the scores, production assistants, food trucks. Black men/women/descended of enslaved/african/asian/caribbean/south american/european/lgbtq+/paraplegic/drawf/muslim/christian/atheist/over80/under20/latino/anglo/bantu. But what if a director, Shonda Rhimes, for a film wants to hire Sandra Oh, a colleague or friend, and I say no? what if I say yes, but don't allow Sandra Oh to get paid as much as Cirroc Lofton?

Now some will say SHonda Rhimes must demand Sondra Oh is paid per merit, but I tell Shonda she can leave if she doesn't like my way. I am the money. How can I be forced to pay Sandra Oh what she warrants? If it is up to me, in this example, I say an unchanging no. If I will not change then how can merit be enforced or demanded in my studio? I am paying for the studio, all the money is mine. 

How does a country go from an ownership/race based employment style in majority to a merit style in majority?


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This is a disturbingly accurate account of how things be in the movie world. I'm sure 2-D and 3-D artists would have their own versions of how galleries and museums evaluate their efforts. Siiiiigh.

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On 7/1/2020 at 7:01 PM, Guest Ksingh said:

merit should definitely score over money power

if only the money thought that:)

On 7/2/2020 at 9:56 PM, Guest Jarla Tangh said:

This is a disturbingly accurate account of how things be in the movie world. I'm sure 2-D and 3-D artists would have their own versions of how galleries and museums evaluate their efforts. Siiiiigh.

yes, well maybe control need to be vested away from money

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Frederick Douglass July 5th speech- my replies to some points

I will provide quotations in double bracket and reply in double colon.

<<The task before me is one which requires much previous thought and study for its proper performance. I know that apologies of this sort are generally considered flat and unmeaning. >>

::This opening is true in a very key way. Douglass is admitting the topic he is about to discuss is complex. A log tragedy in modernity is the agenda driven use of communication or past prose. Many people in modernity say the title of this speech is a line in it, what is july 4th to the slave, but that is not the title in my mind. The title of the speech in my mind is "What is the USA?" Frederick douglass goes about defining the usa as he sees it and defends his claim that july 4th being erroneous to a community in the usa, proves the usa needs to be redefined and that it can be redefined. One point that people forget, is that Frederick douglass was a huge believer in the ability of the usa to change. Many white abolitionists opposed slavery but did not think the usa could exist absent it. This is an important idea. Frederick Douglass opposed slavery, wanted betterment for black people, but he opposed what some in modernity and definitely many what abolitionist at the time of this speech may call the "Unwritten constitution" Douglass believed that the legal system of the usa absent the unwritten mentality, which whites in majority absorbed or believed in, was one that could make the usa better than any other country. To be blunt, Frederick Douglass was a black abolitionist, a believer in black power, but he was also a believer in the community that the usa can form will be in the context of human relations better than any before or around it. I must restate myself, Frederick Douglass wanted Black improvement, but he didn't want it in the context of what was and is common in humanity, meaning improvement of one community to the detriment of others. His foresight was true cause if you take out the usa in modern humanity, the acceptance or allowance or positivity toward peaceful active multiracial relations in humanity is much less.  ::

<<This, for the purpose of this celebration, is the 4th of July. It is the birthday of your National Independence, and of your political freedom. This, to you, is what the Passover was to the emancipated people of God.>>

::Speaking to an all white crowd, which most modern people forget to mention, he is suggesting a statement on the identity of the usa, having beforehand cited he is no great historian or student to provide pathways or solutions to the questions he will propose. He is making a clear statement, that July 4th is not the birth of the usa for all people in it. Most in modernity accept that as enslaved people never feel joyed to the country they are enslaved to. But he defends his position through a religiosity not history. He is not saying through history he is making his claim but through a morality, in this case religious. Morality being a code of conduct. ::

<< This celebration also marks the beginning of another year of your national life; and reminds you that the Republic of America is now 76 years old. I am glad, fellow-citizens, that your nation is so young. >>

::This is the beginning of the big philosophical schism between me and frederick douglass, not based on right or wrong but purpose. He does two things in this phrase. he separates the white american nation in the usa with the identity of the usa. HE doesn't say your republic of america, he says the republic of america. He is saying, that while the usa was started by white americans, it is owned by more than white americans. The republic of America is larger than the white american nation in it, even though the white american nation birthed it. Comprehend his position here. Frederick Douglass is not allowing the truth of free black people who mostly fought for the british against the usa to have a role here. He is not using history. he is using philosophy. Most black people at the time frederick douglass spoke this speech did not see themselves as american and only had one true wish and that was to kill white people and flee the usa. It is very important to comprehend that while frederick douglass view may comfort modern black/white/people agenda, it did not comfort he agenda to most black people in the usa during the time he spoke. Frederick Douglass's agenda isn't to the betterment of black people at the time he spoke, he is essentially skipping over the current needs of the enslaved populace to focus on an agenda assuming a phenotypically integrated society is in the future of the usa ::

<<The eye of the reformer is met with angry flashes, portending disastrous times; but his heart may well beat lighter at the thought that America is young, and that she is still in the impressible stage of her existence. May he not hope that high lessons of wisdom, of justice and of truth, will yet give direction to her destiny? >>

::This quote from him proves my point. Douglass is flat out saying that the definition to the usa can still be changed, and that is what he wants. He has already suggested fellow citizenship and a white nation in the usa. He is saying he doesn't want a black exodus; he doesn't want a rival black state, he wants the usa to change. Now many modern people in the usa reading this [7/4/2020] may say, congratulations to frederick douglass. But, you may forget in your modern hubris, the reality that most black people in the 1852 didn't want to be part of the usa or the white nation in it. Thus frederick douglass is speaking against the majority opinion of black people in the usa. I oppose this position of frederick douglass. Comprehend, I am not saying, Frederick Douglass words hold no credence now. What I am saying is, Frederick Douglass is taking a minority opinion in the black community, as the biggest black leader in the usa at the time, and applying it to his public agenda for the entire black community. He is discarding the black community of his time for his hope of the Statian community in the future. I oppose Frederick Douglass curtailing the wants or needs of the black people in his time for the gamble of an unknown future. He is saying, the usa of 1852 dominated by a white nation within it is not completely associated to said white nation and even though the black peoples in the usa, in majority will want to leave the usa to be synonymous with the white nation in it, as a black individual, against the desire of the larger black community, must exist in the usa to force the usa to change. I oppose his leadership. He essentially sacrifices the black community of 1852 for the black community of 2020 ::

<<Your fathers esteemed the English Government as the home government and England as the fatherland. This home government, you know, although a considerable distance from your home, did, in the exercise of its parental prerogatives, impose upon its colonial children, such restraints, burdens and limitations, as, in its mature judgment, it deemed wise, right and proper.>>

::The point here is clear. Frederick Douglass while referring to england is stating a bigger point back to the identity of the usa. His point is that the usa can change in a way beyond england. Which modern audiences must comprehend was idolized deeply by whites in the usa at that time. I argue it took the war between the states to severe Englandphilia as a majority culture in the white nation in the usa ::

<<But, your fathers, who had not adopted the fashionable idea of this day, of the infallibility of government, and the absolute character of its acts, presumed to differ from the home government in respect to the wisdom and the justice of some of those burdens and restraints. >>

::This here is a historical point. He is saying the usa has become complacent. he is urging the usa to change faster, not through war, but through purpose, intention, he is asking what most black people have asked in my lifetime, he is asking whites to change. Though, I will have to add, he is asking whites to change for his agenda is not for blacks to leave or be separate. Remember he wants the white /black/ native/all human union in the usa to be. If his agenda was to segregate black people in the usa from the white nation in the usa, he will not need to ask for the usa to change as dramatically as suggesting the changes of 1776 need to occur [which of course can be argued did in the war between the states]. He even foresaw the bloodiness of such a call, citing the danger of those in 1776 who sided against the british empire ::

<<The madness of this course, we believe, is admitted now, even by England; but , we fear the lesson is wholly lost on our present rulers.>>

::lovely play to the audience, worthless as a line really but good play, he made his money speaking, that is how he achieved white patronage::

<<On the 2d of July, 1776, the old Continental Congress, to the dismay of the lovers of ease, and the worshippers of property, clothed that dreadful idea with all the authority of national sanction.>>

::This confirms my point, frederick douglass love the idea that the usa can change beyond the comfort it finds itself in. He said, as my father said, that the problem with slavery was that it continued after 1776 in the usa. In my father's mind, slavery of the british colonies is acceptable as a government act for the british saw the colonies as a cow to be milked, but the colonists wanting freedom functionally, wanted an independent nation of free peoples to be born while also being a cow to be milked. They wanted their cake and eat it to::

<<Citizens, your fathers Made good that resolution. They succeeded; and today you reap the fruits of their success. The freedom gained is yours; and you, therefore, may properly celebrate this anniversary. The 4th of July is the first great fact in your nation's history-the very ring-bolt in the chain of your yet undeveloped destiny.>>

::He is saying here a number of things, though he may have not known it. First ,free blacks failure to aid the british in reclaiming the usa changed the role of july 4th for black people in the colonies that became the usa, this is true. if free blacks would had succeeded in helping the british retain the usa, history is changed. But, in whites maintaining slavery while creating a new nation, the black people in that white nation have not yet become part of the statian nation. Notice, he used the term undeveloped destiny. He is forecasting here, saying a day may come when a human nation, not white or black or native, absorb the white nation, and make july 4th an anniversary for all ::

<< I have said that the Declaration of Independence is the RINGBOLT to the chain of your nation's destiny; so, indeed, I regard it. The principles contained in that instrument are saving principles. Stand by those principles, be true to them on all occasions, in. all places, against all foes, and at whatever cost.>>

::This is another philosophical edge, between frederick douglass and I yet the key to alot of douglass's positions. HE loved the declaration of independence. Notice, not the constitution, the declaration of independence. It isn't a part of the constitution and yet for douglass its value is higher. why? the declaration of independence makes one point in a robust way. The point, is the government of the usa must serve everyone in it and if it does not it must be changed, and all governments need to be similar in nature. This idea to douglass says, black people in the usa , don't need governing elsewhere or opposition to the usa, need the government that the declaration alludes to. My problem is that the declaration is not a law. The declaration is not law for me. IT is claim. It is like making a speech on a pulpit. Does every speech on a pulpit warrant legal authority? I oppose this. Douglass lived by it. ::

<<Fellow Citizens, I am not wanting in respect for the fathers of this republic. The signers of the Declaration of Independence were brave men. They were great men too-great enough to give fame to a great age. It does not often happen to a nation to raise, at one time, such a number of truly great men. The point from which I am compelled to view them is not, certainly the most favorable; and yet I cannot contemplate their great deeds with less than admiration. They were statesmen, patriots and heroes, and for the good they did, and the principles they contended for, I will unite with you to honor their memory.>>

::He views the founding fathers highly in a way I do not, I think it is interesting in discussions of mount rushmore, but douglass will probably hugely support the end of rushmore to the idea of change. Douglass liked the usa's ability to change possibly, the usa changing for him was when it is best, even at the cost of lives::

<<How circumspect, exact and proportionate were all their movements! How unlike the politicians of an hour! Their statesmanship looked beyond the passing moment, and stretched away in strength into the distant future. They seized upon eternal principles, and set a glorious example in their defense. Mark them!>>

::This proves my point to the kind of black leader frederick douglass was. Frederick douglass , acted to the future, not the present. I am not saying he did not heed the present but he spoke to what he saw in the future, not what was present. Thus he didn't ambassador to haiti, he didn't advocate any sort of exodus out of the usa for blacks, not merely to africa, but to the caribbean[haiit] or mexico or what will become canada in time. And to that I think he opposed the state in rebuttal that black people will create. He opposed what spanish florida became, with jonas caballo side osceola. He opposed a black government made in anger against white oppression. He opposed haiti's anti white government, a government born from the former black enslaved, that at its heart was imperial, opposed to interraciality, integration, akin to the desires most black people in the american continent had. Ask any black person in the american continent in all the various white european languages, if they have a chance to live in a scenario like haiti over south carolina/bahia/jamaica and they will tell you haiti hands down. Frederick douglass opposed the immediate betterment of black people in his time. I oppose that idea. You can't be in a leadership position, whether you want to or not, and risk your people's safety for a possibility. Frederick douglass did that.  ::

<< It is a fact, that whatever makes for the wealth or for the reputation of Americans, and can be had cheap! will be found by Americans. I shall not be charged with slandering Americans, if I say I think the Americans can side of any question may be safely left in American hands.I leave, therefore, the great deeds of your fathers to other gentlemen whose claim to have been regularly descended will be less likely to be disputed than mine! My business, if I have any here today, is with the present. The accepted time with God and his cause is the ever-living now.>>

::He ends his thoughts on moment of independence of the usa strictly and moves on to the issue that plagues most black people in the usa at that time. His summary is that people in the usa in 1852, white people, adore the independence for what they gain from it absent financial or personal sacrifice. Essentially, he is saying to whites, end black enslavement not cause it will make you fiscally rich or strengthen property in the short term but cause it will make you rise above the founding fathers that you were raised to idolize. He is asking whites to not merely idolize the founding fathers but better them::

<< You have no right to enjoy a child's share in the labor of your fathers, unless your children are to be blest by your labors. You have no right to wear out and waste the hard-earned fame of your fathers to cover your indolence. Sydney Smith tells us that men seldom eulogize the wisdom and virtues of their fathers, but to excuse some folly or wickedness of their own. This truth is not a doubtful one. >>

::This culminates another call for whites to be better than whites in 1776. Stating that whites idolize the founding fathers with no intention to better them, but to merely live off their success, and as he said in a prior paragraph, become a large settled river that will eventually die as it is essentially unchanged. ::

<<Washington could not die till he had broken the chains of his slaves. Yet his monument is built up by the price of human blood, and the traders in the bodies and souls of men, shout-" We have Washington to "ourfather."-A las! that it should be so; yet so it is.>>

::This is a great historical point. The truth is, the founding fathers were not solid when it came to the issue of slavery, they were in two camps. All showed their final thoughts through their life or before they died::

<<Are the great principles of political freedom and of natural justice, embodied in that Declaration of Independence, extended to us?>>

::I only quoted this to support my own position, he is not stating the constitution, he is stating the declaration of independence is the source of independence to all in the usa. This prove my earlier point but has some modern relevance. Many constitutionalists in the usa in modernity, like clarence thomas , speak of the constitution's malleability. but frederick douglass here is asserting the constitution is not the key to change or stability, the declaration of independence is. From this line it is clear that the constitution in douglass's opinion can be eradicated but the declaration of independence is eternal and is the true basis of usa's positive uniqueness. If only more people can accept that in the usa and be willing to sacrifice. I will admit, my father agrees to douglass.::

<< The blessings in which you, this day, rejoice, are not enjoyed in common.-The rich inheritance of justice, liberty, prosperity and independence, bequeathed by your fathers, is shared by you, not by me. The sunlight that brought life and healing to you, has brought stripes and death to me. This Fourth July is yours, not mine.>>

::The key in this quote is reading the whole speech. he is saying july 4th is not black people's , more over not many an individual in the usa, but he already said it can be, and the original intent of the declaration of independence is for it to be. When black people in the usa in modernity [2020 ] suggest they don't want to celebrate july 4th cause of slavery, they are missing the point. July 4th is meant to be the independence of all from douglass's view, it merely is not, but the provision of change in the declaration of independence says it can be. In opposition, the black people who say they will celebrate july 4th for their forebears, are missing the point. You don't celebrate July 4th cause of the past, you celebrate it when you have earned what was intended philosophically in the declaration of independence. ::

<<If so, there is a parallel to your conduct. And let me warn you that it is dangerous to copy the example of a nation whose crimes, towering up to heaven, were thrown down by the breath of the Almighty, burying that nation in irrecoverable ruin! I can today take up the plaintive lament of a peeled and woe-smitten people!>>

::A key point here is another reassertion, that he does not want history to guide actions, he sees that in the black community during his time. if black people use history, every black country has anti white laws. He wants a moral code to be used in assessing actions, not religious but religion has an example good for oration that relate to the christian majority in the usa::

<<Fellow citizens; above your national, tumultuous joy, I hear the mournful wail of millions! whose chains, heavy and grievous yesterday, are, today, rendered more intolerable by the jubilee shouts that reach them.>>

::Douglass is making a simple point. Citizenship to the usa is unbounded, the slavemaster as well as the slave is a citizen to the usa but the white nation in the usa is not equitable to the usa , at least not yet::

<<America is false to the past, false to the present, and solemnly binds herself to be false to the future.>>

::He is saying the usa is not white or black but human, intended through the declaration of independence to be human, throughout its entire existence and able to be changed in whatever way to make that human community possible. ::

<<When the dogs in your streets, when the fowls of the air, when the cattle on your hills, when the fish of the sea, and the reptiles that crawl, shall be unable to distinguish the slave from a brute, then will I argue with you that the slave is a man>>

::he is saying here that the humanity of the enslaved has never been the issue, it is the treatment of fellow human beings that is the issue. I concur here, I am tired of people saying, humans are human. Everyone knows humans are human, including human beings who abuse other human beings. The husband who beats the wife knows she is human, he is not treating her as a free being ::

<<Would you have me argue that man is entitled to liberty? that he is the rightful owner of his own body? You have already declared it. Must I argue the wrongfulness of slavery? Is that a question for Republicans? Is it to be settled by the rules of logic and argumentation, as a matter beset with great difficulty, involving a doubtful application of the principle of justice, hard to be understood? How should I look today, in the presence of Americans, dividing, and subdividing a discourse, to show that men have a natural right to freedom? speaking of it relatively, and positively, negatively, and affirmatively. To do so, would be to make myself ridiculous, and to offer an insult to your understanding.-There is not a man beneath the canopy of heaven, that does not know that slavery is wrong for him.>>

::What he is saying here is that ending slavery does not require an end to other issues. States rights/southern pride/white southern pride/fiscal agendas all of them do not require an end to slavery as a factor. He is saying it is a laziness and comfort that kept slavery from being ended, not other topics connection to slavery. I argue here, that he is suggesting the growing war between the states, could still occur absent slavery. Which has validity. The modern myth is that the war between the states was over slavery but it was more complicated than that. The war between the states was about two things. slavery as a fiscal allowance and the government of the usa being applicable over those that do not consent to it that do not abide by the principles in the declaration of independence. In the end of he day, the northern states position is we adhere to the line in the declaration saying all men are created equal to fiscally dominate the southern states. While the southern states are saying, we adhere to the line government by the people wishing to cede from the usa and free our culture from the machinations of the northern states. The problem is , this delicacy, this intricacy, this complexity of the war between the states is wiped away from most in the modern audience for their agenda of a multiracial usa that wasn't the agenda of most black people in the usa at the time of the war between the states. ::

<<The feeling of the nation must be quickened; the conscience of the nation must be roused; the propriety of the nation must be startled; the hypocrisy of the nation must be exposed; and its crimes against God and man must be proclaimed and denounced.>>

::he here again, admits his desire for chaos, if to stir events, to whatever end. His faith in the principles of the declaration of independence give him resolve that its principles will outlast whatever chaos or deaths occur. Again, many black people had to die from 1852 to 2020 to get the multiphenotypical/multiracial union present in the usa to be. Was said union worth black peoples deaths? Never for me. Douglass accepts it all in the past. ::

<<There is not a nation on the earth guilty of practices, more shocking and bloody, than are the people of these United States, at this very hour.>>

::What douglass is saying here is that the usa is not merely a country with slavery but that the usa's enslavement is more criminal than the european imperialists murdering sprees of the european empires all around the usa throughout humanity. an interesting historic position that is rarely accepted by many today::

<< It is called (in contradistinction to the foreign slave-trade) "the internal slave-trade." It is, probably, called so, too, in order to divert from it the horror with which the foreign slave-trade is contemplated. That trade has long since been denounced by this government, as piracy. It has been denounced with burning words, from the high places of the nation, as an execrable traffic. To arrest it, to put an end to it, this nation keeps a squadron, at immense cost, on the coast of Africa.>>

::here he is pointing out a legal truth, at this time, slavery is allowed while disallowed in the usa at the same time, much like marijuana use or possession in 2020, it is legal while illegal at the same time, and the base of that is the profiteers to it and those unwilling to unsettle said profiteers ::

<<The duty to extirpate and destroy it, is admitted even by our DOCTORS OF DIVINITY. In order to put an. end to it, some of these last have consented that their colored brethren (nominally free) should leave this country, and establish themselves on the western coast of Africa!>>

::Here he defends his position against the back to africa movements. his point is that back to africa never involves the enslaved but the nominally free and the location is meant to take the "nominally free" out of sight to the usa, but he ignores the possibilities in mexico/caribbean/canada to be as if they are not options but that is cause he does not see in those options a country of humanism in the future of those plans. ::

<< Yet this is but a. glance at the American slave-trade, as it exists, at this moment, in the ruling part of the United States.>>

::As a historical note, he is saying the usa is led by the southern states, this is important cause many historians suggest the northern states were in control but this from a man living in those times, at least from the perspective of the enslaved is a fallacy::

<< they are usually driven in the darkness of night; for since the anti-slavery agitation, a certain caution is observed.>>

::well done Douglass, funny::

<<The anguish of my boyish heart was intense; and I was often consoled, when speaking to my mistress in the morning, to hear her say that the custom was very wicked; that she hated to hear the rattle of the chains, and the heart-rending cries. I was glad to find one who sympathised with me in my horror.>>

::This is so vital to comprehending frederick douglass. He wasn't like the average black person, who had no positive relationship to any white person. I think it is so massive so comprehend, his views toward what was best for the black community, not taking heed to the majority black opinion of his time, stem from a life where he had the very rare positive relationship to a white person that proved to him that the declaration of independence wasn't the modern bullshit, but wisdom, purpose. Douglass knew most blacks did not feel this way, did not see it this way, but he did, and he felt if blacks stayed in the usa, the declaration of independence ideas, will come to the forefront, but it will only happen if blacks stay as citizen. So even though blacks did not have any loyalty to the usa, he used his voice in a way, independent of the black community en large, in opposition to it in 1852, who wanted every option involving leaving the usa altogether to killing all whites as a dream , a personal declaration that most blacks shared seamlessly. But a declaration he opposed, I do not. I would not had.::

<<The Fugitive Slave Law makes MERCY TO THEM, A CRIME; and bribes the judge who tries them. An American JUDGE GETS TEN DOLLARS FOR EVERY VICTIM HE CONSIGNS to slavery, and five, when he fails to do so. >>

::The fugitive slave law was about making money. Douglass saw this law as a threat to the ability of the usa to change, moreover, as a threat to the parts of the declaration itself. To douglass, the consent of the governed, is seconded to all men are created equal. The usa during this time was saying the consent of some of the governed is able to refute all men are due inalienable rights. This is complicated actually. On moral grounds, which is where douglass is speaking from it is not. but on historical grounds, it is. Legally nothing was wrong with a fugitive slave act. And as a black woman once said, black people are free even if they are in an unfree place. Meaning, slavery does not undo the inalienable rights, a complicated legal position, but that is why douglass strayed away from that. He focused on morals, codes of conduct. Law or history can become muddy. ::

<<A John Knox would be seen at every church door, and heard from every pulpit, and Fillmore would have no more quarter than was shown by Knox, to the beautiful, but treacherous Queen Mary of Scotland.-The fact that the church of our country, (with fractional exceptions,) does not esteem "the Fugitive Slave Law" as a declaration of war against religious liberty, implies that that church regards religion simply as a form of worship, an empty ceremony, and not a vital principle, requiring active benevolence, justice, love and good will towards man.>>

::Again he uses moral code as a basis to his position , his request for change, his call for all to gather and work to change. He is not using history or law. Law is not about right or wrong, it is about interpretation. History as precedence offers little comfort to those with a code in the mind::

<<But the church of this country is not only indifferent to the wrongs of the slave, it actually takes sides with the oppressors. It has made itself the bulwark of American slavery, and the shield of American slave-hunters. Many of its most eloquent Divines, who stand as the very lights of the church, have shamelessly given the sanction of religion, and the bible, to the whole slave system. - They have taught that man may, properly, be a slave; that the relation of master and slave is ordained of God; that to send back an escaped bondman to his master is clearly the duty of all the followers of the Lord Jesus Christ; and this horrible blasphemy is palmed off upon the world for christianity. For my part, I would say, welcome infidelity! welcome atheism! welcome anything! in preference to the gospel, as preached by those Divines!>>

:: support to my point about moral code and it is interesting Douglass was an infidel to his wife, if a christian marriage is defined by the blockading of either partner from intimacy to one outside their two, I wonder if douglass was areligious, called atheist commonly. To be without a god is not to be without a religion. And to not have a god or religion does not deny faith. All humans but the truly inhuman have no faith in something ::

<<Albert Barnes but uttered what the common sense of every man at all observant of the actual state of the case will receive as truth, when he declared that "There is no power out of the church that could sustain slavery an hour, if it were not sustained in it.">>

::This proves that Douglass clearly saw state as applicable to church, he did not say the state can deny church's existence , but church can be held liable, ala what the usa did later to the mormons concerning black people, but what the usa government is unwilling to do to the catholic church concerning the molestations to children::

<<You hurl your anathemas at the crowned headed tyrants of Russia and Austria, and pride yourselves on your Democratic institutions, while you yourselves consent to be the mere tools and body-guards of the tyrants of Virginia and Carolina. You invite to your shores fugitives of oppression from abroad, honor them with banquets, greet them with ovations, cheer them, toast them, salute them, protect them, and pour out your money to them like water; but the fugitives from your own land, you advertise, hunt, arrest, shoot and kill. You glory in your refinement, and your universal education; yet you maintain a system as barbarous and dreadful, as ever stained the character of a nation-a system begun in avarice, supported in pride, and perpetuated in cruelty. >>

::I have said it before, whites in the usa could have solved a lot of problems by merely being honests from day one, chutting the declaration, chutting the variance between spoken actions/written actions or non spoken or written actions. I say today, the usa can call itself an empire,but as the time frederick douglass spoke, the usa historically has never been able to be honest about its condition. Part of that is fiscal benefit, the other is pseudo goodness, meaning false goodness. If you can cite a piece of paper or some speech or advertised morality, that is enough to cover the truth::

<<But it is answered in reply to all this, that precisely what I have now denounced is, in fact, guaranteed and sanctioned by the Constitution of the United States; that, the right to hold, and to hunt slaves is a part of that Constitution framed by the illustrious Fathers of this Republic. Then, I dare to affirm, notwithstanding all I have said before, your fathers stooped, basely stooped. "To palter with us in a double sense : And keep the word of promise to the ear, But break it to the heart." And instead of being the honest men I have before declared them to be, they were the veriest imposters that ever practised on mankind. This is the inevitable conclusion, and from it there is no escape; but I differ from those who charge this baseness on the framers of the Constitution of the United States. It is a slander upon their memory, at least, so I believe. There is not time now to argue the constitutional question at length; nor have I the ability to discuss it as it ought to be discussed. The subject has been handled with masterly power by Lysander Spooner, Esq., by William Goodell, by Samuel E. Sewall, Esq., and last, though not least, by Gerritt Smith, Esq. These gentlemen have, as I think, fully and clearly vindicated the Constitution from any design to support slavery for an hour.>>

::Douglass barely mentions the constitution in this speech before the final segment, which concerns it, this proves my point. He does suggest that some in his day proved the constitution does not validate slavery, but he admits it is not easy to prove that, it is not straight forward and someone must be a student of the law to do so, which proves at the least, that the idea that slavery is allowed in the constitution is not absent some level of validity. The problem is, everyone knows that the people who owned enslaved peoples only accepted independence with asurity that slavery will continue. This is a simple historical fact. The problem is, the legal system of the usa bred from the declaration of independence and eventual into the constitution does not publicly accept the unwritten provision. Frederick Douglass tells people here to forego that provision and accept any challenges or battles against such an act. The historical lesson in the usa from 1776 to 2020 is that if a community joins a union with a clear desire but does not demand that desire is written in the legal documentation of the union as lawful, then that community risks its destruction.   ::



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July 4th is past but I ask all, at the end of the war of secession from the british empire by the thirteen american colonies, three groups of black people existed in the thirteen american colonies now the united states of america. Enslaved black people in the usa, black soldiers for the usa, black soldiers for the british.

The enslaved black people in the usa represented a majority of the population of black people in the usa, I say over ninety percent. They were enslaved before said war, during said war and after said war.

The second largest groups is the black soldiers for britian, they would be allowed to leave for what is now known as canada.  They were enslaved or free before said war, free during said war, free after said war.

The third largest group is the black soldiers for the usa, who had to return to enslaved situations. They were enslaved or free before said war, free during said war, enslaved after said war.

The question is simple:

Has the Black community in the usa repeated the mistake of the black soldiers of the 13 colonies throughout its existence in the usa?


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Good morning, good afternoon, good evening, wherever you are listening, I am richard murray and I have a question for anyone who is listening. The question will only require a sentence to answer. I promise.
I want us to make an anthology , not of complete stories or short films but sentences. An anthology of sentences, all you need to do is comment to this tumble to add to it. But! wait, before you type in , Rich shut up, :) I want you to hear the question to be answered.
The question for this anthology of sentences is... drumroll:)
If the title of a book is the following, what is the first sentence, or the first line in the book, the title of the book is, On March thirteenth in the year two thousand and twenty Breonna Taylor was not murdered by Louisville police but lived?... what is the first line of the book with that title? I placed mine in the comments section. Please let us make an anthology together.


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The database in the mind define: harmony as a positive fit, harmonies as two or more positive fit, harmonic as an attribute given to a thing if it make two or more fit pleasantly or have harmonies, harmonica as a harmonic musical instrument. 

The database in the mind has no knowledge of the insignia on the harmonica, nor can the sensors in the eyes tell when it was made.   

The database in the mind has the original video clip of the ancient hand the harmonica came from, shared to all through the dream link, all today are born with. 

The database in the mind is of TheRom; a dark, electronic hobo, whose piezoelectric heart is enlivened by the symphonic vibratos of the cans/body parts/toys/trinkets/ or other objects varying in definability that hang about its frame.   

While most today look up to the sky in their routine in ancient lands, TheRom began the travel in times before, when said lands were called global cities that shined like suns under the moon. And TheRom continues through civilizations gone and current around earth, breathing life into what fits perfectly to its heart. Is its destination the future? No, its destination is beyond. 

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based on artwork from Dan G A Goiz  https://www.artstation.com/artwork/Bm3WQz

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Aug 9 Moon at apogee (251,400 miles away)

Aug 12 Perseid meteor shower peaks, pre-dawn

Aug 11 Third Quarter Moon at 12:45 PM

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Aug 21 Moon at perigee (225,900 miles away)

Aug 25 First Quarter Moon at 1:57 PM

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9/11 2020 


9/11 has two lessons,  

first, don't lie to yourself 

The tragedy in 9/11 is that most people in NYC have accepted a lie as the narrative of that day. I was near those buildings. I heard/felt both planes collide into skyscrapers.  If I ever find my 9/11 diary, a set of writings of all I experienced that day, I will publish it. But my memory provides enough detail to know the end of lying to self is the first lesson from 9/11.  

People in NYC during that day asked why, why this happen? as if, they didn't know what the empire that the USA is does every day to places all over the world.  People in NYC during that day blamed all sorts of people absent proof. I heard china/Russia/Puerto Rico/native Americans/CIA/illuminati all sorts of people uttered, proof to none, and yet, the people in NYC uttered this.  

Some will say, people under duress must be forgiven the things they say or do. I oppose that view.  

Hiding your negative biases or ignorance behind fear or impotency in moments of weakness is the greatest sign of a liar.  

Everyone, next time any issue you care about is being discussed in your home, ask yourself, what is the truth? Not what is right or wrong, what you want or oppose, ask yourself what is the truth. The truth tends to show us, not what we want, or what we oppose, not what is right or wrong. The truth tends to show us, what needs to be done to get what we want in the most difficult way, absent lying. Now if you choose an easier path afterword, you are free to as a human, but know that it is a lie that base your actions. 

second, don't think you can live outside the reach of the problems you make. It is a simple truth that the negativity one causes come back to them or those connected to them eventually. 

Every black person that swore nonviolence was correct while black pregnant women were being hanged by a white mob didn't accept their lie will cause the death of many of their kin long after their dead. and the tragedy is, their latter kin maintaining said lie, haven't accepted the constant lesson of history from all the generations before that accepted said lie. 

The truth is, all the people in the USA made the terrorist act in 9/11. The citizens or civilians in it who were too busy to vote quality leaders who wouldn't let a Statian imperial war machine be on the rampage, too focused on their money to chastise absent reprieve the military for killing unarmed people outside the USA. The elected officials, sitting pretty in seats of power in the municipal government of an empire to challenge how that empire maintains power or wealth off the death of people outside the USA. The security agencies like the CIA/FBI or similar, who do the most negative acts on a daily basis absent any scrutiny but always known through whispers everywhere in the USA. The fiscal firms that live as individuals above the law trading in the pains of the world for fiscal profit, whose shepherds evade the horror they engender.  

The people of the USA made the terrorist act in 9/11 and still are not able to accept that simple truth. 

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Happy 20th anniversary Deviantart , the black and white version is my style, but I chose to color it to fit the invitational from deviantart . Do you like the Black and white or the colored?

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The title plus subtitle in the article, the following prose concern, linked below make an assertion or ask a question.  The assertion is: Men do not read enough erotica literature while erotica literature is more mentally stimulating. The question is: Why are men so impotent in bed or rigid out of bed? 

The first five paragraphs simply assert that the relationship men have to erotic literature is the mind of most humans is myth, not reality and some quotations are given. The next two paragraphs reassert an opinion: erotic literature is better to stew the imagination than video pornography, and pornhub is mentioned. The next five paragraphs attempt to ask a question: what is erotica for men; said paragraphs do not answer the question, but suggest that erotica is genderless in the audience desires of its writers/creators. The next four paragraphs discuss ethics in erotica. The point said paragraphs come to is erotic literature like video porn will challenge some rules from some humans on what is good to experience. But, unlike video porn, no real humans are involved in the acts that only the creations of the oneroi do in your mind. To put it bluntly, in a legal way, your thoughts can be disliked but they can not be deemed criminal. The next six paragraphs offer citations or referrals to erotic literature, to aid the reader to convince themselves or others to read more erotica.

The article does not state the erotic literature men are reading, nor does it suggest why men need to read more erotica. The article doesn't provide any statistics to suggest erotic literature reading is more mentally stimulating than viewing video porn. The article doesn't suggest through statistics or in situation potential how men can become more potent in bed or flexible in all ways throughout humanity while reading erotica. 


But, one must always look toward themselves. So,I ask myself the following questions.

  1. Do I like reading erotica?

  2. Do I know many men who read erotica?

  3. Has erotic literature, I read, made me more stimulated mentally?

  4. Through other men I know personally, why are men impotent in bed or rigid out of bed, relating to reading?

  5. What is the relationship of men to erotic literature?

  6. Does erotic literature stew imagination better than video porn?

  7. What is erotica for men?

  8. What are the ethics to Erotica?


The following paragraph answers questions 1/2/5/7

I remember, being a boy who wrote poetry mostly, going to various book fairs in a place in manhattan in new york city, where I was raised. Said place is Harlem. In said book fairs, I recall tables for, what I will call, Black Urban Romance. I recall a cover now. A black man, shirtless of course, having an angry face filled the cover. The head of a black woman was placed under his crotch or between his legs. The cover was above his chest: "Ass is ready 2". I moved on as a child. As a teenager, I laughed and moved on. As a grown man, I skipped that section of the fair. I only disliked the hospital section from said fairs more, with all the pamphlets of possible illness or pain that I need to consider for every moment of my life. ... What is erotica for men or anyone is a vital question. I remember an xmen comic book, yes give me a moment, where an advertisement for an xmen swimsuit calendar was in the middle of the comic book. No, I didn't buy an xmen swimsuit calendar. But, I bet many a boy, immature male legally, or man, mature male legally, were stimulated by the truly fantastical drawn physiques of the xmen women in the skimpiest swimsuits. Does this mean erotic literature for men need to refer to the visual gratifications in visual porn? No, but I am certain most men, definitively this man, are not aroused by the figures of men usually present in erotic literature imagery. And, sadly purists, the modern readership is highly convinced by book covers. Do I like reading the "Ass is Ready" series? No, I never even tried. But, I am certain most men I know, who like to read, evaded erotic literature based on how it is sold. Now, I have no statistics. Maybe men in the lgb~ community like to read books in the erotic literature zone. If the article was insinuating influence from men in said community, it did not say and needed to if it based its argument on said community. I find eroticism in other genres or stories, not deemed erotic. No, I will not go into which or what. Erotic literature was said, in the article, not to be made for women or men. But, if more men are to be attracted to erotic literature it has to appeal to the width of men's lust, which can challenge various ethical structures, especially from women.

The following paragraph answers questions 3/4/6/8 

What is ethics? Ethics are rules of interaction defined by humans. Even though, historically, many humans, individually or collectively, love to attribute a set of ethics as elemental or timeless. The truth is no set of ethics is ever timeless or elemental. Why does that matter? The question of erotic literature's value as more mentally stimulating <automatically accepted in the article> or the effect of any art on human beings as better<like children listening to european orchestral music made between the 1400s to early 1900s is better for their mental growth> or the role of what a person or group shall want in their arts defining class/rank/race <the visual rawness of video porn being touted as beneath the literary complexity in erotic literature, mentioned in the article > are all ethics. These are not truths. These are rules. The article presents these rules as what need to be. But, that is not elemental. That is not undeniable. That is opinion. In certain places in humanity, majority opinion. But, majority opinion has never equaled better. Majority opinion dictates the pressure on any minority or individual on how to act. While I chided the "Ass is ready" series with my own set of ethics. In no way was I correct or right. For the record, Black Urban Fiction is the biggest money maker from Black book buying dollars involving literature publicly designed toward the black community, in the united states of america at least. Men through rearing or personal taste, like the raw or raunchy lust form of erotica. Does that mean men are less flexible in their literary taste? Some men are being less flexible, maybe even most, with their reading and beyond in other arenas. Not all imaginations want a complex pattern, some want a block color. In the work not labeled erotic literature I read that stimulate me in the way erotic literature is supposed to, I am stimulated in various ways. I do not know if more or less, as I am stimulated mentally in various ways from many forms of literature. But the ethics around erotica, whether literary or video or graphic, need to have a space for the width of erotica that is desired from men, or women.  


But making any ethical code that wide will require a big imagination. 



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My opinion as I read the essay
Well modern media has created a pathway for individuals of the people, the polis, to relate to all, to create a rigid framework of morals, or rules or ethics, to anything. The article suggest correctly modern politicization isn't about governing or government, a thing that governs; it is about people making things of themselves, political.
The author makes one mistake, the politics of ethics is not complicated to comprehend if you accept that ethics do not have a universally accepted form. Once you comprehend ethics are defined by each individual or group, then ethics by default is a subset of politics. Aesthetics , meaning what is perceived, is also a subset of politics.
The author hits on the head, albeit with a geographic absence, when they describe the truth; modern humanity in the places where the internet is available, which is still not most humanity actually, , the readership is groomed by its communication to itself to have a very selfish sense of character. In an international communication hub, the people in it are learning to be more individual, not more communal, or tribal not integrated.
I enjoyed this prose from the essay in brackets
<Emma Cline’s The Girls, a gem of a sanctimony novel, is full of such shards: “Mothers glancing around for their children, moved by some feeling they couldn’t name. Women reaching for their boyfriend’s hands.” >
I Quote the essay again in brackets
<Later, Frances the communist avows that she “want[s] to destroy capitalism and consider[s] masculinity personally oppressive.” >
That line to be fair proves the authors point. Anyone who has drifted online to the bright or loud places, if they dare read the comments, knows many people recite that thinking in so many words.
I will not spoil the essay, but if you get to the point where Ligaya Mishan is quoted and you read a Dance of Dragons then think Shame^INF and then Cerci's smile in the arms of the mountain made some sort of zombie thing.
The author of the article missed a chance to relate the history of self flagellation in the counter-reformation in Europe. Self-flagellation is a strong cultural element in European and by extension, European imperial culture. From baptisms that nearly or sometimes drown throughout the christian communities, to the remnant of impatience to black children in black parenting stemming from a time when black people were the auto child to whites, to the strength of arranged marriage among people who are labeled: educated, wealthy, modern, throughout latin america or asia <even though one's knowledge, finances,time of birth, or culture does not deny them the willingness to suffer in a marriage they didn't want> . So, the self cancellation is merely a current form of self flagellation.
The nathan Goldman quote made me laugh. But I disagree with the word Juvenile being used by the author. Children have fought wars. Some children have a complexity of life that will make larvae out of the supposed mature intelligentsia. I don't think the issue is age, but scope. Simplicity is the goal, simplicity with a language of adult tweets woven tight around the face.
His point on paradise lost is well done. To be blunt, I think an enlightening or at least exposing panel will be with many writers today discussing that book and its unapologetic glory for "a bad man"
Reading the paragraphs concerning the need of the human individual to be present in fiction , for fiction to be valuable made me think of FLannery O'Connor whose work, by default is the opposite. I argue that the characters in her work, ask the writers or readership the author refer to face the magic mirror gate in Die unendliche Geschichte; most of them clearly running away screaming!, forgive me.
The study of human communalism is not all that is written. I paraphrased the quote the author used of baldwin. I concur with the writer, the question of what if is interesting in literature. If what if does not exist but only of course exists in literature, then literature becomes purely commercial, like glowing vampires in the bright sunlight who have nothing to fear.
I am reading Nella larsen but I can suggest, Alice Dunbar Nelson. In a number of her works, you gather the voice of the multiracial world in the black community in the usa, which is rarely emitted in most financed media.
I recall reading that essay from Viet Than Nguyen , I thought and think him wrong, even on a monday. I like this line: In a better literature than the sanctimonists’, the frequent distance between our ideals and our practices would itself be the subject of interesting novels.
I amend that novels where characters lives show the variance between how we want to act while how we act returns to the earlier point about being human. The author is being a little verbose.
The author continues on restating points. He isn't preaching Trilling on a pulpit but he is now using more words to restate what he already described, the frustration is coming out.
I comprehend the author's frustration. No one has quoted Richard Murray yet, to RIchard Murray's knowledge at least, but I recall asking questions in a writing group, and being excommunicado-ed for it. The questions, the what if, ask not only the readers but other writers to see where they may be uncomfortable. Writers , reared in modernity, not only want to covet the tribal audience but are in the coven of tribalist. And, it has created rifts in the literary creators community, which is not uncommon in history, but evident in the literature of a day.
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Whether you believe in God or not, this is a "must-read" message!

All throughout time, we can see how we have been slowly conditioned to come to this point where we are on the verge of a cashless society. Did you know that Jesus foretold of this event almost 2,000 years ago?

In the book of Revelation 13:16-18, it states,

"He (the false prophet who deceives many by his miracles--Revelation 19:20) causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666."

Speaking to the last generation, this could only be speaking of a cashless society. Why so? Revelation 13:17 tells us that we cannot buy or sell unless we receive the mark of the beast. If physical money was still in use, we could buy or sell with one another without receiving the mark. This would contradict scripture that states we need the mark to buy or sell!

These verses could not be referring to something purely spiritual as scripture references two physical locations (our right hand or forehead) stating the mark will be on one "OR" the other. If this mark was purely spiritual, it would indicate both places, or one--not one OR the other!

This is where it really starts to come together. It is incredible how accurate the Bible is concerning the implantable RFID microchip. Here is information from a man named Carl Sanders who worked with a team of engineers to help develop this RFID chip:

"Carl Sanders sat in seventeen New World Order meetings with heads-of-state officials such as Henry Kissinger and Bob Gates of the C.I.A. to discuss plans on how to bring about this one-world system. The government commissioned Carl Sanders to design a microchip for identifying and controlling the peoples of the world—a microchip that could be inserted under the skin with a hypodermic needle (a quick, convenient method that would be gradually accepted by society).

Carl Sanders, with a team of engineers behind him, with U.S. grant monies supplied by tax dollars, took on this project and designed a microchip that is powered by a lithium battery, rechargeable through the temperature changes in our skin. Without the knowledge of the Bible (Brother Sanders was not a Christian at the time), these engineers spent one-and-a-half-million dollars doing research on the best and most convenient place to have the microchip inserted.

Guess what? These researchers found that the forehead and the back of the hand (the two places the Bible says the mark will go) are not just the most convenient places, but are also the only viable places for rapid, consistent temperature changes in the skin to recharge the lithium battery. The microchip is approximately seven millimeters in length, .75 millimeters in diameter, about the size of a grain of rice. It is capable of storing pages upon pages of information about you. All your general history, work history, criminal record, health history, and financial data can be stored on this chip.

Brother Sanders believes that this microchip, which he regretfully helped design, is the “mark” spoken about in Revelation 13:16–18. The original Greek word for “mark” is “charagma,” which means a “scratch or etching.” It is also interesting to note that the number 666 is actually a word in the original Greek. The word is “chi xi stigma,” with the last part, “stigma,” also meaning “to stick or prick.” Carl believes this is referring to a hypodermic needle when they poke into the skin to inject the microchip."

Mr. Sanders asked a doctor what would happen if the lithium contained within the RFID microchip leaked into the body. The doctor replied by saying a terrible sore would appear in that location. This is what the book of Revelation says:

"And the first (angel) went, and poured out his vial on the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore on the men which had the mark of the beast, and on them which worshipped his image" (Revelation 16:2).

You can read more about it here--and to also understand the mystery behind the number 666: [url=https://2ruth.org]HTTPS://2RUTH.ORG[/url]

The third angel's warning in Revelation 14:9-11 states,

"Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, 'If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.'"

Great hope is in our midst, and is coming in a mighty way--the greatest revival for Jesus in the history of the world where we will see the most souls come to Him of all tribes, tongues, nations, and peoples (Rev. 7:9-10); for we have this promise in God's Word in the midst of these dark times:

"Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, having the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. He laid hold of the dragon, that serpent of old, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years (not literal--rather a spiritual label for time spent in eternity); and he cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal on him, so that he should deceive the nations no more till the thousand years were finished. But after these things he must be released for a little while (when the Antichrist and false prophet will rise up and God will test the world)." (Revelation 20:1-3)

"The coming of the lawless one (the Antichrist) is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness." (2 Thessalonians 2:9-12)"

Who is Barack Obama, and why is he still around?

So what about his name? The meaning of someone's name can say a lot about a person. God throughout history has given names to people that have a specific meaning tied to their lives. How about the name Barack Obama? Let us take a look at what may be hiding beneath the surface.

Jesus states in Luke 10:18, "...I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven."

The Hebrew Strongs word (H1299) for "lightning": "bârâq" (baw-rawk)

In Isaiah chapter 14, verse 14, we read about Lucifer (Satan) saying in his heart:

"I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High."

In the verses in Isaiah that refer directly to Lucifer, several times it mentions him falling from the heights or the heavens. The Hebrew word for the heights or heavens used here is Hebrew Strongs 1116: "bamah"--Pronounced (bam-maw')

In Hebrew, the letter "Waw" or "Vav" is often transliterated as a "U" or "O," and it is primarily used as a conjunction to join concepts together. So to join in Hebrew poetry the concept of lightning (Baraq) and a high place like heaven or the heights of heaven (Bam-Maw), the letter "U" or "O" would be used. So, Baraq "O" Bam-Maw or Baraq "U" Bam-Maw in Hebrew poetry similar to the style written in Isaiah, would translate literally to "Lightning from the heights." The word "Satan" in Hebrew is a direct translation, therefore "Satan."

So when Jesus said to His disciples in Luke 10:18 that He beheld Satan fall like lightning from heaven, if this were to be declared by a Jewish Rabbi today influenced by the poetry in the book of Isaiah, he would say these words in Hebrew--the words of Jesus in Luke 10:18 as, and I saw Satan as Baraq O Bam-Maw.

The names of both of Obama's daughters are Malia and Natasha. If we were to write those names backward (the devil does things in reverse) we would get "ailam ahsatan". If we remove the letters that spell "Alah" (the false god of Islam being Allah), we get "I am Satan". Chance? I don't think so!

Obama's campaign logo when he ran in 2008 was a sun over the horizon in the west, with the landscape as the flag of the United States. In Islam, they have their own messiah that they are waiting for called the 12th Imam, or the Mahdi (the Antichrist of the Bible), and one prophecy concerning this man's appearance is the sun rising in the west.

"Then I saw another angel flying in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach to those who dwell on the earth—to every nation, tribe, tongue, and people— saying with a loud voice, 'Fear God and give glory to Him, for the hour of His judgment has come; and worship Him who made heaven and earth, the sea and springs of water.'" (Revelation 14:6-7)

Why have the words of Jesus in His Gospel accounts regarding His death, burial, and resurrection, been translated into over 3,000 languages, and nothing comes close (the Quran about 110 languages)? Because the same Spirit of God (YHVH) who created all people likewise transcends all people; therefore the power of His Word is not limited by people; while all other religions are man-made, therefore they tend to primarily stay within their own culture. The same God who speaks to all people through His creation of the heavens and earth that draws all people around the world likewise has sent His Word to the ends of the earth so that we may come to personally know Him to be saved in spirit and in truth through His Son Jesus Christ.

Jesus stands alone among the other religions that say to rightly weigh the scales of good and evil and to make sure you have done more good than bad in this life. Is this how we conduct ourselves justly in a court of law? Bearing the image of God, is this how we project this image into reality?

Our good works cannot save us. If we step before a judge, being guilty of a crime, the judge will not judge us by the good we have done, but rather by the crimes we have committed. If we as fallen humanity, created in God's image, pose this type of justice, how much more a perfect, righteous, and Holy God?

God has brought down His moral laws through the 10 commandments given to Moses at Mt. Siani. These laws were not given so we may be justified, but rather that we may see the need for a savior. They are the mirror of God's character of what He has written in our hearts, with our conscious bearing witness that we know that it is wrong to steal, lie, dishonor our parents, murder, and so forth.

We can try and follow the moral laws of the 10 commandments, but we will never catch up to them to be justified before a Holy God. That same word of the law given to Moses became flesh about 2,000 years ago in the body of Jesus Christ. He came to be our justification by fulfilling the law, living a sinless perfect life that only God could fulfill.

The gap between us and the law can never be reconciled by our own merit, but the arm of Jesus is stretched out by the grace and mercy of God. And if we are to grab on, through faith in Him, He will pull us up being the one to justify us. As in the court of law, if someone steps in and pays our fine, even though we are guilty, the judge can do what is legal and just and let us go free. That is what Jesus did almost 2,000 years ago on the cross. It was a legal transaction being fulfilled in the spiritual realm by the shedding of His blood with His last word's on the cross crying out, "It is finished!" (John 19:30).

For God takes no pleasure in the death of the wicked (Ezekiel 18:23). This is why in Isaiah chapter 53, where it speaks of the coming Messiah and His soul being a sacrifice for our sins, why it says it pleased God to crush His only begotten Son.

This is because the wrath that we deserve was justified by being poured out upon His Son. If that wrath was poured out on us, we would all perish to hell forever. God created a way of escape by pouring it out on His Son whose soul could not be left in Hades but was raised and seated at the right hand of God in power.

So now when we put on the Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 13:14), where God no longer sees the person who deserves His wrath, but rather the glorious image of His perfect Son dwelling in us, justifying us as if we received the wrath we deserve, making a way of escape from the curse of death; now being conformed into the image of the heavenly man walking in a new nature, and no longer in the image of the fallen man Adam.

Now what we must do is repent and put our trust and faith in the savior, confessing and forsaking our sins, and to receive His Holy Spirit that we may be born again (for Jesus says we must be born again to see and enter the Kingdom of God in John chapter 3). This is not just head knowledge of believing in Jesus, but rather receiving His words, taking them to heart, so that we may truly be transformed into the image of God. Where we no longer live to practice sin, but rather turn from our sins and practice righteousness through faith in Him in obedience to His Word by reading the Bible.

Our works cannot save us, but they can condemn us; it is not that we earn our way into everlasting life, but that we obey our Lord Jesus Christ:

Jesus says,

“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’ (Matthew 7:21-23)

"And having been perfected, He became the author of eternal salvation to all who obey Him." (Hebrews 5:9)

"Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, 'Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.'

Then He who sat on the throne said, 'Behold, I make all things new.' And He said to me, 'Write, for these words are true and faithful.'

And He said to me, 'It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts. He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son. But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.'" (Revelation 21:1-8)
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Stunning Site, I hadn't noticed aalbc.com prior to my searches!
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