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  1. Dear Readers, I tend to enjoy reading various articles on writing , the industry, the concepts, et cetera. parallel to craft articles. These topics can be fun or engaging. As some of you know, I have a controlled electronic footprint, meaning, I don't keep old posts. This blog never had fifteen posts and never will cause I don't like ejunk. But, I realize, aside my posts to what I created and create, I need a post to just chit chat if you will. So this post will serve that function, through its comments I will posts various topics concerning writing. Work Cloud EBook List- see below , Onmyoji Contest Entry , Pacific Rim contest Entry , Bettering American Poetry Anthology Entry , White House Carol , Maple Me entry , We Happy Few Wellington Wells entry, Fiyah Magazine- , Killens Review-, Audiobook list , ? Creative Cloud Questions to think about , How We Define Art a response , Lessons from Last Action Hero , Black Soldiers fighting for the British against the USA during USA secession why no memorial , Levar Burton Reads , Ethiopian apocalyptic film , Is Biography the biggest genre today circa 2018 , if they remade Cleopatra jones? , which cliche you dislike most? , Grammar Check , those who write love are making money, have you done a collaboration .. on a train , be your character on social media , who are afro latinos ? , a short history to the internet , What describe best the Native American experience in fiction , Get Out early - what do you think compared to the final film? , Prince and religious friction in film , Let us compose something together using these rules, what other language will you say if you can? , AALBC community book- in progress till made , not any time soon but... , A Glengarry Lead , silhouette in film , Get Out defined , inspiration listings, the return of poetry and some fun , written and sun by Aretha Franklin , Unconventional art , Der Tchrumpfs , Selections from poetry through the native female pen , a question to multiculturalism , Nonqonqo in A Warm December , Peola Edit- Immitation To Life 1934 , concealed carry models , Ann Gorman Edit- Follow Me Quietly 1949 , censoring online , MLKjr2019 , Black Party to governance , Star spangled why, Audio EXcerpts , False Civility , US , Glass submission story , code geass, Juju webseries official poster , acting , lee daniels workshop , black anti immigration , silent sundays , a positive child bride story? , a fictional character to be president of the usa? , Ta-Nehisi Coates , George Lucas , open marriage in fiction, kobo audiobook , Fiyah nanowrimo writing groups , Black Solidarity day 2019 , The Comeback Of Sexual Chocolate , no time to die poster content , Overdrive , lt uhura dollypartonchallenge , emoney, a day and most night at the uffizi , raprushmore , Malcolm 2020 , daylight savings time 382020 , the black fratrem , a saint patrick day past, heavymetal sixart challenge, startwithlove , to arbery from maurice jackson, from owner's choice to merit , ? Calligraphy Mirror Kiss of a dagger , Angelique Noire , ? Engineering Cloud Fixing Plastic , Blacksmithing Basics , multi electromagnetic wave observation , AMP in Email , Makers jobs or cosplay , ? Email Gazette Fragments fifth issue , tenth issue, eleventh issue , twelfth, thirteenth , fifteenth ,sixteenth, seventeenth ,eighteenth , 19/20/21/23 ,24/25/27/29/30/31/32 , 33/34/35/36/37 ,38/39/40/41/42/43 , 44/45/46/47/48/49/50/51/52/53/54 , 55/56/57/58/59/60/61 , 62/63/64/65/66 , 67/68/69/70, 71/72/73/74/75/76 , 77,78,79,80,81,82,83,84,85,86,87,88,89,90 , 91<->130 , ? Question Cloud The Internet without the USA, are marvel movies theme parks or cinema, joker of our times , the greatest native american warrior in film , is dr serikawa the special effect , isn't it time for a pro nazi german film, Ligt and Daenerys , liking online , what does joker 2 after the joker film with joaquim phoenix mean , when is a culture allowable , history book Kamala Harris side Corey Booker , who will be your fictional fertilizer , MLK jr. day 1202020 , what tropes are you tired of , still alive obstinate , What is the July 5th speech fo FRederick DOuglass , ? EBook LIST Richard Murray Short Story Collections Kobo Link OverDrive Link JIHI series Kobo Link Overdrive Link Poetry or More Audiobook link Kobo Link Visasiki Audiobook link Kobo Link Gospel of Joseph Kobo Link Overdrive Link Richard Murray Collages Kobo Link SanaTambo Versions Overdrive Link Kobo English Kobo Francais Kobo Portugues Kobo 日本語 Kobo 中文 Der Tchrumpfs Kobo Below is a collage i made to Ty Wilson Art Be Safe
  2. 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. :: https://rbscp.lib.rochester.edu/2945
  3. if only the money thought that:) yes, well maybe control need to be vested away from money
  4. Midsummer eve 2020 <between August 6th and August 7th , equal distant days between the June Solstice and the September Equinox > This is a free subject time, think of your dreams or compose any art or prose to any subject. Aphelion is July 4th 11:04pm in 2020, the Aphelion for earth is when the earth is farthest from the sun, in its eliptical orbit. If you consider the Perihelion the beginning of a year, then the Aphelion is the trust midyear point. Every planet around the sun has an aphelion. Earth's moon like all other moons has a similar action, called an apogee to a planet, where a moon is farthest from the planet it rotates around, by having an elliptical orbit. Story 1 https://aalbc.com/tc/blogs/entry/261-aphelion-day-art-or-text-craft-parade-good-news-blog/?do=findComment&comment=923 Story 2 https://aalbc.com/tc/blogs/entry/261-aphelion-day-art-or-text-craft-parade-good-news-blog/?do=findComment&comment=924 Midsummer day June 24th - summer in europe or other places was culturally started in May and ended at the end of august. Thus late july was called midsummer. What dream did you have? Father's day is june 21st Story 1 https://aalbc.com/tc/blogs/entry/261-june-solstice-art-or-text-craft-parade-good-news-blog/?do=findComment&comment=911 Story 2 https://aalbc.com/tc/blogs/entry/261-fathers-day-art-or-text-craft-parade-good-news-blog/?do=findComment&comment=912 The June Solstice , in 2020, is on the 20th, it will be in the moment 5:43 PM on Saturday In the northern hemisphere summer begin, in the southern hemisphere winter begin. The sun will appear to be at its highest point in the sky in the northern hemisphere, the lowest point in the sky in the southern hemisphere. In parallel, during the December solstice, in the northern hemisphere it begins winter, in the southern hemipshere summer The sun will appear to be at its lowest point in the sky in the northern hemisphere , while the highest in the southern hemisphere EQuinox, the path of the sun crosses the equator of earth extended out into space or the celestial equator. Story 1 https://aalbc.com/tc/blogs/entry/261-june-solstice-art-or-text-craft-parade-good-news-blog/?do=findComment&comment=909 Story 2 https://aalbc.com/tc/blogs/entry/261-june-solstice-art-or-text-craft-parade-good-news-blog/?do=findComment&comment=910 Juneteenth is July 19th , a day celebrated as the day when all black people in the usa knew that the slave system had been destroyed, not legally abolished, which is the 13th amendment. State text or graphics depicting Juneteenth to you. https://aalbc.com/tc/blogs/entry/261-juneteenth-art-or-text-craft-parade-good-news-blog/?do=findComment&comment=908 Flag Day <june 14th , June 14, 1777 the usa flag was adopted : "That the flag of the thirteen United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation.">- commemorating the Flag of the usa. IT is not a federal holiday. But, what does the USA flag mean to you? I ask for various text or graphics depicting that feeling. Here is some trivia. When is a star supposed to be added when a state is added to the union? https://aalbc.com/tc/blogs/entry/261-flag-day-art-or-text-craft-parade-good-news-blog/?do=findComment&comment=905 Memorial Day <last monday of may originally may 30th, originally called decoration day> - create writing or art that involve the the death of Black soldiers who died serving on the battlefield for the us military or others. I ask a query? https://aalbc.com/tc/blogs/entry/261-aphelion-day-art-or-text-craft-parade-good-news-blog/?do=findComment&comment=914 Joan or Arc canonized <may 16th>+ Jumping Frog Jubilee <every third weekend in may, honoring MArk Twain's first published work> https://aalbc.com/tc/blogs/entry/261-mothers-day-art-or-text-craft-parade-good-news-blog/?do=findComment&comment=901 Mother's Day is May 10th , Photos or text involving art /live model/stories involving black mothers Story 1 https://aalbc.com/tc/blogs/entry/261-mothers-day-art-or-text-craft-parade-good-news-blog/?do=findComment&comment=897 Story 2 https://aalbc.com/tc/blogs/entry/261-mothers-day-art-or-text-craft-parade-good-news-blog/?do=findComment&comment=899 Earth Day, is april 22nd, show art or text or fiction involving the earth Story 1 https://aalbc.com/tc/blogs/entry/261-earth-day-art-or-text-craft-parade-good-news-blog/?do=findComment&comment=894 Story 2 https://aalbc.com/tc/blogs/entry/261-earth-day-art-or-text-craft-parade-good-news-blog/?do=findComment&comment=895 Eostre Easter is April 12th in the year 2020, the name is derived from Ēostre the real or unreal germanic goddess but the date and most modern traditions refer to Pascha which roguhly translates to passover, the Jewish holiday. But, I want to focus on Ēostre. For easter, include the real or unreal traditions attributed to Eostre, like rabbits, or make your own.You can show photos of art OR text of fiction The photos can be to->sculpture/knitting or sewing/graffiti/tattoo or any craft depicting Eostra real or unreal traditions The text can only be fiction based on the following: Real or unreal traditons of Eostre. Orthodox catholic easter comes a week after roman catholic easter. Story 1 https://aalbc.com/tc/blogs/entry/261-eostre-art-or-text-craft-parade-good-news-blog/?do=findComment&comment=892 Story 2 https://aalbc.com/tc/blogs/entry/261-eostre-art-or-text-craft-parade-good-news-blog/?do=findComment&comment=893 April Fool's day April 1st http://houyhnhnm.github.io/aprilfool/index.html March Equinox art or text craft parade The March Equinox is March 19th 11:49 pm EST UTC -5 , it is the beginning of spring in the northern hemisphere, fall in the southern hemisphere share photos of art OR text of fiction The photos can be to->sculpture/knitting or sewing/graffiti/tattoo or any craft depicting Black people in fall in the southern hemisphere, any country <south america/caribbean/africa/south asia/australia> OR Black people in spring in the northern hemisphere, any country <north america/europe/northern asia> The text can only be fiction based on the following: Black person or peoples at the first day of spring or fall AALBC STORY https://aalbc.com/tc/blogs/entry/261-march-equinox-art-or-text-craft-parade-good-news-blog/?do=findComment&comment=878 Story 2 https://aalbc.com/tc/blogs/entry/261-eostre-art-or-text-craft-parade-good-news-blog/?do=findComment&comment=890 Story 3 https://aalbc.com/tc/blogs/entry/261-eostre-art-or-text-craft-parade-good-news-blog/?do=findComment&comment=891 Saint PAtrick day https://aalbc.com/tc/blogs/entry/261-eostre-art-or-text-craft-parade-good-news-blog/?do=findComment&comment=889 Mardi Gras is February 25th in the year 2020. I ask you to make a journal of your day in New Orleans during mardi using photos from wherever you like to paruse Story 1 : https://aalbc.com/tc/blogs/entry/261-eostre-art-or-text-craft-parade-good-news-blog/?do=findComment&comment=885 Story 2 : https://aalbc.com/tc/blogs/entry/261-eostre-art-or-text-craft-parade-good-news-blog/?do=findComment&comment=886 Black Hearts Day or Valentine's Day good news - Any Love , story or image stating Black love, any language, any geography, any religion. Love is meant to be shared everyday,but giving it a day in the year to itself is not an evil or bad thing. Enjoy Black people together. In the usa it is feb 14th Richard Murray Valentines day album 2020 LINK Martin Luther King junior Day - His actual birthday is the fifteenth of january but the federal holiday is in a monday for three day weekends, like others. It is celebrated on the third monday in the month of january in every year since its inception in the Statian Empire. I ask you to share , historical fictions/prose/graphical artwork in any style concerning MArtin Luther King jr....I do wonder why Blacks in the U.S.A. can not come together and demand a true day off for this federal notice. And also share, officials days in a country outside the usa for a black person in history? In Amendment Why the holiday is on his the third monday and not his true birthday? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uniform_Monday_Holiday_Act MLK jr's views on Financial Accountability https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnKP__N7MNI MY 2020 speech https://aalbc.com/tc/blogs/entry/194-richard-murray-creative-table/page/7/?tab=comments#comment-820 January Perihelion The perihelion is the moment in the path the Earth make about the Sun ,elliptical orbit, where the Earth's position is closest to the sun. It will occur : January 5, 2020 2:47 am EST or UTC-5. The June Aphelion is when the earth is farthest away. Please provide any art or text concerning a sun coming closer, and don't try the twilight zone episode. December Solstice art or text craft parade The December Solstice is December 21st 11:19 pm EST or UTC-5 , it is the beginning of winter in the northern hemisphere, summer in the southern hemisphere share photos of art OR text of fiction The photos can be to->sculpture/knitting or sewing/graffiti/tattoo or any craft depicting Black people in summer in the southern hemisphere, any country <south america/caribbean/africa/south asia/australia> OR Black people in winter in the northern hemisphere, any country <north america/europe/northern asia> The text can only be fiction based on the following: Black person or peoples at the first day or summer or winter November 28th Native American Harvest Art Thanksgiving is November 28th , share photos of art OR text of fiction The photos can be to->sculpture/knitting or sewing/graffiti/tattoo concerning Native Americans enjoying food only -can include Black seminoles- no colonists from europe The text can only be fiction based on the following: Native Americans communities around harvest - black seminoles allowed- no colonist from europe November 11 Veterans day is November 11th, share photos of art OR test of fiction, guest comments are allowed The photos can be to->sculpture/knitting or sewing/graffiti/tattoo concerning Black Veterans, any country any time, any army The text can only be fiction based on the following: Black Soldiers who fought against the USA for the british/ Black soldiers during the Haitian Freeing/ Black Seminoles during the time of osceola/jonas caballo/Black soldiers who fought for Menelik II in the first Abyssinian-italo war EXTRA A Day, and Most Night, At The Uffizi Daylight savings time 2020 Arcane Idol 2020
  5. "It is really hot today": say a woman, chocolate skin sweating under an early June sun, her hand attach to another; she continue: "you need water raspberry pie" "No mommy": say a little girl, same kind of skin, sweet or moisture, her frizzes capping her head. The two keep walking on a simple dirt road, green trees adorning either side. "Momma, Grandpa once said Tinkerbell was American" "Of course, what did he say exactly": the mother giggle. The little girl smile and imitate her grandfather's gestures: "An American Tinkerbell is like a woman, like Tinkerbell with a red white and blue bikini on, don't mind seeing that all out Raspberry... yeah, Tinkerbell on the beach" The mother shake her head gently and say: "Your grandfather, called everything, like a woman, France, Joy, The spirit of America" "How did he describe the spirit of America Mommy": the daughter giggle. The mother smile and imitate her father's gestures: "The Spirit of America is like a woman, like a woman with a luscious afro with decorative hairpins like stars floating around her hair, she sits on a bed of fifty stars connected to the cosmos, and has a cape, like superman, but grander with the red and white stripes, feet bare and dangling like godiva chocolate statues waiting to be eaten...yeah, stylin spirit of America" The mother continue: "I know he was referring to your great gran, she had the best afros" "I love GG": say a stoic little girl. "I love her too baby": equal in solemnity, say her mother. The two walk and finally reach the house. Suddenly a man appear from behind a bush. "You too need a glass of lemonade, try this homemade blend" The little girl look toward her mother who release her arm, and she lunge for the lemonade and start to drink. The man patiently wait while he get a kiss on the cheek from the mother who take her glass of lemonade. The little girl finish and the man inquire: "well..." "It's a little tangy, not perfect Uncle": and the little girl smile. Her uncle throw down his hat in disgust and she continue: "You will get there uncle, we believe in you, you will make the perfect lemonade one day" "Ahh... thanks Raspy, come on and help me with the cooking for the party later" And the uncle and niece go to the back of the house, while the mother head to the far side. She soon notice her father's old car sitting in shiny glory, being taken care of by her brother Nicodemus. The mother sit in the car and remember when she showed her parents, her first paid commission, the spirt of america. They made a cake for her and celebrated. She remember her father said: "I knew I was right, I may have not gotten the description incorrect, it seems the spirit of america is like lady liberty in her teenage years, no crown or lamp, hair flying, wearing wonder woman's clothes, wonder woman wouldn't mind and she needs the vibranium, can't imagine the skin getting cracked and she being chosen to stand before new york city, but, she is still, like a woman... yeah, the badass spirit of america" The mother hyper ventilate and start to cry. She think to the day after when her father no longer said anything was like a woman. Between the heat side her sadness she fall asleep. ... "Mommy!... mommy... MOMMY!": speak a little girl to her mother. "hey my sweet Raspberry": the mother gently waken. "Daddy say you need to eat... and here": the little girl kiss her mother. "Ohh... thank you, give him this for me... and I want you to have fun with the firecrackers, with all your cousins and everybody, ok": the mother after taken the plate, hug her daughter tightly. "Ok mommy, I love you" "I love you" "Don't be sad mommy": the little girl say walking away. "I am not my little light in the sky, just remembering... go on now" The mother eat a little food and place the plate on the dashboard, and lay back in the seat, back to sleep. "Nzinga...why aren't you eating Nzinga": a gentle voice speak to the mother. Nzinga open her eyes and is in amazement. "Pa..." "Hey , surprised huh, do you know some people where I now live visit loving ones during the aphelion" Nzinga is still in shock looking at her father. He continue: "... you know, when the earth is farthest from the sun, but it seems to only work when one is missed a lot... and I am not even like a woman" Nzinga lunge and embrace her father in the driver's seat. "I miss you papa" The spirit embrace his daughter and say: “ I know Nzinga, but no need, I am here just for a short while for a chance to get you not to miss me so much" "How long?!": energetically state the daughter. "Maybe only an hour" "What will we do?" "Drive around of course": Nzinga's father clip the seatbelt, and she smile, and he continue: "this is my car, that is a pretty special moon there". Nzinga look to the moon as her father stare at it. Nzinga's father say while she look to the moon: "It will be nice having the penumbral eclipse escort us for our short time" Nzinga become stoic: "why won't you come back..." "I am having too much fun with your mother" Nzinga burst a laugh. Nzinga's father continue: "oh and she told me to give Raspy a message, she loves telling her stories in her dreams" Nzinga's father start the car, and Nzinga look back. He say: "Don't worry, let the magic happen" "Death has not seemed to stop your sense of wit papa" "Well, my little light, let me tell you something, ok, Death, is like a woman..." ... Hope you enjoyed reading If you like more of my stories check out my Short story collection series https://www.kobo.com/us/en/search?query=Richard%20Murray%20Short%20Story%20Collection&fcsearchfield=Series&seriesId=014c67c4-d29d-584e-ada0-62c0fa015714 And I am on Bookbub https://www.bookbub.com/authors/richard-murray-16885e64-6c28-459e-bf5f-45c7d458ce49 My blog https://aalbc.com/tc/blogs/blog/29-richard-murray-hearth/
  6. It is afternoon, a day on earth, a black woman sit in solace; Kalima look toward her photo of a prior penumbral eclipse, made in a roadtrip across the usa. She continue to ignore the yells from her sanguine downstairs; they are ready to go to the July 4th Fireworks parade. “COME ON!!!… I know you can hear me K! We are now in phase three and I want us to enjoy being outside, none of us have been out in months! PLEASE!” Kalima lay back on her bed and put on a video online. She can hear shuffling feet leaving the front door of the brownstone while she watch. She whisper: “see you soon” and continue to watch. At the end of the video she sit at her writing desk and take out paper and pencil and ruler; she compose a poem using looped cursive penpersonship on clear paper using the ruler she crafted as a guidetool. A male red winged blackbird sitting on a tree branch outside watch Kalima and see the following on the page, Kalima finished. I know I’m free, while in an unfree place To live in a free place… I must rally Against Time’s steady pace, mortality What certainty? The best finishing place Choices I see? Bliss be the unfree place Bliss out the unfree place, which choice is me? History state no case… I must rally Blind gamblin’ me, both length may eat my race A bird yell free! I wingless… stall my race Wait in the unfree place, one day for me I see Time with it’s pace, safe while I see I will rally, to live in a free place The small uncaged passerine fly away, singing. Kalima look to the window and go to her bed, and lay thinking, and sleeping. … A gentle nudge and a wet kiss on the cheek, wake Kalima up, from a figure unknown of body while familiar in voice. “Come on K, we are all back now, we want to tell you about our trip, especially little Bee” “Oh, hey Ma” Kalima plus her mother embrace. “Here is some chocolate bars, colored like the flag, I know! but Mister Mohammed made them and I know you support Black business” Kalima took a whiff of the chocolate, and smiled with yummies. Her mother pass her a photo of the clan, taken by uncle george. And, Kalima’s mother pass Kalima another of a firework by uncle george. Kalima’s mother continue: “Fun…We will meet you downstairs and you can tell us about tonights eclipse ok” “It’s late, little Bee will want to stay up, so we need to get the hammock out for him” “ok”: Kalima’s mother leave, and Kalima look to the moon. Kalima place her chocolate in her minifridge and open her door to the sound of laughter and joy. She smile in the night, for another day. … Thank you for reading, if you want to read more of my work read below Bookbub https://www.bookbub.com/profile/richard-murray-16885e64-6c28-459e-bf5f-45c7d458ce49 AALBC https://aalbc.com/tc/blogs/blog/29-richard-murray-hearth/ Poetry or More Audiobook https://www.kobo.com/us/en/search?query=Poetry%20or%20More&fcsearchfield=Series&seriesId=06baba96-5af5-5d24-9b8a-f06360287dc9 Visasiki Audiobook https://www.kobo.com/us/en/search?query=Visasiki%20Series&fcsearchfield=Series&seriesId=965aea81-4e13-53fe-8bc8-22fcb6d28a39 Short Story Collection https://www.kobo.com/us/en/search?query=Richard%20Murray%20Short%20Story%20Collection&fcsearchfield=Series&seriesId=014c67c4-d29d-584e-ada0-62c0fa015714
  7. 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? https://twitter.com/MrNiceGuy18_58/status/1278065496412299264
  8. While my favorite war movies are: Paths of Glory<second phase of the world war>, Das Boot<second phase of the world war>, Buck and the Preacher<war between the state>, Posse<hybrid spanish american war-war between the states>, The Young Lions<second phase of the world war>, Seven Samurai<I will use the white european term, Feudal era in japan>, Throne of Blood <said feudal era in nippon, even though it reference macbeth, the history of the fall of osaka castle is what is referenced in it>, The Outlaw Jose Wales<war between the states>, Apocalypto <European invasion of the commonly called Americas> ;honorable mention to some moderns, not favorites for me yet, but warranted mention: Alexander, Valkyrie. But, when I think of soldiers who died in all armies, all wars, no restriction to the usa. This year, I think to one film in particular: Born on the fourth of July. Yes, Oliver stone made it as a reply to "Top Gun" <a truly shameless modern propaganda film> , yes he demanded tom cruise be in it. Yes, many say it is a war film. But I do not, unlike all the other films I mentioned, “Born on the Fourth of July” is an anti-propaganda film, that masquerade as a war film. It opens with a lie, American supremacy, american exceptionalism, american goodness, and that is a massive point. When people say they want to honor the spirits of the fallen soldiers, who does that exactly include? I always say, the first Black soldiers in the context of the USA black people in the usa historically must consider is the Black soldiers fighting against the colonies for the british. It is well known more Black soldiers fought against the colonies than for the colonies. Sequentially, the first Black soldiers in the context of the usa were against the Usa. I wonder do people in germany honor the german soldiers of the second phase of the world war, usually demonized in usa based film fiction? Memorial is a thing of memory, the earlier title of decoration day is about decorating those who died fighting for the confederacy. Do people, any community, honor what the losing soldier fought for? Historically, during the age of global white european imperialism the only successful Black soldiers in the global white european imperial global era was in the : american continent soldiers of haiti under Dessalines who died killing whites of the usa/england/spain/france, in africa was of Menelik II in ethiopia against the italians aided by russia oddly enough. Excluding the japanese a white asian peoples as people of color, people of color defined as non white european people, everywhere else was controlled directly by white european powers for hundreds of years absent a break. Do Black Americans, America as canada to argentina, honor the memory of the old haitian soldiers? Do Black Africans, Africa as yemen to cape verde or iraq to south africa, honor the memory of the Ethiopian soldiers? The idea of Black Nationalism that the soldiers of Dessalines died for was not about sitting at a white table, it was about making Black tables by any means necessary. Again, why have Black people in the USA or any other country in the american continent started a black party of governance? The religiosity in Africa is huge. But, why is it the religion of ethiopia is not highlighted, surely the christianity of ethiopia is a better suit for christian black africans than the italian catholicism, the german protestanism or some thing made out of the usa? Remember the memory to fallen soldiers folks, but don't lie about why some soldiers died. Black soldiers in the usa dying for white man's wars is not honor, is not to be praised, even if it is your father or uncle or mom or sister. Don't turn your love for them into a manipulation of why they died. Don't tell me that a black woman died for the betterment of the world in iraq. Don't tell me that a black grandfather died for the betterment of the world at midway. Don't tell me a black uncle died for the betterment of the world at d-day. Don't tell me a black aunt died for the betterment of the world at the border between the usa and china controlled zones in Korea. Don't lie and find the time to honor the soldiers that make your current life seem traitorous or uneasy. There is no shame in working for whites, marrying whites, befriending whites, living mostly around whites in a mile radius. But, don't turn your phenotypical lack of negative bias toward whites as the purpose of the Black soldiers of Dessalines, the black or native soldiers of Jonas Caballo, the black soldiers commonly called slave revolters, the black soldiers who fought for the british against the creation of the usa. Those forebears represented the best interest of black people in the american continent. Don't lie about why they died. They did not die for you to have a white friend, befriend white people, marry whites, sit at a white table, own a piece of a white table. They died hoping you will continue their fight and kill all white people who can. To all others, who are not Black , honor your soldiers as well. Don't Knock down the nazi's because they lost, because they are criminalized in history books written by those they faced. Don't criminalize the soviets. Soldiers at their best die for their communities to be free, completely, totally, using all means including murder. You can dishonor the death of the modern soldier who applies to militaries whose actions are not about freedom to those in their country but slavery over those in others. But honor the soldiers in the past, who fought to make the lives in their community better. They may have lost, they may not have been aracial, but those soldiers died to make your community free from outsiders influence. Honor that in your memory.
  9. Richard Murray Gazette Excerpts 91-130 SIGN UP TO Richard Murray's Gazette 91-130 Edition 91 Rain in the forest- from Paysages Canadiens- trust me and click the youtube link immediately below https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=if-Sp5nOEyk Edition 92 Dolores -enjoy the comic, I like page 8 the best, which is your favorite page? https://www.glenat.com/sites/default/files/liseuse/9782344017722/index.html 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.> http://artetcinemas.over-blog.com/2019/10/thiaroye-camp.html?utm_source=_ob_email&utm_medium=_ ob_notification&utm_campaign=_ob_reader_digest 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. https://kobowritinglife.com/2019/11/12/six-tips-on-how-to-write-sizzling-first-love-scenes/ Edition 95 the lone ranger - a movie about bass reeves will be made, your thoughts? video trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dml8ovobRA0&feature=emb_logo article https://shadowandact.com/bass-reeves-movie-david-gyasi-on-the-border Edition 96 Hair Love - Aka AWww from sony pictures animation, this nearly put a tear in my eye:) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNw8V_Fkw28 Edition 97 Moulid doll - a doable project, enjoy video instructions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PESp7aTgSA&feature=youtu.be Edition 98 Panerai engraved- video of engraving on a Panerai watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtSKtaxnPp0&feature=emb_logo Edition 99 indie romance - Do it yourself, the following is my result THE RESULT WAS 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? https://kobowritinglife.com/2019/12/21/quiz-time-which-indie-romance-series-do-you-belong-in/ Edition 100 sister night - her eye wear craft, from the watchmen television series https://makezine.com/2019/12/12/create-sister-nights-goggles-from-the-watchmen/ Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsJ973Ls1KQ&feature=youtu.be 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 magazine https://www.heavymetal.com/news/milo-manara-unseen-art-30-pictures/?goal=0_ed3dc1bc6e-1bf7678bcd-18468959&mc_cid=1bf7678bcd&mc_eid=1a9e28b155 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? https://twitter.com/_SJPeace_/status/1215513768677060608 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 https://karensmithmetalartist.com/ The why https://www.kqed.org/arts/13873207/the-hustle-karen-smith-metalsmith-oakland 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.innovant-tech.com/somidoll?fbclid=IwAR2MCvHqDWWQ-x9yk4K7UW8UWzPzGBBPtmrFE0f8SdX4cWsGivFgndqP9ZU referral 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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJmTGWWX7WI&utm_source=E-mail&utm_medium=nl&utm_content=&utm_campaign=newsletter_glenat_BD 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 https://makezine.com/2020/01/08/how-two-california-kids-overcame-doubters-to-automate-the-freshest-burger-ev er-served/ Edition 107 Wika - the art in this bande dessinee is very nice, enjoy at angouleme https://www.glenat.com/actualites/exposition-wika-dolivier-ledroit-angouleme?utm_source=E-mail&utm_medium=nl&utm_content=&utm_campaign=newsletter_glenat_BD Edition 108 yinkaorafidiya - the organization has a crafting community project, share it about to those who live in the philadelphia area https://www.yinkaorafidiya.com/craftingcommunity Edition 109 Yoga - Rosa PArks doing yoga https://www.instagram.com/p/B6HAux6HylW/ 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. http://theblerdgurl.com/comics/bitter-root-no-6-pays-tribute-to-myazaki-anime-my-neighbor-totoro-with-special-variant/ Edition 111 Nichelle Nichols - Sorghum and spear interview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qORifruCJmU&feature=emb_title Edition 112 MAker Camp - enjoy https://makercamp.com/?mc_cid=329ec9b9b7&mc_eid=2e6842d274 Edition 113 The First Lines - Lithub created the first ten lines of some books, converted for social distancing https://lithub.com/the-first-lines-of-10-classic-novels-rewritten-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 https://makezine.com/projects/soap-vomiting-unicorn-from-a-hacked-soap-dispenser/?mc_cid=f92cdc1505&mc_eid=2e6842d274 the theme song for the uninitiated https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CC_Y4zOUdcI 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 https://vimeo.com/379072773 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 Article https://www.heavymetal.com/news/moebius-concept-art-jodorowsky-dune-characters/?goal=0_ed3dc1bc6e-ef5202b068-18550247&mc_cid=ef5202b068&mc_eid=4a9fb21904 documentary trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0cJNR8HEw0 Edition 118 The floating rubix - made by a chinese designer, it is lovely, solves itself, floats, using electromagnets Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vG-YtRmBSw&feature=youtu.be Edition 119 spy in the wild- see angles of butterflies rarely seen , view 7:58 video https://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/spy-in-the-wild-2-the-north/21725/ 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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0euCWf0FpOA Edition 121 A history of fingernails - a video is in the article linked below https://makezine.com/2020/02/21/backstabbing-social-climbing-and-tech-or-the-history-of-fingernails/ 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? https://www.heavymetal.com/news/23-movie-ads-from-heavy-metal-how-many-have-you-seen/?goal=0_ed3dc1bc6e-55a297d3b2-18550247&mc_cid=55a297d3b2&mc_eid=4a9fb21904 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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynWZ7q9ZDa8&feature=youtu.be article- text based instructions are in it. https://makezine.com/projects/world-wide-boomerang/?mc_cid=3ad8a41721&mc_eid=2e6842d274 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. https://www.heavymetal.com/news/30-demons-from-doktor-johannes-fausts-magia-naturalis-et-innaturalis/?goal=0_ed3dc1bc6e-c6d254ee7b-18468959&mc_cid=c6d254ee7b&mc_eid=1a9e28b155 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? https://www.heavymetal.com/news/artwork/john-kenn-mortensen-heavy-metal-artist/?goal=0_ed3dc1bc6e-26d219717e-18550247&mc_cid=26d219717e&mc_eid=4a9fb21904 Edition 126 Embroidery animations - enjoy the video, linked below, that burgundy like footloose:) Video https://vimeo.com/354806217 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 Excerpt https://www.glenat.com/sites/default/files/liseuse/9782749309217/index.html 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? https://www.glenat.com/integra/celui-qui-nexistait-plus-ne-9782749309224?utm_source=E-mail&utm_medium=nl&utm_content=&utm_campaign=newsletter_glenat_BD 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. https://bromerbooksellers.blogspot.com/2012/02/featured-item-of-week-five-micrographic.html Edition 130 coyote and badger- enjoy https://twitter.com/PeccaryNotPig/status/1224515892282740737?fbclid=IwAR3tQTZmPtswtFNdKp22o9FMgE1XaEIPdOrQkQrXo9e6id1u6UHQ8IBVQRw
  10. One day in the Serengeti, the moon blocking the sunlight above, a father giraffe is speaking to his daughter, who is jumping in the air and tumbling with laughter. The father say: "that is why I tell the Sun when to sleep" "But sometimes when the sun go to sleep I don't hear you say anything" "telepathy my child, telepathy, it works all the time, like right now, I am telling you to giggle" "No papa, no, I am laughing cause you are funny" "well say what you want, doubter, but I once saw a child who had no doubts to their father" "what child is this heehee papa" "The child of the shepherd bear" "What is the shepherd bear papa?" "What?! are you going to school, shall I tell your mom you are not learning your studies" "No, Teachers say I learn well, and mama say I always pass my test she give" "Well... anyone who doesn't know the shepherd bear is ignorant, so I will help you my daughter... the shepherd bear comes from an ancient line. Once the shepherd bears herded the dinosaurs" "hahaha not true papa, mama tell me dinosaurs live before us on Great mama earth" "So are you saying you believe your mother, one person, over me plus your great grandfather" "Mama say great grandpa tell tall tale too" "I don't recall any tall tales, my grandfather spoke histories, facts, ok... Here is the proof, look at this stick, this was left by a shepherd bear clearly, see the structure, the alignment, even the color, only a shepherd bear would own such an item, and leave it for his child" "the child who has no doubts" The father giraffe nibble his daughter: "Exactly candy cane, the bear I am mentioning told his son that a shepherd bear leaves his stick so he can gauge the health of a forest over long periods of time, as shepherd bears hibernate for hundreds of years" "how you hear the papa shepherd bear say this" "I was lucky enough to be resting on my belly and used my neck like a snake, the shepherd bears were not hibernating, this happened five years ago" "Oh! can I see shepherd bear?!" "No they are hibernating now, but remember they have sticks like these, but I know a parent you will be able to see one day" "Tell me, tell me": the daughter giraffe skip in a circle. "One day, when you are mature, you will be able to put your neck into a bird nest" "Ma say, you shouldn't invade other people's homes" "I didn't invade, i was a guardian to the eagle chick in the bird nest, the parents knew I ate some of the greens from the tree so they asked me to look after the baby when I grazed their way, I even protected the baby from a python" "I never saw you fight before papa" "I know, out of respect no one dares attack your father, they used to call me in my pit fighter days, the long walk" "Long walk": and the daughter giraffe follow her father to a drinking pool. "yes, cause when you face me, it is a long walk to your doom, this python in question thought it could sneak into the tree and eat the eagle chick but I head butted it with my horns": the father then gets on the ground and rolls around, his daughter laughing and he speak while acting:" the snake tried to jump on me but I double knotted my neck and out twirled it, the snake in confusion got dizzy and fell to the ground, I picked it up with my teeth and flung it to the other side of the Serengeti" The daughter giraffe look up to the sky and swing her head from side to side, panting. "Somebodies tired, please drink some water at the watering hole" The daughter giraffe drink and the father giraffe continue: "Well, I bid the mother eagle farewell as she fed her chick" "Candy corn, what do you see in the water?" The daughter giraffe lift her head and reply: "I see some water plants and rocks" "anything else": query the father. "no": smile the daughter. "when you are mature, you will not only be able to see high up, like into a bird nest, but also low, into the deep ocean, like me when I saw a human father, getting his son to a date with a mermaid girl" "where you see mermaids papa?" "You have to go to the ocean coast, the waters here are not deep enough for mermaids homes, but the ocean has many mermaids." "did you see the date" "of course, I merely grew my neck longer, you can do it to when you come of age" The daughter laugh and the father continue:" the human boy had on a breathing apparatus above his bowtie and black suit, the mermaid girl had on a purple blouse, all the adults chaperoned. The mermaid women sang songs like, the first song of the sea" "ohh please sing it for me papa" "It was in the mermaid tongue, I learned from a friend later, the title, but I can hum it" The father giraffe hum the song, the first song of the sea, as his daughter follow along as best she can for a first time hearing. "IT is getting late, time to get back" "I know the way papa" "Oh really, I knew a baby turtle who thought like you" "Please tell me papa?" "of course, well as you know, all baby turtles know the sea scent. But one particular baby turtle took so long to get out of the shell it was alone, it began to walk to the shore anyway, but a butterfly stopped it" The father giraffe walk side his daughter, heading home, and say: "the well traveled old butterfly was looking for a sign of a mountain replying to love and saw the baby turtle, he told the baby turtle to not go toward the sea, the seagull clan is waiting for him like it waited for his turtle siblings, but the baby was not deterred so the butterfly took on a parental role" "It protected the baby turtle?" "yes, as the baby turtle went to the sea, the butterfly grabbed the attention of the sea gulls and continually escaped their attacks until the baby turtle reached the sea, the baby thanked the butterfly as it swam into the sea, and the butterfly went on its journey" "what were you doing, why didn't you help the baby papa?" "Sometimes being big is dangerous to those who are little, I could had hurt the butterfly or turtle, in one way or another, so I chose to aid them both by staying away, but I vigelele upon their success, oh , there is my wife, your mother" The daughter giraffe run to her mother, who provide, snuggles and kisses. "Have a great night papa, thank you" "Thank you my little Ngumu, dream well" The mother giraffe smile at her husband: "more tall tales" "I do not know what you are talking about, I am providing our child with necessary information, I am doing my half, but I can't speak for you my wife" The mother giraffe kiss his face: "I want you to whisper a bedtime story to me, while I give you more kisses" The father giraffe blush: "a perfect present": and he follow his wife in the darkening Serengeti. ... Hope you enjoyed reading If you like more of my stories check out my Short story collection series https://www.kobo.com/us/en/search?query=Richard%20Murray%20Short%20Story%20Collection&fcsearchfield=Series&seriesId=014c67c4-d29d-584e-ada0-62c0fa015714 And I am on Bookbub https://www.bookbub.com/authors/richard-murray-16885e64-6c28-459e-bf5f-45c7d458ce49 My blog https://aalbc.com/tc/blogs/blog/29-richard-murray-hearth/
  11. In Kingston, Jamaica, survivors of the Phobos incident, each in deep mourning, want to go into their memory and recall experiences that will comfort them. A dreamguide prepare the table, the party sitting in a ring, that will allow communication. The four people hold each other hand in the sitting ring and let the muon receptor field begin operation to gather memories. After it is finished the dreamguide operate a muon high powered field emitter. The first in the party experience a memory is Louisa Schwartz, head of Xu-Ali department of labor creation, she started as a designer of electrical interfaces in the cognitive sub department. XU-Ali operate the second most mines in the Jupiter moon belt. She sees nothing but hears her mother, she is in pain, not that of a knife but a pain she she wants to go through. Then Louisa feels soft hands massaging her. But they feel far away. Louisa realizes she is experiencing her father’s gentle touch through her mother. She touches her temples, remembering her father acting the same as he ventured with the other workers into the Phobos mines. She cries and enjoys her father’s love even before she could breath on her own. Hakiminho Wong-Blue Feather need no introduction to those who follow the Solar Gambling Hub at Titan, of Saturn, know he runs the largest tables. Starting as a trader, he was one of the first traders to give Unofficials the opportunity to trade and thus with increased volume he started to dominate gambling markets. He actually see his father, holding his little hand, telling him everything will be alright, the pain of that time he ignores now, focusing on his father, who was consumed by the fires in the operational quarter after the mine imploded. He was on his way to Olympus Mons to visit his grandmother, seeing the fire in space. He smiles thinking of his father’s gentle touch, his comforting when he felt sad. Shahare is the lead lawyer of the naturalists movement, who in solar year 2173 of the Statian Clock , under her guidance , won the right of the Naturalists to be born, live, or die in an isolated communities absent technology or external cultural guidelines, and she was able to succeed absent a religious cultural background for the Naturalists. She feel a gentle tickle at her side and let out a laugh. She place her hand over her mouth, startled in the rare feeling. She begin to laugh more and more, being constantly tickled by her father. She sighed a release of stress. She remember the message on earth telling her family that her father died in the promenade preparing for his comedy show, for guests. But her father’s tickles continue and she curl up holding herself laughing while being massaged by the happiness of tickles. Mike Thompson is the owner of the Lunar Grand Prix, where Michelle Hamilton while two month pregnant became Formula Zero Solar Champion winning the Lunar grand prix in a head to head last lap against Kamikaze Withers Chauntesielle, every one knows no circuit is as exciting as the Lunar circuit. She remember a vacation to Earth where her father, played with her in the museum of playgrounds. He always supported her athletics, calling her iron mike. She will do anything to be lifted in the air by him again. She remembers when he will no longer be able to, after debris from Phobos fell to Mars. He was teaching a class of free Unofficials when the debris hit the southern hemisphere over the course of a martian day. Few survived, her father wasn’t one of them and she remember, biting her lip, learning this after winning a lunar track meet. Now, all she wanted was to catch her as she jumped off a bar or some height, just making her feel like she can fly with no worries. She meditate on the scene in her mind, hoping to never let it go again, and make sure she give it to his grandchildren. And the members on their own time, left the dreamguide’s table and went on their own way in life. … I hope you enjoyed the story, if you want to read more of my work read below Bookbub https://www.bookbub.com/profile/richard-murray-16885e64-6c28-459e-bf5f-45c7d458ce49 AALBC https://aalbc.com/tc/blogs/blog/29-richard-murray-hearth/ Poetry or More Audiobook https://www.kobo.com/us/en/search?query=Poetry%20or%20More&fcsearchfield=Series&seriesId=06baba96-5af5-5d24-9b8a-f06360287dc9 Visasiki Audiobook https://www.kobo.com/us/en/search?query=Visasiki%20Series&fcsearchfield=Series&seriesId=965aea81-4e13-53fe-8bc8-22fcb6d28a39 Short Story Collection https://www.kobo.com/us/en/search?query=Richard%20Murray%20Short%20Story%20Collection&fcsearchfield=Series&seriesId=014c67c4-d29d-584e-ada0-62c0fa015714
  12. An old sunflower, waken with the high sunlight. It know that today is the day the prisoner of the light is allowed to exit her prison. The sunflower watch as the prisoner take full form over a pool of water. The prisoner look at her reflection in the pool. The woman pull down and off her 1960s miniskirt, place the love beads gently on top, and run. The sunflower watch her leave out of sight, and retain the view to the sun. The woman run to the shore, smelling the great sea. Noticing the coast after two mile, she keep going, knowing time is of the essence. She stop on the edge of the land, the sea fronting her. She dive into the water and swim, going farther and farther south. She inhumanely, go to depths where the sea greens grow large or free from human involvement. She search for something in the green sea. Searching and searching, knowing time is not on her side. She suddenly swim to a place and take something from the sea. She swims northward and northward to the substrate of sky plus sea. A small boat, a lone fisherman, see the female. She does not move but the man seem pleasant and greet her in a human language she know. She wait and the boat arrive. The fisherman help her out the ocean. He is very old and say, he always prepare to meet a mermaid. He hand her a red dress and she smile at him, but say nothing. She point to the shore and he comprehend. While on the way, he tell her that none of his drink mates will believe he met a real mermaid, and she smile. When they reach the shore, he tell her to be safe, while he go back out to catch a late fish. He promise to come by this coast when he is done to make sure she is safe. The woman take a lock of her hair and give it to the fisherman who smile. After the fisherman is out of sight, she sit and open up what she find in the green sea. It is a book and she read as the sun go to setting. Before the Sun finish setting she run back to the pool, and grab her other clothes and love bead necklace, with tears rolling down her face and a bright smile. If you like more of my stories check out my Short story collection series https://www.kobo.com/us/en/search?query=Richard%20Murray%20Short%20Story%20Collection&fcsearchfield=Series&seriesId=014c67c4-d29d-584e-ada0-62c0fa015714 And I am on Bookbub https://www.bookbub.com/authors/richard-murray-16885e64-6c28-459e-bf5f-45c7d458ce49 My blog https://aalbc.com/tc/blogs/blog/29-richard-murray-hearth/
  13. It is a day all the green blooded know well. It is when the light shine highest above for those who live above earth’s waist. A sunflower look up and wonder what it’ s life will be. Will it get to grow old and watch seedlings make good on their journey or will it be other. It can not be certain. Suddenly, it feel torn from the earth. Someone blindsided it. The sunflower yell out, who. The rapist turn it and give a smile. The sunflower is not amuse. The rapist place the sunflower in a glass basket. The flower protest to no reply, after being walked around by this abuser, for a seeming eternity. Then the sunflower is present to a human woman. The human woman is not happy at the first encounter, the sunflower is not either. What does this human want with me, it thought? The human woman eventually accept the imprison sunflower, calling it beautiful. The sunflower notice the light off her face and recall stories from the butterflies about the sides of mountain ranges on clear days. The butterflies said to the sunflowers, if you ever see a glint of light brighter than the sun off a mountain, that glint is the sign of a mountain in love. It makes a glint so that the mountain it is in love with can notice. One butterfly said she saw another mountain reply under a deep blue clear sky, a brown mountain, glittering with various minerals, made two glints in reply. The butterfly said it crossed a big ocean to see this. When a sunflower asked, how can the mountains meet, what babies can they make? The butterfly said, they meet through the distance. Mountains are so sensitive they can make connections across great distance and as for children. They ask a midwife, usually a volcanic mountain, to take their love in the earth’s blood and make a new mountain for them. The sunflower thinking on the oldest mountain clans stopped as it notice it is alone in a human kitchen. It enjoy facing the sun, highest in the sky. Suddenly, someone turn it to face them. The sunflower is not amuse. But when the interloper smile the sunflower remind itself to what a mountain lion said. A mountain lion said it was chasing wild sheep one time. A beautiful baby black sheep was separated from the pack and facing the mountain lion went off a cliff. The baby sheep fell in mud. And had so much fun it was smiling and giggling, not noticing the mountain lion, smacking its lips. The mountain lion checked the ground to make sure it evaded the mud, for slippage or a loose area. When the mountain lion made a run for the meal, some mud reached out from the ground and smacked it. The mountain lion realized the mud had become the protector, the skin, of the black sheep. A beautiful powerful skin that can not be defeated easily. And the mountain lion left. The sunflower thought on the location of that sheep and its clan, who put on the mud, distinguishing them from other black sheep. But, a discussion between the two human women broke the sunflower’s train of thinking. The human woman it was given to is upset with the interloper, and point to her watch. The interloper make some gesture of hands, sunflowers never comprehend human movement. Suddenly, the interloper grab the sunflower, the sunflower tell her to stop. The sunflower want more sun. But the interloper does not heed her. And, she carries the Sunflower about for a seeming eternity. The sunflower dour mood was interrupted by a sudden feeling. The ebbing sun, it ask the woman to turn it to the sun, but to no avail. The sunflower is turn to a woman, the ebbing sunlight crowning her head. The sunflower is too angry to speak. But the waiting woman is gentle and give the sunflower a kiss. The kiss is so wet or succulent, it remind the sunflower to a story a baby snake told. The baby snake said it grew up around a brown river, brown since ancient times. After the baby snake was born it was told by mama snake to make its way in the world, crossing the brown river. Mama snake told all her babies, trust the river, it is our clans friend. The baby snake trusted naturally and went on its journey. A wicked fox, notice the baby snake, and leap from the green to pounce. Luckily the baby snake was close enough to other green to slip through the fox’s paw. The fox did not give up and leap into the ancient brown river after the baby snake. The baby snake remember the chant mama snake always sang while she was pregnant. “G⁠r⁠e⁠a⁠t⁠ ⁠a⁠n⁠c⁠i⁠e⁠n⁠t⁠ ⁠b⁠r⁠o⁠w⁠n⁠ ⁠r⁠i⁠v⁠e⁠r⁠,⁠ ⁠p⁠r⁠o⁠te⁠c⁠t⁠ ⁠me⁠,⁠ ⁠li⁠k⁠e⁠ ⁠m⁠y⁠ ⁠a⁠n⁠c⁠e⁠s⁠t⁠o⁠r⁠,⁠ ⁠First⁠ ⁠s⁠na⁠k⁠e⁠.” And the ancient brown river, swirled the fox who leap out after, and the baby snake go through the river gaining a brown color that it has ever after, a power gain through the ancient river’s kiss. The two face the sunflower to the sunlight off the moon which waken the sunflower from memory. And the sunflower relax having one high flying day. … Thank you for reading, if you want to read more of my work read below Bookbub https://www.bookbub.com/profile/richard-murray-16885e64-6c28-459e-bf5f-45c7d458ce49 AALBC https://aalbc.com/tc/blogs/blog/29-richard-murray-hearth/ Poetry or More Audiobook https://www.kobo.com/us/en/search?query=Poetry%20or%20More&fcsearchfield=Series&seriesId=06baba96-5af5-5d24-9b8a-f06360287dc9 Visasiki Audiobook https://www.kobo.com/us/en/search?query=Visasiki%20Series&fcsearchfield=Series&seriesId=965aea81-4e13-53fe-8bc8-22fcb6d28a39 Short Story Collection https://www.kobo.com/us/en/search?query=Richard%20Murray%20Short%20Story%20Collection&fcsearchfield=Series&seriesId=014c67c4-d29d-584e-ada0-62c0fa015714
  14. A twenty something female is playing GloboVans, trying to reach the upper percentile users in life viewers. Her grandparents see her and chant in unison: “Put that game down Karema, we want to spend time with you”. “I can’t you two, I am still on the clock”: Karema reply, linking the television in her room to the computer screen, displaying her Juneteenth town built for her life viewers to watch her avatar, where various firms can advertise or sell products inside. “come on Nicodemus”: say Karema’s grandmother. The two elders smile and go toward the door. “Wait”: say Karema, can you two come back with some family photos about Juneteenth. “Ok K”: reply the grandmother. … “Ok everyone in the Kverse, we have two new members of the village, Nico and Eucy, here to explain these photos” Nicodemus and Euclaire sit with two cameras in front of them, a screen behind the camera offering their visualization. Karema speak offline: “ok guys, just tell the stories, to the members, like we talked about” Karema’s grandparents nod their heads and begin. Euclaire start off. “The following photo was taken in 1900..”. The number of residents grew by one thousand. Euclaire continue: “The woman with white hair was named Sister May, she led the local church of freeville texas, near the border of Louisiana. The woman on her right was Jude, she was married to Robert Six Pistols, the legendary gun fighter who defeated the Bones of Davis gang that terrorized black towns from Wyoming to Missouri, The man behind sister May was…” “Jacob Farmer, the last original cowboy” “yes, thank you my love, and next to him with the cane was Ol’ barrel Williams, he was involved with Sherman’s march, and the one farthest left was Youn’ Boulder Williams, they say he made reconnaissance trips in the confederacy, but he never told anyone, it all came as hearsay from friends around drink, the last was my great grandfather, Toby Tim, the master of the Coon can, my grandfather would only play Conquian because of him. He always sang, whenever family time was… many tried to be the best, from northern Virginia to southern Texas, many came on road or followed the blues, to seek out Toby Tim and the crown he used. Not made of gold or very old, but pure white with a black soul, many a man or wo-man thought the crown will be theirs but didn’t comprehend the first lesson, the coon plays the can, but the king knows conquian, all hail” Euclaire and Nicodemus say in unison:“ Toby Tim!”: and they laugh. The number of residents grew by two thousand, shares by ten thousand. Euclaire continue: “Some of you may wonder where is Toby Tim’s hat these days, well, I can tell you, but you have to play a hand of conquian with me to make me”: and Euclaire stop. Nicodemus begin: “the following photo was taken in 1905, actually near where I lived as a baby in 2020”. The number of residents grew by eight hundred. Nicodemus continue: “if you look at the trolley you will some men in white there, in the mix they faced a lady was present, that lady was my great grandmother. Her name was Ludmilla L'Aventure. She owned the store in the center, of the dark colored building. She actually met Frederick Douglass in 1887, we still have the ledger to prove it, and he wanted a special dress made with a mocha boned shoulder strap bodice over the hips, and a red white and blue threadcount tartan dress with thirty eight ruffles around the dress with red white and blue threadcount tartan pattern but larger values hemlined just over the floor, if enough of you want I will share the photo with you later” . Two thousand shares are made. Nicodemus continue:“ My great grandmother, even met King T.T. , after he defeated a man by the name of Sally the rough, Lady L'aventure sewed a mulberry silk rim but you have to play with my wife for more” The number of residents grew by three thousand and Nicodemus end. Euclaire look to Karema and Karema make gestures and Euclaire begin:“ We will share the following photo with you all for a post Juneteenth quest” Euclaire continue: “We happen to know the two women in the carriage but we will like all of you to do research and find them for us. Whomever succeeds after placing their findings in the mail box will receive a thousand credits to use anywhere, in any village in GloboVans courtesy of Kverse’s mayor, QueenK! ” Euclaire end and Karema begin the next phase of her online activity. Nicodemus and Euclaire look to each other and smile. They wave to Karema as they exit her room. … After supper, everyone in the house hold, Euclaire, Nicodemus, Jonas their son, Lukwana Jonas’s wife, Karim Lukwana’s father, oleone Lukwana’s mother, Karema the daughter of Jonas plus Lukwana, her little brother Nat adopted at ten and now twelve, all cleaned the kitchen and enjoyed the parlor. Karema went next to her grandparents playing Cubecule and showed them a video. Euclaire erupted in laughter. “Can you still do the dance grandma?” “That little girl is long gone” Nicodemus lean over in a public whisper: “she still can” “Nicodemus Charles Lattimer shame! ” Nicodemus smile and lean back. “Please grandma” “No, no way… well, don’t give me that face… alright, if Nicodemus can defeat me in the game of Cubecule, I will do it” I hope you enjoyed the story …If you enjoyed this tale check out the others utilizing the links below Bookbub https://www.bookbub.com/profile/richard-murray-16885e64-6c28-459e-bf5f-45c7d458ce49 AALBC https://aalbc.com/tc/blogs/blog/29-richard-murray-hearth/ Poetry or More Audiobook https://www.kobo.com/us/en/search?query=Poetry%20or%20More&fcsearchfield=Series&seriesId=06baba96-5af5-5d24-9b8a-f06360287dc9 Visasiki Audiobook https://www.kobo.com/us/en/search?query=Visasiki%20Series&fcsearchfield=Series&seriesId=965aea81-4e13-53fe-8bc8-22fcb6d28a39 Short Story Collection https://www.kobo.com/us/en/search?query=Richard%20Murray%20Short%20Story%20Collection&fcsearchfield=Series&seriesId=014c67c4-d29d-584e-ada0-62c0fa015714
  15. In the future, aside Mons Huygens, in the capitol of the E.N.U., a school for age 6s in district five, Gandhi Academy, has Origin Day. The children wait for the box of noted old things from Earth’s past to be revealed. A teacher open up the box, flanked by her peers, and various items are present. Each child in the school’s roster take an item. … Marianne look at the storage unit and read from a letter, by White Feather. “My grandfather was told by his grandfather, as they opposed the building of a pipeline, that he remember his son, my great grandfather, fighting in the original American Indian Movement. How these white men came and took his son’s daughter one late evening. They found her weeks later two states over in Illinois. Local authorities or federal authorities never found out who did it. But, my great grandfather, with the bow he made, lived in the street and hunted those men with the old ways. He eventually found those men and murdered them. The police nor other law enforcement came but the family knew as he told them how he did it, and it coincided eerily to the news report. My grandfather was told this tale during the video presentation you are watching. The AIM flag was not preferred by my great grandfather but after avenging my great grandmother, he flew it proudly wherever he went” Gentle Cougar took out an old photo and read a letter from Candace Nascimento. “My grandmother was a field nurse during world war I. She knew about the field from her grandfather, a former buffalo soldier, who had a forebear that served the British during the united states war of independence. He told her he was forever shamed about his tenure in that unit and she should never serve the USA in any fashion, giving him the chance to kill for a fantasy. But, during the war to end all wars, she saw many of her friends heading off and wanted to join them. And she did. She lost her fiancé in Southern France, a sander from Louisiana, deterring the main German offensive. The USA never awarded him. But she survived and was emboldened to be a pan africanists. She wanted to find her way to a Black country. And she is waving the flag in this photo. Some white cops later that month confiscated all the money they had gathered to make a boat with provisions. It broke my grandmother’s heart. But, she found her husband, Rodrigo, later that year and he was always proud of her waving that flag, as he never had saw such an exhibition in Salvador” N'Dule took out a colored photo and read a letter from Georgina Blake Jefferson. “My grandmother grew up in the bayou, in true cajun country. She never finished elementary. And decided to work as a house cleaner for the elites in New Orleans. One day, soon before her eighteenth birthday, a group of guys from the North were partying for Mardi Gras. They waited for her to leave her shift and grabbed her. She couldn’t struggle against a group of five men. She learned later, her brother as a member of Beauregard’s men secretly patrolled new orleans to keep the cajun women safe. And, even though one had violated her, before the others could get there turn, her brother and his friends found the rig of her captors. She never forgot seeing the beauty of the battle flag of northern virginia on their jackets. It represented a safety the stars and stripes never did, a pride in being southern. This photo she took at her birthday party later, she would always carry a battle flag with her wherever she went” Carlos Tenji took out a drawing and read a letter from Madiba Patel. “My grandfather was a refuge and his family chose the usa cause it was the biggest option. Any country in europe seem smaller and already too congested, and no one spoke chinese or russian or portuguese. My great grandmother spoke english so that was an assist. My grandfather was an internet millionaire with his roaming cinema verité. Going around hitchhiking, taking online viewers on his journeys. This graphic was designed for a government official. Some people were tearing it all down. My grandfather gained a limp trying to stop them. He told the people, he wasn’t trying to change them, but asking them to stop trying to change others. If we learn to live side by side unlikely neighbors, neighbors we oppose while we don’t try to change, we can have true peace, not a deceptive slavery. It took many decades but we finally did learn how” … Other kids presented items from yore but none were flags. …If you enjoyed this tale check out the others utilizing the links below Bookbub https://www.bookbub.com/profile/richard-murray-16885e64-6c28-459e-bf5f-45c7d458ce49 AALBC https://aalbc.com/tc/blogs/blog/29-richard-murray-hearth/ Poetry or More Audiobook https://www.kobo.com/us/en/search?query=Poetry%20or%20More&fcsearchfield=Series&seriesId=06baba96-5af5-5d24-9b8a-f06360287dc9 Visasiki Audiobook https://www.kobo.com/us/en/search?query=Visasiki%20Series&fcsearchfield=Series&seriesId=965aea81-4e13-53fe-8bc8-22fcb6d28a39 Short Story Collection https://www.kobo.com/us/en/search?query=Richard%20Murray%20Short%20Story%20Collection&fcsearchfield=Series&seriesId=014c67c4-d29d-584e-ada0-62c0fa015714
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