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  2. FALSE CIVILITY Good morning, Good Afternoon, or Good evening, wherever you are listening. I am richard murray and the following is my thoughts on false civility in fiction I was told by someone, I see as an artist positive in quality, who reviewed my national novel writing month <nanowrimo > work, still in an early draft phase, from last year that, I quote,<<Artwork from Mihaly Zichy http://www.arterotismo.com/Zichy/z05.jpg from http://www.arterotismo.com/Zichy/>> "there has NEVER been a case where a graphic depiction of a rape or sexual assault was plot-essential and my understanding of a story suffered because I did not consume the graphic imagery of an explicit rape on the page". I thought about the position and how commonly implemented it is in modern media, especially the most potent modern media, that being video format. I cognize it is <<film producer image>> producers mostly/ but also editors/writers/thespians that make this choice all to often but I ponder its artistic warrant. In twelve years a slave<<twelve years a slave poster>>, two scene occurred to me. The first was the rape of patsy<<patsey1>>. In the same film where the character patsy, played by lupita nyongo, is nearly whipped to death<<patsey4>> or suffers head trauma<<patsey3>> from a thrown object to her head in patsy's rape scene<<patsey5>> her regular rapists, or her owner master epps played by michael fassbender, merely gets on top of her and rapes her using a devilish whisper. But when you look at the whipping scene after<<patsey4>> it is clear to me that scene did not go appropriately to character. A more honest scene<<patsey6>> would had been epps raping patsy viciously until her numbness was broken, to get the reaction he clearly desired. Which he achieved later as she screamed while he whipped her mercilessly. The next scene I thought to in twelve years a slave involved the eliza<<eliza1>> character, played by Adepero Oduye. I can comprehend Patsy's<<patsey7>> numbness ,being strong enough to survive any man's physical abuse to her. It fit her characters scenario or back story. She clearly is used to rape. <<eliza2>> But, Eliza's scenario warranted less the ban, stemming from producers/writers/directors/thespians on well-defined or graphic rape. I remember when she side Solomon were being shipped and how one of the white sailors got on top of her ready for rape but then she says, not with the child and he relents. That was artistic sin. A rapist,totally mature in their actions, stops their routine after the plea from an enslaved powerless person. Artistically, he should had raped Eliza while her child emily was unmoved. The friction between a powerless parent trying to protect their child from the inevitable to either side a character gratifying themself absent any penalty or illegality or ability to be denied, would had been honest. Now, the producers/directors/writers/thespians all have reasons, << film producer>> fiscal reasons to not accept either scene as I view it should had been. PRoducers say their accountants or their own experience or fiscal intuition know that ticket buyers will not accept that scene. Directors say the audience will lose a positive view to their name being attached to a film, stating they are a porn director now. <<pornface>> Even though it can be argued, no acting is stronger than compared to porn in the physical acts that set it apart. Writers side thespians will concur side the director to a fiscally<<film producer>> costly damage to their name, or their brand in media. I do not deny truth in either position I just mentioned. The reviewer to my work is correct that a work, in this case twelve years a slave did not require the scene changes to convey the overall message. But, a hidden message is conveyed in the absence to the scenes as I described them. <<falsecivility> That hidden message is false civility from criminals. I define civility is helping another. Criminality as harming another. Master Epps who nearly <<patsey6>>whipped patsy to death, who does not allow her to wash, could not take upon the enterprise of breaking her numbness successfully. He could only gratify himself upon her quiet strength. The ferryman gave his routine pause at the behest of an impotent parent. <<false civility >>False civility was given to these characters. And that extends to the next two examples where my reviewers words show support in the development to other artists, as a normal. A normal that does not hinder the plot but also adds false civility. In the original script of the 1985 film legend<<legend1>>, linked in the transcript, written by William Hjortsberg < http://www.figmentfly.com/legend/script3a.html > Darkness<<legend2>> is called the Baron and he whips lilly continuously to break her spirit, succeeding in doing so. When lilly says you may have my body but never my soul. he argues she may not have one, a thing he calls a palsy trifle. he wants the body. I quote the baron, later turned into darkness the satyr:" What began with the lash shall be concluded with a caress." This character is honest. He is not only a criminal, but one who never betrays his lack of civility. He wants to harm, he likes harming, and does not betray that. Now to be artistically fair, Hjortsberg applied a better method to satisfy my reviewers position than in twelve years a slave. He didn't show lilly's raping, he showed the transformation after her raping which occurred after her breaking. Again, the original screenplay is linked in the transcript, enjoy. I think it is better for you to read the process than for me to say it. But, to this video's point, Hjortsberg did what happened in all the original fairy tales or fables, from throughout all humanity,<<false civility>> he didn't add false civility. A modern common desire from those who create art. And in rape scenes that false civility all too often breeds a dangerous message for known fiscal reasons. Sometimes the criminal is just that. HJortsberg didn't deny The BAron , later Darkness the satyr, civility. The BAron is civil to his own kin. He loves or adores his own kin. the bats or goblins. he is criminal to humans, unapologetically or completely. In the final version to the 1985 legend film, lilly is wooed through the living dress<<legend3>>. Lilly went from a woman broken through physical violation, who will overcome it, to a woman requiring wooing to be broken by the same individual hacking humans <<Caspar Plutius, Devil-Worship and Cannibalism in South America, 1621 (fragment) https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%9A%D0%B0%D0%BD%D0%BD%D0%B8%D0%B1%D0%B0%D0%BB%D0%B8%D0%B7%D0%BC#/media/File:Caspar_Plautius_-_Indios_als_Kannibalen,_1621.jpg from https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%9A%D0%B0%D0%BD%D0%BD%D0%B8%D0%B1%D0%B0%D0%BB%D0%B8%D0%B7%D0%BC >> alive in the lower levels of the great tree. The Baron was turned into an acceptable character<<legend4>> on all fronts to the viewership. Visually still stunning but character wise murdered. Did the plot to the film get hurt by this murder? no. Was lilly's original rape needed for the final film? no. But, that drop of civility, in baron's case, gallon of civility denies the truth in the character, that can relate to real life human situations, like whites enslaving blacks in the usa, depicted in twelve years a slave. Lastly, Ol HArl<<harley15>>, harley quinn, a fictional woman in love to her rapists, her abuser. Harley QUinn started out in the batman animated series. A thing in my lifetime. I remember those episodes. Harley was abused at every moment, physically. She nearly had a terminally broke neck. she was hit in the face many times, tripped up, shot with various guns. But, she always smiled at the end. The joker is a fictional character whose currency is crime, meaning not illegality or legality, but hurting others. The joker lives for hurting others. Of all his actions that seem mentally imbalanced, his hurting others is the one thing his mind is clear on. The Joker is not mentally imbalanced, he is insane if you define insane as not clean, he merely acts random or imbalanced. This is what attracted quintell to the joker in the first place. as a psychologist, she was certain those considered mentally instable can be made stable again. the joker is not mentally unstable, he is mentally stable enough to act mentally unstable. A very rare thing indeed and that led to her falling in love to him. Now, you have a woman in love to a man she has to deem insane who is acting in himself perfectly normal while you have a man who hates a woman he can not kill until he proves to her she does not love him. The original batman animated series cartoon displayed the inevitable, that joker will kill harley eventually. But, instead of that occurring, in comic, harley now does not love joker<<harley16>> but is still harley quinn, which doesn't make sense in that quintell made quinn from that love or in the movies where Joker seems unable to harm quinn physically outside of pushing her<<harley14>> in the chemical vat that made him in a romantic leap that betrays the joker character to me. The reason why is the following visuals << harley1-5,7-10>> this goes back to my reviewer and the plot/viewership reception. Women love Harl. Now some can argue that the modern comic book harley quinn<<harley17>>, who hates the joker and has in poison ivy, a girlfriend/lover, is the Harley quinn referred to. Though I find that use to poison ivy another problem, that is another issue. But, the harley/ivy union is in earnest, a way to bait female or male readers who want to see two publicly intimate female characters with each other. A purpose that is about garnering audiences while getting away from two characters in quinn or ivy whose relationship views are complicated or more problematic. Harley Quinn never kissed the joker originally<<harley6>>. Remember the cartoon, when she tried to give joker a kiss on his birthday and he hit her straight in the face. This means what, the joker side harley quinn have something in common. Both suffer from a false civility<<false civility>> in each of them by producers/directors/thespians/writers/artists like my reviewer who feel that rape side other things can not be shown if not needed in a plot when the need is from the characters themselves, not to the plot but to their mere identity. In the films, Joker, a public, unashamed, unbounded, criminal is unwilling to test harley quinn's love through physical assault. In the original batman film with jack nicholson the treatment to the old mob boss's wife alicia<<alicia1>>, played by jerry hall, whom joker as jack napier fornicated with before his incident was more honest to the character of harley quinn, even thought she did not exist, than any other concerning a woman similar in harley's position. Heath ledgers joker does let batman's love interest go but she never confessed love to the joker. <<harley13>>I wonder if the producers/directors or other thought about having a harley in the dark knight film but considering how the movie was probably felt like my reviewer, unnecessary for the plot as it will demand scenes that may disturb. But like the first script of legend by not having the scenes at all it was better than a false civility version. But the following is imbalanced, Burning someone alive is viewable but a rape to a woman is a no no.<<false civility>> False civility. In the comics, Harley quinn, born from her obsession turned love to Mr J, now never really loved the joker. But, that makes harley quinn a joke. No longer is she a woman who fell in love to a man who was being totally honest to her, a man who never betrays his true self to her or anyone else. A man who proved her wrong about mental instability. Mental instability, itself, another issue warranting more discussion. Anyway, Harl is now a failed psychiatrist who emulates the man whom she tricked herself on. but if she comprehends she does not love him then why remain harley? it makes no sense. if she truly had criminal intentions before the joker she did not need the joker. If it was the relationship to the joker that generated her criminal behavior then how can she view his actions as a trick, when he never tricked her. She was amazed that he was who he is. And fell in love after. False civility corrupted that. <<harley11>>Harley Quinn , in an age of MeToo, is a female character who is publicly in love with her abuser. Love conquers all, even when the cost from loving someone is accepting with a smile their criminal behavior toward you. <<false civility>>False Civility pushed on by anyone to fiction, anyone being from producers/editors/directors/drafters/writers/thespians or similar, provides a negative message. The viewership may be trained to accept it, the accountants will always push for it in kind, but false civility, <<patsey6>>makes slavers all of a sudden concerned for the enslaved. Makes creatures <<legend4>>that hate humans seem concerned about human dignity. Makes a couple<<harley11>>, only half in love, not reach their inevitability or their truth, while being idolized for lies that the falsehood pushed on them creates. I am richard murray and you will find the transcript linked in this videos description to my blog on the African AMerican Literary Book Club, aalbc. Be Safe
  3. NewsLetter Fragments 24/25/27/29/30/31/32 edition 24 sweethome - a scary manga online, i was introduced by a friend, check it out, the world of comics is interesting https://www.webtoons.com/en/thriller/sweethome/list?title_no=1285&page=1&fbclid=IwAR3OgYUXF9fvJ1_nELn2e3o-3FLQO6UxiC0ajpnNRFEu0y-qIv_lXjYfz5g edition 25 Fiyah Lit - the online black speculative fiction magazine has omnibus work on amazon year one https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07N8PP57S/ year two https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07N8QQRL2/ edition 27 Mahogany net - is a website started by someone black to curate, view,discuss black art. give it a shot. Every single black person need to be on at least one black owned website. The fact that this is not an automatic demand in the black community says it all. https://mahoganynet.com/ in amendment my profile https://mahoganynet.com/members/richardmurray/profile/ edition 29 Free PAnther -MArvel is providing free copies of black panther comics with the simple code forever, if you sign up to the website. I realize AALBC need to do something like that but anyway. If any of you sign up to marvel, I am not doing that, and acquire the ebooks, send them to me through email. https://io9.gizmodo.com/marvel-is-celebrating-black-history-month-with-some-exc-1832410216?fbclid=IwAR0Xksq2IT9qnWX5cgRIwAIr2b4KSn6wSJ56hTNHqagSuav-H642KCiF3OY edition 30 M&Ms^2 - an essay from a mother to mothers http://www.raisingmothers.com/on-mirrors-mourning-and-miles-morales-camille-wanliss-ortiz/?fbclid=IwAR2IHID4ExoBgkJFHft0MYHT7WTA39IEbmtEazLiRP7paYs2NAasURKHOdM edition 31 walter mosley - enjoy his thoughts from aalbc's youtube channel, subscribe to their youtube channel, as well as mine as a black history month gift:) that ends solicitation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMhyJh-KyM8 edition 32 Mecharis dolls - very cute dolls https://www.instagram.com/mecharisdolls/
  4. Janidogo excerpt Kobo link- text version only https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/the-janidogo JIHI Series- the nyotenda is free and has a comic inside, my first comic made through digital art means https://www.kobo.com/us/en/search?query=JIHI&fcsearchfield=Series&seriesId=afb7be6f-6232-5d16-8f29-eda828e689a3 AALBC blog entry- excerpts are present, guest comments are welcome anytime https://aalbc.com/tc/blogs/entry/92-story-collections/ Sunset Children Stories Visasiki- contains audio to tales in sunset childrens stories side looking west and west, remember to use the free kobo app https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/the-visasiki Kobo Link- text version only https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/sunset-children-stories Richard Murray Short Story Collection series- note the free visasiki, must use the free kobo app to hear https://www.kobo.com/us/en/search?query=Richard%20Murray%20Short%20Story%20Collection&fcsearchfield=Series&seriesId=014c67c4-d29d-584e-ada0-62c0fa015714 AALBC blog entry- excerpts are present, guest comments are welcome anytime https://aalbc.com/tc/blogs/entry/92-story-collections/ Poetry or More poetry or more 2017 july to december - audio remember to use the free kobo app https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/poetry-or-more poetry or more 2017 january to june - audio remember to use the free kobo app https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/poetry-or-more-3 poetry or more 2015-2016 - audio remember to use the free kobo app https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/poetry-or-more-2 Poetry or More - all years text version https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/poetry-or-more-1 Richard Murray Short Story Collection series- note the free visasiki, must use the free kobo app to hear https://www.kobo.com/us/en/search?query=Richard%20Murray%20Short%20Story%20Collection&fcsearchfield=Series&seriesId=014c67c4-d29d-584e-ada0-62c0fa015714 AALBC blog entry for poetry or more, guests comments are welcome any time https://aalbc.com/tc/blogs/entry/151-poetry-or-more/
  5. STAR SPANGLED BANNER QUESTIONS TRANSCRIPT good morning , good afternoon, or good evening, were ever you are lisening I am richard murray,the following is a clip from the thom hartmann show. After the clip I will have some post questions, to engender thinking. A link to the transcript of my words as well as links to my black party of governance video is in the description. <VIDEO THOM HARTMANN> The questions are simple, why do black people not know black people fought for the british against the americans during independence, moreover in more number than blacks who fought for the americans against the british? why do black people not know francis scott key was a pro slavery white man? why do black people not know the background to the various cultural elements their parents indoctrinate them into in traditionally white countries like usa/france/england/germany/italy or similar? Why was it barack obama did not defend or uphold the black woman during his first presidential campaign who peacefully integrated lift every voice and sing aside the star spangled banner? If you want two groups historically opposed to live peacefully while integrated, not warfully or segregated, a new culture to make a new heritage must be created between the two people BLACK PARTY TO GOVERNANCE
  6. Edition Excerpts edition 19 Oboe - it is a very simple project that I admit I forgot , in the past people used little strips of bamboo or twig for this but enjoy, can be done using a straw, photos are in the page article https://makezine.com/projects/quick-and-easy-straw-oboe/?utm_source=MakeNewsletter+20190115&utm_medium=email&utm_content=headline&utm_campaign=newsletter edition 20 AMNy- caption this is due february 4th, look at the image and decide a caption. Do tell me what you submitted after you do? https://www.amny.com/entertainment/caption-this-cartoons-1.24572300 rules https://www.amny.com/entertainment/caption-this-contest-rules-1.24489220 edition 21 popslogo - design a pop logo, in amendment are the rules. the duedate is march 15th http://popslogo.nyc/ edition 23 gear generator - this online tool allows you to design gear systems, check it out, share with me any gear system you make https://geargenerator.com/#200,200,100,6,1,0,0,4,1,8,2,4,27,-90,0,0,16,4,4,27,-60,1,1,12,1,12,20,-60,2,0,60,5,12,20,0,0,0,2,-563
  7. Black Party to Governance in the USA Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening, whomever may be listening, I am richard murray, I am in the african american literary book club, linked in the video description, please join me or share thoughts there, as guest comments are allowed. Shirley Chisholm once said that finance, or fiscal enterprise, is the arena where black people need to venture most, engage in most; she was disenfranchised to Black engagement in the government process. I take from her point that governmentally, nothing that was tried before in the black community led or will lead to better for the black community, not a black individual. MLK jr , in the video below, stated that fiscal opportunity to black people in the usa was nearest totally absent during slavery, the war between the states occured and black people were negatively biased during segregation as white peasants from europe were allowed to kill each other over land taken from native peoples while black people were denied the same opportunity to fight for land while being terrorized illegally where they lived to accept fiscal conditions unfavorable to themselves. Now, some will say segregation is finished today , some will not. I argue that if you feel segregation still exists today then the fiscal argument MLK jr made holds true, if you feel that segregation is ended and the lack of fiscal opportunity is based on the natural competitive nature in fiscal capitalism, that in either case the point is following point is true. The Black community in modernity is blockaded from fiscal opportunity through a fiscal legacy from the english colonies to the 1960s where they were denied through white power and today are denied through a continuance of that legacy side a continued white power or a fiscal disadvantage from that legacy no other community has to face. Now I imagine many will suggest governmentally, Shirley Chisholm is wrong: reconstruction era black elected officials, adam clayton powell jr, herself, david dinkins, corey booker, barack obama, prove that black government operatives are still worthy or needed or of great value today and tomorrow. But they miss Shirley Chisholms point. Her point is not about inspiration, to bring the spirit into, or representation, to be a visual presence to a community or a seat at the table, her point is about function. Do black elephants, black republicans, or black donkeys, black democrats, serve the black community? the answer is no. Barrack Obama is black, he was a black president. his wife is black. she is beautiful. he is a good guy. THey inspired many black people. they acted to what they felt was the best interest to all people in the usa. But, the Shirley chisholms point was not about all people in the usa, it wasn't about inspiration, it wasn't about stating who or who is not black, it was referring to who in government served the black community in the usa. And the answer is none. Does government or government officials in the usa have to serve the black community? no. Does the government or government officials in the usa serve the black community? no. Now I also imagine many will suggest fiscally, MLK jr is wrong: percy julian, madame cj wlaker, motown, philadelphia international, the super soaker, the real mccoy, lebron james, prove that any fiscal blockades to the black community , while present, did not stop all sequentially the modern situation can forgive or forget . But they miss the point, finance is not the soul. Finance is a matter of counting/arithmetic and it involve the factor called time. If someone burns your daughter alive, that hurts your soul, you an forgive or forget that, if you want. but if that same person obtained free labor from you and your remaining children. After you die, your remaining children can not forgive or forget the slavery financially. why? cause the cost of labor through time from your children or you has a value that can not be forgiven or forgotten. It is called a financial ledger, and even if ledgers are burned, fiscal evaluation does not lie. the person who burned your childrens sibling has fiscal advantage that can not be undone any other way than fiscal advantage. The existence to black business people is not going to undo the fiscal heritage from slavery or segregation. Yes, oprah exists, michael jordan exists, both are black, both have far more money than most in any phenotype, but that is not the point. The point is, has the fiscal blockading from whites in the past been undone. The answer is no. It doesn't mean black people shall not start fiscal enterprises. It mean that black people have an accounting negative communally born in the past that can not be undone anyway outside an accounting positive modernly or in the future. Now I also imagine many will suggest governmentally or fiscally, the point from Shirley Chisholm or MLK jr is outdated. Some will say if you don't think of elected officials or government officials or the voting populace or general populace as any phenotype then you don't need the black community to have agency in government cause the black community is part to the human community in the usa that include all people in the usa. And I say, if you think that way, you are correct. I add, that is not a wrong way to think. But, does that answer the question? Does the black community have agency in the government in the usa? and the answer is still, even considering no phenotype or other race in government, no. Again, does that mean government in the usa must serve the black community? no. The question is, does it? and the answer from anyone, including barrack obama if honest is no. Serving a community is not about a black president or representation is not about inspiration said president will bring it is about function. What are you doing for that community? If any community is not being served then the government isn't working for them. it is a simple truth that doesn't delete or deny any aracial leanings, but it is still the truth. Some will say if you don't think of business, fiscal enterprise or customers as any phenotype and just see statian business or finance, american business or finance then you don't need the black community to have a fiscal condition cause the black community is part to the human community in the usa that include all people in the usa. And I say, if you think that way, you are correct. I add, that is not a wrong way to think. But, does that answer the question? Does the black community have fiscal reparations and opportunity in modernity? and the answer is still, even considering no phenotype or other race in finance, no. Again, does that mean fiscal activity in the usa must exist strongly in the black community? no. The question is, does it? and the answer from anyone, including oprah if honest is no. Fiscal activity in a community is not about having a black billionaire or representation or is not about inspiratin said billionaire will bring it is about function. What fiscal opportunities exist to that community? If any community's fiscal activity is being blockaded from a negatively biased heritage then their fiscal activity is being blockaded and that doesn't delete or deny any aracial leanings, but it is still the truth. If you bring the two idea from Shirley Chisholm side MLK jr you get only one question, why doesn't a black party to governance exist in the USA? Shirley CHisholm spoke to finance but the black community in the usa from enslaved times to modernity tried every fiscal activity legal or illegal imagineable, while a growing fiscal inequality side whites kept accounting higher or higher. The black community in the usa is fiscally poor on average. that is the simple truth. Again, it does not mean black people do not own business, it does not mean that black communities are not active. But the fiscal legacy is not being undone and cause finance factors in time, it can not be undone outside equalizing. The Black community must have financial advantage. That is a truth that no level of hard work can undo. MLK jr spoke to governmental restriction but the black community in the usa from enslaved times to modernity tried every attachment to white governmental structures imagineable, while never getting a governmental reply that led to a modern disenfranchsiement to government at all municipal levels in the usa. The Black community in the usa has never been serviced to its benefit solely. that is the simple truth. It does not mean black people shall not be elephants or donkeys, or that black people shall not vote for elephants or donkeys. But the governmental legacy is not being undone and cause government is a creature to repetition, it can not be undone outside a change in government activity toward the black community. The Black community must be served by agency in government. That is a truth that no level of hard work can undo. A black party to governance is the one thing the black community has not tried in the usa. All matters of finance have been tried and all connections to white parties to governance have been tried. Such that in modernity, black billionaires or multimillionaires exist while most black people are fiscally penniless. In the same modernity, black presidents as donkeys while black chairmans of the joint cheifs of staff as elephants existed while most black people feel totally disconnected to government. Now obvious online questions are, where are you, why aren't you on a ticket, why dont you start a black party to governance, are you black? Honest questions. The truth is I am black. I live in the usa. I have the mental or physical ability to start the black party to governance. I do not have the fiscal ability to start a black party to governance. I did not post this to initiate a black party of governance led by me. I admit a selfish reason. I love shirley chisholm, she is one of the best black leaders, especially from new york city. I learned that viola davis will play her in a film. I love Viola davis as an thespian as a physical specimen. I want the film to do greatly fiscally or culturally leading to great or positive things for viola davis or the name of shirley chisholm. But shirley chisholm was not about inspiration or representation at her core, for me , her core was about function. And that desire to function does not exist in the government to the black community per its needs. Thus, how to make it happen? more black elephants or black donkeys will not change a thing. A new party one made from the black community to the black community is what will make function possible. On Martin Luther King jr day I recall a man who was murdered fighting to get a better labor situation for black sanitation workers from a local municipal government in the usa. But to paraphrase kwame toure, some now as stokely carmicheal, MLK jr knew that being a black elephant or black donkey would only lead to one being an agent to the system, and the system will uphold the governmental or fiscal disadvantages from the past. The problem is, if the system is broken, if the system is dysfunctional, if the system can't be fixed, then it needs to be changed. But the change requires a new entry not a manipulation, a new animal aside the elephant or the donkey. The one truth about fiscal capitalism is that you need money to do anything. I will not deny, the way I am feeling, if I had money, I would consider it. But I do not. Sequentially, all I can do is offer a suggestion and whomever want to listen or be inspired or guided from it, can be. ... That end this thought , thank you for your time, I am richard murray, I am in the african american literary book club, linked in the video description, please join me or share thoughts there, as guest comments are allowed. MLK jr video https://aalbc.com/tc/blogs/entry/194-richard-murray-creative-table/?page=5&tab=comments#comment-495 My blog https://aalbc.com/tc/blogs/blog/29-richard-murray-hearth/ My forum post https://aalbc.com/tc/topic/5787-black-party-to-governance-after-listening-share-your-thoughts/
  8. I quote MLK jr white america must see that no other ethnic group has been a slave on american soil. That is one thing that other immigrant groups haven't had to face. The other thing is that the color became a stigma. American society made the negroes' color a stigma. America freed the slaves in ... 1863 through the emancipation proclamation of Abraham Lincoln but gave the slaves no land or nothing in reality... to get started on. At the same time, America was giving away millions of acres of land in the west and the midwest. Which meant there was a willingness to give the white peasants from Europe an economic base. And yet it refused to give its black peasants from Africa who came here involuntarily, in chains, and had worked free for 244 years any kind of economic base. And so emancipation for the negro was really freedom to hunger. It was freedom to the winds and rains of heaven. It was freedom without food to eat or land to cultivate and therefore it was freedom and famine at the same time. And when white Americans tell the negro to lift himself by his own bootstraps they don't look over the legacy of slavery and segregation. Now, I believe we ought to do all we can and seek to lift ourselves by our own bootstraps but it's a cruel jest to say to a bootless man that he ought to lift himself by his own bootstraps. And many negroes, by the thousands and millions have been left bootless as a result of all these years of oppression and as a result of a society that deliberately made his color a stigma and something worthless and degrading. Shirley Chisholm said finance must be the frontier for black people in the usa. She felt the government or parties to governance can not uplift black people. The problem is fiscally, historical truth leave the black community in the usa absent the fiscal positive unfairness, like acres of land to whites, that white people had in the past to uplift them through to modernity. Fiscally poor people do not financially grow fast absent gaining property or revenue through fiscally irregular means like land grabs from murdered peoples like native americans or bootlegging profits through prohibition like for the kennedys. Why have black people since the war between the states not made a party to governance to their own explicit community ? It is not illegal in the usa for a party to governance to be purposed to one people. It is not illegal for an elected official in the usa to be elected through a block vote. Why hasn't black leadership in the usa created a black party to governance? If you are black and you oppose a black party to governance in the usa, state your case?
  9. Richard Murray Newsletter Edition 18 excerpt Total lunar eclipse- is when the sun, earth, full moon align on the same plane. The moon will pass through the earth’s shadow. Why you hear people call it a super blood moon. Super meaning large when the word should be perilunar. Meaning the moon will be at the closest position to the earth. Like the perihelion when the earth is closest to the sun. every thing that has an elliptical orbit has a periposition as well as an apposition <farthest>. Blood moon cause the moon will seem red, this is cause of the amount of sunlight reaching it. Remember in the electromagnetic spectrum, the higher energy light give off blue beyond ultraviolet, while the lower energy give off red, and infrared underneath. The moon’s somewhat bluish color come from the intensity of light from the sun on average illuminating it. Wolf moon, comes from a cultural insult but in the native american lunar belief, the first full moon in january is called a wolf moon. I don’t even know the native american calendar. 9:36 pm on the 20th to 2:48 am 21st is the time. 11:41 pm 20th start total lunar eclipse. 12:12 am 21st reddest moon, centerpoint to total eclipse 12:43 am 21st ending total eclipse Native american is a geographic race composed from many cultures, i will list the moon names Attributed https://www.wwu.edu/skywise/indianmoons.html Lakota http://aktalakota.stjo.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=8991 Unattributed https://www.almanac.com/content/full-moon-names quote- "white america must see that no other ethnic group has been a slave on american soil. That is one thing that other immigrant groups haven't had to face. The other thing is that the color became a stigma. American society made the negroes' color a stigma. America freed the slaves in ... 1863 through the emancipation proclamation of Abraham Lincoln but gave the slaves no land or nothing in reality... to get started on. At the same time, America was giving away millions of acres of land in the west and the midwest. Which meant there was a willingness to give the white peasants from Europe an economic base. And yet it refused to give its black peasants from Africa who came here involuntarily, in chains, and had worked free for 244 years any kind of economic base. And so emancipation for the negro was really freedom to hunger. It was freedom to the winds and rains of heaven. It was freedom without food to eat or land to cultivate and therefore it was freedom and famine at the same time. And when white Americans tell the negro to lift himself by his own bootstraps they don't look over the legacy of slavery and segregation. Now, I believe we ought to do all we can and seek to lift ourselves by our own bootstraps but it's a cruel jest to say to a bootless man that he ought to lift himself by his own bootstraps. And many negroes, by the thousands and millions have been left bootless as a result of all these years of oppression and as a result of a society that deliberately made his color a stigma and something worthless and degrading. p.s.- from Martin Luther King jr
  10. Edition 17 newsletter excerpt - message me to join in hot wheel- the hot wheel hot mod contest winners- I still want us to do this as a wee e-community. but here are the winners from the maker contest. give any ideas? https://makezine.com/2019/01/04/hot-wheels-mods-contest-winners/
  11. Richard Murray Email Newsletter Excerpt Edition 16 - message me with your email to join the list Perihelion- tomorrow, january 3rd nineteen minutes after midnight, the earth will be 91,403,554 miles from the sun, the closest the earth will be in than any moment previous, from the last aphelion, and the earth will continually pull farther away from the sun in the elliptical orbit to the aphelion https://www.flickr.com/photos/amurtiger/5201260206/ incomplete- A friend,one from you, said something to me that spur an interest. Whether book/film/audio record/theater... what artistic form is incomplete to you?
  12. Excerpt Richard Murray Newsletter 15 Happy Solstice- To those in the northern hemisphere, stay warm in the coming winter, telling stories near a hearth or heater. To those in the southern hemisphere, stay cool in the summer, telling stories on the beach cooled by fruit juices. For a moment in december 21st 10:23 pm eastern standard time or UTC -5 the earth will face the sun in complete parallel, as much as an oblate spheroid can https://www.flickr.com/photos/victorchristmasparty/16082457135/ Santambo- thank you all for helping me see how the sanatambo game looks and operates in android or ios. You all know who you are. My plan by months end is to have another set of games available. When i do, I will link it in the newsletter. IF you have not checked out my sanatambo game, please take a look, i cherish your thoughts. I placed the link to the kobo apps where the game can be accessed. They are all free. If you haven't , please get the app, and check out my sanatambo, and send me an email to the screenshots Ebook https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/sanatambo-example kobo app on android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kobobooks.android kobo app on ios https://itunes.apple.com/app/kobo-books/id301259483?mt=8 kobo app on blackberry https://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/31507993/
  13. Newsletter Edition 13th excerpt NANOWRIMO- A new year together folks:) Me and your fellow Newsletter member Ray Sunn, author of the twin spark series worked on NAnoWriMo together. I will explain. Early October I had posted to everyone here that FIyah was doing their now annual VoicesonFiyah Nanowrimo call, where they had writers perform the nanowrimo challenge in a communal fashion. Specifically, each writer choose a genre and then they place their word count week by week. I was finished with writing tasks for this year but I had an advertisement task as well as engineering that is not completed as I wanted by then. But, I realized something very important. NAnoWriMo is a simple thing. It asks writers to write unabated to a goal, breaking through most writers various methods or structures that block the emission of words. Sequentially, my own creative style, i have developed over time has development phases that go against writing unabatedly. But, i was not interested in focusing on a writing project I have on my next list because they are dear to me and i don't want to rush through their creation. Sequentially, I was a little stuck in terms of strategy. Then my friend Ray suggested she was going to do it to. So we developed a strategy after a few talks. The strategy was, we will each set our own word count goal and then using a few plot points each week we will write. Me said Ray did this and we each achieved our words goals. For me, I made my first work absent writing using paper/pencil. I only used electronic media, my computer, to compose the work. I made no notes or developed anything it was raw from November 1st. I asked all of you to join in , hoping we all can have a collection but it was not meant to be this time. As it is, I made over 25,000 words and I won a prize of getting 3,000 words reviewed. I will select entries from harlem or the what was last seen script, if you want to read them and tell me your thoughts, just email me. I of course am open to your thoughts on to what i should use the 3,000 word review for. To our newsletter group. All of us in this newsletter group can write 1,000 <one thousand> words in one month. 2019 is coming upon us. What if a group from us, hopefully all of us, choose to do at least 1,000 words each month. Like me side Ray did above, we will use a few plot points, while the rest is up to each author. If at least ten of us choose to do so. With near one hundred people in this newsletter. all people i know. If ten of us do this we can have 120,000 word book made together by 2019 years end. That is a great project we all can be proud of and through our various platforms share the collective book, as a combined project. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078WVQZ3C/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_5BAOAbYQMY34W
  14. EXCERPT From NewsLetter Edition 12- message me if you want to join it A New Year Together- ...or sooner:) I am thinking we all can start 2019 by each having a 1,000 word monthly goal. I am thinking the two binder in all the stories can be the use of a tattoo side a present that must be described the same way in each story, everything else is your game. And no I am not thinking of the ray bradbury story but this may come out like that, email me back if you are interested. At the end of the month, I will make an epub for each of us and we can each promote it in our various platforms. In the epub i will provide the links or etc to each persons profiles or information online and the content is small enough for me to share to each of you through email. Reply to me if you are game. Fire & Blood- I am a fan of game of thrones or the work that inspired it, the accursed kings. This is another prequel concerning, the targaryen family, I will be reading https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/fire-blood-2 two hearts- the sequel to the last unicorn is online http://www.peterbeagle.com/works/shorts/two_hearts.htm
  15. Newsletter Edition 11 Excerpt, join the newsletter for more, send me your email in a private message Green Scripts- as some of you know, I have two scripts I am working on and I admit, that I will publish them through my kobo if not accepted when i offer them. I realize that reading scripts or plays for many people is not the norm and most importantly, does not go along the reading conventions people have, but I like reading scripts. JK Rowlings as a well known writer is finally bringing light to scripts as valuable, the shame is that it took a popular writer to break through this artistic philosophy. Don't we read plays? why are scripts negatively thought of? I wonder your thoughts. ... to some of you who want my newsletter to be a better multilog, the reality is, artistic debate online is not for every person and is not something I think the email newsletter recipients are ready for. So for now, i have to take your responses individually. ... Remember to take a gander to my earlier newsletters or email me a reply to read UKahk or what was last- If you are interested in two scripts I already wrote, enjoy the following links, the article concerning the topic is immediately after nyotenda- free https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/the-nyotenda Janidogo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/the-janidogo Article https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/nov/16/the-crimes-of-grindelwald-jk-rowling-fans-script The Minotaur- La Machine has done it again, if you never saw their carousel, shame on you, stop wasting time online talking about trump and start finding the beautiful things online that have value. TO that end, i introduce THE MINOTAUR!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6U3yv9hUF5w&feature=youtu.be
  16. Richard Murray Email Newsletter Edition 10 Excerpt fiyah- The following is the guidelines for the first submission period in 2019 for fiyah, give it a go- Issue #10: Hair | Window open January 1, 2019 - January 31, 2019 ; If there is any one part of the black body that is targeted for obsession the most; it is our hair. Natural. Weave. Dye. Fade. High top. Dreadlocks. You name a style and a black person somewhere, somehow pulls it off with magical ease. But for every style we rock, there’s someone telling us that it isn’t professional, doesn’t look good, is acquiescing to colonialism or some other no good nonsense. This challenge is prevalent throughout our history and to the modern day. Tignon laws restricting how black women could present their hair were rooted in the jealousy white women had towards black hair because of the perceived lust it caused in white men. In the 70s, we saw the afro flourish as a symbol of revolution and a reclamation of pride still actively trying to be denied us today. How many schoolchildren have been summarily rejected for their hair? How many employees fired for it? Our hair and the majesty of it presents a danger to those who don’t have it. Look to Medusa as the first example of that fear. The gods couldn’t resist her beauty and she was punished for it (her hair obviously being a symbol for dreads). Funny that even the gods fear us. But not all stories about our hair need to be rooted in that. Send us stories where hair is loved, where it’s accepted and where it’s even worshipped. There are entire myths built around the mystery of our hair. Tap into them and create something that is an expression of love. Or let it be an expression of rage. Anger at a global culture that doesn’t allow you to dictate how you present yourself to the world. No emotion is invalid when looking at the blank canvas of the paper.And we hope as you write, you embrace more fully the gift that is your hair. https://www.fiyahlitmag.com/submissions/ A dead djinn in cairo- Someone introduced me to this from the fiyah group. and I will share it here. I have not yet read it but I will later? if any of you take a gander, tell me your thoughts https://www.tor.com/2016/05/18/a-dead-djinn-in-cairo/
  17. My excerpt on an episode from the show independent lens , the cleaners https://photos.app.goo.gl/6mbhJsukfXiJusCRA https://photos.app.goo.gl/6mbhJsukfXiJusCRA *Independent lens, excerpt from the episode the cleaners* People truly underestimate how much negativity exist through the internet and how the answer can not be telling fiscal firms what to do, but creating alternatives that are functional. now in global fiscal capitalism, this is not easy to do, but.... show webpage http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/films/the-cleaners/ trailer http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/videos/the-cleaners-trailer/
  18. How Ann Gorman Became A Wife from the film Follow ME Quietly This film starts off with a woman standing in the rain, unknown reason. We discover she is a reporter, ambitious and has a lead on a story concerning a mass murderer. She is brushed off and then goes into the law enforcers home, hoping to regale him to give her the case. He accepts and then the next day when she tells him what she wrote he rejects it. She later meets him on the beat and then before she walks out of his like, he admits stronger feelings. Then she helps him in the case, and after talking the officer has a general locale. And then she is sitting in the diner side him, the case closed. All the while she has not actually done any reporting after confessing she need the money. And in the end, she is off to be married, to the rude cop. Dirty Harry Senior side Lois Lane the film stars Dorothy PAtrick/William Lundigan/JEff Corby lillie hayward wrote it robert de grasse photography The public video - I apologize for the bootleg camerawork style:) https://photos.app.goo.gl/yqnJu8x6QiRWWF137
  19. My The MAgicians Submission is a monogram. A monogram is when letters are placed together in a shape. In my case, I did not use a strict european style and used a more arabesque style, not well defined like a tughra or as intricate as the Jeli Diwani, but having some aspect from the Jeli Diwani style. Can you interpret what the monogram say? Below I linked the submission , on deviantart, as well as a video to me creating a color pencil version, on google photos. I compared a colored pencil, graphite pencil, ink using felt tip pen and in the end, I chose the ink felt tip pen, which was nice, cause I wanted to do something ink based in October, for inktober, though to be fair, I have been primarily inking in submissions for a bit now. My scanner failed to create the result I liked, I needed quite a few adjustments to get it decent. But I will improve this process. I had fun. Submission https://www.deviantart.com/hddeviant/art/Margot-and-Eliot-Monogram-770738822 Video to me working on the colored pencil version- I could not video tape anymore while drawing. I will improve. https://photos.app.goo.gl/WpMPV2br839dvuTc8
  20. My Email Newsletter Edition 5 came out, tell me your email and I will add you, here are some things from the recent edition , enjoy, create, have fun https://www.fiyahlitmag.com/voices-on-fiyah/ November’s not just for novels! FIYAH Literary Magazine is back with the Voices on Fiyah project for NaNoWriMo 2018. How it works: The Voices on Fiyah event is open to all short speculative fiction writers identifying as Black, Native/Indigenous/First Nation, or otherwise “Of Color.” Sign up to be part of FIYAH Literary Magazine’s team generating [at least] 50,000 words of speculative fiction together in the month of November. Last year our writers generated more than 370,000 words of short spec fic! Are you a flash fiction writer? Think you can write a 7k short in 30 days? How about a 15k novelette? Whatever your individual word count goals, we’ll keep you accountable for it, and post resources, prompts, and writers block-busters using the #voicesonfiyah hashtag on Twitter. https://www.deviantart.com/go/journal/The-Magicians-Fan-Art-Contest-765381920 I will draw something for this, like most deviant art competitions, I have no idea what this is:) but I will draw:)magicians fan art, ends october 31st Black Cinema? - What define Black Cinema, I offer two film I do not define as Black Cinema to offer a case. Both have interesting scenario in themselves. Both are edits, partial to larger film. Peola Edit video link Nonqonqo video link Vice Hiring- We're hiring for two weekend roles Weekend Editor, VICE.com https://boards.greenhouse.io/vice/jobs/1100361?utm_source=vicetwitterus Weekend VICE Social Editor https://boards.greenhouse.io/vice/jobs/1398062?utm_source=vicetwitterus Sorghum and spear - black art kickstarter- nichelle nichols executive producer voice over talent https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/greenecountycreative/sorghum-and-spear-fantasy-graphic-novel-and-animat?ref=project_link No Natives allowed- interesting thoughts on the great american read series in pbs , i gave away one point but it had many http://blog.leeandlow.com/2018/10/24/the-whiteness-of-pbss-great-american-read/ Thoughts?
  21. Video of Concealed Carry Models, dominated by women from Vice https://photos.app.goo.gl/jbmupmx6H9SPE8rp6 to see more, view the following link, not free, must have a cable/stream subscription https://www.viceland.com/en_us/video/states-of-undress-packing-heat-in-heels/5925d4f08bd5c6e92027e5a1 ...while talking about trump 14-Year-Old Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Among the Worst in U.S. History https://www.democracynow.org/2018/10/23/headlines/14_year_old_gulf_of_mexico_oil_spill_among_the_worst_in_us_history
  22. Peola Edit - Immitation To Life 1934 video link https://photos.app.goo.gl/ygTE8oLvs651m3V86 From a easy glance Delilah can be deemed the prototypical Black Mamme. But, if you listen clear to Delilah ,while her manners toward white people is never not :congenial; happy; thankful or similar tone, she never suggest her motherhood to Peola is in adoration to her being "so light" or "high skin"; but her adoration is to her daughter whom she incubated. Throughout the Peola edit Delilah constantly opposes suggestions from Beatrice Pullman that Peola need to live in her fantasy or hide from truth; while she also never suggest her motherhood is erroneous in loving but did apologize for exposing her. Throughout the edit, Peola's inability to accept her background or contrast to her mom escalates: from childhood being called black or her passing failing, going to a high tone black folk negro school, to passing as a white female working in a store, to her passing ultimatum that crushed her mother heart; in the timeline, the relationship between blacks side whites is a constant unchanging factor, even though the story show no straight violence. Sequentially, Peola unaccepting stance has no communal or collective aid in a changing environment beyond herself or her mother; Delilah comprehend her only solution will be in herself, as she allude to peola father inability. In the end, the quantity from black people in Delilah funeral does not show a black woman who merely rejected owning 20% to a hit firm; but a black woman who clearly helped many more in the black community than suggested in any public way. I will say, the phrase from Peola, "I killed my own mother" , while common drama from the time is untrue. The environment killed your mother, through the death from peola father and then peola passing ultimatum. The environment in the u.s.a. made two people delilah love despise their person or feel unsettle constantly, leading to both killing themself in one way <father murdering himself through exhaustion or physical> or another <peopla rejecting her mother in public thus killing the existence to herself>. If anything the lesson in the Peola edit is how hopeful can a person be. Delilah hope/faith when alive was not enough to save her husband or her daughter. In death, her daughter had illumination or an epiphany. But how many will give their life to hope and simply not give up on hope like Delilah? your thoughts? Louise Beavers- Delilah <her last name is johnson but in the original credits no last name is given > Fredi Washington- Peola <age 19> Dorothy Black- Peola <age 9> Sebie Hendricks- Peola <age 4; she is not in the original credits> Claudette Colbert- Beatrice Pullman Rochelle Hudson- Jessie Pullman <age 18> Marilyn Knowlden- Jessie Pullman <age 8> Baby Jane- Jessie Pulman <age 3> Video Link https://photos.app.goo.gl/ygTE8oLvs651m3V86 youtube link https://youtu.be/5CBsR7GMp-M
  23. Song: Nonqonqo (To Those We Love) link https://photos.app.goo.gl/dKeXz3NEExQRWbgq7 Singer: Letta Mbulu's side Choir Writer: Miriam Makeba. Film: A Warm December Film Score writer/conductor: Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson Thespian in scene: Esther Anderson side Sidney Poitier A Warm December is not a pure or honest Black Film, the writer was white. Like Black PAnther or Shaft, Black thespians or directors is not enough to be a true Black Film. Black people need to be producer/director/writer/thespians to make a true black film, sequentially many films do not fit that bill. But, in terms of interpretations to Black life in film, the loving between the lead couple in A Warm December is unique. First, it is not fornicatively raw. The film show passion but not lust, and that is rare in imaginations concerning black lovers in film. The reason is not unknown. Only a people can describe their existence best. The article linked immediately below list film the article author consider Black cinema. If Black Cinema is defined as Cinema where Black people are producers in essential/director(s) in majority/thespians in majority/writer(s) in majority what film in said list are valid? https://blackinmotionpictures.tumblr.com/post/175078478469/the-top-10-highest-grossing-films-in-black-cinema The answer is : Girls Trip, Get Out from the top ten in that list. I am not suggesting that Black thespians/writers/directors/producers are blockaded from working side non blacks, especially in modern USA. But, if a film is not dominated by any particular phenotypical group in creation then it is a statian film; no particular phenotypical label is warranted. ...Well, the lyrics to the song is below, enjoy and I hope if you have not seen the film you will. Song Lyrics: Bahleli bonke etilongweni Bahleli bonke kwaNongqongqo Bahleli bonke etilongweni Bahleli bonke kwaNongqongqo Hee hee hee halala Hee hee hee halala Nanku nanku nanku sobukwe Nanku nanku etilongweni Nanku nanku nanku sobukwe Nanku nanku etilongweni Yini baba Luthuli A uzotheni uzotheni Nanku nanku nanku Mandela Nanku nanku etilongweni Nanku nanku nanku Sisulu Nanku nanku etilongweni Yini we maAfrica A uzotheni uzotheni Yini we maAfrica A uzotheni uzotheni Bahleli bonke etilongweni Bahleli bonke kwaNongqongqo Bahleli bonke etilongweni Bahleli bonke kwaNongqongqo VIDEO link https://photos.app.goo.gl/dKeXz3NEExQRWbgq7 youtube link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_VJGq7z6mk&amp;feature=youtu.be
  24. The September Equinox 2018 will occur or did occurred September 23rd 1:54 in the morning, thus why I posted this earlier. May all in the northern hemisphere have a lovely harvest in autumn. May all in the southern hemisphere have a blossoming spring.
  25. After reading the article defend integrated peaceful multiversity/multiculturalism as more successful in any government than monoverse or monocultural domination over other cultures? The article make a great point. Many people in the usa speak the idea that peaceful integrated multicultures is positive, advantageous... but provide examples. Let us be honest, Every government in the American continent <usa/mexico/haiti/brazil> all started based on one culture or community. Whites in the usa/blancos in brasil/negroes in haiti/mestizoes in mexico. In history, the romans, british empire, japanese empire all were monocultural in creation or expansion. Countries like China or Kemet <egypt> in composition utilized multiculturalism but it was through war, whether Narmer or the Mad Matyr. The Mongols were started or expanded monoculturally, but after Temujin died, the pieces to the empire reflected the culture each had in it which each mongol leader accepted. https://www.creators.com/read/pat-buchanan/09/18/the-unpardonable-heresy-of-tucker-carlson
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