Wednesday, October 6, 2021

History has taught us one thing

 

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History has taught us that we do not learn from history, or .... The often used phrase, "We need to study history so we don't make the same mistakes" has fallen on deaf ears for millennia. 

Are their fewer wars? Have we learned that empires rise and most certainly fall? 

Have we learned not to trust those who promise a great society and then deliver dictatorships? 

Has society learned that all that genocide accomplishes is murder? 

Have we learned and therefore stopped activities that pollute the planet and ourselves? 

Knowing that pesticides are in our food and poisoning our children, have we stopped their use?

We know that hatred solves nothing yet we continue to hate. Racism, bigotry, and hatreds of every description abound.

We know that the few dominate the many and yet all we do is complain but take no action.

It is easy to compile what is a many page list of those things that we have been condemned to repeat. Like the story where the person wakes up everyday and does the same thing, knowing it's happening, but helpless not to relive the events despite efforts to do so.

 Sure, there are some good things going on. But this happens in every generation and never becomes the norm, just always the exception. 

So what have we really learned from history? 

We've learned that wars solve noting, but does make lots of $$$ for bog business. And that's what counts--right?

Genocide is okay because those that commit this atrocity pretty much get away with it without punishment.

It's okay to be a racist, bigot, xenophobe as long as your religion supports it. The you can pretty much do what you want.

Losers may not really lose on the long term, so keep up the fight and you'll wear your enemies down.

Human rights don't really matter but talking about them makes good press.

It's okay to destroy the environment as long as the worst of the consequences won't be felt in your lifetime.

It's okay to support slavery as long as you're not the one enslaved. Again, religious backing helps.

Perhaps if we didn't teach history people wouldn't learn all of these bad lessons. Oh my, this could cause trouble. But remember, if we learn what we can get away with why wouldn't we keep doing it?




Tuesday, October 27, 2020

WE CAN'T BREATHE

 

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People can’t breathe | NC Policy Watch

 

People of Color can't breathe.

Native Americans can't breathe.

Immigrant children can't breathe.

Those on Social Security/Medicare can't breathe.

Those in poverty can't breathe.

Main Street can't breathe.

Women can't breathe.

Endangered species can't breathe.

Rivers can't breathe.

The fish in the sea can't breathe.

The environment can't breathe.

Students and schools can't breathe.

Our hospitals can't breathe.

C-19 patients can't breathe.

Those seeking refuge from tyrants and oppression can't breathe. 

Scientists can't breathe.

Truth can't breathe.

LGBQT can't breathe.

Love, compassion, and empathy can't breathe.

Happiness and hope can't breathe.

The American Dream can't breathe.

Earth can't breathe.

The Trump administration has it's knee on the throat of all that we once valued. Do we, as a nation, still care? Is it now just all about the money? Are we so broken that we no longer care?


PLEASE VOTE AND REMOVE THE KNEE SO WE CAN ALL BREATHE ONCE MORE!


 


Sunday, May 31, 2020

You’re Damn Right I’m Angry May 30, 2020 / John Pavlovitz


Saturday, May 9, 2020

I have to post this!

No America, It’s Not Gonna Be Okay