Now is the Time We All Need A Great Leader~

‘We need words and acts of wisdom, ethics, and compassion, from our leaders’  Cindy Knoke

We need words and acts of wisdom, ethics and compassion, from our leaders now more than ever. Since this is utterly lacking, take heart from the words of a truly gifted leader that could never be more relevant than today.

Martin Luther King (1929 – 1968) addresses the March On Washington at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC, where he gave his ‘I Have A Dream’ speech. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”

“Letter from Birmingham Jail,” April 16, 1963

“Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope.”

“I Have a Dream”, Washington, D.C., August 28, 1963

My heart breaks for George Floyd, his family, and our country. Are we not better people than this?

There are no cheers…

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Remembering Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. for a better day

MLK had a vision of what we can be as a democracy. If we lose that democracy we lose everything.

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Martin Luther king Jr. - photo by Dick DeMarsico - reproduction rights transferred to Library pf Congress. No copyright restriction known

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Art from Tubac Arizona (edited) - painting entitled Grief Knows No Boundaries - artist unknown

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Living Memorial Sculpture Garden - created by Vietnam veteran and sculptural artist Denis Smith - photo by Bruce Witzel

Martin Luther King Jr. statue at Fresno California May 29, 2010 - bruce witzel photo

Memorial at Weed, California - bruce witzel photo

Living Memorial Sculpture Garden near Weed california

Girl in Mexico City, Oct. 1991 - Bruce Witzel photo

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At the Getty Villa - bruce witzel photo

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Do you have Draptomania?

An irrational desire for freedom is a symptom of draptomania in people of color.

Screenshot of whites only sign in some God forsaken part of the United States
Drapetomania and over-indulgent whites cause people of color to want equality.

 

Symptoms of drapetomania:

You feel sulky and dissatisfied without cause.

You have a perverse desire for freedom and equality

You suffer a sense of mental alienation in your God
given place as a slave.

You believe you’re as human as any White man.

You abscond from service

In 1850, Doctor Samuel Cartwright, slave doctor from New Orléans,
described a sickness that only affects slaves.

He called it drapetomania: a pathological wish for freedom.

Dr. Cartwright said Negros are ordered by God to live as slaves
to the White man.

He wrote in In Diseases and Peculiarities of the Negro Race that
the Bible commands that a slave be submissive to his master.

When a slave knows and takes his rightful place in the World he is happy
and healthy and unwilling to run away; White man’s burden is keeping
slaves in their happy place.

“If the white man attempts to oppose the Deity’s will, by trying to make the negro anything else than “the submissive knee-bender” (which the Almighty declared he should be), by trying to raise him to a level with himself, or by putting himself on an equality with the negro; the negro will run away.Wikipedia

According to my experience, the “genu flexit”–the awe and reverence, must be exacted from them, or they will despise their masters, become rude and ungovernable, and run away. On Mason and Dixon’s line, two classes of persons were apt to lose their negroes: those who made themselves too familiar with them, treating them as equals, and making little or no distinction in regard to color; and, on the other hand, those who treated them cruelly, denied them the common necessaries of life, neglected to protect them against the abuses of others, or frightened them by a blustering manner of approach, when about to punish them for misdemeanors. Before the negroes run away, unless they are frightened or panic-struck, they become sulky and dissatisfied. The cause of this sulkiness and dissatisfaction should be inquired into and removed, or they are apt to run away or fall into the negro consumption. When sulky and dissatisfied without cause, the experience of those on the line and elsewhere, was decidedly in favor of whipping them out of it, as a preventive measure against absconding, or other bad conduct.

It was called whipping the devil out of them.

Diseases and Peculiarities of the Negro Race, by Dr. Cartwright

 

Re-processed digitized image scanned from an oil painting by Eastman Johnson, A Ride for Liberty, The Fugitive Slaves
A Ride for Liberty – The Fugitive Slaves

The good doctor also prescribed chopping off a big toe.

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”
George Santayana

 

 


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Hatestock, Day 1: What ‘sub-groups’ besides whites made contributions to civilization?

This is rich:

King: “I’d ask you to go back through history and figure out where are these contributions that have been made by these other categories of people that you’re talking about. Where did any other subgroup of people contribute more to civilization?”

Host Chris Hayes: “Than white people?

 

From the Washington Post