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Friday

Slow Day

On this day in 1993, New York Mets pitcher Anthony Young sets a dubious American major-league record with his 24th consecutive loss.   Prior to that, on this same day in 1990, the first pitcher in the American league ever to throw a no-hitter happens, twice on the same day.   Once by Fernando Valenzuela of the Los Angeles Dodgers and then later that same day by Dave Stewart of the Oakland Athletics, 30 minutes apart. 

Yes, after about a hundred years of baseball, two people break the same record on the same day.  Coinkidink?  Maybe.

Another coinkidink for this day is that in 1992 the U.S. Supreme Court without any Donald Trump appointees, upholds the principle that abortion is a constitutional right.    Let's see how long that last.  But as I have already stated, previously, Bring It On Neo-Con, Right-Wing Religious Hypocrite.  We see through you.

Which brings me to another crazy event from history on this day: in 1926 the fascist government adds an extra hour to the Italians' workday in order to increase economic efficiency.

Hmmmm, why is that important?

It's a slow day.
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In East Anglia, today is the optimum time for gathering herbs.  On this date in Appleton, England, the boughs of a very old hawthorn tree are decorated with flowers, flags, wreaths, and ribbons in a ceremony known as Bamming the Thorn.  In Voodoo belief, this day is sacred to the Sun deity Papa Legba, a spirit-master of the pathways and crossroads.




Thursday

The liberal vote is the revolution


This may sound political, but it's not.  There is another opening on the Supreme Court, and since the Republicans stole a seat by not confirming President Obama's selection for over a year, and allowing Donald Trump to appoint a conservative in that seat instead after the election, with this another Republican pick they will definitely have enough people to overturn the abortion laws allowing woman the choice.   I for one think this is good news.  I would love to see them vote away these rights for woman in the USA because, then maybe lazy-ass liberals will start paying attention.

I really don't think they would outlaw abortions in the USA.  It's always been their way to win votes but no one in their right mind thinks you can outlaw it.  The religious nuts who believe this are just like the religious nuts who after 30 years of using temperance as a way to win conservative votes in the late 1800's and finally got their way in the 1920's prohibition, only to see the will of the people wake up and vote out conservatives for 30 years,  are at it again and have been using the abortion issue as a way to win votes for the last 40 years with no real plans to ever outlaw abortion for they know it is not the will of the majority.

So, hold on dear friends, for this conservative nightmare that has made the rich very rich, and poor very poor, it coming to a head.  They have suppressed the will of the people for a minority of people who now see their days number.  They see the face of the USA becoming more diverse than ever; they see young people open to demanding more from the top greedy 1 percent who own everything; they see the hypocrisy of the Republican party who would not allow a Democrat president to appoint his lawful pick for the supreme court one-year before an election, a Republican party who now says an election year doesn't matter.  Fairness to them is bullying us.

The truth is, if they were really winning, they would not be cheating to keep their power.


If you are a liberal and want to join the revolution:  vote.  Period.  That's all you have to do.  Even if you own nothing more than the backpack on your shoulder, book of poetry in your hands, or working too many hours to think of anything else but work, you need to vote.  That scares them more than any else for they know their hypocrisy, hate, and greed, is not sustainable in a truly free society. 

It really is funny watching them hold on to power the only way they can.

Vote.

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"It is better for all the world, if instead of waiting to execute degenerate offspring for crime or to let them starve for their imbecility, society can prevent those who are manifestly unfit from continuing their kind."

                                                                                               Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes

Yes, supreme court justices are important, now aren't they.


On this day in 1938, the father of Eugenics was accepted as a member of Germany's Nazi Party.  Lorenz wrote a paper employing principles of ethology and calling for a "self-conscious, scientifically based race policy" administered by "our best individuals" with the aim of inducing "a more severe elimination of morally inferior human beings."

In 1973, Konrad Lorenz was awarded a Nobel Prize.


Tuesday

Xmas becomes Xmas on this day!





On this day in 1870, the United States finally makes Christmas Day a public holiday.  Scotland,where New Year celebrations have long been deemed the more important, will not make Christmas Day a public holiday until 1957, and England, where the accent is more on Christmas, will not make New Year's Day a bank holiday until 1974.


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A lesson from JFK could be used in the USA today to help end this division between Peaceful Liberals and RADICAL Neo-Cons (sorry, couldn't resist the punctuation), for on this day in 1963 president Kennedy electrifies Europeans as he stands before the Berlin Wall and announces, "Ich bin ein Berliner," suggestion that all people must become engaged in ending the political division of the German people that has persisted since World War II.


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According to Icelandic legend, every year at noon on this date, the tip of the shadow of Mount Scartaris points to the secret entrance of "Centre Earth," in which giant human-like creatures and prehistoric monsters dwell.  Annually on this day, Salavi, the Spruce Tree Rain God, is honored in Native American corn-ripening ceremonies.


Monday

Where are the 60's Nazis now and how come Pagan's keep ruining the party?

Rockwell with pipe.




From today's offering of the "Where Are They Now" collection, I present to you that laughable group formally known as the American Nazis Party led by George Lincoln Rockwell, who gave us such loving lies as, "The Holocaust Denial Movement," you remember that golden-oldie, it went something like this:  the Jews invented the story of the Holocaust to legitimize Israel and extract reparations from Germany, and that they perpetuate the myth by their control of the media and Hollywood."  This monster of hate also is also credited with developing the word "White Power" in the sixties, as well as melding Nazism with a Christian Identity -- although he once said he could never worship a Jewish savior.


Deny This Ass-whole!!!

Unfortunately, if a lot of these right-wing nuts on the radio today could say the things Rockwell did  without losing their sponsors, they would.  It is undoubtedly buried underneath their definition of the word "Liberal" in their daily mumbling.   And those of you who listen to that hate to blame another race or group of people for your problems in the world, are following that same evil that gave us the America Nazi Party of the 1960's.

So where are they today?

Rockwell Getting His Rocks off in Public.

They are now a religious church called "The New Order."   That's right, after the American Nazis Party was condemned by everyone, they became the National Socialist White People's Party and replaced "Sieg Heil" with "White Power."  Oddly enough, the NSWPP entered a number of candidates in elections in the 1970's and 80's and usually attracted about 5 percent of the vote.  In a Milwaukee school board race, it managed to garner one in every five voters.  In 1983 they changed the name to "The New Order" and their faith statement is "Living the Faith of Adolf Hitler."

That's it for today, I really need to go take a shower.
(Facts used in this posting from the book Hate, George Lincoln Rockwell and the American Nazi Party by William H. Schmaltz)

Thank You For Reading!  Meow!!!
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Ever wonder why May and June are the wedding months?  Could be, that on June 25th in the Blekinge province of Sweden, the pagan Midsummer Bride is still chosen form among the young women as she was in pre-christian times.  She then selects a Bridegroom.  Money is collected from the onlookers for the "happy couple."  At the end of the daylong festivities, the collected money is distributed amoung the local charities and churches.

Hmmmm, isn't marriage a Christian union?   Those damn pagans of old just keep popping back up and ruining the story!


Sunday

Donald Trump 'Ana Baptist

 The Anabaptist were a peaceful people who believed baptism a symbol of salvation and opposed baptism of infants.  They originated the idea of the "free church"-- a church separate from the state.  What!  Why would they do that?  Oh, I don't know, maybe because Jesus himself said "Give until Caesar what is Caesar's" in the original Separation-of-State-and-Religion message?

In the 1530's -- not that long ago really considering the earth has been here not 10,000 years as some closed-minded people want you to believe, but billions of years!  Bitch -- sorry, I had to add that in keeping in line with today's vernacular on silly things.  As I was saying, in the 1530's, in Munster Germany, many Anabaptist lived.  Ironically, just as Christians of today, they couldn't keep their ego-centric religion out of government and so gained control of the city council.  In walks, Jan van Leiden.  A Charismatic zealot who stirred up the citizenry with soaring visions, calling Munster the "New Jerusalem" and himself "King David."  He took multiple wives and passed laws permitting polygamy, there being six times as many women as men in the city.  

Jan van Leiden coin from 1530's

Jan predicted the world would soon end but that his followers would be spared.  He forced people to be baptized and introduced communization of property.  The Catholic world was shocked by his hedonistic orgies.  The whole city was jolted when, in a fit of frenzy, he beheaded one of his four wives with his own hands in the marketplace.

On June 24, 1535, after 24 months of chaos and corruption, the besieged city fell to Francis of Waldeck and Anabaptist were butchered.  "King David" was captured and tortured, red-hot pliers clawing every inch of his body.  Then he was hung in a cage in the tower of the Church of St. Lambert in Munster's chief marketplace.  His remains swung in the cage from the church rafters for 400 years until finally removed in the twentieth century.

Francis of Waldeck

I guess the bible is right in one passage:

A little yeast can change a whole batch of dough (Galatians 5.9)

And to today's church following our own version of Jan van Leiden in our current Hedonistic president, Donald Trump, need I remind you he 'Ana Baptist.




Saturday

Today, I woke up in a sweat!  I couldn't believe what I saw in my sleep:  Melanie Trump, the wife of our first Feudal Lord President, Donald Trump, was a lizard woman.  In my dream she looked at me sideways, and just before the dream was about to get interestingly erotic, her pupils thinned and her fork tongue swiped her lips and she "hissed."

Was it a dream?


Thursday

Trump Elite Protest

It is the Winter's Solstice.   Great, a longer day to enjoy more Trump Smut.  What will he do today to remind us of Hitler?  Last night he spoke at one of his never-ending political rallies.  He complained of the 1000 or so protesters who greeted him with signs calling him Elite.


Why do they call the 'other side Elite!'  Then he went on to remind us why we do:


There is definitely no high road with this guy, is there.



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Wednesday

Yes, sorry, but I do have to weigh in on this Donald Trump Bad-Ass border problem where he is arresting everyone because they are not White.  Period.  If a group of fair-haired blue-eyes were coming to the border, no doubt they wouldn't be treated like Salvages of old and their kids taken away.

The real issue here is that Trump has decided to arrest them all, no matter what their reason for trying to get into the USA is.   This has created the mess, and if you believe anyone else had anything to do with this other than Trump, you are an idiot and really, really need to read this.

It wasn't that long ago that the right-wing Church people said "America will be judged by it's Sins."  I think they were using the blow-job President Bill Clinton received from an intern while he was president.   They blamed everything wrong with the world on that blow job.   It was the reason a crazy lunatic drove his car up on the curd in Reno Nevada and murdered about twenty people -- and at least one was a minor!!!!  Oh my God!

Where are these people now?   Oh, you know where: they are on their knees prying "Thank You Jesus for Our White Supremacist Savior," no matter how many salvages he has to murder.

Look at these imagines America:










If you don't this these children being taken from their mothers is not a greater sin than Bill Clinton receiving a peal-neckless from an overweight intern while president of the USA, you have another thing coming.

Here's two real things for you to consider, tonight while you are in your comfortable bed:

One, these people coming to the USA are not criminals.  They have no-other choice.  Their world has been raped by American greed.  Their country, just like the rest of the world, is part of the greater Capitalistic Failure being experienced by the whole world.  We are the only raft boat in the water and they are smiling to it.   Yes, we can't let them all in because it will sink us.   But, we are the ones who raped their resources, busted their good-governments because we called them "communism" and so placed right wing dictators in their who sold their resources to us for personal gain.   When the Venezuela government was feeding all its people, Ronald Reagan sent in CIA backed radicals to overturn their government.   They weren't communist.  They were socialist and that scared the shit out of the greedy capitalist.   It still does.   The bottom line is you can't have a few wealthy people who own everything without a majority poverty.   And until we wake-up and share the wealth, the would will continue to decay.   We are the iceberg that hit the Titanic.   The world is the water we are all left with.  The USA is the biggest raft left and everyone is swimming for it.   Truth is, we can let them drown out there, or all drown together.   It doesn't matter: The Trumps, Bush's, DuPont, Koch Brother: the Wealthy are safe on their personal island.  Their not even getting wet because they got you blinded to the fact that their personal islands even exist.   Their personal islands which if they would share, we would have no needs for the lift boats.

We're sinking people and it's because of the greedy "bad" capitalist.

At best, you have another year or two to enjoy your lifeboat, but if you don't start charting a course for those private islands soon, their will be no hope.  And do you think the top 1% care?  No, went the bottom falls out everywhere as it has in South America, Greece, Spain, and soon to be Italy, your Fox News lies won't even help you.  Nor will your fake Jesus.

Don't believe me?   Well, let me show you how I know.  I've seen the future.   And take for instance today, June 20th, 2018, at 1pm.  Tonight, President Trump is planning a Propaganda Rally in Minnesota.   Watch what almost happens there tonight.   It's July 20th, 1944 all over again.  Don't miss it!!!


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John Barleycorn
There were three men came out of the west, their fortunes for to try
And these three men made a solemn vow
John Barleycorn must die
They've plowed, they've sown, they've harrowed him in
Threw clods upon his head
And these three men made a solemn vow
John Barleycorn was dead
 
They've let him lie for a very long time, 'til the rains from heaven did fall
And little Sir John sprung up his head and so amazed them all
They've let him stand 'til midsummer's day 'til he looked both pale and wan
And little Sir John's grown a long long beard and so become a man
They've hired men with their scythes so sharp to cut him off at the knee
They've rolled him and tied him by the way, serving him most barbarously
They've hired
They've wheeled him around and around a field 'til they came onto a pond
And there they made a solemn oath on poor John Barleycorn
They've hired men with their crabtree sticks to cut him skin from bone
And the miller he has served him worse than that 
For he's ground him between two stones
And little Sir John and the nut brown bowl and his brandy in the glass
And little Sir John and the nut brown bowl proved the strongest man at last
The huntsman he can't hunt the fox nor so loudly to blow his horn
And the tinker he can't mend kettle or pots without a little barleycorn
Songwriters: Steve Winwood
John Barleycorn lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

Saturday

Samson, the Sun God.

bullshit
We all know the Bible (and Disney) story of Samson, the Jewish Hercules who goes on an unstoppable rampage, slaughtering the Philistines, but then, done in by a woman, Delilah, who cuts off his hair, the source of his strength.

Ignorance is fine, it keeps some smiling.   And those who smile from it are okay by me.  However, those who condemn others by it, very much, scare me.  Take for example the biblical story of Samson.  One can say that there are three attitudes towards this Old Testament story.

The first sees Samson as an actual event in history and to think otherwise is blasphemous. 

The second type see the story as a lie, an old story told to keep a tribe of people scared so they would be obedient to their leaders. These people are sometimes atheist, but more times than not, power-hungry/greedy bastards who want to rule the world by pretending to believe to get your vote.

The third type are you and me, Truth Seekers and Lovers of Light.  This essay is for you. 

We look to the facts that the primitive people who told the old bible stories, were familiar with their own feelings, but knew little else.  So they explained everything in nature by projecting themselves mentally upon it, by personification.  The stones, the trees, the hills, the earth, the clouds, etc., were all real to them, not figurative.  If a single person related a story of an isolated event to one of the other tribe members, it would soon be lost, but if this person related it to the natural world, it would live on. 

Chief among these stories were the ones connected with the sun, and such an all powerful heavenly body as this could but be represented as a God.

When his father has gone to rest, Sun God is born and goes forth to fight with Storm and Darkness and make Earth fruitful.  He has many amorous frolics with the Dawn Maidens and many midnight escapades with the Evening Twilight Goddesses.  He is mighty in his own strength and slays his enemies.  After victory he retreats and sinks to rest or dies.  Something like this was used to explain the solar year.


The name Samson, according to the best etymologists, is most clearly derived from the Hebrew word shemesh, meaning sun.  So, from shemesh, sun, we have Shims-on, the Sun God.

Samson is the son of Manoah, a word meaning “rest,” a representation, like the more famous Noah, of the winter sun.  After the labors of summer, primitive man and woman conceived the sun to be tired and to have gone southward to sleep — a conception much like the resting of the Creator on the seventh day.  The angel who predicts his birth disappears in the fire of the altar, which introduces the series of fiery incidents carrying a strong taint of solar origin.  Like all Sun Gods, he must have his frequent love affairs, and the first one is with a daughter of the enemy, whom he weds.  This is the marriage of the sun with the moon, daughter of night, and must end in a separation, for the two luminaries do not keep company long.  On his first journey down to woo his captivator, he kills a lion, an emblem occasionally sterility; it is his first triumph — the youthful sun destroying the winter’s dearth and warming it into fruitfulness.  On his way to the marriage he sees bees in the carcass, which suggest a wedding riddle and he proposes it under a wager: “Out of the Eater came forth Meat and out to the Strong came froth Sweetness.”  This riddle was probably a part of the Hebrew folk-lore and the author of Judges weaves the popular solution of his times into the story, but it is very unsatisfactory, for we know that bees would not make honey in decaying flesh; it would spoil and the whole swarm be starved out.  A better explanation was close at hand but, of course, could not be seen in those days: “Out of the Eater (burner) came forth Meat (fertility) and out of the Strong (Sun) came forth Sweetness (fruitfulness).  His bride weeps before him seven days, longing with female curiosity for the cue to the mystery, and when she finds it, straightway goes and tells it to the thirty companions of Samson.  What could more plainly indicate the solar character of our hero than the recurrence of those mystic numbers, seven and thirty, the days of the week and of the month?  Here we deviate a little from the order of the narrative to call attention to the deception practiced upon Delilah.  When she teases for the secret of Samson’s strength, he fools her with the seven withes, the seven cords, and the seven locks of hair.  The amount of the bet was thirty sheets and thirty changes of garment.  While he is killing thirty Philistines to get booty sufficient to pay the stakes, his wife, supposed by her father to be deserted, is given to one whom Samson “had used as a friend.”  Here is the cruel separation which we predicted.  In the month called Jarad or Irad, the month of the “Descent of Fire,” corresponding to our August, Samson lets loose his three hundred foxes, tied tail to tail with burning embers between, and sets fire to the wheat of the Philistines.  This is so plainly an action of the sun, that it is hardly necessary to say that the fox was an animal symbolic of solar heat, because of his color and long-haired tail; and that at the festival of Ceres at Rome, a Pagan festival, a fox-hunt through the circus was held, in which burning torches were tied to the foxes tails, a reminder of the robigo or “red fox,” a sun-blight of their fields.  Then the Philistines burn his wife and father-in-law and in revenge Samson inflicts a great defeat upon them.  Now comes the cowardly flight and hiding in the rock Etam, from which retreat he allows his countrymen to take him bound into the hands of the enemy.  We are getting along toward autumn, in this legend of the year, and signs of weakness begin to appear — the Sun is retreating toward the South.  But when he comes among the Philistines his bands “become as flax that was burned with fire” and as with an ass’s jawbone a heap, two heaps — with an ass’s jawbone he slew a thousand men.”  Casting down his curious war-club, he names the place in its honor, and, becoming thirsty, water issues from a hollow place in the jawbone, and this pool is named En has-kore, (Spring of the Crier).  The writer tells us that both these names are attached to the locality in his day.  These are plain cases of those frequently recurring mythical explanations of the configurations of the landscape.


 The ass, like the fox, was in many nations sacred to the Sun God on account of its color, and is often prophetic; witness the case of Balaam’s ass.  The jawbone being cast by Samson, and the coming forth of the water, suggest the Divining Rod and the Wishbone, symbolic remnants of the rock-cleaving, forked Lightning God, thrown down during the thunder storm; and the name, “Spring of the Crier,” fits well the thunder peal that follows.  Rustics still use the Witch Hazel crotch to search for springs, and no child can eat a Thanksgiving dinner without longing for the Wishbone.  Samson now pays a midnight visit to a woman of questionable repute at Gaza, and the Philistines think they have him entrapped.  But he takes “French leave,” and, as a practical joke, takes along the gates of the city, posts, bars, and all, depositing them on the top of the hill opposite Hebron.  This harlot, and Delilah, are sunset Goddesses, daughters of darkness, with whom every Sun God must have frequent escapades.  The humor of the exploit with the gates vanishes, when we see that they are an explanation of the great clouds of winter, appearing on the southwest at sunset and on the southeast at dawn; Samson, the Sun, takes them with him and leaves them there.  Now comes the last love experience, with Delilah.  True to her sex, she pines for secrets, and now it is the secret of secrets, the cause of his strength.  After fooling her three times with false answers, he at last  tells her the true source; it is his long hair.  While he sleeps she has it shaved off and he falls an easy captive to the enemy, who put out his eyes.  The blind old man is called in to amuse them at a feast given to their god Dagon.  But his hair has begun to grow again, and bending between the pillars of the temple with one last effort he pulls it down upon them and dies. 

These last events are the ones of all to fasten the solar character of Samson.  His strength is in his long hair — the rays of the sun; while he sleeps, in the winter, or at night, or when covered by the storm cloud, the rays are cut off.  His enemies, the Gods of winter, darkness or storms, put out his eyes and laugh at his helplessness.  There is a touch of sublimity about the scene of his death.  He goes down between two pillars amidst the general destruction of his enemies; by one sun’s death a new one is born, which destroys completely the opposing forces of cold and darkness.  Hercules also had to do with two pillars; he sets them up at the mouth of the Mediterranean, those world-famed rocks of Gibraltar.

Many minor points of symbolism have been omitted in this brief survey of the narrative, and in those given, there is ample opportunity for shades of distinction to be pointed out by differently constituted minds; for in such interpretations there can be no iron-clad rules to follow.  But the atmosphere of mythology enveloping the story is so oppressive, that no one, who has the least susceptibility to its influence can resist it for a moment.  Only such as cannot distinguish between accurate history and mythology at all, or are completely stunted by theological preconceptions, will fail to respond to such overwhelming case as this. 


Friday

Medgar Evers shot in the back!

Medgar Evers

So, I'm avoiding news like Trump supporters are avoiding truth, and so, no news here today, people.  Move along.

"If I die, it will be in a good cause," Medgar Evers told a reporter just days before his assassination.  "I've been fighting for America just as much as soldiers in Vietnam," said the World War II who was now a Civil Rights Activist.

Yes, this proud man-of-color who served the US in Military, was shot (in the back, I might add!) by another ex-military man with a French name, Byron De La Beckwith, but Beckwith was no Frenchman.  Unfortunately, he was born in these here United States of America, and after earning a  Purple Heart for his service in the US Marines, went White-Supremacist Nuts, and became a Make America Great Again, Segregationist, and was certain he had the right to murder Evers based on the color of his skin. 

Beckwith pretending to be human.
The scariest thing of all about this, is that Beckwith really thought he'd be giving another medal for having murdered a US Citizen and be completely allowed to continue his Mississippi life filled with Christian Sunday services, Saturday Night White Sheets with eye-holes,  bass fishing, and deer hunting for the rest of his life without interruption.   And he almost did, for his two trials ended in a hung-jury (yes, all white male jurors, go figure).

Fortunately for justice, after years of white sheets and Sunday Church appearances, Beckwith was convicted at the age of 71.  That's right, like many of the Nazis, he was allowed to live a long life before being prosecuted for killing someone that wasn't white. 

In 1963 on this day, his funeral was held and Roy Wilkins, the NAACP executive secretary spoke these words, which I present here for you to look at in today's America where White Supremacist are on the rise again threatening our country! 

The lurking assassin pulled the trigger, but in all wars the men who do the shooting are trained and indoctrinated and keyed to action.  The southern political system put him behind that rifle.... The southern system has its outposts in the Congress.... The killer must have felt that he had, if not immunity, then certainly a protection for whatever he chose to do, no matter how dastardly.  But nothing can stop the drive for freedom.  It will not cease here or elsewhere. 

Finally, in  2017, one of the last things our First Black President would do was make Evers's home a National Historic Landmark.

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Max Baer, the boxer

In 1934 around this day, Max Baer knocked the shit out of Primo Carnera in the 11th round to win the heavyweight boxing championship.

Thirty years later, his son, Max Jr, would brighten our day as Jethor Bonine on the Beverly Hillbillies.  

Fortunately neither were racist and no one got hurt.
Max Jr, the Beverly Hillbilly.

Tuesday

Trumps Intuition





 Okay, so the right side of the brain governs imagination, emotions, and intuition.  Physiologically, it crosses over and controls the left side of the body.  On the other hand, the left side of the brain, controlling the right side of the body, is the practical and problem-solving side.  Clearly we need both sides to be whole.  However, it is the problem-solving, logical, and rational side that has been encouraged in people.  But right-brain (left-handed) folks have suffered through the centuries from a fear of the physiology of intuition.  Even the derivative of the word left reflects this.  The Latin term for left is sinsitra, from which we get the word "sinister."  Thus, the intuitive and creative side is considered dangerous and evil in the lexicon of our mother tongue.



The fear of intuitive has been a recurrent theme throughout history.  Until only three hundred years ago, from the thirteenth to the seventeenth centuries, over 9 million people throughout Europe were accused as witches and burned and tortured.  The leading theological text of the time dictated that "thou shall not suffer a witch to live."  This justified the genocide of millions of people, most of them women.  These were not Walt Disney creations flying around on broomsticks, but women, mainly midwives, herbalists, and healers, who still utilized a connection to the earth, sky, and living creatures.  These were women who were in tune with the earth, with the processes of life and death, and with each other.  It was believed that the mysterious, psychic power of witches brought about the plague, rendered husbands impotent, and caused famine.

Intuition is natural.  It is human.  How can it be scary?

Oh, that's right, Sir Donald Trump (Dictator Number 2), our president, thinks he has intuition today in Singapore when he meets Kim Jong Un (Dictator Number 3)... so, I guess intuition can be a scary thing when used by a dictator.

I stand corrected. 









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Meanwhile, back in Korea:


 In ancient Korea on this day, rice farmers washed their hair in a stream as part of an annual ritual to ward off evil.

Must be working too, they seemed to have warded off Kim Jong Un (Dictator Number 3) by getting him out of their country for a few days.

In case you want to do the same, the traditional meal for this festival consists of fresh fish, steamed rice, and greens.


Union Busters and Aggressive Dog Owner Meets Passive-Aggressive Bird Watcher.

Okay, so it is May 26th, historically speaking not a good day for working people.  In Dearborn Michigan on this day, labor activists Wal...

Thanks For Being!

Thanks For Being!