Okay, August 9th, today it is 8-9-2024. Reduced for numerological purposes, today's number is 7 (8+9+2+2+4=25=2+5=7). In Numerology, the 7 is Truth, Wisdom, and according to Numerology.com, "...knows that the real gold is buried deeper than the surface level stuff."
This is where we begin today's journey, for it seems to be a good day for the will of the people over the aggressors, sometimes known as the 1%'ers in today's vernacular.
On a steamy August 9th, in 1792, the French Legislative Assembly calls for revolution and the removal of King Louis XVI, who's regime is categorized in most historical accounts as a regime of corruption, excess, and devoid of care for his subjects; as well as, how can we forget his wife Marie Antoinette, of "Let them eat cake" fame. So the people united, won one.
In Great Britain on another steamy August 9, the Elementary Education Act giving free education to every child between the ages of 5 and 13 was past; yes, at the expense of the wealthy tax payer.
In 1936 on August 9th, Jess Owens becomes the first Olympian to win four medals. Of course, this was a win for all the friendly people of the world, for the 1936 Summer Olympics were held in Berlin by Adolf Hitler who had portrayed them as the "Aryan superiority Olympics." Hitler was so pissed that he refused to shake the hand of the first African-American champion superstar.
In 1942 on August 9th, Mohandas K. Gandhi was arrested by the British after starting the "Quit India" movement, which used methods of non-violent resistance to demand freedom from British rule.
Unfortunately, there is a Yang to every Yin, and so also on a hot August 9 in Nagasaki, Japan, the US drops a second bomb on Japan ending World War II. And as in all wars, there were no real winners or losers, just murder in the name of Gods and Greed. My grandfather, a racist who wouldn't allow a Japanese made car in his driveway until he died, and who served in Okinawa where he was pelted from a grenade, once told me, "We won that war in Okinawa, there was no needs for the death bombs. Hope it never happens again." To which I now say: Are you listening Russia!
In 1964 on August 9, a Democratic (for those of you who say I don't pick on the donkeys enough) President named Lyndon B. Johnson (LBJ) orders custom-made pants directly from the company's president. In the recorded call from the White House phone, LBJ is recorded as saying, "Now, another thing, the crotch, down where your nuts hang, is always a little too tight. So when you make 'em up, give me an inch that I can let out there, uh, because they cut me. They're just like ridin' a wire fence."
I can't end on that, so let's end on a bright note: On a hot August afternoon in 1930, Betty Boop makes her debut in Max Fleischer's animated Dizzy Dishes; of course, a few years later in 1934, Walt Disney presents his first animation film, snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. And so we're back at the number 7.
OH gosh, I almost forgot, Early this morning, on August 9th, 2024, there was another win for the people, more precisely, woman, for voters in Ohio reject the Abortion Ban vote on the ballet in Ohio, placed there by the Conservative-Nationalist who I hope take this as a sign to join the human race.
~~ Eso Terry