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Nov 23, 2017 20:53:49   #
Nickolai wrote:
Some aspects of the conventional story are true enough. But it's also true that by 1637 Massachusetts Gov. John Winthrop was proclaiming a thanksgiving for the successful massacre of hundreds of Pequot Indian men, women and children, part of the long and bloody process of opening up additional land to the English invaders. The pattern would repeat itself across the continent until between 95 and 99 percent of American Indians had been exterminated and the rest were left to assimilate into white society or die off on reservations, ( concentration camps) out of the view of polite society. The first president, George Washington, in 1783 said he preferred buying Indians' land rather than driving them off it because that was like driving "wild beasts" from the forest. He compared Indians to wolves, "both being beasts of prey, tho' they differ in shape." Thomas Jefferson—president #3 and author of the Declaration of Independence, which refers to Indians as the "merciless Indian Savages"—was known to romanticize Indians and their culture, but that didn't stop him in 1807 from writing to his secretary of war that in a coming conflict with certain tribes, "[W]e shall destroy all of them."

How does a country deal with the fact that some of its most revered historical figures had certain moral values and political views virtually identical to Nazis? Here's how "respectable" politicians, pundits, and professors play the game: When invoking a grand and glorious aspect of our past, then history is all-important. We are told how crucial it is for people to know history, and there is much hand wringing about the younger generations' lack of knowledge about, and respect for, that history. In the United States, we hear constantly about the deep wisdom of the founding fathers, the adventurous spirit of the early explorers, the gritty determination of those who "settled" the country—and about how crucial it is for children to learn these things. But when one brings into historical discussions any facts and interpretations that contest the celebratory story and make people uncomfortable—such as the genocide of indigenous people as the foundational act in the creation of the United States—suddenly the value of history drops precipitously and one is asked, "Why do you insist on dwelling on the past?"
Some aspects of the conventional story are true en... (show quote)


Perhaps, in your all-knowing wisdom, you can name one civilization, just one who did not indulge in the same behavior. Chinese? Hindu? Muslim? Greek? Roman? European? African? How about the Hittites? The Egyptians? Maybe the Chaldeans? Babylonians? Assyrians? Mongols? Let's have it, Mr. Morality.
Peace, Love and [Red] Tofu.
 
Nov 23, 2017 20:46:35   #
RETW wrote:
Would you believe the email spell checker did not recognize the word
Murgatroyd?

Heavens to Mergatroyd!

Lost Words from our childhood:
Words gone as fast as the buggy whip!
Sad really!

Well, I hope you are Hunky Dory after you read this and chuckle.

About a month ago, I illuminated some old expressions
that have become obsolete because of the inexorable march of technology.
These phrases included
“Don’t touch that dial,”
“Carbon copy,”
“You sound like a broken record”
and “Hung out to dry.”

Back in the olden days we had a lot of ‘moxie.’
We’d put on our best ‘bib and tucker’ to’ straighten up and fly right’.

Heavens to Betsy!
Gee whillikers!
Jumping Jehoshaphat!
Holy moley!

We were ‘in like Flynn’ and ‘living the life of Riley’',
and even a regular guy couldn’t accuse us of
being a knucklehead, a nincompoop or a pill.
Not for all the tea in China!

Back in the olden days, life used to be swell, but when’s the last time
anything was swell?

Swell has gone the way of beehives, pageboys and the D.A.;
of spats, knickers, fedoras, poodle skirts, saddle shoes
and pedal pushers...AND DON'T FORGET... Saddle Stitched Pants

Oh, my aching back! Kilroy was here, but he isn’t anymore.

We wake up from what surely has been just a short nap, and before we can
say, Well, I’ll be ‘a monkey’s uncle!’ Or, This is a ‘fine kettle of fish’!
We discover that the words we grew up with, the words that seemed omnipresent, as oxygen, have vanished with scarcely a notice from our tongues and our pens and our keyboards.

Poof, go the words of our youth, the words we’ve left behind

We blink, and they’re gone.

Where have all those great phrases gone? ( My Favorite)" Let's all go to the beach Saturday"....

Long gone:
Pshaw,
The milkman did it.
Hey! It’s your nickel.
Don’t forget to pull the chain.
Knee high to a grasshopper.
Well, Fiddlesticks!
Going like sixty.
I’ll see you in the funny papers.
Don’t take any wooden nickels.

Wake up and smell the roses.

It turns out there are more of these lost words and expressions than Carter
has liver pills. This can be disturbing stuff! ("Carter's Little Liver Pills" are gone too!)

We of a certain age have been blessed to live in changeable times.
For a child each new word is like a shiny toy, a toy that has no age. We
at the other end of the chronological arc have the advantage of remembering there are words
that once did not exist and there were words that once strutted their hour upon the
earthly stage and now are heard no more, except in our collective memory.

It’s one of the greatest advantages of aging.

Leaves us to wonder where Superman will find a phone booth...

See ya later, alligator!

Okidoki

WE ARE THE CHILDREN OF THE FABULOUS 50'S AND 60'S..

NO ONE WILL EVER HAVE THAT OPPORTUNITY AGAIN...

GOD GAVE US ONE OF OUR MOST PRECIOUS GIFTS:

............OUR MEMORIES.........


RETW
Would you believe the email spell checker did not ... (show quote)

That's odd, my spell check recognized it. Then again, my spell check has a rather large vocabulary.
Nov 23, 2017 20:36:32   #
peter11937 wrote:
I am thinkinh of adopting Wonder Warthog as as avatar, what do you think? https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=wonder+warthog+images&qpvt=wonder+warthog+images&FORM=IGRE


I LIKE it!
Nov 23, 2017 17:19:49   #
no propaganda please wrote:
Then may I suggest an illiterate cat?


May I suggest you clean it up?
Nov 23, 2017 11:41:46   #
Bad Bob wrote:
How bout Haggis-flavored tofu?


Don't have any sheep. Can I interest you in the newest flavor of the month? Possum Innards?
Nov 23, 2017 11:39:11   #
Nickolai wrote:
Some aspects of the conventional story are true enough. But it's also true that by 1637 Massachusetts Gov. John Winthrop was proclaiming a thanksgiving for the successful massacre of hundreds of Pequot Indian men, women and children, part of the long and bloody process of opening up additional land to the English invaders. The pattern would repeat itself across the continent until between 95 and 99 percent of American Indians had been exterminated and the rest were left to assimilate into white society or die off on reservations, ( concentration camps) out of the view of polite society. The first president, George Washington, in 1783 said he preferred buying Indians' land rather than driving them off it because that was like driving "wild beasts" from the forest. He compared Indians to wolves, "both being beasts of prey, tho' they differ in shape." Thomas Jefferson—president #3 and author of the Declaration of Independence, which refers to Indians as the "merciless Indian Savages"—was known to romanticize Indians and their culture, but that didn't stop him in 1807 from writing to his secretary of war that in a coming conflict with certain tribes, "[W]e shall destroy all of them."

How does a country deal with the fact that some of its most revered historical figures had certain moral values and political views virtually identical to Nazis? Here's how "respectable" politicians, pundits, and professors play the game: When invoking a grand and glorious aspect of our past, then history is all-important. We are told how crucial it is for people to know history, and there is much hand wringing about the younger generations' lack of knowledge about, and respect for, that history. In the United States, we hear constantly about the deep wisdom of the founding fathers, the adventurous spirit of the early explorers, the gritty determination of those who "settled" the country—and about how crucial it is for children to learn these things. But when one brings into historical discussions any facts and interpretations that contest the celebratory story and make people uncomfortable—such as the genocide of indigenous people as the foundational act in the creation of the United States—suddenly the value of history drops precipitously and one is asked, "Why do you insist on dwelling on the past?"
Some aspects of the conventional story are true en... (show quote)


First off, Pequots are not Iroquois. I know you progressives think one Injun is as good as another for conservative castigation purposes.
I have tried, to no avail, to explain historical reality in terms simple enough for anyone with a fourth grade education to understand. It did not work.
 
Nov 23, 2017 11:27:56   #
Bad Bob wrote:
I'm not a progressive, I'm a commie-fascist.


In that case, no borscht-flavored tofu.
Nov 23, 2017 11:25:09   #
Nickolai wrote:
Don't you people ever read a history book ?? They raided the loges the Iroquois had stored food for the winter Burned the store houses and their housing lodges leaving the survivors to survive the winter with out food or lodging. Nice guy's those Pilgrim's, if they caught a native hunting on the Sabbath they would tie them to a tree and whip them with a bull whip


Who wrote this? Was it Marx, or Engels? The Iroquois stomping ground was a long way from the Massachusetts coast.
Nov 23, 2017 11:24:08   #
archie bunker wrote:
How bout a kitten?

I doubt I could afford the cat litter.
Nov 23, 2017 11:20:58   #
Bad Bob wrote:
I hope not.


You don't like radish flavored tofu? That's not very progressive of you.
Nov 23, 2017 11:08:11   #
Bad Bob wrote:
Bless your heart Loki.


That won't get you an extra helping of radish flavored tofu.
 
Nov 23, 2017 10:50:03   #
Bad Bob wrote:
Hell no Alabama is worst than Jooga.


Georgians can spell Georgia; an accomplishment that seems to have eluded you. Dear me, just listen to you! How you DO go on!
Did I mention that Georgians also know the difference between worse, and worst.
The difference between adverbs and adjectives.
Peace, Love and tofu.
Nov 23, 2017 10:16:43   #
Bad Bob wrote:


You mean you DON'T live in Alabama?
Nov 23, 2017 10:11:39   #
Bad Bob wrote:
I know Loki, he just can't mind his own business.


You mean you DO live in Alabama?
Nov 23, 2017 08:06:20   #
Pennylynn wrote:
Which part, putting me on your ignore list or my comment about you may have converted to a Liberal Snowflake? Actually, I do not believe for one moment that you have converted, you would have to loose some brain cells first.


I would never put you on ignore; that would be terribly rude and offensive. As I explained to slatten49, already I am walking on my knuckles rather than dragging them. Pretty soon I will be as perfect an example of Homo Erectus Liberalis as you could wish for. I'm working on the stupid part.
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