Says it all...

Says it all...
The Dixie Dove

January 24, 2015

ARE WE IN HELL?

I have been thinking that we were in hell for a while. Maybe that's the only logical philosophical explanation for the troubles of Earth. BUT I BELIEVE WE CAN WORK OUR WAY OUT OF HELL!
MAYBE WE'RE IN THE UNIVERSAL PRISON FOR THOSE UNWORTHY OF PERFECT LOVE AND LIVING IN HEAVEN...?

January 21, 2015

Obama Best Prez Since FDR

If you don't know that President Obama is the best we've seen since FDR then you just don't know our history. It may feel good to focus on some 'good thing' he hasn't done and pat yourself on the back as being superior, as if you could have accomplished more, but it's just not true. Just look at the one HUGE thing he did recently he did by opening up the US to Cuba. ANY previous president since JFK could have done that by fiat and only president Obama DID IT! You don't think it's HUGE? Read this...President Obama's change of our immigration policy and Cuba policy (by executive order) changes civilization for the better! This man will be on money someday.

-MEXICO CITY — Cuba has been the epicenter of anti-Americanism in modern Latin America. As a political ideology it was born during the Spanish-American War of 1898, reached its height with the victory of the Cuban Revolution in 1959, and may now, through a singularly courageous move by President Obama, have begun its final decline.
The agreement to re-establish diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba will face serious problems: the opposition of conservative American legislators, as well as a tortuous path toward civil and political liberties in Cuba(the recent detention of bloggers trying to expand the range of free speech in Cuba is a bad omen). But acclaim for the agreement is widespread in Latin America. By his historic announcement on Dec. 17, Obama has begun to dismantle one of the most deeply rooted ideological passions of the southern continent.-cont
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/08/opinion/enrique-krauze-end-of-anti-americanism.html

January 19, 2015

A Walk With MLK-My proudest day.

One bright morning when I was a 12 year old boy living in Sandy Springs GA, my mother June announced to my younger brother and sister and me that we weren't going to school that day. She told us to dress nice and get in the car. We only found out as we were leaving the house that we were going to march in Martin Luther King's funeral procession.
It was a short quiet drive. I don't care for crowds and I was worried that this was going to be a long hard sermon to listen to, but I knew we were doing the right thing. We had mostly grown up in the poorer parts of various southern towns and we were used to both colors of people sharing the streets, but this was an amazing feeling to be the only people of one color we saw in such a large crowd. I wasn't surprised at how warm and comfortable it felt. And I realized immediately what a good idea Momma had to come there.
The entire walk and service seem like a beautiful, if melancholy dream. Never had we felt such an outpouring of peace and goodwill through such sadness. All of us have shared our memories over the years, many times. The whole event passed like a song, but midway through my younger brother, only 8, began fidgeting, being so short he was staring at people's stomachs and bored. Then slowly and quietly, without a word, a tall strong man standing behind Steve reached down and picked him up over his head and gently placed him on his shoulders so he could see. Steve was quietly mesmerized and still says it was the most amazing experience he ever had to be lifted up over the crowd and to watch the whole panorama from his private box.
It was a small piece of heaven on earth that the reverend brought to all of us there that day. My mother and sister and brother and I all agree that was all of our proudest day. Not for anything we've done to help with King's cause, but what we did for ourselves by being there. It changed us. It was a religious experience.
When I see pictures of the good doctor and his statue on the mall, he is very real to me. He is still alive, I'm sure of it.
And I wouldn't be at all surprised if he came back one bright morning.

January 18, 2015

God is Science Science is God

This sentence is a word palindrome rather than a letter palindrome.

January 15, 2015

#JESUISPOPEFRANCIS

JE SUIS POPE FRANCIS!

I hate it when silly shallow people think that their pet causes are 'black and white, go grey area, right and wrong, good or bad'. NOTHING in this universe is 'black and white' PHYSICS isn't black and white and while I defend free speech I don't defend bullying and harassment...
JE SUIS POPE FRANCIS!

POPE SLAMS CHARLIE HEBDO! YES!

 This is EXACTLY what I've been saying about this story!
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/01/15/pope-on-charlie-hebdo-there-are-limits-to-freedom-expression-when-faith-is/

January 14, 2015

The world can have peace, we just don't seem to want it.

It's all just a set of a lot of Bad Rules, from Geography to Criminology.

The United Nations Must Govern the Holy Lands

After thousands of years of various sects of society justifying their hateful acts by pointing to hateful acts committed by those who they are at odds with, in the past...I'm afraid it will take a nuclear holocaust for us to realize that the world's reaction to the Jewish Holocaust was not a healing response. It was like giving in to the Nazis racist philosophy when the world decided that Jews could not safely live amongst other races and religions and the decision to create a state for them, based on race and religion must have made Hitler smile in his grave. We will not have peace until the United Nations is given real power as a world government and begins enforcing the law and legal boundaries in the Holy Lands.

I do mean re-enforcing the original contract between world powers and the Palestinians to re-create the nation state of Israel. No matter what the cost of doing this safely, for all involved, the benefits to the region and all inhabitants and the world as a whole would be great.

I would not say this if I didn't think the citizens of Israel would not benefit equally as the citizens of Palestine. God help me it's true. 

The World created Israel and we must defend it and guide it. JE SUIS ISRAELIS!. Israel is a world nation. 

January 12, 2015

"The Nigger lover's dead" TRUE STORY

Those were the words that informed me of the assassination of president John F. Kennedy fifty odd years ago. The words weren't spoken by an individual, they were sung by a small makeshift choir gathered around the driver of a school bus in Greenville South Carolina where I lived at the time.

I was eight years old and despite the rampant racism in the south, I didn't hear the 'N' word too often. My white family didn't use it and in the all white segregated school I went to and community I lived in Black folks were almost invisible and therefore not available to be abused by this hate speech.

This small bus load of white elementary school boys had been shuttled from school to the Young Men's Christian Association for pee wee football practice and we were on our way home when I heard the 'song'.

I was sitting near the back of the bus and as it rumbled along I absentmindedly didn't notice that most of the other kids had gathered around the bus driver at the front, in a tight bunch. When the song started I couldn't make out the words, but the dirge-like chanting immediately made me feel as if I had crossed into some otherworldly nightmare and I was listening to the chanting of witches...I thought this to myself just before the words became clear to me..."The Nigger lover's dead...The Nigger lover's dead...The Nigger lover's dead..." over and over again, it went on and on and sent a chill down my spine though I had no idea what they were singing about. Even when we got off the bus (back at school) and another kid my age smiled at me and gleefully repeated the phrase...I still didn't know.

I walked home and when I entered the house and the living room I found my mother and our Black babysitter Mariah in a huddle of sobbing and wailing on the couch. My mother June looked up at me with her tortured red tear-soaked face and just shook her head and put it back down...I walked through the hall to my bedroom and I still wasn't sure what had happened, but I knew someone good had been killed and I remember thinking to myself that we weren't going to be happy anymore for a very long time.

Years passed, other tragedies happened and were grieved, MLK, Bobby Kennedy...and in 1990 I moved to Boston Massachusetts. One day as I walked down Commonwealth Avenue, under the CITGO sign, I passed an elderly AfrAmerican man walking the opposite way on the sidewalk. As I nodded, a car full of young white men drove passed us and shouted "Nigger!" in unison. As I barked "Fuck you!" they retorted "Nigger lover!" and sped away. I looked back at the gentleman and said, "I'm sorry about that." He just smiled a sad smile and said, "That's OK," and kept on walking.

Ironically, that's the only time anyone ever called me that horrid phrase to my face - not far from JFK's birthplace. At that time I worked for the The Nurses Health Study at Brigham and Women's hospital, under Dr. Walter Willett. I was a lowly clerical worker and my favorite convo-friend was a young AfrAmerican woman named Tamara. We talked about pop-culture and politics and just stuff. She was surprised that (with me a southern white) we got along so well. One day she shared that she felt uncomfortable in Boston whenever she left her Dorchester neighborhood. She said that people treated her 'funny' as in not nice. And she told me that whenever she had rarely ventured outside of the city then white people treated her like an 'alien from outer space'. We worked together for two years and at one point before I moved back south Tamara asked me if it was a good idea for her to go with her mom and visit relatives in North Carolina. I told her I thought it would be ok, so she did. When Tamara came back from a week long trip she had had an epiphany. She said that for the first time in her life she had gone to convenience store in 'the country' operated by white people and they treated her 'like just another customer'. A few months later she chose to move to NC with her relatives. True story, no bull.

I don't think America is worse than other nations in terms of racism. In some ways you can argue that the United States is the only place racially diverse enough to be considered a true test of a society's ability to peacefully integrate different races. Barack Obama being elected president surely doesn't mean the end of racism in America, but in my opinion - and I think that of my mother June, who passed on some years back - I believe that it is the greatest moment in the history of our country.

Freedom of speech does not mean freedom to verbally attack people as Hebdo does.

It is a fact that here in the USA we control the free speech of hate groups. When the KKK asks for a permit to march through downtown Atlanta the city government says
- 'Ok, but because of your being so provocative you will be creating a conflict that endangers the general public. So we, [the government] are obligated to hire hundreds of security officers to keep the situation safe. So, if you want to have a parade you will have to pay a few million dollars for state security'-
And that is why you never see a KKK parade in any metropolitan area. Charlie Hebdo Hate-speech should be controlled by this same means.

January 11, 2015

The United Nations Must Govern the Holy Lands

After thousands of years of various sects of society justifying their hateful acts by pointing to hateful acts committed by those who they are at odds with, in the past...I'm afraid it will take a nuclear holocaust for us to realize that the world's reaction to the Jewish Holocaust was not a healing response. It was like giving in to the Nazis racist philosophy when the world decided that Jews could not safely live amongst other races and religions and the decision to create a state for them, based on race and religion must have made Hitler smile in his grave. We will not have peace until the United Nations is given real power as a world government and begins enforcing the law and legal boundaries in the Holy Lands.

January 10, 2015

ONE STATE SOLUTION

True, but only if they first escaped the imprisonment camp which they are now forced into.