We have not even to risk the adventure alone for the heroes of all time have gone before us. The labyrinth is thoroughly known … we have only to follow the thread of the hero path. And where we had thought to find an abomination we shall find a God.
And where we had thought to slay another we shall slay ourselves. Where we had thought to travel outwards we shall come to the center of our own existence. And where we had thought to be alone we shall be with all the world.”
“Good girls go to heaven. But bad girls go everywhere.
Mary Jane (Mae) West (Brookly, NYC, 1893 – Hollywood, CA 1980) was an American actress, screen writer, playwright and sex symbol, which in the 1930’s with her suggestive and sexual dialogues became very popular, but also caused much controversy. These dialogues often explored the limits of what allowed the censorship. She wrote all her texts themselves. Some of these one-liners (e.g. Come up an ‘ see me some time and Is that a gun in your pocket, or are you just glad to see me?) are still regularly cited.
After the Civil War, six all-Black regiments were sent to the western frontier and became known as the Buffalo Soldiers. The name may have derived from Native Americans comparing their curly hair to a buffalo’s fur. Another is that their bravery and ferocity in battle reminded the Indians of the way buffalo fought. Whatever the reason, the soldiers considered the name high praise, as buffalo were deeply respected by the Native peoples of the Great Plains. And eventually, the image of a buffalo became part of the 10th Cavalry’s regimental crest. These troops were on the front lines of American westward expansion, tasked with protecting railroad lines and settlers, and earned 18 medals of honor for their service during the Indian Wars. Though they were continually discriminated against — they weren’t allowed to serve back East for fear of violent pushback from white citizens — the buffalo soldiers had the “lowest desertion rates” of any regiment in the Army. In areas where Buffalo Soldiers were stationed, they sometimes suffered deadly violence at the hands of civilians.
The remarkable courage demonstrated by these proud African-American soldiers in the face of fierce combat, extreme discrimination in the Army, deadly violence from civilians and repressive Jim Crow laws continues to inspire and oppress us still.
Did you know that Harriet Tubman was not only a Union spy during the Civil War, but that she also led raids and missions? Black contributions to American military history are continually downplayed or overlooked entirely. From Crispus Attucks, the first colonist killed in the American Revolution, to Gen. Lloyd Austin, recently confirmed as the first Black secretary of defense. African Americans have played a central role in military history. ~~ Daily Dose
“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
I love this picture. It represents beauty of the struggle. "I RISE" in-ty way.
God bless America, land that I love, Stand beside her and guide her Through the night with a light from above. From the mountains, to the prairies, To the oceans white with foam, God bless America, My home sweet home.
While the storm clouds gather far across the sea, Let us swear allegiance to a land that’s free. Let us all be grateful for a land so fair, As we raise our voices in a solemn prayer:
God bless America, land that I love, Stand beside her and guide her Through the night with a light from above. From the mountains, to the prairies, To the oceans white with foam, God bless America, My home sweet home. God bless America, My home sweet home.
In August of 1925, 60,000 Ku Klux Klan members marched to the White House to display their evil-increasing numbers across America. These men and women did not cover their faces. These are possibly some of the grandmas and grandpas of those insurgents on last Wednesday.
Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to seducing spirits and teachings/doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; I Timothy 4:1-2 (THE BIBLE)
By his cunning he shall make deceit prosper under his hand, and in his own mind he shall become great. Without warning he shall destroy many. And he shall even rise up against the Prince of princes, and he shall be broken—but by no human hand. Daniel 8:25 (THE BIBLE)
And with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false, in order that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness. II Thessalonians 2:10-12 (THE BIBLE)