"You want to be the pebble in the pond that creates the ripple for change." Tim Cook, CEO, Apple, Inc. Brainy Quote
Topics: Civics, Civil Rights, Diversity, Existentialism, Human Rights, LGBT Rights, Politics, Women's Rights
I've literally done all that I can do. I've blogged, I've called, I've text messaged, I've given money; I've reminded/nagged/begged. I've also early voted. It's now all up to you millennials tomorrow, and the futures you want for yourselves.
Trust me on this one: you will get older. You won't look as good as you do right now in the mirror. A car accident, a fall, a cancer diagnosis could change your world for the far worse than it is. I don't want you to find out the high cost of healthcare in this country (an oxymoron) and the high price of ignoring signs and "hoping it will go away on its own."
If you've decided not to have kids because of the terrible state of affairs in the world, that's fine too. I know a lot of couples that are childless by choice. Minus refugees fleeing the blow back from our country's debacles in Central America; climate change, minus clean water standards; minus standards of living: we're headed into 15 billion souls that will need food, clothing, healthcare and jobs with no ideas coming from the living fossils tied at the hip to the fossil fuels industry. They get to die before the impact of their blunders turn your golden years into a dystopian nightmare.
Think of it this way: if your "favorite" isn't on the ballot, if your candidate didn't move you to tears with their oratory; if you just think all this fuss is kind of dumb, what isn't is your futures. It's on the ballot tomorrow and every election after that.
It Can't Happen Here is a semi-satirical 1935 political novel by American author Sinclair Lewis, and a 1936 play adapted from the novel by Lewis and John C. Moffitt.
Published during the rise of fascism in Europe, the novel describes the rise of Berzelius "Buzz" Windrip, a demagogue who is elected President of the United States, after fomenting fear and promising drastic economic and social reforms while promoting a return to patriotism and "traditional" values. After his election, Windrip takes complete control of the government and imposes a plutocratic/totalitarian rule with the help of a ruthless paramilitary force, in the manner of Adolf Hitler and the SS. The novel's plot centers on journalist Doremus Jessup's opposition to the new regime and his subsequent struggle against it as part of a liberal rebellion.Wikipedia
I'm surprised I've not heard any parallels drawn from the plot of this novel and current events.
Like the Neanderthal nincompoop politicians lining their pockets from their 1% paymasters, I'll likely be ashes in a cemetery giving life to a maple tree (or, at least that will be my request).
I would just really appreciate a planet to supply oxygen for and clean water for my roots to drink. I tend to think you would too.
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Johnson C. Smith - The Division of Government Sponsored Programs and Research inducted seven students into its Ronald E. McNair Scholars program. This year’s theme is “Defying Gravity: Launching Scholars Academic Success.”
Topics: African Americans, Civil Rights, Education, Human Rights, Women's Rights
NASA's Opportunity Mars rover was built to operate for just 90 days, but kept going for 15 years. NASA officially declared it dead on Wednesday, and its last message to scientists before it went dark eight months ago is getting a lot of attention.
The rover spent a decade and a half sending data bursts, not words, but according to…
Huston–Tillotson University is a historically black university in Austin, Texas, United States. The school is affiliated with the United Methodist Church, the United Church of Christ, and the United Negro College Fund. Huston–Tillotson University established in 1881. The University is a member of the Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC). Their colors are maroon and white & their…
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The Talented Tenth Saga will be an 8 issue, limited run comic book series and film. This series is unique for many reasons.
First of all, it will feature real people versus hand drawn or CGI characters. This is why actors and actresses will be sought.
Secondly, the main characters in the world of The Talented Tenth Saga will be diverse as the world we live in.
And lastly, all 8 issues will be given out for free and can be read at beauty shops, barber shops, schools, libraries and other organizations in local communities starting in Madison County, Alabama and beyond. The film will be uploaded to YouTube and other platforms for free to enjoy and view.
The comic book can be downloaded on IndyPlanet.com
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Life as alpha of a werewolf pack is anything but predictable. But even Parker Berenson is surprised by the latest twist: he’s fallen in love with a space alien. Problem is, he suspects Melera, his sexy new flame, might be the serial killer terrorizing Seattle. Or maybe she isn’t. After all, just because she’s an interstellar assassin doesn’t mean she’s guilty.