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The Patient Ox (aka Hénock Gugsa)

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** TPO **
A personal blog with diverse topicality and multiple interests!

On the menu ... politics, music, poetry, and other good stuff.
There is humor, but there is blunt seriousness here as well!

Parfois, on parle français ici aussi. Je suis un francophile .... Bienvenue à tous!

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Victory in Rural France (La victoire de la ruralité)

Victory in Rural France

Victory in rural France ===> Morris, the rooster, can now legally resume his early morning cock-a-doodle-doings to his heart's content! A Rochefort court tribunal has not only ruled in favor of the king of the roost, but has penalized the plaintiffs 1000 € (euros) for damages and for making such a fuss !!! 💙

አስደሳች ድል ለአቶ ሞሪስ ===> በፈረንሳይ ገጠር በ ሳን-ፒየር-ዶሌሮን የሚኖረው አውራ ዶሮ ፥ ሞሪስ ፥ እንደልቡ የፈለገውን ያህ ማለዳ ጠዋት እንዲጮህ በሕግ ተፈቀደለት ። እንዲያውም ዳኛው ከሣሾችን በሞሪስ ላይ ስላደረጉት የመንፈስ ሽብር አንድ ሺ (1000 ዩሮ € ) እንዲከፍሉ በተጨማሪ ፈርዶባቸዋል !!! 💙

La victoire de la ruralité ===> Le coq Maurice pourra continuer ses vocalises matinales. Le tribunal de Rochefort (Charente-Maritime) a tranché jeudi 5 septembre. Faute de preuve, la juge a débouté les plaignants, condamnés à verser 1000 euros de dommages et intérêts !!! 💙

Saturday, August 31, 2019

[A Hateful World - a Sad Tale] ~ From: Steven Pokin

Medgar Evers (1925-1963)

[ A Hateful World - a Sad Tale ]
From:  Steven Pokin* on Facebook - August 23, 2019
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This is where the two little sons of Civil Rights activist Medgar Evers slept. When he had this house built in Jackson, Mississippi, he had the window you see elevated to make it less likely his children would be shot.

He had the house built without a front door for security reasons. The main entrance was at the side of the house, at the end of a car port.

His house was the only one on the street that had small stones and gravel on a flat roof. That way, it would not catch fire is someone tossed a lit torch on the roof.

He had his children’s mattresses placed directly on the floor to make them less visible targets.

He told his wife and children to sit on the floor while watching TV.

In 1963, he was the NAACP’s first Mississippi field director. Three times that year, someone had fired into his home.

As a boy, he had witnessed the separate lynchings of a black man and a 10-year-old black boy — who had made the mistake of going to the whites-only county fair.

On June 10, he was not home when someone tried to enter through the rear door of his home. His wife moved the refrigerator to block entry. They left the refrigerator there.

That week, President John Fitzgerald Kennedy spoke to the nation about civil rights, justice and a more perfect union. The President said it was coming and he asked the nation to give him time that, ultimately, he did not have.

Medgar Evers gave a speech in Jackson the night of June 11,1963. He returned home — to this home — lugging many T-shirts that he planned to give out at a rally the next day. They said: “Say No to Jim Crow.”

He was excited about the President’s speech.

He parked behind his wife’s car in the driveway and was almost in the car port when an assassin across the street shot him with a high-powered rifle.

No ambulance came.

A neighbor took him to the whites-only hospital. Doctors were unsure if they should treat him. They were out of “Negro blood” and feared they could lose their medical licenses if they used white blood to try to save a black man.

Then, a white doctor stepped in and said none of that mattered and worked valiantly to try to save the life of Medgar Evers, who had served this country at the invasion of Normandy.

He died about 40 minutes after being shot.

The bullet entered his back, came out his chest, went through a window, went through an interior wall leading to the kitchen and left a dent in the refrigerator.

I touched that dent today. Then, I went into the bedroom and saw the mattresses on the floor with the Teddy Bears on them.

I have never before felt history the way I felt it today.

Steven Pokin - reporter for the Springfield News-Leader

Comment by Hénock Gugsa ===> The underbelly of hateful and murderous racism ! This was and probably is still an unknown episode in the shameful chapters of America's history. And now, some ugly remnants are desperately trying to bring it back because that was when "America was great" !!! 😡😡😡