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DAVID EVANS ON RIGHTS AND WRONGS
« on: June 10, 2012, 09:02:40 am »
DAVID EVANS:

Reggie,

 

Recently someone quoted from Chief Justice of the U. S. Supreme Court Roger Brooke Taney’s words in the Dred Scott Decision “… they [African Americans] had no rights which the white man was bound to respect,” and, as in the 1970s, I added the old rural Arkansas retort, “He who refuses to respect my rights should perhaps be made to dread my wrongs,” and the retort was considered “too militant” by certain folk (smile).  Oh well, “… plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose…“

 

Reminds me a little bit of the criticism when a certain president responds to attacks by his challenger (smile).

 

 

Best regards,

 

 

Dave

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Re: DAVID EVANS ON RIGHTS AND WRONGS
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2012, 04:55:01 pm »
Errrrr ... May come as a surprise to some, but my calendar shows the present year to be 2012, not 1857.   ::)
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It is like a vapor,
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Re: DAVID EVANS ON RIGHTS AND WRONGS
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2012, 11:34:11 am »
Never forget
"Seek first to understand, then to be understood."
"Be hard on systems, but soft on people."

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Re: DAVID EVANS ON RIGHTS AND WRONGS
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2012, 06:11:03 pm »

                     The Holy Book of Babar 1:1
The spirit of emptiness is immortal.
It is called the Great Mother
because it gives birth to Heaven and Earth.
It is like a vapor,
barely seen but always present.
Use it effortlessly.

Tao Te Ching, Ch. 6

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Re: DAVID EVANS ON RIGHTS AND WRONGS
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2012, 06:44:02 pm »
Yep, they sure don't... ;D
"Heave Ho!!! Over The Side You Go!"

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Re: DAVID EVANS ON RIGHTS AND WRONGS
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2012, 10:23:41 pm »
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Good one, Battle.
(Just remember, after Dumbo was pushed over the edge and plummeted, he flewwwwww skyward!)

(Oh, and Curtis, I do get your message and can only imagine the smile on your face as you were writing it. ;) Particularly phrased that way, I do hear what you are saying. But when I heard the phrase ... well ... I just couldn't resist, haha).
The spirit of emptiness is immortal.
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It is like a vapor,
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Use it effortlessly.

Tao Te Ching, Ch. 6

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Re: DAVID EVANS ON RIGHTS AND WRONGS
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2012, 10:26:57 pm »
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Good one, Battle.
(Just remember, after Dumbo was pushed over the edge and plummeted, he flewwwwww skyward!)




That's only because Dumbo was carrying the magic feather.  The political opposition has no idea what the magic feather is...   ...or where to get it! ;)

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Re: DAVID EVANS ON RIGHTS AND WRONGS
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2012, 11:07:11 pm »
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Good one, Battle.
(Just remember, after Dumbo was pushed over the edge and plummeted, he flewwwwww skyward!)

That's only because Dumbo was carrying the magic feather.  The political opposition has no idea what the magic feather is...   ...or where to get it! ;)


;D Hahahaha! We are one step ahead of you:


The spirit of emptiness is immortal.
It is called the Great Mother
because it gives birth to Heaven and Earth.
It is like a vapor,
barely seen but always present.
Use it effortlessly.

Tao Te Ching, Ch. 6

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Re: DAVID EVANS ON RIGHTS AND WRONGS
« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2012, 11:17:14 pm »


No...  that's not it...
http://www.magicfeatherinc.com/
...that feather is from an albatross. ;D





The politcal opposition needs the magic feather from a crow to fly skyward! ;)

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Re: DAVID EVANS ON RIGHTS AND WRONGS
« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2012, 11:35:00 pm »
Ha (love that graphic).

But ... Battle ... don't you remember ... at the end of the film, he learned that the "magic" in the feather was just made up, phony, and that he didn't need it to fly. He could fly on his own. That was the message.

The spirit of emptiness is immortal.
It is called the Great Mother
because it gives birth to Heaven and Earth.
It is like a vapor,
barely seen but always present.
Use it effortlessly.

Tao Te Ching, Ch. 6

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Re: DAVID EVANS ON RIGHTS AND WRONGS
« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2012, 11:51:31 pm »
... at the end of the film, he learned that the "magic" in the feather was just made up, phony, and that he didn't need it to fly. He could fly on his own. That was the message.




Well, there you have it...

That's the difference between fiction and reality. The political opposition is gonna need quite a few magic feathers to fly. I doubt that they could make that elephant fly on its own.

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Re: DAVID EVANS ON RIGHTS AND WRONGS
« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2012, 12:12:51 am »
... at the end of the film, he learned that the "magic" in the feather was just made up, phony, and that he didn't need it to fly. He could fly on his own. That was the message.
Well, there you have it...
That's the difference between fiction and reality. The political opposition is gonna need quite a few magic feathers to fly. I doubt that they could make that elephant fly on its own.

Ohhhh sheeeesh, Battle. I tee'ed that one right up for you, and you missed the ball.  You shouldda said:

But ... Battle ... don't you remember ... at the end of the film, he learned that the "magic" in the feather was just made up, phony, and that he didn't need it to fly. He could fly on his own. That was the message.

Anyone in the political opposition who thinks its elephant can fly on its own should be called DUMBO!

 ;D
The spirit of emptiness is immortal.
It is called the Great Mother
because it gives birth to Heaven and Earth.
It is like a vapor,
barely seen but always present.
Use it effortlessly.

Tao Te Ching, Ch. 6

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Re: DAVID EVANS ON RIGHTS AND WRONGS
« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2012, 12:18:19 am »
Ohhhh sheeeesh, Battle. I tee'ed that one right up for you, and you missed the ball.  You shouldda said:


That's why they called him DUMBO!




...but that's not why he was called Dumbo.
He was called Dumbo by the other gossip mongering elephant snobs because of his big ears when he was a baby.

The point I was making in this thread is that regardless of partisanship, the Dumbo story contains some whimsical elements to the Dred Scott Decision, which was the catalyst that allowed Lincoln to win the presidential election in 1860 and at the same time, there are some similarities  as to what's happening in this year's election cycle.

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Re: DAVID EVANS ON RIGHTS AND WRONGS
« Reply #13 on: June 17, 2012, 12:41:24 am »
Haha. Only on the HEF.   ;D
Who says Battle and I don't add value  :P
The spirit of emptiness is immortal.
It is called the Great Mother
because it gives birth to Heaven and Earth.
It is like a vapor,
barely seen but always present.
Use it effortlessly.

Tao Te Ching, Ch. 6

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Re: DAVID EVANS ON RIGHTS AND WRONGS
« Reply #14 on: June 20, 2012, 10:14:28 am »
Errrrr ... May come as a surprise to some, but my calendar shows the present year to be 2012, not 1857.   ::)

Yet Republican policies would return America to the the Wild, wild west Every-Man-For-Himself John Wayne mentality of the 19th Century inspired Hillbilly Republican Logic.

Where men were men and all others knew their place.