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Comment by Joan Denoo on January 13, 2014 at 9:36pm

Napoleon, the photo of this lynching is real. 

"Lawrence Beitler  (1885 - 1960, 74 years[1]) was a studio photographer who on August 7, 1930, took a photograph of the lynching of Thomas Shipp and Abram Smith, which has become an iconic representation of the history of the period. In 1982, 64-years later, James Cameron published A Time of Terror.[2]"

The Emotional Psychology of Lynching

It is a part of USA history that cannot be denied. Nor can the role of religious hatred. They come from the same ball of string.  

Comment by Napoleon Bonaparte on January 13, 2014 at 4:33pm

So it's a lynching, eh ! What the fuck ! Those people look modern so it couldn't have been too long ago.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 13, 2014 at 4:26pm

Replace that barbaric image of hangings with one of life as a gift to be celebrated. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on January 13, 2014 at 3:54pm

Joan, thanks for posting the Billie Holiday song.  That's one of her quintessential songs that elicits disturbing images that, unfortunately, portray a reality that was common in our recent past. 

Powerful words.......

Billie Holiday – Strange Fruit Lyrics

Songwriters: FROST,DAMON/PHIRI,AARON /
Southern trees bear a strange fruit,
Blood on the leaves and blood at the root,
Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze,
Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees.

Pastoral scene of the gallant south,
The bulging eyes and the twisted mouth,
Scent of magnolias, sweet and fresh,
Then the sudden smell of burning flesh.

Here is fruit for the crows to pluck,
For the rain to gather, for the wind to suck,
For the sun to rot, for the trees to drop,
Here is a strange and bitter crop.
Comment by Napoleon Bonaparte on January 13, 2014 at 3:49pm

By the way, are those two guys hanging from the tree for real or is it just some kind of Halloween stunt thing ?

Comment by Napoleon Bonaparte on January 13, 2014 at 3:15pm

The Black Rhino is as good as extinct. The huge numbers which existed a few decades ago are gone along with habitat which supported them, now just a few thousand survive in areas supervised and protected by the greatest apes of all.

The Black Rhino will never recover and live on the lands it once did so shooting an old one which has become a pest is a good idea ? Right ? No, out of respect for our fellow mammals we should care for them in their old age until their natural deaths, for they soon will be lost to nature altogether.

All people, who realize the majority of natural mammals and their habitat are extinct in the sense of being lost to nature, and love and respect them, should ensure good care of the remaining few under our supervision and protection, out of respect and dignity.

This planned killing is unlawful and professional legal advice would be required to enforce the law. Alternatively, the key players should be taken out by way of intimidation, violence or other means.

Comment by booklover on January 13, 2014 at 2:08pm
I got into a big argument with my sister while instant-messaging with her on FB last night. A friend of hers, that is "against homosexuality", posted that he worked at Chik-Fil-A. I asked her if that was true, or was he trying to be funny. She got mad and said he got a job there. My sister is REALLY not homophobic one bit, and even supports things openly on FB having to do with gay marriage, etc. Now this guy and I got into it once when I put something up about what a jerk Some politician was for speaking at an anti-gay rally. My sister says it's just a difference of opinion, and he's not a bigot. I say ANYONE who condones anything having to do with an anti-gay rally is a bigot. She either WON'T understand me, or she's dumb. I say you're known by the company you keep, and if he put that he works at Chik-Fil-A as a jab at gay people, she should say something about it. It's funny, because on his page today it's gone, and it says he works where it's always said he works. My sister and I aren't speaking at the moment, because she's mad I called her friend a bigot, and I think she's dumb.
Comment by Patricia on January 13, 2014 at 1:19pm

I can't begin to describe how angry this made me when it was on the news about the black rhino!

Comment by booklover on January 13, 2014 at 12:47pm

Awww Joan, that's an adorable picture!  And you are right, we are all in this together! :)

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 13, 2014 at 12:45pm

We are all in this together! 

 

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