In my case, have not written Anything on this my blog for… I can’t rememember how long.
Have been fairly busy on facebook, twitter n a thing called koo, which aspires to be like twitter. …And here are some of my gems(!), which I had shared over all above.
On Gun control (in the US):
and a few more in that vein.
Then quite a few on (against) Abortion. These were very much responding to telecasts over BBC and CNN; (Indians generally don’t care so long as the Awl is not up theirs, and the Indian media is happy to cater to them).
no. 4 is important
Right on the Independence Day of India, the 15th of August, facebook saw fit to block poor ole me. …It is Very much in the grips of the right-wing bjp, currently the ruling party of India.
Why was I blocked? No info. But I suspect, my posts. Do You find these wrong?
And then, when Twitter Unblocked me (!) and I found my pope‘s mewlings, though in and by himself he is a Very good man (and a Poor leader, in my opinion), I dished off these to him.
Am trying to work more on my Novel. Wish me luck. With Love to You All, Yesudas.
dtp, I am an Indian. A catholic priest aged 74 yrs. that shd say something. …whatever the backgrounds, I appreciate Will for standing up for his wife. It is Chris n the Oscar committee that should apologize. if somebody talks of violence, it is Chris who is guilty.
The past two years have been eventful for the world. First, Covid dominated the news. Now, the tragic war in Ukraine (with 115 children killed, 140 injured, an untold number orphaned, and 1.5 million made refugees) is a major focus .
The following events have, also, taken place. They demonstrate that evil never rests:
Incest — Gucci heiress, Alexandra Zarini, has alleged that her stepfather, Joseph Ruffalo, sexually abused her between the ages of six and twenty-two. Her lawsuit has fractured the family, and confirmed that wealth is no safeguard against child abuse .
Catholic Church Sex Scandal — Retired Pope Benedict XVI (former Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger) has asked forgiveness from victims for his mishandling of four Catholic Church sex abuse cases . Ratzinger did not in so many words apologize or accept blame. He continues to deny personal responsibility for the rapes and sodomy perpetuated by his failure to…
To give credit, he is not the only one who was bold.
Let us Salute Gandhiji, Martin L King, Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela, to name Just a few.
A (Zen) master was told by a king(?) …Don’t You know i can run You through? To which the Master had replied: ‘Don’t You know i am one who is Ready to be run through?!
I shall Always remember and salute The Man in front of the Tanks.
Unlike these Lynchers who HAVE to be in groups to beat up lone men.
Seems Very hard to find men of courage, who can speak their mind against Injustice and Tyranny in India these days.
I don’t thnk ANY of Us (Bloggers) would be ready be Subject to somebody. It takes some doing to remain that way. But in these days of So-called Democracy, We have to make the Masses understand this. That takes plenty of doing, too! 🙂
It seems some momma told her (grown up) child living abroad and phoning her, that putin was a god.
And what has putin done? After getting all those Mega bucks out of Oil, etc, started paying the pensions and made sure the peasants had enough to eat. …modi is doing at least the second (though it is not even enough). This has been enough for the Majority of #russia and #India. A bag of grain Though the foot is on the Neck/Head.
And that is being a Subject, a gulaam, a sheep of George Orwell.
The World has a veritable Habit of making mountains out of molehills.
Eg, Will Smith’s slap, and Biden’s faux pas about putin not to be allowed to stay in power, which is Absolutely Right, of course.
And ‘Ignoring Logs in the eye!’
How many are talking about putinbombing Civilian areas of Ukraine, Not allowing People to go to Safety out of Mariupol?
Let me go back to Will Smith.
Throw that trophy in their faces, Will.
A slap and a (verbal) Insult? What is the difference? Unless We take this Stupid Indian court’s ruling: It’s Not hate speech if said with a smile! In which case I say Up theirs, with the requisite smile, of course.
[Regarding the above picture, let’s not think this happens regularly. The very opposite is true. For above event, in 2012, I think, the team were given the nod for it by the management. And who gives the nod to the management? 🙂 modi is another putin in the making, my Dear Folks.]
The White/Fair-Skinned think they are better. True, Most of them progressed Much faster because they advanced techologically. And Why and How was this?
The Land they lived in gave better yield both in grain and livestock. Try to raise crops in Serengeti.
This gave them the energy and the time to explore for metals and to work on them. The African or the South American, and the like, had to chase their meal for hours and hours.
Let’s talk Beauty. While We have All found Beauty from All across the Globe, isn’t it true that We find Our Own the most beautiful?
In the sight of God, for those who would subscribe to this, a certain section of His children/creation just cannot be better than another.
Those who believe in Racism, (there are Plenty of those), are cursed by the powers that be. See what happened to that supremo with the short moustache!
After about 13 decades, the pope is bleating on Ukraine. Ok, that is an improvement. But getting to 28 from 3, while being an improvement, is still Failure. …kirill, of course, has done not even that much.
Doing a wrong, and standing by idly, – when you have the power to stop it, – what difference?
This Women’s History Month has seen our world become even more turbulent, with women and children at the forefront of displacement and terror overseas as women elsewhere try to earn recognition for who we are and all we do. I have tried, and failed, to take a break from all the stories of women who are missing, violated and losing children to senseless violence.
One step forward, two steps back, right?
Yet and still, as women always have, we will rise above the circumstances dictated by our families and societies and professional worlds to stamp our signatures to great moments we create every single day. I am in awe of women I can see doing business, running businesses, centering families, caring for animals and people, saving lives, donating money, volunteering for necessary causes, pursuing education and more.
I can see women fighting for justice for themselves, their children or relatives…