PRESIDENT IKE MADE THE KLAN GET OUT OF THE WAY!"
Homo Escapeon's Lonely Hearts Club Band
400 years ago in 1607, John Smith of Pocahontas fame, landed in Jamestown, Virginia, where the first 20 African slaves were purchased 12 short years later, and Slavery is legalized by 1661.
200 years ago on March 25th, 1807, the abolition of the slave trade was is enacted throughout the British Empire. In the USA the importation of slaves was banned in 1808 but the end of slavery was not enacted until the ratification of the 13th Amendment on Dec 6th 1865.
50 years ago in 1957, desegregation of Little Rock Central High School is enforced by President Dwight (Ike) Eisenhower, who sends 10,000 Troops to Arkansas to allow 9 students to pass through a blockade set up by the Governor.
Ike's Administration passes the Civil Rights Acts in 1957 and 1960.
Now here we are in 2007.
I am turning 50, and I find it totally depressing that apartheid and slavery were still prevalent here in North America when I was born and has continued to this day in various forms throughtout the world.
This sad testament to the dark side of humanity is still lingering 150,00 years after we became 'human'...
can you believe that?
My favorite example of how to 'beat the system' and 'stick it to the MAN' comes courtesy of the enigmatic Actor Marlon Brando.
Brando avoided induction into the US Army by being declared 'psychoneurotic' or what was then commonly referred to as being 'crazy'.
When Marlon filled in the administrative forms:
under the question RACE
he wrote HUMAN
and under COLOUR
he wrote IT VARIES.
Brilliant..and that pretty much sums it up for me.