INTERESTING.

It was feared that Bewitched would be rejected in the South because of the positive depiction of witchcraft in the show.

It wasn’t.

It was feared that Mr. Spock would be rejected in the South because he so resembled the Devil.

He wasn’t.

It was feared that the Star Trek episode, Plato’s Stepchildren, would be rejected in the South because of the interracial kiss between William Shatner and Nichelle Nichols.

It wasn’t.

In 1985, a lovely, young lady from Beverly Hills expressed to me her fear of attending Samford University in Birmingham because she had heard that in Alabama they hanged people, and ran over people with their cars.

They didn’t.

In 1987, a hairstylist in Houston asked me how we dealt with the Klan in Alabama—since the Klan supposedly ran everything there.

We didn’t know anybody in the Klan.

It is commonly believed, all over the United States, that Southern Americans are the most ignorant Americans.

Yet it seems that Americans outside the South are more ignorant about the Southern United States than any other region of the United States.

Interesting.

A DIFFERENT APPROACH

—Original Message—

Sent: Tue, Dec 12, 2017 4:53 pm

Subject: FROM SCOTT MAYO, RE TWO ONLINE PETITIONS I HAVE STARTED

I appreciate your time and consideration, in reading this email.

For a long time now, I’ve been very concerned about the direction our country, the United States, is taking.

Since 2012, I’ve been especially concerned about the destructive impact that unrestrained Digital-Age technology—particularly cellular technology (cellphones and smartphones) and social media (Facebook, Twitter, et al)—is having on our country.

And since June 22, 2015, I’ve been especially concerned about an ongoing trend of state and local politicians censoring their constituents’ historical flags, and destroying their constituents’ historical monuments—without their constituents’ consent.  This posthumous extermination of the Confederate States of America is destructive to the United States of America—and I have been doing all I can to bring awareness to it, and to elicit the help of my fellow Southern Americans, my fellow Americans, and my fellow human beings worldwide, in stopping this destructive trend.

I have started two petitions on the website, Change.org, on which I would appreciate your adding your signature to mine.

The first is to President Trump, requesting that he remove Nikki Haley from his presidential cabinet—because Nikki Haley is the initial perpetrator of this posthumous extermination of the Confederate States of America, and because Nikki Haley is being rewarded for her exploitation of a mass murder.

The second is to Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward and the Escambia County Board of County Commissioners to return the First Confederate Flag to its rightful place in Pensacola’s Five-Flags Displays—the historical flags displays of the five nations under which Pensacola, Florida, has lived and thrived.  These local politicians have censored the First Confederate Flag from our historical flags displays since June 24, 2015—without our consent.  They have not even let us vote on this.

Our country, the United States of America, is in serious danger of self-destruction.  The sociopolitical chaos our country is experiencing in this Digital Age is unprecedented in its history.  And this sociopolitical chaos—driven by unrestrained Digital-Age technology—is spreading all over our world.

Most of us seem to be pretending that everything is fine—as if our country’s problems will simply go away if we ignore them.  But this is never the case—no country’s problems simply go away, as if by magic.

Many of us are quite aware of the danger posed to our country, but feel so powerless to do anything about it that we just give up—we just do nothing, and look forward to our deaths, or to a Biblical event that will require no action on our part.

Of course, neither of these approaches is ever effective.

We can turn our country—and our world—around.  But we can only do this together—and with small, incremental actions.

And signing online petitions is a way of taking small, incremental actions together.

Please click on the links below, and—unless either of these petitions is against everything you believe in—add your signature to these online petitions.  Your signature will be greatly appreciated—perhaps more than you know.

https://www.change.org/p/president-trump-remove-the-dishonorable-nikki-r-haley-from-your-cabinet-immediately-so-you-can-immediately-restore-some-honor-to-your-cabinet

https://www.change.org/p/pensacola-mayor-ashton-hayward-and-the-escambia-county-board-of-county-commissioners-return-the-first-confederate-flag-to-its-rightful-place-in-pensacola-s-five-flags-displays

And if you want to learn more about the issues mentioned in this email, you are welcome to view my blog, Solosocial, at solosocial.wordpress.com, and to comment on posts, if you so desire.

Again, thank you so much for your time and consideration.

Scott Wesley Mayo

HISTORY, CIVICS, AND PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY PENSACOLA’S FIVE-FLAGS DISPLAYS

HISTORY, CIVICS, AND PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY PART 1

HISTORY, CIVICS, AND PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY PART 2

HISTORY, CIVICS, AND PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY PART 3

MINDLESS, NEOCON SNOWFLAKES

Why does President Donald Trump continuously undermine his own presidency by choosing mindless, neocon snowflakes like John Bolton and Nimrata Randhawa Haley for positions in his cabinet—and refusing to remove them from his cabinet, no matter how frequently and seriously they undermine his presidency?

https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/

If you’re a Trump supporter, why don’t you ask him?

https://www.change.org/p/president-trump-remove-the-dishonorable-nikki-r-haley-from-your-cabinet-immediately-so-you-can-immediately-restore-some-honor-to-your-cabinet

WEB@TRIBUNEMAIL.COM

The protesting by University of Houston students against Nimrata Randhawa Haley was not a “rant.”

It was the free exercise of their First Amendment rights to free speech and peaceable assembly and petition.

I understand that Nimrata Randhawa Haley is very popular in India, simply because her parents are Indian Americans.

Is that all?

Do you Indians care about anything other than national, cultural, ethnic, or caste identity?

You need to be careful whom you support—supporting someone as evil as Nimrata Randhawa Haley can bring forth some very bad karma for you.

Yours sincerely,

Scott Wesley Mayo

“STATEMENT AGAINST THE PRESENCE OF NIKKI HALEY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON”

“On Tuesday, May 22, 2018, the University of Houston is hosting a student session with U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley at the Cullen Performance Hall from 4:00pm to 5:30pm.  Nikki Haley’s spiteful actions before and during her time as ambassador to the United Nations demonstrate her blatant discrimination against Palestinians and blind eye to injustices around the world.  Nikki Haley has worked relentlessly to block the UN Human Rights investigation into Israel’s murderous crimes in Gaza, which resulted in 109 dead and thousands more injured, including children, women and the disabled. [1]  Continuing to falsely justify the massacres, Haley claimed that Israel showed ‘restraint’ on the bloodiest day for Palestinians since the 2014 assault on Gaza. [2]  On Tuesday, May 15th, Haley walked out of the UN Security Council meeting when a Palestinian envoy arrived to speak on the murders Israel has committed against peaceful protesters taking part in the Great March of Return, a protest signifying the right of return for all Palestinians exiled from their homes in 1948. [3]

“Nikki Haley’s longtime commitment to silencing the voices of those who have spoken out against Israel’s atrocious acts against Palestinians traces back to her tenure as state governor of South Carolina.  Haley spearheaded the unconstitutional anti-BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanctions), movement making South Carolina the second state in the nation to sign into law a bill that prevents businesses from engaging in their first amendment right to boycott. [4]  These anti-boycott laws have been enacted in 24 states,[5] all sharing the common goal of prohibiting people from participating in boycotts protesting Israeli government policies. [6] 

“As we mark the 70th anniversary of the Nakba, or catastrophe, which dispossessed 750,000 Palestinians with the creation of Israel and set off decades of ongoing displacement, ethnic cleansing, and settler colonialism, Israel continues to perpetrate acts of genocide in Gaza.  The two million Palestinians living in Gaza, most of whom are displaced from other parts of Palestine, exist in the world’s largest open-air prison.  Through its military occupation and decade-long blockade, Israel has left Gaza with over 95% of its water undrinkable and only 4 hours of electricity a day. [7]  The United Nations has deemed Gaza unlivable by the year 2020 due to these worsening conditions. [8]  We recognize the need for Palestinian resistance in a situation that is no less than a question of life or death.

“Nikki Haley embodies the racism inherent in the US’s anti-Palestinian position.  Her decisions, actions, and dehumanization of Palestinian lives show her complicity in the genocide of a native people fighting for liberation.  In inviting Nikki Haley to its campus, the University of Houston demonstrates how little it cares about the safety and concerns of its students, including the large community of Palestinians that attend and contribute to UH’s diversity.

“We, the undersigned student organizations and faculty, declare unequivocally that hatred in all its forms is not welcome at our University and that no matter when injustice rears its ugly head, those of us on the correct side of history will confront it.  We call on the University to signal to its students and the broader community that it is committed to its principles of diversity and inclusion by condemning the presence of Nikki Haley on our campus in light of her recent actions.  No matter how blurred the values of our country become, the University must stay true to its values and speak out against all forms of injustice, hatred, and bigotry.”

 

[1]

[2]

http://thehill.com/policy/international/387736-haley-lauds-israel-for-its-restraint-after-killings-in-gaza

[3]

[4]

https://www.jpost.com/Us-Elections/Donald-Trump/South-Carolina-governor-who-opposed-anti-Israel-BDS-to-be-Trumps-UN-envoy-473448

[5]

https://palestinelegal.org/righttoboycott/

[6]

https://www.aclu.org/blog/free-speech/right-boycott-under-threat

[7]

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20160615-eu-95-of-water-in-gaza-unfit-for-human-use/

[8]

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/07/living-conditions-worsen-10-year-gaza-siege-170712045047448.html

 

Students for Justice in Palestine

Students for a Democratic Society

CoogSlam, Poetry Community and Slam Team

Muslim Student Association

Youth Empowerment Alliance

Refugee Advancement through Humanitarian Aid

Palestinian Youth Movement Houston

Palestine Solidarity Committee, Austin, TX

Dallas Palestine Coalition

Students of East Africa

Ahlul Bayt Student Organization

National Lawyers Guild Student Chapter of UHLC

Students for Justice in Palestine at UT San Antonio

 

https://www.change.org/p/president-trump-remove-the-dishonorable-nikki-r-haley-from-your-cabinet-immediately-so-you-can-immediately-restore-some-honor-to-your-cabinet

REAL AMERICANS OPPOSE ZIONISM—AND REAL AMERICANS OPPOSE THE ZIONIST STATE OF ISRAEL

In response to Ken Paxton’s editorial of May 24, 2018, our First Amendment right to freedom of speech protects his rabid Zionism—and our First Amendment right to freedom of speech protects my condemnation of his rabid Zionism.

Since Mr. Paxton is so fond of the Zionist State of Israel, he can take his hatred there—and leave us real Americans alone.

Scott Wesley Mayo

Pensacola, Florida, resident

Mobile, Alabama, native

Proud descendant of Confederate veterans and U.S. veterans alike

Proud opponent of the Zionist State of Israel, and our government’s support of it—with our tax dollars, but without our consent


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