Posts Tagged 'civics'

YOU SHOULD BE TIRED OF IT TOO

ON JUNE 17, 2015, DYLANN ROOF MURDERED NINE PEOPLE AT MOTHER EMANUEL A.M.E. CHURCH IN CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

“I know you’re a strong supporter of the Second Amendment–is there anything about this situation that makes you think, ‘Okay, should we rethink–is it time for some kind of change?'”
“ANY TIME THERE IS A TRAUMATIC SITUATION, PEOPLE WANT SOMETHING TO BLAME–THEY ALWAYS WANT SOMETHING TO GO AFTER…”

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

“THE HATE-FILLED MURDERER WHO MASSACRED OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN CHARLESTON [SOUTH CAROLINA] HAS A SICK AND TWISTED VIEW OF [THE CONFEDERATE FLAG THAT FLIES ON THE STATEHOUSE GROUNDS IN COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA]”
“TODAY WE ARE HERE…TO SAY IT’S TIME TO MOVE THE FLAG…”

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

“I UNDERSTAND THE [FIRST CONFEDERATE] FLAGS ARE DOWN, BUT I WANT TO MAKE IT PERMANENT. I DON’T WANT ANY CHANCE OF THOSE FLAGS GOING BACK UP.”

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

State workers take down a Confederate national flag on the grounds of the state Capitol, Wednesday, June 24, 2015, in Montgomery. Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley orders Confederate flags taken down from state Capitol. (AP Photo/Martin Swant)

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

State workers take down a Confederate national flag on the grounds of the state Capitol, Wednesday, June 24, 2015, in Montgomery, Ala. Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley ordered Confederate flags taken down from a monument at the state Capitol. (AP Photo/Martin Swant)

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

The statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee is escorted after removal from its platform in Dallas, Texas, U.S., September 14, 2017. REUTERS/Rex Curry

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

Workers remove the statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee in Dallas, Texas, U.S., September 14, 2017. REUTERS/Rex Curry

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

YOU SHOULD BE TIRED OF IT TOO.

HOW IS THIS HAPPENING?

In the Twentieth Century, idealistic young people gathered in opposition to censorship.

In the Twenty-first Century, idealistic young people gather in support of censorship.

In the Twentieth Century, idealistic young people gathered in support of freedom of speech.

In the Twenty-first Century, idealistic young people gather in opposition to freedom of speech.

How is this happening?

AMERICAN FLAGS

We expect our American troops to defend our current American Flag against all foreign enemies.

But if we don’t defend our historical American Flags against all domestic enemies, how can we be worthy of our American troops?

You not only have the duty to exercise your constitutional rights—you have the duty to defend them.

In 2014, a community in Ferguson, Missouri, peacefully protested what it considered to be (and what I consider to have been) an injustice against a member of the community—and against the community itself.

These people not only had the right to peacefully protest this—they had the duty to peacefully protest it.

(All Escambia County, Florida, residents not only have the right to peacefully protest the ongoing, government-imposed censorship of their First Confederate Flag from their Five Flags Displays—they have the duty to peacefully protest it.  I wish they would realize that.)

And the militarized Ferguson Police Department attacked these peaceful protesters with military vehicles and weapons.

This is what the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) does to the Palestinian people, every day—with your money.

The Palestinian people do not have the rights that you take for granted—and that the people of Ferguson, Missouri, were punished for exercising, in 2014.

(Neither did your Southern American ancestors—of all races and ethnicities—from 1861 to 1877.  How dare you allow your elected leaders to censor your historical Confederate flags and monuments—without your consent!)

Every year, your federal government sends billions of your tax dollars—that could be used to help you, the American people—to the Zionist State of Israel—to be used to hurt the Palestinian people instead.

And, just as your state and local governments’ censorship of your historical Confederate flags and monuments is done without your consent, your federal government’s use of your tax dollars to fund the Israeli government (especially its military) is done without your consent.

This is why you cannot stand for America if you “stand with Israel.”

You not only have the right to exercise your constitutional rights—you have the duty to exercise them.

You not only have the duty to exercise your constitutional rights—you have the duty to defend them.

LOOKING OUTWARD—AND DOING WHAT WE CAN

It is only when we truly care about anything outside of our own, insignificant lives that our own, insignificant lives truly have any significance, at all.

It is only when we truly care about anything outside of our own, little lives that our own, little lives truly have any greatness, at all.

It is only when we really care about anything outside of our own, insignificant lives that our own, insignificant lives really have any significance, at all.

It is only when we really care about anything outside of our own, little lives that our own, little lives really have any greatness, at all.

It is only when we truly care about anything outside of our own, insignificant lives that our own, insignificant lives truly become significant, at all.

It is only when we truly care about anything outside of our own, little lives that our own, little lives truly become great, at all.

It is only when we really care about anything outside of our own, insignificant lives that our own, insignificant lives really become significant, at all.

It is only when we really care about anything outside of our own, little lives that our own, little lives really become great, at all.

It is only when we truly look outward—and do what we can—that we can truly look inward, at all.

It is only when we really look outward—and do what we can—that we can really look inward, at all.

We must truly look outward—and do what we can—before we can truly look inward.

We must really look outward—and do what we can—before we can really look inward.

ONE WAY WE CAN SAVE OUR COUNTRY

We can stop labeling each other all the time, and start listening to each other all the time.

This is one way we can save our country.

Get your facts straight before writing any articles about American history and/or culture.

It is extremely dishonest to present opinion as fact, as you do in this joke of a news article:
It does not surprise me that the writer of this fake news does not even provide his readers with a photograph.  Nor does it surprise me that his biography reads like foreign spam:
“Joe Hanson graduated from the University of Chicago with a B.A. in English Language & Literature. Originally from small town Minnesota, he currently lives in Los Angeles, where he enjoys freestyle rapping, going to comic book conventions and tracking down Chicago-style deep dish pizza.”
What the hell is “amp,” for instance?
“Joe Hanson” is not his/her/their real name, is it?
And “Joe Hanson” resides in India, China, Vietnam, or some other Asian country, where he/she/they cannot possibly understand a goddamned thing about any region of the United States—least of all the Southern United States—isn’t that right?
I am especially amused at this bit of bullshit, from your “about” page:
“We aim to shine a light on important issues and make decisions based on what we feel people ought to hear about. We provide a mix of content our audience can’t get elsewhere – both to inform and entertain.”
Your lack of familiarity with the English language is especially obvious, here.
In fact, you are probably not even human—I am probably emailing a robot.
But just in case I am wrong—just in case you are human beings, with hearts, minds, and souls—I invite you to visit my blog, Solosocial, at solosocial.wordpress.com, to obtain some truth about every region of the United States—especially the Southern United States.
I especially invite “Joe Hanson” to visit my blog—he/she/they obviously need(s) some real information about every region of the United States—especially the Southern United States.
As you can see, I do not present opinion as fact—I do not present my personal views as “news”—and neither should you.
We have enough problems with dishonest “journalists” here in the United States—“news people” who serve themselves, at our expense, by serving us dishonest entertainment, disguised as honest news.
The American people are more ignorant, apathetic, and complacent than ever—partly because their press is no longer the people’s watchdog on the government, but the government’s lapdog (primarily because most of the television stations and newspapers in our country are now owned by remote media corporations, which are in the pockets of politicians of both the Democratic and Republican parties).
We do not need foreigners, like you, adding to the ignorance, apathy, and complacency of the Digital-Age American people—by disguising opinion as fact, and entertainment as news.
I understand that you are solely in the business of making money, by featuring advertisements on your “news” sites.
But for God’s sake, at least be honest about this.
Stop disguising opinion as fact, and entertainment as news.
And get your facts straight before writing any articles about American history and/or culture.
Scott Wesley Mayo

How will you stop this posthumous extermination of the Confederate States of America?

“I know you’re a strong supporter of the Second Amendment–is there anything about this situation that makes you think, ‘Okay, should we rethink–is it time for some kind of change?'”
“ANY TIME THERE IS A TRAUMATIC SITUATION, PEOPLE WANT SOMETHING TO BLAME–THEY ALWAYS WANT SOMETHING TO GO AFTER…”

“THE HATE-FILLED MURDERER WHO MASSACRED OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN CHARLESTON [SOUTH CAROLINA] HAS A SICK AND TWISTED VIEW OF [THE CONFEDERATE FLAG THAT FLIES ON THE STATEHOUSE GROUNDS IN COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA]”
“TODAY WE ARE HERE…TO SAY IT’S TIME TO MOVE THE FLAG…”

On June 22, 2015, the Dishonorable Nikki R. Haley pushed to censor a Confederate battle flag from a Confederate memorial monument, on the grounds of the South Carolina statehouse—in a speech in which she blamed a mass murder in Charleston, South Carolina, on a historical flag in Columbia, South Carolina. This is how the Subversive Nikki R. Haley exploited Dylann Roof’s June 17, 2015, mass murder of nine innocent churchgoers—and started an ongoing, posthumous extermination of the Confederate States of America.

On July 9, 2015, Nimrata Randhawa Haley signed an executive order for the censorship of that Confederate battle flag from that Confederate memorial monument—without even holding a referendum to allow the people of South Carolina (to whom that historical flag belonged) to vote on its fate.

And South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster keeps that Confederate battle flag censored from that Confederate memorial monument—without the consent of the people of South Carolina.

On June 24, 2015, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu called for the censorship of four Confederate memorial monuments—without even holding a referendum to allow the people of New Orleans (to whom those historical monuments belonged) to vote on their fate—then used those people’s tax dollars to brutally censor them in 2017.

And New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell keeps those four Confederate memorial monuments censored—without the consent of the people of New Orleans.

Also on June 24, 2015, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley signed an executive order for the censorship of several Confederate flags from Confederate memorial monuments on the grounds of the Alabama statehouse—without even holding a referendum to allow the people of Alabama (to whom those historical flags belonged) to vote on their fate.

And Alabama Governor Kay Ivey keeps those Confederate flags censored from those Confederate memorial monuments—without the consent of the people of Alabama.

And also on June 24, 2015, Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward censored the First Confederate Flag from Pensacola’s Five Flags Displays—without even holding a referendum to allow the people of Pensacola (to whom that historical flag belonged) to vote on its fate.

And Pensacola Mayor Grover C. Robinson IV keeps the First Confederate Flag censored from Pensacola’s Five Flags Displays—without the consent of the people of Pensacola.

This is how the Dishonorable Nikki R. Haley started an ongoing, posthumous extermination of the Confederate States of America.

And this is how the posthumous extermination of the Confederate States of America is destructive to the United States of America.

This is how Nimrata Randhawa Haley started the posthumous extermination of the Confederate States of America.

How will you stop this posthumous extermination of the Confederate States of America?

Don’t you see what dirty politics Mayor Hayward engaged in, here—and what dirty politics Mayor Robinson continues to engage in, here?

—Original Message—
Sent: Tuesday
Subject: From Scott Mayo—Councilwoman Hill, I really need your help.
Councilwoman (Ann) Hill,
You stated, in your last email reply to me, that you had many other issues you had promised your constituents you would champion, if you were elected to represent them on the city council—I can certainly appreciate that.
Yet Councilwoman Hill, you did not state that you had so many issues to resolve that you had no room to sponsor any other issue for discussion at any city council meeting.
Councilwoman Hill, though I appeal to you to sponsor this issue, of this ongoing, government imposed censorship of our First Confederate Flag from our Five Flags Displays, for discussion on the agenda at an upcoming city council meeting—as a resident just outside the city—this is very much a city issue.
Councilwoman Hill, just above the Bedlam club, there is a Five Flags display with the First Confederate Flag still included—because it is a privately-owned Five Flags display. To my knowledge, there are many such privately-owned Five Flags displays within the Pensacola city limits—especially downtown—because Mayor Hayward was unable to censor the First Confederate Flag from privately-owned Five Flags Displays on June 24, 2015, without holding a referendum first.
Councilwoman Hill, Mayor Hayward only censored the First Confederate Flag from city-owned Five Flags displays, on June 24, 2015, because these were the only Five Flags displays from which he could get away with censoring any of our historical flags—without first holding a referendum, so that his Pensacola constituents could even vote on it.  I reside just outside the Pensacola city limits—yet one of these Five Flags displays from which Mayor Hayward censored our First Confederate Flag, on June 24, 2015, without even allowing his Pensacola constituents to have their say, at all—is in front of the Osceola Municipal Golf Course, on Tonawanda Drive. And that still-censored Five Flags display is practically in my front yard.
Don’t you see what dirty politics Mayor Hayward engaged in, here—and what dirty politics Mayor Robinson continues to engage in, here?
Councilwoman Hill, not only have the people of Escambia County, Florida, never even been allowed to vote, for or against, this censorship of our First Confederate Flag from our Five Flags Displays—the people of Pensacola, Florida, have never even been allowed to vote, for or against, this censorship of our First Confederate Flag from our Five Flags Displays.
Councilwoman Hill, this cannot go on.
This ongoing, government-imposed censorship of our First Confederate Flag from our Five Flags Displays is an ongoing violation of the First Amendment right to freedom of speech of all of us Escambia County, Florida, residents—within and without the Pensacola city limits—INCLUDING EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THE MEN AND WOMEN ON THE PENSACOLA CITY COUNCIL.
This ongoing, government-imposed censorship of our First Confederate Flag from our Five Flags Displays is a violation of your First Amendment right to freedom of speech too, Councilwoman Hill.
I cannot emphasize this enough: It doesn’t matter how we feel about the historical Confederate States of America—it only matters that historical flags, in public spaces, belong to us, the public, the people—and no one has any right, whatsoever, to censor them, without our consent.
Councilwoman Hill, I’m not asking you to combat the mayor of Pensacola, or to take some heroic stand against your fellow city-council members.  I’m not even asking you to vote against this ongoing, government-imposed censorship of our First Confederate Flag from our Five Flags Displays (though I would be surprised if you did not vote against it).
I’m only asking you to enable the Pensacola City Council to do the one thing Mayor Hayward did not allow it to do, before he censored the First Confederate Flag (a.k.a the Stars and Bars) from Pensacola’s Five Flags Displays—I’m only asking you to sponsor this issue, of this ongoing, government-imposed censorship of our First Confederate Flag from our Five Flags Displays—for discussion, at an upcoming Pensacola City Council meeting.
Just one item on the agenda—at just one meeting.
At the very least, I would really appreciate it—if you have the time, at all—if you would arrange to meet me in front of the still-censored Five Flags display, in front of the Osceola Municipal Golf Course, on Tonawanda Drive—and let me show you exactly what the problem is, and how this problem affects the First Amendment right to freedom of speech of all Escambia County, Florida, residents, of all races and ethnicities, and from all conceivable backgrounds.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
Scott W. Mayo

PROUD AMERICANS—AND PROUD DESCENDANTS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS

—Original Message—

Sent: Sunday, April 28, 2019 12:17 pm
Subject: PROUD AMERICANS—AND PROUD DESCENDANTS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS

Pensacola City Council:

The following is an excerpt from a draft of a family history written by my late father, Louis Hampton Mayo: a proud American; a proud native of Pensacola, Florida; a proud U.S. Air Force veteran; a proud Korean War veteran; and a proud descendant of Confederate veterans.

“Back to Great Grandpa Mark Mayo.  I’ve enclosed some information about his war years—the history of Grandpa Mark’s unit, Company “E”, the roster of the men, and a brief summary of their engagements.  In November of 1864, Company “E” had some men captured at Pine Barren, Florida (about 25 miles north of Pensacola), and they were held as prisoners of war until the war ended.  Most of the 15th Cavalry Regiment’s engagements were in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana, but as stated in the record, Company “E” was detached for special assignments—for months at a time, throughout the war—as cavalry support for other outfits, or for scouting enemy units.  Enclosed is a newspaper article from the Mobile paper about the battle of Eliska, Alabama, which was the last battle Grandpa Mark was in.  On his pension form, he told about his last battle around Claiborne, Alabama, which took place at the community of Eliska.  As the information I’ve enclosed states, about 400 regular Confederate cavalry troops of the 15th Cavalry Regiment were sent to Eliska to help the local militia and some local people repel what was thought to be not too large a force of Union troops heading their way.  Grandpa Mark’s and Uncle Frederick’s Company “E” was one of the companies that went.  They ran into from 4,000 to 6,500 of some of the best equipped troops in the Union Army under General Steele, who were commanded in the field by General Lucas.  The Confederate troops were completely defeated.  The local people up there call it Lucas’ Raid.  A few days later General Robert E. Lee surrendered to General U.S. Grant at Appomattox, which effectively ended the Civil War.  Grandpa Mark and his brother were barely able to get away from Eliska alive.  After the South surrendered, Grandpa Mark took the oath of allegiance to the United States of America at Milton, Florida—as was required of all Confederate veterans.  I don’t know where his brother, Frederick, and the McCurdy brothers took their oath—maybe the same place.

“I might mention that after Lee surrendered to Grant at Appomattox, just a couple hours later there was one more great battle raging farther South, which would be the last major engagement of the Civil War.  It was at Blakely, Alabama—a town across the river from Mobile where Confederate troops were guarding the eastern approach to Mobile.  Sixteen thousand Union troops completely overwhelmed the Confederate troops at Blakely.  The Confederate troops at Blakely were made up of regulars, and many old men and young boys.  Many of the Confederate troops drowned while trying to swim in the river to escape the overwhelming force of Union troops.

“After the Civil War, Grandpa Mark drove a stagecoach for a while.  In 1880, Grandpa Mark and Aunt Mercy Jane’s husband, my Great-Great Uncle Francis Marion McCurdy, went into the timber business together in Escambia County, Florida.  Great-Grandpa Mark had married Margaret Angeline Jernigan in 1867. Great-Grandma Angeline was born in Santa Rosa County in 1843.”

I am Scott Wesley Mayo: a proud native of Mobile, Alabama; a proud descendant of Confederate veterans; a proud opponent of this ongoing, government-imposed censorship of our First Confederate Flag from our Five Flags Displays; and a proud American who is doing everything he can to prevent the self-destruction of his country.


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