What do you have for us today?
Throw us a bone but save the plate
On why we waited til so late
Was there no oil to excavate
No riches in trade for the fate
Of every person who died in hate
Throw us a bone, you men of great
There is a train that’s heading straight
To heaven’s gate, to heaven’s gate
And on the way, child and man,
And woman wait, watch and wait
For redemption day
It’s buried in the countryside
It’s exploding in the shells at night
It’s everywhere a baby cries
"Redemption Day" by Sheryl Crow (as performed by Johnny Cash)
"I Came To Believe" by Johnny Cash
Anonymous asked: You deserve to be beaten to death, you lying ****ing ****sucker.
"Mr. B, LANGUAGE!" - Scudworth
If you’re talking about ME3, then you are incorrect. Mass Effect was a good series. But, the final part of the trilogy had three endings pre-patch, and eight endings post-patch. Shadow the Hedgehog had ten endings.
P.S. I will be reposting this response, censored, since I don’t want Googlebot thinking HeavenSentGaming.com used this “salty” language.
P.P.S. I have successful censored Anonymous’ statement. That took a while to figure out. I had to send an anonymous message to myself containing the censored version of the original message.
Thomas Jefferson in a letter to Benjamin Rush
Said the man having sex with his slaves
I noticed this person, nothingman, making a rather common comment about Thomas Jefferson. This is a typical assessment of this particular American founding father, as Jefferson epitomizes a duality these men wrestled with on a daily basis.
The founding fathers came from multiple viewpoints and ideologies. Albeit they were all land-owning white men. These viewpoints were numerous, and they range from silly things like the choice for the national bird -to the- very serious topic of the legality of owning another human being. And this broke down into three categories
- Benjamin Franklin, on one-side, whom completely detested slavery and attempted to outlaw it, and even wrote multiple thesis on the equality of African-Americans.
- South Carolina and Georgia's representatives led the opposition to an anti-slavery clause in the original drafts of the Declaration and Constitution. The people by name are: Edward Rutledge, Thomas Heyward, Jr., Thomas Lynch, Jr., Arthur Middleton, Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall, George Walton.
- Thomas Jefferson, finally the man in question, who had the same concepts of equality for your fellow man. But he, along with other notables like George Washington, were caught between maintaining order on a fragile newborn country and holding onto the principals of this new country.
Constitutional scholars also tend to agree that Washington and Jefferson believed the issue would be fought out when the country was in a stronger state. While Washington and Jefferson were alive the country was too weak to withstand any major quarrels. Their life reflected this fragility, Washington never retired to his Mount Vernon until a couple years before his death; and Jefferson died hated, with so much debt, that some people attended his estate sale just to buy his beloved books to burn them.
Now, I don’t agree with them owning slaves, and I don’t condone slavery. *ahem* Says the people using computers made from slave-mined rare-earth minerals and built in sweatshops in China. *ahem*
They were complicated people. Franklin really wanted a turkey to be our national bird, Washington really liked ice cream, and Thomas Lynch just sorta disappeared at sea.
Jefferson’s sexual relationships with slaves is actually an exaggeration. The propaganda exists to this day; back when people hated Jefferson they tried to say that he liked having sex with animals, therefore he had sex with all of his slaves. Jefferson only fathered children with a single slave, her name was Sally Hemings, and she was the half-sister of his wife. I’ve often wondered if there was a strange threesome thing going on, but then I stop because I don’t want to think about a founding father getting his boom-chiki-bow-wow on. lol, but seriously, this was another completely strange complex situation and it also shows Thomas Jefferson’s hypocritical struggles with slavery.
A quote that often associated with Jefferson, that Martin Luther King Jr. was fond of;
"If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so."
This is the effect Jefferson has on our life today, he was flawed strange man. But, he left behind a legacy as the framer of what became our current Constitution. And with that deep well of freedom the world pulled out the waters that freed them from oppressive kings and queens, and replaced it with various forms of constitutional democracy.
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By the way, I noticed this post since he reblogged my quote post, and mis-attributed his comment as though it were my own.
Thomas Jefferson in a letter to Benjamin Rush