Friday, February 8, 2013

Ebon Venus by Lewis H. Latimer


Ebon Venus
by Lewis H. Latimer

Let others boast of maidens fair,
Of eyes of blue and golden hair;
My heart like needles ever true
Turns to the maid of ebon hue.

I love her form of matchless grace,
The dark brown beauty of her face,
Her lips that speak of love's delight,
Her eyes that gleam as stars at night.

O'er marble Venus let them rage,
Who sets the fashions of the age;
Each to his taste, but as for me,
My Venus shall be ebony.

Friends by Lewis H. Latimer


Friends
by Lewis H. Latimer

Friend of my childhood,
Of life's early days,
When together we wandered,
Through bright sunny ways,
Each true to the other,
Till full manhood came,
And found the old friendship,
As ever the same.

Came summer and winter,
Years waxed and waned,
Youth it had left us,
But friendship remained,
And now as with white locks,
I bend o'er life's page,
The friend of my childhood,
Is the friend of my age.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Clarity: on the Spiritual Path

To realize that all humanity (body, mind, and soul) is inextricably linked is to earn the right to progress on the spiritual path.

Some teach that the body is corrupt. This is a false teaching.  It implies that the Omnipresent Intelligence in back of all things is corruptible.  To explain this, consider the echo. It is a perfect replication of the sound uttered, but it exists within an environment that is designed to reduce it back to the nothingness from which it came. This process of coming into being and returning to non-being is not opposed to the Law of Omnipresent.  It is simply a temporal state.  This temporal state is an awareness of "things".  This awareness takes place within the Mind of the Omnipresent and it dissipates in the Mind of the Omnipresent just as we hold a thought or memory and allow them to fade.  The process of existence (for all things) seems to be nothing more than an "idea" of something within the Mind of the Omnipresent, and that idea is a "thing" that must eventually  return to Its natural form.

I believe this thing is thought, and it is important for us to recognize how thought works.  Thus, like the echo that began as a thought of the sound within the mind of the Thinker, all we create begins as a thought.  Our creative thought is only as strong as the mental environment in which it exists.  Like the echo, all thoughts dissipate within their mental environment...unless the thought is accepted by another Thinker and "kept" alive through them.  But, that is for another essay. 

As long as there are babies being born, the fulfillment of heaven and/or hell will be right here on earth.  It is up to all of us to create the heaven or hell we desire. Our mind MUST obey the Thinker.  Therefore, know the mind.  Master it.  Only then, can the Omnipresent aspect of the Divine...our True Self create and fulfill the proverbial "kingdom of heaven" on earth. This new city...new (H)erusalem, or City of God's Peace, is our haven (heaven)...waiting for us to build.

In the words of the Ancients, "In You (the true knowledge of self) is my Refuge, in You is my Peace."

Finding this place of peace is finding the spiritual or thought path.

Monday, July 16, 2012

How They Lie - I


http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/Roano

Just thought I would post the complete speech.  Conservatives are staging another lie that shows President Obama saying things that are quite ridiculous. This is how they lie.  They take a part of a sentence and attach parts of a different sentence to make it seem like the President is saying something he did not say.  They relying on the old adage that a picture speaks a thousand words.  This saying has become outdated with our ability to manipulate pictures; but, a certain mind will not seek the truth.  

Do not be deceived.  Study the following for yourself. Conservatives are floating this lie on the internet.




The part of the speech in question is around minute 52.  For this type of mentality, dishonesty does not matter.  Power does.  If we are going to make a change, it is simple. Stop supporting people who are dishonest.

This picture is dishonest.

Monday, June 25, 2012

How They Lie - II



This is the latest lie being posted on conservative sites.  It claims that President Obama is not holding his hand over his heart while observing the flag.  

As to what is going on, I do not know.  However, here is my report.  You decide for yourself.   Aside from my commentary, I hope I present enough information for you to make an informed decision.

To be clear, I support our country and our fairly elected President Obama.  He should be scrutinized as we do all presidents.  However, what I see is not scrutiny but treason in how he has been treated by the conservative politicians and their supporters.  This type of behavior towards a sitting President has not occurred in modern history.  One can only reason as to why.



XXX,

Actually, I appreciate posts like this.  I use them to teach my children how certain people purposefully lie to get their way.

In this post, all we see is what the author offers as a picture of two people saluting and one person not. The author's caption is biased presuming a flag but showing none in the pix.  Then, he asks those who think the same to repost.  This is classic manipulation.

Looking closer, at the bottom left of the pix, we see clearly that it is not a pix but a video.  The video is paused, and this is clearly evident by looking at the right of the scrub line.  This makes it apparent that the person posting this pix deliberately lied.  He did not say it was a paused segment of a video.  Also, he gave no source for independent investigation; but,  when one is dishonest, the intent is to cover their tracks.

When one intends to inflame another, they count on intensity of deep-seated emotions which in this case is hatred of President Obama.  They continue by assigning undesirable traits to the object of their hatred.  Here the original author projects his sense of doubt and disloyalty onto the president.  The subsequent author projects his lack of respect for country onto the president. 

Is there a flag?  Is the Pledge of Allegiance being said?  Exactly what is going on?  The “pix” does not say.  The video does; but, the author does not present this evidence.
All of this false emotion is invoked by a false picture from a frozen video frame. 

My question is who allows themselves to be so easily deceivedWhat type of person promotes dishonestyCan America trust such a personWhat happens to a nation who places their trust such people?

Truthfully, the video is easy to find.  It shows the singing of the National Anthem.  Etiquette does not require the saluting of a song if the flag is not present.  However, it does suggest respect.  Respect is shown.  I have posted a link to the video.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hU9iCANi02o.

Here is a link to Snopes.com that goes into a little more depth with an explanation from President Obama about the matter.  It shows the date as September 2007.  http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/anthem.asp.  This site also shows President Obama leading the pledge with his hand over his heart.  Does this make him acceptable to conservatives now?  Hmmm…

http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CRPT-110hrpt139/html/CRPT-110hrpt139.htm.  This site has the law that was passed in May of 2007 as to flag etiquette.  I find it interesting how former President Bush, Jr. responded to it.  Does this make him unpatriotic?  I think not. 

Summary:

If there are any doubts as to our President’s leadership, they have been answered militarily with the capture and killing of Osama bin Laden and Omar Qaddafi, as well as two successful hostage rescues without loss to American life.   

Conservatives gave us two wars at a cost of $1.4 trillion dollars which happens to be the same as our national debt.  For some odd reason, republicans thought we could engage in two wars without raising the revenue for it.  Is this leadership?  No wonder they failed where Obama succeeded. 

Conservatives gave us a stock market at depression levels (7000 and falling).  Banks were failing at record rates (even with all of the deregulation in place that conservatives advocate).   

Obama has given us a stock market at near all-time highs – 13,000.  Over one million new jobs have been added to our nation’s economy.

That being said, Obama has authorized severe budget cuts which conservatives say they want but refused to act on.  The republican/tea party, being true to their treasonous word, has done everything in their power to see that a fairly elected US President fail.  

Conservatives have even been willing to sacrifice the good of the nation to do this.
I could go on, but the 2007 picture, according to the author’s opinion, implies that President could not have accomplished this because he did not have his hand over his heart during the singing of the national anthem.  The facts prove another conservative stereotype has been blown to hell.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012


Response to Were All of Americas Founding Fathers

Monday, June 18, 2012


Response to White Paper 138 by Dr Matthew Spalding