No, I haven’t read Stampp’s book, but it looks like something I would find interesting. I will check it out. Thanks…..
And pay a dollar and a half just to see ’em.
I haven’t read the book, and I doubt that I will; my list of must-read is very long, and it takes a lot for a new book to get added to the list. But a couple of comments on cultural appropriation. One of my major interests is blues, particularly early blues, Delta blues and beyond, including Chicago blues. The early blues musicians got ripped off big time. The recording companies paid them peanuts. Then later on some white musicians made millions covering their songs. It’s a sad history everyone knows about. Some of the rich white musicians have made an attempt to correct this wrong, but many of the original musicians were dead already. So that kind of cultural appropriation is a serious injustice. On the other hand, cultural appropriation is the way civilization advances. Without cultural appropriation the Greeks wouldn’t have developed their alphabet, which the Romans then appropriated, and here we are. The so called Arabic numerals were appropriated. And so on and so on. And to get back to the blues, I learned to play some of the Delta styles, and I love the music. I don’t make any money doing it, but playing the music has been a wonderful part of my life. My name here, lonecat, I appropriated from Jesse Lonecat Fuller, who wrote the San Fransisco Bay Blues.
I will say this just once, rather than on every cartoon today. This is a coverup. Everyone knows it’s a coverup. The Republicans know what they are doing. They have no excuse. Meanwhile, the Schiff is establishing a record so that people in the future will be able to look back on this moment in American history and know it for what it really is. They will know that the Republicans in the Senate participated in a coverup.
McConnell ordered a nothing burger, so he’s getting what he wants. The witnesses could supply some beef.
I never met Dr. King, though I did hear him speak in a small church in Washington, D.C. just about a month before he was killed. But I did go through the SCLC training program, and I worked with a number of people who are now famous enough to be in the history books. Dr. King was a radical. He was in the business of change, difficult and painful change for a lot of people. He was aiming for a community based on love and respect, but he knew it wasn’t going to come about without disruption. He broke the law. He went to jail. He called for an end the War in Vietnam and he was denounced by liberals for that. A lot of people worked with him or worked in similar efforts: Septima Clark, John Lewis, Fanny Lou Hamer, Medger Evers, Bayard Rustin, Jim Lawson…. The list goes on and on. They all should be honored along with Dr. King. Now Dr. King has been adopted by mainstream society, but in the process his radicalism has been domesticated. I would just like us to remember that standing up for the truth is a radical action. We need that message in these times.
It’s kind of suggestive of Korsakoff’s syndrome, but that’s usually associated with alcoholism.
The US used to have a War Department, but the name was changed to the Defense Department. Is Breen suggesting it should be called the Attack Department?
Payne just lives in a fantasy land. Unfortunately, so do a lot of other people.