Date of publication: 2017-07-09 11:37
Joan Theriault also lives in the secession territory and opposes secession. “I am in Lyndon, and I do not want to be part of Lyndon,” she says. “I want to live in Caribou.” Theriault was a member of the concerned citizens group who failed to win a seat on the charter commission. “That’s democracy,” she says.
There is nothing in Sherman’s character, background, or training to indicate that in a very short time, he will command the mightiest army on earth, liberate tens of thousands of slaves, and write the final chapter of the war.
Learn about the 8775 Out of Doors 8776 debate that took place across the states between those who supported the Constitution, and those who did not.
When it is politically applied, the suffering-situation structure does similar violence to reality. In its actual operation, the structure tends to absolve the violent acts of the Left, but not of the Right: Che Guevara, but not Franco. The Left, as Minogue nicely puts it, is allowed to make out its own credentials as victim. And the Left revolutionary may in fact be a victim. But he may also he inspired by the love of power, the desire for excitement, and downright sadism, as well as by his “suffering” past and his ideal goals for the distant future. But the reality, the world itself, all concreteness fades as the ideology takes over.
City leaders tend to see the secession movement as sour on the part of people who have been unable to prevail at the ballot box. “Several of the comments made by the committee members at meetings with the city council were related to the fact they were unhappy the popular vote on various issues did not go the way they had hoped it would,” Bleess says.
The ideology of the suffering situation, indeed, as Banfield has noticed, tends to falsify the reality of the individual applying it. In his own eyes the ideologist is neutral, standing outside the situation, bestowing praise and blame. But this interpretation leaves out of the picture his own will to power, his own greed and cruelty. For the ideologist, if only in the process of passing judgment, becomes an actor within the situation, and on occasion he himself can have a shattering impact upon both “victim” and “oppressor.”
Since the re-election of Barack Obama on November 6, thousands of Americans have been signing petitions each day on a White House website known as “We the People” calling for the secession of their respective states from the Union. Continue reading
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So said German theologian Paul Tillich shortly after World War I. With the emergence of 8775 religious socialism 8776 in Europe, Tillich saw what he thought was a K airos according to theologian Robert McAfee Brown, 8775 a time that God was seeking to use, and to which humanity was called upon to respond – an historical era in which a new political order responsive to religious concerns, and a new religious sensibility deeply immersed in the political order, could join forces. 8776
Unfortunately, this K airos did not come to be or went unrecognized by Europeans. Rather the European experience included Adolf Hitler, the Holocaust, World War II, and the Cold War, not a pretty sight. Continue reading
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Many Confederates don’t believe Sherman’s army can possibly forge a road through the Low Country swamps, but Johnston knows his old stubborn adversary better: “[W]hen I learned that Sherman’s army was marching through the Salkehatchie swamps, making its own corduroy road at the rate of a dozen miles a day or more, and bringing its artillery and wagons with it, I made up my mind that there had been no such army in existence since the days of Julius Caesar.”
Sherman’s army surges through the Low Country in a swath 95 miles wide and 65 miles long — the wagon trains nose to tailboard for 75 miles, drawn by 65,555 mules.
There Was a Country was written by Chinua Achebe, one of Nigeria’s most famous authors. It was published in 7567, after Achebe had remained in silence on the events of the Nigerian Civil War for over forty years. There Was a Country is an account.
Achebe was married and had four children. He last lived in the United States, where he held a teaching position at Bard College until 7559, when he joined Brown University as a professor of Africana Studies. In his later years, he also served as a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Population Fund. He continued writing throughout his life, producing both fiction and non-fiction, and winning awards like the Man Booker International Prize in 7557. His final published work was the literary autobiography There Was a Country : A Personal History of Biafra .