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For the Love Women

By Guerrero21, published on Jun 2, 2014

“Societies in which women have lots of autonomy and authority tend to be decidedly male-friendly, relaxed, tolerant, and plenty sexy. Got that, fellas?”

Cacilda Jethá,Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality

I am a male, a veteran, a husband, a father, and a writer. I am fortunate enough to have an enduring partnership with one wonderful woman, and an enduring admiration for and appreciation of all women. Since I was a small boy, I have loved women. I have loved them on different continents; I have loved them in different shades and sizes. I have loved women of... (more)

Tags: courage, women, honor killings, freedom, support, beauty, equality, duty, fairness, defense, misogyny, patriarchy, gang rape

Nobody but the Brave

By Caballero_69, published on Aug 24, 2013

Tonight as the darkness falls

I'm thinking back fondly to 1963 And the way our lives and outlook used to be As the hallowed words come back to me From TV shows, the voices ring out In quite moments when the silence can nearly shout I recall how we would walk and, talk about What we had to do so the dream would work out

You said: Nobody but the brave Nobody but the brave Those alone are strong enough to save Something from what everybody gave

Nobody but the brave Nobody but the brave

It seems these nights I see you again my friend The way you looked way back then... (more)

Tags: justice, jobs, history, freedom, equality, progress, struggle, bravery

Why we continue to farm in the face of adversity.

By GentleOtter, published on Nov 20, 2011

SUNDAY, 20 NOVEMBER 2011

Give us this day our daily bread.

Why do we continue to farm?Given the hostility of the landowner, the factors, the erratic and polluted water, the wet weather which is detrimental to crop ripening, the mud, social and geographical remoteness. The absence of a wind and watertight farmhouse.Why do we plod on amid such adversity?Sometimes it is easier to see what you do have, what you have achieved, what you intend to aim for in the future.You fight so that your children are spared a fight.Regardless of religious beliefs, the land belongs to Nature and we... (more)

Tags: equality, feudalism, scottish land reform, oppression

Stand Together

By Caballero_69, published on Aug 23, 2011

Although I am not with you,

You are in my mind and heart.

I want to share a few words

As this school year is about to start.

Because the future seems terribly uncertain,

This much is surely true.

You must focus on the here and now

It is all there is to do.

Each month this year will be another stage in the ongoing battle

You begin this year with drastic changes as you have in every other

Therefore, your only hope is to work and pull together

Help, support, and care for one another.

As in the past, so now again,

... (more)

Tags: poverty, hate, unity, school, equality, bigotry, teachers, students, struggle, ignorance, indifference

Nobody's Body but Hers

By Caballero_69, published on Jun 14, 2011

Two recent developments show that a nation “conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal” has a long way to go before full civil rights and civil liberties and complete human equality applies to its female residents and citizens in the minds of many. One of these is a growing protest phenomenon by the title Slut Walk. This began in Toronto, Canada, and has spread globally. The other calls itself, Personhood USA and its “primary mission is to serve Jesus by advocating for pre-born children.

The inspiration for Slut Walk is a remark by a Toronto... (more)

Tags: sex, humanity, women, pregnancy, equality, reproductive rights, sluts

To Nobly Save or Meanly Lose

By Caballero_69, published on Jun 2, 2011

...to vote. Because most of their grandfathers were former slaves and lacked birth certificates, grandfather clauses effectively limited if they did not eliminate the Black vote. The interference with the voting rights of America’s Black citizens is a vile and perennial way of impeding full equality of civil liberties and civil rights. Especially in the states of the former Confederacy and the civil war era, “Border States” voter suppression has been a scar on the body politic for almost the entire century and a half since the American Civil War began. As Julianne Malveaux says in an ... (more)

Tags: justice, civil rights, elections, voting, equality, union, republic, suppression

Freedom Summer of 2011

By Caballero_69, published on May 25, 2011

Are we sitting on the sidelines, or

Are we really in the fight -

Helping people raise their voices altogether Black and White?

Are we teaching civil rights

Doing more and more

Like Mississippi in the summer of 64?

Can we learn from Mississippi

When hatred burns today

Can we keep that dream of Martin's from ever fading away?

Are we stepping up and speaking out, or

Do we turn the other way

Are we living truth or living lies when hatred burns today?

Are we standing firm for justice, and

Doing all we can

... (more)

Tags: education, justice, civil rights, freedom, voting, equality, citizenship, protest

My Country - what it might and ought to be!

By Caballero_69, published on Apr 26, 2011

My country bears malice toward none

My country shows charity for the weak and the small

My country fervently hopes that all will give some

My country genuinely thanks those who gave all.

My country strives to create true freedom from fear

My country seeks to be the real land of the free

My country welcomes many from far and from near

My country belongs to you and to me.

My country is known as the home of the brave

My country’s flag waves and may it never fall

My country once housed both master and slave

... (more)

Tags: america, patriotism, unity, equality, possibility

Honor the Father

By Caballero_69, published on Apr 17, 2011

... the advice of the Father of the Constitution in this context. James Madison said at least two things that are directly relevant to proper patriotic, Constitutional treatment of American Muslims. First, “Among the features peculiar to the political system of the United States, is the perfect equality of rights which it secures to every religious sect.” Reactionary politicians are famous for both their professed piety and their intolerance of less conventional varieties of religious preference. Despite this predilection on the part of the right wing, the Founder and the Framer’s... (more)

Tags: republicans, patriotism, civil rights, congress, equality, citizenship, muslim americans, peter king

I am not Proud to be an American

By Caballero_69, published on Mar 27, 2011

...This disposition of wealth is a stark reversal of the distribution that prevailed through much of the post-World War II era. During this interval of our history, the top 10% took about one-third of the income growth and the other 90% got about two-thirds. As Bob Herbert says, “This inequality, in which an enormous segment of the population struggles while the fortunate few ride the gravy train, is a world-class recipe for social unrest. Downward mobility is an ever-shortening fuse leading to profound consequences.”

In all of these situations and many similar ones not... (more)

Tags: politics, america, violence, american, equality, citizenship, hate groups, activism

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