Archive for March, 2011

The Making OF the Lawn Jockey: Part ONE

March 8, 2011

 

 

As we are now into the “last”, ( 24 or 72 ?), few months of the first, OBVIOUSLY, non- ‘European’ looking President of this nation. The month of February will hold so much more/ “MOOR” history than what we were lead to “believe”.

 It’s  going to take a lot of “kindling”, ( As in the electronic readers vying to replace Papyrus. ), for the country’s future education/ HISTORY departments to tell our “great”, (plus !), grandchildren the who’s, what’s, when’s, where’s, why’s. AND a truth-full HOW of the son of Pineapples and Mambas’ really accomplished “something” during his tenure.

 

The first step will be to STOP the TEXAS ‘BORED AUF EDUCATION’ from making “GEE-DU(M)B” seem greater than the man who’s graced so many types of our currency. That would be the man that President Obama’s predecessor was named for… George Washington.

 

If I were to pen an introductory “lesson” of how certain races lose their HISTORY I would start with the painting of Washington crossing the Delaware River to fight the British troops during our ‘War FOR INDEPENDENCE’. I’d make a point of having students take notice of the DIFFERENT types of soldiers who’d placed their LIVES with the General on that ABSOLUTELY cold morning. And then I’d show them the simple lawn “ornament” that most descendants of slaves DON’T recognize for its IMPORTANCE. Then, I would encourage them to REALLY start asking questions about this NATION’S heroes.

 

After they’ve bombarded their Teacher I’d have them send a letter to the President, asking him to make a special exception for giving out a MEDAL OF HONOR to the youngest recipient in U.S. ‘MILITARY’ history for JOQUE GRAVES. I’d then request that the Honor ceremony take place at the RIPLEY, OHIO, location of the UNDERGROUND RAILROAD MUSEUM. To honor this MONTH of “dusting off” the “hidden” contributions and weave the significances together as a SIGNPOST to mark where the STONE SOUP of FREEDOM can be RE-TASTED, ladled from the MELTING POT that IS this nation named  THE UNITED States OF America.

I received a comment from a young “OPINIONIST” by the name of ‘JONOLAN’ for the companion post of this subject. This was written BEFORE the Joque Graves article. This answers many “opinions” of what OUR history may ACTUALLY CONTAIN. Remember that “history” is, more often than not, WRITTEN BY the “WINNERS”. A battle won IS NOT the ENTIRE WAR.