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  posted on 1/19/2007 at 01:17 PM
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Helter-Skelter
I remember this was on the juke box in the student lounge when I was in high school (got played a lot). But the later Manson family fiasco is what I usually think of when I hear the term now. Recall reading the many news accounts, seeing the televised accounts of the hideous murders out in CA then the capture of Charles & his minions, the trial, and the show it turned into with shaved heads and swastikas etched into foreheads. I read Bugliosi's book - thought he did a good job of relating all that happened then. To see Manson today - he's still as crazy as ever...this is a broken individual beyond any kind of fixing. I saw the 3 girls who where sentenced for their parts in the murders on a television program not long ago and although I deplore their actions (I can't imagine anybody having enough control over my thinking to drive me to do something so dispicable) I had to pity them the lives they've made. They all seem to be intelligent women and I can only wonder at their lives had they not gotten involved with a man named Charlie (who they despise now). I also think they are right where they need to be in prison - murder is murder and we all have choices.

 

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  posted on 1/20/2007 at 09:20 AM
Jan 20-21, 2007....Grip or Get a Grip

take control. Possibly comes from "get a hold of yourself".
Example: "So Snookie left you; get a grip, life goes on"

 

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  posted on 1/20/2007 at 09:27 AM
I have said this many times

 

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  posted on 1/20/2007 at 12:55 PM
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I have said this many times


Yup me too, still do. Some of the youngsters at work just gimme a look

But then they all know that " I'm just stuck in the 70's "

Ole' Hippy Chick

 

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  posted on 1/20/2007 at 05:22 PM
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I have said this many times


Yup me too, still do. Some of the youngsters at work just gimme a look

But then they all know that " I'm just stuck in the 70's "

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  posted on 1/22/2007 at 05:20 AM
Jan 22,2007....Cooke, Sam 1/22/1936- 12/11/1964

singer/songwriter whose gospel/soul background and sweet voice made his recordings some of the most romantic moments of our lives

 

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"It isn't what you sing that is so important", said Sam's father, "but rather the fact that God gave you a good voice to use. He must want you to make people happy by singing, so go ahead and do so."

With these words of encouragement, he did just that. At the height of his fame in the gospel world and with the screams of believers raising him up and being raised up by him, Sam left it all behind.

 

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  posted on 1/22/2007 at 05:40 PM
What a voice he had!

 

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  posted on 1/22/2007 at 05:42 PM
Thinking, did they ever resolve that shooting? That was really strange how that alll came about!

 

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  posted on 1/23/2007 at 06:58 AM
Jan 23,2007...Declaration of Indian Purpose

was presented at the American Indian Conference in Chicago in 1967, organized by the National Congress of American Indians. It beagan, "We....have a right to choose our own way of life. Since our Indian culture is slowly being absorbed by American society, we believe we have a responsibility of preserving our precious heritage...."

 

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“What we ask of America is not charity”

One of the most significant events in 20th-century Indian history—the American Indian Chicago Conference. Organized by the late Sol Tax, Professor in Anthropology, the conference took place at the University Of Chicago in June 1961

In the early 1950s, the federal government began “terminating” tribes, no longer recognizing them as sovereign governments. Tax, a top academic expert on American Indians, was asked to make policy suggestions at this critical time, known as the “termination period.”

Tax insisted that Native Americans, not he, should be consulted. He invited more than 400 representatives from 90 tribal groups to Chicago to help prepare the “Declaration of Indian Purpose,” the first unified position statement on Native Americans’ relationship to the U.S. government

“Tax had respect for the integrity of Native American communities during the era when the idea of the melting pot was popular,” said Terry Straus, Professor in the Master of Arts Program in Social Science and a former doctoral student of Tax’s. “As an Indian view of Indian policy, the declaration has influenced American Indian affairs ever since.”

 

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Speaking of American Indians in Chicago, Dutch, this past weekend I had the opportunity to shed a little light on unfortunate Illinois history for my brothers' kids. We were driving around Morris, on the Illinois River, and went to a cemetery to find the boulder marking the grave of Chief Shabbona, whose name the kids knew from where they live, up closer to Chicago, because of the names of a state park and the local scout council or something. I didn't give all the following history, but . . .

In 1800 the Potawatomi were the main Indians around the Chicago area (and through much of northern Illinois), sharing the land with only a handful of traders at the mouth of the Chicago River, where it empties into Lake Michigan (much closer to Michigan Ave. than currently). In 1803 the U.S. Army built Fort Dearborn on a hill overlooking the mouth of the river.

During the War of 1812, the Potawatomi became strongly allied with the British and came to the fort and demanded that the inhabitants leave. As the entire populace of the fort and environs, plus friendly Miami Indians--148 people in all--was being escorted south along the lake by some 500 Potawatomi warriors, they were set upon by the warriors. Many were massacred and mutilated on the spot (near the later Prairie Avenue); or taken prisoner, tortured all night, and then killed; or taken or sold into slavery. A few palefaces were immediately let go (like because of their relation to traders the Indians had liked), but over half the non-Native Americans and most of the Miami had been killed.
http://www.galafilm.com/1812/e/events/ftdearborn.html
http://www.prairieghosts.com/dearborn.html

The fort was rebuilt and remanned the next year. In the teens and twenties, more and more white people came out to the Chicago area, and of course some of them didn't feel like respecting the treaties between the Potawatomi and the U.S. gov't., moving out from Chicago to hunt and farm in Indian territory. This led to many small-scale incidents between the trespassers and the Potawatomi-Ottawa-Chippewa confederation, often getting fatal. The Indians naturally felt like they had to do something to defend their land, and the whites felt that the savagery of the Indians (the torture and mutilations) rendered any agreements with them void. Eventually, the incidents became large scale, culminating in the Black Hawk War (1832), when the Sauk and Fox people, who had been forced across the Mississippi, came back into Illinois.

Shabbona was an Ottawa chief who had become friendlier with the white interlopers than the other chiefs of the confederation. At the time of the Black Hawk War (1832), he warned the white people of impending attacks and otherwise helped out the settlers and even troops trying to move through the land. (I'm not sure how many Ottawa-Potawatomi-Chippewa were still left in Illinois when the Sauk and Fox had been forced out, and I don't think they were militarily allied, particularly, with the Sauk and Fox at all.)

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This was considered treason by the rest of the Potawatomi-Ottawa-Chippewa, and they shunned Shabbona. Out of gratitude and to protect him, the people of the fledgling town of Morris took him in and even set him up as a homesteader on some land nearby. He died there in the 1850s and was buried with honors in Evergreen Cemetery. Several members of his family, including women (daughters?) named Mary, are also buried near the boulder.
http://www.canalcor.org/Evergreen.html
http://www.newton.dep.anl.gov/natbltn/700-799/nb748.htm


This is about 3-1/2 paragraphs more than what I told my brother's kids. The older nephew seemed surprised and concerned that this had occurred in Illinois, which he might have felt was, since it's not part of the Wild West, also not part of the conflict between white and red man running from east to west throughout most of American history.

 

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  posted on 1/23/2007 at 05:06 PM
White man screwed the Indians good but they are getting the last laugh!

We got them drunk took their land. Put them in reservations(which is a nice word for detenton camp) and kept our eye on them. Tried to conform them to our ways and if they rebelled we killed them. (I use we as a general term for white man)

Now Indians finally found something to do with the useless land. They built casinos to get white man drunk and take his money. The money they get from the revenue they purchase whiteman's land. The Indians are big givers to be influential in the goverment.

Funny how they turned it around and used the same tactics legally!

I for one am happy for them.

 

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  posted on 1/23/2007 at 05:51 PM
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Speaking of American Indians in Chicago, Dutch, this past weekend I had the opportunity to shed a little light on unfortunate Illinois history for my brothers' kids. We were driving around Morris, on the Illinois River, and went to a cemetery to find the boulder marking the grave of Chief Shabbona, whose name the kids knew from where they live, up closer to Chicago, because of the names of a state park and the local scout council or something. I didn't give all the following history, but . . .

In 1800 the Potawatomi were the main Indians around the Chicago area (and through much of northern Illinois), sharing the land with only a handful of traders at the mouth of the Chicago River, where it empties into Lake Michigan (much closer to Michigan Ave. than currently). In 1803 the U.S. Army built Fort Dearborn on a hill overlooking the mouth of the river.

During the War of 1812, the Potawatomi became strongly allied with the British and came to the fort and demanded that the inhabitants leave. As the entire populace of the fort and environs, plus friendly Miami Indians--148 people in all--was being escorted south along the lake by some 500 Potawatomi warriors, they were set upon by the warriors. Many were massacred and mutilated on the spot (near the later Prairie Avenue); or taken prisoner, tortured all night, and then killed; or taken or sold into slavery. A few palefaces were immediately let go (like because of their relation to traders the Indians had liked), but over half the non-Native Americans and most of the Miami had been killed.
http://www.galafilm.com/1812/e/events/ftdearborn.html
http://www.prairieghosts.com/dearborn.html

The fort was rebuilt and remanned the next year. In the teens and twenties, more and more white people came out to the Chicago area, and of course some of them didn't feel like respecting the treaties between the Potawatomi and the U.S. gov't., moving out from Chicago to hunt and farm in Indian territory. This led to many small-scale incidents between the trespassers and the Potawatomi-Ottawa-Chippewa confederation, often getting fatal. The Indians naturally felt like they had to do something to defend their land, and the whites felt that the savagery of the Indians (the torture and mutilations) rendered any agreements with them void. Eventually, the incidents became large scale, culminating in the Black Hawk War (1832), when the Sauk and Fox people, who had been forced across the Mississippi, came back into Illinois.

Shabbona was an Ottawa chief who had become friendlier with the white interlopers than the other chiefs of the confederation. At the time of the Black Hawk War (1832), he warned the white people of impending attacks and otherwise helped out the settlers and even troops trying to move through the land. (I'm not sure how many Ottawa-Potawatomi-Chippewa were still left in Illinois when the Sauk and Fox had been forced out, and I don't think they were militarily allied, particularly, with the Sauk and Fox at all.)

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This was considered treason by the rest of the Potawatomi-Ottawa-Chippewa, and they shunned Shabbona. Out of gratitude and to protect him, the people of the fledgling town of Morris took him in and even set him up as a homesteader on some land nearby. He died there in the 1850s and was buried with honors in Evergreen Cemetery. Several members of his family, including women (daughters?) named Mary, are also buried near the boulder.
http://www.canalcor.org/Evergreen.html
http://www.newton.dep.anl.gov/natbltn/700-799/nb748.htm


This is about 3-1/2 paragraphs more than what I told my brother's kids. The older nephew seemed surprised and concerned that this had occurred in Illinois, which he might have felt was, since it's not part of the Wild West, also not part of the conflict between white and red man running from east to west throughout most of American history.


Thanks for sharing that Peter, history only locals would know. What a sad chapter in the history of this country.

 

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  posted on 1/23/2007 at 05:52 PM
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White man screwed the Indians good but they are getting the last laugh!

We got them drunk took their land. Put them in reservations(which is a nice word for detenton camp) and kept our eye on them. Tried to conform them to our ways and if they rebelled we killed them. (I use we as a general term for white man)

Now Indians finally found something to do with the useless land. They built casinos to get white man drunk and take his money. The money they get from the revenue they purchase whiteman's land. The Indians are big givers to be influential in the goverment.

Funny how they turned it around and used the same tactics legally!

I for one am happy for them.


Good stuff Rob, thanks.

 

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  posted on 1/24/2007 at 12:15 AM
Dutch, Ayla, and Cupofrob, it's interesting how things have changed for Native Americans since those conferences. I knew they were very marginalized, but I didn't realize their tribal identities were systematically being "terminated" like that.

The current situation isn't ideal, but it represents the pendulum swinging back their way, at least. The whole issue of tribal identity is key because of the stakes (no pun intended) involved in being the member of a tribe and getting a piece of the casino profits. So, if in the '50s many tribes were nearly being written off as extinct, this reflected the fact that whole groups (some of the small ones) had in fact died off or lost all their purity by intermarriage with other Native Americans or others.

Now, with membership in a profitable "minor" tribe being highly sought, some individuals have been stepping forward with proof of 1/8 or 1/16 blood or whatever it takes to be called a member--and suing the tribe if it won't recognize them. The language may be gone, most of the tribe's unique cultural practices may be gone, but the desire to cash in is ensuring that the name and at least part of its legacy will live on. That's a good thing--a safety net preventing extinction and forgetting.

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Black Hawk War

A couple more things about pushing the Native Americans out of Illinois. Thanks for bearing with me as I read up on it and try to get details straightened out.
1. I should have mentioned that Morris is about 60 miles SW of Chicago (also see caption to second map below).

2. Participating in the Black Hawk War was perhaps Abraham Lincoln's first notable deed outside his own little towns. He was 23 and not yet postmaster of New Salem, outside Springfield. So, being made captain of a little band of militia sent up north to fight the Sauk and Fox was his first "official" leadership role. As it turned out, though, Lincoln didn't see any action, because the army and other militias had already chased the Native Americans--the entire tribes, not just the warriors--out of IL and up into Wisconsin, where they pretty well slaughtered most of them.

The following excerpts from a website show the whites' brutality in that campaign.

{July 21} Along the trail {catching up to the tribes NW of modern Madison, WI}, the militiamen also found dozens of Sauks and Foxes, mostly old people and children who were suffering from starvation. Some of them were already dead; the rest were quickly killed. . . .

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Left: "Michigan Territory" on map is modern Wisconsin. Black Hawk led his people from banishment in Iowa, back to their old land in western Illinois, then got chased up into Wisconsin.
Right: Morris, IL, is 22 miles E of Ottawa.

Simplified map showing flight, pursuit, and battle sites:
http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu/fimage/blackhawk/bhw2.php?id=2310

Even though Black Hawk's band had made it across the {Wisconsin} river, the Battle of Wisconsin Heights clearly had a devastating impact. Estimates of the Sauk and Fox dead--either killed in the battle or drowned while crossing the Wisconsin--reached as high as 70. Dodge reported that his Winnebago scouts and his and Henry's militiamen had taken nearly 40 Sauk and Fox scalps after the battle. In contrast, the militiamen had suffered just 1 dead along with 7 or 8 wounded. . . .

{August 1} Under a white flag, Black Hawk waded out into the {Mississippi} river {near the mouth of Wisconsin's Bad Axe River, across from the modern Iowa-Minnesota border} and tried, once again, to surrender. As at Stillman's Run {IL} and Wisconsin Heights, however, the soldiers could not understand him. After ten or fifteen minutes of failed communications, the soldiers on the {steamship} Warrior opened fire on the unprepared Sauks and Foxes. . . .

{August 2} The warriors continued to fight {still near Bad Axe}, hoping to allow time for more of the women and children to cross the {Mississippi} river. Just as Atkinson's troops pushed them {the warriors} back toward the river, the refueled Warrior returned and began firing its cannon into them from behind.

{The rest of this could be boldfaced for special inhumanity.}
The slaughter on the eastern {WI} bank of the river continued for eight hours. The soldiers shot at anyone--man, woman, or child--who ran for cover or tried to swim across the river. They shot women who were swimming with children on their backs; they shot wounded swimmers who were almost certain to drown anyway.
{I've swum in the Mississippi not far from there, and the river is already pretty wide and has a very strong current--it alarmed me.}
Other women and children were killed as they tried to surrender. The soldiers scalped most of the dead bodies. From the backs of some of the dead, they cut long strips of flesh for razor strops.

Of the roughly 400 Native Americans at the battle {of Bad Axe}, most were killed (though many of their bodies were never found), some escaped across the river {must've mostly been in boats and rafts, though some swimmers could've made it}, and a few were taken prisoner. Of the 150 or so who crossed the river on August 1 and 2, moreover, few survived for long. Sioux warriors, acting in support of the army, tracked down most of them within a few weeks. 68 scalps, many from women, and 22 Sauk and Fox prisoners were brought by the Sioux to Joseph M. Street, the federal agent for the Winnebagoes at Prairie du Chien {WI, old French trading settlement, and by then American outpost, 30 mi. south of Bad Axe} in late August.
http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu/blackhawk/page2c.html

{I'm glad Lincoln had as little to do with this as he did.}

 

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Jan 24,2007...Women's Liberation

the modern women's suffrage movment of the early 1960's, whose goals were to ensure access to abortion, equal pay for equal work for women, and tax-supported childcare centers. Their goal was to reach a place of equlaity with men. The movement was exaemplified by The National Organizatin of Women.

 

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Peter that is a horrendous part of our history that needs told and not forgotten.

Thanks again for sharing that with us. Every part of the US has similar stories to share just like that Very sad.

 

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The National Organization for Women's 1966 Statement of Purpose

NOTICE: This is a historic document, which was adopted at NOW's first National Conference in Washington, D.C. on October 29, 1966. The words are those of the 1960s, and do not reflect current language or NOW's current priorities.

We, men and women who hereby constitute ourselves as the National Organization for Women, believe that the time has come for a new movement toward true equality for all women in America, and toward a fully equal partnership of the sexes, as part of the world-wide revolution of human rights now taking place within and beyond our national borders.

The purpose of NOW is to take action to bring women into full participation in the mainstream of American society now, exercising all the privileges and responsibilities thereof in truly equal partnership with men.

We believe the time has come to move beyond the abstract argument, discussion and symposia over the status and special nature of women which has raged in America in recent years; the time has come to confront, with concrete action, the conditions that now prevent women from enjoying the equality of opportunity and freedom of choice which is their right, as individual Americans, and as human beings.

NOW is dedicated to the proposition that women, first and foremost, are human beings, who, like all other people in our society, must have the chance to develop their fullest human potential. We believe that women can achieve such equality only by accepting to the full the challenges and responsibilities they share with all other people in our society, as part of the decision-making mainstream of American political, economic and social life.

We organize to initiate or support action, nationally, or in any part of this nation, by individuals or organizations, to break through the silken curtain of prejudice and discrimination against women in government, industry, the professions, the churches, the political parties, the judiciary, the labor unions, in education, science, medicine, law, religion and every other field of importance in American society.

Enormous changes taking place in our society make it both possible and urgently necessary to advance the unfinished revolution of women toward true equality, now. With a life span lengthened to nearly 75 years it is no longer either necessary or possible for women to devote the greater part of their lives to child- rearing; yet childbearing and rearing which continues to be a most important part of most women's lives -- still is used to justify barring women from equal professional and economic participation and advance.

Today's technology has reduced most of the productive chores which women once performed in the home and in mass-production industries based upon routine unskilled labor. This same technology has virtually eliminated the quality of muscular strength as a criterion for filling most jobs, while intensifying American industry's need for creative intelligence. In view of this new industrial revolution created by automation in the mid-twentieth century, women can and must participate in old and new fields of society in full equality -- or become permanent outsiders.

Despite all the talk about the status of American women in recent years, the actual position of women in the United States has declined, and is declining, to an alarming degree throughout the 1950's and 60's. Although 46.4% of all American women between the ages of 18 and 65 now work outside the home, the overwhelming majority -- 75% -- are in routine clerical, sales, or factory jobs, or they are household workers, cleaning women, hospital attendants. About two-thirds of Negro women workers are in the lowest paid service occupations. Working women are becoming increasingly -- not less -- concentrated on the bottom of the job ladder. As a consequence full-time women workers today earn on the average only 60% of what men earn, and that wage gap has been increasing over the past twenty-five years in every major industry group. In 1964, of all women with a yearly income, 89% earned under $5,000 a year; half of all full-time year round women workers earned less than $3,690; only 1.4% of full-time year round women workers had an annual income of $10,000 or more.

Further, with higher education increasingly essential in today's society, too few women are entering and finishing college or going on to graduate or professional school. Today, women earn only one in three of the B.A.'s and M.A.'s granted, and one in ten of the Ph.D.'s.

In all the professions considered of importance to society, and in the executive ranks of industry and government, women are losing ground. Where they are present it is only a token handful. Women comprise less than 1% of federal judges; less than 4% of all lawyers; 7% of doctors. Yet women represent 51% of the U.S. population. And, increasingly, men are replacing women in the top positions in secondary and elementary schools, in social work, and in libraries -- once thought to be women's fields.

Official pronouncements of the advance in the status of women hide not only the reality of this dangerous decline, but the fact that nothing is being done to stop it. The excellent reports of the President's Commission on the Status of Women and of the State Commissions have not been fully implemented. Such Commissions have power only to advise. They have no power to enforce their recommendation; nor have they the freedom to organize American women and men to press for action on them. The reports of these commissions have, however, created a basis upon which it is now possible to build. Discrimination in employment on the basis of sex is now prohibited by federal law, in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. But although nearly one-third of the cases brought before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission during the first year dealt with sex discrimination and the proportion is increasing dramatically, the Commission has not made clear its intention to enforce the law with the same seriousness on behalf of women as of other victims of discrimination. Many of these cases were Negro women, who are the victims of double discrimination of race and sex. Until now, too few women's organizations and official spokesmen have been willing to speak out against these dangers facing women. Too many women have been restrained by the fear of being called `feminist." There is no civil rights movement to speak for women, as there has been for Negroes and other victims of discrimination. The National Organization for Women must therefore begin to speak.

WE BELIEVE that the power of American law, and the protection guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution to the civil rights of all individuals, must be effectively applied and enforced to isolate and remove patterns of sex discrimination, to ensure equality of opportunity in employment and education, and equality of civil and political rights and responsibilities on behalf of women, as well as for Negroes and other deprived groups.

We realize that women's problems are linked to many broader questions of social justice; their solution will require concerted action by many groups. Therefore, convinced that human rights for all are indivisible, we expect to give active support to the common cause of equal rights for all those who suffer discrimination and deprivation, and we call upon other organizations committed to such goals to support our efforts toward equality for women.

WE DO NOT ACCEPT the token appointment of a few women to high-level positions in government and industry as a substitute for serious continuing effort to recruit and advance women according to their individual abilities. To this end, we urge American government and industry to mobilize the same resources of ingenuity and command with which they have solved problems of far greater difficulty than those now impeding the progress of women.

WE BELIEVE that this nation has a capacity at least as great as other nations, to innovate new social institutions which will enable women to enjoy the true equality of opportunity and responsibility in society, without conflict with their responsibilities as mothers and homemakers. In such innovations, America does not lead the Western world, but lags by decades behind many European countries. We do not accept the traditional assumption that a woman has to choose between marriage and motherhood, on the one hand, and serious participation in industry or the professions on the other. We question the present expectation that all normal women will retire from job or profession for 10 or 15 years, to devote their full time to raising children, only to reenter the job market at a relatively minor level. This, in itself, is a deterrent to the aspirations of women, to their acceptance into management or professional training courses, and to the very possibility of equality of opportunity or real choice, for all but a few women. Above all, we reject the assumption that these problems are the unique responsibility of each individual woman, rather than a basic social dilemma which society must solve. True equality of opportunity and freedom of choice for women requires such practical, and possible innovations as a nationwide network of child-care centers, which will make it unnecessary for women to retire completely from society until their children are grown, and national programs to provide retraining for women who have chosen to care for their children full-time.

WE BELIEVE that it is as essential for every girl to be educated to her full potential of human ability as it is for every boy -- with the knowledge that such education is the key to effective participation in today's economy and that, for a girl as for a boy, education can only be serious where there is expectation that it will be used in society. We believe that American educators are capable of devising means of imparting such expectations to girl students. Moreover, we consider the decline in the proportion of women receiving higher and professional education to be evidence of discrimination. This discrimination may take the form of quotas against the admission of women to colleges, and professional schools; lack of encouragement by parents, counselors and educators; denial of loans or fellowships; or the traditional or arbitrary procedures in graduate and professional training geared in terms of men, which inadvertently discriminate against women. We believe that the same serious attention must be given to high school dropouts who are girls as to boys.

WE REJECT the current assumptions that a man must carry the sole burden of supporting himself, his wife, and family, and that a woman is automatically entitled to lifelong support by a man upon her marriage, or that marriage, home and family are primarily woman's world and responsibility -- hers, to dominate -- his to support. We believe that a true partnership between the sexes demands a different concept of marriage, an equitable sharing of the responsibilities of home and children and of the economic burdens of their support. We believe that proper recognition should be given to the economic and social value of homemaking and child-care. To these ends, we will seek to open a reexamination of laws and mores governing marriage and divorce, for we believe that the current state of `half-equity" between the sexes discriminates against both men and women, and is the cause of much unnecessary hostility between the sexes.

WE BELIEVE that women must now exercise their political rights and responsibilities as American citizens. They must refuse to be segregated on the basis of sex into separate-and-not-equal ladies' auxiliaries in the political parties, and they must demand representation according to their numbers in the regularly constituted party committees -- at local, state, and national levels -- and in the informal power structure, participating fully in the selection of candidates and political decision-making, and running for office themselves.

IN THE INTERESTS OF THE HUMAN DIGNITY OF WOMEN, we will protest, and endeavor to change, the false image of women now prevalent in the mass media, and in the texts, ceremonies, laws, and practices of our major social institutions. Such images perpetuate contempt for women by society and by women for themselves. We are similarly opposed to all policies and practices -- in church, state, college, factory, or office -- which, in the guise of protectiveness, not only deny opportunities but also foster in women self-denigration, dependence, and evasion of responsibility, undermine their confidence in their own abilities and foster contempt for women.

NOW WILL HOLD ITSELF INDEPENDENT OF ANY POLITICAL PARTY in order to mobilize the political power of all women and men intent on our goals. We will strive to ensure that no party, candidate, president, senator, governor, congressman, or any public official who betrays or ignores the principle of full equality between the sexes is elected or appointed to office. If it is necessary to mobilize the votes of men and women who believe in our cause, in order to win for women the final right to be fully free and equal human beings, we so commit ourselves.

WE BELIEVE THAT women will do most to create a new image of women by acting now, and by speaking out in behalf of their own equality, freedom, and human dignity - - not in pleas for special privilege, nor in enmity toward men, who are also victims of the current, half-equality between the sexes - - but in an active, self-respecting partnership with men. By so doing, women will develop confidence in their own ability to determine actively, in partnership with men, the conditions of their life, their choices, their future and their society.

 

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  posted on 1/24/2007 at 09:25 PM
I have never read that! Thanks Ayla

Ed this is also turning out to be quite the history lesson too!

 

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  posted on 1/24/2007 at 09:39 PM

What a good way to refresh memories

Anything to keep the brain shaped-up

It takes so many "hits"

 

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  posted on 1/24/2007 at 09:48 PM
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It takes so many "hits"
ROTFLMAO!!!

 

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  posted on 1/24/2007 at 09:58 PM
I have taken so many hits my brain is permanently warped

 

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  posted on 1/25/2007 at 05:41 AM
Jan 25,2007...Soul on Ice

an important collection of essays on racial injustice in America, published in 1968 by Eldridge Cleaver. Partially writen while Cleaver, a Black American readical, was in jail. The book was published after his release from prison and while a member of the Black Panther Party.


More American History for your a$$es

 

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