The Textual, Tactile, Tittilating, Tantrum-ridden, Totally multimedia musings & sometime portfolio of Dangerfield Newby, by and through is instrument on Earth, Christopher Alan Chambers. Newby died in 1859 in John Brown's raid on the federal company town of Harpers Ferry. White townspeople fed his dead body to pigs. He joined Brown to forstall the sale of his wife, not to start a revolution. And in dying, he started a revolution. His body's long disintegrated into loam; his consciousness survives in bits and bytes. Enjoy. Engage. Enrage.
Chambers is alive, of course, and lives 80 miles from Harpers Ferry in Washington DC. He teaches at Georgetown University, contributes to RT America, MSNBC and Smithsonian Magazine.
This was a man who actually was a big fan of Nelson Rockefeller, Mitt Romney’s dad George, and even Nixon before Nixon embraced rightwing nuts to get ahead…
He is speaking out against Barry Goldwater in 1964. His words could be transposed to the GOP of today…
"The Republican Party geared its appeal and program to racism, reaction, and extremism. All people of goodwill viewed with alarm and concern the frenzied wedding at the Cow Palace of the KKK with the radical right. The “best man” at this ceremony was a senator whose voting record, philosophy, and program were anathema to all the hard-won achievements of the past decade.
Senator Goldwater had neither the concern nor the comprehension necessary to grapple with this problem of poverty in the fashion that the historical moment dictated. On the urgent issue of civil rights, Senator Goldwater represented a philosophy that was morally indefensible and socially suicidal. While not himself a racist, Mr. Goldwater articulated a philosophy which gave aid and comfort to the racist. His candidacy and philosophy would serve as an umbrella under which extremists of all stripes would stand. In the light of these facts and because of my love for America…”
…In fact, they did the exact opposite when the Republican administration does the exact same thing that is now at the center of the Obama scandal involving the Associated Press—that is, seizing phone records of reporters. (Please note: The issue here isn’t whether they are right or wrong. What…
Me examining Scott Pelley’s speech at Quinnipiac University on TV news fails. Mea Culpa? Inside view on how the sausage is made…or genuflecting to be one with his predecessors, Saint Cronkite and Saint Murrow?
Every time I look back to this photo, I feel uncomfortable — it haunts me. It’s as if they are saying to me, we are not a number — not only cheap labor and cheap lives. We are human beings like you. Our life is precious like yours, and our dreams are precious too. — Taslima Akhter.
Image: Two victims of a garment factory building collapse in Savar, Bangladesh by Taslima Akhter via Time Lightbox. Select to embiggen.
Of course on Fox Business News they say: At least they had jobs. Life is cheap in that part of the world. Would you rather pay more for a blouse made by union-boss poisoned surly blacks abiding sick leave, amnestied Latinos or mumbling hillbillies making $20/hr?