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“Theology of Junk” by Brazilian Poet Manoel de Barros

From the Rosaliene Bacchus Blog.

Three Worlds One Vision

Giant Water Lily - Victoria Amazonia - Pantanal - Mato Grosso do Sul - Brazil

Giant water lily, Victoria Amazonica – Pantanal – Mato Grosso do Sul – Center-West Brazil
Photo Credit: Andre Dib/WWF

My Poetry Corner February 2018 features the poem “Theology of Junk” (Teologia do Traste) by Brazilian poet, lawyer, and farmer Manoel de Barros (1916-2014). Born in Cuiába, Mato Grosso, he was a year old when his father decided to start a cattle ranch in Pantanal, the world’s largest wetland area, in Mato Grosso do Sul. The young Manoel grew up playing in the yard, between the pens and the “unimportant things” that would influence his poetry.

In “Manoel by Manoel,” he describes his childhood experience:

… I used to play pretending that stone
was lizard. That a can was a ship. That the sloth was a
little problematic creature and equal to a young grasshopper.
I grew up playing on the ground, among ants. Of a
childhood free and…

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USA Racism – The Betrayal by the Black Elite – video

Black History Month – February

USA Racism – The Betrayal by the Black Elite – video

In this episode of Days of Revolt host Chris Hedges continues his conversation with Dr. Cornel West to discuss the way in which the black prophetic tradition has been supplanted by black elitism and individualism.

TheRealNews  –  Published on Aug 11, 2015

USA Racism: James Baldwin delivers earth shattering speech at Cambridge University (1964)

Black History Month – February

James Baldwin delivers earth shattering speech at Cambridge University during a debate with William F. Buckley (1964)

More info on James Baldwin below:

James Baldwin – Wikipedia  <click

The Reparations Debate – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

The Reparations Debate – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Who should benefi t from reparations? The answer is that anyone that was forcibly displaced by colonialism has the right to argue for redress. They include those from the African continent, from Asia, Europe, and the native peoples. This means that Blacks, Indians, Chinese, Portuguese, poor whites and Amerindians have a valid claim for reparations.

Eric Williams said that a man in a coffin had more room than those in a slave ship. The history is familiar. Slavery was inhumane, brutal and nasty. When the ‘door of no return’ was opened millions of Africans were transplanted to other countries. Their entry shaped the demography, economy and culture of America and the West Indies.      Continue reading

1995 Video Surfaces Of Obama Revealing Who He REALLY Is [Video] |

1995 Video Surfaces Of Obama Revealing Who He REALLY Is [Video] 

A new video has been unearthed of Barrack Obama from 1995. The video, used to promote Obama’s book Dreams from My Father, reveals insight into the man the president was before he entered the national stage.

Schools: Early Sex Education or Imposed Indoctrination – By Yvonne Sam

Schools should be centres of Education not  mentors of Indoctrination

By Yvonne Sam – letter to the Editor,  Kaieteur News

With a heavy heart, I read the impassioned plea of the writer in  Kaieteur News January 20, 2018 (see letter below),  as he called on parents and members of the community to do their utmost in ensuring that the appropriate educational authorities refrain from emulating Western Europe and North America as regards the curriculum on sex education, especially the proposal of the LGBT, to introduce homosexuality and gender issues in the schools.

To coin a quote from the famous 18th century British poet Alexander Pope ”Hope springs eternal in the human breast”. This may be one issue that the reader may be forced to put to rest, as the horse has already left the stable.   Continue reading

Is sex the answer to your relationship woes? – By Amelia Hill – The Guardian

 – Sun 21 Jan 2018 – The Guardian

Michele Weiner-Davis, the marriage-guidance counsellor, explains why she thinks having sex – even if you don’t feel like it – is the foundation of a happy relationship

How does it make you feel when your partner is cold and distant? Or when they’re critical and prickly? Does it make you want to rip their clothes off, order in a vat of whipped cream and install a chandelier to swing from?

No? Well there’s your problem – according, at least, to Michele Weiner-Davis, the marriage-guidance counsellor whose Ted talk (SEE VIDEO BELOW), explaining her unconventional advice to warring couples has been viewed almost 3.5 million times online.         Continue reading

The 100 best nonfiction books of all time:-By Robert McCrum  – The Guardian

The 100 best nonfiction books of all time: the full list

By Robert McCrum  – The Guardian

After two years of careful reading, moving backwards through time, Robert McCrum has concluded his selection of the 100 greatest nonfiction books. Take a quick look at five centuries of great writing.:

Composite for the 100 best nonfiction books of all time list

1. The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert (2014) 
An engrossing account of the looming catastrophe caused by ecology’s “neighbours from hell” – mankind.

2. The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion (2005)
This steely and devastating examination of the author’s grief following the sudden death of her husband changed the nature of writing about bereavement.


Some Surprising Biological Differences between Men and Women 

Some Surprising Differences between Men and Women 


It is not uncommon to hear people say “it’s a man’s job,” when referring to specific tasks. Although this statement is not true at all, it still has a certain basis inherent in human biology.
The differences between the sexes do not only add up to our reproductive organs, but also the structure of our bodies, the type of hormones that are secreted, and the changes that have occurred over many years in the evolutionary processes. Today you’ll discover what the surprising biological differences are between men and women.

U.S. Politicians and Public Criticized for ‘Whitewashing’ King’s Legacy

U.S. Politicians and Public Criticized for ‘Whitewashing’ King’s Legacy

Martin Luther King – Jan 15, 1983 when that date became a national Holiday

“MLK is celebrated only by ignoring and deleting his core beliefs: that real social progress was impossible without ending imperialism, militarism, and economic inequality.”

“Modern day Republicans and Democrats often speak as if they love King, even as they excoriate the real heirs to his legacy: the Black Lives Matter activists and other social justice warriors who fight for racial and economic liberation.”
—Steven Thrasher,    The Guardian
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