By studying the thought patterns, behavior, education and religious background of said periods, one can easily see the cast setup of societies of those times and regions.
Most movies, especially about Royalty, have a dual story line. The movies deal with the lives of the Elite, since that makes us feel good and it's pleasant to look at. Pretty Ladies in their blush dresses, servants, big castles and the ever ending search for more riches for either an inheritance or a suitable marriage to further the wealth agenda. It entered daily discussions and scheming around the dinner table and was a way of life. The fact that servants lived under their own roofs or in very close proximity made absolutely no impact to their society and line of thinking...and vice versa.
My biological sister and I grew up separately and wound up on different continents.
Now, that we are on the back side of sixty we have agreed to compare our history, behaviors, likes and dislikes within our biological family. It is amazing how much we are alike, or at least similar in our thinking and decision making to this day, even though we should have adjusted to our separate environments. It lead us to the conclusion that many things we think, feel and just know and do have to be GENETIC.
At first we thought they were learned behavior.... except that would not apply, since we grew up in such totally different surroundings and were not twins. We also took a good look at our blood ancestry and were able to reenforce our findings through said process.
We were almost shocked at some things and events we discovered. My sister was aware of some things and I was aware of others. Somehow the combination of our knowing formed a somewhat accurate.... or at least....plausible story line, and gave us an uncanny insight into our ancestry and WHY we do the things we do automatically, and why we believe it or not. Our great-grand children display the same traits...even though we are a much more diverse ethnic mixture than we were before.
This is a photo of our Grandfather on our Mother's side. It was taken early 1900.
Europe was pretty much in the Medieval times when the Moors invaded most of the European continent. They brought culture, architecture, classical music and RULED for 800 years. http://realhistoryww.com/world_history/ancient/Misc/True_Negros/The_True_Negro_2a.htm
It is only logical to assume that once power was seized and new Royal lines were established, there was no going back. Roles were reversed, and when Europeans occupied other cultures, it was natural for them to adopt the idea that staying in a superior position was essential.
Fast forward to the American Continent, and the power struggle continued. It would also be logical, to this writer, that division in shades of skin color entered into the equation.
This can also be observed in Creole culture within our own land.
Many more cultures were added and suppressed. The financial empire continued to funnel into Europe during the building of the American-Mexican railroad. It continues to this day, once you continue to trace the ancestry of the modern Elite class.
It would appear resentment of the Royals toward outsiders, foreigners and peasants is on some level rampant, especially within the last decade.
Several friends invited me to see the movie “Lincoln”. I declined because it was my opinion that the movie was not historically accurate. History books in other countries often document historical events and people rather differently than we do in the United
States. (It is now available on Comcast on Demand for $4.99.) Unable to sleep I watched it last night. I thought the movie was excellent, not only that, it was accurate. I am sure Mr. Steven Spielberg had something to do with that. I was in awe that everyone I had talked to about it in the past missed a very important point. It was not President Lincoln's life story, as I was lead to believe; it was about the 13th Amendment! It showed the reason why it was so important to pass such a law in such a short time. Had the decision to free the slaves been overturned, and the Northern Union forces won the war, Africans would have still been considered property and it would have been a very costly undertaking for the upcoming newly established country. Peace was only accomplished after after the 13th Amendment passed. When I first came to this country I befriended Dr. Edgar I. Fuller. He was at one time the treasurer for the KKK. He exposed many ugly facts about the organization and was expelled from the South. He wrote 2 books which were both banned.
The Millstrom, which only 1 copy existed under lock and key at a library/museum- (...not sure which one....) in Detroit, MI. and another book, which dealt with the Civil War and contained pictures of documents proving why the War had very little to do with slavery.
It was hard to search for the book, due to it's title, which is offensive by present day standards. It was under the following heading:
PC alternative to "nigger in the woodpile"
I only found ONE post:
“I am not a member and just happened upon this site. Just wanted to mention that I have a book entitled, "Nigger in the Woodpile" by Dr. Edgar I. Fuller". I was just looking for it to give some more info about it but can't lay my hands on it at the moment. Dr. Fuller is my wife's grandfather. He died in 1980 in Lacey, Washington.
What I did NOT expect in the movie Lincoln was the reversal of the principle of our two present Parties. During that era, Republicans were the compassionate party for the people, and it was the Democratic Party which was totally draconian. I watched a second time, just to be sure that I arrived at the correct conclusion.
In March 2013, we as a people have been very occupied with two issues and new words:
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In economics, austerity describes policies used by governments to reduce budget deficits during adverse economic conditions. These policies can include spending cuts, tax increases, or a mixture of the two. Austerity policies demonstrate governments' liquidity to their creditors and credit rating agencies by bringing fiscal income closer to expenditure.
Most of Europe tried this as a fix for their financial troubles and it was shown not to work.
Isolate or hide away (someone or something): "the artist sequestered himself in his studio for two years".
A general cut in government spending.
sequestrate - seize - isolate - impound - insulate
segregation - sequestration
Whether intentionally or not, this turned out to hurt a large segment of people on a very deep level.
This is from the official White House website. Please take a look and see how your State is effected by this action.
White House estimates of state-by-state impacts of sequestration
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To pressure congressional Republicans to compromise on a way to prevent the looming $85 billion in automatic spending cuts, the White House on Sunday released estimates of how it says the so-called sequester — scheduled to take effect March 1 — could affect programs in every state. The GOP has questioned this administration's methodology.
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Here is the breakdown by category:
Teachers and schools
Vaccines for children
Nutrition assistance for seniors
STOP Violence Against Women Program
Clean air and water
What I learned during these many hours of reviewing history showed me that until we become ONE HUMAN RACE with equal opportunity and equal rights for ALL, it allows for little room to change our circumstances in present day.
Anti-discrimination laws are of little avail.
We cannot expect a class of people with NO point of reference as to how the rest of the people live, to EVER understand why we need equality in RESPECT and the right to provide for our families. I am of the opinion that since things were done a certain way it is an in-bred part of some people's existence and way of life.
Since they have neither a point of reference nor see any other way of looking at things, it cannot change the way they feel.
I KNOW that we can show love and compassion to our fellow man and give a fair chance to those of us who need it. In case I am just outright wrong.....
...Fetch for yourself...
Love and Light
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