Some of the darkest pages of America’s History deal primarily with one evil in particular – Slavery. Where in times of old, humans beings were treated as if mere pieces of property through the sin of Slavery, its presence still echoes across the ages to the Present day in the form of this country’s broken race relations. Despite all parties being American citizens, those who are not Caucasian still find themselves in the 21st century being singled out with many non-whites today being treated as if they were citizens of a lesser, second class kind. More often than not this is especially the case whenever a person of color must deal with the police.
Horrifyingly, the tragic fate which recently befell George Floyd is nothing new. Police officers abusing their power through the harassment, violence, and deaths of this country’s black citizens is as old as American History, itself but has become ever more prevalent especially over the last 5 decades. Recent victims who lost their lives to police brutality that immediately come to mind are Trayvon Martin, Sandra Bland, Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Willie Tillman, among countless others with George Floyd being one of the most recent but certainly not the last addition to a list that shows how exponentially worse America’s race relations have become lately, along with the abuses of power displayed by the police.
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Richard Strauss is considered by most music historians to be one of the most innovative artists of the 20th century by virtue of his compositions of symphonic music, opera, tone poems, and lieder or art songs. His musical contributions have been interpreted as both ground-breakingly shocking through his use of dissonance and morally defiant choices of subject matter to the most beautifully sublime.
However, there are those who greatly downplay the influence of the German composer’s work based on actions he took which many interpret on the surface to have been made by a blatant hypocrite and/or weak willed opportunist. Among the musical elite of the present day there are a choice few in Strauss’ field that cannot reconcile the Mercurial composer’s actions with his art. Their argument being deeply rooted in the following moral dilemma:
Should a person’s art be praised and appreciated unto itself despite that person’s actions being interpreted as a willingness to overlook the overt displays of evil that took place over the course of his or her lifetime?
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July 20th of this year marks the 50th Anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s historic walk on the surface of the Moon. Not only was the astronaut destined to take his “one giant step for Mankind”, Neil Armstrong’s actions were also fated to begin the actual Age of Aquarius as well.
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The recent astrological weather has indicated that America and the world at large can no longer act upon decisions based strictly on the needs of individual economies or in the best interest involving the finances of a choice few, the world must move forward as a united whole with humanity basing all of its upcoming actions in scientific fact strictly unto itself.
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Could the planet known as the “Lord of Karma” taking its leave of the sign of Status in order to enter the sign of egalitarian justice precisely as the world is in the midst of facing a global pandemic be taken as a sign?
Sure looks that way to me.
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March 11th, 2020 – The World Health Organization (WHO) officially declares the Corona Virus to be a global pandemic with the strong likelihood of the virus making its presence in every country on the planet.
March 11th, 2020 – The heavenly body known as the “Lord of Karma” transits into the highly karmic or last degree of the sign it naturally rules over, or in other words the planet Saturn becomes newly positioned in the sky at 29 degrees Capricorn.
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Synchronous Sentiments on a Pandemic St. Patrick’s Day by Brad Kronen Being an Irish American, there are certain things you thought you’d never hear for the duration of your mortal life on this planet. Well folks, never say “never”. “New York City’s Saint Patrick’s Day Parade has been cancelled.” For the first […]
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Throughout History one would be hard pressed to find such close friendships between individuals that yielded so much for the benefit of so many.
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The current calendar year unto itself is a highly significant time which marks the evolutionary expansion of American democracy. 2020 is the 100th anniversary of the passing of the 19th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, otherwise called the “Suffrage Amendment” which is better known as the Women’s Right to Vote. This year also honors the pioneer who tirelessly fought for the rights of women in this country, since 2020 marks the 200th birthday of the founder of Women’s Suffrage in the United States, the great Susan B. Anthony.
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