‘RAPE CULTURE’ …. “Which one is worse: the event or the aftermath? …. “!!


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~~September 14, 2016~~ 

RAPE CULTURE 

Brock Turner only spent 3 months in jail because Judge Persky cared more about his future than justice for the survivor.

To defeat #rapeculture we must understand it.

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In feminist theory, rape culture is a setting in which rape is pervasive and normalized due to societal attitudes about gender and sexuality. There is disagreement over what defines rape culture and as to whether any societies currently meet the criteria for a rape culture.

Behaviors commonly associated with rape culture include victim blaming, sexual objectification, trivializing rape, denial of widespread rape, refusing to acknowledge the harm caused by some forms of sexual violence, or some combination of these.

The notion of rape culture has been used to describe and explain behavior within social groups, including prison rape, and in conflict areas where war rape is used as psychological warfare.

Entire societies have been alleged to be rape cultures.

Evidence suggests that rape culture is correlated with other social factors and behaviors. Rape myths, victim blaming, and trivialization of rape have been found to be positively correlated with racism, sexism,homophobia, ageism, classism, religious intolerance, and other forms of discrimination.

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~~Rape Culture USA~~

~~Published on Sep 4, 2014~~

The number of women who have been raped in the United States is huge, and many argue that ‘rape culture‘ is the reason so many get away with it.

But what is Rape Culture, and how does it contribute to these shocking statistics?

AJ+ breaks it down, including some examples from Cee Lo Green, Daniel Tosh, and more.

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IOTD …. Special Edition …. “Terror in Nice, France … “!!


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~~July 15, 2016~~ 

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Terror attack  in Nice, France

At least 84 people have died, including children, after a lorry slammed through a crowd celebrating Bastille Day in the southern French city of Nice

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To start the day …. “Ty Defoe: Native American Artist …. “!!


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~~February 27, 2016~~ 

TWO SPIRITS

Two Spirits, One Dance

A Red Face in the Crowd: Identities of A Native American Two-Spirit Writer

“In shape-shifting, through the arts and social circles, I aspire to bring those who aren’t usually heard to the table. I raise these questions: How can we all utilize our artistic practice to challenge the formulas of privilege? How can creative artists and decision makers challenge their infrastructure to build a new nation of theatre?

In my Trans/two-spirit communities, we can use theatre making tools to express, to heal, to celebrate, and to tell our stories on stages. There is a teaching I received when I was given a sacred hoop dance. It was that we are all connected in this great circle of life.

The symbol of the hoop is important because it unifies all living things.

In a circle there are no corners in which to hide, and in this circle unifying all living things, we must stand next to and across from each other as equals. Healing, celebrating, telling together, though our stories differ.

A new nation of theatre.”

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~~Two Spirits, One Dance For Native American Artist~~

~~Published on Feb 25, 2016~~

“Two-spirit” is how some Native Americans describe people whose gender identity doesn’t fit as strictly male or female. Meet Ty DeFoe, who’s using traditional dance to take this gender identity back from the negative connotations established during colonization.

Shot by video journalist Courtney Quirin for AJ+.

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To start the day …. “SCOTUS: Siuation explained in 2 minutes”!!


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~~February 16, 2016~~ 

THE COURT IS SPLIT 4-4

Justice Thomas, Justice Roberts, Justice Breyer, Justice Ruth Ginsburg, Justice Kennedy, Justice Kagan, Justice Alito, Justice Sotomayor, Justice Scalia

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This is a very serious matter.

It presents a precarious situation where the fabric of American Democracy may be up-ended.

The three branches of government are:

EXECUTIVE

JUDICIAL

LEGISLATIVE

As it stands, the wheels of Democracy may stop working properly, as the “Founding Fathers” intended, if the court vacancy isn’t filled soon.

There is “right” in this country. There is “wrong” in this country.

Throwing a wrench in the wheels of  the checks and balances by which this country rules itself, its citizens and its procedures is simply wrong.

President Omaba still has 341 days in office.

He IS the president of the United States whether some  like it and others don’t.

Not allowing him to carry the functions of his office is wrong.

It will be a huge stain in the history of this country, an unprecedented event, if the Republican controlled Congress carries on the threat emitted within two hours of Justice Scallia’s passing.

This isn’t honorable.

This is plain and simple: WRONG!

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How Scalia’s death could upend America
By Erwin Chemerinsky

As the nation is stunned by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, the immediate question is what it will mean for the Supreme Court this year and in the future.

The court has an unusually large number of cases before it this term on controversial issues: abortion, affirmative action, the contraceptive mandate in the Affordable Care Act, the First Amendment rights of non-union members, immigration and voting districting.

The long-established procedure is that for a justice to participate in a ruling, he or she must be on the bench at the time the decision is handed down. Justice Scalia’s vote, therefore, will not be counted in any case this year that has not already been issued. Obviously, in any case where there is a majority without him, the decision still will be forthcoming.

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But there may be a number of 4-4 ties without his vote.

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http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/13/opinions/scalia-supreme-court-future-chemerinsky/

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~What Does Justice Scalia’s Death Mean?~

~Published on Feb 15, 2016~

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s death has raised a lot of questions about what comes next. Here’s what you need to know about the months ahead.

The Court is idealogically split

Hunt is out … gonna get ugly

Presidential elections … stakes have just been raised

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Perspective …. “3,000 Syrian Refugees Life Vests”!!


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~~January 5, 2016~~ 

MESSAGE OF PEACE

There is really no need for words.

The mere number  of discarded life vests show the perspective of the humanitarian crisis which is occurring in the Mediterranean Sea.

Each and every one of those vests represents one life.

On human being fleeing from the conditions of their life as they knew it.

Can we heed the message of peace? Can these senseless wars cease? Can this massive displacement of people stop?

We wonder.

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Refugees’ life jackets are transformed into message of peace on the Greek island of Lesbos

~Megan Specia~

A bright orange peace sign appeared on a hillside on the Greek island of Lesbos on New Year’s Day, transforming a growing pile of life jackets discarded by refugees arriving on the island into a message to the world.

Dozens of Greenpeace and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) volunteers and local supporters teamed up to create the massive peace sign Friday, January 1, 2016, on a hillside overlooking the small strait between Greece and Turkey that has become a main passageway for those fleeing to Europe.

Made up of more than 3,000 life jackets and built by dozens of volunteers, the sign is a way to honor those who have made the journey and to urge peace in the new year, according to Greenpeace.

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Those involved in the project are calling for safe passage to those fleeing war, poverty and oppression.

Thousands of people arrive on the island of Lesbos daily, packed into flimsy rubber dinghies and wooden fishing boats. Most are refugees fleeing conflict in the Middle East and Africa.

More than 1 million migrants and refugees have arrived in Europe by crossing the Mediterranean in the past 12 months. Another 3,700 people perished in the sea last year while attempting the crossing.

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In October and November, so many bodies had washed up on Lesbos that the local morgue ran out of space to house the dead. Tragic scenes played out weekly as ad hoc rescue efforts led by local and international volunteers were unable to deal with the sheer scale of new arrivals.

The life jackets have been slowly piling up in a dump on the island, near the town of Molyvos.

 As those who do manage to make it to shore quickly move further on into Europe, their life jackets stay behind as a growing reminder of the movement of people through the area, as well as the lives that have been lost.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

http://www.aol.com/article/2016/01/02/refugees-life-jackets-are-transformed-into-message-of-peace-on/21290867/

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~3,000 Syrian Refugees Life Vests~

~Published on Jan 3, 2016~

Over 100 volunteers from Greenpeace, MSF, and other organizations just kicked off 2016 with more compassion and grace than ever.

Designed to be a message of hope, 3,000 abandoned life jackets were arranged in the shape of a peace sign on the Greek island Lesbos where thousands of refugees arrived in 2015 seeking solace.

We ALL are connected through HUMANITY!! 

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~Large Peace Sign Made Of Thousands Of Refugees’ Life Jackets~

`Published on Jan 5, 2016~

Thousands of lifejackets left behind by refugees on the Greek coast were used to create a large peace sign.

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To start the day … “Santa and his “Company” have Fun”!!


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~~December 26, 2015~~

SANTA AND HIS “COMPANY” WATER SKY

Santa water skies on the Potomac River in Alexandra, Virginia

The show, including a water-skying Santa, reindeers, elves, the Grinch and Frosty, the Snowman, has been performing for more than thirty years.

The tradition, celebrating its 30th year, will not just see the# Jolly Old Elf on the water, but a whole cast of characters including knee boarding reindeer, flying elves, a jet-skiing Grinch and the only snowman you’ll see this Christmas — Frosty, in a dinghy.

“As it appears in …. full read/full credit”

http://wtop.com/christmas-2015/2015/12/santa-ready-make-splash-alexandria-local-tradition/

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~Santa Takes The Elves And Goes Water Skiing~

~Published on Dec 25, 2015~

It could also be that, after a long day’s work, Santa gets on his jet ski and takes a break.

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To start the day … “This is about Michael Moore’s Campaign”!!


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~~December 18, 2015~~ 

#WeAreAllMuslims

First of all, I’m back.

After a few days off, I’m back to the grind. I must say that I missed it and missed all of you. It’s hard for me to stay away.  With that said, let’s get down to business.

I’m aware that I’ve been reluctant to continue to give “the donald” any time in this “spot”. However, even though this post talks about him, my intention is to feature Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Michael Moore.

It gives me hope, and dare I think, that some are standing up to the continued rhetoric, inane words, bigotry and incendiary and dangerous, hateful words of the front-runner GOP candidate.

I leave you with this.

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I went & stood in front of Trump Tower & held a sign until the police came. Then I went home & wrote Donald a letter.

Here it is:

Dear Donald Trump,

You may remember (you do, after all, have a “perfect memory!”), that we met back in November of 1998 in the green room of a talk show where we were both scheduled to appear one afternoon. But just before going on, I was pulled aside by a producer from the show who said that you were “nervous” about being on the set with me. She said you didn’t want to be “ripped apart” and you wanted to be reassured I wouldn’t “go after you.”

“Does he think I’m going to tackle him and put him in a choke hold?” I asked, bewildered.

“No,” the producer replied, “he just seems all jittery about you.”

“Huh. I’ve never met the guy. There’s no reason for him to be scared,” I said. “I really don’t know much about him other than he seems to like his name on stuff. I’ll talk to him if you want me to.”

And so, as you may remember, I did. I went up and introduced myself to you. “The producer says you’re worried I might say or do something to you during the show. Hey, no offense, but I barely know who you are. I’m from Michigan. Please don’t worry — we’re gonna get along just fine!”

You seemed relieved, then leaned in and said to me, “I just didn’t want any trouble out there and I just wanted to make sure that, you know, you and I got along. That you weren’t going to pick on me for something ridiculous.”

“Pick on” you? I thought, where are we, in 3rd grade? I was struck by how you, a self-described tough guy from Queens, seemed like such a fraidey-cat.

You and I went on to do the show. Nothing untoward happened between us. I didn’t pull on your hair, didn’t put gum on your seat. “What a wuss,” was all I remember thinking as I left the set.

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And now, here we are in 2015 and, like many other angry white guys, you are frightened by a bogeyman who is out to get you. That bogeyman, in your mind, are all Muslims. Not just the ones who have killed, but ALL MUSLIMS.

Fortunately, Donald, you and your supporters no longer look like what America actually is today. We are not a country of angry white guys. Here’s a statistic that is going to make your hair spin: Eighty-one percent of the electorate who will pick the president next year are either female, people of color, or young people between the ages of 18 and 35. In other words, not you. And not the people who want you leading their country.

So, in desperation and insanity, you call for a ban on all Muslims entering this country. I was raised to believe that we are all each other’s brother and sister, regardless of race, creed or color. That means if you want to ban Muslims, you are first going to have to ban me. And everyone else.

We are all Muslim.

Just as we are all Mexican, we are all Catholic and Jewish and white and black and every shade in between. We are all children of God (or nature or whatever you believe in), part of the human family, and nothing you say or do can change that fact one iota. If you don’t like living by these American rules, then you need to go to the time-out room in any one of your Towers, sit there, and think about what you’ve said.

And then leave the rest of us alone so we can elect a real president who is both compassionate and strong — at least strong enough not to be all whiny and scared of some guy in a ballcap from Michigan sitting next to him on a talk show couch. You’re not so tough, Donny, and I’m glad I got to see the real you up close and personal all those years ago.

We are all Muslim. Deal with it.

All my best,
Michael Moore

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P.S. I’m asking everyone who reads this letter to go here (http://michaelmoore.com/weareallmuslim) and sign the following statement: “WE ARE ALL MUSLIM” — and then post a photo of yourself holding a homemade sign saying “WE ARE ALL MUSLIM” on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram using the hashtag #WeAreAllMuslim. I will post all the photos on my site and send them to you, Mr. Trump. Feel free to join us.

P.P.S. To sign my statement for #WeAreAllMuslim, go here on my website: http://michaelmoore.com/weareallmuslim

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~Donald Trump Has A Message From Michael Moore~

We Are All Muslim

~Published on Dec 17, 2015~

American documentary filmmaker Michael Moore published a letter criticizing Donald Trump’s proposal to ban all Muslims from entering the U.S.

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To start the day …. “Starbucks … and the Red Cups”!!


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~~November 10, 2015~~ 

TALE OF THE RED CUPS 

Just when you think you have heard it all, along comes a story that takes the prize.

I’ve always thought that the actual and ever-increasing commercialization of Christmas is too much and too early.

The ads, the decorations, the conversations and disagreements about Christmas start in early autumn, even before Thanksgiving’s had a chance for glory.

The motto: “The War On Christmas“.

This year is no exception and all the hoopla has appeared over the lunatic actions and crazy rants of an “overzealous pastor” whose past actions have been quite questionable.

Here’s a gist of this story. I personally think I wouldn’t want this “pastor guy” representing me in any way.

You decide.

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‘War On Christmas’ Apparently Now Being Fought With Coffee Cups

The 2015 holiday season has barely begun and the first shots in the War On Christmas have already been fired in the form of Starbucks coffee cups:

Some people are angry about Starbucks’ new holiday cups. Really angry.

What is the issue, exactly?

In previous years, Starbucks’ iconic holiday cups, which the chain uses in lieu of white cups in November and December, featured wintry or Christmas-themed designs like snowflakes, ornaments and nature scenes. This year, the cups are more minimalist – a red ombre design that Jeffrey Fields, Starbucks’ vice president of design, said was meant to embrace “the simplicity and the quietness” of the holiday season.

This is a huge problem for some people, who feel that the plain red cups are oppressing Christians by insulting Christmas.

“This is a denial of historical reality and the great Christian heritage behind the American Dream that has so benefited Starbucks,” Andrea Williams of the U.K.-based organization Christian Concern told Breitbart. “This also denies the hope of Jesus Christ and His story so powerfully at this time of year.”

To clarify, it’s not like the previous cups were decked out in crosses and mangers. It’s unclear why a drawing of a winking snowman or a dog sledding, for instance, is more “Christian” than a plain red and green (you know, Christmas colors) cup.

But either way, angry Starbucks patrons have a solution.

Former pastor Joshua Feuerstein claimed in a viral Facebook video that he had “pranked” Starbucks by simply telling them his name was “Merry Christmas” — thus forcing the surely unimpressed barista to write the words “Merry Christmas” on the cup.

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Feuerstein also noted that he brought a gun into the coffee shop, in spite of Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz’ request that patrons leave their firearms at home. Ho ho, good one!

In the video, Feuerstein encouraged people to similarly claim that their names are “Merry Christmas” and to use the hashtag #MerryChristmasStarbucks. Social media users have been expressing their support for the “prank.”

While this entire “War On Christmas” meme is obviously ridiculous, especially since if there is a “war” on Christmas it’s obvious that Christmas has one judging by the fact that the “holiday” season seems to start earlier and earlier every year, it is part of a larger phenomenon on the right that plays itself out on the political stage.

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‘War On Christmas’ Apparently Now Being Fought With Coffee Cups

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~~OTHER SOURCES~~ 

http://www.examiner.com/article/christians-freak-out-after-starbucks-alters-their-holiday-coffee-cup-design

http://reverbpress.com/politics/starbucks-wages-war-christians-satire/

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Did Starbucks Just Declare A ‘War On Christmas’ With Red Cups?

~Published on Nov 9, 2015~

Is Starbucks declaring a war on Christmas?

A guy on the internet named Joshua Feuerstein seems to think so. Conservatives coined the “War on Christmas” about a decade ago, claiming religious persecution when, for example, someone opts to use the all-inclusive phrase ‘Happy Holidays’ instead of ‘Merry Christmas.’

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At the end of the day …. “Policing Schools: Why Are There Cops In Schools?”!!


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~~October 30, 2015~~ 

COPS IN CLASS

Is ‘zero tolerance‘ still the right approach?

By Ashley Fantz, CNN

It seems to happen all the time.

Police are called to a school to deal with students acting out.
Some snapshots from around the country this year: In October, in Chesterfield, South Carolina, police are called because of a fight. Nine students are arrested. In May, sheriff’s deputies use pepper spray to break up a fight at a Naples, Florida, high school. Three students are arrested and 21 students need medical care. In March, New York Police Department safety agents ask a student to remove safety pins holding his glasses together. When the student refuses, the officers reportedly tackle and arrest him.

What’s going on in America’s schools that necessitate seemingly so much police involvement?

Could crime in our schools really be so rampant?

During a week when the country repeatedly watched cell phone video of a student resource officer violently manhandling a South Carolina high school student, many are asking:

What exactly is a school cop’s job and does their presence benefit teachers, administrators and students?

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From the war on drugs to a crackdown on everything

Violent crime in schools has decreased over many years, said Annette Fuentes, who has studied the intersection of law enforcement and primary education for at least a decade and wrote “Lockdown High: When the Schoolhouse Becomes a Jailhouse.”

The path to putting law enforcement in schools was paved by President Ronald Reagan. As part of the 1980’s war against drugs campaign, his administration coined the term “zero tolerance.” That approach to school discipline was primarily intended to curb the increasing menace of gangs and narcotics threatening young people, she said.

The belief that zero tolerance could be applied to other infractions was bolstered when Bill Clinton was president and the Safe Schools Act became law.

But what began as an effort to help schools in urban areas morphed into approach that was often overly harsh, Fuentes said.

“The kids who were criminalized were overwhelmingly black and Latino students,” she said.

“What is clear is that kids who are punished disproportionately to their violation of school codes are more likely to drop out.

Kids who are suspended are more likely to because drop outs.

That means the risk of that kid growing up and falling into real criminal behavior is real.”

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“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

http://www.cnn.com/2015/10/29/us/police-schools-punishment-zero-tolerance/

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~Policing Schools: Why Are There Cops In Schools?~

~Published on Oct 30, 2015~

Since the ’90s, cops are working in more and more schools. But are they really keeping students safe, or pushing students into the school-to-prison pipeline?

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At the end of the day …. “Boat Person: Vietnamese Refugees Look Back”!!


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~~October 2, 2015~~ 

VIETNAMESE BOAT PEOPLE

Let’s go back in history and take a trip down “memory lane”.

The Vietnam War ended on April 30, 1975 with the Fall of Saigon to the North Vietnamese Army and the evacuation of more than 130,000 Vietnamese closely associated with the United States or the South Vietnamese regime.

Vietnamese boat people refers to refugees who fled Vietnam by boat and ship after the Vietnam War, especially during 1978 and 1979, but continuing until the early 1990’s. The term is also often used generically to refer to all the Vietnamese (about 2 million) who left their country by any means between 1975 and 1995. This article uses “boat people” to apply only to those who fled Vietnam by boat.

The number of boat people leaving Vietnam and arriving safely in another country totalled almost 800,000 between 1975 and 1995. Many of the refugees failed to survive the passage, facing danger and hardship from pirates, over-crowded boats, and storms. The boat people’s first destinations were the Southeast Asian countries of Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. The mass flight of hundreds of thousands of boat people from Vietnam in 1978 and 1979 caused an international humanitarian crisis with the Southeast Asian countries increasingly unwilling to accept more boat people on their shores. After negotiations and an international conference in 1979, Vietnam agreed to limit the flow of people leaving the country, the Southeast Asian countries agreed to admit the boat people temporarily, and the rest of the world, especially the developed countries, agreed to assume most of the costs of caring for the boat people and to resettle them in their countries.

From refugee camps in Southeast Asia, the great majority of boat people were resettled in developed countries, more than one-half in the United States and most of the remainder in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom. Several tens of thousands were repatriated to Vietnam, either voluntarily or involuntarily. Programs and facilities to carry out resettlement included the Orderly Departure Program, the Philippine Refugee Processing Center, and the Comprehensive Plan of Action.

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These people were displaced as a direct consequence of the Vietnam war.

Ideologies, beliefs, convictions, policies, intervention in an unknown region were applied to this country.

“The invaders” lacked knowledge about the country that was invaded.

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The role of the United States in the Vietnam War began after the Second World War and escalated into full commitment during what is termed the Vietnam War from 1959 to 1975.

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This historical fact can be brought to our present times and applied to the massive exodus that is occurring in the Middle East as a consequence of the war in Syria.

The common factor: human beings fleeing areas of conflict, danger, oppression, violence and death.

Looking and hoping for a better future for their families.

It seems seems to me that history is repeating itself.

As humans, this race hasn’t learned any life lessons.

The powers that be continue to impose destruction,conflict and chaos in areas were they don’t belong.

Will we ever learn to live in peace?

Can we be compassionate with those that are leaving their homes behind?

I wonder.

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~I Was A Boat Person: Vietnamese Refugees Look Back~

~Published on Oct 1, 2015~

Decades ago, Vietnamese refugees made boat journeys just as dangerous as those facing Syrians today.

This is their story.

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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