Something to Think About …. “🤔 It’s Empathy, It’s Human 🤔 …. “!!


~EMPATHY~

PUTTING MYSELF IN THEIR SHOES

the action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts and experience of another of either the past or present without having the feelings, thoughts, and experience fully communicated in an objectively explicit manner.

Also : the capacity for this.

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Thoughts for today, #438 …. “First they came …. new version …. for the current reality …. “!!


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~~November 29, 2016~~ 

FIRST THEY CAME … 

Niemöller is perhaps best remembered for his quotation.

Many are aware of the of the time period he wrote about.

Many versions have been adapted since.

Here we have the one that applies for the current reality in this country.

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MARTIN NIEMÖLLER

“FIRST THEY CAME FOR THE SOCIALISTS …”

Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) was a prominent Protestant pastor who emerged as an outspoken public foe of Adolf Hitler and spent the last seven years of Nazi rule in concentration camps.

The quotation stems from Niemöller’s lectures during the early postwar period.

Different versions of the quotation exist. These can be attributed to the fact that Niemöller spoke extemporaneously and in a number of settings.

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Thoughts for today, #349 .… “Welcome To My World …. “!!


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~~March 2, 2016~~ 

THIS REALITY ALWAYS REMINDS ME OF PASTOR NIEMOLLER

Why do I use this graphic with the pastor’s poem?

Because in any sane mind,  we find hard time explaining the state of American politics.

Most of all rise of Donald Trump.

He’s come after almost every ethnic groups, many established personalities and caters to white, right-wing fundamentalists.

If you are lucky not to be in any of these groups, consider that, when it’s your time, no one will be there to rescue you.

Maybe this is what’s happened in the Middle East.

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“They came first for the Communists,
and I did not speak up, because I wasn’t a Communist.
Then they came for the Jews,
and I did not speak up, because I wasn’t a Jew.
Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I did not speak up, because I wasn’t a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Catholics,
and I did not speak up, because I was a Protestant.
Then they came for me,
and by that time, no one was left to speak up for me.”
Pastor Martin Niemöller

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Myriad versions of Pastor Niemöller’s original quote began circulating in the late 1940’s and early 1950’s, yet his exhortative words on the perilous pitfalls of political and social apathy couldn’t be more germane than they are today.

Niemöller originally intended to warn against passive detachment in believing dangerous power persecuting one group wouldn’t eventually seek to target all, as occurred during the Nazis’ rise to power.

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Movie Time …. “Race: Jesse Owens and the 1936 Olympics”!!


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~~February 20, 2016~~ 

RACE

Incredible true story of Gold Champion Jessie Owens

I went to the movies yesterday. I had seen the previews of this film and I knew it was a “must-see” for me.

I have seen some reviews. It seems that some critics feel that the film didn’t “perform” as expected. I don’t really follow what critics say. Most of the time, in my humble opinion .. like the weathermen … they are wrong.

I enjoyed the movie thoroughly.

For history buffs, for sports fans and for any interested in periods of time where ignorance, bigotry, racism and prejudice were the “law of the land”

(Wait … isn’t it still?)

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Race is a 2016 biographical sports-drama film. It is the second feature biopic film about African American athlete Jesse Owens, who won a record-breaking four gold medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games.

Directed by Stephen Hopkins and written by Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse, the film stars Stephan James, Jason Sudeikis, Jeremy Irons, William Hurt, and Carice van Houten.

Principal photography began on July 24, 2014, in Montreal, Canada. Forecast Pictures, Solo Films, and Trinity Race produced the film, Entertainment One released the film in Canada, Focus Features and TriStar Pictures in the United States on February 19, 2016, and Square One Entertainment will release in Germany on May 5, 2016. The film was supported by the Owens family, the Jesse Owens Foundation, the Jesse Owens Trust and the Luminary Group.

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

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Race_(2016_film)

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~~GALLERY~~

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~JESSE OWENS~

James Cleveland “Jesse” Owens (September 12, 1913 – March 31, 1980) was an American track and field athlete and four-time Olympic gold medalist.

Owens specialized in the sprints and the long jump and was recognized in his lifetime as “perhaps the greatest and most famous athlete in track and field history”.

His achievement of setting three world records and tying another in less than an hour at the 1935 Big Ten track meet in Ann Arbor, Michigan, has been called “the greatest 45 minutes ever in sport” and has never been equaled.

At the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin,Germany, Owens won international fame with four gold medals: 100 meters, 200 meters, long jump, and 4 × 100 meter relay.

He was the most successful athlete at the games and as such has been credited with “single-handedly crushing Hitler’s myth of Aryan supremacy.”

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In 1936, Owens arrived in Berlin to compete for the United States at the Summer Olympics. According to fellow American athlete James LuValle, who won bronze in the 400 meters, Owens arrived in Berlin to a throng of fans, many of them young girls, yelling “Wo ist Jesse? Wo ist Jesse?” Many of them had come with scissors and had begun snipping at Owens’ clothing, forcing him to retreat back onto the train.

After that, when Owens left the athletes’ village, he usually had to go with some soldiers to protect him.

In contrast, Adolf Hitler was using the games to show the world a resurgent Nazi Germany.He and other government officials had high hopes that German athletes would dominate the games with victories. Meanwhile, Nazi propaganda promoted concepts of “Aryan racial superiority” and depicted others, including those of African descent, as inferior. Owens countered this by winning four gold medals.

…. and the rest is history …. 

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

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesse_Owens

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~~Race Official Trailer~~

Stephan James, Jason Sudeikis Biographical Drama Movie 

~~Published on Oct 14, 2015~~

(2016 Stephan James, Jason Sudeikis Biographical Drama Movie

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“First they came” ….. Never forget!!


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~~February 14, 2015~~ 

CAN WE BE COMPLICIT THROUGH OUR SILENCE?

Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) was a prominent Protestant pastor who emerged as an outspoken public foe of Adolf Hitler and spent the last seven years of Nazi rule in concentration camps.

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Niemöller is perhaps best remembered for the quotation

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out —
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out —
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out —
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me — and there was no one left to speak for me.

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The quotation stems from Niemöller’s lectures during the early postwar period. Different versions of the quotation exist. These can be attributed to the fact that Niemöller spoke extemporaneously and in a number of settings. Much controversy surrounds the content of the poem as it has been printed in varying forms, referring to diverse groups such as Catholics, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Jews, Trade Unionists, or Communists depending upon the version.

Nonetheless his point was that Germans – in particular, he believed, the leaders of the Protestant churches – had been complicit through their silence in the Nazi imprisonment, persecution, and murder of millions of people.

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Why am I bringing this up today? 

Those who stop by, read and follow this blog know that I’m a fervent advocate for the LGBT community, marriage equality and anti-discrimination in any form. 

As I troll through cyberspace, I found a disturbing piece yesterday about Arkansas and it was also mentioned today by a fellow blogger.

“On Friday,February 13,  Arkansas’s legislature passed a bill preventing cities and counties from enacting their own laws to protect LGBT people”

~Full read here~

http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2015/02/13/arkansas-passes-lgbt-discrimination-bill.html?via=mobile&source=facebook

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“Republican HATE, FEAR, LOATHING – Arkansas Passes Bill to Allow LGBT Discrimination”

~Full read here~

https://thelastofthemillenniums.wordpress.com/2015/02/14/republican-hate-fear-loathing-arkansas-passes-bill-to-allow-lgbt-discrimination/

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My own post … February 13, 2015

https://hrexach.wordpress.com/2015/02/13/something-to-think-about-the-push-back-is-still-there/

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The bills – many modeled on a failed attempt in Arizona last year that drew condemnation from businesses, faith communities, and elected officials in both parties – put all state non-discrimination laws at risk of being undermined or mooted. They threaten not just the LGBT community, but women, members of minority faiths and other minority classes.

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