Daily Archives: July 13, 2021

SLEEPING CHILDREN AWAKE (Full Version) (©1991)…

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Date: July 13, 2021

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“Sleeping Children Awake (SCA) was shot in 1991 and televised in 1992. It was one of the earliest independant, feature length documentaries to be broadcast on the crucial subject of the Residential School System . SCA won several awards including “Best Canadian Documentary 1993” (CanPro) and was screened at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s national events held in Winnipeg, Manitoba 2010, and Saskatchewan 2012.

Residential Schools operated in Canada from the 1800’s until 1996. These schools were a primary weapon of the government and the missionaries in their attempt to systematically destroy Native culture. Generations of First Nations people have been scarred from the affects of that policy.

Grand Chief Phil Fontaine (a residential school survivor) said, “The first step in healing is disclosure.”

In this spirit, “Sleeping Children Awake” illuminates the voices of the many former residents and their families, including Elijah Harper (M.P.) and the late Art Solomon ( Elder, Author).

These recollections and experiences are bridged with dramatic excerpts from Shirley Cheechoo’s autobiographical play, “Path with No Moccasins”. Shirley shares an emotional account of her experiences in residential school, a subsequent destructive lifestyle and her journey back into wholeness.

The documentary features the songs of Maria Linklater and artwork of various accomplished artists.

“Sleeping Children Awake” is both a personal record of this nations’ history and a tribute to the enduring strength of Native Cultures.”

2:00…”When I was a young kid all I wore was moccasins, til I went away to residential school. When I got to residential school, everything was taken away from me…my sexuality…my culture…my language…my family…the whole…this is like being put in a box and you can’t move.” – Shirley Cheechoo

There used to be a day, where one could talk about these things out in the open…and it was a day, not so terribly long ago…a day when we imagined, the ice was nearly ready to melt…and the seized voices about to be free…and the settlement with reality about to take place.

Today…we still have masses who keep their heads down…non-empathic drones who shout down the outliers, chanting the lies they’ve been ordered to think and repeat…They remain so utterly divorced from being human…from psychologically existing in true reality.

This may sound like I am disheartened…

…I am not…I simply recognize all the work in front of us.

…But we have something which the psychologically neutered do not…

…We still have our natural connection, to understand what being human means.

…The Spark Remains.

It’s when you realize the depths of depravity, within the atrocities the powerful are willing to inflict upon the powerless…that you cannot remain silent any longer.

Note: Yes…I realize the reference to sexuality taken away from Shirley Cheechoo as a child, is vague…It’s unclear if this is a reference to being sexually abused by the people keeping and tormenting her…or if her own sexual identity and expression [something which was much more open and free in Native Indian culture] had been suppressed, and turned into an internalized psychological shame [as christian organizations are notorious for doing].


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Disney is for EVERYBODY. Except Poor People…


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Date: July 13, 2021

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“An article is making the rounds about how Disney Parks are for EVERYONE and if you think it’s “woke” then it’s not for YOU. Actually, it’s not for anyone making under six figures a year at this point. It doesn’t matter how “diverse and inclusive” Disney makes the parks… most people can’t afford it anymore. Did we mention that the author seems to be a full-time Disney spokesperson on a bunch of different blogs? Yeah, that’s not surprising…”

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Trump’s Kraken Lawyers HILARIOUSLY Turn On Each Other…

Date: July 13, 2021

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“Former President Donald Trump’s legal team members Lin Wood and Sidney Powell were mandated to appear in a Michigan court proceeding on Monday morning to uncover whether or not they’ll both be sanctioned for their election lawsuits that were deemed dishonest by colleagues.

Citation:
https://www.rawstory.com/lin-wood-throws-sidney-powell-under-bus/

They’ve been aggressively trying to defraud millions of people out of their legal right to vote in a presidential election [among other elections and votes on social issues]…They’ve been aggressively trying to strip states of their own legal standing in this process.

These people should be in prison…period…end of discussion.

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“A Message From the Gay Community” Performed by the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus…

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Date: July 13, 2021

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“Statement from San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus – July 9, 2021

“The San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus was founded, in part, to fight discrimination and bigotry against all peoples. Today, our chorus members are facing death threats, vile attacks, false accusations, doxing, and other forms of harassment because of our satirical video performance “Message from the Gay Community.”

“We placed the video in private mode to quell the intolerance and hateful responses from mostly anonymous people. Upon reflection, we have made it live again for all to see the satirical and obviously tongue-in-cheek humor. We want everyone to judge for themselves. We will not allow ourselves, even in the face of death threats, to retreat or bow to attempts to twist our words, meaning, self-deprecation and humor.

“We are thankful for the efforts of the San Francisco Police Department and law enforcement for their quick response and assistance in handling these threats.

“The San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus is dedicated to being role models, teaching, and spreading the message of love, inclusion, humor, and celebration through our music. We believe, most fervently, in open dialogue , communication, and free speech. We will continue to do so through our music. We invite everyone to join us.”

Statement from GLAAD’s President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis
in support of San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus

The San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus performed a tongue-in-cheek song commissioned by an external arts organization which ironically had a simple message around teaching young people to speak out against anti-LGBTQ hate. The Chorus sings in harmony, ‘Someone’s got to teach them not to hate.’ As a result of manipulation from anti-LGBTQ media figures, the Chorus is now facing uncalled-for and disgusting threats of violence, as well as hate and harassment, across social media. As GLAAD’s Social Media Safety Index reported, hate and harassment too often goes unchecked on social media and the platforms need to act swiftly to address the hateful content directed at the Chorus, especially the threats of violence. The ugly anti-LGBTQ rhetoric just reinforces the need for LGBTQ visibility, community, and advocacy, all of which the SFGMC has exemplified in its 40+ year history.”

Honestly…this is quite nice…


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‘Being Abused – Absolutely Not’- Scotty Bowers on Childhood Sex, Trauma, and Memories of Trauma…

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Date: July 13, 2021

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https://www.freespeechtube.org/v/15hz

“Famous Hollywood pimp Scotty Bowers discusses his youthful experiences as a sex worker growing up before it became socially unnaceptable to interpret one’s own agentic, voluntary and non-violent intergen experience as positive. His earlier sex work experiences are contrasted by the death of his brother during wartime. Source:
https://vimeo.com/319352786

“Excerpts from the 2018 movie by Matt Tyrnauer, “Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood,” the life story of Scotty Bowers. In these excerpts, Bowers talks about experiences in his youth and what he thinks about the idea that they traumatized him. Then he talks about an experience that clearly was traumatic.”

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