anti-nucleaRist bloG #167/ 08 Dec 2013 ©
Boomers & Who was Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela 1918—2013
The prosaics of Nelson, ‘Madli’ Mandela, life were more pronounced from Union of south Africa, altho he many times traveled to afro-Amer Africa and never the republic of USA, he did get the empire. Altho we may never know how much he personally discussed the CIAs getting him arrested, jailed for 27 years on Robben Island in the Atlantic ocean—five miles from shore across rough seas. I did meet lots of professionals on my pilgrimages. Many were Journalists, as I was a journalist who made inroads into Progressivism –by writing about my travels of activism: protests, demonstrations and Existentialism, while being there in their space-Time.
Before, my contentions of Ecology solidified, I met w Ron Dellums and Rev. Jesse Jackson and other afro-Amers in Oakland 1970 & 1971, in plenary sessions for expanding civil-Rights and MLK Jr’s legacy. W.o. those sessions, our Ecology group might not have allowed. Thru that same group I met w Randall Robinson, on Kitt Island in Caribbean.
Today, I’m doing my cultural ‘re-acquaintancing’ w someone who’s imprisonment I did a 3-day vigil (part fast and horrendously a shark-infested–gReat whites Island). That was Nelson Mandela, and the Island was Robben Island in 1977, and i was also familiar w poet, Brutus. “R”
otheR histoRic connections…
+ audio/ Remembering Nelson Mandela w Smiley & West @ http://www.tavistalks.com/app/sw/thisweek.html (broadcast heard yesterday)
+ democracy Now dot org (fri 12-06-13)/ all four sections w downloadable ‘text’ and video’s (contribute for me)! www.democracynow.org/
+ attachment-1 (pls read) South Africa–Mandela’s legacy http://www.socialistworld.net/doc/6578
07/12/2013 Socialist World, Weizmann Hamilton
+ attachment-2 (pls read) Why imperialism mourns Mandela 7 December 2013 WSWS http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/12/07/pers-d07.html
When in the course of time, a young man becomes a teen and his peers mesh w their singularity, then that is call “boomerism”. During the 1950’s—last millennium—our classmates either went thru this basic-Sociology to be rid the wars-Military militarist pre-conditioning of the society. Yet, by and large my geography was “human-Ecology” an endeavor to communicate this one fact whether thru philosophy of Existentialism or thru commutations—as well. One of the main amer-Persons of higher caliber, so we tens configured was Senator Wayne Morse. The other had been Bertrand Russell, British and a Philosopher. There was to us pre-teens and teens “a challenge” not a conniption of military is always rightie-Right, when they cannot be correct.
We had started into he id-al consequences, and were stymied by ignominiousness in the form of a countermanding salubrity, that you cannot be right because we are, so we did go lefte and go w the Libidinal care in necessity. There were those Boomers w.o. obsequious sequestering in secretized methodology for merely intelligence and paranoia. The wars did not prosper to our generational history, nor as pertains to all people expositing fact not fallacy—including the Mobs. There was more than moralism. And more than compassionate belief of nationalism, but also sociology of generation born post d-Fool wars. One infernal criminal-Drugs and mafioso hierarchy of extortion et al, that was not all ignominious, was, justly who is principled w.o.neglection? We had a question. Could we have intelligence and find understanding thru “integration” (circa 1959) too? “R”
“Senator Morse was staunchly opposed to communism, even approving the use of military force to repel it when necessary. But during Eisenhower’s presidency, Morse’s political attacks fell both on his colleagues in the Senate for allowing engagement in conflicts of questionable merit, and on the Eisenhower administration for pursuing such an aggressive military policy. With each new intervention, Morse’s fear of a major confrontation with China or Russia grew deeper. Morse’s foes called for the use of military force as a “preventative” measure against the fall of countries to communist rule. This logic would pave the way to America’s undeclared war in Vietnam.
The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution has become one of the most debated topics in U.S. post-war foreign policy. The resolution allowed President Johnson to engage U.S. troops without a formal declaration of war, in response to an alleged attack on a U.S. ship as it patrolled the foreign waters of the Gulf of Tonkin. The apparent attack on U.S. forces threw even the most reluctant members of Congress into a defensive position.
Nevertheless, Morse joined Senator Ernest Gruening of Alaska in voting against the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution. Senator Morse formally opposed the resolution on constitutional grounds, declaring that Article I of the Constitution would be violated if Congress surrendered its authority to check the President’s power. The Constitution establishes the President as commander-in-chief of the armed forces, but to balance and check this power the Constitution invests Congress with the power to declare war.”
Wayne Morse and the Vietnam War Wayne Morse Center for law and Politics
journalistically and w my affirmation of peace is not waRs,
–note: bLog #243 peace-People
Tags/ Sen. Wayne Morse, 1950’s politics, Nelson Mandela, adversity of, controversy about, principles, moralism, Boomers, generational nationalism, recreational apartheid, pan-Africanism