My Mama is smart =D

My mum and I have right ole’ gossip and biotching session while we’re in the car. One thing she brought up was that she agrees that the PC Culture is over the top at the moment … BUT … BUT …  it’s a very big BUT …

But it’s because the alt-right have taken to that level.

You take Alex Jones as a good example. Tries to go around smearing the names of parents who have lost children in the shootings,causing them to move nearly 7 times! They decided that they’ve had enough and he decides to sue them for HIS legal fees? Hey, dude! If you weren’t smearing people’s names you wouldn’t have those issues, would you…”genius”. It’s not even about attacking parents who lost children, it’s just going out of your way to smear anyone, causing them to have constantly move…Knowing FULL WELL what your supporters are doing.

Trump pretty much just handing over America to the Russians. Let alone those t-shirts that read “I’d choose a Russian over a Democrat”…Go live there then, if you think Russia is so fantastic! Why Russian anyway? The irony being of course, we all know that they couldn’t actually survive there.

Then there’s the sudden increase in African American…children…Having the police called on them by white folk. There is no way these people do not know about Tamir Rice. That even made the Australian news! I’ll have to find the video, but I heard this really good point made. Listen up racist white folk…When you make that call because of an “annoyance”, knowing full well about Tamir Rice. You are saying loud and “proud” that you, because of an “annoyance”, you are fully prepared to put that child’s life at risk. Simply because you’re “annoyed”.

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So “Pro-life” of them.

The Mabinogion

I have been watching this new series on the ABC called “The Secret Life of Books”…and it is fantastic…I highly recommend that if you can watch it, do it! It seems appropriate that on World Book Day, I would talk about books today!

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There are 11 stories all together under the Mabinogion, all come from Welsh. They are the earliest prose stories of the literature of Britain. The stories were compiled in the 12th–13th centuries from earlier oral traditions. The two main source manuscripts were created c. 1350–1410, as well as a few earlier fragments. These stories offer drama, philosophy, romance, tragedy, fantasy and humour, and were created by various narrators over time.

The stories of the Mabinogion are strongly believed to be the beginnings of the King Arthurian period.

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What are you reading today, on World Book Day today? I am finally getting around to reading this!

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Ancient Ways

Came back from my little trip away, as one does, and also it seems these days as one does I signed into my Facebook account when I got home and replied to the messages and comments that I needed to. Off in the right hand top corner I noticed that in the “trending” column (relates to what is ‘tredning’ on Twitter) and I saw the word Colosseum.

Clicked on the link and I was horrified to discover that two tourists decided to engrave their initials on this ancient monument!

US Tourists caught carving names into Colosseum Rome! The Guardian.com

Being a lover of ancient times and stories, I was completely horrified (as thankfully, a lot of others seem to be as well). When did this start happening? Whose to blame? I was reminded recently of a group of young models that travelled overseas recently and a couple of these young ladies showing their ankles in a mosque!

I think it’s time we brought into school a type of “cultural” class or cultural workshops. That’s just my opinion, but it couldn’t harm to have one now could it?