Diogenes was the shit. He was easily one of the best philosophers ever. He made himself the least wealthy person, hence living in a “Barrel”. He also, upon seeing a child drinking from a river with his hands, smashed his only wooden bowl claiming to be “Bested by a child”. He did public stunts to make a point towards customs and norms including eating in the marketplace in Athens which was generally not acceptable. When Plato described humans as “Featherless Bipeds” he plucked a chicken and brought it to him, saying “here’s your man”. Plato changed that description to “Featherless bipeds with arms”.
And here’s where it gets real.
Diogenes the Cynic became well known all over. In fact, Alexander the great, the one man who could have anyone killed just because, went out of his way to find him. Upon meeting Diogenes, whom was laying on the ground, he said something to the extent of “Ah, the great Diogenes! Is there anything that I, Alexander the Great, can do you?”. Diogenes’ response was a crude “Yes, Get out of my sunlight.”
But, however, Alexander came back another time, to find Diogenes sifting through a pile of bones. Alex inquired “Diogenes, what are you doing sifting through that pile of bones?” Diogenes the Cynic responded “I’m trying to distinguish between the bones of your father, and that of a slave. I cannot tell the difference.” An insult that any man would want the other beheaded for indeed. But no, not Alexander.
Alexander went on to later say that if he were not Alexander the Great, he would wish to be Diogenes.
Dude’s a motherfuckingbadass.
Southern Democrats jumped parties and turned Red to punish LBJ for signing equal rights. Strom also had a daughter with a black woman and spent his entire life trying to deny his own child equal rights.
Only a conservative/Republican can deny their own child rather than adapt their beliefs to better represent their family/reality.
This speaks to a bigger issue within the South. You see this denial in the way Red States treat their own veterans, their young school children, their pregnant mothers, their college students, their non-white voters, their vulnerable, and their sick in need of health care. [Every Red State denied Medicare expansion]
If elected Red State Cons/Reps could only help white vets, white students, white mothers, sick white people, and most obviously white voters, they would pass the laws in a heartbeat.
The past is prologue.
Things I did not know, but should.
This is a post that might save a life.
My mom worked for 25 years as an ER nurse and is convinced that a lot of women die simply because folks only know heart attack symptoms that occur in males.
"When Yousef Saleh Erakat aka Fousey Tube puts on leggings and bends over to grab something out of his car, the man stares come rollin’ in.
“So a friend of mine recently told me I had no idea how hard it was being a girl, because when she wears leggings, everybody stares at her butt, so today, I’m going to find out exactly how hard it is,” says Erakat in the video above.
The men gaze freely at the legging-clad bum until they realize the booty belongs to a man. Then they instantly change their tune.
The YouTube video, which currently has over 6 million views, is making an important statement about women dealing with unwanted stares and attention on a daily basis — even when just going to a yoga class.
Next time you find yourself objectifying a person, walk a mile in her shoes… We mean, leggings.”