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Is It ‘OK’ For Native Americans To Do ‘Black Face’?

by Anura Guruge


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I have during my numerous trips to Arizona, spanning four decades, picked up numerous items of Native American art. I happened to notice this one today. I will have to go check if it has a label. cannot remember where or when I got it. Just know I have had it for a long time.

I also just noticed, BLACK FACE!

On the figure on the right it is unmistakable. He has a brown body — not dissimilar to mine.

So, when did Native Americans start doing Black Face? Were they doing it before they ever so an African? I don’t know.

But, what are the implications.

Should the Native Americans, collectively, apologize to the Black Americans for this? I don’t know.


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Humongous 65′ Effigy Of Donald Trump At Italy’s ‘Carnevale Di Viargeggio’ 2019.

by Anura Guruge


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They sure do like Donald Trump in Italy, especially the seaside town of Viareggio.

Italians like powerful emperors and even nationalistic, authoritarian strongmen like Mussolini. So, Trump is a natural for them.

Wow. A 65′ effigy.

Trump must love it. IF nothing else look how long that loin cloth is — even longer than his ties. The implications are beyond Freudian. Trump must be covering up something enormous.

I hadn’t seen this on US media, maybe because it isn’t Fake News. But, I wanted to make sure that YOU got to see it. Enjoy. No thanks required. This is my duty and honor.


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“Vera” Detective Series On “Acorn” Is Very Sophisticated, Touchingly Wry & Extremely British.

by Anura Guruge


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As I have mentioned here of late, Teischan (12) has become enthralled with British murder/mysteries of the Agatha Christie ilk. So, during our 90-minutes of family TV we try and watch shows that meet this criteria. Acorn — i.e., British TV for the U.S. — is obviously the best place to go looking, and since we subscribe it is not a problem.

We stumbled upon ‘Vera’ last week. We have watched 3.5 episodes so far and have been mesmerized. Very sophisticated, very clever, very complex plots. You can never guess who the perpetrator is going to be. Lots of twists and turns. Keeps you engrossed until the very end.

Really, really good. Teischan, who is highly critical on what she likes and doesn’t like, reckons that this is the BEST that she has seen! Coming from her that is indeed high praise. I definitely recommend it. Also features the picturesque but rugged Northumberland countryside (that I used to be somewhat familiar with).

Well, if you have access to Acorn, try it out. You will not regret it. Promise.


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One Expensive, And As Such Possible Rare, Buddha Statue For Sale — And That Puzzles Me.

by Anura Guruge


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I know these folks and they are very nice people. We visit their magical gallery & garden, in Northeast Harbor, Maine — i.e., ‘Acadia‘ — at least once a year. We have even chatted about Buddha statues.

I am in no way trying to cast aspersions but when I saw this it got me slightly puzzled and concerned.

Shouldn’t this be in a museum? In the scheme of things it is not that old, but, it is old enough and no doubt also rare.

I would hate to see it end up in someone’s house as a decoration or worse still as a garden decoration. Heaven forbid it ending up in some corner of a Chinese restaurant.

My point is very simple. This appears to be a statue that warrants some high level attention and care.

I am going to see if I can get a Buddhist temple to show some interest in it. That is all.


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Did You Know That People Were Betting That Trump Would Spew More Than 3.5 Lies In His Oval Office Speech!

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This is amazing. Hard to credit. Beyond the PALE.

This is, rightly or wrongly, the U.S. President. Not the President of Sri Lanka or some other ‘developing’ country. The President of the United States of America.

Americans openly betting that he would LIE more than 3.5 times. LIE more than 3.5 times. Even one lie is too many.

And THEY WON. They won big.

The Fact Checkers at ‘The Washington Post‘ reckoned that he lied AT LEAST 6 times!

Sacré bloody bleu! 

Yes, we know he lies, BUT folks now taking it for granted.

This is SAD.


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“Acorn” Original Murder/Mystery Series “Loch Ness” (2017) Is Rather Good; A Modern-Day Agatha Christie.

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Tight, fast-paced and exciting with some superb shots of the Scottish landscape thrown in.

Easy to watch and get involved. Touches of Agatha Christie. Yes, definitely British. That one of the main protagonists was on ‘Downton‘ is an added bonus.

Definitely recommended. We have discovered that Acorn is well worth the $5/month subscription via Roku. If you like British programming it is a must.

Enjoy.

 


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