75% Synthetic/25% Mesh
Imported
Rubber sole
Lace Up
Synthetic Upper

Apex Women's Ambulator Biomechanical B000LI240K 7.5 XW US|Black

Trotters Women's Sizzle Signature Ballet Flat B0073E6N34 12 XW US|Metallic Pewter Jun 082019
 

Experts in autocracies have pointed out that it is, unfortunately, easy to slip into normalizing the tyrant, hence it is important to hang on to outrage. These incidents which seem to call for the efforts of the Greek Furies (Erinyes) to come and deal with them will, I hope, help with that. As a reminder, though no one really knows how many there were supposed to be, the three names we have are Alecto, Megaera, and Tisiphone. These roughly translate as “unceasing,” “grudging,” and “vengeful destruction.”

Balance WW411v2 Walking Shoe B00V3QTC1S 7.5 B(M) US|White/Pink Women's New nubrbj2769-Walking

Modemoven Women's Patent Leather Pumps,Peep Toe Heels,Slingback Sandals,Evening Shoes,Cute Stilettos B06VV6S39K 13 B(M) US|Blue Denim, University of Denver

Every Thanksgiving weekend for the past 18 years, Arapaho and Cheyenne youth lead a 180-mile relay from the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site to Denver.

The annual Sand Creek Massacre Spiritual Healing Run opens at the site of the Sand Creek Massacre near Eads, Colorado, with a sunrise ceremony honoring some 200 Arapaho and Cheyenne people who lost their lives in the infamous massacre. This brutal assault was carried out by Colonel John Chivington on Nov. 29, 1864.

While the Sand Creek massacre has been the subject of VOCOSI Women's Ankle Strap Studded Pointed Toe Pumps Rivets T-Strap Flat Pumps Dress B0794S51VT 15 B(M) US|Rose(manmade Patent Leather With Gold Rivets), much less attention has been given to Wanted Womens Bushkill Wedge B01L2UAL50 6.5 B(M) US|Pewter of this horrific event: U.S. soldiers Captain Silas Soule and Lt. Joseph Cramer.

FSJ Women Cute Bowknot Round Toe Ballet Flats Slip On Casual Office Comfy Pumps Shoes Size 4-15 US B077P9Q8HJ 8.5 B(M) US|Brown
Ledger art of Captain Silas S. Soule by George Levi (2014).
Courtesy of George Levi, Author provided

These were men who rejected the violence and genocide inherent in the “conquest of the West.” They did so by personally refusing to take part in the murder of peaceful people, while ordering the men under their command to stand down. Their example breaks the conventional frontier narrative that has come to define the clash between Colonial settlers and Native peoples as one of civilization versus savagery.

This is a theme I’ve previously addressed as a scholar in the fields of Earth Origins Women Tori Suede Booties, Black B077V4828C 6 B(M) US|Black and Colonial history, both in my book on the Indian captivity narrative genre, “Buried in Shades of Night,” and more recently in writings on Sand Creek.

Ahnu Women's Montara Waterproof Boot B00RL6TX7M 6.5 B(M) US|Midnight Blue

Soule’s noble act of compassion at Sand Creek is humbly conveyed in a ASICS GT II Retro Sneaker B00B5HLPTW 10 D(M) US|Olive/Dark Brown included in the Denver Public Library Western History Collections: “I was present at a Massacre of three hundred Indians mostly women and children… It was a horrable scene and I would not let my Company fire.”

Refusing to participate, Soule and the men of Company D of the First Colorado, along with Cramer of Company K, bore witness to the incomprehensible. Chivington’s attack soon descended into a frenzy of killing and mutilation, with soldiers taking scalps and other grisly trophies from the bodies of the dead. Soule was a devoted abolitionist and one dedicated to the rights of all people. He stayed true to his convictions in the face of insults and even a threat of hanging from Chivington the night before at Fort Lyon.

Chaco Women's Harper Slide Hiking Shoe B01N7HVCSH 7.5 B(M) US|Castlerock

The Cheyenne and Arapaho will return to Denver this year to honor their ancestors and remember Soule’s and Cramer’s conscience and humanity. This will be done through an offering of prayers and blessings, along with the performance of honor songs.

Mark Lemp Classics Womens Zuzu Peep Toe Ballet Flats B007D1Y5SC 13 2A(N) US|Pewter
Soule’s grave.
Billy J. Stratton, Author provided

On the third and final day of the healing run, they will gather for a sunrise ceremony at Soule’s flower-adorned grave at Denver’s Riverside Cemetery. The participants will then continue on to 15th and Lawrence Street in downtown Denver. There, a plaque is mounted on the side of an office building at the place where Soule was murdered on April 23, 1865. His death, for which no one was ever brought to justice, occurred only two months after he testified against Chivington before the Army commission.

Over the last few decades, Soule’s grave and place of death have been transformed into sacred sites of remembrance within a violent and traumatic frontier past.

FSJ Women Fashion High Heel Stilettos Pointed Toe Pumps Evening Dress Printed Shoes Size 4-15 US B01CA36MSI 14 B(M) US|Rainbow, Professor of American Literature and Culture; Native American Studies, University of Denver

This article is republished from Fuzzy FIC Hallie Women Wide Width Pointed Toe Ankle Strap Dress Flats (Size/Measurement Guide Available) B01LZOQZ42 6 E|Black under a Creative Commons license. Read the Columbia Montrail Women's Rogue F.K.T. II Trail Running Shoe B072WHJPPW 10.5 B(M) US|Jade Lime, Coastal Blue.

Alecto, Megaera, and Tisiphone, in your Eumenides hats, help us remember this story of courage and self sacrifice, and how difficult it can be to do the right thing.

The Furies and I will be back.

Cross posted to Care2 HERE.

Jun 072019
 
BEARPAW Women's Emma Short Snow Boot B07D94V5K9 9 B(M) US|Navy

Dave Hayes, a self-declared prophet, Christian author [book sales delinked], and online QAnon activist who is better known as the “Praying Medic,” [RWNJ delinked] predicted during a livestream broadcast [RWNJ delinked] yesterday that MAGA’s “army of digital soldiers” will become more powerful and influential than the mainstream media within the next few months.

“If we work as a unit, as a body, as an army of digital soldiers, we are going to overcome and destroy the mainstream media,” Merrell Women's Zoe Sojourn Lace Knit Q2 Sneaker B072QKLLQN 8 B(M) US|Sodalite, as he recounted a prophetic dream in which God supposedly showed him that President Trump was waging “a battle to the death” against the media.

“Trump is going to destroy the mainstream media,” he added. “And there is going to be a media that comes and replaces the mainstream media and that media is us.”

Balance WW411v2 Walking Shoe B00V3QTC1S 7.5 B(M) US|White/Pink Women's New nubrbj2769-Walking

ECCO Women's Shape 25 Tall Buckle Riding Boot B071NF7GHY 35 EU/4-4.5 M US|Black

Hunter Womens Original Tall Refined Gloss B01BD2MSQW 6 B(M) US|Dark Slate  Posted by at 10:43 am  Open Thread, Personal, Politics
Jun 072019
 

The billionaire Donald J. Trump’s bid to become a born-again Christian failed over the weekend after Jesus Christ turned down his friend request, campaign officials have acknowledged.

Jesus, who has not generally been active on Facebook, made a rare appearance on the social network on Monday to announce His decision to ignore the presumptive Republican nominee’s request for a personal relationship with Him.

In a brief post, Jesus offered the following explanation: “Just everything.”