Me, I am doing good. I had a pretty good day yesterday. A little biking. Very little, just a bike to work. Lisa left the same time as me, so I thought... hmmmmm. I think I will throw my bike in the truck, and go home with her. :) HEE HEE. I came home and napped, because as Lisa was driving, I was getting tired. Plus I had to run, so wanted to be rested. I didn't really sleep much, but I rested.
I have a new book to read from the Liberry. It is a book about Gandhi, and it is written from one of my favorite authors of all time. William Shirer. Now some of you may remember his story. He went to the same College as my Dad. Coe College, and he lived in Cedar Rapids as a kid for a bit during a time when the Czech Immigrants lived in like a Communistic way helping each other out. He was a War correspondent during WWII, and he got blacklisted after the war during the McCarthy era. Like I said before though, some people are too good. They overcome, and after a life changing event for a married man, came the classic "The Rise And Fall Of The Third Reich". The best thing about Shirer?? He isn't a fancy dancy writer. Meaning he isn't sugar coating the life of Gandhi. He is telling how great of a man he is naturally, but also telling of his sexual escapades, that may have thrown some of his followers for a loop. A real Historian yay. Deifying people while writing history does a ton of damage. That is why Howard Zinn is so important... or why he was.
Imagine a Revolution won without guns, but won by just showing how Barbaric the ones with the gun powder are? The U.S. has a history of Barbaric Gun Powder ways, and not the Gandhi way that is for sure. See Slavery, Indians, Truman Doctrine, etc...
I just started, but the thing about India as a Country is they were around for 1000's of years, and had a culture, that was well advanced. Britain at the time thought they were the master race, and the man made coin was what life was about. People don't do different. There is a preconceived notion that wherever we were born is the best place. If you were born in Saudi Arabia, or Japan, or China, or wherever you would think your Country was the best. FEW PEOPLE STEP OUT OF THAT. Showing the world you are right by killing people really don't make sense in any kind of logic, but we believe Society. That is what it teaches, and that is what we believe... unless we step out.
I am excited for the book. It seems like it is a good one, and I barely started. I love reading William Shirer. Definitely one of my favorite authors.
Other than that not much going on.
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