Rep. Mike Quigley (D-5th) joins Jon Hansen (filling-in for Steve Bertrand) on Chicago’s Afternoon News to explain why the House Committee on Oversight and Reform Subcommittee will hear from Chicago USPS leadership on the root causes of these service delays, and plans to fix the problem. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @SteveBertrand […]
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Hey listener—we're glad you're here. Because you listen to this show, we're gonna take a guess that this podcast might be a little respite for you from the busy-ness of life. A place to find community and shared experiences. Some much needed YOU time. So, because we care about you, we at For the Love want to promote that time and take it to the next level with some ideas and thoughts about how to take better care of YOU (and not just with the time you steal away while driving or cleaning while listening to this show). So to get you started on some much needed ways to take care of you, we're proud to be kicking off a brand new series, For the Love of YOU. And the first thing we're looking at is how food factors into how we take care of ourselves. Not diets, not regimens, not meal planning--but simply a call to take a closer look at what we put into our bodies and how it impacts each of us uniquely. Danielle Walker, the wonderful author and self trained chef who has graced the ears of our listeners in our first FTL of Food series, has first hand experience with living in a body that can be vulnerable to certain kinds of foods and the ingredients in them. After being diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis, Danielle faced confusion and wildly varying advice about how to treat the problem, but by eventually removing foods and adding others to see where the issues were, she was able to see her body begin to heal. Her example (though unique to her—every body is different) has impacted thousands of people who've struggled with their own conditions to take the time to find out how certain foods impact their wellness. And in case you think that this is a lesson in deprivation or sad, flavorless diets, Danielle has done the good work of experimenting with recipes that remove some of the problem ingredients for many people while retaining the flavors and satisfaction we get from eating the things we like. * * * Thank you to our sponsors! Best Fiends | Download Best Fiends today in Google Play or in the App Store. Stamps.com | Never go to the Post Office again! Visit stamps.com to start your trial today with promo code FORTHELOVE. Jesus Listens | Head to jesuscalling.com/books/jesus-listens/ to get your copy today.
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Listen to our archived episodes: RadioPublic|LibSyn|YouTube Support the show: Patreon|PayPal: 1x or monthly|Square Cash * David Waldman and Greg Dworkin return from one of those uneventful weekends we could get used to, bringing the news, nuance, and insight we're already grown accustomed to: Dems in disarray! Well, more like those two. More like that one, hiding her feet in the bathroom stall. Other than those two, it's just people working to get things done. Sausage making ain't pretty, but the thing is, people like sausage. Talk about the benefits for once, instead of the price. Try a sample, if you like it, buy some more. The other side of the aisle, however, is a far-away place. Mint a coin, or have a trillion dollar NFT painted by George Bush or whatever and get the bills out there. Stupid bloggers come up with ideas all the time, but who listens to them? How do you negotiate with a party centered on racism? No, wait, it's “white nationalism”. It's just hard to separate them sometimes. Black churches, parents and schools are doing a great job moving teens to vaccination. Vaccine mandates are saving lives across the country. It still isn't over, though. Alaska is forced to triage patients due to COVID-19 pandemic stress on the hospital system. Louis DeJoy still runs the Post Office, and he's still running it into the ground. And yet the USPS might establish one of the greatest aids to help lower income Americans, ever, a postal banking system. Just throwing this in here now, as I don't know where else to put it: Corey Lewandowski hit on a married Republican donor by telling her about his giant penis, that he killed two guys, that he lasts 8 hours in bed, all while groping her, and yet she still was not smitten.
Veteran NYC radio traffic reporter Mike Haggerty joins #lensburningbush to chat about airline change fees, The Post Office, an extra role in the Soprano's and much more. You can follow all 78 episodes on Itunes, IHeart Radio, Pandora, Podbean, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, Amazon Music, and Tune In, and You Tube.
In this week's episode, Democrats on Capitol Hill wrangle over infrastructure spending, a new drug could help those sick with Covid, Britney Spears takes another step toward ending her conservatorship, R. Kelly is found guilty at his sex trafficking trial and the U.S. Post Office warns holiday mail could be slower and more expensive.
Listen to Sean Rima on demand. Topics include the announcement from the Post Office regarding slower delivery times, along with an increase in prices, after the decision to stick to ground logistics. With costs going up everywhere with everything, so Dollar Tree announced they will be increasing prices over a dollar. There are no more solutions for the ongoing border crisis, but in Florida they know exactly what to do with uninvited alligators.
Corporate ideologues never cease blathering that government programs should be run like a business. Really – what businesses would they choose? Pharmaceutical profiteers? Big Oil? Wall Street money manipulators? High tech billionaires? Airline price gougers? The good news is that the great majority of people aren't buying this corporatist blather, instead valuing institutions that prioritize the Common Good. Thus, by a 2-to-1 margin, Americans have stunned smug right-wing privatizers by specifically declaring in a recent poll that our US Postal Service should not be “run like a business.” Indeed, an overwhelming majority, including half of Republicans, say mail delivery should be run as a “public service,” even if that costs more. In fact, having proven that this 246-year-old federal agency can consistently and efficiently deliver to 161 million homes and businesses day after day, it's time to let the agency's trusted, decentralized, well-trained workforce provide even more services for our communities. How about “postal banking?” Yes, the existing network of some 31,000 post offices in metro neighborhoods and small towns across America are perfectly situated and able to provide basic banking services to the one-out-of-four of us who don't have or can't afford bank accounts. The giant banking chains ignore these millions, leaving them at the mercy of check-cashing exploiters and payday loan sharks. The Post Office can offer simple, honest banking, including small-dollar checking and savings accounts, very-low-interest consumer loans, low-fee debit cards, etc. The goal of postal banking is not to maximize corporate profits, but public service. Moreover, there's nothing new about this – our post offices served as banks for millions of us until 1967, when Wall Street profiteers got their enablers in Congress to kill the competition. We The People own this phenomenal public asset. To enable it to work even better for us, go to AGrandAlliance.org.
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Sam and Emma are on Shutdown Watch today. They tackle the week ahead in Congressional negotiations and gridlock, as we hurtle towards the potential scuttling of Biden's agenda and looming financial crisis if no action is taken. They start the show by touching on the increasingly polarized divide in COVID deaths between Trump and non-Trump districts, unpacking Breitbart's claim that this is because of libs capitalizing on the “own the libs” mentality, and dive into Senator Cotton's pressing of General Milley on Afghanistan and what the role of resignation should actually play in politics. Next, they dive into the complete turnaround on the infrastructure platform over the last few days, with Pelosi almost entirely chucking the deal that's been worked on for the last few months to the side in favor of a minuscule minority of corporate Dems, looking particularly at the role of Manchin's increasingly ridiculous arguments, from inflation and debt to the importance of “rewarding mentality (???)”, and how Sinema is sticking to her guns despite the upcoming vote of no confidence by the AZ Democratic Party on her service to her constituents. They also look specifically at how mainstream media coverage has turned on the infrastructure debate, suddenly forgetting the public statements made since Biden's campaign, highlighted by Meet The Press's repetition of a Meghan McCain quote that simply is wrong fact after fact, before looking at Jayapal continuing to stick up for the Congressional Progressive Caucus and covering the complete abandonment of Biden's original platform. And in the Fun Half: Nomiki Konst joins Sam and Emma as they cover Jack Posobiec accidentally inventing vaccines as an anti-vax solution, Scott Jensen's extended discussion of what comes out of his anus (incidentally it's NOT his talking points), as well as Hasan Piker and Ethan Klein's new show. They also touch on the importance of localized messaging heading into the midterms, watch Tucker Carlson and Naomi Wolf reminisce on the total lack of moralizing and the incredible empathy shown to AIDS victims during the epidemic, and cover Jayapal's recent release on behalf of the CPC. George from Portland gives Matt Lech the apology he has long deserved, plus, your calls and IMs! Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com Subscribe to the AMQuickie newsletter here. 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When Donald Trump declared he would fix the US Postal Service, he was using the word “fix” the same way veterinarians do when you bring in your dog. Trump wasted an inordinate amount of his presidential power and prestige in a failed attempt to neuter an agency that literally delivers for the people. Extraordinary postal workers move our letters and packages by truck, car, airplane, boat, motorbike, mule – and, of course, by foot – to any address across town or across the country. Both essential and effective, it's the most popular federal agency, with 91 percent of the public approving its work. Thus, an uproar of protests killed Trump's attempt to gut it. When it comes to bad public policy, however, failure is just a way of saying, Let's try the back door. Trump was defeated, but he left behind an undistinguished Postmaster General named Louis DeJoy, who had only two qualifications for the job: He was a Trump mega-donor, and he was a peer of corporate powers that've long wanted to privatize the Postal Service. In March, before the new Biden presidency had taken charge of the postal system, DeJoy popped through the back door with his own “10-year-plan” to fix the agency. Rhetorically, his plan promised to “achieve service excellence” by making mail delivery more “consistent” and “reliable.” How? By consistently cutting service and reliably gouging customers. Specifically, DeJoy proposed to close numerous mail processing facilities, eliminate jobs, reduce Post Office hours of service, and cut the standard of delivering our first-class mail from three days to five. Oh, also: Raise stamp prices. Delivering lousy service at higher prices is intended to destroy public support for the agency, opening up the mail service to takeover by private profiteers. That's the real DeJoy plan. And who gets joy from that?
For many coming into the city from the west, the drive on the Eisenhower Expressway under that massive building at Van Buren is truly a sight to behold, but few seem to know much about its history. Today we're talking about Chicago's Old Main Post Office."What The Constitution Means To Me" at the Broadway Playhouse opens October 26th.. Get out and enjoy live theatre!https://www.broadwayinchicago.com/show/what-the-constitution-means-to-me-2021/Need music for YOUR projects? Audiio has got you covered. Try a free trial here:https://audiio.com/pricing?oid=1&affid=481Amazon Affiliate Links (anything you buy - not just this stuff - through these links helps benefit the show):City Of Scoundrels: The 12 Days of Disaster That Gave Birth To Modern Chicago by Gary Kristhttps://amzn.to/2W7NS71Second City Sinners: True Crime From Historic Chicago's Deadly Streets by Jon Seidelhttps://amzn.to/3g5n1jsUnknown Chicago Tales by John R. Schmidthttps://amzn.to/3x6GgPhJoin Kindle Unlimited here: https://amzn.to/2WsP1GHCHICAGO MOVIES discussed on the podcast!Backdrafthttps://amzn.to/3y33plMAbout Last Night (1986)https://amzn.to/2W8v4EUCall Northside 777https://amzn.to/3ggBPeSSo many Chicago-related movies and documentaries can been found here:https://amzn.to/38F6hehEnjoy Outdoor Movies? Here's the gear I use:UUO 1080p Projector:https://amzn.to/3v6F25S120" Projector Screenhttps://amzn.to/3ozAuTfLooking to get out and explore Chicago? Here are a few ideas:Chicago Movie Tourschicagomovietours.comChicago Mahogany Tours by Dillahttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/chicago-mahogany-tours-by-dilla-tickets-151328328103Chicago Detours: Tours For Curious Peoplehttps://chicagodetours.com/Love the podcast? Leave us a review!https://lovethepodcast.com/chicagohistorypodChicago History Podcast Clothing, Mugs, Totes, & More (your purchase helps support the podcast):https://www.teepublic.com/user/chicago-history-podcasthttps://teespring.com/stores/chicago-history-podcastChicago History Podcast (firstname.lastname@example.org):https://www.chicagohistorypod.com
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A man has a ghastly experience that would make anyone swear off of sleeping on the couch plus much more strangeness on this edition of Campfire! –NATIVE– Don't stink! Native deodorant is my deodorant of choice…it is aluminum-free and is made with ingredients you actually know like coconut oil and shea butter. Make the switch to Native TODAY by going to NativeDeo.com/campfire or use promo code campfire at checkout, and get 20% OFF your first order. -STAMPS.COM- Stamps.com brings the Post Office, and UPS shipping, right to your computer. Mail and ship anything from the convenience of your home or office. Use Stamps.com for all of your shipping needs! With my promo code, CAMPFIRE, you get a special offer that includes a 4-week trial PLUS free postage and a digital scale. No long term commitments or contracts. Just go to Stamps.com, click on the Microphone at the TOP of the homepage and type in CAMPFIRE. Never go to the Post Office again! -CALM- We're so happy to partner with Calm. Calm is the app designed to help you ease stress and get the best sleep of your life. Calm is offering Campfire listeners a special limited time promotion of 40% off a Calm Premium subscription a CALM.COM/campfire
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This week we are rolling back the curtains and kicking off a brand new series, For the Love of Broadway...so dim the lights and get ready for the absolute blast we are going to have here! To kick off this series we are welcoming two of Broadway's best—Mary Kate Morrissey and Ginna Claire Mason, aka, Elphaba and Glinda. You know, the witches from Wicked? Yeah, those ones. Mary Kate and Ginna Claire, affectionately referred to as MK and GC, are going to take us through their journeys to the big stage and bright lights. We also get to learn all about the business, Double Name Witches, they started last year teaching the next generation of performers and how that work has enhanced their own abilities on stage and off. But more than that, we get to learn about the connection these real-life besties share and how that has saved them both many times. Jen, MK, and GC chat about the anxiety of live performance, why live theater is more important now than ever before, and how we can all get ready to experience our first show again after the Great Pause. * * * Thank you to our sponsors! Best Fiends | Download the 5 star-rated puzzle game, Best Fiends free today on the App Store or Google Play. Stamps.com | Stop wasting time at the Post Office. Visit stamps.com with promo code FORTHELOVE to start your trial today. ABLE | Get 20% off your order with promo code, 20JEN, at livefashionable.com.
One of my BFFs Danielle Walker is back today and wow is her new book special. Food Saved Me is her story, it's so deep and personal and I think you will all love it. This conversation is one of my favorites- but that's easily true because Danielle is absolutely one of my favorites! . . . . . Pre-order my first kids' book What Sound Fun To You today! https://whatsoundsfuntoyou.com/ . . . . . Sign up to receive the AFD Week In Review email and ask questions to future guests! #thatsoundsfunpodcast . . . . . Thank you to our partners! Stamps.com: There's NO risk. And with my promo code, THATSOUNDSFUN, you get a special offer that includes a 4-week trial PLUS free postage and a digital scale. No long-term commitments or contracts. Just go to Stamps.com, click on the Microphone at the TOP of the homepage and type in THATSOUNDSFUN. Stamps.com – Never go to the Post Office again. Raycon: Go to https://buyraycon.com/thatsoundsfun for 15% off your order. Brought to you by Raycon. Chime: Get started today at chime.com/thatsoundsfun.
The Cardano ADA has officially executed its highly touted Alonzo hard fork, the upgrade introduces smart contract capabilities. The U.S. Treasury Department and IRS plan to formulate guidelines detailing the reporting requirements of cryptocurrency brokers, escalating a Biden-era push to more closely scrutinize the space. Visa CEO says he's smart enough to invest in Bitcoin now. Texas takes steps to amend Bitcoin into state constitution. Switzerland Gives Green Light to Crypto Trading ExchangeStock exchange SIX's digital arm SDX will let investors, via regulated institutions, trade, settle and store digital tokens.El Salvador's biggest bank is now accepting bitcoin payments.The Algorand Foundation has launched a $300 Million fund to fuel the growth of the Algorand DeFi ecosystem.You can now buy Bitcoin through the U.K. Post Office.SEC's Gary Gensler appears Tuesday at a Senate Banking hearing with the potential legal action against coinbase and ripple xrp lawsuit.
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After Katrice finished her 6-year contract with the Army, she had a hard time adjusting to civilian life and started a job at the Post Office to create some stability. But she still wasn't happy with the 9 to 5, so she packed up everything she had, quit her job, and drove from Houston to LA in 24 hours. She now owns Steadi Clothing, a lounge wear clothing brand that sells positive clothing. You can find Katrice Price on TikTok @steadiclothing, on Instagram @steadiclothing, on her website, Steadi Clothing, and on Facebook. This episode is sponsored by CoachSnap, an all-in-one online platform to help build your coaching business. Want to be more Fearless? Website: Fearlessfemale.com Facebook: Facebook.com/groups/fearlessfemalemovement Twitter: @FearlessFemale9 Instagram: @fearlessfemalepodcast and @paolarosser Tiktok: @paola.rosser Youtube: Fearless Female Channel
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Brad has spent a week in a sim racing rig and has has to learn how to drive again! Micah learns about red cards in soccer. Turns out all the kowtowing the video game industry has done to China continues backfiring to some extent as the Chinese government continues its crackdown on kids and gaming. The Activision and Unity stories churn forward in predictable fashion. And we discuss the benefits Ted Lasso and the nomenclature of the sacred symbols in the Post Office. Use our Amazon page to donate to the show: www.densepixels.com/amazon Subscribe to our YouTube channel: Dense Pixels We have a Discord server! - www.densepixels.com/fans You can now follow us on Twitch! Brad - DensePixelsBrad Terrence - App4RITioN410 Micah - denseblacknerd Carrie - supitscarrie
Sam and Emma host Richard Alba, Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the Graduate Center at the City University of New York (CUNY), to discuss his recent book The Great Demographic Illusion: Majority, Minority, and the Expanding American Mainstream, on the failure of the Majority/Minority model, and the demographics are destiny approach. They start off by reflecting on how recent the belief in the power of majorities has been emphasized in social science, before Prof. Alba walks through the history of this discourse, looking back to the mid-20th-century expansion of mainstream whiteness to include Irish, Italian, and Jewish people, as well as the importance of ethno-racial mixing in blurring these boundaries. Next, he, Sam, and Emma explore how the fixed nature of demographic boundaries fails to reflect the fluidity of both identity and definition among people, as well as the influence of maintaining the racialized underclass of white supremacy has on the shifting boundaries. 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Originally posted in Marine Corps Gazette, September 2007 BURIAL AT SEA….. BY LT COL GEORGE GOODSON, USMC (RET) In my 76th year, the events of my life appear to me, from time to time, as a series of vignettes. Some were significant; most were trivial. War is the seminal event in the life of everyone that has endured it. Though I fought in Korea and the Dominican Republic and was wounded there, Vietnam was my war. Lt. Col. George Goodson (Ret) and family Now 42 years have passed, and thankfully, I rarely think of those days in Cambodia , Laos, and the panhandle of North Vietnam where small teams of Americans and Montagnards fought much larger elements of the North Vietnamese Army. Instead I see vignettes: some exotic, some mundane: *The smell of Nuc Mam *The heat, dust, and humidity *The blue exhaust of cycles clogging the streets *Elephants moving silently through the tall grass *Hard eyes behind the servile smiles of the villagersBeauty and the Beast streaming *Standing on a mountain in Laos and hearing a tiger roar *A young girl squeezing my hand as my medic delivered her baby *The flowing Ao Dais of the young women biking down Tran Hung Dao AND…….. *My two years as Casualty Notification Officer in North Carolina, Virginia and Maryland It was late 1967. I had just returned after 18 months in Vietnam. Casualties were increasing. I moved my family from Indianapolis to Norfolk, rented a house, enrolled my children in their fifth or sixth new school, and bought a second car. A week later, I put on my uniform and drove 10 miles to Little Creek, Virginia. I hesitated before entering my new office. Appearance is important to career Marines. I was no longer, if ever, a poster Marine. I had returned from my third tour in Vietnam only 30 days before. At 5'9″, I now weighed 128 pounds, 37 pounds below my normal weight. My uniforms fit ludicrously, my skin was yellow from malaria medication, and I think I had a twitch or two. I straightened my shoulders, walked into the office, looked at the nameplate on a Staff Sergeant's desk and said, “Sergeant Jolly, I'm Lieutenant Colonel Goodson. Here are my orders and my Qualification Jacket.” Sergeant Jolly stood, looked carefully at me, took my orders, stuck out his hand; we shook and he asked, “How long were you there, Colonel?” I replied “18 months this time.” Jolly breathed, “You must be a slow learner Colonel.” I smiled. Jolly said, “Colonel, I'll show you to your office and bring in the Sergeant Major. I said, “No, let's just go straight to his office.” Jolly nodded, hesitated, and lowered his voice, “Colonel, the Sergeant Major. He's been in this job two years. He's packed pretty tight. I'm worried about him.” I nodded. Jolly escorted me into the Sergeant Major's office. “Sergeant Major, this is Colonel Goodson, the new Commanding Office. The Sergeant Major stood, extended his hand and said, “Good to see you again, Colonel.” I responded, “Hello Walt, how are you?” Jolly looked at me, raised an eyebrow, walked out, and closed the door. I sat down with the Sergeant Major. We had the obligatory cup of coffee and talked about mutual acquaintances. Walt's stress was palpable. Finally, I said, “Walt, what the h-ll's wrong?” He turned his chair, looked out the window and said, “George, you're going to wish you were back in Nam before you leave here. I've been in the Marine Corps since 1939. I was in the Pacific 36 months, Korea for 14 months, and Vietnam for 12 months. Now I come here to bury these kids. I'm putting my letter in. I can't take it anymore.” I said, “Okay Walt. If that's what you want, I'll endorse your request for retirement and do what I can to push it through Headquarters Marine Corps.” Sergeant Major Walt Xxxxx retired 12 weeks later. He had been a good Marine for 28 years, but he had seen too much death and too much suffering. He was used up. Over the next 16 months, I made 28 death notifications, conducted 28 military funerals, and made 30 notifications to the families of Marines that were severely wounded or missing in action. Most of the details of those casualty notifications have now, thankfully, faded from memory. Four, however, remain. MY FIRST NOTIFICATION………… My third or fourth day in Norfolk, I was notified of the death of a 19 year old Marine. This notification came by telephone from Headquarters Marine Corps. The information detailed: *Name, rank, and serial number. *Name, address, and phone number of next of kin. *Date of and limited details about the Marine's death. *Approximate date the body would arrive at the Norfolk Naval Air Station. *A strong recommendation on whether the casket should be opened or closed. The boy's family lived over the border in North Carolina, about 60 miles away. I drove there in a Marine Corps staff car. Crossing the state line into North Carolina , I stopped at a small country store / service station / Post Office. I went in to ask directions. Three people were in the store. A man and woman approached the small Post Office window. The man held a package. The Store owner walked up and addressed them by name, “Hello John. Good morning Mrs. Cooper.” I was stunned. My casualty's next-of-kin's name was John Cooper! I hesitated, then stepped forward and said, “I beg your pardon. Are you Mr. and Mrs. John Cooper of (address.) The father looked at me – I was in uniform – and then, shaking, bent at the waist, he vomited. His wife looked horrified at him and then at me. Understanding came into her eyes and she collapsed in slow motion. I think I caught her before she hit the floor. The owner took a bottle of whiskey out of a drawer and handed it to Mr. Cooper who drank. I answered their questions for a few minutes. Then I drove them home in my staff car. The store owner locked the store and followed in their truck. We stayed an hour or so until the family began arriving. I returned the store owner to his business. He thanked me and said, “Mister, I wouldn't have your job for a million dollars.” I shook his hand and said; “Neither would I.” I vaguely remember the drive back to Norfolk. Violating about five Marine Corps regulations, I drove the staff car straight to my house. I sat with my family while they ate dinner, went into the den, closed the door, and sat there all night, alone. My Marines steered clear of me for days. I had made my first death notification THE FUNERALS………. Weeks passed with more notifications and more funerals. I borrowed Marines from the local Marine Corps Reserve and taught them to conduct a military funeral: how to carry a casket, how to fire the volleys and how to fold the flag. When I presented the flag to the mother, wife, or father, I always said, “All Marines share in your grief.” I had been instructed to say, “On behalf of a grateful nation….” I didn't think the nation was grateful, so I didn't say that. Sometimes, my emotions got the best of me and I couldn't speak. When that happened, I just handed them the flag and touched a shoulder. They would look at me and nod. Once a mother said to me, “I'm so sorry you have this terrible job.” My eyes filled with tears and I leaned over and kissed her. ANOTHER NOTIFICATION………. Six weeks after my first notification, I had another. This was a young PFC. I drove to his mother's house. As always, I was in uniform and driving a Marine Corps staff car. I parked in front of the house, took a deep breath, and walked towards the house. Suddenly the door flew open, a middle-aged woman rushed out. She looked at me and ran across the yard, screaming “No! No! No! No!! I hesitated. Neighbors came out. I ran to her, grabbed her, and whispered stupid things to reassure her. She collapsed. I picked her up and carried her into the house. Eight or nine neighbors followed. Ten or fifteen minutes later, the father came in followed by ambulance personnel. I have no recollection of leaving.Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download The funeral took place about two weeks later. We went through the drill. The mother never looked at me. The father looked at me once and shook his head sadly. ANOTHER NOTIFICATION………. One morning as I walked into the office, the phone was ringing. Sergeant Jolly held the phone up and said, “You've got another one, Colonel.” I nodded, walked into my office, picked up the phone, took notes, thanked the officer making the call and hung up. Jolly, who had listened, came in with a special telephone directory that translates telephone numbers into the person's address and place of employment. The father of this casualty was a longshoreman. He lived a mile from my office. I called the Longshoreman's Union Office and asked for the business manager. He answered the phone, I told him who I was, and asked for the father's schedule. The business manager asked, “Is it his son?” I said nothing. After a moment, he said, in a low voice, “Tom is at home today.” I said, “Don't call him. I'll take care of that.” The business manager said, “Aye, Aye Sir,” and then explained, “Tom and I were Marines in WWII.” I got in my staff car and drove to the house. I was in uniform. I knocked and a woman in her early forties answered the door. I saw instantly that she was clueless. I asked, “Is Mr. Smith home?” She smiled pleasantly and responded, “Yes, but he's eating breakfast now. Can you come back later?” I said, “I'm sorry. It's important. I need to see him now.” She nodded, stepped back into the beach house and said, “Tom, it's for you.” A moment later, a ruddy man in his late forties, appeared at the door. He looked at me, turned absolutely pale, steadied himself, and said, “Jesus Christ man, he's only been there three weeks!” Months passed. More notifications and more funerals. Then one day while I was running, Sergeant Jolly stepped outside the building and gave a loud whistle, two fingers in his mouth and held an imaginary phone to his ear. Another call from Headquarters Marine Corps. I took notes, said, “Got it.” and hung up. I had stopped saying “Thank You” long ago. Jolly, “Where?” Me, “Eastern Shore of Maryland . The father is a retired Chief Petty Officer. His brother will accompany the body back from Vietnam.” Jolly shook his head slowly, straightened, and then said, “This time of day, it'll take three hours to get there and back. I'll call the Naval Air Station and borrow a helicopter. And I'll have Captain Tolliver get one of his men to meet you and drive you to the Chief's home.” He did, and 40 minutes later, I was knocking on the father's door. He opened the door, looked at me, then looked at the Marine standing at parade rest beside the car, and asked, “Which one of my boys was it, Colonel?” I stayed a couple of hours, gave him all the information, my office and home phone number and told him to call me, anytime. He called me that evening about 2300 (11:00 PM). “I've gone through my boy's papers and found his will. He asked to be buried at sea. Can you make that happen?” I said, “Yes I can, Chief. I can and I will.” My wife who had been listening said, “Can you do that?” I told her, “I have no idea. But I'm going to die trying.” I called Lieutenant General Alpha Bowser, Commanding General, Fleet Marine Force Atlantic, at home about 2330, explained the situation, and asked, “General, can you get me a quick appointment with the Admiral at Atlantic Fleet Headquarters?” General Bowser said,” George, you be there tomorrow at 0900. He will see you. I was and the Admiral did. He said coldly, “How can the Navy help the Marine Corps, Colonel.” I told him the story. He turned to his Chief of Staff and said, “Which is the sharpest destroyer in port?” The Chief of Staff responded with a name. The Admiral called the ship, “Captain, you're going to do a burial at sea. You'll report to a Marine Lieutenant Colonel Goodson until this mission is completed.” He hung up, looked at me, and said, “The next time you need a ship, Colonel, call me. You don't have to sic Al Bowser on me.” I responded, “Aye Aye, Sir” and got out of his office in a hurry. I went to the ship and met with the Captain, Executive Officer, and the Senior Chief. Sergeant Jolly and I trained the ship's crew for four days. Then Jolly raised a question none of us had thought of. He said, “These government caskets are air tight. How do we keep it from floating?” All the high priced help including me sat there looking dumb. Then the Senior Chief stood and said, “Come on Jolly. I know a bar where the retired guys from World War II hang out.” They returned a couple of hours later, slightly the worse for wear, and said, “It's simple; we cut four 12″ holes in the outer shell of the casket on each side and insert 300 lbs. of lead in the foot end of the casket. We can handle that, no sweat.” The day arrived. The ship and the sailors looked razor sharp. General Bowser, the Admiral, a US Senator, and a Navy Band were on board. The sealed casket was brought aboard and taken below for modification. The ship got underway to the 12-fathom depth. The sun was hot. The ocean flat. The casket was brought aft and placed on a catafalque. The chaplain spoke. The volleys were fired. The flag was removed, folded, and I gave it to the father. The band played “Eternal Father Strong to Save.” The casket was raised slightly at the head and it slid into the sea. The heavy casket plunged straight down about six feet. The incoming water collided with the air pockets in the outer shell. The casket stopped abruptly, rose straight out of the water about three feet, stopped, and slowly slipped back into the sea. The air bubbles rising from the sinking casket sparkled in the in the sunlight as the casket disappeared from sight forever. The next morning I called a personal friend, Lieutenant General Oscar Peatross, at Headquarters Marine Corps and said, “General, get me out of here. I can't take this anymore.” I was transferred two weeks later. I was a good Marine but, after 17 years, I had seen too much death and too much suffering. I was used up. Vacating the house, my family and I drove to the office in a two-car convoy. I said my goodbyes. Sergeant Jolly walked out with me. He waved at my family, looked at me with tears in his eyes, came to attention, saluted, and said, “Well done, Colonel. Well done.” I felt as if I had received the Medal of Honor!
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Today's Quotation is care of Rabindranath Tagore.Listen in!Subscribe to the Quarantine Tapes at quarantinetapes.com or search for the Quarantine Tapes on your favorite podcast app! Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) was the youngest son of Debendranath Tagore, a leader of the Brahmo Samaj, which was a new religious sect in nineteenth-century Bengal and which attempted a revival of the ultimate monistic basis of Hinduism as laid down in the Upanishads. He was educated at home; and although at seventeen he was sent to England for formal schooling, he did not finish his studies there. In his mature years, in addition to his many-sided literary activities, he managed the family estates, a project which brought him into close touch with common humanity and increased his interest in social reforms. He also started an experimental school at Shantiniketan where he tried his Upanishadic ideals of education. From time to time he participated in the Indian nationalist movement, though in his own non-sentimental and visionary way; and Gandhi, the political father of modern India, was his devoted friend. Tagore was knighted by the ruling British Government in 1915, but within a few years he resigned the honour as a protest against British policies in India.Tagore had early success as a writer in his native Bengal. With his translations of some of his poems he became rapidly known in the West. In fact his fame attained a luminous height, taking him across continents on lecture tours and tours of friendship. For the world he became the voice of India's spiritual heritage; and for India, especially for Bengal, he became a great living institution.Although Tagore wrote successfully in all literary genres, he was first of all a poet. Among his fifty and odd volumes of poetry are Manasi (1890) [The Ideal One], Sonar Tari (1894) [The Golden Boat], Gitanjali (1910) [Song Offerings], Gitimalya (1914) [Wreath of Songs], and Balaka(1916) [The Flight of Cranes]. The English renderings of his poetry, which include The Gardener(1913), Fruit-Gathering (1916), and The Fugitive (1921), do not generally correspond to particular volumes in the original Bengali; and in spite of its title, Gitanjali: Song Offerings (1912), the most acclaimed of them, contains poems from other works besides its namesake. Tagore's major plays are Raja (1910) [The King of the Dark Chamber], Dakghar (1912) [The Post Office], Achalayatan(1912) [The Immovable], Muktadhara (1922) [The Waterfall], and Raktakaravi (1926) [Red Oleanders]. He is the author of several volumes of short stories and a number of novels, among them Gora (1910), Ghare-Baire (1916) [The Home and the World], and Yogayog (1929) [Crosscurrents]. Besides these, he wrote musical dramas, dance dramas, essays of all types, travel diaries, and two autobiographies, one in his middle years and the other shortly before his death in 1941. Tagore also left numerous drawings and paintings, and songs for which he wrote the music himself.From https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/literature/1913/tagore/biographical/. For more information about Rabindranath Tagore:“From the Archive: Rabindranath Tagore”: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/articles/69232/from-the-archive-rabindranath-tagore“Poetry and Reason: Why Rabindranath Tagore Still Matters":https://newrepublic.com/article/89649/rabindranath-tagore
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William Butler Yeats - Easter,1916 - The Poetry That Inspired Things Fall Apart Hi, I'm Christy Shriver, and we're here to discuss books that have changed the world and have changed us. And I'm Garry Shriver and this is the How to Love Lit Podcast. We have just wrapped up our four part series on Chinua Achebe and his groundbreaking book Things Fall Apart. Generally, between books, we take a moment to look at a poem or a shorter piece that in some way connects to the longer piece we have been discussing. This week and next week, we want to discuss W. B Yeats, the Irish poet who wrote the poem “The Second Coming” from which Achebe took the title of his book. Christy, what can you tell us about this poet, beyond the fact that he won the Nobel prize for literature in 1923? Should we really like him? Bottom line- is he boring for those of us who aren't poetry heads? HA!! Well, as you know- I'm always trying to pitch the idea that poetry is for everyone- you don't have to be a melodramatic person all caught up in their feels to find value in poetry. It's a tough sell, and every year when I get new kids in class- I have the arduous task of making this case. In fact, school starts for me tomorrow- if you're listening to this in real time, we are recording this in the fall of 2021 and school is starting back for us this week- and even though I am teaching all American Literature this year- this year- from AP all the way to regular English and all the levels in Between- I'm starting with the Irish poet William Butler Yeats- and actually this poem that we're talking about today. The reason I'm doing it- for one thing- Yeats is on my mind- but the bigger reason is because this poem is an occasional poem- an occasional poem is where you are moved by an occasion and this occasion provokes feelings that need to be recorded. My students are coming back to school after being locked in their homes- some of them have not been out in a year and a house. The first thing we are going to do is write an occasional poem, and we're going to model it after Yeats. If you're a teacher and interested in this assignment, it's on our website, but otherwise, my point is- Yeats was a guy who knew how to say things that we feel and here he conveys strong emotions about the identy politics of his day- something we all know a little bit about these days. But Yeats has become popular because he knows how to express things people understand and identify with. The Coen brothers were inspired by him in their movie “No Country for Old Men” . He's shows up in episodes of Cheer's, the band the Smith's have alluded to him and even Joe Biden in a foreign policy speech has alluded to the very poem we're talking about today. But to answer your question, yeah, if we should like him- that's always difficult to say. Honestly, he's from an era that's long gone and from a part of the world, that's different than for many of his readers. He's also little difficult to dissect because he loves symbols. Those were a lot of disclaimers there. BUT, if you do get into him, there are a lot of people that actually enjoy his work- not just poetry heads. You'll see him on a lot of those brainy quotes. I guess that's true. I actually just saw a meme on LinkedIn that quoted him. So, because Yeats has such a large body of work and is so complicated, we're going to spend this week talking about him and the poem “Easter, 1916” then next week we'll move to the poem Achebe uses for his book title, “The Second Coming”. It's harder to understand than the one we're doing today. It's slightly apocalyptic and so complex, but don't think it doesn't have intrigue- Yeats had a complicated romantic life in general that we'll talk about some today, but ultimately it resulted in a strange but successful marriage with a woman, named George, who besides having the interesting ability to dictate messages from the other side, as in ghosts and stuff- was 18 when they met, btw-he was 46. So there you go…stay tune… Ha- okay! I can see how that age gap might turn some heads, especially at the turn of the 20th century. So, can we expect symbols and philosophy? That's some of it. But also, his body of work is so large; it's complicated; it has a lot of variety. He started out talking about all the myths and beauty of his home country. But he didn't stay there. His work is romantic; it's political; it's spiritual- he didn't just write poems either, he wrote plays- but in all things the one thing that is true in all of it is that - his work is Irish- there is so much magic and mystery embedded in this history and culture of Ireland- those of us who don't share the heritage of leprechauns, fairies, and magic are at a disadvantage by never having visited the amazing end of the rainbow we call Ireland. I know that's a sore subject with you. To get personal for a minute, Christy and I have gone with students on EF or Education First on several trips to Europe over the last few years. In 2020, we had a trip planned with students from here in the Memphis area to tour Ireland and Scotland. We were finally going to go but, of course, Covid struck the world, and that got cancelled. Ireland is still on the bucket list, hopefully we'll get lucky soon to be able to discover for ourselves the beauty and the mystery of the place- but until then, we will live vicariously through Yeats, U2 and most recently- The Derry Girls- Yes, I'm not ashamed to admit we watch and love that show. It is a fun show- and really contextualizes in some very funny ways this ethnic challenges Ireland faces. Poor James Maguire, one of the characters on the show is English- born- but has to attend an all girls school for his safety- due to his accent. Their making fun, but we all know, of course, that racial tensions and identity politics can get ugly in a hurry. Anyway, getting to Achebe, and Yeats, it's really not surprising to me that Yeats caught Achebe's attention. And in many ways has a lot in common with Chinua Achebe. Well, they are from two very different places in the world, how do you mean? Well, first of all, and this is a big one- both men were men between two cultures- and this is something those of us outside of Great Britain or even Europe don't always have in the forefront of our minds. The Irish and the English are NOT the same people group. The Irish are descended from the Celts; The English are Anglo-Saxon. The Irish, like the Igbo, had a different language for centuries and in Yeats day when he visited the country side- it was the heart language of many of the country people. The Irish are Catholic; the English are Protestant. But the Irish are also animistic in many ways, especially the country people, and it was this culture that enchanted Yeats as a child, as did the animism of the Igbo for Achebe. Of course, the largest similarity between these two men are their lived experiences with colonialism. Yeats lived through the Irish Independence, as did Achebe through the Nigerian one. Both experienced the violence of transition and post-colonialism. Again something a lot of the world forgets about. We think of colonialism in terms of Africa, Asia and the Americas, but the English efforts to colonize Ireland date to the 1500s, so we are talking about a long term antagonism and complicated history. And William Butler Yeats was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1865 in an English protestant household to a promising middle class lawyer. So, you can already see the set up for a front row to political conflict. 1865, for Americans means the Civil War, but for those in Ireland, there was another horrific crisis. Just like the stable crop in Nigeria is the yam; the staple crop of Ireland was the potato, and in 1845 a strain of white mold hit the potato crop and a great famine broke out. Literally millions died of starvation and millions of others were forced to take their chances crossing the ocean and fleeing to America. Besides just the natural catastrophe of the agricultural disaster, an even worse problem was the British government's reaction to it. There was a lot of prejudice in England towards the Irish, which we talked a little bit about when we talked about Frankenstein and Mary Shelley, but basically the government basically did too little to feed a starving population. In fact, a lot of absentee English landowners- and who those guys were were basically were the hedge-fund owners of their day, those guys went so far as to still export Irish food supplies and evict poor tenant farmers who couldn't pay their rents. So, beyond being a natural disaster, the natural disaster brought out the worst in many people and so as these things often do- natural crisis turned political. Many more Irish, even Protestant ones, who otherwise may not have been political people, began to see the importance of Self Rule in Ireland- Many who called Ireland home whether they were ethnically Irish or ethnically English began to strongly support political changes that would be costly. And that of course is Yeat's family's case- except with a twist. Yeat's father, decided when Yeat's was two that he was going to leave Dublin and move to London to attend art school. At first pass feels slightly irresponsible. I think his wife thought so. William's mother, whose family was rich and from the countryside- was not a fan of urban London bohemian poor person life. In fact, she couldn't deal with it and broke down emotionally. Her depression got to the point that she became bedridden and basically droped out of the picture until her untimely death. So, we have children, who, like many of us, are dropped into multiple cultures and are displaced. We have little William, his brother Jack, and two sisters who are basically living in household where their parents hated each other. They also, for the most part, lived in poverty, but they had this wealthy side of the family who lived well but far away in Ireland, in a town called Sligo. During the school year, Yeats lived this impoverished life in a London slum where he was the Irish poor kid, but in the summer he would go to his grandparents fancy house in Sligo, this nice town on the coast. However, Sligo is a Catholic area, so even though he can identify with the people in this community because he's from the same countyr, he's not from the same ethnic or religious group. He's the Protestant outsider kid from London. Except he's not even really protestant either is he. No, he really isn't- and I guess that's the Bohemian art side of this father. His father did not believe in Christianity, which as we know, in that time period was a majority view. And I guess that's what made the folklore and animism of the Irish culture so attractive to little William. In Sligo, he learned about Irish folklore- which is something I don't know a whole lot about, except that it's magical- literally. And we know he loved all this because he wrote about later in life. He talked about people he knew growing up that taught him about magic and ghosts and would swear they had seen fairies. He gathered these stories in his head and used them as inspiration for his early writing career. Well, like we talked about last week, lots of people all around the world are animistic, so is it possible that the cultural tradition of the people in Ireland, also in some ways connects to several beliefs of the Igbo. I think that's likely fair to say. Irish mythology certainly has a pantheon of gods, and ancestors also play a role in all of that. Yeats was definitely an animist as we'll talk about next week with a serious piece “The Second coming”, but his career started here with these fanciful stories. One famous poem called, “The Stolen Child” is based on this idea that sometimes fairies steal human children, and it seems thatYeats likely really did believe in fairies. He kind of reminds me a little bit of William Blake, in fact, a lot of Yeat's stuff reminds me of William Blake, especially the spiritual stuff. And I want to be careful here not to get into the weeds here, but one time someone asked him if he really did believe in fairies, to which he responded something to this gist of- well, none of us really know what we do and don't believe until we're put to the test- and in fact, our behaviors say more about what we believe than what we tell people whether we realize it or not- which is kind of an interesting response. I guess he's wanting to say, all of us believe in things we won't own? We claim to not believe in ghosts until we step into a haunted house and then no matter what we say, we run out like crazy people away from them. I think it's something like that. W. H. Auden when he wrote a poem eulogizing Yeats referenced this part of him as his silliness- but says it this way, “you were silly like us” and though it's strange to believe in fairies- and maybe silly- Yeats is kind of honest about his strangeness or silliness. And is that what people like about him? Do you think Part of the reason he could feel the strangeness of things so deeply has to do with this multi-cultural upbringing? Being, to use Achebe's words living at a crossroads of cultures. I do, just like Achebe. And he definitely feels for the birth of his nation-- and that's the poem we're going to talk about today, “Easter, 1916” but before we go there, there's another part of him that has fascinated the world- another strangeness. Yeats had a strange fascination with this woman named Maud Gonne. Who is she? I would say, Maud Gonne is what Brittney Spears might call a Femme Fatale. Oh dear, Brittney Spears makes an Irish appearance! I think Yeats would have like Britney, actually. But anyway, the story goes that Yeats writes a poetry book. It gets published and actually becomes pretty popular. One person who noticed it was a woman named, Maud Gonne. She was independently wealthy- very rich in fact, young, beautiful, well educated and an extremely aggressive Pro-Ireland political activitist and actress. Like Yeats, she was from Ireland, but Anglo-Irish- so not ethnically Irish, but from Ireland. I know that gets confusing. After Yeat's book came out, she went to see him in London, and he immediately fell in love with her. They hung out for the 9 days she was there in London- and apparently that was enough to inspire a 45 year infatuation. He was going to be in love with her for most of his life. He proposed to her more times than I can find out- exactly- I've heard numbers like 18 times- she rejected him every single time. He wrote love poem after love poem for her. He wrotes plays for her to act in. Sounds a little bit like Petrarch and Laura- he seemed to enjoy unrequited love- the impossible woman. Yeah- except it gets weirder. Yeats, was absolutely convinced Maud was this virginal innocent rose. Even after birthing two children with a married French journalist, sadly one child died. The other, however, did not, Iseult. Anyway, Yeats- in the face of insurmountable evidence- believed Maud was virginal until finally she told him the truth years later that the child was actually hers. How did that go over? Well, at first he quit writing poetry about her, but then he did what most men would do who can't get over their femme fatale even after 45 years. Oh, and what is that? He waited until the Iseult turned 22, and then tried to talk her into marrying him. By her, do you mean the daughter? Or did he try to get the daughter to talk her mother to marry him. Oh no, you were right the first time. He proposed to the daughter- and she seriously considered it. Well, there you are. I'm assuming she looked like her mother. You assume correctly. She looked uncanningly like her mother did at that age. Nice. So, are we to assume it's a physical obsession that lasted all those years? Part of it, I guess. I'm sure, it would be a fascinating psychological study, if people do stuff like that. He definitely was enamoured with Maud Gonne's beauty, but they also connected spiritually. They both shared a lot of these animistic beliefs, not fairies, but connecting with the other world and things like that. But, one other thing that really attracted him to her was her politics. She was a extremely vocal spokesperson for the Irish homeland- something Yeats believed in too. He wasn't as big of an advocate as she was because she was for violence and he was against that, but she had real conviction. She gave speeches, organized protests, did a lot of the things we seen political activitists do today- all of this was to overthrow British rule. Well, let me add that in the late 1890s, this would have been very progressive. Gender stereotypes were deeply entrenched during this time period, especially in Ireland. It's unusual for a man of this period to find this kind of independence so irresistibly attractive. I agree, but Yeats is one of those men that is attracted to strong women- Maud Gonne and her daughter weren't the only ones. He had a very deep and personal relationship with another woman named Olivia Shakespear, who actually was in love with him and whom he blew off. He also was besties with another powerful Irish nationalist woman named Lady Augusta Gregory. She actually worked with him on an important project to help create an Irish theater, and even supported him financially. Anyway, the reason I bring all this up besides the fact that it's just kind of interesting, is that the poem Easter, 1916 is a political poem, but it's deeply personal as well. Yeats did that sort of thing a lot- he would take a world event and make it personal. The poem “Easter, 1916” is considered the most powerful political poem every written in the English language- of course that's always arguable. But it is powerful. But it also connects personally. In 1903 Maud Gonne- the ultimate unattainable woman- actually marries someone else- ending for a time Yeat's continual marriage proposals. She marries an Irish revolutionary named Major John MacBride. And not long after this, political chaos is breaking out all over the world. Tell us about it, Garry. Well, just in terms of Ireland, after the potato famine- which I cannot overemphasize how serious that is, we have what has been called The Land Wars. To oversimply, in the 1800s rural tenant farmers were starving, they couldn't pay their rents, they got evicted by rich often absentee landlords, and then violence erupts. By this time, concessions were being made and many tenants were buying their own property. The Irish were making progress towards a better life, but it's a mess. Many were still leaving for America; many were still convinced they needed their own country. The country is totally divided. In 1914, Britain finally approves Home Rule, which means that Ireland won't be independent, but will rule itself. This seems great, except World War 1 breaks out and home rule doesn't get implemented. And Yeats is not really on team Radical- like Maud Gonne is. Maud Gonne wants complete independence and an Irish state. Yeats is for Ireland, but he believes England will keep faith; Home Rule will be a reality and no one else really needs to die over this. His, like many Irish people, was a middle of the road, ready for compromise kind of attitude. He wants reconciliation between the people groups, which makes sense if you think about his upbringing. But here's the complication with World War 1- what are the Irish supposed to do? They want to rule themselves, they've been promised they are going to be given this opportunity with Home Rule, but now they've been told, we'll we get around to doing that later. We have a bigger problem and we can't deal with this right now. Oh and by the way, we need you to send your young men to fight. The Irish are in an existential double-bind. Now they find themselves having to decide do that fight FOR the British against the Germans or do they run the risk of Germany winning? Many Irish chose to fight with the British. Now think about what does this mean? Christy, you have strong feelings about World War 1- what do you think? I really do- I hate WW1- it was just the worst. It means trenches, poisonous gas, trench foot, it means awful political propaganda. It means little children as young as 14 lying about the age and people knowing they were lying about their age and dying in those awful trenches for reasons they couldn't even tell you. It means everything awful. Ha! True- tell us how you really feel. Well, it's so sad. Anyway, I guess for the Irish, it means, if they fight for the British, they earn the right for some sort of independence. Yeats believed, and I use his words, the British may still “keep faith.” Well, that brings us to the year 1916. The year has been going on for a while now. In Ireland there were basically two political parties- one for fighting for the British, another against. There was an Irish Militia= the Volunteers- of this group- there were the National Volunteers and then the Irish Volunteers. You can probably guess which one was for supporting the war and which one was more interested in creating a free state of Ireland. I'm going to say the Irish Volunteers. Yep, and I hope this isn't hard to follow- but here's what happened- we have two groups of people. During the week of Easter 1916, we have many of the Irish Volunteers making the decision that they were going to take the opportunity that the British were distracted by the war and declare independence. They picked Easter because of the idea of Jesus Rising again, the Irish rising again, so around 1600 go downtown, stage a rebellion, take over a bunch of buildings most prominently the Post Office and declare that Ireland is now a Republic. The British, of course, respond by bringing in troops. It gets violent, 485 are killed- half of those civilians. 1800 are taken to prison in Britain. It's a big riot. For the most part, most Irish people don't support this movement. However, the British make a terrible political mistake. They choose to execute 16 of the leaders of the rebellion. This caught everyone by surprise and outraged the people of Ireland. Yeats was in the group. It wasn't that he thought what the rebels did was right, but he understood their frustration, and the English owed them some sympathy. Exactly, and the irony is not lost on anyone that during this same week over in Hulluch, where they were fighting the Germans, the Germans had just released an extremely deadly poisonous gas attach on an Irish division of Volunteers and 442 had died just from the gas poisoning on the first day of the attack alone. And here's the personal connection, one of the men executed by the British for being a leader in the rebellion was Maud Gonne's husband, McBride. Yeats is very moved by everything. He's moved by the rebellion and he's devastasted by the response of the British in executing the rebel leaders. He says this in a letter to Lady Gregory, “I had no idea that any public even could so deeply move me,” He was not even in Ireland at the time. He further told her later, “I am very despondent about the future. At the moment, I feel that all the work of years has been overturned, all the bringing together of classes, all the freeing of Irish literature and criticism of politics.” In the poem, which we're getting ready to read, he talks about four of the rebels specifically. A couple of them he liked. He hated McBride, not just because Maude Gonne had married him, but because he physically beat her and her daughter and since they were Catholic she couldn't divorce him. McBride was a horrible person, but he knew him. Dublin was a small town, and everyone knew everyone involved. When Yeat's writes at the end of the poem that all has changed- changed utterly. He means exactly that. There is no going back to the way we were thinking before. Yes- the Irish war for independence starts in 1919 and by December 6, 1921, there is a free Irish state. The poem was not published until 1920, so that's halfway between the war years, I guess. It helped unify the Irish into wanting independence- he was famous. He also made what happened in Dublin personal to everyone. What's interesting about the poem is that it doesn't necessarily make the people who were executed holy martyrs- he even wonders if it was worth their lives. What it did was, kind of say, well, maybe they were too fanatical, maybe they should have done it, maybe they shouldn't, but that's in the past now. Now, I'm going to wear Green- and we all know that's the color representing Ireland, the Emerald Island. Let's read the poem. We'll read it stanza by stanza, and then we'll make some more comments at the end. I have met them at close of day Coming with vivid faces From counter or desk among grey Eighteenth-century houses. I have passed with a nod of the head Or polite meaningless words, Or have lingered awhile and said Polite meaningless words, And thought before I had done Of a mocking tale or a gibe To please a companion Around the fire at the club, Being certain that they and I But lived where motley is worn: All changed, changed utterly: A terrible beauty is born. First thing to notice is that it's in the first person. I- have met them. These people- these were people I knew before the war. For the most part, I didn't even care a lot about these people, “I have passed with a nod of the head or polite meaningless words”. He points out that he had even made fun of them, “thought before I had done of a mocking tale or a gibe…at the club”- maybe he had thought they were just the crazy radical people they sat around drinking laughing at the less educated types. Notice that he throws in the word “motley”- that's the outfit court jesters wore, the fools- they were clowns until- all changed, changed utterly- a terrible beauty is born. And it is that phrase, “terrible beauty that people love so much”. It's an oxymoron. What happened was terrible- the rebellion was terrible- but they were doing it for something beautiful. Their ideals were honest. There death is giving life to something that is important to all of us- they were proven to be right. but the actors in this comedy are going to transform into players in a tragedy as we move through the stanzas. Let's read the second one, That woman's days were spent In ignorant good-will, Her nights in argument Until her voice grew shrill. What voice more sweet than hers When, young and beautiful, She rode to harriers? This man had kept a school And rode our wingèd horse; This other his helper and friend Was coming into his force; He might have won fame in the end, So sensitive his nature seemed, So daring and sweet his thought. This other man I had dreamed A drunken, vainglorious lout. He had done most bitter wrong To some who are near my heart, Yet I number him in the song; He, too, has resigned his part In the casual comedy; He, too, has been changed in his turn, Transformed utterly: A terrible beauty is born. So in this stanza, he describes four people. Four people he knew. I do want to point out that these four people are not the four most important people in the rebellion. They aren't the most significant rebels. He picks them because they were personal friends. “That woman” “That woman”- Constance Markievicz- wasn't executed, but she was from Sligo- where we went to play as a child in the summer. She was his childhood friend. She also was a really good human. She was rich and born to privilege. She actually was the first woman ever elected to parliament, and later the first woman in Europe to ever have a cabinet position. So, she was important, but by the time she died she had given away her entire fortune and died in a ward, among the poor where she wanted to be”. She was arrested, but was not executed during the uprising. Then we have “This man”- Patrick Pearse- was executed. He was a fellow poet and a huge ring leader. Yeats says he rode that winged horse- that's Pegasus the pure white horse with the wings . “This other his helper and friend is a reference to” Thomas McDonagh- Pearse and McDonagh started a school together and were teachers in Dublin. Yeats had been a guest lecturer for them many times. He respected how they were building a generation of Irish thinkers. “This other man”- John McBride- an abusive person – he was a drunken, vainglorius lout who had done most bitter wrong to some who are near my heart- but he still includes him here in his little list of actors. He calls what they were involved with a “casual comedy”. But is it funny? Of course not. It got serious really quickly. Well, what I see, with the possible exception of McBride- these were good sincere people that were targeted by the British- not a bunch of thugs. I think so- and that takes us to the third stanza- it's a little more philosophical and abstract. Hearts with one purpose alone Through summer and winter seem Enchanted to a stone To trouble the living stream. The horse that comes from the road, The rider, the birds that range From cloud to tumbling cloud, Minute by minute they change; A shadow of cloud on the stream Changes minute by minute; A horse-hoof slides on the brim, And a horse plashes within it; The long-legged moor-hens dive, And hens to moor-cocks call; Minute by minute they live: The stone's in the midst of all. This stanza is harder to follow, Christy. True, one of the things that is so hard about Yeats, and we're going to talk about this way more next week with the poem “The Second Coming” is that he holds symbols in such high regard. He thinks of them as way more interesting than just one thing representing something else. So, when we see something here, like we do in this poem that looks like it might be a symbol, we have to think of it more deeply because that's how Yeats's thinks of it. So, what is a symbol and how do we know if something IS a symbol or not? That's a great question. I tell students all the time, something might be a symbol for something else if it looks out of place. If something that shouldn't be so important is given more importance than it regularly deserves. Here's an example, if I'm an elegant model, and everything I wear is extremely expensive, in the latest fashion, all that stuff, and I show up to an event, and I wear this very tattered and old looking bracelet around my arm- you know- that must be a symbol. You wouldn't be wearing it if it weren't. You ask about it, and you find out it belonged a relative who had passed away or something like that- and all of a sudden it makes sense. Things like that. So, in this stanza, it starts out like we would expect- all the hearts of the people he'd been talking about have one purpose and then this purpose is connected to a stone- and not just connected he uses the word “enchanted to a stone”- what the heck does that mean/. Well, to you or me who aren't Irish- it may mean nothing. But if you're Irish, you likely know that one of the names of Ireland is the Island of the Stone of Destiny. You may also know that in Irish folklore the Stone of Destiny was one of the four sacred talismans of the goddess Dana and all the kings of Ireland were crowned upon this inauguration stone and their destiny was tied in with the magical powers of the stone. And if you really know your folklore, as Yeats did and often referenced in a lot of other poetry, you may also know that this stone is enchanted but sometimes fatal. Okay- so if the stone is symbolizing Ireland, what does this stanza mean? Well, that's the thing about ambiguous writing- you have to decide what you think, and people don't agree. What we know for sure, is we see this image of something that stays the same- a rock- if we take it to mean a symbol of Ireland, then he's making a statement about his homeland. It's something that survives- but as things change like the living stream- it can be fatal too. To be Irish is to have a heritage, for all of its beauty and magic, is not always safe- the stone troubled the living stream. But then again, this is just my interpretation. Some people thing the stone represents the coldness and the stream represents Ireland, so don't be afraid to read it and make your own ideas. That's what poetry is all about- words bringing emotions to the surface and meaning different things to different people. The last stanza is left cryptic in some ways because it writes out people's names again very specifically, but there's a lot of other images that can be difficult. Let's read it and finish out. Too long a sacrifice Can make a stone of the heart. O when may it suffice? That is Heaven's part, our part To murmur name upon name, As a mother names her child When sleep at last has come On limbs that had run wild. What is it but nightfall? No, no, not night but death; Was it needless death after all? For England may keep faith For all that is done and said. We know their dream; enough To know they dreamed and are dead; And what if excess of love Bewildered them till they died? I write it out in a verse— MacDonagh and MacBride And Connolly and Pearse Now and in time to be, Wherever green is worn, Are changed, changed utterly: A terrible beauty is born. So, here we see all of a sudden all these rhetorical questions. He's asking the obvious question of is something like this worth it? Is it justified? Are there things we shouldn't do, even if the cause is noble? He literally askes, “Was it needless death after all?” He asks the obvious political question- England may have kept her end of the deal. Did they love too much? Then he kind of ends by immortalizing these names. Kind of like saying, well, it's too late to know now. We will never know because the sacrifice is made. They will be immortalized. Just so you know, Maude Gonne hated the poem. The poem was first pubished just for friends- so she got an early copy. She said this, “Easter 1916, No, I don't like your poem. It isn't worthy of you and above all it isn't worthy of the subject- though it reflects your present state of mind perhaps, it isn't quite sincere enough for you who have studied philosophy and know something of history know quite that that sacrifice has never yet turned a heart to stone though it has immortalized many and through it alone mankind can rise to God. You recognize this in the line which was the original inspiration of your poem, ‘a terrible beauty is born' but you let your present mood mar and confuse it till even some of the verses become unintelligible to many”. She went on and on but then got to the part about her husband to which she said, “as for my husband he has entered eternity by the great door of sacrifice which Christ opened and has therefore atoned for all”. You can tell she felt free to share her mind. Ha! Well, most of the world disagrees with her and has found it worthy. I do want to come around to just a couple more interesting quirks before we leave it. If you were to gray out all the words and just look at the form- Yeats deliberately wrote the poem to look like a column but a broken one- it's skinny, the lines are short and fractured. If you were to put this poem next to a picture of the shelled building on Sackville Street where the riot occurred, it would like kind of similar. The poem is to be the monument that outlives the photograph of the scene the most of us will never see. And he did that on purpose. Yep- that's why Poets write in verse- they can do stuff like that which you can't do in a story. Also, another point to notice- he signs and dates the poem, but the date is weird. It's not the date of the Rising, instead it's September 25, 1916 presumably the date he finished writing it. But the date of the uprising is encoded in the lines. There are four stanzas- the fourth month- April- the first and and third stanza have 16 line (the year) the second and forth have 24 – the dates. It's a strange way to date a poem, but the date of the event is embedded the the structure. Then we have the date at the end. And so we have to ask, Garry, what happened on that date? Well, I'm assuming you are meaning WW1- that date overlaps with the horrific Battle of the Somme. In that battle alone, the British lost almost 500,000 young lives many of them Irish. I guess it's a final irony. Why did Yeats included the date when he usually didn't date his poems? Maybe as a way of reminding his readers, and here we are. It's not over yet. A terrible beauty has been born- I have written a monument for those who dreamed of a new Ireland- but this new Ireland will have to negotiate a new modern world order- it will not be a casual comedy- and no matter where you fall on the spectrum of identity politics- we will all remember and wear Green. And of course- all of this during Holy Week of Easter, 1916- nothing could be more ironic. Thanks for listening. I hope you enjoyed learning. Little of the history of Ireland as it is personalized for us by the great William Butler Yeats. This episode we looked at his most famous political poem, next week we will look at the poem that inspired the title for “Things fall Apart”. We look forward to it and hope you do too. As always, text this episode to a friend, spread the word about the podcast on your own social media, and help us grow.
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Sam and Emma host Rosa Brooks, law professor at Georgetown University, to discuss her recent book Tangled Up In Blue: Policing in the American City, and her experiences as a part-time volunteer reserve police officer in Washington, D.C. Professor Brooks discusses how she came to the topic; following her work on “How Everything Became War and The Military Became Everything,” she picks up on the trail of the normalized violence of American policing and looks into the behind-the-scenes elements of how officers grapple with and make sense of their role. Beginning with the academy, Brooks walks through how the culture of policing emphasizes danger, defense, and discipline – exploring how police overstate the threat to their livelihood in the line of duty, encouraging the use of force whenever deemed necessary. Next, she, Sam, and Emma talk about the changes in the academy over the last half-decade, both as reforms slowly trickle in and younger generations begin to take hold of departments, how we can assess the success of reforms and consent decrees during a period in which crime has continued to drop (wow maybe crime CAN be a product of policing), and why even police acting within legal and constitutional guidelines engage in incredibly harmful behavior. They round out the interview with a conversation on why Rosa feels reform must be embraced, and why the conversation on policing should be focused on imagining new systems of safety, rather than on budgetary punishments of police departments. Emma and Sam conclude the show by admiring Republicans dealing with the whiplash of trying to backpedal on their own lies, and Sam addresses rumors regarding his concealed arms and the lack of his guns being out, despite the sun being out. And in the Fun Half: Nomiki Konst joins Sam and Emma as they discuss conservative commentators succumbing to francophilia amidst their hatred for woke athletes, Meghan McCain's horror over someone holding Tucker Carlson accountable (she might be next!), and Nomiki catches some flack for her invite to the McCain dinner party. They also cover the conservatives' double backing on their double backing on their vaccine hesitancy, the destructive capacity of Democrats clinging to power, and the influence of the money behind right-wing commentary. The fun half gets wrapped up with discussions on dropping crime alongside rising conservative discussion about crime, and some reflecting on today's interview on policing and defunding the police, plus your calls and IMs! 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Today, in the Hot Notes: the House Oversight Committee has launched an investigation into Arizona's fraudit as AZ Dems call for the Attorney General to investigate possible election interference by Donald Trump; the judge in the kraken sanctions case orders Lin Wood to explain why she shouldn't hold him in criminal contempt; current and former police officers are charged in a new Proud Boys indictment; Marjorie Greene and Matt Gaetz are embarrassed in Orange County, California; plus Dana Goldberg and AG deliver your Good News. Follow our guest on Twitter: Mary L. Trump Author, Too Much and Never Enough https://twitter.com/MaryLTrump Follow AG and Dana on Twitter: Dr. Allison Gill (@allisongill) Dana Goldberg (@DGComedy) Follow Aimee on Instagram: Aimee Carrero (@aimeecarrero) Have some good news, a confession, a correction, or a case for Beans Court? https://www.dailybeanspod.com/confessional/ Want to support the show and get it ad-free and early? https://dailybeans.supercast.tech/ Or https://patreon.com/thedailybeans Promo Codes New episodes of The Times are available every weekday. To listen and subscribe, go wherever you get your podcasts and search for The Times: Daily news from the L.A. Times. For stylish blue-light blocking glasses go to blublox.com/dailybeans and use coupon code DAILYBEANS to save 15%. PlushCare makes it easier than ever to take care of yourself, inside and out. Start your membership today. Go to http://PlushCare.com/DAILYBEANS to start your FREE 30-day trial. Never go to the Post Office again - Stamps.com and use promo code DAILYBEANS. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Today, in the Hot Notes: Senate Dems reach a $3.5T budget deal to cover Biden's agenda; more than 150 companies are backing a new voting rights bill; Senator Schumer plans to propose legislation to decriminalize cannabis; several top officials are working on a voting rights bill filibuster carve out; plus Dana Goldberg and AG deliver your Good News. Have some good news, a confession, a correction, or a case for Beans Court? https://www.dailybeanspod.com/confessional/ Follow our guest on Twitter: Elizabeth Cronise McLaughlinFounder, Gaia Project for Women's Leadership; Author, Becoming Heroines https://twitter.com/ECMcLaughlin Preorder her book: https://bit.ly/becomingheroines Follow AG and Dana on Twitter: Dr. Allison Gill (@allisongill) Dana Goldberg (@DGComedy) Follow Aimee on Instagram: Aimee Carrero (@aimeecarrero) Want to support the show and get it ad-free and early? https://dailybeans.supercast.tech/ Or https://patreon.com/thedailybeans Promo Codes Take charge of your mental health with the help of an experienced professional. Special offer for DAILYBEANS listeners, get 10% off your first month at http://betterhelp.com/DAILYBEANS. Get 1 free year and save 10% on your purchase on Fiverr Business with promo code DAILYBEANS. Just go to http://Fiverr.com/business, and don't forget promo code DAILYBEANS Get 20% off your first order when you use promo code DAILYBEANS at http://TryCaliper.com/DAILYBEANS. You can try Caliper CBD risk-free for 30 days. If you don't love it they'll give you a full refund! Never go to the Post Office again - Stamps.com use promo code DAILYBEANS. Use promo code DAILYBEANS for 15% off your first order of clothes when you use code DAILYBEANS at http://american-giant.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The gals unpack the stress and pressure underlying one of the country's most vital infrastructures in this month's bonus episode. Topics include some hot tips on giving gifts to your mail carrier, a WHOLE bunch of red flags that went ignored, and a disturbingly methodic rampage. Mix up a batch of Sex in the Post Office (don't forget the lemonade), buy some Forever stamps, and tune in for Gone Postal. For a full list of show sponsors, visit www.wineandcrimepodcast.com/support