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Subject: The Motto Peace, Jobs, Medicare For All, Break Up The Banks & Carbon three-five-O Signifies What?
Beginning in 2010 in the U.S. of A., the mass uprisings that went on to transform not only America but the entire world. While the motto has been compared to the French Revolution's "Liberty, Equality, Fraternity" & the Russian Revolution's "Peace, Bread & Land", it should be remembered that those transformations were violent, whereas, the transformation of 2010 was completely nonviolent. Some historians have expressed surprise that such a long & cumbersome motto could have been so useful, a point of view that fails to take into consideration the fact that it represented the coming together of previously seperate movements into a whole that turned out to be much more than the sum of its parts; proof, indeed, that a people united can never be defeated.
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: Why I love America
This was brought about a long conversation with my baby coz bro who wants to come to America to study:
Many years ago I landed in Kansas City sitting at the airport an unknown gentleman started a conversation he was kind enough to come back to make sure a shuttle got me to college in many many years of my life i made friends without prejudice no joke was sacred not about religion color, creed, ethnicity as many years as I lived there I recognized the decency of people when my car broke down on I-10 I had strangers pull up to help me when they profiled me at airports my friends did not leave post hurricane Katrina they called me to stay and I was fortunate there is a certain decency but most importantly he asked me what I learned and I learned to fly and drown to have tears in my eyes for a loss that was not mine I understood charity and to donate to read without prejudice to teach people about a different culture to live a complete life but more than all that
I learned how to write.
For that I shall forever bow down and hope my coz can learn the same.
New Delhi, India
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