The founding fathers were not extreme right, or radically right-wing in their thinking. They were Humanists and Masons, and the Constitution was so focused on personal freedom because a powerful and dominant clergy was threatened by individual thinking and personal liberty.
Thomas Jefferson used scissors to cut the New Testament of the Bible down to a size he felt was the true representation of Jesus’s message.
These, being the type of people who founded American, should be recognized and admired for independent thinking.
We need to reject the myths and instead, reclaim the heroes of our nation’s past for the real people they were.
I was a little late with KNIGHTFALL, a show produced for the History Channel. The first episode aired in December, 2017, and I started purchasing episodes on Google Play in 2019, but I must say, I was hooked thereafter.
I’m not going to lie, this show has mixed reviews with the most critical pointing out certain historical inaccuracies. Others talked about quality; the show looked cheap; a low budget knockoff of something much better.
For me personally, KNIGHTFALL is amazing, and I say “is” because I’m still purchasing episodes from season 2. Unfortunately, Season 2 is the end. The final episode aired in May, 2019, and the History Channel announced their cancellation of Season 3 in May, 2020.
It’s not the newest show, but it’s still fairly new. People can argue about specifics, but I think this show captured all the important elements from a time I absolutely love. I love the Medieval/Victorian Era and everything that comes with it. Kings and Queens, the Templars, war, the struggle for territory in Europe, the Holy Grail, King Arthur, the power and influence of the church and Pope; KNIGHTFALL has it all, comingled with the shows natural plot, which by the way, is what roped me in. 👍
In NFL news yesterday, The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Green Bay Packers took the field in an all-out battle, and it was the Buccaneers who were victorious 31-26. With the win, Tampa Bay earned a trip to the 2021 Super bowl which will be their first appearance since 2002; John Gruden was the Head Coach then.
Here’s the kicker, and no, I’m not talking about Ryan Succop; Tampa Bay won’t have to travel far because..
Super Bowl 55 will be played at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay, Florida, making this year’s Tampa Bay team the first team in NFL history to host a Super Bowl in their home stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for Sunday, February 7th, at 6:30.
And their opponent? It’s the Kansas City Chiefs. Kansas City won yesterday defeating the Buffalo Bills 38-24. This will be the Chiefs third Super Bowl trip in 41 years. In 1970 they beat the Vikings, and in 2020, the 49ers.
Enjoy the game!
With the attack on history in this country I’m surprised we even recognize Martin Luther King Jr., but you know what, Nooz Buffet will.
King was born on the 15th of January in Atlanta Georgia, and he died on April 4, 1968 in Memphis Tennessee. He was just 39 years old when he was assassinated during his famous “I have A Dream Speech.” Yes, he was a minister, but he was also an activist and remembered most for his leadership during the Civil Rights movement.
MLK believed in equality, and he devoted his life to ensuring black Americans were given the same rights given to all Americans spelled out in the Bill of Rights of the United States Constitution. He was a follower of Mahatma Gandhi, which inspired his belief and use of peaceful protesting and nonviolent resistance.
Today, Monday, January 18th, we remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
“I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”
-Martin Luther King Jr.
Today is August 1st, and it was during the wonderful month of August, fifty-seven years ago, that Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech in Washington D.C. The speech came at the end of a march on the capital that included two-hundred and fifty thousand black and white Americans.
In June, 1964, the Civil Rights Act was passed and signed into law by Lyndon Johnson. In October of the same year, King Jr. was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
I always thought it was interesting how slaves were freed in America some time after the Civil War, and the issues concerning civil rights didn’t get resolved until almost one-hundred years later in the 1960’s, but to my surprise, I just discovered there was a Civil Rights Act passed then too, it was called the Civil Rights Act of 1866. The Act of 1866 denied the states the power to restrict the rights of free slaves. The bill was vetoed by another Johnson, but Republicans had the votes to override the veto.
Interesting and confusing all at the same time! During the 1960’s it was the Civil Rights Act and Lyndon Johnson, and in the 1860’s it was the Civil Rights Act and Andrew Johnson.
Same Act, same decade, different Johnson.
I hope y’all are doing well and staying healthy. Thank you so much for reading and following along. Have a wonderful Saturday night, and a blessed day tomorrow.
♌ Happy birthday to all you Leos out there!