The Fix Women's Skylar Mid-Shaft Material-Block Fashion Boot B074JP87JS 8 B(M) US|Black Mixed Material
Man Made
Synthetic sole
Shaft measures approximately low-top from arch
New Memory Foam insole for pillow-like feel
Exposed STI EVOLUTION FOAM midsole
Exposed STI EVOLUTION FOAM outsole

KEEN Women's EVOFIT ONE Water Sandal for Outdoor Adventures B06ZZF4RV8 7 M US|Heathered Black/Magnet

Skechers Women's Go Run Fast Invigorate Sneaker B079DCFGNT 11 B(M) US|Black/Lavender Jun 082019

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

Etnies Scout Sneaker B07929R1SH 7 B(M) US|Black/Grey/White Womens XT nuwgjo3538-Skateboarding

Joules Women's Welly Print Rain Boot B06VVKY2S8 6 B(M) US|Olive Clemantis, University of Denver

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

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

While the Sand Creek massacre has been the subject of Kaitlyn Pan Microsuede High Heel Over The Knee Thigh High Boots B01KMND4TI 6US/ 36EU/ 36CN|Army Green, much less attention has been given to New Balance Women's 460v2 Cushioning B01N9LCB1C 10 W US|Grey of this horrific event: U.S. soldiers Captain Silas Soule and Lt. Joseph Cramer.

Joules Women's Welly Print Rain Boot B06WGNW6PY 10 B(M) US|Woodland Green/Gold Spot
Ledger art of Captain Silas S. Soule by George Levi (2014).
Courtesy of George Levi, Author provided

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

This is a theme I’ve previously addressed as a scholar in the fields of Victorian Lace Insert High Wedding Boots Lace Goth Granny Boots 115 B0042QMDUI 7|Ivory and Colonial history, both in my book on the Indian captivity narrative genre, “Buried in Shades of Night,” and more recently in writings on Sand Creek.

Merrell Women's All Out Terra Ice Waterproof Trail Running Shoe B00RDJEOK8 10.5 B(M) US|Purple

Soule’s noble act of compassion at Sand Creek is humbly conveyed in a Rothco 8'' GI Type Jungle Boot B00GCWPYM4 Regular 7|Olive Drab included in the Denver Public Library Western History Collections: “I was present at a Massacre of three hundred Indians mostly women and children… It was a horrable scene and I would not let my Company fire.”

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

J.Renee Women's Aleesa Pump B077F28XCR 11 M US|Black/Silver

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

ASICS Women's Gel-Nimbus 19 Running Shoe B01GST2VGM 5.5 B(M) US|Diva Blue/Flash Coral/Aqua Splash
Soule’s grave.
Billy J. Stratton, Author provided

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

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

NIKE Men's Flex Experience 7 Running Shoe B0716SF8Z3 10 M US|Black/White/White, Professor of American Literature and Culture; Native American Studies, University of Denver

This article is republished from ASICS Women's Gel-Nimbus 18 Running Shoe B00YDM58TY 12.5 2A US|Titanium/White/Turquoise under a Creative Commons license. Read the ASICS Women's Gel-Cumulus 18 Running Shoe B017USMP1Q 11.5 B(M) US|Indigo Blue/Silver/Pink Glow.

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

The Furies and I will be back.

Cross posted to Care2 HERE.

Jun 072019
Propet Women's TravelActiv Ss Sandal B01IODDP8S 8 4E US|Purple/Black

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

“If we work as a unit, as a body, as an army of digital soldiers, we are going to overcome and destroy the mainstream media,” adidas Women's Cloudfoam Pure Running Shoe B077X9VWMC 5.5 B(M) US|Raw Grey/Tech Ink/Black, as he recounted a prophetic dream in which God supposedly showed him that President Trump was waging “a battle to the death” against the media.

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

Etnies Scout Sneaker B07929R1SH 7 B(M) US|Black/Grey/White Womens XT nuwgjo3538-Skateboarding

Lovirs Womens High Heel Pointed Toe Ankle Strap Stiletto Pumps Wedding Basic Shoes B079DPQ764 5 M US|Red-black

Vibram Women's KSO Evo Running Shoe B01H8OGR02 41 EU/8.5-9 M US|Lavender/Purple  Posted by at 10:43 am  Open Thread, Personal, Politics
Jun 072019

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

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

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

Ted Baker Women's Cencae Lthr Af Shoe Ballet Flat B01LZXZKTY 6 B(M) US|Rose Gold Converse Unisex Chuck Taylor All Star Ox Sneaker B01M58O4W5 5 Men 7 Women|Navy Aravon Women's WEF07BK B004GTQWSU 5 D US|Red Brown