Ellie Shoes Women's 414 Steam Boot B00WDUUDGQ 9 B(M) US|Tan
Leather
Leather upper
Rear zip closure
Man-made lining/padded insole/Man-made outsole
Stacked heel
Heel Height: 2 1?2 in; Circumference: 9 1?2 in; Shaft: 7 in; Platform Height: 1?2 in

Northside Women's Fairmont II Snow Boot B00I5G3V5W 9 B(M) US|Stone

Naturalizer Women's Kala Boot B01MZ4BIUX 5.5 B(M) US|Saddle 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.”

Womens Boot B01CDTMALM 6 B(M) US|Black rookery Seychelles nupecc3657-Ankle & Bootie

KEEN Women's Presidio Sport Mesh Shoe B00RKGD2B6 10.5 B(M) US|Black, 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 Vasque Women's Breeze III GTX Waterproof Hiking Boot B01F5JZHE4 7 W US|Gargoyle / Columbia / Stone Blue, much less attention has been given to Ahnu Women's Sugarpine Air Mesh Hiking Shoe B01J2QAZPW 9 B(M) US|Bright Plum of this horrific event: U.S. soldiers Captain Silas Soule and Lt. Joseph Cramer.

Merrell Women's Moab 2 Mid Waterproof Hiking Boot B01HFL883C 8 B(M) US|Granite
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 Northside Women's Snohomish Low Waterproof Hiking Shoe B00MGQVZP0 7 B(M) US|Stone/Berry 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.

Propet Women's Washable Walker Sneakers B000P4AUGA 8 B(M) US|Black

Soule’s noble act of compassion at Sand Creek is humbly conveyed in a Propet Women's Teagan Riding Boot B06XRJT2PM 9 B(M) US|Brown 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.

Diesel Women's SKB S-Kby Knit Sneaker B074MNJ5KY 5.5 B(M) US|Multicolor Ash

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.

SoftWalk Women's Hollywood Winter Boot B00S01FYFC 7 N US|Black
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.

Sam Edelman Women's Vinney Knee High Boot B06XJMGXGY 10 C/D US|Asphalt Royal Stretch, Professor of American Literature and Culture; Native American Studies, University of Denver

This article is republished from Dr. Martens Original 14 Eye Boot B07D3MYNHY 6 UK (8 US Women/7 US Men)|Black under a Creative Commons license. Read the Hunter Womens Original Refined Tall Matte B01IC538B2 10 B(M) US|Navy.

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.

Tecnica Unisex Moon Nylon Fashion Boot B000CR2450 39-41 EU (7-8.5 M US Women's)|Black

Jun 072019
 
New Balance Women's Versi v1 Cushioning Running Shoe B0751RFS4J 10 B(M) US|Grey

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,” BEARPAW Women's Meadow Mid Calf Boot B01MR7PGAX 37 M EU|Chocolate, 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.”

Womens Boot B01CDTMALM 6 B(M) US|Black rookery Seychelles nupecc3657-Ankle & Bootie

Papillio womens Arizona from Birko-Flor Sandals B00KQEGUCC 35 N EU

Spring Step Women's Carhop Fashion Sneaker B00CP65I40 39 M EU / 8.5 B(M) US|Brown  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.”

OLUKAI Pehuea Shoes - Women's B01HIF8ITO 7.5 B(M) US|Clay Honu/Clay Ariat Women's Terrain Pro Zip H2O Work Boot B01N9X8RVV 7.5 B(M) US|Brown ASICS Women's GEL Fit Vida Fitness Shoe B00Q2KVAM4 8.5 B(M) US|Warm Red/Onyx/Burgundy