Rosa Parks, Shelley Luther, and Marques de Sade

After World War II, Black Americans in the South were not treated fairly in many aspects.  I believe that almost 100% of Americans are glad that the U.S. went through challenging times to create a more just society.  Rosa Parks became famous when she refused to give up her seat on a bus.  Black citizens were expected to sit in the back of the bus and whites were often given preferential treatment.  Thankfully that harsh time has ended and our society is better for the changes.

Today a White lady named Shelley Luther stood her ground and refused to accept the local authority that kept her business closed.  Ms. Luther was sentenced to a week in jail and stated that she was only trying to earn a living so she could earn money for herself and her family. Interestingly the Judge in the case was a Black man often referred to as a political hack for the Democrat Party.  In the past the Judge had referred to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas as a traitor to his race.

There is a growing belief in the U.S. that the democrat party is attempting to use the Corona Virus outbreak to keep American businesses closed in order to damage the American economy and thereby harm President Trump’s chances of election on November 3, 2020.  The American People will have to be the judge and jury on election day on November 3, 2020.

As a law abiding American Citizen, I am shocked as each day passes and the hatred and the false news increases between the democrat and republican parties. I have never seen anything like this in my lifetime.  America as a whole seems ungovernable.  There exist vast differences between local governments in various states depending mainly on the political party in charge of the local governments.

I was  a young graduate student about 48 years ago when I went to see a play with the abbreviated title: ” Marat/Sade. ” The full title of the play was: ” The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade. ” The story takes place in July, 1808, just after The French Revolution when French society was in complete chaos.

The play was written by Peter Weiss in 1964.  It is in effect a play within a play and sexual content is implied and not vulgar and explicit.  I view the play as a great satire showing the psychotic activities of French society at the time.  I greatly enjoyed the play and had a curiosity about the French Revolution which started out as a form of human liberty and turned into a form of violence and horror.  The vile, reprehensible, and vulgar actions that are taking place in the U.S. today, in the name of political necessity,  should easily create a 21st. Century Marat/Sade.  However, I seriously doubt that a work as cleaver as Marat/Sade could be produced today since many of today’s university students remain vastly ignorant of science, mathematics, history, philosophy, literature, psychology, and culture.  Today’s students are well trained in political protests, political correctness, and political guilt that they mistakenly believe created our once great Republic.

R. Van Conoley

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