Inspirational Quote of the Day: One by Segregationist U.S. Senator Theodore G. Bilbo

SEGREGATIONIST U.S. SENATOR THEODORE G. BILBO.

QUOTE:

The principle of segregation of the White and Negro races in the South is so well known that it requires no definition. Briefly and plainly stated, the object of this policy is to prevent the two races from meeting on terms of social equality. By established practice, each race maintains its own institutions and promotes its own social life.
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Theodore Gilmore Bilbo (October 13, 1877 – August 21, 1947) was an American politician who twice served as governor of Mississippi (1916–20, 1928–32) and later was elected a U.S. Senator (1935–47). A master of filibuster and scathing rhetoric, a rough-and-tumble fighter in debate, he made his name a synonym for white supremacy. Like many Southern Democrats of his era, Bilbo believed that black people were inferior; he defended segregation, and was a member of the Ku Klux Klan.[2][3]

Bilbo was educated in rural Hancock County (later Pearl River County). He attended Peabody Normal College in Nashville, Tennessee and Vanderbilt University Law School. After teaching school he attained admission to the bar in 1906, and practiced in Poplarville. He then served in the Mississippi State Senate for four years, 1908 to 1912.
Bilbo overcame accusations of accepting bribes and won election as lieutenant governor, a position he held from 1912 to 1916. In 1915, he was elected governor, and he served from 1916 to 1920. During this term he earned accolades for enacting Progressive measures such as compulsory school attendance, as well as increased spending on public works projects. He was an unsuccessful candidate for the United States House of Representatives in 1920.

Bilbo won election to the governorship again in 1927, and served from 1928 to 1932. During this term Bilbo caused controversy by attempting to move the University of Mississippi from Oxford to Jackson. In another controversy, he aided Democratic nominee Al Smith in the 1928 presidential election by spreading the story that Republican nominee Herbert Hoover had socialized with a black woman; Southern voters, considering whether to maintain their allegiance to the Democratic Party in light of Smith’s Catholicism and support for the repeal of Prohibition largely remained with Smith after Bilbo’s appeal to racism. In 1930, under Governor Bilbo, Mississippi introduced a sales tax – the first American state to do so.

In 1934 Bilbo won election to a seat in the United States Senate; he served from 1935 until his death. In the Senate, Bilbo maintained his support for segregation and white supremacy; he was also attracted to the ideas of the black separatist movement, considering it a potentially viable method of maintaining segregation. He died in a New Orleans hospital while undergoing treatment for cancer, and was buried at Juniper Grove Cemetery in Poplarville.

Bilbo was of short stature (5 ft 2 in or 1.57 m); he frequently wore bright, flashy clothing to draw attention to himself, and he was nicknamed “The Man” because he tended to refer to himself in the third person.[4]

Bilbo was the author of a pro-segregation work, Take Your Choice: Separation or Mongrelization.[5]

In 1934, Bilbo defeated Stephens to win a seat in the United States Senate. There he spoke against “farmer murderers,” “poor-folks haters,” “shooters of widows and orphans,” “international well-poisoners,” “charity hospital destroyers,” “spitters on our heroic veterans,” “rich enemies of our public schools,” “private bankers ‘who ought to come out in the open and let folks see what they’re doing’,” “European debt-cancelers,” “unemployment makers,” pacifists, Communists, munitions manufacturers, and “skunks who steal Gideon Bibles from hotel rooms.”[25]

Link to Take Your Choice: Separation or Mongrelization

Inspirational Quote of the Day: One by a Nobel Prize Winner About God

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Arthur Holly Compton (September 10, 1892 – March 15, 1962) was an American physicist who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1927 for his 1923 discovery of the Compton effect, which demonstrated the particle nature of electromagnetic radiation. It was a sensational discovery at the time: the wave nature of light had been well-demonstrated, but the idea that light had both wave and particle properties was not easily accepted. He is also known for his leadership of the Manhattan Project’s Metallurgical Laboratory, and served as Chancellor of Washington University in St. Louis from 1945 to 1953.
In 1919, Compton was awarded one of the first two National Research Council Fellowships that allowed students to study abroad. He chose to go to Cambridge University’s Cavendish Laboratory in England, where he studied the scattering and absorption of gamma rays. Further research along these lines led to the discovery of the Compton effect. He used X-rays to investigate ferromagnetism, concluding that it was a result of the alignment of electron spins, and studied cosmic rays, discovering that they were made up principally of positively charged particles.
During World War II, Compton was a key figure in the Manhattan Project that developed the first nuclear weapons. His reports were important in launching the project. In 1942, he became head of the Metallurgical Laboratory, with responsibility for producing nuclear reactors to convert uranium into plutonium, finding ways to separate the plutonium from the uranium and to design an atomic bomb.

Compton was one of a handful of scientists and philosophers to propose a two-stage model of free will. Others include William James, Henri Poincaré, Karl Popper, Henry Margenau, and Daniel Dennett.[39] In 1931, Compton championed the idea of human freedom based on quantum indeterminacy, and invented the notion of amplification of microscopic quantum events to bring chance into the macroscopic world. In his somewhat bizarre mechanism, he imagined sticks of dynamite attached to his amplifier, anticipating the Schrödinger’s cat paradox, which was published in 1935.

Inspirational Quote of the Day: One by Robert Mugabe on Sodomite Marriage

The headlines around midnight central time U.S. are saying that Mugabe is on his way out as the leader of Zimbabwe.

This inspirational quote by Mugabe can be appreciated by Americans who hold Barack Obama in low esteem. Very few country leaders would say something this funny about Obama.

Inspirational Quote of the Day: One by Paula White, Who Led Trump to Christ

Paula White is very popular with blacks. She sometimes speaks in a black style when she gets wound up. I don’t get it.

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Paula Michelle White-Cain (née Furr; April 20, 1966), better known as Paula White, is a Pentecostal Christian televangelist. She is the senior pastor of New Destiny Christian Center, in Apopka, Florida (near Orlando), a non-denominational, multi-cultural megachurch. She hosts a television show, Paula White Today. She was the co-pastor of Without Walls International Church in Tampa, a church she co-founded with pastor and then-husband Randy White.
White was named to chair the evangelical advisory board in Donald Trump’s administration.[1] She delivered the invocation at his inauguration, on January 20, 2017.[2] She was listed #3 “50 Most Powerful 2017: Philanthropy & Community Voices” in Orlando Magazine July 2017 issue. [3]

Inspirational Quote of the Day: One by Chinese Philsopher Mencius

This isn’t one I agree with at all.

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Mencius (/ˈmɛnʃiəs/ MEN-shee-əs)[5] or Mengzi (Chinese: 孟子; 372 – 289 BC; alt. 385 – 303/302 BC) was a Chinese philosopher who is the most famous Confucian after Confucius himself.[6]

On Human Nature[edit]
While Confucius himself did not explicitly focus on the subject of human nature, Mencius asserted the innate goodness of the individual, believing that it was society’s influence – its lack of a positive cultivating influence – that caused bad moral character. “He who exerts his mind to the utmost knows his nature”[32] and “the way of learning is none other than finding the lost mind.”[33]

His translator James Legge finds a close similarity between Mencius’s views on human nature and those in Bishop Butler’s Sermons on Human Nature.

Human nature has an innate tendency towards goodness, but moral rightness cannot be instructed down to the last detail. This is why merely external controls always fail in improving society. True improvement results from educational cultivation in favorable environments. Likewise, bad environments tend to corrupt the human will. This, however, is not proof of innate evil because a clear thinking person would avoid causing harm to others. This position of Mencius puts him between Confucians such as Xunzi who thought people were innately bad, and Taoists who believed humans did not need cultivation, they just needed to accept their innate, natural, and effortless goodness.

Inspirational Quote of the Day: One by Marvel Comics Superhero Doctor Strange

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Doctor Stephen Vincent Strange, M.D. is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by artist Steve Ditko and writer Stan Lee,[1] the character first appeared in Strange Tales #110 (cover-dated July 1963). Doctor Strange serves as the Sorcerer Supreme, the primary protector of Earth against magical and mystical threats. Inspired by stories of black magic and Chandu the Magician, Strange was created during the Silver Age of Comic Books to bring a different kind of character and themes of mysticism to Marvel Comics.

The character’s origin story relates that he was once a brilliant but egotistical surgeon. After a car accident severely damages his hands and hinders his ability to perform surgery, he searches the globe for a way to repair them and encounters the Ancient One. After becoming one of the old Sorcerer Supreme’s students, he becomes a practitioner of both the mystical arts as well as martial arts. Along with knowing many powerful spells, he has a costume with two mystical objects—the Cloak of Levitation and Eye of Agamotto—which give him added powers. Strange is aided along the way by his friend and valet, Wong, and a large assortment of mystical objects. He takes up residence in a mansion called the Sanctum Sanctorum, located in New York City. Later, Strange takes the title of Sorcerer Supreme.

Inspirational Quote of the Day: One About God Given Rights by Roy Moore