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February 6, 2015 / adgerellis

Ferguson, Missouri, Capitalism, Sat·ire, and Charlie Hebdo

…”Michael Brown ( murder) occurred on August 9, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis. Brown, an 18-year-old black man, was fatally shot by Darren Wilson, 28, a white Ferguson police officer. The disputed circumstances of the shooting and the resultant protests and civil unrest received considerable attention in the U.S. and abroad, and sparked a vigorous debate about law enforcement’s relationship with African-Americans, and police use of force doctrine in Missouri and nationwide…”Shortly before the shooting, Brown robbed a nearby convenience store, stole several cigarillos, and shoved the store clerk.”…See link  -CAPITALISM, raw, base brutality, to show the truth that a human life can be taken just because of a few cigars worth approximately $9.00 dollars.  Impasse, you ether value human life or you value property, “ownership” and material possessions above human life. “Serve-To-Self,” or “Service-To-Others.” No scarcity of cigars!  Not really an extremely valuable product and in most consensus morality, human life is a lot more valuable that cigars. Capitalism almost always values possessions, above life. Truly, that is what made North America a nation, by stealing property from the Native Americans. No excuse and no good reason to kill another human in a dispute over cigars  ! Human minds and how people think about morality is extremely important. His – story, real and fiction can be used to show mistakes in moral thinking. Do not forget your his – story ! Put up a sign, make a memorial, write a song, make a poem, write a news story, make a video and put the video on the internet, make a Blog do not let tragedy be forgotten. ! Poem is not a true story, but is just an example of how fiction can be used to show how valuable human life can be with an emotional shock ! Just a poem, but with an important point.

Richard Cory” is a narrative poem written by Edwin Arlington Robinson. It was first published in 1897, as part of The Children of the Night, having been completed in July of that year, and remains one of Robinson’s most popular and anthologized poems.[1] The poem describes a person who is wealthy, well educated, mannerly, and admired by the people in his town. Despite all this, he takes his own life.

The song “Richard Cory”, written by Paul Simon and recorded by Simon & Garfunkel for their second studio album, Sounds of Silence, was based on this poem. There is another song called “Richard Cory”, written by Reimund Eberth and recorded by the German band Blues Unlimited for their studio album Blues Unlimited, also based on this poem….see link…

Whenever Richard Cory went down town,
We people on the pavement looked at him:
He was a gentleman from sole to crown,
Clean favored, and imperially slim.

And he was always quietly arrayed,
And he was always human when he talked;
But still he fluttered pulses when he said,
“Good-morning,” and he glittered when he walked.

And he was rich – yes, richer than a king –
And admirably schooled in every grace:
In fine, we thought that he was everything
To make us wish that we were in his place.

So on we worked, and waited for the light,
And went without the meat, and cursed the bread;
And Richard Cory, one calm summer night,
Went home and put a bullet through his head.[4]  

Doctors Sigmund Freud, Wilhelm Reich and Carl Jung’s  Psychological-Philosophy is both the rationale and foundation of this Bloggers personal morality. NO way does this Blog condone theft !…Killing, murder and hurting people is NOT funny ! Yes, there is inappropriate humor.  -Not funny to make fun of people who cannot help the condition or situation that they are in when they are in pain or having serious difficulty, but that falls on the artist, the humorist to be clever and skillful in expression of her or his intentions. NOT to be mean and cruel, that is just a bad artist and poor humor. However, bad artist and poor humor is no excuse to kill, such as the incident at Charlie Hebdo, that is for some people who do not understand, or do not like satire a problem…Satire, can “cut-both-ways.” That is the nature of some forms of humor and especially satire. Irony, ridicule, mockery and jeering sarcasm like all humor can be in ” poor taste,” crude and vulgar, but good satire has a point to “teach” and “show” social-hypocrisy” in a skillful and “highly-artistic” way, again as Charlie Hebdo tried to express. Sometime, satire humor is so obscure, hidden and veiled that few people understand the “joke” until years later…See link

noun: satire
  1. the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people’s stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues.
    synonyms: mockery, ridicule, derision, scorn, caricature; More

    “he has become the subject of satire”

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