Bong Yong Art

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Knowledge of history helps to understand the present, unfortunately no one seems to pay much attention to their lessons cause history always repeats.

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There are two aspects of individual harmony: the harmony between body and soul, and the harmony between individuals. All the tragedy in the world, in the individual and in the multitude, comes from lack of harmony. And harmony is the best given by producing harmony in one’s own life.
Hazrat Inayat Khan

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For want of a nail the shoe was lost.
For want of a shoe the horse was lost.
For want of a horse the rider was lost.
For want of a rider the message was lost.
For want of a message the battle was lost.
For want of a battle the kingdom was lost.
And all for the want of a horseshoe nail.
Proverb

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Race, Purity and America

So as many embrace the conversation of race in America, history must be presented so better understanding of why and how race profiling perpetuates. Many who have little interest in history, know about the wide spread Eugenics Laws enforced on immigrants, minorities, women or the “mentally unfit” before and after World War I & II in America. Many of those same people think Eugenics only happened in Nazi Germany, however the Germans got their ideas from America (another possible reason why America didn’t take part in the wars until after the bombing of Pearl Harbor).

Eugenics actually increased after World War II (stopping entirely after the 1970’s)…

The ideas eugenics creates has many faces in the eyes of minorities and women… possible examples being the Tuskegee Experiments 1932-1972 (Alabama legally banned eugenics in 1935), the Henrietta Lacks’ Experiment 1952, The Willowbrook State School Hepatitis Experiments 1956-1980 to name a few… my belief being the faces have changed again though the ideas remain. It is no wonder why if you ask a white woman what a depo shot is, she wouldn’t know but a black woman would… just saying.

— A Wandering Mind

The History of American Eugenics 1930-1970’s

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It’s interesting that we now live in a time where we crave ‘community’ and ‘family’, however not really wanting the ones we actually came from…. blood has no bearing… age and culture segregate.

It’s melancholy poetry…

A Wandering Mind

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