Sunday, 24 July 2011

And furthermore...

     This man also walked with Presidents, moved along his own path at his own pace, and had profound positive influence on America and Americans.    He had a profound influence on the white folks as well as the black folks.  I do not know if this could be put to into the various study programs found to-day in America's may be too easy to understand for the high minds who concern themselves with important things like teaching that "separation of Church and State" is a concept found in the United States Consitution.

   Here is this man's life code:

  • Be clean both inside and out.
  • Neither look up to the rich nor down on the poor.
  • Lose, if need be, without squealing.
  • Win without bragging.
  • Always be considerate of women, children, and older people.
  • Be too brave to lie.
  • Be too generous to cheat.
  • Take your share of the world and let others take theirs.

  •      It amazes the Old Gringo that these peoples' names, Booker Washington and George Washington Carver, never come up in the popular culture.   The Old Gringo has carried a 50 cent piece, a commemorative celebrating Booker T. Washington, in his wallet or travel bag, for almost forty years, to remind himself about how people who are born with a millstone around the neck can still fly to the moon or sing a great tune, least at one America.

    Remember?   I remember.
    You all have to allow me to wallow around in this misery for a bit.   The OROG who sent me that message from the PIG (see first paragraph of previous blog) set me to thinking in a channel that has me stuck for a bit.   That "OROG" is actually a very nice couple, very accomplished, who are among those that the present President hates, because they are "more fortunate" and do not "pay their fair share".   The fact is that they take naught and give much....are honest, generous, and kind to a fault.  They do not step on people, nor do they put on airs of their importance or "more fortunate" would think that they were at home in the most modest of surroundings.   I think of them every time the president comes forth to speak about how evil and selfish Americans with resources  are when there are people out there "suffering".   The OROG couple cited here is fairly typical of the people who have moved America in the right direction for many generations.    The president is the kind of person who wishes to destroy those who "have", so that he can be popular with those he styles as "have nots" .    These folks who are my OROGs are the kind of people who want everyone to be wealthy and have done much to forward that objective by their industry.
    More Later.  Thanks for your time as always.
    El Gringo Viejo

    Photograph of George Washington Carver taken by Frances Benjamin Johnston in 1906.
    BornJanuary 1864 (1864-01)[1]
    Diamond, Missouri, U.S.
    DiedJanuary 5, 1943 (aged 79)
    Tuskegee, Alabama, U.S.