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So many more of the old timers we loved have gone

Postby Fred in Skirts » Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:19 pm

So Long to actor David Hedison, who played the scientist in the 1958 original The Fly (though better known from Voyage To The Bottom of The Sea), dead July 18 at 92. :(

And Goodbye to actor Rutger Hauer, best known for Blade Runner, dead July 19 at 75. :(

Plus, “See You Later” to Russi Taylor, the voice (since 1986) of Minnie Mouse as well as several characters on The Simpsons, dead July 26 from colon cancer, also at 75. :(
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Re: So many more of the old timers we loved have gone

Postby dillon » Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:39 am

And last night we lost a gem of the American Novel, with the death of Toni Morrison.

And recently lost two great musicians and performers. Art Neville, a New Orleans “Wild Tchoupitoula”, founding member of The Meters, and for over two decades with his musical family The Neville Brothers. And Johnny Clegg, South African rock musician who broke the laws of Apartheid to try and bring social justice and freedom to his country. He was for some years an expatriate because the white government threatened him with prison for performing with black musicians and dancers.
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Re: So many more of the old timers we loved have gone

Postby Sinned » Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:27 am

How times change. They vilified Paul Simon for working with South African musicians yet he did an enormous amount in doing so to break down barriers. Music is what it is and colour, race should not be a part of the equation.
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Re: So many more of the old timers we loved have gone

Postby Dust » Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:41 pm

Sinned wrote:Music is what it is and colour, race should not be a part of the equation.

Agreed, and not just about music!

Unfortunately, some people seem to want to perpetuate all this race crap. Most places are doing better these days, but I hear South Africa is getting ugly fast.
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Re: So many more of the old timers we loved have gone

Postby melsav » Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:26 am

Dust wrote:
Sinned wrote:Music is what it is and colour, race should not be a part of the equation.

Agreed, and not just about music!

Unfortunately, some people seem to want to perpetuate all this race crap. Most places are doing better these days, but I hear South Africa is getting ugly fast.


South Africa is getting ugly, but mainly in the big city`s and by a minority. I live on the Kwa Zulu Natal South coast and we have a very few racial incidents. I still feel safe when I walk on the beach or into town. We have certain area`s that we stay away from, but that's the same in all country`s. I find that if you treat all people with respect it is returned.
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Re: So many more of the old timers we loved have gone

Postby dillon » Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:15 am

South Africa is a beautiful country but it has been out of apartheid for only 35 years. They won’t solve the poverty of millions still relegated to the “townships” (segregated slums) in one generation. If that was possible, the “country ghettos” of the rural US South wouldn’t still exist. The threat to South Africa is that the patience of the poor is wearing thin. Mandela was relatively moderate in social and economic policy compared to the current threat of land reform. It seems to follow a pattern. Land is taken from white farmers with negligible compensation; it’s divided into uselessly small parcels which are given to impoverished blacks, who lack both the skills and capital access to feed their families from farming the redistributed land. The land is sold back to white farmers at market value. Rinse. Repeat. I’m sure there’s a better way but it won’t evolve from populist demagoguery. After watching the US for the last two and a half years, it should be obvious that NOTHING productive or intelligent evolves from populist demagoguery. Yet we see too many countries duplicating our debacle. Austria to Australia, India to the UK, Poland to Italy to Turkey. Those who do not learn the lessons of history...
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Re: So many more of the old timers we loved have gone

Postby Daryl » Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:47 pm

dillon wrote:South Africa is a beautiful country but it has been out of apartheid for only 35 years. They won’t solve the poverty of millions still relegated to the “townships” (segregated slums) in one generation. If that was possible, the “country ghettos” of the rural US South wouldn’t still exist. The threat to South Africa is that the patience of the poor is wearing thin. Mandela was relatively moderate in social and economic policy compared to the current threat of land reform. It seems to follow a pattern. Land is taken from white farmers with negligible compensation; it’s divided into uselessly small parcels which are given to impoverished blacks, who lack both the skills and capital access to feed their families from farming the redistributed land. The land is sold back to white farmers at market value. Rinse. Repeat. I’m sure there’s a better way but it won’t evolve from populist demagoguery. After watching the US for the last two and a half years, it should be obvious that NOTHING productive or intelligent evolves from populist demagoguery. Yet we see too many countries duplicating our debacle. Austria to Australia, India to the UK, Poland to Italy to Turkey. Those who do not learn the lessons of history...


My take, FWIW.

Populist demagogues are ALWAYS the failure of the existing political order to respond to the people. They are like the people flipping over the game table when it's obvious that there is no way to win a game that seems rigged. The people don't really have a clue what's wrong with the game, but they know it reeks and are willing to try something radical to change it.

Those who don't like any particular demagogue blithely dismiss the phenomenon until it's too late, explaining it away with words like "it just proves how many racists there are" or "it's just a fad" or "he really knew how to manipulate people". When it's over, the political order has changed.

I just hope that whatever phenomenon in your own country that inspired to your post resolves itself as peacefully as possible.
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