HOW THE OTHER HALF LIVES

Darren Redmond delivers another weekly book report.

HOW THE OTHER HALF LIVES – JACOB RIIS

“How the Other Half Lives,” written in 1880 by Jacob Riis, has set the standard regarding the woeful lives of those who lived in the downtown tenements of New York City in and around 1890.

Referenced, greatly in the PBS special New York by Rick Burns associated with Ken Burns, that mini-series on the origins of New York brought this work to my attention.

The stories of many who lived in these tenements of squalor, disease, and hopelessness are heart-wrenching and all true.

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“How The Other Half Lives, written by Jacob Riis, portrays the in depth look at society. It has many illustrations to view.

In one tenement for example, over 300 children died in one year mostly from smallpox and literally from starvation. It is important to note, that at the time, to be registered under the term “children” only referred to somebody 5 years of age or younger, one must wonder how many more over the age of 5 but not yet at maturity, dies, as well, that same year.

Or, the story in 1889, of over 530 newborn babies, that were being abandoned left at hospitals or police stations. And, in the care of local government, after coming to these localities, had starved well over 360 of these babies to death.

JACOB RIIS PHOTOGRAPHS ILLUSTRATED

Photographs? They are haunting and disturbing. And, the resolution proposed by the author Jacob Riis, does not fit the vernacular of a government that would take care of such squalor.

Rather, he goes into great detail, even back then, of well-meaning government oversight leading to money being wasted. And, this would only continue creating perpetuating poverty.,

Written in the style that is not politically correct; I see why this book is not taught in high schools. But, if you ever want to learn what it was like to live in a tenement in 1890 New York City, read this book.

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Darren Redmond delivers another weekly book report.

Written By: D. Redmond


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RIOTS: ONLY THE BEGINNING

Courtesy: Getty Images. Police forming a line during a public disturbance. This is happening now in real time across the nation.

RIOTS: ONLY THE BEGINNING

Riots occur when two or three people congregate in a public meeting to display a protest to the existing governing body. Throughout history, riots have resulted from a myriad of causes. These barbaric acts were not ignored. In the past, they were swiftly quelled with violence in return.

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Courtesy Getty: Rioter. Um, hmm, who is it?

Now, matters are worse. From the COVID-19 outbreak of a new pandemic, we now have riots in the streets. Sad. Sheltering in place not only hasn’t worked; the venting has begun. Outside organizations are involved in instigation of rioting. One of a number of these organizations is ANTIFA. There are other anti-fascist groups in action, as well. But, there is a solution to this. How may we obtain it?

CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK

Briefly, repeated from above, it started with the latest of the “BIG PUSH” efforts from the elite. It began with incredible political wranglings to an attempted impeachment of the present president, Donald Trump. Then, China released COVID-19 and tried to cover up for what happened. The virus is real, but steps taken to combat it has had some reverse effects. And, it has all become politics and power plays. From country leaders to governors, mayors, and beyond, they all seemed to be immersed in making executive decisions that reduces the freedoms of the innocent citizenry.

It seems to this author that there are forces in the world who want established governments in a number of countries to either change or be put down. The cloak of deniability resounds from all corners of the present political establishments.

Without slumping to the finger-pointing, as children profess expertise; this will come to an end. Very soon.

Although, the coronavirus is real, the ensuing media, governmental, and politically disgusting, putrid reporting, since, have been deplorable. And, in fact, they have all been dangerous to all living in the human condition.

RIOTS AND HISTORY

Riots have been the ultimate form of resistance to tyranny throughout the ages. In the past, such anarchistic revolts have occurred when the citizens had nothing to lose. Most died. Those in power usually continued onward.

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Courtesy Getty Images: PARIS, FRANCE – DECEMBER 01: Teargas surrounds riot police as they clash with protesters during a ‘Yellow Vest’ demonstration near the Arc de Triomphe on December 1, 2018 in Paris, France. The third ‘Yellow Vest’ (gilets jaunes) rally in Paris over increased fuel taxes and leadership in the government today caused over 150 arrests in the city with reports of injuries to protesters and security forces from violence that irrupted from the clashes. (Photo by Veronique de Viguerie/Getty Images)

This time, it is different. We live in an advanced, technological time. Remember, nothing happens by accident. It is a trend of technology; not a fad.

And, the results are going to be tumultuous! This is no longer a warning, readers; this is an alert! This writer apologizes for being so forward; however, it is happening as we speak. And, most who are participating are clueless.

WARRING FACTIONS

For now, the political wranglings have been mostly verbal, although vicious. Now, again, matters are worse than ever. Please read and view this last article to view the flow of happenings, here. Truthfully, the damage to financial welfare of small businesses, as well as, lower income people has been most severe. Many do not quality for any stimulus from the federal government. Even federal monies sent to states to supplement unemployment have met many snags.

It is no surprise that political parties are not, in any way, able to achieve respectful, bipartisan solutions to present issues facing every person in the United States. Frankly, the war is on! All stops have been pulled out to complete this task. Yes, it will be resolved. But, at what cost will it be? And, most importantly, the desperation of the left is blatantly apparent. They will stop at nothing to try to stop the 2020 presidential election.

Who are the victims? They are the American public. And, they are from many races, creeds, and colors. Because, such actions as these are causing countless dollars in damage. Inclusive, some people have died. Many have been injured nationwide. So, isn’t the left guilty of murder? Innocent people have passed away for no reason. Such injustice prevails, for a time.

HOW DID RIOTS START THIS TIME?

This is a great question. As one who experienced the riots of Los Angeles in 1992 (with a prognostication with in-laws in 1991); it was an experiment.

Now, it is part of the “BIG PUSH” this author has coined as the latest keywords. The big push is stamped on this garbage from day one. The NWO is delivering another blow to freedom in the United States of America.

Here is why this is being done. There are political factions who are committed at all peril to any persons of the human condition to disrupt normal economic, personal, and all business concerns wherever possible.

There is a combination of spontaneous, as well as, organized protests underway. When the daytime rioters leave, the nighttime rioters begin. Thus, a daily ritual of violent, civil disobedience continues.

SOLUTION

Only the citizenry in league with law enforcement (and state National Guard) can stop this! You better hope the federal military is not called into action.

Then, a police state starts or marshal law, as mentioned in this author’s article of last week, may occur. It will not be pleasant.

Look, there are more earth-based catastrophes on there way. Let’s not complicate it with more nonsense, until required?

Believe in eternity awaiting and doing the best one can to help one-selves, families, and friends, until certain situations have abated?

First, learn; see; relax; grow; forgive; love. Then, it will be revealed to you. We are not alone, in any way. Stay safe.


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SAINT IGNATIUS AUTOBIOGRAPHY

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INTRODUCTION

Saint Ignatius and his biography is the subject of this week’s choice of REDMOND’S REVIEW in, “The Autobiography of St. Ignatius.

Darren Redmond is the Director for a non-profit organization in Fresno, California. He is a consummate family man. Darren works hard to help other families and youth who battle with many forms of addictions.

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REDMOND’S REVIEW covers “The Autobiography of St. Ignatius” this week.

SAINT IGNATIUS AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Originally published in 1643, the “Autobiography of Saint Ignatius” brings to us the first hand insight into the incredible transformation of a warrior to worshipper. Ignatius found himself briefly in front of those situating for the Inquisition in Spain, and help form the Jesuit order.

From having his leg almost blown off from a cannonball in battle, to making the decision whether to murder a man because of blasphemy, going back to school at the age of 33 when many at his age did not, putting into focus spiritual exercises and meditation to enhance one’s mind for clarity, Saint Ignatius, in his own words, brings the reader along during his transformation and spiritual journey. A teacher and nurturer of education, the Jesuit order and its approach quickly grew and its legacy is still being felt today.

Free in the public record, this autobiography captivates and informs the reader And, it gives everyone a glimpse into the world in which Saint Ignatius walked, as well as, the blossoming of scholastic thought and process he helped to manifest.

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MARTYRED ARMENIA REDMOND’S REVIEW

REDMOND'S REVIEW covers the historic revelations of a Muslim's accounts in "Martyred Armenia."

MARTYRED ARMENIA

“Martyred Armenia” is the object of this week’s REDMOND’S REVIEW.

This was written in 1916, by Faiz el – Ghusein, a Syrian-born Muslim who was a Turkish official at the time. He wrote of his first-hand accounts of the atrocities perpetrated upon the Armenian people.

This is a short book in the public domain of less than 200 pages. It gives dates, names and specifics to atrocities that were done to eradicate the Armenians. The author himself was thrown in jail by the Jon-Don for doing nothing more then transcribing these atrocities that he had seen.

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“Martyred Armenia” is an accounting of the deliberate murder of over 1.2 million Armenians by the Ottoman government from 1914-1923.

By his own estimate in 1916, he was able to tabulate through the use of the public records at the time. Over 1.2 million Armenians were butchered and murdered in just a few, short, horrible years. I wrestle with giving examples of the atrocities that he talks of. And, he gives names of those speaking their dying words and how they were left on the streets to die. But, I will give the reader the opportunity to learn for themselves, if they choose to do so by reading this book.

SUMMATION

What you will find interesting is to whom he points, rather than what country he points to some of the blame. Frankly, it is interesting where he places a lot of the blame for the atrocities against the Armenians. This foreign country he writes about gave the idea to the government to do this. And, only a few short decades later that same country committed a genocide of their own!

This is a very historic and interesting read from somebody who was they’re at the time of the Armenian Genocide. “Martyred Armenia” is available to read free on the public domain.

Written By: D. Redmond


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