Re: [xmca] For real

From: <ERIC.RAMBERG who-is-at>
Date: Wed Jan 02 2008 - 09:09:20 PST


The Little Rock 9 is certainly a great example of reality! Both a traumatic
and optimistic time in U.S. history.
Given the current discussion of Andy's paper perhaps this could be a
representation of the problem?

 obejctive spirit --> 'all people are created equal'
 artefact -- > segregation
 activity --> integration

I don't know. . .or perhaps I do but. . .
what do you think?
what do others think?


                      "Mike Cole"
                      <lchcmike@gmail. To: "eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity" <>
                      com> cc:
                      Sent by: Subject: [xmca] For real
                      01/01/2008 10:06
                      Please respond
                      to mcole; Please
                      respond to
                      "eXtended Mind,

This evening on the public tv network in the US, a black woman who is now
important TV anchor
interviewed the 9 people who, as high schoolers, integrated the school
system of Little Rock in a souther US state... the one that
produced one William Clinton.

An AMAZING program. Far better 50th anniversary to remember than those that
touch us directly/personally.

15-17 year olds, following THE law of THE land, attempt to go to school. A
local Governer calls out the state
national guard and blocks the door. The president of the US, a former
general who subsequently warned us all
against the military-industrial complex then threatening not only the US
had not figured out the role of
public universities yes, left it to us), sent in Federal (national) troops
and forced the local folks to accept the
extraordinarily odd and hard-to-defend idea that "all people are created
equal" and now these 6066+ year
olds had to reflect on what it all meant.

Whoa. What did it mean? Not nearly enough to suit my preferences. But it
meant that these then-young people
brought about a change in a direction that might be called (excuse the
its problematic) progress. Not enough,
not for enough people, not not not. but also not nothing.

Welcome to the first day of the rest of our lives.

PS-- Perhaps available at (The program that is, the rest of your
lives are available at a station right inside
your own bodies and in your ..... ugh..... environment?)
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