Mar. 14th, 2017

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Shared-ideas.jpg   So, I was reading somewhere, undoubtedly in my echo chamber The Daily Beast, that whatever anyone may think of the Tea-Party, its name worked. It related back to a point-of-pride moment in American history, and for that reason is a positive. And it is to-the-point, cohesive, and so on.
     This, the author implied, is something The Left/ The Progressives/ The Resistance/ The Dems etc., are lacking. He feels that The Resistance isn't good because it implies minority-status, which it isn't because afterall Hillary did win the popular vote by 2.9million votes, and it has the connotation of negativity since generally those resisting are dealt with harshly by those in power who have all the military stuff like armies as per history. The others mentioned seem to me to be generic, non-inclusive, and so on.
    So, he wondered, is there a name that could be inclusive, positive, related to a point-of-pride in history, speak to common values etc. He admitted that he had nothing, was merely asking the question which I have herein paraphrased.
    What do you think? Does a name help with cohesion? With identification? Do you think that The Tea-Party was a good name? Is all of this merely superficial nonsense? I have always felt that The Dems are not cohesive, we split along minority lines but I absolutely know that is changing. As one speaker at the Immigration Rally said, as many others have said, when they hurt one of us, they hurt all of us.
   So, how to concisely define 'Us'? I got nothing, honestly. One suggestion, 'The Real Majority' I don't care for because it reminds me too much of 'The Moral Majority'.
   Does anyone have an idea for naming a movement? Let me know.

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Rotation of musical note From: YouTube_1000 young komuz players perform "Mash Botoy" at the second World Nomad Games in Cholpon Ata, Kyrgyzstan. First time in history 1000 players performed together.

From: Atlas Obscura:

At an arena in Cholpon-ata, a lakeside resort in Kyrgyzstan, the 2016 World Nomad Games kicked off in spectacular fashion on September 3. Horse riders showboated their skills; some of them rode while on fire, others lay horizontally across the saddle. An armor-clad Steven Seagal was the guest of honor, as competitors paraded behind their national flags.

 

The World Nomad Games, which finish on September 8, are designed to promote the nomadic cultural and sporting traditions of central Asia. Although many of the sports are rarely played outside of a handful of countries in the region, 40 nations participate in the competition.

At the opening ceremony, however, one of the showpieces was musical rather than sporting. A thousand players of the komuz, the three-stringed national instrument of Kyrgyzstan, played a song in perform harmony and rhythm. The musicians lined up in rows, dressed in traditional attire and many men wearing the kalpak, a white felt hat. Women, men and children all played on one knee.

The dazzling performance ushered in five days of sporting events, including er enish (horseback wrestling), kok-boru (a form of polo played with a goat carcass instead of a ball) and jereed (equestrian javelin).

From: me: Astonishing!!



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