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Michelangelo Persona Non Grata In Florida
How did the Bubonic Plague make the Italian Renaissance possible?
The Black Death (1347-1350) was a pandemic that devastated the populations of Europe and Asia. The plague was an unprecedented human tragedy in Italy. It not only shook Italian society but transformed it. The Black Death marked an end of an era in Italy, its impact was profound, and it resulted in wide-ranging social, economic, cultural and religious changes. These changes, directly and indirectly, led to the emergence of the Renaissance, one of the greatest epochs for art, architecture, and literature in human history.
Perils of the Enlightenment - 250 Years Later | Jan. 3, 2019 |
Art, not pornography: Florence museum invites Florida parents to see the David | The Guardian |
The Florence museum which houses Michelangelo's David has invited the board of a Florida Christian charter school to visit, after the school's principal was forced to resign following parent complaints that pupils were shown an image of the nude sculpture in a class.
Over the weekend, Cecilie Hollberg, director of the Galleria dell'Accademia, where the David sculpture resides, invited the school board, parents and student body to view the "purity" of the statue, Associated Press reported , after expressing surprise at the controversy.
"To think that David could be pornographic means truly not understanding the contents of the Bible, not understanding western culture and not understanding Renaissance art," Hollberg told AP.
Carrasquilla told HuffPost that parents at Tallahassee Classical school would normally be sent advisory letters before students are shown such artwork. "A series of miscommunications" led to the group of sixth-grade students being shown an image of David without express parental consent, Carrasquilla said.
Barney Bishop, chair of the school's board, has told reporters that the photo of the statue was not the only factor in Carraquilla's departure, but has declined to elaborate.
Republicans wage education culture war as 2024 looms
In a series of interviews, Bishop echoed language used by Republicans and others on the right as part of a cross-country culture war. Florida, in particular, is currently being subjected to a wave of efforts by its governor, Ron DeSantis, to limit what parents can do and say in schools.
"Parental rights trump everything else," Bishop told HuffPost. He said that remote teaching during the pandemic had given parents more insight into their children's education. That insight, Bishop said, led to some parents opting for schools like Tallahassee Classical, which is affiliated with Hillsdale College, a Michigan-based private conservative Christian institution.
"They didn't like the woke indoctrination that was going on," Bishop told HuffPost.
Elements of rightwing neo-Nazi, white supremacy and ugly racism. America in a culture war, no prisoners taken. Very, very ugly ... mind boggling narrow-mindedness and stupidity. Betsy DeVos, Erik Prince and three rightwing Supreme Court judges Neil Gorsuch, Brett (Suds) Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett.
Michigan's rural outback: Hillsdale a gushing fountain of white, Christian nationalism
Hillsdale has mixed fast-moving streams of education, politics, culture, patriotism, and religion into a roaring rapids of what some might call militant, white, Christian nationalism.
Arnn, for instance, can see the positive side of a tyrant. In his 2015 book Churchill's Trial, Arnn wrote of Adolf Hitler's popularity in Germany until World War II.
"Forget for a moment that we know Hitler to be a monster," Arnn wrote. "Remember that he was for years one of the most exciting forces to arise in modern European history, and that he appeared to millions as a figure of hope. Following the First World War, his country was in the throes of steep decline, and he was returning it to order and health."
Another prominent Hillsdale figure, the professor David Azerrad, said earlier this year in a speech at a Catholic college in Pennsylvania that Kamala Harris is an "affirmative-action vice-president" who got the job due to only the color of her skin.
Dismissing the theory of "white privilege" in the United States, Azerrad said deserving whites are often overlooked in favor of mediocre Blacks who are "showered with praise" for minor accomplishments. He also said nobody today would know of the scientist George Washington Carver had he not been Black.
St. Vincent College, a mea culpa ...
Presentation entitled "Only Black Lives Matter: Racial Hysteria in Contemporary America" by Dr. David Azerrad
Dutch Reformed and Tennessee Homo Manifesto | Jan. 3, 2019 |
Close relationship in "morals" between orthodox Protestants and American right-wing extremists. US Democrats look in your own backyard before propagandizing homophobia in Russia for political reasons #SochiOlympics #Putin. Same as #Israel using the #GayParade for public relations. A "moral" stance to paint over the inhumane treatment of minority groups in their own nations.
The Ashcroft coverup of the 'Spirit of Justice' bare breast
No longer will US Attorney General John Ashcroft appear in public with a semi-nude statue towering above him.
The female, art-deco "Spirit of Justice" statue, with one breast exposed, is located on the podium in the department's ornate Great Hall where news conferences are often held.
It's not the money it cost. It's the message you send. We've got the right to live in freedom. We got the right to cheat Americans out of millions of dollars and then just not want to tell congress about it. We've got the right to drop bombs night and day on a small country that has no army, no navy, no military at all, because we've got the right to bear arms but we just better not even think about not the right to bare breasts. So now John, you can be photographed while you stand there and talk about guns,and bombs, and poisons, without the breast appearing over your right shoulder, without that bodacious bosom bothering you, and we just wanted to tell you, in the spirit of justice, in the spirit of truth, John, there is still one very big boob left standing there in that picture.
Cover-Up Lifted at DOJ as Spirit of Justice Drops Her Drapes
Workers at the Justice Department removed the drapes that for the past 3 1/2 years have famously covered two scantily clad statues, Spirit of Justice, with a breast exposed and arms raised, and the bare-chested male Majesty of Law. A spokesman said Paul R. Corts, the assistant AG for administration, recommended the drapes be removed and Attorney General Alberto Gonzales signed off on it.
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