Monday, August 31, 2015

PHILADELPHIA: Is There Any Brotherly Love?

WISDOM  WISDOM  WISDOM  WISDOM  WISDOM  WISDOM  WISDOM  

      YOUR PERSONAL GPS
You might find your life's destination better if you remember
TO THE OUTSIDE WORLD, WE GROW OLD.  BUT, NOT TO BROTHERS AND SISTERS.  WE KNOW EACH OTHER AS WE ALWAYS WERE.  WE KNOW EACH OTHERS FAULTS.  WE SHARE PRIVATE FAMILY JOKES.  WE REMEMBER FAMILY FEUDS AND SECRETS, FAMILY GRIEFS AND JOYS.  WE LIVE OUTSIDE THE TOUCH OF TIME.

THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA'S NAME ROUGHLY TRANSLATES TO "BROTHERLY LOVE" FROM THE GREEK


I am reading this book on my Kindle.  New books cost a bit more and I paid $12.99 for it.  I'm not sure it was worth the money.  The book paints a bleak picture of crime and politics in Philadelphia.  For my 70th birthday, my three children treated me, taking me to the Army-Navy game in Philadelphia. It was the last game Navy lost to Army.  Driving quickly to and from our hotel, I didn't get to see much of Philadelphia.   As often happens, the books I read lead me to study the setting of the book.  What I learned about Philadelphia was not all that good!

WE HAVE FLOWN THE AIR LIKE BIRDS AND SWUM THE SEA LIKE FISHES, BUT WE HAVE YET TO LEARN THE SIMPLE ACT OF WALKING THE EARTH LIKE BROTHERS - Martin Luther king, Jr.


In 1683, William Penn exchanged promises of perpetual friendship with Delaware Indian Chief, Tammany   Penn's treaty was founded on the Quaker principals of equality, integrity and peace.  Tammany bestowed a wampum belt to seal their chain of friendship.  The whites and Indians may have got along but future residents have not.

THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA'S NAME TRANSLATES TO "BROTHERLY LOVE" IN GREEK


Penn founded Philadelphia, the 5th largest city in America, to be the capitol of the Colony.  The Declaration of Independence and the U. S. Constitution were signed there by 55 educated and highly intelligent men but written to be understood by people of limited education and modest intelligence.

HE AIN'T HEAVY, HE'S MY BROTHER - Neil Diamond


PHILADELPHIA, CITY OF BROTHERLY LOVE

Philadelphia became a major industrial center and railroad hub that grew from an influx of European immigrants and became a prime destination for freed African Slaves.  Today the city is 43.6% African American, 36.9 White, heavily Irish, 12.3% Hispanic and 6.3% Asian.  The city has endured decades of heavy crime, civil rights protests and riots.  A program referred to as Gentrification has reduced the 525 murders in 1990 to 392 in 2014.

WHEN YOU ARE CONFRONTED WITH AN OPPONENT, CONQUER HIM WITH LOVE - Mahatma Gandhi


Camden, NJ, just across the river from Philadelphia, is the most dangerous city in America.  Philadelphia's other neighboring Mid-Atlantic cities, Baltimore and Washington, DC rank as the 2nd and 3rd most dangerous cities.  Do you suppose that if we threw in a few hand fulls of beads, we could trade this area back to the Indians?  Yes, they might call us "Indian Givers", but, what the heck, the country doesn't need the problems that exist in this area.  Maybe we could make Charleston, WV the nation's capitol?  NAH!  Wouldn't do that to those good people.

IF YOU WANT TO KNOW HOW YOUR GIRL WILL TREAT YOU AFTER MARRIAGE, JUST LISTEN TO HOW SHE TALKS TO HER YOUNGER BROTHER - Sam Levenson


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