[Toot!] Index: 0.0
Communism Bit: Off
Location: Job, of course
So, I did some trotting among the blogren. And I'm going to round up about a week of that trotting over here. The main theme (even when I've got to shoe-horn unrelated posts into agreeing with me) was and is human rights.
John Powers was the first to mention the human rights blogging, with that writing style of his that exhudes calm determination. Never seen the guy, but I have a picture in my head of what he may look like. It's generic, anyway, and I haven't yet put a nose. He likes gardening, it appears, so the picture is of a kind-of-tall man squinting at a misty morning, with a rake placed on his worn boots. And he is in military wear. Blame my head. :o)
He didn't give us the 15th May post, or at least not yet.
Jasmine picked up from John Powers, and promised to blog for human rights. She did, writing what became my first info on the passing of Ox. I once played basketball, and Ox was an inspiration. And now he's gone.
Jackfruity linked to both the above, and promised a post. I waited, and I'm still waiting for the post. She said, on her Twitter stream, one day past the Day, that she would still be bringing it forth. Behold, we await yet. She had promised something on gay and lesbian human rights. I think this would have been where GUG jumps in, as well. Except he's in Kenya, at the moment. And, as it appears, far Eastern Uganda doesn't have much internet ...
Tumwijuke linked to the three above, and promised a post. She delivered with stunning mastery, writing up a story that would be worth memorising, down to the last word, had it not been such a heart-rending tear-jerking account. It's right here, Anita's Story.
Henry Owera gave us a post, whose title is hard to pronounce—names of freedom fighters sans spaces, which may be a poetic, artistic touch (some names, though concatenated and truncated, are all complete)—CheMarleyMahatMandelAungSanSuuKyi Rights.
I think, though, that his later post (latest, at this point) is more-pertinent. It opens with the revelation that his mother, in 1998, lost a leg to a landmine. His rage against landmines is untethered in that post.
Carlo gave us one, too. A post with a simple all-digit title. And the powerful point in that post is that the rising food prices may make some of us broker, but they'll make others come closer to death. If we are to ensure the right that encompasses access to food, she says, we are failing on this point. And I agree. I would extend it to say we are failing to ensure the right to life, for many people (which was probably her point, implicitly).
Then, in rolled Baz. He set up a cunning trap, as he referred to it, and got us reading to the end. (He didn't need a trap—who ever quits a Baz tale before the end? You start, you've taken the oath.)
Will you read already? It's an interesting post that looks at the religion and government, and how (somehow) it affects rights.
Did I miss any bright rights writes? Put them in the comments. I didn't bookmark them, I'm afraid. Dumb of me, I know.
The one I refrained from commenting on, because of its sheer clarity on the rights issues it discussed, with the mantra that calls us not to give up our rights, is this one. Go and roll in the enlightenment.