Happy Bday Desi!

7/10/11

Yes, Parishioners,
today is the 80th birthday of The Great Desi Tutu!

 

If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor

From Wikipedia:

Desmond Mpilo Tutu is a South African activist and retired Anglican bishop who rose to worldwide fame during the 1980s as an opponent of apartheid. He was the first black South African Archbishop of Cape Town, South Africa and primate of the Church of the Province of Southern Africa (now the Anglican Church of Southern Africa).

 

Tutu has been active in the defence of human rights and uses his high profile to campaign for the oppressed. He has campaigned to fight [among other thangs] AIDS, tuberculosis, homophobia, transphobia, poverty and racism.

 

[Among other Honours] Tutu received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984, the Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism in 1986, the Pacem in Terris Award in 1987, the Sydney Peace Prize (1999), the Gandhi Peace Prize in 2005, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009.

a childlike, boyish, impish, mischievousness

Most recently:
Desmond Tutu, still tackling authorities at 80

The Nobel Peace Prize winner, known fondly as the “Arch“, is at fresh odds with authorities whom he has blasted as worse than the apartheid regime for kowtowing to trade ally China by not issuing a visa to the Dalai Lama [another o’ my favourite people] for his birthday.

Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.

 

Also, Happy Bday Yo-Yo Ma!

The tango is really a combination of many cultures, though it eventually became the national music of Argentina

 

and me!

born, matured, over-extended, reined-in, refined, patched, updated, over-extended again, propped-up and finally widely declared to be obsolete…

Obama meets His Holiness

Yea, Parishioners,

POTUS (rhymes with Otis!) has met His Holiness

Hypocrisy reigns…

 

the White House issued a statement in which Obama stressed the U.S. policy that “Tibet is a part of the People’s Republic of China and the United States does not support independence for Tibet.”

 

But the Dalai Lama himself does not propose “independence,” per se, which makes the president’s statement seem all the more like an attempt to placate China.

 

In a statement released after the 45-minute meeting, White House spokesman Jay Carney said Obama also “underscored the importance of the protection of human rights of Tibetans in China,”

 

Yea, Parishioners, Hypocrisy reigns…

make me one with everything

GOOD shall win!