just another ex-jazz-musician/proto-rapper/Jersey-Irish-poet-actor/print-junkie/film-raptor/beat-hipster-"white Negro"-rhapsodizer/ex-hippie-punk-'60s-radical-organizer's take on all things cultural, political, spiritual & aggrandizing
Thursday, February 2, 2017
MY IMMIGRANT GRANDFATHER
There's a photo of my paternal grandfather from the turn of the century (19th to 20th) in one of those keystone cops high rounded police helmets, but I can't find that at the moment, so here's one I've posted before and assume he gave to my grandmother, also an Irish immigrant, with a sweet sentiment. Partly what upsets me about the news commentators and others on the new "administration"'s "ban" is no one mentioning that The Founding Father documents mention the presence even then of Jewish, Muslim and non-believers in the country and accepts them as fellow citizens, meaning that there are Jewish, Muslim and atheist citizens of the USA whose ancestors were here generations before mine...and probably yours...