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Susan notes: someone sent me this "news release from God" several years ago by email. It was originally published on September 28, 2001, on The Onion, in the aftermath of the events of 9/11.
More than a decade has passed and we don't seem to have made much progress in abiding by God's will for peace. In fact, things seem to have gotten worse, making this message even more timely than ever...
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You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I'll rise.
Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
'Cause I walk like I've got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.
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Susan Brownell Anthony (February 15, 1820 – March 13, 1906) was a prominent American civil rights leader who played a pivotal role in the 19th century women's rights movement to introduce women's suffrage into the United States.
She traveled the United States, and Europe, and gave 75 to 100 speeches every year on women's rights for 45 years.
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Susan notes: This is an anonymous story from someone’s school days. Having found myself to be in exactly the same situation many times, I have cause to reflect on the lesson often. Hopefully I will one day fully integrate it into my life and not have to reminded again and again...
When I was in elementary school, I got into a major argument with another girl in my class. I forgot long ago what the argument was about, but I have never forgotten the lesson I learned that day.
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Annelies Marie "Anne" Frank was born 12 June 1929 in Frankfurt am Main and died early March 1945 in Bergen Belsen. She is one of the most renowned and most discussed Jewish victims of the Holocaust.
Acknowledged for the quality of her writing, her diary has become one of the world's most widely read books, and has been the basis for several plays and films.