Sunday, May 13, 2007

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March 13th, 2007

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in 1877, Julia Ward Howe's first Mother's Day Protest against war draws crowds around the nation as various Mother's Clubs hold rallies in support of pacifism. Howe, herself, organizes the rally in Washington, DC, where over 10,000 women and male supporters of her Mother's Club march in support of an elimination of war. The Mother's Club concept spreads across the world, as women exercise their moral authority as the creators of life to convince their respective nations to give up fighting and embrace non-violent resolutions to conflicts. Howe is looked on today as a savior, having ended war in the 19th century.

in 1891, Major Mark Wainwright leads another stab into Kansas from Nebraska, testing the defenses of a new fort near Concordia. The fort repels them, but Wainwright reports back to Colonel Theodore Monteith that the fort is ripe for a full-scale assault. Monteith assembles a force of almost 3000 men and places them at Wainwright's disposal. The Kansans, for their part, send reinforcements to Concordia to see if they can trap the Unionists with hopes of finding a weakened fort.

in 1999, Queen Gwen arrives in London to stand trial for treason against the king at the same time that Sir Lance du Lac returns from the Swiss front to confront King Arthur about what he considers a travesty. “Sire, you cannot possibly believe that the queen has been aiding the enemy,” Arthur's chief knight implores. “The queen is as loyal to you as I am.” Arthur, clearly miserable about his queen, allows du Lac's words to sway him. “Speak to her, Lance,” he asks du Lac, “find out why she tried to divert my attention away from the war.” Sir Lance immediately goes to the Queen's cell in the Tower of London and asks her to answer the charges against her. “Brave Sir Lance,” she says to him, “thank you so much for your confidence in me. Would that my own husband had the same. These charges are ludicrous, of course – all I wanted for Arthur was rest from the stresses of this grave conflict. You can understand that, can't you, Lance?” She touches his hand, which startles him. He doesn't move away, though. “I will do everything within my power to free you, my lady.” She smiles and squeezes his hand softly. “I know you will.”

In 2367, in an attempt to prevent the destruction of humanity by the Eqbas Vorhi, African delegates to the United Nations seek bilateral talks with the wess'har. It is explained that the extreme measures on Bezer'ej were taken unilaterally by aggressive Europeans, and these actions were not representative.

~ variant from Steve Payne: extensive use of original content has been made to celebrate the author's genius.

In 1956, as US Special Envoy Adlai Stevenson approached the road block in Alabama, he smiled to put the League of Nations soldier at ease. Papieren, he says; no bitte - but he was no more unfriendly than any other German demanding an American's travel permit. Tension was running high; many doubted the break-away nation would see in the centennial. And that was why the German troops were here now, failing to keep the peace in the bitter racial conflict that was destroying the Confederacy. US President Joseph P Kennedy had sent Stevenson to Alabama to find a solution; Stevenson suspected that Kennedy wanted the eleven southern states to rejoin the Union – it was his Southern Strategy.

~ variant from Steve Payne: extensive use of original content has been made to celebrate the author's genius.

In 1947, Maryland Senator Millard Tydings read an extract from Robert Browning's poem 'The Pied Piper of Hamelin'. In 1284, the town of Hamelin was suffering from a dreaded rat infestation. One day, a man claiming to be a rat-catcher approached the villagers with a solution. They promised him a schilling for the head of each ..
.. rat. The man accepted and thus took a pipe and lured the rats with a song into the Weser river, where all 999,999 drowned. Despite his success, the people reneged on their promise and refused to pay the rat-catcher, on the basis that he had failed to produce the heads of the rats (which were, of course, still attached to their bodies in the river). The man left the town without argument, but returned several weeks later seeking revenge. While the inhabitants were in the church, he played his pipe again, this time attracting the children of Hamelin. One hundred and thirty boys and girls followed him out of the town, where they were lured into a cave and sealed inside. Depending on the version, at most two children remained behind. Other versions claim that the Piper returned the children after the villagers paid several times the original amount of gold.

~ entry by Steve Payne from Counter History in Context - You're the Judge!

In 1989, in London Security Forces storm Hyde Park and seize the Goddess of Democracy. Mass arrest are made. A symbolic photograph is taken of a bicycle crushed under a tank. A memorial depicting the destroyed bicycle and a tank-track, symbol of the Hyde Park protests, was later built in the Russian city of Moscow where democracy had ruled since 1905.A memorial depicting a destroyed bicycle and a tank-track - symbol of the Hyde Park protests - in the Russian city of Moscow
A memorial depi..

~ entry by Steve Payne from Counter History in Context - You're the Judge!

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In 1917, three peasant children see the Blessed Virgin Mary near Fatima, Portugal. Three secrets are revealed to Lúcia dos Santos and her cousins Jacinta and Francisco Marto. The third secret was suppressed until 2000 because it was so explosive. In 1919, the demon Azâzêl had been trapped and sealed by Maestro inside Michelangelo ..
.. Buonarroti's Last Judgement painting over the altar of the Sistine Chapel. That act brought to an end the human tragedy known as the great war. There was a simple reason for the release of the secret text during 2000. A patient observer could have seen the small image of a goat as it moved over many years towards the corner of the frame inside a remote corner of the painting. Put bluntly, by the year 2000, Azâzêl had escaped.

~ entry by Steve Payne from Counter History in Context - You're the Judge!

In 1940, Queen Wilhelmina fled the Nazi invasion of the Netherlands; Princess Juliana attempted to take her children to Canada for their safety. Burning with anger over Wilhelmina's decision to handover Kaiser Wilhelm II for Allied Justice and subsequent execution in Berlin, Nazi vengeance was brutal. It .. Queen of the Netherlands, 1909
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.. was the final and bitterest act in the long reversal of the Versailles Peace Settlement, as the counter-revolutionaries set the clock back to 1914. Following the French surrender in the same rail carriage as the Imperial German capitulation, the Dutch royal family were executed en mass in Berlin on the same scaffolding used for the Kaiser in 1920.

~ entry by Steve Payne from Counter History in Context - You're the Judge!

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