IN AMERICAN LIVING MEMORY How two of President John Tyler’s grandsons are still alive, 174 years later
John Tyler was the first vice president elevated to the presidency on the death of the chief executive and the first president to marry in the White House.
John Tyler served in the House, Senate and as vice president before becoming president. His biggest accomplishment was the annexation of Texas.
Nearly 175 years later, two of his grandchildren are still around. Harrison Ruffin Tyler, 89, is one of two living grandsons of President John Tyler, who was born in 1790, one year after George Washington was sworn in as president. Just three generations — President Tyler, his son Lyon Tyler, and grandson Harrison — span almost the entire history of the United States. We met Harrison and his son William at President Tyler’s Virginia estate. We asked William if people find it hard to believe that his father is the grandson of the 10th president. – family background
IT’S A STRAIGHT LINE THROUGH POLITICS AND THE ARTS THAT REVEALS THE RACISM RUNNING THROUGH HUMANITY!
THEY TALK ABOUT VIRGINIA REELS – THEIR OWN IRISH FRENCH HISTORY
Find The source of giniker and the source Jazz. Word origin of Jazz, Irish American Vernacular English and the hidden influence of Irish and Scots-Gaelic on what we call American English, and the history of Jazz.
A jig has a 6/8 tempo, while a reel has a 4/4 tempo.
Scarlett O’Hara danced the Virginia Reel to the tunes (not songs) of “Irish Washerwoman” and “White Cockade” in the movie Gone With the Wind.
-Seosamh Ui Sinan – the tune of “Marching Through Georgia” is sung to pretty vile, sectarian words in some parts of Scotland. It’s the musical equivalent of fighting talk.
– Shove That Pig’s Foot A Little Further In The Fire
-I COME FROM ALABAMA
-COMING ROUND THE MOUNTAIN
-TURKEY IN THE STRAW
-Miss MacCleods Reel
– Hey Susannah (Don’t You Cry For Me)
Statue of Irish American Vice President John Calhoun taken down in South Carolina John Calhoun, whose father was born in County Donegal, was an ardent supporter of slavery and his stance contributed to the South’s efforts to secede from the Union.
President JOHN TYLER FAMILY’S SLAVES EXPLAINS WHY D.C. NEEDS TO BE A STATE House to vote on D.C. statehood
1835: In the House of Representatives, John Tyler proposed eliminating the slave trade (but not slavery) in the District of Columbia. “Mr Tyler stated that… [he] had a decided objection to the District of Columbia being made a slave mart, a depot for the slaves brought from the two neighboring states.” (Tyler, v1. p571)
1835: Tyler describes an Abolitionist publication to a gathering of Virginians. “Here…is a picture upon the external covering, designed to represent each of you, gentlemen. A scourge is in your hand, and three victims bound and kneeling at your feet. You are represented as demons in the shape of men; and by way of contrast, here stands [Abolitionist] Arthur Tappan, Mr. Somebody Garrison, or Mr. Foreigner Thompson, patting the greasy little fellows on their cheeks and giving them most lovely kisses.” (Tyler. v.1 p576)
1836: Tyler opposed the suggestion that slavery be eliminated in the District of Columbia, which had been ceded to the government by Maryland and Virginia.
“To interfere with the subject of slavery, not only without, but against the consent of the people of Maryland and Virginia, would be in flagrant violation of the public faith, an abuse of the trust conferred on Congress by the cession, and hazardous of the peace and security of these two states.” (Tyler. v1, p581)
1838: Newly elected president of the Virginia Colonization Society Tyler compared this movement to send free Blacks to Africa to the Abolition movement. “Policy and humanity go hand and hand in this great work… Philanthropy , when separated from policy, is the most dangerous agent in human affairs. It is no way distinguishable from fanaticism. It hears not, sees not, and understands not…. And is there not a spirit of that sort now at work in our own fair land? It is the antagonist of that which we cherish. It invades our hearth, assails our domestic circles, preaches up sedition, and encourages insurrection… in a word, it is the spirit of abolition.” (Tyler. v1, p568-9)
ROOTS OF RACISM HERE
1838: “[God] works most inscrutably to the understandings of men; – the negro is torn from Africa, a barbarian, ignorant and idolatrous; he is restored civilized, enlightened, and a Christian.” (Tyler. v1, p569)
Trump just hired televangelical Paula White as his faith advisor, which doesn’t come as a surprise given that both of them worship the same god: Money.
A great opportunity for teaching, and for getting students (and others) to think and feel deeply about issues of representation.
Just because the music classroom DOESN’T talk about history or culture — AND WE don’t deal with slavery until US history in 5th grade we can all know that:
Professor Dan Cassidy knows the amazing origins of the words “Jim Crow“, how it became part of the language, and the name for racist laws and attitudes used to oppress blacks in the Southern United States in the 19th and 20th Centuries.
The Words “JIM CROW” AND “JIMMY CRACK CORN” are Irish American Vernacular English.
Read about the hidden influence of Irish and Scots-Gaelic on what we call American English. Jump Jim Crow (Tiomp Díomá Crua) is bilingual double-tongued chorus of defiance against the “cruel hard despair,” the “cruel blues” of slavery.
Professor Dan Cassidy wrote © 6/4/05
Scotland ‘s darker role in the slave trade is also well known. Scots were influential in founding the Ku Klux Klan, including the traditional Scottish symbol of the burning cross and the KKK’s oath ceremony, which originated from a Highland custom.
Internet Culture Wars
for Orange Hitler
HERE YOU GO – SEE HOW THIS WORKS?
– TRUMP BELIEVERS THINK TRUMP IS ANOINTED BY GOD, SUPPORTED BY GENERAL FLYNN’S DIGITAL ARMY OF #QANON OATH TAKERS.
– THE PRESIDENT’S BREAKFAST RUN BY CHRISTIAN WHITE POWER POLITICAL PARTY
For all the “Digital Soldiers” taking the Military Oath.
Your oath requires you to respect the Constitution.
In our Constitutional Democracy the leader of the State is elected.
No one picks a God to appoint him.
The groundless assertion some Deity placed a vicious psychopath as President means you deny the Separation of Church and State enshrined there.
Your oath requires you to respect and follow the law.
The President is an indicted conspirator, has had to bribe his way out of prosecutions, faces many more when he is forced to leave.
Trump has had close to 100 executive orders declared illegal.
How many lies do you have to ignore?
Do you preach this to your prisoners as part of your smug pursuit of their punishment?
If you can not tell right from wrong, truth from lies, racism from leadership, an epidemic from tests, bowing to Putin from foreign policy, you belong in no public position – even on a beat (because you wouldn’t understand the word.) ~ Jonathan A. Weiss Esq.