Saturday, March 16, 2019

Jake Cosmos Aller writes

Dream 877 The Revolution Is Coming

A revolution is coming
I can feel it in my bones

A revolution is coming
And it will wipe out
The collapsing edifices
Of the American Empire

The masses are rising up
To throw off their chains
And demand justice

The masses are coming
For the masters of the universe
Their days are numbered
And they know it too

One day
The masses will rise up
Storm the citadels of power

Arresting the corrupt leaders
In the name of revolutionary justice

Stringing them up
Executing them
One by one

As the revolutionary fires
Consume the nation

And I can’t wait
For the revolution
Is long over due

Until I met the end
Of my life

Still wondering what it all meant
source: Vladimir Manyuhin
Lincoln Memorial -- Vladimir Manyuhin

1 comment:

  1. "In this temple, as in the hearts of the people for whom he saved the Union, the memory of Abraham Lincoln is enshrined forever." Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, was assassinated in 1865, days after the effective end of the American Civil War. Two years later the legislature passed a bill to incorporate a commission to erect a monument to him. Clark Mills, the sculptor, designed a 70-ft (21 m) structure adorned with 6 equestrian and 31 pedestrian statues of colossal proportions, crowned by a 12-ft (3.7 m) statue of the "Great Emancipator." However, subscriptions for the project were insufficient, and the memorial was never built. Lincoln's younger associate from Illinois, senator Shelby Cullom, revived the effort in the 20th century, but a fellow Illinois associate, House speaker Joseph Cannon blocked his 1st 5 bills for that purpose; his 6th one passed in 1910. President William Howard Taft served as the head of the Lincoln Memorial Commission, and by 1913 Congress approved its choice of design and location across from the Washington Monument. Henry Bacon designed a Greek temple style building to house a statue, though critics thought this was too ostentatious and preferred a log-cabin shrine instead. The structure measures 189.7 X 118.5 ft (57.8 X 36.1 m) and is 99 ft (30 m) high. it is surrounded by a peristyle of 36 fluted Doric columns, with 2 columns in-antis at the entrance behind the colonnade. Each column is 44 ft (13 m) tall with a base diameter of 7.5 ft (2.3 m). Sculptor Daniel Chester French designed the statute, which was enlarged from the original design (10 ft [3.0 m] to 19 ft [5.8 m]) to prevent it from being overwhelmed by the chamber. If the seated figure stood upright it would be 28 feet (8.5 m) tall. Taking 4 years to complete, it was carved by the Piccirilli family of Italian immigrants. Ernest C. Bairstow provided the ornamentation on the friezes and cornices. Jules Guérin painted 2 large (60 X 12 ft [18.3 X 3.7 m]) murals, "Reunion" and "Emancipation," for the ceilings of the chambers housing carved inscriptions of Lincoln's 2nd inaugural address and his Gettysburg Address, his 2 best-known speeches. The inscriptions (portraying Freedom, Liberty, Immortality, Justice, the Law, Unity, Fraternity, and Charity) and adjoining ornamentation were done by Evelyn Beatrice Longman, the 1st woman sculptor to be elected a full member of the National Academy of Design in 1919. On 30 May 1922 (the Memorial Day holiday to honor those slain in the Civil War) Taft (by then chief justice) dedicated the memorial. Since then it has been an iconic representation of the US.


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