I'm transitioning from a Tudor history wormhole to a history of neurology wormhole which leads me to this article and to the fact that Charles Guiteau was not in tip top mental shape. theatlantic.com/politics/archi…
This is from the book “The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons” Image
“Mr President, there’s … this guy here again.” Image
I will say that Guiteau's argument that he didn't kill Garfield, the doctors did is ... close-ish to being true!
Robert Todd Lincoln had a tough time. Image

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This is hardly the point but both of these people were.. assassinated for their views, so
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15 Jul
It's interesting how DiAngelo is tied to critical race theory while apparently entirely rejecting the materialism central to critical race theory while focusing on white people saying the wrong things. Granted, doing so is probably a better economic decision.
From "Critical Race Theory: An Introduction" -- pay particular attention to the third screenshot.
If I could gesture meaningfully again:
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Still waiting on that Toussaint Louverture biopic
This biopic would be rated NC-17 for "excruciating violence and not in a fun way"
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The evidence is wherever and whatever you want it to be!
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Meanwhile, voters, who largely have other things to do, vote for myriad reasons!
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