Leo Gura

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Meet India’s tallest Elephant- 56 years old Thechikkottukavu Ramachandran. He is fondly known among elephant lovers as Raman & enjoys a huge fan following across Kerala. He opens the door of the Vadakkumnathan Temple for poora vilambaram for Thrissur pooram festival.

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I haven't read all of the posts here (vision injury) so please pardon me if this has been said already... I adore this idea... truly.... but with all of the tension at present...  when we have attempted to do this, it's often misinterpreted as systemic racism. For example we recieved huge backlash for accidentally playing Brazilan music on Indiginous day at an anti-racism rally (I did not host or arrange the rally only played a small musical part with a band). We've started a new music project in my community where we have people from all cultures involved and sharing that diversity... but I am a little concerned about how we may be recived by the anti-systemic-racism folks, eventhough all cultures enjoy sharing there unique musical styles, instruments, etc... Currently,  there appears to be a big push to ignore cultural differences and view all humans as "the same" with no cultural identification... I try so hard to be PC but it seems to change faster than I can keep up with... to me, difference and uniqueness are beauty ... I'm not into "vanilla" western either... My personal cultural genetics includes: Ukranian, Spanish, English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, and Austrian yet I was raised in mostly vanilla-western with the exceptions of music and dance. I've edited this twice; please be kind; if I have accidentally offended anyone that was *not* my intention. Anything "cultural" can be precarious right now and I am admitedly floundering to find my way with my desire to appriciate diversity. My mom did Morris dancing (not with a painted face), and it was her culture/ one of many types of dancing she did, that said, the painted faces can REALLY offend people who believe it is racially motivated, rather than to look like chimney sweeps.

 

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For an example a bit closer to home, this article brings up an interesting case to expand Voting Rights to people under the age of 18.

https://www.vox.com/2015/11/28/9770928/voting-rights-for-kids

 


The problem is one of opposition between subjective and objective points of view. 

So either the objective conception of the world is incomplete, or the subjective involves illusions that should be rejected.  - Thomas Nagel

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On 09/08/2020 at 1:17 PM, Leo Gura said:

The Cobra Gypsies:

 

Really enjoyed this one, wow! :x

Here's a glimpse of life in the Sahara, "Sahara Railway":

 

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Everything IS LOVE, everything is music... :x

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The Persecution of Moroccan Berbers (1997)

 

 


Everything IS LOVE, everything is music... :x

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Morocco’s 500 year Festival: The Imilchil Wedding Festival

 


Everything IS LOVE, everything is music... :x

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*ting ting ting on class cup with fork*

Um everyone, I have an announcement to make:

 


''To be happy we must not be too concerned with others''.

Albert Camus

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I've got a very valuable source for this purpose...

Vincent Moon has been travelling around the world for years and capturing all kinds of "rituals" of various cultures - many you have never heard about. His work though is more artistic rather than documentarist, so it is even more up to you, what you make of it ;)

 

 

 

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On 10/15/2020 at 7:47 PM, iceprincess said:

 

Check this out. This place is the real Burning Man

Edited by TheAlchemist

Every perspective has at least a piece of the truth in it.

No one is capable of being 100% wrong.

 

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Spongebob reference : 

 

this  whole channel 

 


Certified lazy skeptic and armchair philosopher

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