Li: ritual, propriety, etiquette. Hsiao: love within the family (parents for children and children for parents. Yi: righteousness--the noblest way to act in a situation. Xin: honesty and trustworthiness. Jen: benevolence, humaneness towards others. Chung: loyalty to the state and authority. --Confucius (Kong Fuzi)

All articles appear in reverse chronological order [newest first]:
I believe the past is relevant, sometimes more than others of course. In most cases we are seeing history being repeated, so it is most relevant.

Monday, December 8, 2008

The Gratitude Campaign

"For the past several years as I've been traveling around the country, I've been approaching Soldiers in airports and thanking them for serving for us. On several occasions I have noticed that it felt a little awkward for both of us. 
There are several reasons,  some of which I am even just now learning as I produce this film and talk to more Service Men & Women and Veterans. But they have always appreciated being thanked, and I have always felt better having expressed my gratitude...

...I started to think that it would be nice if civilians had a gesture or sign that they could use...."  -Scott Truitt, FOUNDER, The Gratitude Campaign

Find out more about the Gratitude Campaign at:

Gratitude Campaign

courtesy of  Gary Littrell &Theresa Sandrell~Moffat

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Capitalism works best when protected from the capitalist.

by Glenn Littrell

It is ironic that Jonah Goldberg ["Ungrateful capitalist keep whining", Aug., 1, Indianapolis Star] credits capitalism with having given more to humanity than any idea except religion while at the same time promoting capitalism not as an economic system but as an pseudo-religious belief.  Too many in this country confuse capitalism with a system of government, or worse, a religion.  As has become the common practice Mr. Goldberg seems to  believe that capitalism will right all wrongs and prevail over all evils by the power of its righteousness. 

But capitalism has accomplished nothing by itself.  Mr. Goldberg and others are willing to ignore the role democracy, human nature, religion, law, political movements [suffrage, civil rights, workers rights], science and the arts have played in making this country great.  To him these things were made possible by capitalism.  Ignoring that capitalism has existed in other countries that have achieved little.  As a matter of fact it exist now in Communist China and it has alleviated or changed little except to benefit the communist elite. 

Capitalism has been the motivating factor behind slavery, imperialism, war profiteering and even genocide.  Capitalism has given us land, oil and rail barons who have enslaved, oppressed and swindled the working man for centuries.  Yet Mr. Goldberg calls capitalism "...the greatest system ever created for alleviating human misery..." and gives it sole credit for benefits that the working class now enjoy even though most of those benefits were obtained by the working class in defiance of the capitalist. 

Whenever the dark side of capitalism is exposed that dark side is dismissed and blamed on the human element, most often greed.  This is where Mr. Goldberg and others at the alter of capitalism show there hypocrisy:  If humanity's vices corrupt capitalism then aren't humanity's virtues its saving grace?  In other words the role of capitalism in history is dependent on those other ideals that Mr. Goldberg sets aside.  Unfettered capitalism is not perfection.  To see capitalism without control just look at the drug trade or other black markets.  Without rules of play a market sinks into chaos and violence. 

Capitalism is a desirable economic/financial system.  It is not a form of government or religion.  Without controls and limits it does not contribute to mankind it only diminishes society for the benefit of a few.  Capitalism is a good system when it is prevented from running amok.  It is for these reasons that we should resist Mr. Goldberg and others tendency to deify capitalism. 

Glenn Littrell

In the words of A. M. Schlesinger: "The object of liberalism has never been to destroy capitalism...only to keep the capitalist from destroying it."

Saturday, May 31, 2008

We Did It!!!

13.5-Mile MiniMarathon

2007 Actual time: 3 hours 21 min.
2008 Actual Time: 3 hours 24 minutes [Glenn]
2008 Actual Time: 3 hours 31 minutes [Kelly]
2008/Geist Actual Time: 3 hours 15 minutes [Glenn]

500miniSee Slide Show Library For Pictures.

From Static Pictures

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Priorities

by Glenn Littrell
With billions of dollars going to no-bid contracts for private armies/mercenaries, aka "Blackwater". Six years and over 21 spending bills from a Republican Congress that this president never vetoed even once! Funding a war on the backs of our grand kids by not raising revenues to pay for it! Tax breaks for households making over $250,000.00 that the Republicans sold as a 'middle class' tax break by defining $250,000.00 as not being rich! This president only starts vetoing spending bills when they are presented by a democrat congress and justifies the veto by saying that the children of households making $85,000.00 do not need help with health coverage! 250k gets a tax break but 85k can't get help with escalating health care cost for their children? Who is this president and right-wing conservatives kidding? Hopefully there will come a time when most Americans realize that words like 'socialism', 'liberal' and 'political correctness' are code words used to create fear amongst the general population to scare them into making negative assumptions about ideals which at the very least should be considered for debate if not acceptance. The politics of fear, with code words and 'hot button issues', have controlled and subdued open discourse in this nation for the last six years. Religious leaders have given the 'keys to the temple' to the moneychangers in the name of super-capitalism, intolerance and fear. To many people confuse or economic system [capitalism] with our government system [democracy] and accept private profit at the expense of the public good as an acceptable model of behavior and far to many mistake capitalism as an extension of their religion.
Glenn Littrell

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Welcome to Hampton Family Pictures:

I will try to post pictures as I get them scanned, and will post pictures and info as I receive them. While on this site if you loose track of this page just click the tab near the top titled ‘Hampton Family Pictures’. As pictures are posted I will place them at the top of the page so that newer entries appear first. Send information, comments or pictures to gdl@glenns-world.com or FaceBook me at the link below. When referring to pictures or info please refer to the number that appears with them. It will help a lot if you remember I have very little knowledge of my Hampton side, I’ve probably forgotten more than I ever knew so whenever identifying yourself or someone in the pictures tell me how you relate to Maggie Hampton so that I can developed a reference point. 
It would also help if when discussing a person for the first time include genealogical information as I have little [if using FB don’t post info on wall, send it as a message] . By the way I’m Glenn Littrell, grandson of Maggie and son of Opal Imogene ‘Gene’ Hampton who married JD Littrell, brothers Troy and Richard [Rick'].
Slide Show of all pictures on this post:

Please remember that if you disagree with the identification of someone, the place or the time of a picture you probably know more than me so speak-up. I won’t be offended. Troy has helped me with some pictures and some pictures had readable writing on the back but please never assume that I’m sure about any identifications. If you have identical pictures please look on the back of them for information

Want to share your pictures? See HOW2 scan photos and preserve photos and newspaper clippings. click here
Posted 8-17-10


23) Troy Littrell, Curtis Stafford & Glenn Littrell:
Storm King Mountain, New York 1973

24) Troy Littrell, Curtis Stafford & Glenn Littrell:
Storm King Mountain,
New York 1973

25) Wayne Horn
Posted 8-6-10



21) Bad Nuahiem, Germany   c.1954

22) Judy Horn
7-29-10 pictures updated [see below]
18a)

18b)
19)  Arlis Sidney Horn [Uncle Slim]
Posted 8-5-10
16)

Posted 8-5-10
17) Received this picture [from Nell’s daughter Theresa Virgin] of Dad along the French/German border before Mom, Troy and I [Glenn] joined him in France. Don’t know who the guy in front of Dad is, the note on the back just said: "on the France and Germany border lots of love to you and the boys your daddy". The boys being Troy and I, Rick would be born in France. click here for more

4l)                                    4m)                                      4r)
Georgia Hampton-Stafford???
Posted 8-1-10
13)  Troy, Glenn, Jean and Rick. Obviously Rick’s birthday so 1956, probably Germany or France???



15) Troy Littrell

14) Jean Hampton Littrell & Troy
 
10)  Maggie McDowell Hampton
When and Where? 
11)  Evelyn Hampton Horn


12)  Troy, Rick and Glenn, about 1955

 

9b)  Monroe Hampton, Hershel Hampton and Maggie McDowell Hampton
9c)  Hershel Hampton
9a)  Hershel Hampton
9a)  where and when
9b)  where and when
9c)  where and when

Posted:7-29-10

6)
L2R] ????, Troy Littrell, Jean Hampton Littrell, Martha Hampton [Hershel Hamptons wife]

8) My Guess Is Evelyn…gdl
7) Marcel Hampton



6)  Don’t know who the girl is ???  when & where???
7)  when & where???
8)  I could guess but I could get in trouble ???
5a)  Glen Dale Hampton
5b)  Glen Dale Hampton
5c)  Glen Dale Hampton
5d)  Glen Dale Hampton
7)  on the back of the picture it says “to Jean from Audrey”  Audrey Nell Horn
6) Judy Horn
5)  Gene Hampton-Littrell and ??
 
 
note:
Audrey’s daughter posted a video on FaceBook celebrating Nell’s 50th wedding Anniversary at
http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1328017393856  if this link doesn’t work you may have to sign-up for FaceBook. Hopefully there is a version on YouTube for non-FaceBook family. If I find it I will post the video on this page


2) 

3a)  Maggie & Monroe Hampton
When and Where
3b)  Maggie & Monroe Hampton
When and Where
1a)
1b
 
1c)  Troy & Glenn Littrell
probably France about 1953/54???
Glenn Littrell

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I apologies for the location of this page, the reason being that I don’t want to appear to be favoring one side of my family over the other, i.e. my Littrell heritage and my Hampton heritage. You see I have a genealogical page devoted to my Littrell family ancestry that is very extensive. I began doing family research in 1992 ago and, as is to a certain extent natural, I tended to go to where information was most easily obtainable. I had no intention of just researching one family line but as information flowed in I was overwhelmed with information, and request, and subsequently projects that just took over my life. Anyone who has done serious family research will know what I’m talking about.

As it was about years ago I came to the point that I just had to stop and walk away from the research leaving me with thousands of records, pages, charts, and notes that unfortunately where about 95% related to one line. My line through my grandfather John Littrell. I had acquired some research on John’s wife but little on my mother’s Hampton or McDowell line outside of pictures. I’m not returning to the research until I retire in a few years, but I am maintaining and accepting information on and for the Littrell Family website located at www.littrellfamily.net . When I return to doing research I hope to concentrate more on my Hampton line and eventually developed a similar website for the family, but right now I can only devote this page on my Glenn’s World website to identifying pictures and collecting information that can be shared by visitors to this page. Please don’t feel shortchanged, the irony is that when I first started in 1992 Glenn’s World was the only site I had and it was the original site for my family research [see the ‘About The Glenn’s World Network’ tab above].   Glenn D. Littrell

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China

by Glenn Littrell

Recently articles have appeared showing American protesters concerned that the Chinese Government should do something to positively influence the conditions in Darfur and Burma through their connections with those governments. When are Americans going to realize that this is a communist regime that does not care about civil and human rights. Remember Tienanmen Square!

China is a major arms dealer for Darfur and Burma as well as North Korea! Because China has embraced capitalism for the benefit off its elite upper class does not mean it has changed its communist beliefs, it just reserves them for oppressing its people. While 300 million of its population enjoy the benefits of capitalism that is only 30% of its population. ....... The remaining 70%, rural peasants and workers, live in poverty surrounded by environmental disasters, malnutrition, forced birth control, poor education and oppressive rule.

China is just another repeat of our 100 year policy of confusion over whether to export democracy or capitalism, and because we chose capitalism it is just a matter of time before we experience another case of 'blow-back' from this decision.  Whenever the under class populace of China revolts and overthrows its communist leaders or the party suffers a meltdown like the Soviet Union whoever or whatever group steps forward to lead is not not going to see America as the great democracy that helped them gain relief from an oppressive government. They are going to see America as the country that introduced capitalism to a corrupt leadership and made that leadership stronger.

As a matter of fact our introduction of capitalism into China may be the thing that saves China from the economic meltdown that caused the collapse of the Soviet Union.

The Chinese government don't care about our protest, the Burma protesters, or the poverty and hunger in Darfur anymore than they care about their own population. As long as we continue to buy their exports they have no reason to do more than offer the casual appearance of concern.

Its apparent that they don't even care what governments think of them let alone citizens, just look at their response to the EU's concern about the trade deficit there, or the concern about the strength of the American dollar here. Our obsession with 'super-capitalism' and low prices is mortgaging our economic future to the Chinese, enlarging the gap between rich and poor (in this country and China), weakening our dollar, cheapening our exports, exporting our manufacturing base, and converting us to a weak and low-value service industry job base.

Instead of protesting China's involvement in other countries we should be protesting our involvement in China.

Glenn Littrell

2008 note:  The Burma and Darfur references above could now be updated with references to pre-olympic Tibetan protest...gdl