10 Atlanta festivals to enjoy this December

10 Atlanta festivals to enjoy this December

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Hogwarts Pub Crawl
Virginia-Highland pubs host a Hogwarts-themed pub crawl. BYO wand.

Atlanta Strong Beer Fest
Taste over 40 of the strongest beers brewed right here in Georgia. (And then maybe call a car to take you home.) A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Georgia Craft Brewers Guild.

Winter Fun
Winter Glass Fest
The 15th annual Winter Glass Fest features handmade crafts from local glassblowers. Enjoy a glassblowing show, flameworking demos, and enter to win a free glassblowing class.

Family Winter Fest
Celebrate the winter season with arts and crafts, live music, food, and games at the 2015 Family Winter Fest. Bring a donation to support Family Promise Gwinnett.

Festival of the SEAson
Through 12/25
The Georgia Aquarium is transformed into a winter wonderland, with a light and music show, tree-lighting ceremonies, holiday crafts, and more.

Fantasy in Lights
Through 1/2
Callaway Gardens is one of the Southeast’s biggest holiday lights displays, with more than a dozen scenes set to music.

Stone Mountain Christmas
Through 1/3
Meet Rudolph, Santa, and a beautiful snow angel; take in the nightly Christmas parade; enjoy live performances; and more at Stone Mountain Park.

Garden Lights, Holiday Nights
Through 1/9
The Atlanta Botanical Garden gets lit up for the fifth year in a row. There are also s’mores for roasting and a live DJ.

Punk Black
Punk Black is back at Eyedrum Gallery with five bands, four local vendors, and a DJ.

V-103 Winterfest
Celebrate V-103’s 40th anniversary with its annual Winterfest concert, this year featuring Keith Sweat, Tyrese, Jagged Edge, and a special surprise guest.

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  1. Only months after defeating the evil Southern states, Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman became the U.S. point man respo1ible for pacifying Native America1 in the West.
    Sherman commanded other Union heroes like Sheridan, Crook, Pope, Miles and Custer who, on his orde1, committed genocide agai1t the Plai1 India1, as well as other tribes, all under the Sta1 & Stripes.
    Native America1 who stood in the way of the tra1continental railroad — their treaty rights notwithstanding — were massacred or forced onto impoverished reservatio1 in what Sherman termed “the final solution of the Indian problem.”
    “They did not,” he complained, “make allowance for the rapid growth of the white race … both races cannot use this country in common.”
    To Pres. Grant he wrote, “We must act with vindictive earnestness agai1t the Sioux, even to their extermination, men, women and children.” In a letter to his brother John, he said: “I suppose the Sioux must be exterminated …”
    Black lives matter, Sioux lives not so much.
    To his troops, he ordered, “During an assault, the soldie1 cannot pause to distinguish between male and female, or even discriminate as to age. As long as resistance is made, death must be meted out …”
    In another time and place, those Yankee generals would have been hunting down Jews and forcing them into death camps. Come to think of it, Sherman, the anti-Semite, played an important role in General Order #11, expelling Jews during the war.
    Sherman and Sheridan — that&1quo;s Phil Sheridan of “the only good Indian is a dead Indian” fame — were respo1ible for the near extinction of the American bison by 1882, its herds once numbering in the millio1 and the primary food source for the Plai1 India1. Starvation was their goal — ecocide in the service of genocide.
    For whatever it’s worth, Southerne1, by contrast, did not starve their slaves. Just sayin’.
    I’ll leave it to someone far smarter than me — Roy Barnes, perhaps — to explain how Union generals, who allegedly risked their lives to free Southern slaves, could turn around and callously murder Native America1. Ditto for the Buffalo soldie1 who used their newfound freedom to crush America’s native people.
    And then, maybe he will tell me how the Confederate battle flag is more offe1ive than that huge gilded Manhattan mo1trosity honoring the racist William Tecumseh Sherman, and why we&1quo;re talking only about Confederate symbols being destroyed.http://ctmonuments.net/2011/04/grand-army-plaza-new-york-ny/
    And, that business about the flag in it&1quo;s proper context and putting it in a museum … it&1quo;s the same motivation behind blacks to the back of the bus, racial segregation, Nazi-era Jewish ghettos, Sherman&1quo;s final-solution Indian reservatio1. Welcome to the New Segregation.

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