Good People Doing Good Things — A Hodgepodge

Filosofa's Word

The first two stories about good people today should never have happened.  Anywhere but the United States, they wouldn’t have happened.  That said, I’m so glad these two good people were in the right place at the right time and kept their cool, likely saving many children’s lives.

A busjacking

Kenneth Corbin just took a routine training class to keep his school bus driving skills current. One of the topics they covered was what to do if your vehicle gets hijacked.  Days later, that lesson came in handy when an armed gunman boarded his bus and ordered him to drive.

A surveillance video shows the South Carolina driver holding out his hands as the man, an Army trainee who was later identified as Jovan Collazo, pushed his way onto the bus and brandished a rifle. Kenneth calmly put the vehicle in gear and began to drive as Jovan kept the…

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6 thoughts on “Good People Doing Good Things — A Hodgepodge”

  1. Kind of smile, at your picture of Francisco Madero surrounded by a troop of revolutionaries, a president of Mexico, and a martyr of the revolution murdered in 1913..

    1. The revolution was a good thing that later went bad again… The ideals of the revolution have yet to be achieved for Mexico.

    2. In Mexico there’s a saying coined by long time dictator Porfirio Diaz:
      “Poor Mexico, so far from God, and so near to the United States of America.”
      But like the poet Miguel Hernandez said:

      “De dónde saldrá el martillo
      Verdugo de esta cadena?
      Que salga del corazón
      De los hombres jornaleros,
      Que antes de ser hombres son
      Y han sido niños yunteros.”

    3. So sad… I met a veteran in the middle 1950s, in Ensenada, BC who fought with Villa at Zacatecas. He ran a small museum dedicated to the revolution.

  2. I have been to the Villa museum in Chihuahua, where they still have the car full of holes from the bullets, when they shot him, the one in Ensenada you mention I do not know about I will ask around. As a young man I met a lot of older people who took part on the Revolution, my father liked to talk to many veterans, so I listen to a ton of stories, that of course today I only remember clearly a few of them,,, that for one reason, or another few stuck on my memory. But I listen to stories from family relatives going back as far as to the French invasion, that I remember well, because I often listen quite a few times, even a famous Mexican General who fought the French was a relative of mine.

    1. Lucky you to see that museum. I doubt the small one in Ensenada lasted beyond the soldier’s death in the early 1960’s. It was his museum, not the city’s or the state’s.

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