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An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. "A fight is going on inside me," he said to the boy.

"It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil—he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego." He continued, "The other is good—he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you—and inside every other person, too."

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, "Which wolf will win?"

The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed."

First People - The Legends. Cherokee Legend of Two Wolves. November 16, 2004. [accessed April 7, 2012].

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Western European Intrigue in Ukraine Reported in America - in 1750

By Capt. Ash from Dublin, we ha ve the following Advices, viz.
            Berlin, Aug. 30. The Arrival and the Stay which the Tartarian Aga made at this Court, the Manner in which he was treated here, and his reserved Behaviour to the foreign ministers, whom (excepting those of France and Sweden) he never visited, occasion many Conjectures; and these appear to be the less improbable, when the Maxims of the Tartars are considered, being of a contrary Nature to the Pacific Policy of the reigning Sultan [Mahmud I, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire (1730–1754)]. It is in short concluded, that the Mission of this Aga is a stroke of French Politicks, having engaged the Kan [Khan] to send and Officer to Berlin to concert with his Prussian Majesty [Frederick II King of Prussia (1740–1786)]and Invasion, on the Part of the Kan, into the Ukraine, in case the Porte rest quiet when Russia shall be attack'd, as in all likelihood it will, if a Judgment may be formed from the prudent Clauses which finish'd the Memorial that the Grand Vizir delivered to the Minister from Sweden. The Tartars would be glad of such an Opportunity to make Incursions into the Ukraine; but then her Imperial Majesty [Elizabeth Petrovna, Tsaritsa of Russia (1741–1762)]has now in that Country a faithful People, more numerous than the Tartars, and lately form'd to Arms; so that these last will not have the same Advantages as they have hereto for had. Attention should be had in all of this to the Use and Designs of sending, in so extraordinary a Manner, a Tartarian Minister to the Court of the King of Prussia, who has no Relation with the Kan of the Tartars.[1]

Pennsylvania Gazette
Novmber 1750
European Intrigued and Ukraine

[1] The Pennsylvania Gazette; 11-29-1750.

Transcribed by John Peter Thompson. March 4th, 2014.

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