Cancel culture

Americas cancel culture,

If one group determines who can speak,
what words are allowed,
how those words are spoken,
what shirt or hat you are allowed to wear
is this fascism?
If the those in power decide to change the meanings of words and relate fascism to only one political group,
does that mean the other political group is free from showing any type authoritarianism?
If a group is demanding people get fired for a shirt, hat, or word, or disagreement they use or have, what type of freedom is this?
If one political group allows freedom of speech but will decide your consequences, what would you call this. Is this not fascism?
If a group of people are afraid to speak for fear of a another group attacking them, is this not one group exhibiting authoritarianism?
Is it possible to clothe fascism with social justice issues?

(This image is from duck duck go. Googled meaning of fascism is, a authoritarian and nationalist right-wing system of government and social organization.)

Dividing the poor

Posting here as this was rejected on my writing page. Why this was rejected I have no idea, there’s no reason, no way for me to counter it at all.

They will turn the poor into voter potentials.
The system no matter which side, left or right that has perpetuated poverty, this very system will divide the poor, telling each side whose poverty matters more and whose matters less. Poverty itself will grow because the system itself by which poverty grows will never be dealt.
Socialism or not poverty will always be, the only ones excluded will be the politicians that have placed us on this chess board one against the other.

Indoctrinated

Indoctrinated..

In indoctrinated peace the devils dress as gods, enemies as friends, lust hides itself in good deeds.
The warriors for justice searches for the
undoctrinated tongue to quench with stones.

The words of indoctrinated war and peace are the same, “for the greater good, greater protection of humanity,”
any whoever disagrees or dare to question are hung with hash tags, hunted like prey and destroyed without trial.

The carrier of the peace signs have become the oppressor igniting wars, contracted, bought and sold by a system that will discard them at the slightest lack of conformity, a conformity for the greater good dictated by government playing god.

This word war is not only that which is abroad showing tanks and guns,
war is also found on the ground you stand.
War of thoughts, words and deeds, whose is more dominant,
more just and serves the greater good. Those who fail to serve will placed outside the gates.

O beautiful

Is it possible to uphold the very thing you seek to destroy?

O beautiful for spacious skies;

Fighting against walls by building new ones.
Fighting against ideologies by creating new ones.
Fighting for gender neutrality by tearing down the gender of another.
Fighting against supremacies by becoming the new supremacist.

For amber waves of grain;

Fighting against oppression by becoming the new oppressor.
Fighting against a corrupt economic system by voting in a new system of thieves.
Fighting for peace by creating new wars.
Fighting for a right to believe by destroying another’s right to their belief.

For purple mountains majesty;

Fighting against the hierarchy of the male by creating a new hierarchy of women.
Fighting against racism by becoming the racist.
Fighting against fascism by becoming the fascist.
Fighting for a world without god by creating the new god of self.

Above the fruited plain!

Fighting against colonization by becoming the new colonizer.
Fighting against the theft of land by stealing another’s land.
Fighting against terrorism by becoming the terrorist.
Fighting systematic policies by creating new systematic evils.

America!! America!!
God shed his grace on thee;

Fighting to topple a statue only to create new images out of stone.
Fighting for political correctness by becoming politically incorrect.
Fighting against fringe groups by cultivating the very environment that births extremism.
Fighting for tolerance by becoming intolerant.
Fighting to expose the ills while becoming the disease.

Mercy…

My hometown

I remember it well, standing in the church listening to Jesse Jackson speak about unity and the kkk.
We sat and prepared ourselves to take a stand against the klan, you could hear them outside, waiting for us to come out and walk to the town hall.
After being told how to handle everything the doors to the church opened and we made our way down the steps.
The klan was there, microphone and speaker standing unified, yelling things I won’t repeat on this post.
We walked by them, never spoke, never blinked, never uttered a word. We made our way to the town hall to peaceful stand.
I vividly remember growing up with the klan ever present in my town. I lived very close to the down town area and would run down the street to the record store but would always slow down nearing the corner, the klan would be there standing and handing out pamphlets trying to get ppl to join.
I remember how they made me feel, scared. Always being instructed by my parents and grandmother to never take anything from them. I would say no but they would insist, I would get far enough away and fling it.
I remember holding my grandmothers hand walking to jimmy’s near the railroad station, the klan was there and she told me, “don’t flinch, don’t look at them and don’t entertain demons. Just walk right through them.”
My grandmother would be proud of the progress made in this town.
The klan was a fixture here, I would watch them drive those big black Cadillacs into the cemetery for what I don’t know.
I remember how they would gather in groups up town and downtown, I remember the skin heads being around.
I remember Jesse Jackson coming back to help us again, I remember the heightened emotions this time, the words of disgust being spoken to them, one persons even pulled the hood off of a klan memeber.
I remember Matthew Hale coming and speaking.
I remember all of this well. I know the reputation of this town, I know what people say but I would hope people would take into account the battle that went on to break away from them, push them out of this town.
People may tell you that there hasn’t been much of this in the past but there has been and I tell you that to also say that we have truly come far.
People may tell you that there is still open kkk meetings but in all honesty I haven’t seen or heard of any.
People have spoken about burning Wallingford down, I would hope people would take a moment to understand the fight that went on to push the klan out, to bring in more diversity, to stand against racism, and to progress as a town. Is there still racism in this town, yes.
I remember the growing up with the klan in this town and I remember the battle that went on to push them out and silence their open meetings.
There are some good people here that have fought agansit the klan and helped Wallingford to progress.
Many have stood against the klan in this town, there was no hashtags, or live feeds just people standing for the rights of others to live without fear.

My thoughts

As posted on Facebook.

Sorry for the long read.
I’m gonna put some thoughts out there, appreciated or not.
I’ve remained fairly quiet about all of this simply because my view is skewed based on my job and time hasn’t allowed it.
I’ve had a few days, read through several different articles and postings.
These are my thoughts:
Is the virus real? Yes. Is the virus deadly? Yes, compromised immune systems, and the elderly seem to most at risk. I see several posts that say, “the elderly don’t mind dying to save the economy(I find this repulsive).” “Let the healthy, young work, we need paychecks, the rest of you can stay home so we can keep the economy going” okay but, many elderly still need to work, many compromised still need to work, both are in need of paychecks but that would require most to wear masks which many refuse to do, so what do you do? Let them lose everything? Let them go without food? Aren’t these the very things you don’t want to go without? why should they.
You say things such as “don’t infringe on my rights” while you infringe on the rights of others.
Have certain state officials over stepped? Yes.
Have states over planned? Yes. If they under planned wouldn’t that mean they’re trying to kill us all? So they over plan and it’s a hoax?
You see healthcare staff dancing, that means it’s fake? If you had any idea what this has done to some healthcare staff you may understand better. Post criticizing healthcare staff has lead to the public lashing out(in some areas), claiming that healthcare workers are fake and being paid by “soros” to take care of covid19 patients that are actors and actresses. There was an incident in my local Walmart that lead to the cops being called to safely escort 2 healthcare workers out and walked to their cars. This is okay? Must be it’s all an act anyways.
There are some receiving unemployment +600 and are making more on unemployment than working, some are making more than those still employed. Some unemployed have refused payments from their place of work because unemployment pays more per week. Some are making less and truly struggling but all the right sees is one side and all the left sees is one side, there’s two realities here. Some are taking advantage of the system while others are truly struggling to make ends meet. There are employees trying to get fired because they know they’ll make more on unemployment.
We are so completely polarized that it’s either all or nothing.
It’s either a real virus or it’s fake.
The ironic thing is most claiming this is fake know someone who passed from it.
So let’s end with this, I see posts that say “every death is because of covid19, even a car accident is because of the virus.” If someone catches the virus and passed as a result, they have simply died from it. If someone has an underline condition and has the virus and pass from it, yes it’s because of the virus, the patient would be alive otherwise.
Is their dirty politics involved, yes but we as a people can do better for one another.
Not once have I ever said “stay home, wear a mask” and so on. Do as you will but be cautious for the elderly persons that still need a paycheck to put food on the table and please don’t expect them to be the worldly sacrifice for a system that doesn’t give a shit about them or you. You think an elderly politician would be sacrificed for the system, no. Be cautious of the compromised because they also need to put food on the table and probably have more medical expenses then you or I do.
You can’t demand your rights be all that matters when that means others have to sacrifice there rights for yours. You can’t say don’t tread on me if your treading on someone elses.
Why am I saying this, because after my last post I received an inbox alluding to the fact that I was a fake healthcare worker being paid by George soros.
I am not a fake healthcare worker being paid by soros.
Let me state this for the record, I do want people back to work, the elderly and compromised included. I would hate to small businesses close up leaving us with corporations.

Will be back soon

Sorry for my lack of posts. I’ve been working a covid19 unit and have been pretty busy. I’m grateful for my crew. I will say this about covid19, this is a very real virus. When I have time I watch both the left and right use this virus for themselves, both sides are trying so hard to disprove the other, trying to make a name for themselves by being the first to point out a falsehood. Both sides are doing exactly what they accuse the other side of. Please remember there are people recovering, there are those who require more intensive care and there those who will have this virus self resolve itself. I will be writing periodically as my hours will be much longer this week. I wish you all the best stay rational, and stay well! Much love and respect to all of you!

Take a moment

One thing I’ve learned about fear;
Fear creates a response/reaction similar to its own seed.
Fear will cause
Flight.
Paralysis = non reaction or denial to an extreme.
Fight.
You can look back months from now and realize you’ve reacted solely out fear without rational thought and now your regretful for
behaviors,
judgments,
not conversing with someone,
leaving someone alone to long,
failing to take steps that put you in the direction of you want.
I could go on but you get the point.
Fear now in this moment can cause you to feel your life is worth more than another’s life but what makes a life more valuable are any of really that much more important than the other.
The hand apart from the arm can’t function.
The housekeeper scrubbing tirelessly to keep disinfect a hospital, the check clerks and the grocery store ringing you out, the ppl who stock the shelves.
Point is fear can lead us to places of superiority but none of us can survive without the other(not well anyways). The CEO of a hospital, board members who place themselves in comfortable positions, very few will take the floors and care for those affected. These upper tiers of management wouldn’t have much If those on the frontlines weren’t their to care for others well, despite age, color, nationality, gender, beliefs or deeds. No matter how contagious someone is the ones on the top tiers will not be taking care of you, filling your baskets, sticking your shelves, delivering your food or disinfecting your walls. The most this top tier will do is demand more output from their staff, more multitasking, working harder without bonuses, without pats on the back, without raises, without thank you’s.
In ending don’t let fear cause you to mistreat someone. Treat those around you the way you’d like to be treated. What would you want someone to do for you?
Walk through your day rationally, kindly, patiently and try to understand the cashier checking you out has probably been standing at that cash register for hours, tired and just has afraid as you. The nurse, the doctor, the nurses aide is probably exhausted and is nervous about new admissions coming in, and will be pulling long hours, take a moment to just understand.
Take a moment today to breathe and reflect.