Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
MONUMENTS THAT SPEAK
monuments are the faces of Southern relatives who continue to support the whip
cracking, the raping of African American women, the hanging and castrating of
African American men, and the burning of African American homes. These faces
support a White Power government, the Confederacy that was built on hatred,
bigotry, prejudice and injustice. I am a
product of that government, and I recognize the social flaws that continue to
haunt the American nation, but I have moved on to a better location.
have heard your remarks of anger when I have written examples of your discrimination, and I have seen your replies of hate against anti-Confederate
Op-Ed’s. I am ashamed to admit that the same type of blood flows through my
veins, but the blood that flows through me has gone though a purification
process called, “ALL PEOPLE ARE CREATED EQUAL.” It may not have changed the
color, but it has changed the content of the character.
have been quick to talk about the burning of the American flag and of course,
we all know that is wrong. But the greater wrong is to ignore the thousands of
service men and women who gave their lives to give you the right to wave your
Confederate and Nazi flags. The freedoms those flags represent are not even one
tenth of the freedoms represented by waving the Red, White, and Blue. Only by
your birthright have you been allowed to live in a free democratic society, and
now you see that society through the naive lens of selfishness and would rather
destroy it than share it.
power of the American government has always been in the hands of the white man,
simply known as White Supremacists. The election of an African American
President placed an awakening fear that the white man was loosing control. Thus
the bells started ringing and White
continue fighting the Civil War is the most destructive element to a peaceful
are sins and the results are evident, but the sin of all sins is the inability
to learn from the original sin. The enslavement of humans was
seems strange that some Americans cherish living in conflict. If
Saturday, July 4, 2020
SLEEP TIGHT WITH PLEASANT DREAMS
would have been nice if we could have realized how significant our teenage
years were. If we could have attained the knowledge of just how fast youth passes,
we would have cherished every moment of those years with greater appreciation.
If we could have put “time in a bottle” as the writer of the songs says, and preserved
it, and opened the bottle in later years, what a great time growing old would have
been. But the only way those times can
be preserved is in our dreams. The Bible tells us that, “old men shall dream dreams.” And this is what it means; in our dreams
we can relive those precious days of youth.
in our retirement we are living in a peaceful and secure environment our dreams
will reflex those wonderful times of childhood. It is true we may have an
occasional bad dream, but by far deep sleep and beautiful dreams fill our
senior nights. For us who have had to struggle for our identity, great joy
waits at the “End of the Trail,” and with a series of pleasant dreams all those
struggles are made worth while.
was nothing easy about being a gay teenager in the Southern Bible Belt. Even today the threads of discrimination
pull heavy at my heart, and I have to take precautions to maintain a level
head. I have faced discrimination, and I don’t like it! And I don’t like those
who discriminate. I must admit that in recent days there have been a series of
occurrences that have upset those nights of adorable dreams.
have written much about Donald Trump, and I have made many of my friends and
family members angry. But I feel strongly about this, and with every fiber of
my being I believe that Donald Trump is corrupt and if unchecked he will
way this man has taken control of the Republican Party and the evangelical
Christian Church has been abhorrent to me. And I have difficulty convincing
myself that I am wrong. Everyday Donald Trump adds fuel to the belief that I am
have seen Donald Trump make fun of a handicapped reporter. We have heard him
make disrespectful remarks about women. We have seen copies of the checks he used
to pay porn stars for sex.
heard him make the statement, “Russia if you are listening,” and “There are fine
people on both sides,” and we’ve seen him clap and smile
when the audience shouted, “Lock her up.” We know this is not the correct
approach for an opponent in a democracy.
sided with Putin at
fired the Director of the FBI and other members of the Justice Department who
were investigating him. He fired the people who told the truth about him at the
Impeachment Proceedings. 98% of his
cabinet members have been involved in corrupt schemes for personal benefit.
told Americans and the world that
has spent millions of taxpayer’s dollars hiring lawyers to prevent public
inspection of his income tax returns and his business records. He has reduced
the sentences of his buddies in crime, and has pardoned other friends who were convicted
refused to take the advice of the scientists and doctors, and as a result, he has
totally mishandled the Corvid-19 pandemic. His advice was to inject
disinfectants to kill the Corvid-19 virus. He has made wearing a mask a
political issue. He said, “If we didn’t have testing we wouldn’t have cases.”
Now he has cut funds for Corvid-19 testing. As the result,
is safe to say that those people who have worked close with Donald Trump and
were fired and who wrote a book, describe him as a totally incompetent, draft
dodging liar, who should never have been elected the president of the USA. Hundreds
of professionals are now saying,
Now back to the issue of sleeping; I have made the decision that I will not allow any person or anything to disrupt my peaceful life and beautiful dreams. To my relatives and friends, who are Trump supporters, if he wins in November in a fair election, I will not shed tears on my pillow, but for now I will do everything I can to see that he is defeated. However, from now until then, be assured I will sleep tight with pleasant dreams.