A Persistent Infection …

There is a persistent infection that keeps going in the United States. This isn’t one that seems to want to go away anytime soon. It started in the 1860’s and as we saw in Charlottesville Virginia. This country has been infected with something called ‘White Supremacy’ that makes no sense to me and others.

It seems to be like a drug that some of the people have gotten addicted to. It started with a small group and got more people infected with it.

This is a history lesson that we need to go over again. The pain is what I feel when I hear about the stuff that has been going on. I will not put up with people trying to say that this country needs to be one way only. I am not able to keep my feelings inside on this one.

This is a history lesson only!

To start with when the United States had its Civil War, it was over among things slavery. The reasons for the Civil War was: Industry vs. Farming, States’ Rights, Expansion, Slavery, Bleeding Kansas, Abraham Lincoln, and Secession. (1)

When the Civil War was over and the South had rejoined the Union, there were a series of problems that had happened. One of them was that the African Americans were no longer able to be owned as a piece of property better known as slaves. The South was placed under military rule. Slavery ended with the 13th amendment (2)

There was also something called Black Codes that were put into place to keep the former slaves in line. The ‘Black Codes’ would do things like force the African Americans that were freed to be forced into signing a yearly labor contracts. These were to keep the workforce in the South the same as before the Civil War. If they refused they could have been arrested and forced into unpaid labor. The Black Codes took the voice away from the African Americans. (3)


The first of the American Homegrown Terror Groups started during this time. In 1866 the KKK was founded. By the time of 1870 they had spread to almost every state in the Southern Union. The Congress passed legislation designed to curb the Klan terrorism in the 1870’s. When the 20th century started they came back. They started burning crosses and staging rallies, parades and marches denouncing immigrants, Catholics, Jews, blacks and organized labor. The civil rights movement of the 1960s also saw a surge of Ku Klux Klan activity, including bombings of black schools and churches and violence against black and white activists in the South. (4)


The ‘Whites Only’ movement got a boost in the 1930’s. When Germany had sent people over and they started to do ‘German Based’ groups. These were to promote the Nazi way of thinking. There were groups like the ‘German American Bund’ in 1936. The Bund was run by Fritz Kuhn. They ran the youth camps like the ones in Germany. (5) There were American Nazi Summer camps as well.

As the Civil Rights movement was underway they tried to stop this country from moving forward. When they failed they got rid of the white sheets and went to basic battle dress. Over the years they keep bringing up their ugly head.

Now they are showing up again and it is getting out of control. They are killing the innocent because beliefs are different than what the hate groups want.

Being white is no different than being of any other color or religion. The fact that people have white skin is due to the human ability to adapt to the colder weather. When they came up from Africa, there was a vitamin D deficiency so those with the lighter skin could get more vitamin D through their skin. That is the only difference. Trying to say that the White People are special is a crock of shit!!!!


 

 

 

Suggested Reading:

http://www.ducksters.com/history/civil_war/causes_of_the_civil_war.php

http://www.socialstudieshelp.com/USRA_Civ_War_Effects.htm

http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/black-codes

http://www.history.com/topics/ku-klux-klan

http://gizmodo.com/how-american-nazis-used-summer-camps-to-indoctrinate-th-1743267747

https://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10005684

 

 

 

 

References:

1} http://www.ducksters.com/history/civil_war/causes_of_the_civil_war.php

2} http://www.socialstudieshelp.com/USRA_Civ_War_Effects.htm

3} http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/black-codes

4} http://www.history.com/topics/ku-klux-klan

5} https://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10005684

The truth about religion

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I know that a lot of people are going to say that this is a topic that I should avoid but the fact is that there is some severe misconceptions that need to be looked into.

First off the fact that one of the oldest known cases of the belief in one god that is documented is Egyptian. Amenhotep the 3’s son was a pharaoh known as Akhenaten. Akhenaten was married to Nefertiti and their belief was in one god ‘The Aten’. They lived before the time of Ramses II. The Aten is the sun disk. They got rid of the old gods and said that the Aten was the one true god.

When they passed away, their son Tutankhamen became the pharaoh and under pressure of his advisors went back to the old gods. Ramses II was the one that said Akhenaten was a heretic.

Ramses II was the adopted…

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The True American Language

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Did you know that America has no official language?

When the country was created there was no official language created. America was created to be a melting pot. We were rebels at the start when we chose to go against the British Government and become our own country. We now see people that are trying to say that marriage is one man and one woman. Why is that? What makes it wrong for two women to want to be together? What makes the difference between a man and a woman and two women on raising a child? Honestly I think that the women may honestly do a better job. Not because I am a female, but the women that I know seems to show that women have more compassion and caring than men do.

How often do you hear of men doing things that seem to make your skin crawl?…

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What Makes a Hero?

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What makes a person a hero? Do they have to be a person with super powers? No.

A person can be a hero by doing their daily life. Look at some of our people in the world today. Who would you consider? The President? He is one for more than one reason. He not only runs the US, he is a father. Being a father is harder than being a corporate officer.

What about the soldiers in the military? Whether you like them or not, they are heroes in their own way. Those are the people who are willing to put their lives on the line for a country that they believe in. The color of their skin doesn’t matter, it is what is in their heart that does.

I was reading an article on CNN and it was about Donald Trump saying that Senator McCain isn’t a ‘war hero’…

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What is the difference …

When I ask the question of what is the difference you may wonder what I am talking about. The fact is that what one person’s idea of not a lot of money is far too much for someone else to handle. It is like pain; one person may see it one way and another person may see it in a different way.

I love using Twitter to find the odd random things out. I get to talk with people like Ken Shamrock and feel like they care. Some of the people who follow me are there due to the blogs that I do and others like the information that I put out. There are those that seem to like to do other things and it bothers me. I want to be able to let people know my voice and my feelings but when they don’t understand some things that I go through then it bothers me.

I try not to bitch about it and try not to complain because it does no good. It makes me sad that there are people who have money and don’t seem to know how it can hurt others when they talk about the cost of somethings. I would love to put my ‘challenges’ behind me and have the money to take care of my family the way that I want but the ‘challenges’ are just that something that I must deal with.

I have been trying to get things going better for my family. We sell stuff on eBay (thesagas) and a Go Fund Me project (https://www.gofundme.com/2o5pvw4 ) trying to manage until I can get the VA to help with the ‘challenges’ that Ft. McClellan caused. My husband lost his SSI when I was working and so we must fight for that as well.

I have heard people tell me that the pain I deal with is all in my head and believe me it isn’t. Pain is something that people deal with differently. Everyone knows what a broken bone feels like. That is what is called ‘acute’ pain, but there is a different type and that is ‘chronic’ pain. Chronic pain is the type that never seems to go away. There are two types of it. Simple and complex. The simple chronic pain is one that about 90% of the people who have chronic pain have. The other 10% are the ones that have the complex chronic. We of the complex chronic pain group have more than one trigger and it causes far too much fun (NOT)!



“You’re Fired!” … Who would you say that to?

This is one of those that I would love to be able to do. Now this is going to get into politics so be advised now.


If I had the power to do this to anyone and replace them with someone that I felt had the ability to do a better job than they would, I would do it. The thing is that I have high standards on some of the jobs and there are several who would be turning their noses a bright shade of brown, trying to keep their jobs. (Butt kissing 101 has begun)

The first one would be Donald Trump! Point blank. Point Simple! The reason is this, he has no experience the real world! He was born with a silver spoon in his mouth and never has wanted anything. He has never done time in the military, (military school is different than the military), he has never had to worry about where his next meal will come from, never been homeless and never had to deal with the real challenges of life.


Let’s go deeper into the reason why Donald Trump would hear those words from me: When he took office in the White House it was 20 January 2017. In the last 6 months, what has he done:

  • Golf Rounds: 661
  • Times on his Golf Courses: 43 (1)
  • Tweets sent: As of 20 July 2017 over 1000 (2)
  • Topics of Tweets: You can go to http://www.trumptwitterarchive.com/ and look for yourself (3)
  • Bills sent to Congress: 40 – most have been to dismantle President Obama’s legacy. (4)

So, what we need to do is the same thing that Trump has done more than once. Tell him those words that have become famous on his shows and others as well and that is “You’re Fired!” This is done through impeachment so let’s get on the phones, email our congress people and senators and tell them that they need to get impeach him. He is doing more damage than good. The longer he goes on in office the more damage is done.

If we look at the behavior that is being shown by Trump and those in the White House you should notice that there is a stability issue with Trump’s behavior. I am not a mental health specialist but I can see what he and the others are saying and putting on display.

According to an article done by CNN “Dozens of mental health professionals signed on to a letter in February that said Trump’s “speech and actions demonstrate an inability to tolerate views different from his own, leading to rage reactions,” and show “a profound inability to empathize.” (5) The letter was put in the New York Times in February (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/13/opinion/mental-health-professionals-warn-about-trump.html?_r=1 ) and there were 33 other mental health workers aside from the two that wrote it signing the document! (6)

How many people have been ‘thrown under the bus’ by Trump since he took office? How many were fired because they didn’t do as he asked? There is Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, Former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara, Former FBI Director James Comey, Former Communications Director Mike Dubke, Former Press Secretary Sean Spicer, and Former White House Chief of Staff Reince Preibus. In addition to firing or forcing people out of his administration, others have also quit or been reassigned. These people are: Deputy National Security Adviser K.T. McFarland (reassigned), U.S. Census Bureau Director John Thompson (resigned), Office of Government Ethics Director Walter Shaub (resigned), and Deputy Chief of Staff Katie Walsh (resigned). (7)

  • Is this the type of person that we want running this country? Someone who fires or gets people to resign due to a difference of opinion? Someone who spends more time golfing than doing the job that they were hired to do?
  • When is enough, enough? What does it take before people wake up?



 

1} https://thegolfnewsnet.com/golfnewsnetteam/2017/07/30/how-many-times-president-donald-trump-played-golf-in-office-103836/

2} http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/342979-trump-sent-over-a-thousand-tweets-in-first-six-months-as-president

3} http://www.trumptwitterarchive.com/

4} http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/29/politics/president-trump-legislation/index.html

5} http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/26/health/mental-health-association-debate-trump/index.html

6} https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/13/opinion/mental-health-professionals-warn-about-trump.html?_r=1

7} https://www.romper.com/p/heres-everyone-trump-has-fired-in-his-first-6-months-in-office-73423