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COLORED PEOPLE

COLORED PEOPLE:

The STRIPES of Healing

Founding Statement:

This biweekly newsletter will seek to explain the pain and suffering mainly people of color endure through no fault of their own.  The dehumanizing excuses our people always seem to elicit from people in power that make our Christian Brothers and Sisters accept their reasoning as if it was uttered by the Almighty.  Lastly what I see with my own eyes begs the question from my conscience.  “Are we loving or can we really love our neighbor as ourselves”.

Issue 11:  Consciousness of Guilt

Perception is an alarming trait in humankind.  It allows those in possession of it a clearer picture of the good or the evil that approaches.  It can warn of dire consequences if the latter choice of evil is chosen and pursued.  Once a choice is made by man (this gender specific word is appropriate for what I will prove next) and imbedded in the psychology of a cause, foundation or church; then the effects cannot be easily dispelled by better men at a latter time in the future.

Take for instance the so called ‘Church of God’ in all its’ manifestations in America.  I’m reading this book now called WHITE TOO LONG by Robert P. Jones.  In it he states that the “Southern Baptist Convention separated from the membership they maintained in the governing convention of the church when they were told that slaveholders could not be messengers of God.”  I’m paraphrasing here, but in essence the ‘Church of Order’ at the time told them they were not welcomed.  Hence the new ‘Church’ was born and on the rock of man’s law any and everything man says is God’s law.

Before I go any further, I want to reminisce about growing up in Alabama and feeling the wind blow and the smell of old wood seeping into the air of all the churches I attended.  The effect of all the preaching of God’s word and the songs of joy and happiness combined to produce more than good feelings.  It produced a euphoric sense of hope, and I knew all was right in the world.  Of course as I aged I began to notice discrepancies in the way my family was treated by people that didn’t look like me.  White people that is.  Their looks, quick movements and dare I say distance they kept from us was hard to ignore.

Maybe that’s when that trait of perception began to draw growth from my internal energy.  Why did white people behave so differently around us?  My father drove by the most astonishing ‘grandiose’ churches I’ve ever laid eyes upon in my life.  I mean the cross in front of some of them probably weighed more than some of the Black one room churches I attended.  Enough of that though, the behavior of my White Christian neighbors didn’t seem right to me.  Something just felt off like the ‘polarity’ of a Black Church was in opposition to a White Church.  Yes it seemed like there were two ‘Gods’ where one set of people followed the Holy Bible, and one set of people followed their own ‘God’ set up to align with their beliefs and values.  If you’re confused I’ll help you out.  Black folks followed the Holy Bible.

Now before everyone that’s reading this get too upset; I’ll strengthen my argument with Scripture from the Authorized King James version.  Acts 18:12, And when Gallio was the deputy of Achaia, the Jews made ‘insurrection’ with one accord against Paul, and brought him to the judgment seat. 13, Saying, This fellow persuadeth men to worship God contrary to the ‘law’. Anyway to make a long story short.  Gallio told them if they were concerned with Paul following God’s law or their (man’s) law to ‘git the F__ out of my court and see to your own stupidity of contradiction’.

Which leads me to paraphrase more scripture.  When you build your church upon an idea like God built his upon a rock and Hell would never breach it.  The same goes for what the White man built his ‘Church’ upon.  In this instance was slavery, so the gates of Hell did prevail against it until this day and forever!  Why do you think that so many members of these ‘White Churches’ didn’t stand with God?  It’s over 150 years since the White Church was formed of evil.  What makes you think that foundation will ever crack?  These ‘Churches’ will never realize they have to disband and form a new ‘Church’ altogether if they ever wish to destroy that  DEMON they birthed over a century ago!

Everyone please don’t be surprised that White people don’t stand against the evil they clearly see in their churches, in their politicians, and their courts.  Maybe it wasn’t given to Martin Luther King Jr. to understand why the ‘White Church’ made the choice to stand with evil in contradiction of all that Jesus the son of God gave his life for.  Maybe my perception was fed to one day clearly see the turning away of Christian eyes from the wrongs committed against people of color.  The members of ‘White Churches’ believed it is okay to sic a dog on a little girl running away with a broken leg and fire hoses on people as ‘justified’ according to their own ‘Church’ doctrine.

Now this is for everyone else that still lacks the perception to see that the ‘Church’ as it is ordered today ‘Is Not Founded in God’!  Stop giving them the benefit of the doubt because they say they are when the record reflects a charter of lies and cruelty.  All those Republican politicians that hold Bibles upside down and spew this hatred against human beings just struggling for a taste of peace and freedom are not after God’s own heart.  Stop.  Just Stop.  They should be ushered out of court just like Gallio told those ignorant Jews coming in there trying to waste his time.  Yes, it is okay to call out anybody in the wrong.  That is not hating an entire race of people.  People of all color, race and walks of life from rich to poor can be wrong.  There is nothing wrong with calling them out when they are.

Let me finish by saying that the United States Supreme Court will not get a pass from me.  They say their deliberative process is comprised of the law with guidance of a higher power.  Well if they’re members of the ‘White Church’ I have zero faith they will judge anything faithfully accordingly as the word that sayeth, ‘There is only one that is good, the Father of Lights’.  More to come.

POLITICAL THEATER

POLITICAL THEATER

This digital periodical will question the ridiculous nature of those in power constantly trying to convince us they have our best interests at heart.  Thinking the worse about those you govern won’t endear them to you.  Until you’re beholden to everybody I will call your 3rd grade attempts to make us believe helping the rich isn’t welfare but helping the poor in any way is welfare or an entitlement state to be fought against at all costs.  Calling you on it will be my honor…

“I cannot accept our economy, or basically our society, moving towards an entitlement 

mentality.” Senator Joe Manchin.

Keep that quote in mind for me as I explain why that old trope is still in play that those with ‘eyes that cannot see afar off and ears that cannot hear’.  My story began in the projects of Tom Browne Village in the community of Avondale in Birmingham, Alabama.  I’ve heard those words spoken in various forms for many years about the aspirations, motivations and desires of the poor.  That the poor doesn’t possess or place those pocket rockets near their heart to use them to accomplish things in their lives.

When I understood that my father couldn’t give me the desires of mine heart; I nurtured an inferno in my heart to explode at the moment I was free to make my own way in this world.  Constant hunger, fatigue, malnutrition were not going to plague me much longer because now I am in control of my life.  This is what people who may have started out in life with modest means, but the acquisition of power and money has ‘sprung up’ around their humble beginnings and choked it out.  Must be nice to peer down at people from the top.  ‘Maybe he should get closer to the people for a better look?’

I know what it’s like to be ‘flapping wildly on a clothesline like a shirt with holes no longer possible to sew together on a windy day’.  Those holes, metaphorically speaking, can’t be mended anymore so a new shirt must be acquired.  There was no way I could make my way through life the same as my father, so I had to chart a different course than he chose.  Now back to the Senator’s trifling, asinine and presumptive assessment of making the way clearer of a few obstacles to success which he obviously has lost all faith in humanity with such an insulting conclusion.

Where I began in life is how I am perceived, and this is by the people we’ve elected to govern us?  My advice to President Biden if he would listen to a citizen that grew up in adject poverty is to stick to the numbers he already negotiated down. If 3.5 trillion is too much then I would ask the good Senators to come up with a way to propel this nation forward.  Ask them how the climate crisis will be solved?  Ask them how we’re going to educate the next generation of our citizens to replace those retirees?  Ask them how we’re going to maintain our food supply if every acre of ground is on fire?  Ask them where will all the cures for the afflicted will appear if we don’t invest in human infrastructure?  

Ask them why their lack of a vision demands the country follow them and perish?  President Biden should remain firm in the numbers he has already lowered (I say he should have stuck with 6 Trillion) and have those holdouts come to him with achievable solutions if they chose to remain intransigent.  ‘Entitlement’?  I’m glad Senator Manchin thinks highly of the citizens he confesses to represent.  Maybe he needs to sleep in the projects with roaches constantly jockeying for the crumbs falling from a hand me down table while sitting in a creaky chair?  

Forgotten where most everybody else came from have we?

P. S.  Oh, I haven’t forgotten the United States Supreme Court.  You’re not political?  How else would you want the country to interpret the Texas abortion ruling?  Before you say it the U. S. Constitution isn’t and never was a righteous document.  Never was it equal to the Holy Bible so get over yourselves.  I frankly don’t know what higher moral authority your ruling resemble, or more appropriate wording you’ll understand ‘bear semblance to’.

POLITICAL ASSIST

POLITICAL ASSIST

I thought this digital periodical should be the opposite of the ‘political theater’ version gracing my website.  The focus here will be what America can accomplish with a political system pushing her to do better on behalf of all her citizens.  In that spirit I will make this version an upbeat idea filled publication for the ages…

Now to the scolding which I try to keep at a minimum.  This is President Biden’s economic plan.  It is not Senators Joe Manchin’s or Kyrsten Sinema’s economic plan.  Here we go again with one or two people trying to decide what’s going to happen for the leader at the top.  Do us all a favor Senators.  When you’re the President of the United States and can sign legislation into law then you can decide what can or cannot happen.  Until then let us see what you two are holding up, or better yet what’s possible.

We have an interstate highway system.  How come we don’t have an Interstate Water 

System?  Face it with the droughts happening more frequently and existing water systems not even close to doing the job.  We need to think big.  I heard once that Israel desalinates most of their water supply.  Our crops and the food supply will not last without an adequate water supply.  Other nations are already suffering in our hemisphere.

I heard there are many ships waiting to be off loaded on each coast.  Why don’t we have the Commerce Department working closely with our businesses?  Why?  Because we believe a political ideology that says government should stay out of the business sector?  Small government seems to be flat footed, or I may be drawing the wrong conclusion.  Take gun.  Shoot self in foot (metaphorically please).

Transportation.  Why do we still have to wait for a call from our loved ones traveling across our country or around the world?  Why is there not a system that immediately tells us when an airplane, train, ship, bus, or ship arrives?  For that, why isn’t there a video recorder/feed inside these forms of transportation that allows family to keep tabs on their loved ones?  Instead of everybody piling on Facebook or Twitter about the foolishness that abounds on their platforms.  How about using these mediums like a ‘Face alert’ or a ‘Tweet alert’ about something good happening in the neighborhoods of their users.

Infrastructure.  Where do I start?  I can’t recall the number of times I’ve been stuck behind a pile up or a road under construction.  Navigation systems?  I have to grade them a D-.  What are we waiting on in the halls of Congress?  Am I the only one aware besides the Biden Administration and those members of Congress that see the need is urgent and the lead time to construct new roads, bridges, airports, railways takes years if not decades?  Stop acting like you’re the one at the top.  If your name is not President Biden, then get on board and propel this country forward.  Time’s a wasting!

Sorry about this, but I have to address ‘Critical Race Theory’ and the ignorant reactions to it.  First for all the white people that obviously received and ‘F’ in American History, or it was an elective, and they chose a course in ‘righteous indignation’ containing very little about righteousness.  Let’s see that ‘righteous’ document the U. S. Constitution contained language describing a Black human being as three fifths a white human being.  Black people being enslaved. Black people killed for no other reason than for ‘shits and giggles’.  

Oh, I got one.  Black peoples’ wages withheld for over two hundred years.  Boy, I would like to see that dollar figure!  A Civil War was fought to get past at least the slavery part of American history.  Black water fountain versus a white water fountain.  Black people sit at the back of the bus.  Poll taxes.  Guessing how many jellybeans in a jar.  Segregation, oh that one is making a comeback.  Redlining is the practice of restricting areas of a city to keep housing in that area  exclusively white.  Discrimination on the basis of race, religion, sex.  Oh my gosh this is ridiculous.  

Can a ‘God’ fearing Christian truly say with a straight face that ‘training up a child in the way he should go and when he gets old he will not depart from it’.  Newsflash.  Bringing someone up in the shadow of evil doesn’t make that scripture a lie.  Good or Evil works both ways or to the unlearned both instances are true.  So white women, stop getting up in front of school board meetings and embarrassing yourselves.  Yeah, like it or not this time of racial reckoning in America is ordained.  It will not pass until the truth is fully laid out for all to see.  Wipe those crocodile tears off your face cause you look stupid.

We need business and governments at all levels to work to unleash America.  All this stupid gamesmanship about the debt or the debt ceiling when it’s not even the Republicans or the Democrats money they’re playing with.  It’s America’s money.  If the Republicans want to play games with America’s future send their butts home and stop electing them to Federal, State or any office!

Oh my God.  We could have a 50, 60 or 70 trillion gross domestic product if we bring to bear all elements of our country.  I mean all of it.  Every citizen or noncitizen being valued and supported by every good and precious means available to help America break through!  Oh, and the signs should read ‘STOP THE STUPIDITY’.

MOTHER Se’MAY SAYER: THE ARC OF TIME: SEASON II

Mother Se’May Sayer:  The ARC of Time

Season Two:  Episode Five:  This Stop is ‘BAD’

Part Two:  Engulfed

Prologue:

(Oftentimes I would wonder how to start a discussion.  What words I should use that would immediately take me to the desired road where at the end lies my destination.  How do I do this with the utmost dispatch as time is a fleeting commodity in an uncertain world?  Businesses don’t just spring to life with every necessity in toe.  Businesses start with an idea and that’s where the ‘creator’ must put a hook into it to secure it before drawing it out of the energy of conception.  The difference with this form of life is it won’t be enclosed in a womb.  Once this idea has erupted from the mind that spawned it, it must be continuously connected to its’ creator.  How you say?  It can only be fed; energy diverts by its’ creator. 

Business just like any worthwhile endeavor must be explored, pulled and pushed toward a visible object in reality.  From that birth it still needs nourishment.  Mother Sayer knows she is deep into the metaphysical aspects of why she must consistently feed her business like human beings need food and other necessities to survive and therefore thrive.  Neglect can be just as harmful to a business as it is devastating to a human being.  I can’t be slothful in my business.  Mother would ring those words through her mind as self-care is to her mental health, so it is to the health of her business.  

With that she knows her greatest treasure is her people.  She knows that her people bring new energy that continues to make her company prosper.  Mother knows the value of her people and she pays them accordingly.  Where money doesn’t motivate she uses other tools at her disposal to get the results she needs.  This episode tells the story of O’Woh E. Line pronounced (Oh Wo E. Line) and his climb up the ranks at The ARC Incorporated.).

Tuaole Rilyzah:  Are you ready to speak with O’Woh and his team now Mother?

Mother Sayer:  Give me 10 minutes to write some notes on my meeting with Hekima and her team.

Tuaole Rilyzah:  You still want Hekima Beborne and Oakli Sands in attendance as O’Woh E. Line presents his project?

Mother Sayer:  Yes. (Mother intends to have every project on this floor set in on each briefing to gain some understanding and insight as everybody works for the same team, but the games they’re all playing are completely different.  Mother hopes the leaders are enlightened.).

Tuaole Rilyzah:  Good.  Excuse me while I check in on O’Woh.

Mother Sayer:  Do what you have to do.

——————-1st Interlude——————-

(Tuaole ushers Hekima and Oakli into the office space where O’Woh is currently figuring out how to present what little progress he has made on the Business Acumen and Direction project to Mother Sayer.  Tuaole tries in vain to advise him that it doesn’t matter where you are in the development of your project.  What matters to Mother Sayer is buy in from all your team members.  Does your team believe in the idea and are their contributions welcomed?  That’s all that Mother wants to see at this stage of development.

Don’t try to ‘BS’ her though cause that’s not going to be good for you.  It’s been about 10 minutes and Mother keeps her schedule tight.  Let me go get her.  Remember, just present what you have so far and try not to embellish on it.).

Tuaole Rilyzah:  Mother, I will take you into the heart of O’Woh’s project.  Please follow me.

Mother Sayer: (This is the kind of consistency I like Mother says to herself.  I told her to give me 10 minutes and she was right on her game.  I love it when professionals act on what you tell them without hesitation or doubt.).  Of course.

Tuaole Rilyzah:  O’Woh.  Mother is here.  Please proceed with your presentation.  Excuse me. (Tuaole exits the room and allows the presentation to start.).

O’Woh E. Line:  Mother, my presentation, excuse me, my team’s presentation grew out of a necessity that is all too often missing from the essential ingredients needed to start a business and keep it going.  The reasons why and who’s the one person that believes in the idea no matter the doubt surrounding the venture.

That is the ground where BAD seeks to seed and water.  The nurturing comes from consistent support in philosophical coaching and honest feedback.  

Mother Sayer:  There will be no chance for neglect when a startup is chosen by your team?

O’Woh E. Line:  None.  The requirements for entry into this program will be quite stringent.

Mother Sayer:  How so?

O’Woh E. Line:  Money for one.  Are there enough funds on hand to start and sustain the venture?  Where will the venture draw from talent wise to give it the energy, legitimacy and belief to convince others to join its’ ranks?  Who will be the face of the business?  Are the leaders willing to put in ungodly hours to see to it that it succeeds?

Mother Sayer:  Are you convinced that the merits of this program will fill a vital need in this city?  Around the country?  Maybe even around the world? 

O’Woh E. Line:  Since you brought it up I remember what you pulled me out of.  A straight flush indicating the path my life had taken and it was about to be cut short.  You saw my bluff and called me on it.  If you hadn’t pulled me out of that life of deception and trickery I would be another black man walking the prison pipeline for whatever deed of mine that put me there.

Mother Sayer:  It was not just your potential that persuaded me to take a chance on you.  It was the intensity you gave to your criminal enterprise.  Energy works both ways.  It can be harnessed and applied for good purposes, or it can be harnessed and applied for evil purposes.

O’Woh E. Line:  You gave me this position because the moment I set my mind to something I’m like a dog gnawing on a bone.  I would scheme and plot a con until I find the perfect way to spring it on my mark.

Mother Sayer:  Now as you have had time on the right side of say legitimacy how does it set with your mind?  That’s what I’m asking.  Do you belong here?

O’Woh E. Line:  I don’t accept charity.  I make my own way.  I appreciate the opportunity you’ve provided, but the way I’ve done things always worked for me.

Mother Sayer:  Yes yes of course, but how do you explain taking a temporary position of materials and concept handler to now holding a Project Lead position?

O’Woh E. Line:  You know the status of all the employees of your company as well as you do mine?

Mother Sayer:  A member of your team will fill you in.  Now answer my question.  How did a person of your background move up the ranks so quickly?

O’Woh E. Line:  You made that possible.

Mother Sayer:  O’Woh I don’t run a mom and pop shop.  I run a multi-million dollar company that I will grow beyond the confines of these walls.  I need competent personnel that has life experience in the area I find prone to success.  Hardship.  Suffering.  Growth.  Imagination.  Strength of will.  These are just a few of the character traits I look for in the people I hire.  I then push them to their limits in every way.  I realize you don’t quite understand what that means yet, but you will soon.

O’Woh E. Line:  Results oriented leadership.  I accept the challenge and you know this.  You will not be disappointed.

Mother Sayer:  We shall see.

——————-2nd  Interlude——————-

(Mother continues to listen to O’Woh as he outlines his vision for a successful project.  How many startups the project can handle simultaneously and the personnel who will be devoted to helping each business get off the ground and running. There seems to be some team members hovering around the sidelines and not fully engaged in the presentation.

Mother decides to explore her observation).

Mother Sayer:  O’Woh introduce me to your team members.

O’Woh E. Line:  From the left this is Lumina, Craig, Sharon, Joppa, Miess, and Geesa.

Mother Sayer:  Joppa, is it?  What role do you have in this project and tell me how well you think it will be received in the press?  Is it groundbreaking stuff?

Joppa:  With a few tweaks I think it can make an immediate impact.

Mother Sayer:  How so?

Joppa:  Well I wanted to add a lighter version of the program for those people who have an idea about what business they want to start, but don’t have the certainty of what that business will look like.

Mother Sayer:  Go on.

Joppa:  Say for instance there’s a young woman looking to enter the clothing industry.  She has an idea for her logo.  She has some ideas on what clothes she thinks girls and women could wear to make them look and feel their best, but she is conflicted by moral and spiritual concerns that could make her clothing line look prudish.

Mother Sayer:  This hypothetical designer is concerned about her clothing line being viewed as too sexual?

Joppa:  Yes.  So I would propose a trial run of sorts that targets girls ages 14 to 20.  Produce a line that answers their need for individuality and their need for originality.  Do the test run in one market and gage the support for her brand from there.  If the initial rollout is successful, she could then move to hire women and men from different cultures and design clothes based on their ideas of what they want to look and feel their best wearing.

Mother Sayer:  Impressive.  When I saw you looking away as your leader was talking I thought you weren’t interested or sold on the presentation.  I’m curious thought did you share your thoughts with O’Woh?

Joppa:  I did, and he tabled them for another strategy session each time.

Mother Sayer:  O’Woh, Joppa’s idea sounds like it would add much needed alternative value to the heavy program.  What specific objections do you have about his add on approach? 

O’Woh E. Line:  I asked him to table it for a few weeks that’s all.  I didn’t say it wouldn’t be considered for full inclusion at a later time.

Mother Sayer:  Joppa’s input would be tabled for a few weeks?  Is that the best answer you can give me?

O’Woh E. Line:  He should fall in line with all my staff and follow my lead that’s what I told him.  I would consider his input if it was essential to the launch of this project that’s what I told him.

Mother Sayer: (One thing Mother Sayer does not tolerate is disdain or contempt in your voice against your own people).  Okay.  Here’s what’s happening from this moment forward.  O’Woh you are demoted from project lead.  You are reassigned to ‘ACCOUNTS and ACQUISITIONS’.  Joppa.  You are now project lead.  Please continue with the presentation.

Joppa: (Joppa is stunned). Ah, yes Mother.  Our approach for those people who have the wherewithal to start a business is to cover not the idea but the person as well.  That’s why we would have a Philosopher and a Therapist on staff.  We believe that a business creator must have the strength of will to see the business through every phase of development.  

O’Woh E. Line:  Ms. Sayer, may I say something.

Mother Sayer:  Absolutely, you can speak in defense of how your actions have led to my decision to remove you from this team.

O’Woh E. Line:  You knew I was a grifter when you hired me.  A con artist and a cheat, but also somebody that could introduce you to the ways that these types of people like myself would come at you and your company.

Didn’t you tell me that you got played once by a gangster slash con man and you had to be pulled out of the fire by your father.

Mother Sayer:  That’s true.  What I didn’t tell you as a footnote to that story is I embraced the horrible lesson, and therefor allowed myself to learn from the mistakes.  Meaning that seeing things through one set of lens still didn’t give me the insight I needed to recognize that buffoon of a businessman in that situation.

O’Woh E. Line: (He notices that his former team members are nodding in agreement to what Mother is trying to get him to understand.).  Yeah, I know the situation was bad, but the lesson was necessary.

Mother Sayer:  Right.

O’Woh E. Line:  With me out of the picture who will teach you about con artist now?

Mother Sayer:  Sarah, can you hand me the bag I brought with me?  

Sarah W. Certainty:  Yes Mother.

Mother Sayer: (She searches around in the bag for the right prop appropriate for this moment.  She finds it.  It is a flat three inch figure of a man having several pieces that can be placed back together when separated.).  Here O’Woh, take a look at this figure.  You see that it is whole.  Now I will break it apart.  Tell me in which state of existence is the figure whole?

O’Woh E. Line:  The one that was whole and unbroken.

Mother Sayer:  That is why I removed you from this team.  Both examples I showed you the figure was whole.  Why?  Whether a person is scattered in pieces or presents themselves as whole there are still lessons to be learned that in turn become new parts of their life.  I add to my knowledge and lived experiences by embracing the input and thoughts of intelligent people around me.  I multiply by addition.  In other words I gain knowledge by bringing in people that have in their possession what I need to strengthen myself and my business.

You failed to learn that lesson because you believe otherwise.  Everything you’ve acquired was through deceit and chicanery.  What lasting goodness has it added to who you are that others can admire?

O’Woh E. Line:  I don’t need admiration or approval.  I need people to know I have the goods and trust that by following my lead.

Mother Sayer:  So, it doesn’t matter that they don’t know what you’re doing or what direction you would take the project?  Just do what I say and know that I know how to get it done is that it?

O’Woh E. Line:  Precisely.

——————-3rd Interlude——————-

(Mother no longer feels remorse for removing O’Woh from project lead.  She now recounts a story once told to her by her friend from her college days at UofL.  She takes a few moments to fully line up her presentation for her own benefit because she doubts it will resonate the correct meaning to this man.).

Mother Sayer:  Mr. Victor was his name.  He took the time to relate life and the issues we face in various ways.  He used metaphors and the metaphysical.  One story he laid out for me I find myself reminiscing about quite often.  The lure of evil and let’s not be quaint about it because stealing is evil.  We listen to fairy tales of good hearted men stealing from the rich and giving to the poor as if it’s okay because we characterize the rich as not sharing and it makes it okay to steal from them.

All the while the script is being flipped and you don’t even know it.  Once you have a taste of evil, no matter how someone reasoned to you that stealing from certain people is right; you will begin to be covered by evil.  He said he dipped only his big toe in a pool of evil and before he even realized he was ‘engulfed’.  It was like he couldn’t breathe.  His way of thinking had altered.  No longer did he heed the warnings about doing bad things and how they begin to snowball on you.

He was completely underwater, and he kept saying he only remembered dipping his big toe in evil.  Evil only needs a crease or a slight crack in the surface with just a small chance to push through to infect the host.  Mr. Victor kept saying that he thought he was in a place where light no longer penetrated.  He couldn’t locate anymore which way to go that would lead him out or allow him to breach the surface to forcefully inhale good air.

That’s the way it felt to him.  He almost realized too late that old saying.  “Practicing evil all the while believing you’ll never submit to it is no different than a fool and his money parting ways except what you’ll part with is your very soul.”  By the way, breaching the surface after being under the spell of evil for so long doesn’t guarantee you’ll reach safe harbor to regain your footing, metaphorically of course.

O’Woh, you’ve been under the spell of false reasoning by equating the gain you’ve received under deceitful practices as justification to continue your thievery.  I have offered you safe harbor and it was up to you to breach the surface and seek the light.  That is all I can do.  Report to ACCOUNTS and ACQUISITIONS, or not.

Tuaole Rilyzah: (Tuaole speaks after Mother gives her the signal to usher everybody back to work.).  Okay, Joppa please proceed with the project and in one week I will report to Mother how your team is progressing.

Mother Sayer:  Thank you Tuaole.  Do we have one more presentation to attend today?

Tuaole Rilyzah:  One more.

Mother Sayer:  Yes indeed, one more.

——————-4th Interlude——————-

(Mother returns to the inner sanctum where Tuaole commands all visitors and company personnel before she directs them to their intended destinations.  She returns there because she knows after such a heavy spewing out of negative energy she has to reconcile it with all her aides and senior staff.).

Mother Sayer:  Sarah, you have questions?

Sarah W. Certainty:  That was intense.  What are your thoughts?  Which thought told you where to start first?  How did you remain calm to deliver that message to O’Woh?  How?

Mother Sayer: (Mother chuckles inside.  She recalls that glorious day when her father told her he was picking her up from school because it seemed in his tone of voice that this day would be different.  How he required her to be present without her knowing why when he confronted her uncle about him stealing from her father.  The cascade of answers that flowed and connected to everything that was being discussed across many interactions she had witnessed in her house.

She is excited for Sarah because her understanding shot forward like a catapult, and she is certain Sarah’s will also.).  Slow down Sarah.  I am still perfecting my technique as well, so don’t crown me with glory and honor yet.  Now about O’Woh.  There’s a passage of scripture I use from the Authorized King James version that fits this situation.  Romans 14:22 “Hast  thou faith? have it to thyself before God. Happy is he that condemneth not himself in that thing which he alloweth.”

Sarah W. Certainty:  I get that he is sure of his ability to scurry through the criminal underworld, but why would you try to enlighten somebody that clearly doesn’t consider the opinion or words of caution from anybody?

Mother Sayer:  Exactly!  Two things.  The first one was the scripture I repeated to you and the second is why would I?  I wanted to put on the record that he was told by somebody, so when he is judged by the First Father he won’t have an excuse.

Sarah W. Certainty:  I doubt if he gives a shit, but I’m still curious to hear about your first point.

Mother Sayer:  I listened to a man tell me something about torment.

Sarah W. Certainty:  Mr. Victor?

Mother Sayer:  Good, you’re remembering about the people that inhabit pivotal points in our lives which in this case was mine.  Mr. Victor was sure he could be sexually active and also watch other people have sex and it not affect his spiritual, mental and physical health.

Sarah W. Certainty:  He found out he was wrong.

Mother Sayer:  Yes, but many years had passed while he believed in this imaginary fanciful ability he didn’t possess.  Now to his credit he did many other things correctly.  He accepted fault for his mistakes.  He kept his word to remain faithful in his marriages.  He still helps his grown children financially from time to time.

The thing is though.  When life falls asleep for the last time, there is only one person answering for the name that is called forward.  It is reasonable to be cautious about what this fleshly life has to offer us because it does weight down the spirit which has to answer for it.

Sarah W. Certainty:  O’Woh found success wielding the weapons of deceit, thievery, lies and treachery.  Those behavioral and character traits have an underlying sinister motive that is hidden from the pervader.  Therefore the effects go unnoticed to the user unless that person is capable of self-examination?

Mother Sayer: (Mother smiles broadly inside.  Sarah has paid attention more intensely than I had figured.).  Your understanding is showing remarkable cohesion.  Putting it all together in the places it fits is also crucial.

(Mother looks at Sarah to gage belief in her training and acknowledgement of the distance her daughter must travel.).  Do you believe in a phrase that was paraded across television a number of years ago that went like this?  ‘You are what you eat’.

Sarah W. Certainty:  Vaguely.  You know my parents’ played member and caretaker in the criminal underworld?

Mother Sayer:  I know.  Do you understand what the underlying meaning behind the phrase as I have spoken it to you?

Sarah W. Certainty:  I get the gist of it.  My body can only be as healthy as the food I choose to consume.

Mother Sayer:   Yes, but on an elemental level the right food resupplies the body from the chemical makeup in the food itself.  At the same time the body is preprogrammed to wait in anticipation at an elemental level for the food that would supply its’ needs.  ‘You are what you eat’.

Sarah W. Certainty:  It is the same thing, but on a different existential scale when it pertains to good and evil?

Mother Sayer:  It’s as simple as that.  Mr. Victor, who is a philosopher, teaches from a standpoint of drawing my reasoning out which allows me to come to the knowledge of the truth.  He doesn’t think for anyone.  He only facilitates the environment where learning and growth can take place.

Sarah W. Certainty:  You do the same thing you know.  I can do the same thing.

Mother Sayer:  I’ve come to realize that and not to take your compliment too completely, but I hope to one day disseminate reason, cautions and truth as well as he does.  Now, O’Woh lies in a place where Mr. Victor was once submerged and beguiled.  Listen to my next statement because it’s important.

No one can perform evil deeds, act with malicious or foul intent, lie, cheat and steal because they believe that sometimes these acts are necessary to usher in the greater good.  That is total nonsense!

Sarah W. Certainty:  O’Woh wasn’t going to change anything about himself.  He still believes that what he has become is not harming him.  Why did you hire him then?

Mother Sayer:  I hired him because I believe everyone deserves a chance at goodness.  Mr. Victor often spoke about the joy he felt when he relieved himself of the torment he allowed.  He said, ‘Se’May, I even noticed how my sense of smell increased.  He could taste food in all its’ savory goodness again.  Sarah, he could perceive the world around him properly again.

So many people allow themselves by their own permission to be consumed by their own desire for ill gotten gain.  Giving someone their unexamined trust because it’s easier to blame that person for leading them astray.  All and all it is their life that is now distorted.  The only way to see clearly again is to examine your life through clear lens.  I recently felt that.  Being submerged and not knowing I was under and therefore not knowing I was drowning.  When my daughter was taken I was in the depths of despair.

I knew I neglected my children in the pursuit of building my empire.  If it was to please my father or put all those doubters to shame, I just pursued my business interests without consideration for the parts of my life that truly mattered.  My children.  One day I remembered that, and God knows I’m so happy that Son Skyy called General Tholodious to help me get my daughter back.

Sarah W. Certainty:  So, you are not immune to the wiles of some seemingly innocent evil either?

Mother Sayer:  I dam show am not and for what it’s worth I’m glad I was given the time to see the error of my ways and correct myself.

Sarah W. Certainty:  You keep saying that and yet you know you cannot fix O’Woh.  What was the point of hiring him?  I don’t understand it.  If he worked for my father and acted with that blatant disrespect, he would be feeding the worms right about now.

Mother Sayer:  I know I know.  Sometimes all we must do is help a person realize that the path they’re on doesn’t hold the truth.  It only returns distortion and eventually destruction.  I just wanted to pass along the information.  I never said I could change O’Woh.  I said I wanted to show him that what he believed and how it manifested itself in him.  In a world that celebrates liars, thieves, gangsters and con men that there isn’t a lot of room for people who think they really don’t keep company with them.  Even though they practice the dark art of deception they delude themselves about their own goodness.

Sarah W. Certainty:  That’s never going to change Mother.  Their sense of who they are is reinforced daily by the crap they watch glorifying all the behaviors that God says will not be allowed into Heaven.  Murder, stealing, lying you name it.  Those are the things that are shown the deference in American society.

Mother Sayer:  Yes, it is different when you’ve seen some of those things up close growing up.  Yet you didn’t glorify them.  Why not?

Sarah W. Certainty:  Because I’m not somebody that reasons like a lunatic.  There are always consequences to what a person does.  Now a family can have an existence and money based on the spoils of those terrible acts, but I never justified my father or anyone as pure or just doing those cruel things.

Mother Sayer:  I averted my disaster in the same way, and I’m grateful for a friend in Mr. Victor because he showed me how honesty can save me.  I certainly didn’t wish to be condemned to ignorance.  Ignorance that leads to destruction.

Sarah W. Certainty:  Condemning a person for a fault that can be reasonably corrected does sound like a harsh punishment.

Mother Sayer:  That’s right Sarah, but you know the solution does sound simple.  I am not God, nor do I wish to call his displeasure upon me.  All it takes to avoid the depths of despair and eventual destruction is simply to own up to your faults.  We ‘condemn’ ourselves by what we choose to believe, what we allow, and who we choose to follow.   

There’s no teetering on the edges with evil, with ‘THOUS SHALT NOTS’ and ignorant behavioral traits.  Listen, if you find yourself ‘engulfed’ and by the way you will know you are.

Sarah W. Certainty:  Wait a second.  ‘Thou Shalt Nots’?

Mother Sayer:  The Ten Commandments?  Don’t you remember them from Catholic School?

Sarah W. Certainty:  Right right.  No other God, not kill, not steal, not adultery, not false witness.

Mother Sayer:  It is not required of anyone to do the things a Supreme Being would have you do.  It is hypocritical to claim faithful practice of spiritual principles to amuse an audience of idiots.  Most people falter because they truly believe that faith in a person that looks like them is believing in something greater than themselves. Their leader, a person of flesh and blood as they are, is responsible for them.  I’d say to that ask all those ‘Israelites that fell in the wilderness and never made it to the promised land’.

Sarah W. Certainty:  Your responsibility was also to the team members underneath O’Woh.  Leaving them under his authority would’ve been unjust.  A condemnation they didn’t ask for.  You put him in place, and it was on you to caste him out.

Mother Sayer:  Correct.  It is on me because I sit at the top.  I seek to uplift, but I also must caste aside those whose ambitions would sully the reputation of ‘The ARC’.  His motivations were too imbedded within to be swayed by my mentoring.  Therefore, I must always fall on the side of doing what’s right.  

Sarah W. Certainly:  Wow.  That was intense.  Give me a moment before we hear our third presentation of the day.

Epilogue:

(Mother and Sarah consume some cold beverages and comment on what bright and dynamic people she has working at The ARC.  Sarah is still reviewing the negative scene between O’Woh and Mother.  How O’Woh didn’t even attempt to humble himself.  He knew Mother had sole power to relieve him of his duties or retain his services.  Why did he ‘buck up’ like he had an ace in the hole to play that would win him the hand.

Mother allowed him more latitude than I would have, but he still kept pressing his position that every answer or creative juice were inside him and him alone.  Wait, did he think Mother revealing to him her despair and all the uncertainty surrounding the kidnapping of her daughter was a point of weakness he could exploit?  Did he think Mother to be vulnerable and thus able to be subverted?

Mother is sitting in silence.  She’s allowing Sarah to contemplate all that she has witnessed through the lens of her own perceptions.  Silence is how she handled the cascade of answers her father exposed her too with her uncle in the mechanic shop that day after school.  Mother knows all learning is not contained in a book.  The dynamic nature of human beings demands that the best of us learn how to be ready in intense moments when decisions are made under pressure and stress.

1 Peter 4:12, “fiery trial which is to try you”.  That’s where the old cliché of “If you can’t stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen”.  Yes, I believe in Sarah.  Sweating her little heart out in the kitchen with me.)…

POLITICAL THEATER

War Zones?

As a retired Army veteran I want to extend solemn camaraderie to the fallen Marines and soldiers of America in this time that precious life has been loss in defending Afghanistan’s people from tyranny and oppression.  No amount of memories will replace the countless hugs, kisses and joy of being in the presence of these service members to their families.  The possibilities of looking into their eyes and hearing them speak or hoping for their futures are all gone now.  No expression of understanding of what these brave service members meant to their families could be possible using words.  The sacrifice is everything.  Those who have never served could never understand that the words of Duty, Honor, and Country aren’t just vocalized upon command.  Read further.  This is what it means in scripture.

Proverbs Chapter 7 vs 1-3:  “My son, keep my words, and lay up my commandments with thee.  Keep my commandments, and live; and my law as the apple of thine eye.  Bind them upon thy fingers, write them upon the table of thine heart.”  Republican politicians are loathsome creatures.  Who would even attempt to use the death of brave service members whose deaths aren’t even known to their loved ones yet to try to spew despicable critiques of the Commander in Chief of our Armed Forces?  Who does that?  This is why I wanted to wait until the mission was over in Afghanistan to verbalize my thoughts.  Afghanistan is a ‘WAR ZONE’!  The men and women who wear the uniform understand this and place it on their hearts.  Whisking people to safety unfortunately means getting face to face with them.  That cowardly act of that terrorist won’t stop one service member from the performance of their duties.

My second tour in Afghanistan as a 92F required me to transfer fuel from third country national tankers into the above ground tanks on my FOB.  Don’t you think I knew that if an explosive device eluded detection my life would be ended? Yes I did.  Nevertheless I got up on top of every tanker that came into my fuel point and unloaded every last one of them.  I vote Democratic and I was there under a Democratic President.  I would feel great shame if my parents blamed whatever President of either party for my death.  That is akin to what we say down south of spitting in somebody’s face!

What?  Is the President ending a war in Chicago?  I doubt that there would be attempts by mischievous persons to strap a bomb to their ass and kill themselves along with countless others.  Absolutely not!  The President is ending America’s involvement in a war in Afghanistan!  The President is not airlifting people out of Minneapolis, Minnesota.  He’s airlifting them out of Afghanistan!  Yeah, the President knows that with war there are casualties.  Let no politician of either party belittle what is inevitable about war.  This isn’t a matter to be reduced to political blasphemy!  

All Republican politicians in office today are unworthy to have their names uttered in the same sentences as duty, honor and country.  These are the people who morph into whatever a mob is feeling in the moment whether it is hatred of the other to excusing immoral and dishonorable behavior from their leaders in power.  Citizens, do you really think a Republican politician with an empty heart has limits to what he or she would do to achieve, hold, and wield that power?  Every one of you who votes to give these people power again deserve the cold splash of truth coming soon after you give it to them.  How does the saying go?  “An empty heart will receive your wishes, but its’ many valves will soon flush it out any available chamber.”

Can’t flush Duty, Honor and Country from a person wearing the uniform in service to America.  Why not you ask?  Because Duty, Honor and Country can’t be flushed when it is written on the heart of a warrior.  That’s why!

Political Theater?

FREE STYLING!

First let me be clear this isn’t a final assessment of America’s interdiction in Afghanistan.  I will give my judgment at a later undetermined time in the future.  Okay.  All the people who aren’t active-duty military or Cabinet members in President Joe Biden’s Administration giving commentary about foreseeing an avoidable end to a military engagement are full of shit.  Certainly Federally elected Republican politicians who are suddenly endowed with integrity should join the circus because that’s where clowns belong.  Oh, and if I had to give advice to President Biden and his cabinet I would tell them to let the press have their party.  I don’t care if it’s a pity party over spilled milk.  I don’t care if they are trampling each other to say I told you so first.  I don’t even care if they are sincere in their concern for the plight of females of all ages in Afghanistan under the Taliban.  They aren’t running the show are they?  Mr. President just do your job and let history write itself.

Now about Republicans trying to cast President Biden’s ability to lead or critique how he handles himself as somehow less than what they expect of a leader.  Wow, that’s vexing to say it bluntly because their guy that sat in that office the last four years couldn’t contemplate on anything for an extended period to make good decisions.  President Trump couldn’t spell wisdom let alone possess any and Republicans are attempting to press that line of attack as if it will help them win elections?  Good luck!  Which brings me to remark on President Joe Biden’s ‘aura’.

I have concluded that President Biden is a ‘FREESTYLER’.  What do I mean by that?  Let me break it down for you.  The President’s conversational tone gives off an air of originality, honesty and openness.  He doesn’t spend a lot of time thinking about topics he enjoys talking about like his family, his career, his devotion to keeping to his word.  Don’t even try to compare President Biden to President Trump.  President Biden may get some facts wrong in his eagerness to answer questions, but President Biden doesn’t blatantly lie like President Trump did when his lips are moving.  President Biden is old enough to have developed that part of himself that tells him to trust people when you give them a job to do.

In mental health if you do it long enough and become good at it there develops in you an understanding to give people the ability to make decisions that still produce good outcomes.  They don’t have to do it the way I can.  I give everyone I train the ability to make good decisions because I tell them I trust them.  Now if I need to offer correction I do that in private always with the goal of a full explanation of why and my unyielding support.  Of course if my grasshoppers aren’t agreeable to avoiding the pitfalls present throughout mental health, then I tell them the field may not be right for them.

So, to everybody that are looking to jump on the bandwagon of turned over trash cans only to point them out as they walk by, I suggest keeping your opinions to yourself.  Most people aren’t looking to clean up the mess but are certainly willing to hoot and holler about how big of a mess it is!  Take a chill pill and let the professionals do their job.  If you gathered from this post that I must be military you are perceptive.  I am retired Army and I paid attention and learned from the best of the best as an NCO and tutored under many outstanding officers.  Sit back and watch.  You might learn something about performing in excellence under the worst conditions imaginable because that is part of the job description for entry into leadership in the Armed Forces of America.  President Biden knows what he’s doing.  Just let the man finish ending our involvement in Afghanistan and then everyone can pile on him until their hearts content.  I still say good luck with that.

COLORED PEOPLE

COLORED PEOPLE:

The STRIPES of Healing

Founding Statement:

This biweekly newsletter will seek to explain the pain and suffering mainly people of color endure through no fault of their own.  The dehumanizing excuses our people always seem to elicit from people in power that make our Christian Brothers and Sisters accept their reasoning as if it was uttered by the Almighty.  Lastly what I see with my own eyes begs the question from my conscience.  “Are we loving or can we really love our neighbor as ourselves”.

Issue 10:  COLLAPSE!

Look, I wish I didn’t have to write so many of these posts that forewarn of catastrophe, but the simple man, woman and gender identity doesn’t seem to grasp the interconnected nature of every life on this planet.  Question.  What happens when one of the human beings I’ve described above suffers from the lost of income?  Do you believe that it only affects that one individual?  Answer honestly please.  Do you believe that it affects only that individual yes or no?  If your answer is yes then that is why I am compelled to continually write post that deal with impending doom.

Let’s look at current events over the past 6 months.  The sudden fall of that condominium in Florida.  The resurgence of the Covid Pandemic practically in every State of the Union.  The disbelief in our elected officials of what is occurring in government at all levels.  The ease to which the Republican Party quickly showed what they really are as they stand squarely in the shoes of wrongdoers.  The place where ‘TRUTH’ dies as it is under siege could be in the land of the free and the home of the brave.  Lastly as it has become surreal for Americans to champion those who lie about their errors even when the Sun is shining hottest upon them.

Now pick any building that contains more than 6 floors.  What are the engineering requirements that building must maintain as long as it stands?  It must meet certain building codes set forth by sound Science and enforced by elected and appointed officials to keep every citizens that uses them safe.  It’s not just that that condominium deteriorated and became structurally unsound overnight.  It’s also the people we elect and appoint that failed to keep those souls safe from harm. What if we multiply that situation around the country?  What if we multiply a human being losing a job around the country?  Do the math.  What do you think would happen eventually to every person in those communities?

Consider America’s enemies.  I believe that a conventional war is highly unlikely from an enemy with the capabilities to launch such an onslaught.  What I do believe is possible is for a foreign or domestic adversary to seed ignorance and stupidity as weapons of mass destruction.  The Covid Pandemic.  If every other person eligible to be vaccinated doesn’t get the inoculation it allows the virus to linger on to infinity.  Hold you horses I’m building up to ‘COLLAPSE’.  Those of you who are smart enough to know where I’m headed please refrain from jumping to the end of this post until I get there.

What if enough people convince our elected officials at every level of government that their claims of harm are valid when reality says otherwise?  America is witnessing the beginning of endless competition.  No game will ever crown a champion.  A contest in whatever arena will never be over because now Republicans are writing laws where ‘sore losers’ now get to overturn the final score.  Forget that they got their asses busted on the playing field!  Just let these ‘crybabies’ go to their Republican elected officials and cry foul!

The Republicans are creating a new system where ‘sore losers’ are awarded the trophy.  That’s the kind of game America has always cheered for right?  No more cheering for the winners we now must cheer for the ‘sore losers’.  The collapse of competition has begun.  The collapse of communities has begun.  The collapse of health has begun.  The collapse of believing in our government has begun.  The collapse of families has been accelerated.  The collapse of standards has begun.  That’s right.  Chip away at the foundations which hold our belief structure in all that is righteous and true causes cracks in the entire complexity of all life as we know it.

Let me be clear.  I do not believe that all Americans must work together.  Show me in the history of this country where that occurred and I will give every paycheck from now until I die to every white supremacy group in America.  That’s only occurred once in the Bible where all humans spoke the same language and the tower of Babel was being built to reach God (Genesis 11: 1-9).  That is a construct of some people who don’t know any better.  Everything that has been achieved in the history of humankind has been attributed to a few women and men.  Stop this nonsense about us all needing to come together.  That’s not right!

The conclusion can only be this.  We all should think about our neighbor as ourselves.  When one suffers among us it doesn’t stay isolated to that one person.  Do you hear me?  Thinking about yourself only is appropriate sometimes, but it is also appropriate to think about how your decision affects the decisions I must also make for the life of my family.  America’s enemies don’t need to invade us as we are on track to destroy ourselves because our enemies are becoming smarter than we are.  They’re using Philosophy and influence to persuade Americans to prize selfishness and stupidity like they are cherished rights to protect at all costs.

As I’ve been informed of a few days ago on MSNBC that a man named Carl Sagan was preaching about the dumbing down of America decades ago.  I never knew he was sounding the alarm throughout his life.  Well I am disgusted with stupidity and ignorance just as he was.  Americans keep destroying yourselves because you’re taking a lot of us down with you.  That’s the ultimate way to COLLAPSE this great country!

COLORED PEOPLE

COLORED PEOPLE:

The STRIPES of Healing

Founding Statement:

This biweekly newsletter will seek to explain the pain and suffering mainly people of color endure through no fault of their own.  The dehumanizing excuses our people always seem to elicit from people in power that make our Christian Brothers and Sisters accept their reasoning as if it was uttered by the Almighty.  Lastly what I see with my own eyes begs the question from my conscience.  “Are we loving or can we really love our neighbor as ourselves”.

Issue 9:  Careful What You Teach?

Back up a second and let’s look at exactly what was taught to those 26 other girls when the picture without the girl with Down Syndrome was chosen to be displayed.  The other girls were taught that the girl with Down Syndrome was less of a human being than they are.  The Down Syndrome girl wasn’t presentable enough to represent the school to the State of Utah and the world.  A seed was planted in the other 26 girls that it is okay to look ‘down’ on another human being because she doesn’t have the same qualities of ‘appearance’ as they do.  It is also okay to dismiss her feelings about the situation because the ‘adults’ (and I’m sure they are Christian Mormon adults) decided it was okay and executed their reasoning by excluding the Down Syndrome girl.

A mistake?  Don’t call it a mistake.  A mistake is an honest oversight that happens when you righteously live in a manner that respects and gives dignity to all in life and the environment.  Oh, before I forget to give my usual warning.  Please do not read any further if what comes next in this digital periodical offends your conscience.  So stop reading at this point.

This is what my people, Black people, have been saying for centuries.  When you design a system of slavery which by definition you don’t have to respect, give dignity, or extend basic consideration to another human being because you own them.  You don’t have to think about their feelings.  You don’t have to understand how oppression is weighing on their lives.  You don’t have to think about how ‘excluding’ people makes them feel denied by the very society they help build. Why should you hear their cries to have full membership in their country?  Why even acknowledge slaves exist except as property?  Why acknowledge the basic dignity of a ‘Down Syndrome’ girl wanting to be a full member of her cheerleading squad with all rights the same as the other 26 girls?

You don’t have to because you have a historical record of cruelty to other human beings you’re trying to keep from being taught.  Yes slavery has ended, but all the structures are still being passed down from generation to generation.  What am I saying?  The mental structures you idiots!  Critical Race Theory seeks to heal the visual record of slavery and the invisible (the more insidious and massive structure) monolith that remains of slavery.  I will be a licensed therapist soon and this is what I always tell the patients in the behavioral hospital where I’m honing my chops.  In therapy there can’t be any off limits subjects.  If it is too much for you to handle I can table it briefly, but I will return to the subject again.  Healing is only possible by traversing the ‘road of truth’.  

The 1619 Project brings a different perspective to how America was born.  Are you too squeamish to learn how cruelty became the business model used to build a nation?  Again then cover your eyes and put your hands over your ears because you are weak!  Just like these white men who’ve been in power in this country for hundreds of years perverting the meaning of strength and bestowing it on cowards and stooges.  A dictator is a strong man?  Only a person that didn’t have to consider the cries of the oppressed could conclude that.

A strong man?  An autocrat?  A despot?  Let me make an observation.  If I am the ruler of all I behold then why am I afraid of competition?  Both mindsets cannot be true.  Both mindsets cannot be held at one time.  If I am all powerful then why do I feel like I need to have eyes in the back of my head.  If you are stricken with a God complex then be a God is all I’m saying.  Why give money to ‘certain men’ of note that will do your bidding to keep you in power?  Why pay off lapdogs to bark at everyone seeking to approach your throne?  Oh, let me move on.  Strong man?  Yeah right.

Now to conclude this periodical issue with a review.  That’s right.  What those 26 other girls have been taught will spread out from them and give birth to even more injustice.  They now know what they were taught.  Cruelty, malice, and having a casual nature of dismissal of all that don’t measure up to what you believe is a whole human being is justifiable.  Just give your reasons because they won’t be examined or challenged for their validity.  How do you think racism and all the evil that comes with it persists! 

Look.  I’m a sinner and I do some things that I know God frowns upon, but I will pay for them and I certainly don’t try to worry or judge the sins of others because that is not my job.  What I don’t do is teach the young that treating others disrespectfully and viciously is how you achieve salvation.  I’ve been saying this consistently now.  When you have had power for so long you don’t have a need to truly see the suffering of others.  Why would you behold it?  Their sufferings don’t matter because it doesn’t touch your life in any way.  Let’s thank those Utah administrators for pumping more evil into the world by securing its’ legacy in the hearts of 26 more girls.

I FOUND MY BROTHER

I FOUND MY ‘BROTHER’

CORNERSTONE STATEMENT:

There are women and men bestowed with the gift to answer the ultimate question. That question is ‘WHY’. They are charged with rendering an answer that can be understood by the most contrary element of our society. Those that foment, spread and traffic in hate. Our Brothers are in need of guidance and this journal will bring forth a multitude of remedies to address the male illness of unawareness. The answer to the ultimate unknowns of behavior and responsibility.

Those of us given this perception and understanding to interpret the unknown and apply the information to the known is the essence of our charge. Thereafter decode the messages for the people who oppose themselves. This decryption is then presented to the people as the explanation of events past, present and future so they may keep updated to the frenetic changes occurring today and those that will arrive soon. 

Brothers, this journal is a call to all of you to obtain the knowledge that you lack in every part of your lives. As sons. As brothers. As fathers. As grandfathers. As uncles. As cousins. Ignorance will no longer be tolerated, encouraged or celebrated. As the ‘First Father’ has said in his Holy Bible “let everything be done decently and in order”. Honor and truth will not be perverted anymore. Why? Because as a Black Man I will impart all I have learned and gathered for over 54 years of life in America and around the world to the young coming behind me and my elders above me. Why? Things that now appear as they do will begin to appear as they should be according to what is right? Help me see to it as this mandate has been divinely ordered.

Issue 5:

Of Treasure and the Heart.

I’ll get right to it then.  It did not surprise me that the people that control the professional tennis tournaments would chose the money over the welfare of the players that bring notoriety to the game.  All too often the first impulse is the one that is true.  No, (pause) stop.  Don’t give me that crap about all of us are human beings and thus are subject to mistakes.  They (Tennis Controllers) showed what was most important to them when they didn’t even consider the suffering of a female tennis player before they swiftly rendered punishment.  Ms. Naomi Osaka is a young lady of few years below 25.  Let me say this first.

When a person of youth comes to me for discernment and clarity I always tell them to be certain of what you know and don’t know.  Be careful in drawing conclusion when you aren’t in possession of all the information you need to make that truth a part of you.  Okay, I’ll say it another way.  ‘Don’t accept a reality to which you are not a party to its’ creation.’  If you are made aware of something that is presented to you as fact, it is your duty to verify it for yourself with all diligence.  I admonish the young to take the time to verify something is true before you believe it is true.

Which brings me to scripture to tie off this edition of this internet periodical.  Matthew 6:21 “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”  The ‘MONEY’ deserved their heart more than that young female tennis player.  Yes that’s right!  They thought about the money before they ever thought about the welfare of a valued member of the sport that I’m sure generates more money, press, admiration and goodwill for the game than any of the ‘Ruling Board’ that meted out her judgment.

I must make a comparison to contrast the difference in how other professional sports leagues present their interactions when it concerns their players.  The Phoenix Suns are in the NBA’s Western Conference Finals.  I watched the coaches, players and even some of the executive staff just laud praise and show love and devotion to each other.  Permission to remind those among us who do not know this.  If you show a human being you value their contribution and show genuine care and concern for them and their family.  That human being will move mountains for you.  I’ve seen it in my time in the U.S. Army how giving respect and dignity frees soldiers up to perform their duties beyond compare.  

Let me say this in all caps.  YOUR TREASURE SHOULD BE YOUR PEOPLE!  They wouldn’t have to guess anymore.  They now know where your heart is.

Mother S. Sayer: The ARC of TIME

Mother Se’May Sayer:  The ARC of Time

Season Two:  Episode Four:  Extension of Thought 

Part One – GAP Integrity

Prologue:

(Broadening my thoughts continues to be a daily task. Whether it has brought me closer to my people is a perception of mine unfounded or documented by measurable research.  When I focus on Sarah for example I can feel her joy when I’m in her presence. Now I can’t say for certain it is because she is happy to see me, but I can feel my joy grow as I enter an area close to her. Maybe I’m just doing what I have always done when I sense something needs to be addressed and the mechanics of it in the end must continue their movement.  Hopefully in a positive direction.

I have a new ally now in General Tholodious. Some of my time was spent projecting negative feelings about him. When I assume it does make an ass out of you and me. His daughters and mine have gotten along well as all of them grew to adulthood. That is something I hope I had a firm influence on the outcome. Oh why don’t I just admit it. I love my inner circle of trusted confidantes. Se’May you know you must begin to include men in your circle. I know I must do that beyond the man I have on my ‘Council’. 

Okay so I need to continue to add to my name. By now all my people know what to expect when they see me coming because ‘word does get around’. Just show your people who you are by how you treat them. They will begin to understand that just going about their positions in the company will not be good enough. They must care as concern for the life of others creates a certain connection that is unmistakable in the remnants that attach symmetrically. What did my father teach me. ‘Show your people. Don’t just say it. Show them’. Nurturing. Watering to protect them from the Sun. Metaphorically of course. Moderating your expectations of your people as you witness their growth. Remember what the ‘Timer’ taught you. What you do to help your people succeed produces ‘energy’ in another ‘realm’.)

Mother Sayer: (The day starts just like it should with purpose and appreciation.).  N’tare how are you this morning?

N’tare:  Very well.  Just finishing some of the preparations for the morning meal.  How are you Mother?

Mother Sayer:  It is good.  My ability to keep an air of humbleness is still with me.  Guiding my steps as I begin the day.  Breakfast smells really good.  That makes the day even more promising. 

N’tare:  Where are the children?

Mother Sayer:  Oh, I’m sure they’re on their way down. I’ve got a lot to get to this day and some of it is has to do with the admonishment side of leadership.  No worry though I’ll do it my way and hope the team heads receive it the way it was intended.

N’tare:  Righteously as always.

——————-1st Interlude——————-

(This day must play out as N’tare said as righteously as possible. Mother Sayer broods. She still keeps reminding herself that growth and stress are components of leadership and shielding your people from these factors in more cases than not injures them. It is also true that these components can disable the mind if the person is not ready to handle the adversity. Choices choices. Why am I debating with myself over the necessity of what needs to happen? I’m a major and a nurse trained by the Army to care, treat and save lives. There was not a time I received passing grades if I did not master the material in Nursing School. I must love my people enough to know if they can or cannot handle the position and if they cannot then I must demote them and conduct more guidance and mentoring. Anything less would be a betrayal of what my father and the Army taught me.).

Mother Sayer:  (Mother looks over the many reports on her desk that Sarah placed at her request. She opens her office door and asks her to come in and review how her meetings or visits with her team heads will play out.). What I want to do as always is help my people reach the correct conclusions that acknowledges any shortcomings they may or may not have. Address any neglect of their team members skill sets.  Lastly show my support through modeling expectations and the necessity of mentorship or coaching.  I’ll play it by ear which philosophical bent I’ll follow to reach my objectives.

Sarah W. Certainty:  Also add more theatrics if you will through pausing between your statements. Props are also a good visual aid.  Tying everything together and how you do it is why I never miss one.

Mother Sayer:  One what?

Sarah W. Certainty:  One of the best influencers in business.  I always want, no I need to be in the audience.  My learning isn’t complete either you know.

Mother Sayer:  Oh, I’m glad I entertain you.

Sarah W. Certainty:  The value to me you will never be able to measure, but I suspect you already know what you’ve done for me.

Mother Sayer:  Righteously I do as also my father Mr. Sayer did for me when he exposed me to perception, knowledge, learning, and relevance.  What did he say to me?  Yes, watch those gaps as those with mischievous intent can insert a lot of foolishness there.

Sarah W. Certainty:  I can’t wait to see you in action.  Am I being too giddy with anticipation right now?  You can tell me you know.

Mother Sayer:  I wouldn’t have you any other way Sarah.

——————-2nd  Interlude——————-

(Mother decided on three projects to get an in person update from the team heads.  The media project.  The BAD project which stands for The Business Acumen and Direction project.  The Model project which looks to match a child with an adult in the industry the child has shown aptitude.  

The projects work spaces are also selected by direction of travel, by the sunrise and sunset. It is so as it should that human beings know what is first and what should be last. She remembers a saying that fits in this moment. “We’re all adults. Adults should be able to have professional conversations.”).

Mother Sayer: (All of the projects are in development on the 3rd floor. She decides to stop in on the media project first as it has the most moving parts.). How are you Tuaole (it is pronounced ‘Two oh lee)? (The first one that holds the keys to the entry way of the office environment. Her name is appropriate and her presence elicits pause when someone encounters her. She is Puerto Rican and stands about 5’10 and looks like she just won the WWE title at wrestle mania. Of course the security training Mother puts all her forward facing staff through isn’t a joke either.).

Tuaole Rilyzah:  Mother I am as I always said I would speak in response to you.  Covered by the grace of God as his gift of eternal life is precious.  Thankful to be trusted by a leader that treats her staff with dignity and respect not only in word but in deed.  Guilty that I was selected but giving 100% to this company as it gives me no less in return.

Mother Sayer:  You are too kind.  Everyone should have a chance to fulfill their full destiny as I know so many from our worlds are denied the opportunity.  Take us inside.  We have much to discuss about what is going on behind these doors.

Tuaole Rilyzah:  As you requested, I verified that all the project leaders are here and their team members.

Mother Sayer: (Mother smiles as she receives Tuaole’s report). Good. Announce my presence and tell all personnel I will be ready for an updated assessment on where the project stands in 10 minutes. (Mother turns to go to the breakroom with Sarah in tow).

Tuaole Rilyzah:  (Tuaole asks everyone to gather around her and she explains how this report is going to be absorbed by Mother Sayer. When you speak about the progress of the project make sure you aren’t hedging your ideas on something outside of your control. Speak about the depth of the various media ideas that you have already begun to visualize and where you stand on paper. Know for what purpose and part of life you wish to address your content. Lastly be specific and confident as Mother Sayer can’t be sure of something you don’t believe in.). Okay are you ready for your presentation?

O’Woh E. Line:  Yes I am ready for her.

Hekima Beborne:  Ready to report.

Oakli Sands:  I sure am ready.

Tuaole Rilyzah:  (Tuaole takes count and turns to go tell Mother that everyone is ready to brief her on where the project stands.). Mother, they are ready for you.

Mother Sayer:  Thank you Tuaole.  Sarah let’s go see what they got for us.

——————- 3rd Interlude——————-

(This project faces the sunrise. Mother knows that what a human beings sees on a consistent basis does more to influence their path than any book smarts could ever accomplish. The time for talk is done. Mother is going to inject some of her own ideas and media content into the world of entertainment. She thinks to herself I hope my morning is off to a good start.).

Mother Sayer:  Hekima, you may go first.

Hekima Beborne:  My project is twofold.  It starts with a television show called the ‘Family and Purpose’.  Exploring the reasons why Japanese culture works for Japanese people.  The movements are coordinated based on respect and familial authority.  It is a show of a family’s honor how their members retain and display their learning.  This discipline determines how profitable a family becomes when all the energy is directed as required to each part of the household.   A lasting edifice to the family and Japanese culture.  The Japanese way of life is depicted truthfully and honorably.

Mother Sayer:  How will this be received on television?  Can you sell advertisement slots?

Hekima Beborne:  As far as audience preferences go I believe an authentic show that reflects the wealth of Japanese culture as it truly is will open a viewers’ desire to know more.  As far as selling it to advertisers I believe good content flowing from excellent writing and acting will slowly draw them to this story.

Mother Sayer:  Huh?  Who will be writing the stories?  I already know you’re going to be the Executive Producer.

Hekima Beborne:  (This seems to knock Hekima for back a little.  She thought she was only responsible for development and not the actual accountability of the project.).  Ah, I am the Executive Producer?

Mother Sayer:  (This is what I’m talking about.  This is what my Father’s purpose was with me.  He knew an idea is only as good as someone’s ability to bring it forth from the ether.).  Hekima,

I don’t hire manufacturers.  I bring on people with the goods.  Dismiss any thought you have about laying out the blueprints of an idea.  Anyone can do that.  I hire people that understand that an idea is theirs from start to completion and beyond.

Can a farmer just plant his crops and allow the elements to provide the growth he desires?  Does the farmer know when the crops are ready to burst forth from the ground?  I’ll give you an easy one.  Does the farmer know when it’s time to harvest his crops?

Hekima Beborne:  So, you want someone that knows how to keep hands on and off an idea.  Someone who can nurture the growth of an idea with the things necessary for it to grow.  Someone capable of purchasing the exact needs of what makes an idea thrive.

Mother Sayer:  That’s exactly what I’m looking for.  Can you do it?

Hekima Beborne:  Yes Mother I can.

Mother Sayer:  Good.  Now listen carefully to my next question.  Can you do it all by yourself?  (Mother looks at Hekima and times her response.).

Hekima Beborne:  No I cannot do it all by myself.

Mother Sayer:  Excellent.  That is the right answer.  Your culture is alive and well in you.  Why did I say that?  Hekima, don’t buy into what those in this world try to sell you.  We all have our latent gifts, traits or inherent designs.  Embrace the richness of your culture.  Never deny or seek to disgrace your heritage.  I am who I am today because I draw to me the full blessings of the First Father’s creation.

How long before you have 5 episodes written for me to review?

Hekima Beborne:  I’ll have to hire writers, producers and show designers.

Mother Sayer:  (Mother waves her hands as if to signal why are you voicing something to me I already know.).  How long?

Hekima Beborne:  (Hekima turns to her team for a huddle.). Give me 45 days.

Mother Sayer:  Good.  Until then.  (Mother turns to leave with Sarah and Tuaole.  She catches Tuaole giving Hekima a short smile.).  Tuaole, give me a 15 minutes before you take me to the next project.  I will do an after action report with Sarah now.

Sarah W. Certainty:  You challenged her.

Mother Sayer:  That I did.  How do you think she will respond?  I think she is capable, but inexperienced.

Sarah W. Certainty:  I saw a window of desire open in her eyes.  A desire to finally show what she can do.  I think she trusts you to allow her to get it done, but all human beings are afraid of letting down someone showing trust in them.

Mother Sayer:  Should I pop in on her team from time to time to let her know she doesn’t have to worry about failing me?

Sarah W. Certainty:  I would do this.  In the 6 weeks you gave her call her once a week for an update on the project.  Call her at the same time every week so she can prepare for the consistency of the check in.  Encourage her but push her as well.  What did you tell me?  Ah yes, keep some pressure on your people so you can discover for yourself their strengths and weaknesses.  If you don’t know them then you’re putting the whole operation in jeopardy of failure.

Mother Sayer:  Yes.  Gap Integrity.  Make sure the instruction stays on the curriculum I’ve approved.  Don’t want my people influenced by education that bleeds away their success.

Sarah W. Certainty:  You’re making me giddy again.  Focusing the energy of your people has produced the results you have foreseen.  How do you do it?  Maintain such discipline and focus?

Mother Sayer:  Years of doing the same thing over and over Sarah.  I don’t know of anything else.

Sarah W. Certainty:  That’s how it is then.

Mother Sayer:  Yeah.  That’s how it is.

I FOUND MY BROTHER

CORNERSTONE STATEMENT:

There are women and men bestowed with the gift to answer the ultimate question. That question is ‘WHY’. They are charged with rendering an answer that can be understood by the most contrary element of our society. Those that foment, spread and traffic in hate. Our Brothers are in need of guidance and this journal will bring forth a multitude of remedies to address the male illness of unawareness. The answer to the ultimate unknowns of behavior and responsibility.

Those of us given this perception and understanding to interpret the unknown and apply the information to the known is the essence of our charge. Thereafter decode the messages for the people who oppose themselves. This decryption is then presented to the people as the explanation of events past, present and future so they may keep updated to the frenetic changes occurring today and those that will arrive soon. 

Brothers, this journal is a call to all of you to obtain the knowledge that you lack in every part of your lives. As sons. As brothers. As fathers. As grandfathers. As uncles. As cousins. Ignorance will no longer be tolerated, encouraged or celebrated. As the ‘First Father’ has said in his Holy Bible “let everything be done decently and in order”. Honor and truth will not be perverted anymore. Why? Because as a Black Man I will impart all I have learned and gathered for over 54 years of life in America and around the world to the young coming behind me and my elders above me. Why? Things that now appear as they do will begin to appear as they should be according to what is right? Help me see to it as this mandate has been divinely ordered.

Issue 4:

Explain That to Me?

Now to review.  The Republican men have always held up to these so called Evangelicals (EvanDevilcals I call them) that they were pious and worthy of their support because they practiced the beliefs and commandments of the Almighty.  No no one at a time will this be done.  A lie.  That’s appropriate to start there.  Former President Trump said he won the 2020 Presidential Election.  Did he Republicans?  Republicans answer ‘yes’.  What does the Holy Bible say in response to these ‘EvanDevilcals’ that follow the Republicans about a lie.  1 John 2:4 “He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a ‘liar’, and the ‘truth’ is not in him.”

Okay so that discrepancy is solved right ‘EvanDevilcals’?  Moving on.  Let’s do certification covered with decency and order.  Your God speakers are already discredited for speaking lies to you ‘EvanDevilcals’ in the name of God, but what excuse do they have for not following their code of ethics in the performance of their duties?  They defaulted or disregarded their oaths of office these elected Republicans to agree with a lie, so in essence not affirming the results of a valid and legal election makes sense to me at least.  What does the scripture say?  1 Timothy 1:7 “desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm”.

So the Republicans would disregard the whole experiment of America because they really could care less about what is right and what is wrong.  I believe the ‘EvanDevilcals’ knew who they were all along.  It just burst fully out in the open on January 6, 2021, for those that knew the lie was more comforting to their mind than the truth.  Well you know what they say about success?  Being a success requires patience along with following a strict moral, ethical, and righteous code.  The ARC of Time will bless you with a lasting success for conducting yourself and the energy of your actions in the right way.  In essence, fooling some people produces the results we saw on that cold day in January. 

Lastly let’s look at our interconnections.  As I wrote in ‘America:  The ReRoute’, I will not debate the ‘First Father’ nor his design ever!  What he created can no man put asunder.  A diverse slate of human beings presents a great challenge to us all.  Unfortunately the heart of man is like a runaway engine when it decides who it wants to be.  Evil has triumphed in that contest all too many times.  Think about that a minute.  What if humanity chose the opposite when looking out over a diverse field of human beings.  What if the voices of good triumphed in those days and times?  I have some thoughts I will share with you now.  

Humanity would flourish as in Genesis 11.  Even though he again poured out more diversity in tongue; he didn’t restrict us from working together for greatness.  Maybe building a tower to reach Heaven is still not a good thing though.  Anyway, ancient history has an example when it did happen.  We all worked together to achieve something great.  Do we need to all come together and agree as one?  No.  We elect our leaders to discern and enable cooperation, agreement and progress grounded in truthful debate.  That’s the mandate underlying the establishment of our governing system. 

One more thing before I close out this issue.  Family.  We are all part of the human race and should never portion out favor, gifts, punishments or partiality to any race, religion, gender, or wealth.  Love thy neighbor as thyself is not hard to understand.  Maybe it is?  If a member of my family behaved in ways that I did not instruct I would be admonishing that family member accordingly.  What am I referring to?  Ephesians 14-15: “For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named.”  

So ‘EvanDevilcals’ you know the truth now.  Continue to back your gang of Republican liars and you are teetering this great experiment of America on the edge of a cliff with jagged marble below.  Your false Gods of Republican charlatans are revealed to you.  Frankly, you deserve the ridicule you get ‘EvanDevilcals’ because what?  ‘It is a perception that has survived for generations.  Kiss the ass of the leader and ignore the smell.’  It still will never make you legit.  A fool and his vote will soon part.  I know it’s a take on a fool and his money, but it makes the same point.

COLORED PEOPLE:

The STRIPES of Healing

Founding Statement:

This biweekly newsletter will seek to explain the pain and suffering mainly people of color endure through no fault of their own.  The dehumanizing excuses our people always seem to elicit from people in power that make our Christian Brothers and Sisters accept their reasoning as if it was uttered by the Almighty.  Lastly what I see with my own eyes begs the question from my conscience.  “Are we loving or can we really love our neighbor as ourselves”.

Issue 8:  Clarity in Self-Care

This is as important as any of the topics underlying the pain colored people have endured as much as the whip.  Mental Health and Self-Care are not just words in a news article.  These words elicit mandatory clarification because the way those words are applied are critical to understanding the stimuli bombarding the human heart and mind.  I will not debate the Almighty or his purpose in how his creation learns, but one of those ways may seem unfair as we are most likely to be hit with stimuli we don’t understand before we can understand it.  Do you get what I mean as even I am hard pressed to explain it any other way.

The young lady playing tennis stepping away from the court means that she is seeking clarity for the stimuli she is withstanding.  I read her statement and she clearly has great respect for her craft.  The mistake at first on those that see it as a business failed to consider that she isn’t a machine that can be walled off from her personal life and the journey of exploration to which she is underway in her life.  Listen to my next statement.  “Stimuli often comes before understanding and clarity is achieved.  Human beings often forget that our ‘Maker’ bore us into family, communal, tribal, matriarch or patriarchal systems that by definition means we must learn from those that came before us.  The teacher can be anyone who has obtained knowledge and wisdom and is able to bestow that knowledge on those younger that he or she.  The young lady tennis player may not have that elder there to help her process the stimuli she is experiencing.  She can obtain clarity, but she must talk to someone that knows more than her about Mental Health and Self-Care.”

Healing comes from reaching out or that good friend not just telling her she should go talk to somebody.  Be like Black people and snatch they friend up and tell them we’re going to see somebody and you’re going to get help right now.  If you’re not that member of the family system that can bring clarity to a family member that’s struggling then ask around, somebody needs to get help right away.  Stop being a family member in name only.  I know you can never do it for them, but you can be insistent and clear in telling them by showing them you love them.

I say lastly again.  Don’t just offer your love or send energy to her (N. Osaka).  I’m glad those that see her as more than just a money machine are giving a dam about her.  Don’t tell somebody you care show them you care.  Offer to be at their side when they make the call for help.  Yes, there are ways you can help your friend other than putting hands on them and making them do it.  Yes, being supportive with your energy right there side by side throwing your energy into their energy can and will produce results positively.

All life is precious and I can’t say otherwise because I am not the ‘First Father’.  No that tennis player is not a ‘brat’.  She is a woman in pain and she needs our help because she is a member of the human race.  Money cannot explain, comfort or bring clarity to the stimuli we all face and have faced in our lives.  It is not about how much money anybody makes.  It is about loving thy neighbor as thyself.  Can we at least agree to have compassion for that.

AMERICA: THE REROUTE

Preamble:  The Creator’s Diversity

The ones who hold the power tell the story.  The quote went something like that.  Make peace with that truth and let’s move on to how power can wreck a weak mind.  When the King eats from the same soil and drinks from the same pond how then did humankind conclude that denying these basic truths could unify us all?  How the realization of what power brings to those that possess it can influence human being that are weak of spirit.  When their spirit is enticed to commit acts of evil when those in power that are evil hearted require it of them.  The Creator gifted his diverse creation carefully.  The care he intended has been perverted by one race intent on maintaining their power instead of sharing it as we share the land, water and the air.  America is that experiment.  May I say it has never reached it’s full potential because she (Motherly pronoun) has never loved all her children.

Confession.  What does it mean?  I’m asking for the ancient meaning of the word and why God uses it to forcefully awaken us to our behavior both spiritually and physically.  You’ll have to wait because I want to get to the point of this periodical online newsletter.  Let’s take a hard look at America right now in this day and time in the year of our Lord 2021.  Suddenly majority rule is meaningless.  Playing by the rules is subject to a review by a Governor or a Judge with no evidence needed to prove standing in making such a claim.  The winner chosen from a diverse (there’s that word again) group of voters is questionable because they didn’t pick my candidate.

Let’s stop right there.  Why would an adult believe that other adults couldn’t vote for anyone but their guy?  Why would an elected official legitimize their warped thinking as somehow justifiable?  Does that elected official believe they are discharging the duties of their office faithfully to America?  America as a nation established our governing system after a final conclusion of voting.  When the certification is done that’s it.  If an elected official has doubts about the outcome he or she better produce evidence to back it up or face a charge of sedition.  This crap going on now because some people who voted for President Trump feel he was the greatest man since President Lincoln and couldn’t have loss fair and square need to have a bed reserved at a looney hospital. 

America must reroute now!  That Presidential election is over and we have work to do.  Look at history and you will see that we grow when the government spends the money to expand beyond the confines of our thoughts that limit our potential.  When I was growing up in Birmingham, Alabama I heard my Dad speak of limitations.  In my house there are possibilities that I know are ripe for expansion.  America must focus on her house and not the house of China or any other house that people in the media say will surpass us one day.  What’s the saying?  “Worry about your own house.”

President Biden should hit growth with everything in America’s arsenal.  I’m going to alter the saying about immersing yourself in the problem will shorten the length of that problem.  America should ‘Immerse itself in building the structure and foundation of a new industrial and technology age that when we set atop it, it will withstand twice its’ design limits.’ We could double our economy.  Go from 22 trillion to 44 trillion in 15 years!  Imagine putting the imagination of all our diversity to this shared goal.  We could show the world that America understands her flaws and she is willing to bring them out in the open to achieve her unity.

Now to the definition of ‘Confession’.  It is an eruption from within…Letting out of something that harms you like poison or disruptive thoughts…Spew out from the body that which troubles you…It is known that with the mouth confession is made…the tears of the eyes and the emotions of the heart and mind completes the trinity of healing.

America giving confession of her soul and what wrongs she has committed is necessary to heal her.  Keeping in the atrocities of her history only continues to weaken her.  A truthful telling of her ‘acts’ is how America can achieve her promise.  Remember embracing the problem fully tends to shorten the length of time we must make peace with it.  Ignoring the problems checkered throughout her history insults her potential legacy of finally achieving her greatness!  Truth sets free more than your mind.  It will set free a nation!

REROUTING….

I FOUND MY BROTHER

I FOUND MY ‘BROTHER’

CORNERSTONE STATEMENT:

There are women and men bestowed with the gift to answer the ultimate question. That question is ‘WHY’. They are charged with rendering an answer that can be understood by the most contrary element of our society. Those that foment, spread and traffic in hate. Our Brothers are in need of guidance and this journal will bring forth a multitude of remedies to address the male illness of unawareness. The answer to the ultimate unknowns of behavior and responsibility.

Those of us given this perception and understanding to interpret the unknown and apply the information to the known is the essence of our charge. Thereafter decode the messages for the people who oppose themselves. This decryption is then presented to the people as the explanation of events past, present and future so they may keep updated to the frenetic changes occurring today and those that will arrive soon. 

Brothers, this journal is a call to all of you to obtain the knowledge that you lack in every part of your lives. As sons. As brothers. As fathers. As grandfathers. As uncles. As cousins. Ignorance will no longer be tolerated, encouraged or celebrated. As the ‘First Father’ has said in his Holy Bible “let everything be done decently and in order”. Honor and truth will not be perverted anymore. Why? Because as a Black Man I will impart all I have learned and gathered for over 54 years of life in America and around the world to the young coming behind me and my elders above me. Why? Things that now appear as they do will begin to appear as they should be according to what is right? Help me see to it as this mandate has been divinely ordered.

Issue Three:

Tell It Like Is!

I will start with something that still seems to be confusing.  How any system is created, established and sustained.  Take slavery for example.  The foundation of slavery was the need for labor to build a stolen country America for sure.  To start off you don’t have money to pay for labor so you need to take it from somebody.  Fast forward to having it the labor that is.  Now that stolen labor is working just fine you now have to establish it.  That’s where the law comes in.  I mean you do have to protect your free labor system right?

Fast forward again to the sustainment period.  I mean America was working very well taking free labor that was sanctioned by law and blessed by the (so called) church.  Now let us pause and ‘check on learning’.  Did I hear a Black man no less a United States Senator from South Carolina say America is not a racist country?  Why would he say that?  I’m speaking only to the very few human beings blessed with the gift of understanding a three letter word ‘WHY’?  Proverbs 22:6 “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”

Do you really think a system of slavery is so easily erased mind you that it went unchallenged for hundreds of years no less?  You really think the fruit of that grounded system of slavery somehow aren’t being spewed out of our upbringing this very day?  I’ll put it simpler for those not blessed with ‘WHY’ understanding.  ‘You think you can eat the same meal that tasted that good for so long and not want that same meal forever’?  Why do you think it took so long to end slavery?  Better yet or more clearly I mean the physical parts of it, but the mental pillars of hatred linger in what we refer to as racism today.

Back to Senator Scott.  You know the old saying that people need to know where you stand if the shit hits the fan and all that.  In Revelation 3:16 where he says if you are lukewarm he will spue you out of his mouth.  The worst thing about some human beings of African descent is this.  It’s not that they don’t tell the truth.  It’s not that they don’t tell the truth to people of different races.  The worst thing about some of these people is that they don’t tell themselves the truth.  That my loyal readers means holding yourself accountable!  It means that some people of African descent don’t have a set of rules they govern themselves by no matter the situation in which they find themselves.

It further means that sort of person will do whatever or say whatever no matter if the truth immediately condemns them.  Which means a person should know where you stand just as God said you need to be hot or cold.  Lukewarm folks is not an option available to you okay.  Senator Scott has salted his name because he has shown he does not possess the reasoning to understand the historical record of America.  Let’s say you decide to paint a room in your home a different color.  Sure you can paint over the color that was there before, but the shade underneath is still present.

Furthermore, let me break it down another way.  If I order a car through my favorite automotive manufacturer I request the features I want included right?  The car is then built with the add on features within guidelines allowed under the law.  Do you really think that slavery and the remnants of that system of racism, redlining, white flight, Confederate revisionist, unequal justice in courts, hateful police, master race delusions, and weaponizing skin color because of the historical treatment of Black people.  You really think a system like that which worked extraordinarily can be dismantled and discarded so easily?  It worked great for the people who oversaw it.  Okay then what replaced the system of slavery?  I John 1:8 “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.”  Sounds like accountability doesn’t it?

Don’t worry ‘EvanDevilicals’ I haven’t forgotten you.  Your home.  Who would you invite into your home?  Would it be thieves?  Would it be greedy people?  Would it be liars?  Would it be adulterers?  Would it be people that know the truth and don’t say it when lives are at stake?  Malachi 3:5 “And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me, saith the Lord of hosts.”  

Wow that verse covers a lot of the Republicans and ‘EvanDevilicals’ platform.  I hope those jurors in the Chauvin trial lived by the truth because any other verdict would’ve lined them up for Hell with Chauvin.  Yes, all the trials of all those police officers that killed Black folks and any folks for that matter voted to set them free did answer and will answer to God for their decision.  By the way I’ll defend Lebron James because he is right.  This is why.  How do you know who started a confrontation or started a fight when you just roll up to the scene?  Remember the father defending his son against a woman claiming he stole her cellphone?  Look at the staff of that hotel and how they reacted to the situation.  They fell on the side of the young woman.  ‘WHY’.  Did they have information that told them she was in the right?  Did they see the young Black kid steal her phone?  What evidence did they possess that left them without a shadow of doubt that her assertions were accurate?  The police officer in Idaho has some kind of superpower that tells him when he rolls up on a scene who started the confrontation?  All those people that cheered that officer in his faulty assertions I’m afraid of them.  I’ve come home and found my children arguing many times.  I ask questions of both of them in an attempt to ascertain the truth.  I don’t come in the house and immediately punish them both.  That’s just to use a southern word ‘trifling’. 

That officer rolling up to the scene got the story after the fact, but it’s too late then because a girl is now dead.  Again I have to go revisit my service in the U. S. Army.  I spent over 30 months in combat zones and not once did the Army teach me to shoot first and ask questions later.  I was taught professionalism and honor.  You must have positive identification and know the situation before you open fire on anybody!  Now do you want another excusable action added to the already full arsenal of police use of force?  Careful what you wish for.

Lastly I found it extremely offensive for Senator Scott to repeat or use God’s name in his response.  Don’t lie and then by impression think God is with you when you lie.  Everything his party members say when invoking the name of God they will answer for.  Remember it’s not that liars say they are changing the rules a little to make it better.  It is those little changes or obstacles that eventually become a system and when that system is based on a lie then it operates in darkness.  The darkness I refer to is not the night that follows the day, but the darkness that comes from the evil that so easily spue from the heart of humankind.  Once some of these people taste darkness it then becomes a delicacy they can’t do without.

COLORED PEOPLE

COLORED PEOPLE:

The STRIPES of Healing

Founding Statement:

This biweekly newsletter will seek to explain the pain and suffering mainly people of color endure through no fault of their own.  The dehumanizing excuses our people always seem to elicit from people in power that make our Christian Brothers and Sisters accept their reasoning as if it was uttered by the Almighty.  Lastly what I see with my own eyes begs the question from my conscience.  “Are we loving or can we really love our neighbor as ourselves”.

Issue 7:  Time to Descend?

Writing this issue has been delayed on purpose until after the trial of that police officer that killed George Floyd.  Now to be sure and inform you that this issue will be written in strong language that may be unsuitable for sensitive eyes.  Be careful if you choose to continue absorbing this issue because I’m about to reveal some ugly truths about how we got to this position of illusory justice in America.

“This is what happens when you cover yourself (America) in darkness thinking you will not be engulfed by it, but you end up in a straitjacket void of buckles or ties unable to wiggle your way out of it”.

The US Supreme Court for decades willfully leaving it up to the police to define what they think is reasonable.  The US Supreme Court for decades abdicating their responsibility to clearly state or uphold the law.  The US Congress for decades has failed to legislate a set of just laws that created one standard for law enforcement nationwide.  Why do rational human beings think that giving anybody God like powers enables them to restrain their base impulses?  I would rather that police officer Chauvin exercised his right to testify.  Got on the stand and told the courtroom and the rest of the world that I killed (that nigger) George Floyd because I knew a jury of white people (Christian folk) would let me off with a wink and a nod.

The police say they are being characterized unfairly?  When a police union official states that killing a boy with his hands raised was perfect police conduct?  Right!  I have to contrast that statement with what I was trained to do in the US Army.  Warfare is not chaotic in reality.  It requires professional soldiers that identify the target (PID Positive Identification) before firing your weapon.  For those that do not know it simply means that the enemy must be clearly identified before discharging your weapon.  Yes, civilians could be innocently there in urban environments going about their daily lives and shouldn’t be killed because they were inadvertently close to your target.

Police want your respect and admiration even when they act with indifference to human life?  Say that again.  The police want your respect even when they are afraid and they shoot first and kill a citizen?  Maybe the police want a blank sheet (US Supreme Court) so they can write what happens to fit the lies they so easily tell.  Yeah ‘EvanDevilcals’ the police lie as easily as anyone else except they are the ones with the guns and the law backing up whatever bullshit they pull out they ass.

Now to the Lawyer for Officer Chauvin and don’t tell me the smirk on his face didn’t mirror the one on Chauvin’s the day he chose to kill that nigger.  Why I say it like that look no further than the ‘Devils’ that worship whatever God they do in their churches on Sundays.  Why does everything have to take an act of government to say that it is wrong?  Why can’t these so called ‘EvanDevilcals’ ever say lynching is wrong long ago.  Killing other human beings because of the color of their skin is wrong.  Why these juries like the one that could not convict that Officer for shooting Walter Scott?  It was on film was it not?  Maybe it was not really murder when an Officer shoots an unarmed human being in the back no less.  Kind of cowardly isn’t it?

Yet a Christian couldn’t see that it was wrong.  Tells you everything you need to know about what they are learning in their churches doesn’t it?  I will tell you what I would wish for if I had one wish.  I would wish that I could just be allowed by God to witness one of these evil men or women when God asks them did they do it and why.  Of course God knows already what was on their heart when they did it, but I would like to be present when he caste one of those evil folk to condemnation in Hell.  Yes juries of all white people past, present and future you’re going to have to answer for why you didn’t vote to meet out justice when the truth was clear as day to you.  I am not sorry for telling you this.  You will be standing right next to them in Hell so I hope being in power had its’ carnal benefits.  There will be a day everybody will have to answer why these killings have gone on this long.

Now do you understand why America is stuck on a descending ride to darkness.  Guns absent just authority led to this.  You can’t hope human beings will do the right thing.  The US Supreme Court are supposed to be made up of smart people and even they don’t want to do their jobs!  I went to one of my favorite burger joints the other day and ordered a chicken sandwich meal.  When my order was ready the young lady put the sandwich in the bag and slightly threw it on the counter while saying my order number.  I come up to the counter and shake the bag and then point at it.  You know what the young lady said?  “What, I don’t know what that means.”  I said, “Read the ticket where are my fries.”  She said something else smartly and then I just couldn’t hold back.  I said, “Do you job, I shouldn’t have to tell you your job.  You work here.”

It seems that in every position of power at every level of government from State to Federal no one wants to take any ‘heat’ or criticism for God forbid doing what’s right!  Why are you in the position?  If you don’t want to do your job then resign and let somebody else make the tough decisions.  “You can’t dance in darkness all the time because sooner rather than later you won’t see your feet and who knows where you’re dancing off to.”

TIME TO DESCEND will last how much longer?  God help us if we continue to care so frivolously about life because we can’t create a just society if we allow the ‘voice of evil’ to guide our path out of the darkness.  Healing starts at home with the truth being told.  All those ‘EvanDevilcals’ that stated God sent us President Donald Trump need to repent openly their statements.  Or not.  Either way I am reminded of a verse of scripture.  “Be not overcome with evil but overcome evil with good.”

COLORED PEOPLE

COLORED PEOPLE:

The STRIPES of Healing

Founding Statement:

This biweekly newsletter will seek to explain the pain and suffering mainly people of color endure through no fault of their own.  The dehumanizing excuses our people always seem to elicit from people in power that make our Christian Brothers and Sisters accept their reasoning as if it was uttered by the Almighty.  Lastly what I see with my own eyes begs the question from my conscience.  “Are we loving or can we really love our neighbor as ourselves”.

Issue 6:  Unending ‘REGISTRATION’ to Vote?

What does it mean ‘Register to Vote’?  I’m confused because I thought that once you are registered to vote that it was a one time deal.  A record of your information is permanently created Right?  Now of course if you move or change your voting location it only requires a simple update of your information.  Revelation 21:27 “And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life.”  Oh in case you don’t want to read the chapter it is about Jerusalem.

Now that we have that settled as to the fact that it is a redundant obstacle put in place by those who have achieved power with an unclean heart.  Yes, if a voter goes to an official state government office and provides identification which is verification then why does a voter have to show identification to a non-government volunteer in order to vote?  Right!  If they wish to put a system in place to harass or be skeptical of every voter then you better institute a facial recognition system and not put the onus on the voter to prove their identity when they already done it!  That is why there is an objection to voter ID because it gives unelected and unlegislated power to somebody who is just there as a volunteer to check my credentials.

Now back to Georgia’s new voting law.  I’m speaking loosely here mind you.  Well the scripture says that if you base your law on a lie what did God say about that?  Again, how many times I have to say this.  You can’t have it both ways!  That’s why I cringe when unlearned men and women speak about more layers of stinking obstacles ‘only’ on a voter as long as it sounds reasonable isn’t so bad.  That’s why ‘boycotts’ work because a right so precious as voting is a right that comes with ‘shared’ implications for a better society.  Next paragraph will help explain why.

The Israelites oppressed by bondage in Egypt.  Would it surprise you that Pharaoh knew by taking away straw that the Israelites used to make bricks would cause a backlash against Moses and Aaron?  If this is new to you then you need to take a closer look at your walk with ‘The Father, The Son, and The Holy Ghost’.  Yes it caused Moses to ask God for ‘clarification’ let’s say.  You know where I’m going with this right?  Listen to me now if you don’t get anything else out of this issue.  When the work is so important because it is for the benefit of all it means everybody must suffer to get it accomplished!  Read Exodus Chapter 6 and try to understand.

When the Montgomery, Alabama bus boycott began everybody accepted the fact that it was a necessary tactic to gain dignity as human beings.  There was doubt and complaining why I got to suffer, or I don’t want to upset the ‘Pharaoh’ because he might become even more distraught with us.  I don’t care if humanity has a few more ‘toys’ that make us believe we are now above sacrificing for the greater good.  Is the sacrifice of one man not taught in Church anymore? Did Jesus die for us all?

Romans 14:7 “For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself.”  Only thinking about yourself huh?  How does that work when hatred and oppression are abounding more and more!  So yes, as a Black man I agree with any elected official, company, citizen, sports league acknowledging the truth that all these voter laws are a not so thinly disguised onslaught to elevate people of hatred over people wanting to uplift other people.  Reduce the amount of voters and you can elect all these so called ‘Christian Politicians’ who are the scum of the Earth just going to further enrich themselves.  Yeah right and right now they are called Republicans.  Wow, even when President Trump uses trickery to take his supporters money they still love him.  That’s as great a religion as I’ve ever seen or heard of.  (Sarcasm).

Colored People

COLORED PEOPLE:

The STRIPES of Healing

Founding Statement:

This biweekly newsletter will seek to explain the pain and suffering mainly people of color endure through no fault of their own.  The dehumanizing excuses our people always seem to elicit from people in power that make our Christian Brothers and Sisters accept their reasoning as if it was uttered by the Almighty.  Lastly what I see with my own eyes begs the question from my conscience.  “Are we loving or can we really love our neighbor as ourselves”.

Issue 5:  IDOL GOD IS THEIR GOD

I think I have said this a thousand times.  The ‘DEVIL’ will show you who he is by his actions toward others.  Let the ‘DEVIL’ be the ‘DEVIL’ please and in so doing all will be revealed unto you.  You can’t make this stuff up.  Let me speak about the new Georgia law and then we can all see how it lines up with the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.  It is a crime to give food and water to another human being standing in a voting line.  Romans 12: vs 20 – 21, “Therefore IF THINE ENEMY HUNGER, FEED HIM; IF HE THIRST, GIVE HIM DRINK:  FOR IN SO DOING THOU SHALT HEAP COALS OF FIRE ON HIS HEAD.  Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.”

Now to Idol Gods.  Republicans and evangelicals obviously aren’t following and certainly not living by the word of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.  Who say you then are they living by?  The only other choice is the ‘DEVIL’.  Let’s dissect and compare what God said and what these Republican evangelicals said.  First God said if you say I’m your enemy then at least provide me food and water.  Oh goodness, yes these Republicans evangelicals stated by the law they put into effect that Colored People are their enemy.  Yes they seek to overcome good with evil.  These evangelical Churches are not houses of worship to God, but houses of worship to the ‘DEVIL’.  I bet you every last one of those White Men to include the Governor of Georgia are Pastors or Deacons wherever they go to worship their ‘God’.

Of course this is where law enforcement needs to step up as well.  Those that wear the uniform and are of good will should be in their leaders faces telling these legislators your ‘unjust’ laws will not be enforced.  I wrote a blog post long ago about ‘How Do You Degrade An Organization’.  Dah!  In the military I learned that an unlawful order you are duty bound to not follow.  Oh, for those that don’t understand it means that you can’t hide behind a superior’s order and not be held to account.  You’re still going to jail!  You sit here and do something you know is unjust.  That’s how you lose the public’s trust dummy!

Georgians, your leaders are degrading your great state.  Stop looking at the skylines of your great cities because they’re getting dirty too, and sooner or later someone has to clean those windows too in order to see out of them clearly.  Oh, one other thing about the so called divisions among us.  Romans 16: vs 17-18, “Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.  For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.”  

We’re not children.  Politics are the systems used to govern a just society.  When some people start spewing this vile crap about politics can’t be discussed are calling you a ‘simpleton’.  I also understand that humanity is still a work in progress, but humanity and all related facets of it shouldn’t be shown indifference by the citizens within it.  Pay attention citizens of America to your governments.  If you don’t like it then go through the proper procedure to change it.  Let me be clear so everyone reading my journals know where I stand.  I choose my elected officials by knowing what they stand for.  I don’t support lunatics in clown attire with horns and bear spray injuring police while breaking windows and damaging the halls of government.

Now if everybody else want their ignorant relatives, friends and evangelical church members running the country, then by all means help them get elected.  I’ll take an ‘Atheist’ that is moral and full of integrity living by a code any day over a so called ‘Evangelical’.  Colored People I’m hoping will stop taking all these beatings and say enough is enough.  Start running for public office and whatever you live by do the right thing by those you seek to represent.

COLORED PEOPLE

COLORED PEOPLE:

The STRIPES of Healing

Founding Statement:

This biweekly newsletter will seek to explain the pain and suffering mainly people of color endure through no fault of their own.  The dehumanizing excuses our people always seem to elicit from people in power that make our Christian Brothers and Sisters accept their reasoning as if it was uttered by the Almighty.  Lastly what I see with my own eyes begs the question from my conscience.  “Are we loving or can we really love our neighbor as ourselves”.

Issue 4:  There Are FOUR or More Witnesses to the Truth

I will explain the topic of this issue in a little bit of writing, but first I want to acknowledge to all that seek the truth that America is finally adding every voice to the chorus of her song. The verses are still being written line by line and will come forth when the singers from each race gather to harmonize and belt the tune for all to hear. Now to explain the topic of discussion for this issue.

What was it that one Republican official said, oh “We didn’t send him up there to vote his conscious. We didn’t send him up there to do the right thing”. Another Republican in Texas said what, oh “Only the strong will survive and the weak will ‘parish’ (perish actually)”. I’m not finished yet. What did another Republican do, oh “Orlando is awesome, it’s not as nice as Cancun”. The fourth Republican said, oh “Yes, that’s the plan with Federal assistance to help them pay their electricity bills. I have to give you a fifth Republican, oh “Governor Abbott of Texas, oh “This is the result of the Green New Deal of wind and solar power”. Number five Republican, a Senator from Missouri, oh “I objected to the electoral college certification”. Now what American greatness do you get out of these voices?

I get the feeling that these voices would like to take us back to whips and chains. How dare you pay your taxes and demand good governance! How dare you expect me to care about the people that voted me into office, or better said I only care for the people with ‘money’ that voted me into office. The rest of you are just a nuisance I can whip into a stupor to believe that somebody wants free money (Blacks and every poor White person) and by voting Republican I will make sure the money only goes to the rich. Your response Republican voters? Sure! There is nothing like the onset of a preventable hardship to clear the mind of some of the ignorant among us. Some people sadly will never believe the truth (to which they have the right and God given freedom to remain stupid) and no amount of facts in evidence as stated above will convince them.

Let us first understand why their cognitive abilities are dulled. Romans 10 verse 2-3  “For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge. For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.” That is why you saw all these false prophets last year sprouting foolishness that God wanted Donald Trump to remain the leader of this great nation. Now not only will they have to stand before God and answer for that blasphemous statement, but there will not be any idiots around giving a standing ovation when these false prophets answer God.

I have spoken of this widely known phenomenon about one race in power and the cognitive decay that comes with it. It leads to madness! In a diverse country such as America there is the sense of inevitable might by strength of force that one race will never hold onto power forever. It is insanity to think so. No I will not spend a great deal of time listing all the contributions from people who do not look like one another to the goal or great endeavor of this country. To prove that a land exists where governing by all the people is possible, desperately and unmistakably woven into the fabric of its creation. Anyone that stands before people and lies about that fact is doing it for their own profit. Let me describe it another way. That’s just like somebody standing on the dry floor of the Red Sea after all of God’s chosen has passed safely through and this person thinks that putting both hands on the wall of water will keep it from crashing down upon him. That is the meaning of that stupid phrase “Make America Great Again”. Great for who? Great in what time period? How great is a country that doesn’t empower all its citizens?

Do you know what the word ‘publican’ meant in Biblical times? A ‘publican’ describes a person that collected taxes. What you ask then are the ‘Republicans’? Ask them that question and then remember the answer for it will enlighten you as to whether they even know why they are members of their party and government was and is the major part of their historical record. Ask them why then they seek to distort the purpose of government which is to fund the needed operations of the ‘state’. Ask them was that not the way the Romans formed armies and dominated the world? Did they not erect buildings and help to create an elaborate and interconnected society? Maybe the Republicans are afraid of the truth getting out and the people turning on them. Oh well I guess it does pay to keep your supporters ignorant. For how long though?

Finally, to the truth being told to you more than one time and you still not believing it. Saint Matthew 18 verse 16 “But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the MOUTH OF TWO OR THREE WITNESSES EVERY WORD MAY BE ESTABISHED.” I still fight my impulses every day not to marvel at what I have witnessed. Let me get this straight. I wish to not be under government rule, but I want government to come to my aid when my chosen government looks upon me with contemptible disdain. Yeah, Texans I must commend you for letting your state government feel so strongly about you. I am sure they will help you fix your power, water, gas and winterize your infrastructure. Sarcasm seems an ineffective illustration to fit the situation in Texas. Republicans, I must use one of your Federal representatives word to describe the ‘wool they have pulled over your eyes’. It is awesome to be elected by people to whom you don’t owe nothing in return!

There you have it. Do I need to spell out how to heal from this self-inflicted disaster, or would Texans just like to whipped across the back until there is no skin or muscle left to rip from your bones? Wow! Self government. If that is the manifestation of it I’ll take my chances with ‘everything being done decently and in order’. Yeah I read that somewhere in the Bible too. 

I Found My Brother

I FOUND MY ‘BROTHER’

CORNERSTONE STATEMENT:

There are women and men bestowed with the gift to answer the ultimate question. That question is ‘WHY’. They are charged with rendering an answer that can be understood by the most contrary element of our society. Those that foment, spread and traffic in hate. Our Brothers are in need of guidance and this journal will bring forth a multitude of remedies to address the male illness of unawareness. The answer to the ultimate unknowns of behavior and responsibility.

Those of us given this perception and understanding to interpret the unknown and apply the information to the known is the essence of our charge. Thereafter decode the messages for the people who oppose themselves. This decryption is then presented to the people as the explanation of events past, present and future so they may keep updated to the frenetic changes occurring today and those that will arrive soon. 

Brothers, this journal is a call to all of you to obtain the knowledge that you lack in every part of your lives. As sons. As brothers. As fathers. As grandfathers. As uncles. As cousins. Ignorance will no longer be tolerated, encouraged or celebrated. As the ‘First Father’ has said in his Holy Bible “let everything be done decently and in order”. Honor and truth will not be perverted anymore. Why? Because as a Black Man I will impart all I have learned and gathered for over 54 years of life in America and around the world to the young coming behind me and my elders above me. Why? Things that now appear as they do will begin to appear as they should be according to what is right? Help me see to it as this mandate has been divinely ordered.

Issue Two:

What Happens When the Bombardment Begins?

The bombardment I’m referring to in this journal issue is the bombardment of what goes with that choice. Every decision has applied tasks and implied tasks. If two human beings choose to get married in the traditional male and female union, there are some preparations that must be started for the joining to be successful. The needs each partner has which covers commitment, trust, love and financial security. Which of these structural necessities that order an agreeable union could be discarded when trials and tribulations strike a family? Commitment perhaps? Maybe trust or love? Financial security is a deal breaker because both partners must be able to survive and money is a necessity.

Why don’t we bombard a Black man with confusion when it comes to the requirements to forming a family? Blind his senses in ways that lead him to believe that just the act of marriage is all that is important and the other needs will be added in time. Love will keep us together. Love conquers all. Where there is love there is hope. Love is unconditional (this one I believe is the stupidest bumper sticker façade ever created). Oh, just forget the promises inserted throughout the marriage vows. Let me go one better just to please the ‘helium head romantics’. Even God has requirements on how to show your love for him does he not? 

Then the bombardment starts. The dwelling place is in jeopardy because the income that is supposed to provide for a decent living is no more adequate. Momma and baby are crying, in different ways for sure, that this situation is starting to not be the one they signed up for. Health care is a critical need from teeth to toes and right now a doctor is unaffordable. Now somebody need to come up with some solutions because this moment in time is now unsustainable. Then it happens. Like a fox sliding through a hole in a chicken fence and nothing but ‘air and opportunity’ between him and the hen house. Separation! All too often it is the endgame for many Black men to get out from under the pressure of a family.

All the foolish slogans of joy in every part of life vary slightly in wording throughout the history of Black America. There will be many more times I will state the truth even if it should be obvious. ‘Know what you are getting yourself into before you make that decision’. Once a marriage is sealed and children are born the valves are open and cannot be closed again. A new life has needs and requirements that are nonnegotiable. That is the destruction of the Black family. That is the confusion that has been cultivated from years of the vile cruelty of slavery. That is why some of our people still go around thinking they can be a ‘self-made man’. What nonsense! No, I will not waste space in this journal explaining why that concept is horse dung.

Solution: 

This may sound simple but the potency is beyond measure. Do not abandon your support system! The best way to back up this edition? The words of the First Father in the Authorized King James version Holy Bible. Ecclesiastes 4 verse 10: “For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up.” Maybe this one will reinforce itself. Ecclesiastes 4 verse 12: “And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.” This is one of the cruelest facets of the legacy of slavery. White men did not just strip the Black man of all his dignity; they made sure to dismantle all that the Black man knew would keep him strong. His family! So no sir! We are still hammering away at the outer wall of that monolith and someday we are going to get inside and when we do we are going to set the ‘righteous charges of God on every pillar’ and bring down the whole super structure of hatred and oppression on itself.

I Found My Brother

I FOUND MY ‘BROTHER’

CORNERSTONE STATEMENT:

There are women and men bestowed with the gift to answer the ultimate question. That question is ‘WHY’. They are charged with rendering an answer that can be understood by the most contrary element of our society. Those that foment, spread and traffic in hate. Our Brothers are in need of guidance and this journal will bring forth a multitude of remedies to address the male illness of unawareness. The answer to the ultimate unknowns of behavior and responsibility.

Those of us given this perception and understanding to interpret the unknown and apply the information to the known is the essence of our charge. Thereafter decode the messages for the people who oppose themselves. This decryption is then presented to the people as the explanation of events past, present and future so they may keep updated to the frenetic changes occurring today and those that will arrive soon. 

Brothers, this journal is a call to all of you to obtain the knowledge that you lack in every part of your lives. As sons. As brothers. As fathers. As grandfathers. As uncles. As cousins. Ignorance will no longer be tolerated, encouraged or celebrated. As the ‘First Father’ has said in his Holy Bible “let everything be done decently and in order”. Honor and truth will not be perverted anymore. Why? Because as a Black Man I will impart all I have learned and gathered for over 54 years of life in America and around the world to the young coming behind me and my elders above me. Why? Things that now appear as they do will begin to appear as they should be according to what is right? Help me see to it as this mandate has been divinely ordered.

Issue One:

In order to solve a problem there must be an admittance of what the problem is. The black male has been bombarded with very specific attacks throughout our existence in America. The first attack targeted what we believed we were. A family man enslaved in America. Take away his role as a father, husband and son while stripping him of his dignity. 

The second target was a systemic and constant attack to relieve the Black male of his responsibility to someone else. If the Black male believes that he does not need to help another human being then his efforts alone would end at his capture or death. Therefore strip the Black male of his love for his brother and he will be easily defeated.

The third attack is a doozy. Give a few Black males a morsel of success and then get them to say that it is possible for all Black males to have success if they had these factors at their disposal. A two parent home with a Black father that supported their needs. An enrollment in a proper school with educated teachers. This third factor must be included and it is keep them isolated from too many of their kind. Keep the Black male isolated and with his success intact and he will blame all Black males for their own failure.

These strongholds must be broken apart. The mind, soul and the heart are my targets. When I understood why Black males have been behaving as they do I needed to formulate a solution to the problem. I still believe there is a great spirit waiting to break through to display the Black male’s soul, but it has to be brought forth in ‘decency and in order’.

My first solution is this and I want every Black male to start from where they are now. I know that could be while skills are nowhere to be found. Trouble with the criminal justice system and indebted with unpaid obligations. Behaving badly because of the things you have learned and the response to your actions is giving you the same. Start changing from within. Your mind is the best place to start. Respect yourself and respect others is where you must start. We will go forth from there.

Georgia Sky

Georgia, Look at the Sky

Georgia, I have often marveled at your skyline after traversing across the state line from Alabama. What did I look upon you ask? Well the answer may take a little time of which I hope you give me freely. First I want to address the pandemic of the Coronavirus plaguing the world. The historical record is often in conflict. Humankind in this day and age looking to show superiority to the past in that one area that matters. What is that you ask? Who was first to decipher the clues and who was first to suggest the right counter measures that saved lives? Even when those that are learned among us and those that hold authority in service to us know the answers come after the fact. What, the body creates a defense to an illness prior to the onslaught? Yeah, right!

No one wants to answer this question? Why did we not see this coming? Disease, illness and injury is part of the human experience. Why do so many of our distinguished scholars, leaders, and clergy still believe they can tell from which way the wind originated? My point? Why waste time on things that are not in the realm of humankind to control? Now, back to the reason for this post. Georgia smells different as I cross over from Alabama. The odor or aroma seems to indicate a willingness to always error on the side of progress even after acknowledging the fact that there are those that wish to beckon Georgia back to a flawed and foolish time of racial hatred.

That is my point Georgia. While a disease always gets a head start in ravaging the body, it is walked down by the speed of the cures, vaccines and mitigation protocols that always triumph before humanity is destroyed. The opposite of that scenario should always be the norm when it comes to how humanity chooses progress. Georgia, you have chosen progress! Remember Georgia it can be whisked away from you when you take your eyes off the prize. What do I mean by that? Not taking a serious interest in your government. Capping the top on ideas because the rainbow is not representative of the people. Thinking voting one time solves all those wanting to deny everybody a future is enough. I believe I read somewhere that good and evil is locked in an eternal conflict.

So, looking at the Georgia sky line generates those good endorphins every time I am blessed to behold it. I can only imagine what it must feel like for Georgia’s citizens waking up every day as the mist clears and Georgia calls you to greatness. That is what the promise must have felt like as unselfish women and men of your state sought to embrace the good and shun the bad. If they failed, they would fail choosing to make life better for everyone. This is how Georgia exists in the mind of a Black Man wishing it was so in Alabama.

Colored People

COLORED PEOPLE:

The STRIPES of Healing

Founding Statement:

This biweekly newsletter will seek to explain the pain and suffering mainly people of color endure through no fault of their own.  The dehumanizing excuses our people always seem to elicit from people in power that make our Christian Brothers and Sisters accept their reasoning as if it was uttered by the Almighty.  Lastly what I see with my own eyes begs the question from my conscience.  “Are we loving or can we really love our neighbor as ourselves”.

Issue 3:  State The Obvious

I want to pick up a little bit from the last issue where I said license was taken to commit whatever offense pops into the head in the name of God.  Would you agree with me that God placed in writing his mistakes (as any creature of the creator could fathom a conclusion) for all of us to read, recall, and rejig.  God revealing to us his greatest mistake when he turned over teaching his creation (mankind) about God to Satan.  How Satan turned on God and convinced many angels to follow suit (although those angels only followed Satan because Satan promised them judges) and oppose God in his own house.  Go figure huh.  Wow, so God when he found out his chosen one turned on him he didn’t look to shift the blame or ask for healing before correcting his mistake.  Boy, did he correct his mistake!  He told Michael to handle his light work.  Did he have to straighten up Heaven more than once?  Right.

See, when you have citizens, all citizens to include government officials at all levels and the police at all levels, not subject to every law then that’s when order is moot.  Refer back to the previous paragraph on whether every force of being in Heaven is accountable.  Evangelicals be careful because all of you have been told there’s a get out of jail free card available only to you. Evangelicals you’ve been told for hundreds of years your precepts of man over God is right.  Everyone who is not White is 3/5 a person.  They are not humans as only Evangelicals get to determine what is a human being, and God is what I say God is and he does what the church (which is whatever crazy uncle is available) tells him. 

As I stated in a previous issue, Evangelicals cannot speak for someone else especially someone in power.  Check with the Bible and get back to me on whether Saul on the road to Damascus took responsibility for his own actions.  I’m a Christian as well and I will never say God sent me a devil to lead me to Hell.  God did not send Donald Trump to lead America.  That statement by some of these so called pastors comes right up to the door of blasphemy.  Remember when the Sadducees and Pharisees said Jesus cast out devils by the power of the devil?  Reasoning that way would make since if these Evangelicals (Evan-devil-cals) knew what they were talking about and could back it up with scripture. 

Would it be reasonable to say that these Evangelicals are misleading their followers?  Maybe Satan and a third of the angels after being cast out of Heaven thought that God needed to extend to them an olive branch of reconciliation.  Maybe God made it clear when you make a mistake you are the one responsible of correcting it.  If correcting it means you caste out those that would seek to sow continued division in your house, so be it.  I would liken it to burning your bridges what Satan and his followers attempted to do to God.  When Satan and his angels tried to cross back over (if at all they realized they were wrong) by throwing a rope to other side it landed in a puddle of mud.  Pick a side please!

America, listen to me.  I’m not an elected official.  I’m just an African American man born with the description of ‘colored’ on my birth certificate in 1966.  I lived in poverty as a child.  I have been discriminated against many times as a man of color.  I have been to the heights of authority in many jobs and treated everyone with dignity and respect.  Now all that being said, what I am today is a product of my mother and the United States Military.  What I learned from my mother I had to read, recall, and rejig to finally understand what she meant to me over many years.  Honestly it took that much time to get through my hard head, or as she told me several times I had a smart mouth that would bring me trouble.  She was right.  My service to my country taught me that one valuable lesson in leadership I will expound on here.  ‘State the obvious”.

America just got rid of an engine that had recall written all over its’ maintenance record.  When we make a mistake as a country it counts!  One serious thing I’ve got to address right now.  Please stop disparaging the word ‘charismatic’.  The dictionary has ‘divinely’ in the meaning of the word ‘charisma’.  Because Donald Trump got a lot of foolish people to follow him doesn’t connect him to the divinity!  One other thing I keep saying Evangelicals.  You are not going to get a pass at your judgment in front of the Almighty by saying you were just simply voting Republican.  Good.  That’s said and done.  

Jiggery-pokery is a more fitting explanation of Donald Trump’s skill and appeal.  Frankly let us not forget that he just continued playing on what was already baked into the minds of White America.  The centuries of historical doctrination of White Supremacy in this young country.  What did you expect these people to do when the country they’ve been taught were theirs just by the color of their skin was slipping away from them?  What do you think brainwashed people will do when someone begins to tell them something different than what they’ve been hearing all their lives?  What do you think people will do when they have never had a reason to use ‘reasoning’ or engage in the arena of ideas to build a consensus for their way of life?  Right!  Their way of life has never been challenged or scrutinized as valid for anyone that doesn’t look like them!

Why do you think there is this perpetual violent pushback by a certain segment of irrational White America against people of color?  It hasn’t ended.  Why?  The answer is that there has never been an outreach program to that part of White America that still long for the times where ‘everybody stayed in their place’.  Where old Jim Billy Jethro Harry Bubba made all the sense because they were the leaders of this uneducated sect of White America.  The proof is right in your face!  All these conspiracy peddlers are successful because they know the history of this country!  They know enough never to give the truth to these low-educated people.  They feed them enough to get them going in the direction they desire.  I see it because I have studied and lived a life of Philosophy.  

Like I said to everyone reading this digital newsletter.  If you don’t want the truth there are several choices available to you elsewhere.  Stating the obvious is what I’m here to do.  Compromise with a band of marauders on a lonely road with no help in sight will more than likely hasten your demise.  What is right and what is wrong are the only truths that matter.  If it is right say it is right.  If it is wrong say it is wrong.  There is no need to consider someone’s feelings in the matter.  I have seen both instances and I am here to tell you that the more effective route to take is telling the truth and living with the consequences.  If you do that I promise you God will take care of you.  Only if you are righteous in his ‘Word’ and not an Evangelical telling you what is right.

Colored People

COLORED PEOPLE:

The STRIPES of Healing

Founding Statement:

This biweekly newsletter will seek to explain the pain and suffering mainly people of color endure through no fault of their own.  The dehumanizing excuses our people always seem to elicit from people in power that make our Christian Brothers and Sisters accept their reasoning as if it was uttered by the Almighty.  Lastly what I see with my own eyes begs the question from my conscience.  “Are we loving or can we really love our neighbor as ourselves”.

Issue 2:  Evangelicals, Let’s Talk

I’ll begin with an easy one because us Christian folk should know this.  Out of the Authorized King James Bible.  Revelation 12: 7-9 “And there was war in Heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, 8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. 9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

Now to help those evangelicals that are bench warmers and not reading the scripture as a check on learning (Pastor and congregant must line up the truth) which is a requirement by the way to be a Christian.  This is the irresponsible nature of fake Christianity throughout centuries.  Claim piety for evil acts because the preacher authorized it.  Listen to me.  If God sent us President Trump then God is immoral right?  If God teaches those in authority over us to lie through their teeth then God is immoral right?  If God teaches those in authority to never admit fault or their sins even when God tells them he knows what they did (hint David with Bathsheba) then God is immoral right?  Please evangelicals, you’ve been taught that whatever you do is right for so long that your delusions have become your reality.  Keep reading if you dare!

Of course in the mouth of two or three witnesses let the truth be established.  2 Peter 2:4 “For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment”.  Now the way these two scriptures read to me is that there isn’t an excuse built into those verses.  It clearly reads that those that choose a side receive the rewards and consequences for either selection.

Evangelicals.  This is what the scripture means and stop telling yourselves that I never liked or supported all the things about Donald Trump.  Some of you like saying, “I don’t agree with his behavior or everything he says, but I do support him being against abortion.”  Stop.  Now you’re acting or reasoning as a child would.  Married evangelicals.  Did you marry two-thirds of your spouse or one hundred percent of your spouse?  Come on.  There is no such thing as cherry picking our leaders decisions.  You know you get the entire package.  Come on now.  Stop acting like President Trump putting kids in cages you didn’t support by voting for him.  Remember there in God’s scripture that says anyone that harms children something about a millstone, neck, and cast in the sea.  Yeah, you’re complicit with President Trump and the God awful thing about it you knew the man is an immoral and unrepentant representative of humanity.  Yeah, stop kidding yourselves.  You can’t ask forgiveness for the things he does for him in his name.  President Trump has to do it himself.  No?  So I guess Saul after being blinded on the road to Damascus found religion because somebody else said Saul now believes that killing Christians is wrong.  Sound familiar?

Evangelicals, you know what’s one of the worst feeling in the world?  Believing in somebody you can’t count on.  Evangelicals, you’ve placed God in that category.  God is now a liar, cheat, inciter, seditionist, insurrectionist, immoral and thinks only of himself.  So to evangelicals it makes sense that God would send us President Donald Trump because that’s who God is to you.  I’m pretty sure that God said he is good.  God said no one in 1 Corinthians 6:9 “The unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God”.  Evangelicals, how do you line up your support of President Trump with the word of God?  Right, that’s why so many unbelievers don’t want anything to do with the ‘Church’.

Okay.  Evangelicals.  The next paragraphs are going to really be hard to read and may scare your minds, so I recommend you stop reading right now.  Let’s keep talking then for those that are willing to correct themselves before they wreck themselves.  Oh, this is good evangelicals.  You don’t get to claim innocence because you’re only voting along party lines.  Voting Republican doesn’t relieve you of your choice.  Newsflash.  Remember that little connection to Satan that those angels made.  Their allegiance to him and thus suffer the same fate as him?  Don’t say that.  Don’t say you only agreed with Satan because he said he would keep the streets of Heaven clean better than God.  Don’t say Satan told you that he was more powerful than the one who created it all?  Don’t say Satan promised me a cushy job if I would back him over God?  In human words, The United States Constitution is God and President Donald Trump is Satan and the people cast him and his angels out!

This next to last paragraph is for the rest of America.  There is no requirement or need to extend the hand of reconciliation to those who oppose America period!  That’s not the example we were taught by the Almighty.  You either check yourself or find another country to live in.  There are plenty in the world that will take lunatics.  I’m a Black American.  The Authorized King James Bible teaches me to “love they neighbor as myself”.  It also teaches me to welcome them back into the fold only after they (individual converts him or herself) remind themselves of what’s right and what’s wrong and keep fidelity with such.

Evangelicals, if you wish to support the Republican Party and I don’t care either way; then maybe you all should demand that your party stop pricking at the worst emotions in all of us and put forth a man or woman that is truly moral.  I said moral not perfect.  Somebody that can admit when a mistake is made and acknowledge it.  Evangelicals tell your Republican insurrectionists to stop falsely saying government is the problem.  Check out 2 Peter 2:10.  Again, healing starts with telling the truth.  As Christians, all of you should know better.  More citizens voted for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.  President Trump lost reelection.  God didn’t send us President Trump in the first place.  He just allowed us to suffer from our own decision.  Only God is good as his son Jesus Christ said.  Sorry evangelicals, you picked the wrong side.  Are you really willing to be cast into hell with Satan?

Remember Georgia

Remember Now Thy Creator

Georgians.  Remember some of you when the Civil Rights Era was nationalized and the people of Alabama and Georgia were faced with a huge choice.  The state governments were planning an international airport and were scouting locations between Birmingham and Atlanta.  The final decision was made to build it in Atlanta because certain men and women went to those in power and told them that it would make a greater Georgia for all her people.  The same choice is front of you now.

The United States of America must move forward.  Prosperity can only come from those who believe everybody deserves a share of it.  Republicans do not believe that and that is why Birmingham missed the chance at reconciliation that Georgia took advantage of.  Send the Democratic candidates Jon Ossoff and Rafael Warnock to the United States Senate.  There they will extend that great decision your men and women made to let the future come.  I write all of this testimony because I’m from Birmingham.  I still love the state of my birth, but I will forever be injured by the decisions Alabama made during those horrible times of oppression.

Atlas, I am a child of Alabama.  I also love my neighbor as myself and I know that there are people that do not love.  The selfish nature of hatred has consequences Georgia.  Fight for a Georgia that is better for all.

Victor E. Moseley

A Child of Birmingham, Alabama

COLORED PEOPLE:

COLORED PEOPLE:

The STRIPES of Healing

Founding Statement:

This biweekly newsletter will seek to explain the pain and suffering mainly people of color endure through no fault of their own.  The dehumanizing excuses our people always seem to elicit from people in power that make our Christian Brothers and Sisters accept their reasoning as if it was uttered by the Almighty.  Lastly what I see with my own eyes begs the question from my conscience.  “Are we loving or can we really love our neighbor as ourselves”.

Issue 1:  Address Your Wrongs

Let’s start at the police.  Our United States Supreme Court has issued God Power to the police to conduct themselves under the direction of evil’s edicts.  What do I mean by that?  The Supreme Court says that without the mandate of God’s spoken word tying their hands, the police should not be subject to that verse that says, “everything be done decently and in order.”  This was too high a doctrine to follow.  Turn the police loose on every citizen and particularly citizens of color and only good will ensue.  

‘Qualified Immunity’.  Explanation.  Qualified means to be skilled in the requirements of a specific task.  Immunity is to be protected from something.  Taken together these two words are now meaningless when it comes to the United States Supreme Court decision granting the police their God power.  What reasonable, mature and righteous person would say that the police must operate above the law?  Who would stand forward and say that the police are conducting a job with righteous discretion?  Where are the examples of accountability that informs every citizen that when the police while exercising this ‘Power’ acknowledges their errors?

Oh, I haven’t even gotten to the point that the police are human beings just like everybody else.  So what college educated white man (Really, you didn’t know they always made the rules) thought of this doctrine of ‘Qualified Immunity’.  Yeah, they created a class of citizens that are completely untouchable.  Oh, almost forgot, so qualified immunity also means that the police doesn’t have to know right from wrong in the performance of their duty.  That is left to ordinary citizens to prove this person has the moral capacity present within their conscience at the time they indiscriminately kill other human beings.

If you’re beginning to get the feeling that I would trust an atheist with judging a situation righteously you’re right.  I’ll give you one example of why I believe that allowing anybody in authority to be unchecked produces human tragedy.  The police encounter drug addicts regularly.  In mental health we know that we must self-care on a regular basis or the build-up within the profession of all the issues they must work with clients to solve could be detrimental to their overall health.  How a drug addict thinks that every time they use somehow doesn’t show a negative to their life’s balance sheet.  How every transaction involving drugs of any kind in which they’ve loss control of goes through and shows a deficit.

What do you think it does to a police officer that encounters the issues and troubles of the human beings they must interact with constantly?  Don’t say it.  I’ll say it.  I have dedicated my life to answering the one question.  Why?  It is easier for human beings to solve their problems by ignoring them.  Postponing them by whatever means available to them.  Projecting them onto others that point out our faults.  What makes you think (I’m talking to every human being) just because they hold a position of authority and power they are immune to the things that plague all of us?  Right, so our laws are written by people who don’t wish to deal with the human condition and this indifference has resulted in atrocities in the name of the law for centuries!

How do we stop the onslaught of degradation when so much of our history has celebrated it?  Yes I mean describing people of color in our judicial system as monsters.  I mean darkening their skin because so many people loved him playing football but not so much when he married a pretty white woman.  I mean judging children playing in parks with toy guns as threatening and rolling up on them shooting as just routine police work.  How do you heal when the wounds are constantly split open again and again with malice?

The healing starts when you have a more diverse group of people that not only say they have a higher moral code, but actually show it in the policies they put forward.  Let me say this and say it loudly.  Nobody speaks for God!  If all these folks that claim piety in their decision process when in authority, then answer me why they flip back and forth between good and evil by which way the wind blows.  Most people don’t want another human being speaking for them let alone someone they love.  Where did this novel idea arise that God needs one of his creation to speak for him?

So when a leader protects her charge from accountability which shows clearly they are in the wrong it degrades her authority just as it would for a man.  Stop!  What’s the old saying.  When you find yourself in a hole stop digging! Healing starts with telling the truth!  How hard is that to understand.  It’s vexing.  Vexing I say.  Lying harms your mental health.  How hard is that to understand?  The magnitude is enormous when our leaders lie to us and we think it’s funny.  If half of us believe they are losing power, so what.  The country is governed by majority rule period.  Get over yourself and move on.  We are not destroying America today, tomorrow or in the future.  America is moving to heal all her wrongs.  Let it play out.

CRISIS AVERTED

Voters. Citizens. I’m Truly In Awe

First, before I continue this celebration of what all of you did on November 3rd of this glorious year of our Lord 2020.  I want to extend my gratitude to all of you who voted to eject President Donald Trump from our cherished White House office.  Honestly, I’m glad all of you understood that there isn’t another country that would take us in if we’d lost America; and I sure don’t want to move to another land where the citizens there would undoubtedly have looked upon us with sheer repugnance.  Here we would stand in the eyes of the world as failing to sustain, grow and then reflect that moral virtue of goodness we so ardently strive to achieve.  Pity it would be to lose that so foolishly.

This is one crisis we averted thanks to all of you!  Congratulations to President-elect and Vice President-elect Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.  Everyone who so righteously visit my site know that I seek the truth and spread it when I find it.  Thank you from the center of my heart for reading my compositions.  Listen to me now.  This post isn’t to let you know that this achievement ends our struggle.  My life’s work is centered on Philosophy and Mental Health so what I’m telling you now is that the work you did on this election to save our country from an unsuited man like President Trump must be sustained.  I couldn’t release you from your responsibility as a citizen no more than I can release myself from my responsibility.  

All of us must realize that as voters the word entails engagement and understanding that our country and world needs our attention.  Weave this mindset into your environment and I do mean your piece of where you live and the greater families, communities, states and America.  Yes, I am confessing to you it is exhausting when you work so hard for other people to be born, survive and thrive in a land of their choosing without having to encounter men and women pedaling evil in the hopes of obtaining power.  If you hadn’t noticed in my State of Kentucky, Senator Mitch McConnel ran an ad praising Confederate monuments to play on the worst emotions of hate, fear, and ignorance in the human condition.  He took them down as I wrote common sense counter arguments against this kind of malicious hatred targeted at my White Brothers and Sisters sacred votes.

I no longer shake my head or laugh at the clear obvious nature of the message in those ads because shaking my head isn’t doing something to call it what it is.  It is pure HATRED BAITING plain and simple.  Please, all citizens if you notice what your elected leaders who by the way collect a handsome salary and retirement are doing to call them on it.  Voters, citizens what you let pass becomes law.  Yes, what you let pass and it is just like legislators passing laws is what will stand.

For many of you, those citizens and voters that live in Georgia, your duties are not over yet.  Send two Democratic candidates Mr. Warnock and Mr. Ossoff to the United States Senate to hold Senator McConnel accountable for his belief that voters are swayed by a message of hatred and ignorance.  That the way to a voter’s conscience and their support is through taping into his or her vilest nature.  If you are tired of this sort of message then show up to the polls or mail your ballot in Georgia and tell Senator Mitch McConnell that you’re not buying this degrading of humanity in an attempt to win your vote.  I’ll bet you one other thing that results from voters rejecting this.  You’ll see America swing fully back on the track of seeking that moral virtue of ‘treating thy neighbor as thyself’.

Thank you all once again for voting.  The work will never be done.  The work can never be finished.  The book on America is incomplete enough as it is with some of the chapters missing parts of the story that could explain why we so eagerly toy with our own destruction!  The history we can make now for ourselves has to be the one forged in righteousness.  That doesn’t require any of us to be religious.  It only requires us to know our actions or inactions have consequences.  Please let the energy you charge and send out be directly captured to power the good in this world.

Mother Se’May Sayer: The ARC of Time

Mother Se’May Sayer:  The ARC of Time

Season Two:  Episode Three:  The Cost of Leadership:  The Salvation of a Nation

Prologue:

(Mother is still electrified and also mystified that the Timer granted her an audience.  Clearly hoping that the encounter would continue, she has resigned herself to accepting the possibility that it was a one time deal.  I still need information about how slavery lasted over 200 years from the early 1600s to the time Abraham Lincoln was elected President and issued his Emancipation Proclamation.  How did he persuade other white men of questionable character to pass the 13thAmendment through Congress and he sign it?  Slaves still wouldn’t be officially free until it was ratified by two-thirds of the states in existence then.

How did President Lincoln convince these men to even write such an amendment?  See, that is the problem with history written from a single point of view.  It provides little or no context at all to the thinking of the people creating the laws of the land in that monumental period in America.  Let me be clear on this as well, it wasn’t because they were members of a political party that moved their conscience to do the right thing.  I’ve read that President Lincoln relied on his faith to line up his beliefs with what he saw being done to his fellow man.  Black people were scattered and treated based on zip code.  If you lived in the seceded states of the Confederacy you were basically screwed.  They had their economic structure established and God help them if there was a better way of making money.  It was ludicrous to think they would from one day to the next give it all up, this economic system of exploitation for the good of the country.

God I pray that you send the Timer to me again.  I want to know more about slavery.  Why build a system that treated the slaves, Black people, differently?  Why the denials out of the mouths of anybody that has ancestors in America that these systems of racism don’t exist?  Can’t people understand that even the ground they walk over is stained with the blood of innocent people for no other reasons than making some people falsely wealthy?  I need to speak to him again.  I must know more.).

Mother Sayer:  (I asked for this.  I have questions that I’m going to get answers to.  Slavery didn’t just keep Black people excluded from full participation in the country they almost single handedly built.  These white men essentially committed subversion against America by eliminating or somehow making invisible the contribution of a large population of its’ residents.).  Let’s get this day started.  Children are you ready for school?

Justus I. Order:  I’m ready Mother.  Be right there.

Doyenne:  I’m coming, just finishing up my look.

Mother Sayer:  Alright.  Your driver is waiting for you.  (Mother knows when she says that the children will speed up their activity and hurry up because she doesn’t like children keeping grown folks waiting.).

——————-1st Interlude——————-

(The children are taken to school and Mother arrives at work on Monday ready to inform her team of the projects that she has approved.  The ‘SAFE ROAD’ project she believes can be ready in a few weeks.  It involves using existing systems set up to alert communities of lost children and like a public service announcement over the vehicles’ entertainment platform to warn drivers of police, ambulance or emergency traffic on specific roads.  Therefore the driver has options to avoid collisions and injury.  Also, there is a chance that the stop lights can be integrated with a pattern that means dangerous conditions exist and drivers should beware of activity in their vicinity.).

Sarah W. Certainty:  Good morning Mother.

Mother Sayer:  Good morning Sarah.  I’ve made my decisions on the files I took over the weekend.  Are you free for a few minutes to go over them with me?

Sarah W. Certainty:  Sure.  

Mother Sayer:  The ‘SAFE ROAD’ project I believe could be accomplished within a short time period of say a few weeks.  The entertainment project is a top priority as well.  The mentoring software program is good because I believe it can focus a lot of direction and much needed support in the right way to at risk children.  The ‘FIRST BORN’ software database is interesting.  I’m curious about it and having my own ideas about how a family structure is fulfilled.  That one I want to be included in its’ development at each stage. (Mother gives Sarah the last three she approved and closes her office door.).

Sarah W. Certainty:  I will tell them to come up right away and inform them on how you want these projects handled.

——————-2nd Interlude——————-

(The morning has turned into early afternoon and Mother is about to open her office door when she senses that her visitor is about to reveal himself again.  She tells herself to remain calm as no one has appeared yet.  Then her body feels heavier once again.  The Timer has returned.).

Mother Sayer:  Timer?  Do I have the name correct?

The Timer:  It is I Mother Sayer.

Mother Sayer:  (Okay, I’m taken aback that he is using my required name.  It could be that I’ve either earned his respect in some way or that he is respecting my title at work.).  I was hoping I would have an audience with you again.  Am I allowed to know more about slavery and the young country that used it to gain the prominence in the world it has today because of it?

The Timer:  Let’s talk about a President.

Mother Sayer:  A President?  Which President should we talk about?

The Timer:  President Abraham Lincoln.  How this man solely decided whether Black people would be free of the scourge of slavery.

Mother Sayer:  Okay I’m listening.  What acts did President Lincoln perform that freed my people?

The Timer:  I sense you are looking to pour indignation onto the architects of your country.  Please, if you will bear with me for a moment in time; I will show you the forces at play in maintaining the status quo.  Nothing can ever be done in the realm of humanity for good without a cost.

Mother Sayer:  Yes I know.  (Mother knows he is right.  In order to truly hear what he has to say she must control her emotions.  Don’t be a child that still needs her mother’s milk to survive.  Be a fully grown woman able to eat and digest meat.).

The Timer:  (She’s realized a truth.  Don’t assign her the mantel of one that asks ‘WHY’ yet.  Keep testing her.).  Let’s take a look at what was a new party at the time President Lincoln was in office.  The Republican Party.

Mother Sayer:  I’m aware of them in this day.

The Timer:  Did you know there were many in the Republican Party that wanted slavery abolished?

Mother Sayer:  Please continue.

The Timer:  President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation wasn’t worth the paper it was written on.  It served a crucial purpose none the less.  It put his party on notice that whatever America would become she had to be moral.  Lincoln’s faith and his judgment would rest on that.  President Lincoln knew he would take the blame for allowing slaves to be seen as human beings.

Mother Sayer:  Wait.  Wait.  Wait.  Are you saying President Lincoln gave cover to the members of his party by taking all the responsibility for ending slavery?

The Timer:  Yes.

Mother Sayer:  Please continue.

The Timer:  President Lincoln supported the 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution that ended slavery in America.  Nothing happens unless somebody stacks all they own to accomplishing their task.  President Lincoln knew his life would be forfeited.

Mother Sayer:  Wait.  Are you saying President Lincoln knew by supporting the 13th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States that he was giving away his life and liberty?

The Timer:  Does this surprise you?  (The Timer sharply observes Mother Sayer for any reaction deemed to be inappropriate to this revelation.).

Mother Sayer:  It wouldn’t change any minds outside of the capital.  Why do it?  I mean why put your life on the line for slaves.

The Timer:  Good question.  Leadership has many requirements wouldn’t you agree?

Mother Sayer:  Yes it does.  I know where you’re going with this and the understanding is that you consider all possibilities when you’re at the top and decide on what’s necessary and best in the moment and how your decision could impact your country going forward.  You not only represent the strong but the weak as well.

The Timer:  Ah, the military doctrine has influenced your response hasn’t it.  What would you say if I told you that there is a level in life where decisions must be righteous.  Only one answer is possible.  Would you believe such a place existed?

Mother Sayer:  (Mother ponders her answer and somehow she knows what the Timer has stated has always existed.).  I know it has always existed because human beings need the certainty of right and wrong to govern their decisions.

The Timer:  Quite right about the reality that a choice never had more than two options.  What I speak of is the reality, realm, and spiritual forces that can be released from such a phenomenal decision.  Life changes for good or evil in the hands of those chosen to wield it.  May I show you something?

Mother Sayer: (I asked for this.  Do not waver is what she thinks even if it slams against your senses.).  It is what I have asked of you.  Show me.

The Timer: (The Timer immediately cuts the room in front of her as if he is peeling back the covers from a cold bed.).  Do you see the streams of energy?  They dance like lightning strikes announcing a coming rain storm do they not?

Mother Sayer:  I am feeling the heat like a blanket.  It reminds me of standing outside in  Birmingham, Alabama at the height of summer.  At 12 midnight.  I also acknowledge the electrical charge going through my clothes.

The Timer:  The electrical power of this realm has granted you safe passage at my request.  This energy is fed by spiritual decisions.

Mother Sayer:  Wait, spiritual decisions meaning the actions we take after the choices we make good or evil feed this realm?

The Timer:  The Creator of all has made it so.  This is what the prayers of countless souls that are wronged produce in this realm.  

Mother Sayer:  This energy.  Is it what the Creator taps to know whether his creation is sincere?  Ah.  The Creator.  The Trinity.  The Father, Son and the Holy Ghost can tell whose prayer has fed this realm?

The Timer: (She is a zealous discerner of the truth.  Can she handle what she is about to discover?).  From such power you see are born of a directive in his words of ‘faith without works is dead.’

Mother Sayer:  A prayer without action wouldn’t produce even a spark is that what you’re saying?

The Timer: (Good.  She is figuring it out.).  Now, President Lincoln’s faith revealed the possible to him.  He had to make it happen in the world you live in.

Mother Sayer:  Stop.  Are you telling me he knew that the economy of the Southern States were wholly dependent on the exploitation of slaves?

The Timer:  You’re asking a question in which you already know the answer.  Please.  I thought you wanted to know why Black folks were never truly freed from the bondage of slavery.

Mother Sayer: (Mother, she tells herself, don’t do that again.  Can you handle it?  Don’t tell him to send you back before you pee your panties.  Otherwise, I’ll slap you myself if you stoop below your upbringing and lived experiences again.).  Forgive my ignorance.  It won’t happen again.  You were saying Black folks were never freed from slavery.  What do you mean by that?  The economic system deprived us of any meaningful chance of equaling the wealth gap.  Well we’ll never see the backpay, loss of savings and investment along with the honor of transferring our wealth to future generations; the freedom we now have to catch up this wealth gap is ludicrous.  

It’s like Black folks entered a race that started 200 years ago on foot while White folks were given a head start riding a horse.  Black folks weren’t given the rules or the course to follow and told to just start walking knowing they’re the ones that worked for the very money White folks used to buy the horse.

The Timer:  Now in order for that to change somebody had to be willing to pay the price.  A cost is always expected when evil must be abolished.  In the time of President Lincoln, he chose to sacrifice himself for the continuation of his country.  By no means should you take this act of his as a run of the mill decision made by a leader.

Mother Sayer:  Nothing good comes without sacrifice.  Nobody, no country, nothing good survives unless it is fought for with the only true currency you have.  Your life.

The Timer:  Your understanding has exceeded expectations.  I’m glad the 66 books of that Bible aren’t thumped and held up in the air by another village idiot.

Mother Sayer:  I know one of the powerful ways to human knowledge and understanding is to learn from examples shown to us.  Tell me more.  Was President Lincoln shown the potential destruction of America if slavery were allowed to continue?

The Timer:  Now, let’s learn about how such a system was created.  Slavery, just like any economic system needed support and enforcement to remain the law of the land wouldn’t it?

Mother Sayer:  So tell me how did it happen.  Who supported keeping slavery as the economic system of the South?  Was it baked in, wait, it had to have the weight of law.

The Timer:  Now you are truly beginning to understand.  Listen to me right now because I’m not going to entertain your righteous indignation again.  I’ve revealed some truths to you and excused your anger about the treatment of your people by your country.  Forgiveness will not come if you jump to conclusions again.  Understanding such a horrible record in all the history of mankind isn’t possible for 99 percent of your country.

Do you wish to know why?  I’m asking you first before I reveal the answer as I don’t know if you’re capable of processing the answer.

Mother Sayer:  I am able to understand and comprehend your answer.

The Timer: (No turning away this one.  She has made her choice.).  The majority of human beings that inhabit your country aren’t truth seekers.  What doesn’t harm them is of no consequence to them.  If a fellow human being is denied dignity and justice, they wouldn’t care because they feel the perpetrators of the crimes against humanity won’t come for them.

Mother Sayer:  Like the German citizens that stood by and watched a sadistic madman round-up and slaughter, butcher, and degrade Jews.  None of them cared because they didn’t come for them.

The Timer:  It starts with what you would call giving cover.

Mother Sayer:  No need to explain that one.  I got it.  Cover is believing that if you support something that fights for the causes you hold dear; it shields you from responsibility of the actions of that organization.  Like if I’m a member of a political party and although I vote for their candidate I can claim innocence for the evil that person commits because I only support the good things about that political party I believe in.  Just the leader of that party is evil has nothing to do with me.

The Timer:  Ah, quite right.  What would you say if during that period of time in America when slavery was the only viable option for economic security you had to do some evil things to keep it in place?

Mother Sayer:  What evil things?

Waking slaves up in the middle of the night after a long hard hot work day that began at dawn and ended at sunset.  Never giving the slaves a moment of peaceful rest.  How about putting a collar on them to maintain control of them like a dog.  Picking out a male slave in the middle of a cotton field and beating him just for shits and giggles.  

Violating and impregnating women and young girls to keep the stables full of labor.  Forcing Black men to watch as these violations occurred and killing any Black man that tried to intervene.  Oh, this next tactic is good.  How about terrorizing slaves randomly and without warning by any white person at any time.  This leads to slaves warning their children, friends, family about the violence that could be inflicted upon them at any time.

Mother Sayer:  Right.  Oh my God. We tell our sons and daughters to beware of interactions with the police because they could kill you for no other reason than they feared for their lives.  So, we are inflicting mental harm on our community without even knowing it.  This is a time honored method of keeping slaves under control.

The Timer:  Are you surprised by this revelation?

Mother Sayer:  Yes.  It is shameful.  I can’t recall an instance where a single person of a different race I call a friend tells their children to be cautious around the police.  We’ve done it with good intentions, but I know now that doing something you don’t know the origin of can be self-destructive.

The Timer:  Now that is the background I wanted you to fully grasp before you’re granted permission to receive the full truth of slavery.

Mother Sayer:  I understand what happened to slaves all too well.  I can use my imagination as I know how cruel and sadistic human beings can be and are still.

The Timer:  What President Lincoln accomplished required him to put his life on the line.  Nothing of value is ever accomplished unless he or she that starts it commits to its’ completion.  That is the essence of ‘SALVATION’. 

Mother Sayer:  He knew by putting his name on it that it would rest in history.  Ah!  He had advisors that reported back to him how these systems were created.  How they remained a viable business model.  How you kept your stock or slaves in check.  How the laws were created around it were unjust and couldn’t stand the gaze of a righteous God.

The Timer:  Yes.  You are correct.  Now by considering the massive scope of what slavery was and what benefits it held to the Southern States to keep that system in place can you understand the reciprocal and equal pushback to dismantling it.  

Mother Sayer:  I don’t care if America wishes to hide her filthy and depraved past.  I still want to know more detail about the systems of slavery.  The economic, oppression of wealth, the mental terror as well as the physical terror that never let up where slaves were concerned.

The Timer:  Exactly.  All will still be revealed no matter how long it takes.  An account of history will never be successfully suppressed.  May I continue?  Now to dismantle a system you must use like force to replace it.  A law that uproots and replaces a law is the only way.  President Lincoln knew he couldn’t write something that applied to only a portion of the country.  He had to make sure it applied nationwide did he not?

Mother Sayer:  We’re talking about the ‘SALVATION’ of a nation now aren’t we?

The Timer:  You have satisfied my requirements for this meeting.  I commend you for that.  Don’t come at me again wanting the conclusion before you hear all of what you must hear.

Mother Sayer:  I understand.  My apologies Timer.  This information.  I’m sorry.  I must know.

The Timer:  We will speak again.

Epilogue:

(With that the Timer returned Mother to her realm.  She immediately prepares herself for her next encounter with the Timer.  One of the questions she will ask is why descendants of slave owners don’t understand that lineage is akin to history.  It’s not disjointed or misplaced.  As God created the Earth in Six days, what he created on the 1st day didn’t disappear but was added onto in the 2nd day.

That’s the essence of the argument for reparations for all the stolen wages of slavery.  Let’s see you work for 1 year and don’t get paid and see what it does to you physically and mentally not to mention the quality of life you’ll have.  Oh right, it’s okay to give a trillion dollars to the already wealthy while claiming money problems for the poor and needy.

One thing is for certain.  Looking at what your leader does is the only thing that matters.  President Trump wouldn’t come close to the faith of a President like Lincoln because he has never fought for anyone but himself.  If anyone believes otherwise they deserve what they get for lying to themselves.).

Mother Se’May Sayer: The ARC of Time

Season Two:  Episode Two:  May I Present, The Timer

Prologue:

(The days are longer now with everything I must maintain.  Doy and Justice righteously need my teachings and parenting.  There is also the home I provide for everyone needs to be kept up.  Fortunately I have dedicated staff that takes care that everything concerning a home is consistently handled.  The ARC is operating efficiently and turning a profit.  All key positions in the company are filled with competent and creative women and men.  I can’t shake the thoughts I’m having of late that deals with the origin of this country.  How did America become what it is today?

Why did it establish the systems then that’s left a legacy of unbalance in many parts of human existence.  Economics, the economics of slavery, laws, and a defacto male caste system that denied liberty to the powerless.  More clearly to the point is that power only resided with European men of Caucasian descent.  Okay I got that part, but how did they create these systems in the early formation of America that still today underpins how America values, views, and vilify Black people?

Maybe it’s Black peoples’ punishment for allowing ourselves to be enslaved for hundreds of years creating vast treasure troves of stolen wealth that still line the pockets of slave owners descendants.  Dreams invoke in me the need to interpret them.  I hope an expansion of knowledge is headed my way.).

Mother Sayer: (Mother is on her way home on a Friday.  It has been a stressful week.  Overseeing the software development of ‘SAFE ROAD’ which has created so many ideas and analysis of can it be effective not just on roads in America but roads in every country.).  I’ve got to look these files over this weekend and give the creative development teams my decisions on Monday.  Sarah, can you make sure I have the files I need ready for me before I leave?

Sarah W. Certainty:  Yes of course Mother.  I’ve just about finished with them.  The last proposal was just dropped off a few minutes ago and I’m entering the data into our network.

Mother Sayer:  Good.  Can you put the one about road safety on top?  That one I’m getting a good feeling about because so many drivers are unskilled, old, young, and inexperienced.  

Sarah W. Certainty:  The ‘SAFE ROAD’ file is on top along with the six files that need your approval also.  By the way, have you decided where you’ll volunteer your nursing services in order to stay skilled and current?

Mother Sayer:  I have three places in mind.  One is a drug treatment clinic.  One is a free medical clinic.  The last one is one I’ve yet to lock down because I will practice my nursing license in a impoverished neighborhood of color.

——————-1st Interlude——————-

(Mother arrives home safety and finds her children deep in study.  A snack was provided and dinner will be at 7:30 pm.  She places the files down in her office and turns to go upstairs to her room to change, shower and get dressed for dinner.  

As she goes about placing the memories of her day in proper context for recall later, she thinks again about her country.  How did America survive all the contradictions and still prosper into what historians would call one of the greatest nations to ever be formed upon it?  How could a system of slavery last hundreds of years and produce such stunning and consistent growth?  Did my people, Black people, make America what it is today?

How did they do it?  I mean how did it start.  There must be a record of how it was done somewhere.  There has to be.  How did a loose collection of indebted men and women set sail from Europe in search of a life where they could purge their old sins and create a fresh start.  What was the plan after they got here?  Ah, oh well, maybe it’s in some history book somewhere stuck in a corner of a library at an old church on the east coast.).

Mother Sayer:  N’tare, I’m going to my office to review some paperwork.  Call me if you need me to do anything.

N’tare Boulder:  Very well, Mother Sayer.  I’m straighten up the kitchen and the house with the staff members and prepare for breakfast tomorrow.

Mother Sayer:  Alright then, will see you then and goodnight.

N’tare Boulder:  Goodnight.

——————-2nd Interlude——————-

(Mother has completely her review of the files and knows where she will give her okay to move forward on Monday.  She is about to call it a night when she feels an authoritative presence come over the room.  This isn’t normal.  What is going on here.  If there is something I’m supposed to see then show it to me.  She utters the words speak to me or leave.).

Timer:  You want to know things that most people want to keep hidden.

Mother Sayer:  First things first.  Who are you and what are you here to tell me?

Timer:  My position in the Father’s House is to keep a record of what was done on Earth and where and when it happened.

Mother Sayer:  Your name is?

Timer:  My name is Timer.

Mother Sayer:  Yes Timer, I do have some curiosity as to how the early colonialists got a country up and running when they didn’t by all accounts have the money to do it.

Timer: (Without another word Mother Sayer feels as if she has just gained 3000 pounds and her joints would shatter if she moved.).  We’ll start here at the place whereas men would say today that I didn’t have anything to do with enslaving Black people.  I wasn’t there is the sentence often used to absolve themselves of the crimes of their ancestors. 

Mother Sayer:  I heard it spoken many times, but it often serves to squash the conversation because there’s no documentation on how the system of slavery really began.  You can’t answer the why until you know how.

Timer: (Could she be one?  Not now Timer.  Just test her.  Time will indeed tell.).  Follow along if you can.  

Mother Sayer: (She smells air so thick with greenery, shrubbery and crisp as a sparkling bubbly that she’s almost intoxicated as it overwhelms her sense of smell.  Her eyes seems to see in the distance more sharply than she thought possible.  Hold it together she murmurs to herself.).  This place can’t be done justice by simply speaking of its’ beauty.

Timer:  It is the time before man remakes the world in his image.

Mother Sayer:  Understood.  Please proceed.

Timer:  Beginning where the news broke of cheap labor on the east coast of America, for the record I’ll show you the period mid 16th Century.  Let’s round it up to 1650.  Many landowners were struggling to find labor for their fields.  Make an honest go it.  That sort of thing.  Never fear though.  There’s always strength in numbers.  I’ll come back around to that if we have time.

Now, let me ask you.  If you have 100 acres and no labor to clear it off, no horses to break the ground, and no way to keep hold of it from thieves.  Very little money to buy seeds and for that matter I really don’t know what would grow out here.  What would you do?

Mother Sayer:  I’d realize I’ve bitten off more than I can chew that’s what I’d conclude.

Timer:  Ah, women.  More concerned with decency and honor the lot of you.  I’ll ask the question in a different way.  What do you think a man would do when faced with those realities?

Mother Sayer:  I’d hope he would try to figure it out righteously seeing I’ve read they were quite the religious sort of the time in question.

Timer:  Alright, let’s follow man’s reasoning then.  Take a look and understanding we’re pressed for time I’ll forward the decision making process with that fact in mind.

——————-3rd Interlude——————-

(Mother witnesses one landowner contemplating his situation.  Rising to his feet as he stepped  and straddling his horse and heading into town to inquire at the local gathering place if what he’s heard is true.  He can go in with other landowners to finance a ship and men capable of capturing other men and women and spiriting them away for transport back to America as free labor. 

He takes little if no time to make his decision to join in this alliance. The Timer sees and ignores Mother Sayer’s petition to enquire about the conscience of the men she’s viewing.  The landowners have made their pact.  Now after a few ships have docked and everybody that has wagered and financed the cargo have received some of their return on investment; the landowners are now beginning to feel that this might just work out.

Mind you, there is still no intention to pay these newly acquired laborers.  As far as the landowners are concerned they are property entitled to be viewed and dealt with as such.  Mother Sayer presses the pause and forces the Timer to listen to her.).

Mother Sayer:  So that’s how it begins.  That’s how year after year and time after time right and wrong seems to be more of a guidance than a spiritual mandate than defines behavior.

Timer:  Meaning what exactly?

Mother Sayer:  We like to say our laws are written and blindly applicable to all equally.  Our system of appointed guardians to include the police, prosecutors, judges and elected officials are sworn to ensure a just society by holding everyone accountable to the same law as ordinary citizens.

Timer:  Before a country can truly achieve such a high bar to which America has never achieved.  Let me remind you that what comes out of a man’s heart is what defiles him.  I’ll give you one instance of that happening.  Picture a balance beam with 50 right points and 50 wrong points at each corner.  A man will show you by his behavior that he flaunts the law.  He writes into law that says a human being is worth 3/5 of another human being.  Which side do you think would gain the most points?

Mother Sayer:  The side of wrong.  It would probably gain close to all the points on the scale.

Timer: (Is she a truth seeker?  Could she be one of those?  One that asks WHY?).  That’s just the way things are with human beings.  Humans only relish in what they perceive as a just conclusion to a work in progress.  The embellishment takes place in the form of revising how you got there.

Mother Sayer:  Oh, the change of heart to end slavery wasn’t born out of righteousness?  It wasn’t decided that it was inherently wrong to enslave people for the enrichment of the owners or the noble cause of making America great.

Timer:  Now we’re getting somewhere.  Now let’s quickly review if you want to know more.  America was built by an extraordinary race of people from Africa.  They were enslaved.  The leaders and landowners at the time devised schemes to make it happen.  Money was loaned and the dye was cast.  These unholy alliances formed to make the founders rich and not the slaves.  It was a brilliant and bold idea that worked for hundreds of years because it was backed by the government.  

The fact that a landowner saw no other way to survive tells you everything you need to know about how slavery was solidified in America.  Can’t take something away from somebody that was taught down through the generations how things worked can you?  

Mother Sayer:  Either fail or caste your lot in with mine so we can make a home for ourselves here in America.  Dam these people.  Oh, right they aren’t people, they’re property.  I do understand more now, but I still need more information.  How did it last for hundreds of years?  You can’t tell me a gentleman’s agreement and a few shoddy country hick laws were enforceable that long.  Were they?

Timer:  We shall speak again. (With that, the Timer was gone and Mother was back in her home office.).

Epilogue:

(Mother dismisses all thoughts of piety.  This is a chance for me to find out some things about how this country was formed and why it behaves the way it does.  Is it so embarrassing to admit the crimes against humanity?  Why the pious pompous façade that can only be thrown back in our faces by countries doing the same thing.  No wonder we choose to ignore the obvious indiscretions of people we suppose to hold to a higher standard.  

Do all these so called Christians not understand the meaning of repentance?  How can they follow a man like President Trump that shows disdain for our laws and the entire country.  That’s why I’ve got to know more about how the citizens that have ancestors in America can say with a straight face that stealing the wages of African Americans for over 400 years is irrelevant and old news.  There wouldn’t be an America today if African Americans labor and bodies weren’t exploited for wealth and social position.

Mother is shaking now as she knows there is now a chance she will have the answers she’s always sought.  The Timer she thinks.  What an appropriate designation.).

REMEMBER THIS

TUESDAYS TO GO:             Today is the Day!

Our delivery will be at hand.  Today, November 3, 2020 we as a nation will go to vote for President of the United States.  This post will focus on that office.  Right now the occupant of that scared office has deemed himself a Pharaoh.  Pharaoh Trump has demonstrated his hatred for the needs of these United States of America to pursue the goal of its’ founding.  To seek that nation of Native American brothers and sisters, white brothers and sisters, black and brown brothers and sisters to have justice and sanctity for life as free people.

As the Lord hardened Pharaoh’s heart against letting his people go, the children of Israel; the Lord has hardened Pharaoh Trump’s heart to the suffering and pain of Americans peacefully protesting brutal injustice by the police and whoever enables them.  For those who still believe there is honor in remembering a break away nation, the Confederacy, that fought to keep human being in bondage as part of what America stands for you’re delusional.  I will remark that to this day there aren’t any Israelis celebrating or advocating that their people return to slavery in Egypt.

Now is the time for Americans to prepare for the day we will come out of our homes, places of residence, businesses and our closed minds.  Today, Tuesday November the 3rd, 2020 we will part the Red Sea by a strong east wind and vote at the polls and break the wheels of Pharaoh Trump’s chariots.  The Lord by strength of hand will bring you out.  The Lord has set the way and he has separated good and evil.  There isn’t a question of whether all is subject to God’s law.  Why is there a question of whether those we charge with responsibility of adjudicating the law believe they are above it.  That goes for Prosecutors, Police and Judges.

On November 3rd, 2020 vote out these Republicans sycophants from office and tell them you will not be subject to their race baiting disgraceful tactics anymore.  Vote as if you’re passing through the Red Sea on dry land.  Stop. Wait a minute.  Let’s go back.  Dry land on both sides and a massive wall of water on both sides.  Tons of water just pristinely standing on each side with massive whales, sharks and all manner of life not penetrating it at all.  Is that possible?  I’m getting goosebumps just imagining it if my fleshly mind could I mean.  Wow!  Frankly, I would probably be frozen unable to walk because I’d be just staring in disbelief until someone knocked me over the head with their hand and said keep moving.

All of Pharaoh’s hosts the Republicans need to be voted out.  These problems have been allowed to fester and boil under the very skin of our nation because we, voters, have allowed it.  No more.  Brutal injustice ends today November 3rd, 2020.  Chose Joe Biden as our next President.  Vote for Joe Biden.  Break the wheels of Pharaoh Trump’s Republican chariots and allow them to be washed away by the walls of that Red Sea coming down upon them.  “The honour shall be the Lord’s.”

TUESDAYS TO GO:             Today is the day!

Epilogue:

What are we doing here?  Are we still talking about who won The American Civil War?  The Confederacy lost.  The Israelites were freed from bondage in Egypt by the Hand of God.  Is that fact in dispute as well?  Is Satan still roaming the pristine halls of Heaven.  I’m sure there is a statue of him with both middle fingers raised standing in front of the throne.  Right!  Ever heard of good vs. evil?  Why are we still celebrating the people who stood for bondage and got their asses kicked?  Let me answer this one last thing.  When you fight for a side of a conflict that means you agree with their cause. 

There were none and there are none that were good on the side of the Confederacy, and if your relatives fought for them they were not innocent of the reasons they sought to destroy our Union period.  By the way, ask the angels that were on the side of Satan against God.  Oh, you can’t ask them because they chose a side and lost with Satan.

SEASON II

Mother Se’May Sayer:  The ARC of Time

Season Two:  Episode One:  The Wheat and the Tares

Prologue:

(“The question whether you can determine the good or the bad in others ignores a certain truth.  The actions of others after the fact is the only way that question can be answered.  No one knows whether a person is good or bad at the time they’re born.  No one knows the goodness in their heart when you’re present in their company.  How then can a person do business?  How can a person choose a mate?  How can a person protect their goodness when the true nature of a person is revealed to them?

Mother encountered these questions long ago.  She knows her record on the subject matter sits somewhere below .500.  Is she concerned this part of her character or as they say instinctual nature stands as a deficiency.  No she thinks to herself.  Never in a day will she process that truth in no way but this.  I’m below .500 in reading people prior to their acts, but I’m hovering in the high .850 range how I turn the discovery of who means me harm or good to my advantage.  Why is that the case you ask?  The old Bible story of the wheat and the tares she says.  Ah well, you require an explanation.  Okay.

The unknown factor is always present in every part of life.  Even when mischievous persons came under the cover of night and sowed weeds (tares) among the wheat in a farmer’s field; the farmer had to judge whether he could uproot the right sprouting’s based on his knowledge and experience.  The only choice left was to allow both the seeds he planted and the tares the mischievous ones laid beside them to grow to harvest.  Only then can one determine what is good and what is bad.  Time is the only variable that offers answers.  Some crops grow quicker than others while still others you can plant a second season if you’re adept enough at farming.  The key again here when choosing a crop is timing.  The same principle correlates well to human beings.  Human beings have to mature and produce the kind of feedback (crop) that is edible to the needs of other human beings.  Only when you receive them into your circle of needs will you learn if they are the wheat or the tares.”)

“Six months has passed since the General saved my daughter:”

Mother Sayer: (Today is the last day of school before the Christmas break begins.  Doyenne hasn’t shown any signs of her recent ordeal.  Perhaps I should let it be she thinks.).  N’tare, how’s the menu this morning?

N’tare Bolder:  Freshness all around Mother.  I took the liberty of bartering with a vegetable stand to keep us supplied for the distant future.  I’ve tasted the fruits and they are quite sweet.  I trust you will enjoy them as well.

Mother Sayer:  Hmm, thank you N’tare.  I can’t wait to try them.  Where are the children?

N’tare Bolder:  They should already be at the table.  I’ll send a servant up to fetch them straight away.

Mother Sayer:  No, I’ll do it.  I should do it anyway more often than I do.  (Mother goes upstairs to her son’s room and pokes her head in the door.  Justus, breakfast is ready.  Come down to eat before it gets cold.

Justus I. Order:  Coming.

Mother Sayer: (Mother turns and strolls to the end of the hall and knocks on her daughters’ door and says.).  Doy, breakfast is ready.  What are you doing in there?

Daughter Doyenne:  Nothing Mother, just thinking about being in my room and making sure I remember it if I’m taken from it again.

Mother Sayer: (So, I was right to wonder if what she presented to my face was a façade meant to mask the aftereffects of her ordeal.).  You are right Doy.  Being scared is a natural mental reaction to what you went through.  I can’t erase the ordeal you went through nor will I ever try.  All I can say is we both can learn from it.  Do you understand?

Daughter Doyenne:  Learn from it Mother?

Mother Sayer:  Yes Doy.  I often wondered myself why do people do things to other people when they know it will hurt them.  You know what I found out?

Daughter Doyenne:  No?

Mother Sayer:  It is that very pain they seek to cause in order to make a person turn fearful about living their life.

Daughter Doyenne:  Fearful?

Mother Sayer:  Fearful is like not playing sports because the other kids will laugh or talk bad about you if you do.  Fearful is believing the person who kidnapped you telling you your Mother doesn’t love you.

Daughter Doyenne:  He never told me you didn’t love me Momma.  I would never believe him if he did.

Mother Sayer: (Her daughter starts to cry and Mother knows she’s still parentally attached to her Mother, but she knows there is still work to do.).  I know baby.  Crying is a good thing.  You just know I would split a mountain in two if you were on the other side.  You are my child and know that I will always love you.

Daughter Doyenne:  Yes Mother.

Mother Sayer:  Now let’s go down to the table and eat.  Breakfast is getting cold alright.

(Breakfast is energizing and finalizing. Mother knows this experience of her family being violated cannot slip into virtual reality. It was real and my daughter just made a decision I’ve been contemplating all the more justified. I will prepare my children for life as I know it. All the danger. All the foolishness. Every pit of vipers out there I will make them aware of as best I can. I will not falter in my duty because of their ability or inability to consume the knowledge I will bestow upon them.

There will be no more hiding the world from my children. I will make them strong and alert. They will learn what I want them to learn whether they want to or not. If something like this happens again it won’t be because I failed to instruct my children on how to take care of themselves.).

Mother Sayer: (Arriving at the office the last couple of months seems to have some bit of normalcy returning to it. Mother smiles as she remembers all the tears of joy and looks of relief quite frankly on the faces of all her people. Business has returned and ideas are flowing once again. Moves are being made and people are reaching beyond their grasps. This is what its’ all about.).  Sarah, good morning.

Sarah W. Certainty:  Good morning Mother.  I trust enough time has passed so we can get back to the pace of activities we had before this interruption.

Mother Sayer:  (That’s what I’m talking about!  A value can’t be placed on this woman.  Hell I may as well say my oldest daughter that’s what she’s become.).  Right.  Let’s get her fired up again.  I do have some thoughts on where to venture our creativity.  How about Medicine and Media?

Sarah W. Certainty:  Keep going.  Carve me out a direction and I’ll drive a truck through it.

Mother Sayer:  Absolutely my child.  Pointing our fingers won’t get us nowhere but noticed.  Tearing things asunder will clear us a path.  I want to create a team to look at ways we can use electricity or a new category of it to sterilize operating rooms.  Find the bookworms, mathematicians, staff with medical training and put them together.  I want ground broken in two weeks.

Sarah W. Certainty:  Very well.  Now the Media idea.  What did you have in mind with that?

Mother Sayer:  Have you noticed that the entertainment that’s offered of late skims the surface of what life is really like for all humans.  I mean, take a look at comedies on television.  Do they really prize the spontaneity of comedy or is it just thrown in our faces and it’s up to us to figure out why it’s funny?

Sarah W. Certainty:  I don’t know really.  I suppose what they’re trying to do is bring some form of relief from the troubles people are facing.

Mother Sayer:  Yeah, the benefit of the doubt seems a bit of a stretch here.  I believe laughter springs from acceptance. Acceptance of what’s happened to you.  Acceptance of the mistakes you’ve made.  Acceptance that life or people will never live up to your expectations.  Only then can people feel the gift of a hardy belly laugh.  I mean a laugh that sprains the abdomen long after its’ over.

Sarah W. Certainty:  That’s sounds like it would take talent to achieve that’s for certain.  To make someone laugh that hard.

Mother Sayer:  That’s exactly my point.  I’m not in business just to make a dollar.  I want to leave everlasting monuments.  Create dialogue driven shows and reading materials that push the mind to new heights.  For this I must build in some conditioning, ‘a check on learning’ as the military would call it to keep myself in line and growing mentally as well.

Sarah W. Certainty:  Well, let the record reflect that you are submitting yourself to the crucible of accountability.

Mother Sayer:  That’s very good Sarah.

Sarah W. Certainty:  I told you I learned many things as a child that a lot of people would crawl into a hole to avoid having the memory linger in their mind.  My dad taught me through observation that when you take the job you better act like it at all times.  Wavering and uncertainty.  It will cost you your life.

Mother Sayer:  So, if I do this I have to submit to it 100 percent every time I’m called.  I want to call my crucible the ARC Council.

Sarah W. Certainty:  Appropriate as the name of your company is the ARC Incorporated.  Will this council be able to question you on anything they choose?

Mother Sayer:  I was thinking to give them unrestricted access yes.

Sarah W. Certainty:  Power.

Mother Sayer:  Power?

Sarah W. Certainty:  With power comes responsibility.  Every act in the name of it will forever be enshrined in the record. Meaning don’t water down your legend by unleashing things like you didn’t know what would happen if you set it loose.  I’m more in tune to your idea of this council now.

Mother Sayer:  Well I’m glad you are seeing that I’m the one who’ll be facing them.

Sarah W. Certainty:  Oh, a little fight every now and then keeps the reflexes sharp don’t they?

Mother Sayer:  That’s show right.

Sarah W. Certainty:  Good.  You’re covering all the bases and that’s what leadership does.  Preparing to keep yourself strong at all times foresees good tidings for your people and your company.  Just to let you know if I haven’t mentioned it before.  I do love my job and I don’t want to work for nobody else.

Mother Sayer: (Mother laughs.).  I’ll make sure to stay afloat or in the black.  Now what’s this I hear about some squabbles going on in the ranks?

Sarah W. Certainty:  You’ve got some scrappy fighters working for you.  A lot of let’s say talent without the silver spoon spewing garbled speech.

Mother Sayer:  Ah, just my type.  Nothing like hungry associates ready to throw it back in the faces of their ‘daddy will give me a job’ friends.

Sarah W. Certainty:  These are the kind of people you grew up with right Mother?

Mother Sayer:  They’re awaiting their assignments and more importantly where their time here will lead them.  Tell them when you pass down my department positions that growth here is baked into the system.  I’m sure you’ll pass on my expectations.  Growth personally and professionally.  Ability to show leadership and team build.  The last tenet will be known by the ‘who’s standing with you’ at the end.

Sarah W. Certainty:  Whether or not you accomplished the task with guidance or submission.

Mother Sayer:  You are kicking dirt on my heels.  Nice to see my expectations are being met.  You are the daughter of the Don and Sparklett Stone.  Now you have become your own woman.  They would know you have done them good by your maturity and the wisdom you’re manifesting.

Sarah W. Certainty:  That’s not something people say to me.

Mother Sayer:  Then I’m glad I’ve taught you something else.  In the Army we promote those soldiers with demonstrated ability and responsibility.  You’re coming along on the right paths.  Keep strengthening your mind and learning new things and you’ll be taking my place someday.

Sarah W. Certainty:  I would be a great stand in, but I’m not cut out for long term command.  I’m more of a solid right hand.

Mother Sayer: (Mother doesn’t argue with Sarah as she knows you need support staff and the right people in the right places to be successful.  It’s good she knows herself).  Quite right Sarah and I couldn’t hold it down without you.  Okay let’s get those assignments done and out to the departments.

Sarah W. Certainty:  By the way, how will you handle the inevitable conflicts and in-fighting that’s bound to happen.

Mother Sayer:  There is something I’ve been contemplating over the years.  When my father confronted his brother-in-law about stealing his customers it laid a scenario on my mind, but it didn’t produce all the information at that time.  Do you mind if I continue talking over lunch?

Interlude:

(Mother has set the table in her office as she’s had lunch brought up to her and Sarah.  She wants to teach her the way she’s going to proceed with the associates of her company and whether they will add value or deplete her bottom line.).

Mother Sayer:  Sarah.  There is a Bible reading that I’ve meditated on for many years of my life.  It’s found in Matthew Chapter 30.  Basically it says that a field was sown with wheat, but an enemy sowed tares (weeds) in the midst of the wheat.  I bet you’re wondering who among my associates aren’t what they seem.

Sarah W. Certainty:  Are you saying you’re not going to trust your people?

Mother Sayer:  On the contrary.  I’m going to trust everyone to do their assignments.  That’s why it’s complicated!

Sarah W. Certainty:  Oh, I jumped the gun didn’t I?

Mother Sayer:  Right.  You forgot that anything you plant must first grow before it can be harvested.

Sarah W. Certainty:  Yes.  Ah, once they reach some level of familiarity here at the ARC you’ll know if they mean you good or not.

Mother Sayer:  Yes my dear.  That is correct.  Precisely the point I wanted to make.  There’s no way you can look at somebody and tell who’s who.  Just like the look of wheat and weeds are the same when they’re buds.  Now do I expect there are people here looking to sabotage my efforts.  Maybe is all I can reasonably say.

Sarah W. Certainty:  Because you’d be a pessimist if you allowed yourself to be swayed any further than that.

Mother Sayer:  Right.  Only when my associates grow to harvest, or show they’ve fully bought into what the ARC is trying to do and support our efforts.  If not, then I will know who to gather up and purge from our roles.

Sarah W. Certainty:  I’m glad I’ve proven myself here.

Mother Sayer:  You and me both after what I’ve been through.  You’ve been there for me and besides, I’m been authorized to spank you if you disappoint me.

Sarah W. Certainty:  What!

Mother Sayer: (Laughs).  I’m kidding Sarah.  You should see your face.

Sarah W. Certainty:  That’s not funny.  I don’t know when the last time my Mother spanked me.  I hope I’ve shown you respect at all times.

Mother Sayer:  Of course you have Sarah.  So much so that you have two Mothers now.  I’m honored to have your trust and admiration.  I plan to honor your Mother and Father with that trust until the day I die.

Sarah W. Certainty: (Sarah walks over to Mother and embraces her.).  I love you too Mother.

Mother Sayer:  I love you Sarah.  Goodness, so you see why we have to allow our associates to grow until the harvest and then reveal themselves to us.

Sarah W. Certainty:  Yes Mother.

Mother Sayer:  Let’s work on a few more ideas and close early today.  What do you say to that?

Sarah W. Certainty:  Good.  

Mother Sayer:  Oh, by the way.  Is there someone you want me to meet?  I notice you keep your personal life compartmentalized.  Closed off to sight seeing.

Sarah W. Certainty:  Mother.  Ladies keep the heat under a pot of stew simmering.  Just a saying I learned.  I’ll explain it in memory of an old Italian saying concerning the courting ritual.  It’s a little rough so I’ll apologize before I begin.  

Mother Sayer:  Please.

Sarah W. Certainty:  “When a dog has a bone he’ll growl and stare another dog away while gnawing on it.  When that dog’s attention is distracted another dog will steal that bone and gnaw on it and may bury it for later.  A third dog may come dig it up and gnaw on that bone until it’s flavor is gone.  Do you think the dog that had that bone first wants it back?”

Mother Sayer:  No

Sarah W. Certainty:  My Mother always taught me to first, “never to be a bone, and if I’m going to be a treat make sure you’re the only one in the bag and it’s purchased by one buyer.”

Mother Sayer:  Goodness.  Do you mind if I steal that for my daughter?

Sarah W. Certainty:  You like it?

Mother Sayer:  I sure do.  It reminds me of my counselor on campus when I was studying to be a nurse.  He told me that when he was a boy he was so hungry that he vowed to himself that if he married; he would make sure to provide for his wife and children.  He said it was the first step he took in becoming a man.  Mind you, he had some trouble in his marriage meaning his wife didn’t understand that was a critical part of him because of the way he grew up.  Ultimately he gave up on the notion that she would understand how to stabilize a family unit.

Sarah W. Certainty:  Is he still with her?

Mother Sayer:  No.  He moved on.  I’ll tell you what I took from that encounter that day.  I knew I needed to look for the character trait of responsibility in a man because from him I understood he took it as a no failure clause of his marriage.  I’ll tell you that’s a quality in a man that’s invaluable when times are hard.  I know this. 

Sarah W. Certainty:  Did I say how glad I am to have another woman that gives a shit about me?

Mother Sayer:  Many times Sarah. (Mother laughs.).

Epilogue:

(Mother believes there is a need that is going unmet in the health care industry.  Patients with memory loss and cognitive fractures need to know who they once were.  Providing some video history to them when they are feeling distressed could calm them.  Also physical therapy should be a directed activity and not something on a checklist.  How can she make that cost effective?  

Ideas are flowing and Mother is excited.  The main thing she feels is the growth and safety of her children.  She is their teacher and she has to keep the memory of their father alive in them as well.  It will be done she thinks.

Some of these folks that say to trust people because you see the evil side of them aren’t true observers of humanity.  They are the kinds of people who’s had their paths cleared for them so they don’t know how to tell who is a friend or foe.  Their readings of the situation is peripheral at best.  By skimming the edges of the outcomes that are possible with this person they only perceive little damage or little harm from an evil person.

What do you hear most from people in long term relationships?  Families that love each other forever.  Marriages that last a lifetime.  It is known that a snapshot (a moment in time) can be framed and placed in a setting of remembrance, but nobody lives through a memory.  Everybody grows, learns and changes over time.  The hope is that the good is padded more than the bad.  Therefore it stands to reason that if a person is presenting more bad than good; it means they’re more likely to defer to the evil in them than the good.

The Question Is?

Can They Both Be True? At The Same Time?

One nation under God with liberty and justice for all.  Well I say that Nation and God are a dichotomy.  Liberty and Justice for all are as well opposed to one another.  To think it took a pandemic to stop the entire world from going about their lives worrying about every care imaginable to witnessing a black man being murdered in front of their eyes to finally believe that ‘absolute power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely’.  My council told me that this cruelty was presented in full color so that no one would be able to lie to themselves anymore without getting a blot.  

Can both these statements be true?  The police are empowered to administer the law equally to all citizens by the authority of the people.  The police are exempt from that same law authorized by the people for all the people.  Yes, these two statements can be true and are now true.  Can these two statements be true at the same time?  No!  That is the dichotomy that has existed in our system of justice in America.  Oh, we’ve winked and nodded when it only affected a certain segment of the population, but now just like Saul on the road to Damascus was struck blind.  Black people are finally being heard.  Saul too had a zealous nature about him as he went about persecuting Christians.  As Jesus said unto him “Saul Saul why persecutes thou me” in Acts 9:4.

I received the above wisdom from an older Black woman.  A very good friend of mine who’s helped me out of some trying times.  A council that doesn’t deal in BS and she would never tell me my ‘shat’ don’t stank.  It would be a giddy and joyous time if the stakes weren’t so high. Far too long have White people excused the police of their atrocities.  Did it somehow move America toward that more perfect union?  No it did not.  If there are Christians or Evangelicals still out there that believe that sin should be punished on the street, they should crack open that Bible their leader held up in front of that church.  Turn it to John 8:7 “He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her”.

Can those two things be true at the same?  I can see your hesitation so I’ll answer for you.  No they cannot both be true at the same time.  No, the police can’t administer the law and be the judge and executioner!  White people, get that out yo thick head!  No!  You can’t kill somebody because you, the police, pull any excuse for doing so from yo ass and white people accept it.  Okay!  Stop it!  I’m going to give you more scripture Evangelicals to read.  What you just read pertains to serving two masters.  Yeah.  That’s what you’re doing when you don’t stick to the law.  Matt 6:24 “Ye cannot serve God and mammon”.  Can I get an Evangelical to say amen?  I don’t think the Devil likes it much either when you can’t make a choice although I do think he gets a kick out of you twisting yourself in knots over not knowing what’s right and what’s wrong.

Lastly, I want to commend my retired military leaders for reminding the rank and file of the tradition, honor, glory and valor they currently hold in their hands.  Their duty is to uphold the Constitution of America.  The chance for America to make good on its promise of reaching that more perfect union.  I’ve never followed an illegal order in my life when I served in the Army on active duty.  I’ve told my command what couldn’t be done several times and I let them know that if they overrode me I wouldn’t lie to any investigator if something bad happened with their unlawful order.  Oh, let me answer your question because it’s a good one.  As far as I know there is no way to rewind a decision once it’s made.  Your integrity is akin to an ancient landmark.  Once it’s destroyed; the writing about it in history continues except the landmark, (pause) it is gone forever.

Black Lives Matter.  This one death in my opinion shocked the soul of America because our humanity was now in question.  Forget the looters and the opportunists that acted on their worst impulses.  Those people that did that will reap what they sow before they leave this Earth I promise you that.  No it won’t be somebody taking the law into their own hands to give them what they deserve.  Stay focused now.  A life was taken in front of our eyes.  Dismiss any life as meaningless means to dismiss all life and should we do that we do it at our peril America.

Decency and Order

That Decency and Order Thing.  What of It?

First I apologize for the delay in bringing my thoughts forward on a quicker periodic basis.  Nevertheless, this writing will be heavy on metaphors and spirituality laced with warnings of mental anguish if the points are disregarded.  Now, the moment the majority in this country heard out loud what is deep in the hearts of their people.  I know the first impulse that arose in their hearts was dismissal.  I will call the police on you and say a Black Man is harassing and threatening me in the park.  Flee, flee from the anguish that would cause me.  I don’t want to let it linger in my mind.  Well white people, it was already there because most of you weaponize it when your hatred brews inside your mind.  For those that don’t understand I’ll use a metaphor to describe what it feels like in your head when you ignore this truth.

The truth you know about what she said to that Black Man in that New York park was fact.  Trying to return your mind to where it was before you heard it will cause a mental ‘abscess’ in your mind.  That ‘pus’ will drain into your mind with its’ yellowish color and rotting smell and it will balloon in your brain.  Sooner or later it will burst and splash it’s infection to the remaining areas of your thoughts and then you’re screwed.  Yes, that’s what happens when you deny the truth and actually think it worked!

What good are you now?  Just another white person walking around thinking that decency and order is achieved by malice and cruelty.  I read somewhere that when ‘judgment and justice are perverted in a province to not marvel at it’ (Ecclesiastes 5:8 AKJ).  I still can’t believe that the US Supreme Court had to outlaw shooting people in the back.  Really?  Oh, it was okay to shoot fleeing citizens if it obtained decency and order.  I’m curious.  If the prosecutors work for the police?  Who works for the people?  The truth will set you free!

By the way a little on my background.  I served in the Army on active, national guard and reserve status and now I’m retired.  Just so you know, what happened to Mr. Floyd is called a blood choke and yes it is more deadlier than compressing the windpipe.  I’ll leave that there.  I’ve been confronted by the police and I too would never run from them.  You don’t run from evil.  When the shoe fits wear it is what I was raised on.  ‘If the spirit of the ruler rise up against thee, do not yield because it pacifieth great offences’ (Ecclesiastes 10:4 AKJ).  Meaning if you’ve done no wrong, don’t run from evil.

Tell me the meaning of the word ‘façade’. ‘A sour exterior meant to hide a sinister interior is my definition’.  I am an independent leaning Democrat.  In all my voting years I’ve seen Republican and Democratic U.S. Presidents that felt genuine mental distress when they were criticized over their lack of regard for the citizens of America.  You could see it in their faces.  It hurt them when things were said about them.  The one thing I saw the most that hurt them was it was said they didn’t care about people like me.  The elder President Bush, his son, President Clinton and President Obama. Does anyone think that the man in the White House now cares about anybody but himself?  Careful, you don’t want to form another mental abscess.

Listen to me now.  Everything is riding on this Presidential election in the year of our Lord 2020.  Vice President Joe Biden is prone to gaffes.  Ask yourself why?  Remember when family is upset with each other and the one family member trying to restore peace is doing it at a hectic pace.  Not caring what he says.  He just wants to stop the pain.  That family mediator is trying hard to restore order and love on both sides so that the family can come back together.  That’s what I see in Vice President Biden.  He knows he’s wading into the defining crisis of our Republic.  God help him succeed.  All of us (Jew, White, Brown & Black, Asian, Muslim, Protestant and all Religions) are depending on him?

Leadership is Under Attack

Leadership:  Gender Specific or Gender Neutral?

First and foremost before I begin let me put to rest the doubt and disbelief about leadership.  Leadership is a ‘Pillar’ of God.  A ‘Commandment’ that only God can establish and thus cannot be watered down by a political philosophy.  So, leadership is not something that can be parsed into smaller pieces to suit a person who is unable to carry out the massive requirements embedded in the foundation of the word’s meaning. Thus Jeremiah 32 verse 27 (key words) ‘all flesh: is there anything too hard for me?’  Malachi 3 verse 6 (key words) ‘For I am the Lord, I change not.’  1st John 4 verse 14 (key words) ‘the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.’ (Holy Bible Authorized King James Version).

I trust those who’re in tuned to the truth have picked up on the theme above.  Of a truth, everyone cannot be a leader.  Let’s establish some facts about the selection process.  No one knows who is capable until they’re placed in the position.  It is similar to a statement about combat being that you never know who’s going to fight or flee until the bullets start flying.  Mary, Mother of God, was a disciplined leader as she kept her mandate and gave birth to Jesus.  If anyone is confused about what it takes to carry a child to full term go read a book on the matter.  Harriet Tubman’s actions doing a sadistic period in America and she still did it.  Rescuing slaves was dangerous business.  Eleanor Roosevelt and her fight for women’s rights before her husband FDR became President of the United States.

Coco Chanel founder of Chanel in France.  Sybill Storz of Karl Storz GmbH a medical device company in Germany.  Shari Arison is an American-Israeli businesswoman.  Oprah Winfrey is an African American businesswoman.  Jeanne Bice an American businesswoman.  Now I can list a few men here as well, but for the sake of making my point let’s say men have garnered more deferential treatment already say we.  I want a very smart person, female or male, to write an algorithm and crunch the numbers with this one purpose.  Which gender throughout our known history has shouldered more of the burden for equality and human rights?  Which gender has helmed a business of any kind and kept it solvent, recovered it from inept leadership, and garnered the highest returned for its’ investors?  Which gender has brought about justice and dignity in politics?  I want to run the numbers for the last two hundred and fifty (250) years.

When the data is compiled; I want to see the regions of the world that has progressed more toward those commandments that God has laid out for his creation.  I want to see within the places these leaders reside the synthesis if there is one where government, business and churches working together to meet the needs of the citizenry.  Lastly, I want to know which gender performs these high minded ideals better.  I have a belief that women perform just as good or better than men when given the chance.  Taking into the account the control that each example would be from the position of leadership, woman and man.

It intrigues me that most of the historical celebrations have placed men in the spotlight.  Let’s see if history would judge that to be the case when a controlled study is presented.  Albeit we should take into account the suppression and oppression of women by men in the study as well.  I wonder even with that error accounted for would men still be seen as the better leaders?  I acknowledge all the studies of known success stories and biographies of women, but let’s get the question answered once and for all.  Are men or are women the better leaders based on the outcomes they’ve produced when put in charge?  When you’re the leader you’re responsible for it all period!  Leadership is the monument established by God.  You and I means you can’t water it down because the one representing your party’s not up to the task.  The CEO is the leader of the company.  All aspects of the company period!  From the lowest paid employee to the most sensitive of product creation and distribution.

Lastly may I say.  Watch yourself.  You keep bouncing back and forth while tweaking the meaning of leadership to suit the moment.  Sooner or later you’re going to forget the fact that you were never authorized to change the meaning in the first place.  Know the truth because it will keep you free.

The Void



The Void 

A 2ndPost in the Vein of: 

A Tear = A Rupture of the Mind

Quote: “It is a peculiar orthodoxy of humankind to desire discipline, structure, love, intelligence and reasoning for a mind that holds no learning key or guide.  Morals, values, equivalencies, and virtues are essential to many who understand what they bring to a person’s name and reputation, but more importantly what they bring to the sanity and serenity of the mind is immeasurable.”  

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Who Do You Go Unto?

I am writing this post in lieu of the many postings I’m behind on because I have to stop and explain the way massive change happens in the world.  Quickly now, look in your Bible, TAKJV, turning to Exodus Chapter 8 verse 1.  Who is the authority to which God send Moses? Continuing, it’s imperative to understand when change needs to happen there is a straight line to the person, place or thing to bring it about.  Would we all agree to that assessment?  In your Bible, the process of changing Pharaoh’s thinking began fiercely (Read: Mother S. Sayer: The Road to Damascus).  If you’re already there to where I’m going, just stay with me anyway.  Evil is not conquered by gathering in a circle chanting we shall overcome.  Nor is evil defeated outside in the hall when it exists in the chambers of power.  Yes, you face it.  You confront it.  You slam good up against evil.  Metaphorically speaking, that’s what takes place.

Now we wish to rewrite history because we’ve stopped the gushing of innocent blood to merely a steady spill.  Listen to me.  There will never be an end to the innocent loss of life.  It is possible to end, but for it to happen there must still be people willing to face evil in all its’ forms.  The oppression of the hireling in his wages.  The discrimination of anyone based on the shield of religion.  Christians bestowing piety onto an evil man or woman no matter the title he or she holds. Weaponizing the rule of law by allowing it to be unchecked in the hands of those who shouldn’t be practicing it. Judges, who are ill suited for the bench making rulings based on a political ideal.  Lawmakers from local to Federal, cloaked in what ails their mind, purposefully keeping us in harm’s way because no one is willing to challenge them on their prejudices. 

God didn’t tell Moses to tell Pharaoh what Moses would do if he didn’t comply.  God told Moses to tell Pharaoh what God would do when he didn’t comply!  I know, that’s gonna shatter millions of Christians glass minds.  Yeah, God made the threat.  Sorry to disappoint you.  That’s what I’m saying.  Many millions of Americans will still vote for Donald Trump for President for various reasons.  Some have achieved a modicum of success (the worst sort of people believing they are better or washed clean from the poverty or messiness of their past).  Some still believe they can prevent others from getting something for free (I’ve never been able to figure that one out in spite of the fact that everyone pays taxes in some form).  Vexing.  Some still believe their race is superior to another.  Some people believe their money inoculates them from all potential threats to their life.  Some people just want to see chaos because they know humanity is flawed and treacherous.

When Vice President Joe Biden speaks to whom he had to confront (his own apprehensions included) to push the right part of humanity forward, let us not attempt to rewrite history or untether the high cost of all races that joined the fight for equally.  Frankly, we needed white men to confront their own kind.  Period.  Period. Period.  Careful, let’s not qualify or quantify historical periods until sufficient time has passed.  We are in 2019.  Be very careful.  Change is happening at a rapid pace.  Don’t derail it by trying to score political points against others who’ve endured great cost to get us this far.  The tablets that Moses brought down from the mountain.  Don’t fret as Moses himself did not.  Those who wish or long for the past back in the bondage of Egypt will get what’s coming to them (Reference my Post:  Where Hatred Lies Leave it There).

There has to thoughtful assessments and wise council if we are to usher in a bright future after President Trump.  Adherence to this course of action must include sound wisdom and complete discretion.  Stick to the plan and do not deviate from it to the left or to the right. All will be well.

Mother Se’May Sayer: The ARC of Time Episode Fourteen: The Road to Damascus Part Two: The Acts of Sayer

Prologue:

(I need help.  Who will help me?  I don’t know anyone who can do the things that I need done to get my daughter back. Mother Sayer wrestles with many thoughts to include thoughts of death to her daughter and herself.  It is always best to contemplate serious matters with a serious train of thought.  I’m a woman, a business owner, a daughter, mother and an Army Major.  What is it about any of those qualities combined that gives me the capability to handle this situation?  I do need help, but where do I find it?  I can’t go to family because this matter has outgrown any help my father or siblings could offer.  God I wish Zar were here.

Keep it together Se’May, she tells herself. Alright.  Keep working and follow through on everything which means don’t fall apart or show signs of stress toward any of my staff at the ARC.  I’ve been trained by my father, the United States Army, and my own protocols to push me to the limits of my mental and physical abilities.  Abandoning these learned competencies right now would be as foolish as applying an emotional response to this affront to my family.  No, I must bring to bear all I’ve learned to find a solution for my dilemma.

I won’t abandon my daughter, myself or my company. I won’t bring disgrace to the Officer’s Corps of the United States Army.  I will emerge victorious as I’ve dealt with Mr. Goone honestly and fairly. That man’s offense this time will be his last against me.  I will outsmart this man and get him out of my life forever.  This means Se’May, oh just say it, you will have to incorporate some hard qualities that men use so thoughtlessly.  These qualities are called for right now.  Doy has to learn from her mother certain skills more quickly than she has up until now.  This situation can’t happen again and unfortunately I have to be a mother and a father now.).

Mother Sayer:  (After opening her eyes at 0600 as she always does every morning, Mother’s mind races through all facets of her dilemma.  She knows her thoughts must return to the days when she commanded a convoy or clip in Iraq.  The sharpness and the certainty of lacing together every step and act throughout her mission each time she went outside the wire.  She rises from bed returning her mind to its’ combat state of readiness.). Well, Mother, let’s go get her done.

Mother arrives at the office at 0800 after dropping off Justus at school.  She takes a moment to scan the area for any signs of trouble.  Someone out of place, something that wasn’t there the day prior. She can’t put her finger on what she’s feelings, but something is different about this morning.  

Sarah W. Certainty:  Good morning Mother, I hope all is going well.  Have you solved your problem with one of my father’s henchmen?

Mother Sayer:  No Sarah, I am contemplating many things, but honestly I’ll need help to execute a lot of them.  That’s where I am right now in deciding my next course of action regarding this matter.

Sarah W. Certainty:  Well, do you know anybody like that?  I mean anybody that’ll undertake such a serious matter like this. I sure hope you do because this Goone is sort of a thug with certain refinements.  He’s not just a looker loving all the ladies.  He can fight.  I’ve seen him fight and I’ve heard of some of his brutality.  He’s no joke.

Mother Sayer:  (That’s what I’m talking about.  Intel.  Now I’m getting somewhere.).  Does he have many friends that would back him in this kind of move.  Taking a child as hostage?  

Sarah W. Certainty:  Oh, yes he does.  Forget what you see in the movies or on television.  My father has men working for him who have no problem taking life or inflicting pain on anyone, men or women.  Don’t go up against them thinking these men have a code of decency of some kind that values women.  They don’t.

Mother Sayer:  How many men do you think he has?

Sarah W. Certainty:  I’d say at least 30.  Mr. Goone ran a part of my father’s territory here in Louisville.  You don’t get that responsibility by being a man who gets squeamish when you need to hurt somebody for not paying up.

Mother Sayer:  Wonderful.  Just what I wanted to hear.  A man with loyal henchmen.  Great.

Sarah W. Certainty:  If I may step out of bounds on this, how did you meet such a man?

Mother Sayer:  Out of greed.  (Brutal honestly is the only place I act from going forward Mother thinks to herself.). I was stringing together a pile of successful moves so fast that I didn’t think to consider the next move. It’s the next link or attachable thread that is the most dangerous when experiencing all the success from everything I touched.  “It’s like being in traffic and the car in front is stopping.  Instead of just stopping behind I change lanes without clearing it on the right.”  I just didn’t practice all I’ve learned and quite frankly I deserve to be stung by this nagging bee.

Sarah W. Certainty:  I can say one thing about you Mother.  You’re consistent.

Mother Sayer:  Consistent?  What do you mean I’m consistent?

Sarah W. Certainty:  I mean you still accept blame and the consequences that arose out of your decisions.  My Father would certainly have hired you if you were a man.  So, how are you going to solve this predicament is the question of the moment?

Mother Sayer:  To be honest Sarah, I, right now, I don’t know.

—————- 1stInterlude —————

(The flight through Europe was standard protocol as General Sennfphoru boards the last leg of the trip in Atlanta, Georgia.  Before he disembarks his flight from Europe to Atlanta, the General is told to check in at the airline ticket counter to verify the last leg of his flight.  At the ticket counter, the General is handed, along with his ticket, an update to where the target is in real time in South America.  Mr. Goone is being tracked with all possible destinations on alert for his arrival. ‘Watch for a black adolescent girl and report back immediately.’).

Mother Sayer:  Well Sarah, I’ll be in my office.  I need some time to think.

Sarah W. Certainty:  Okay, I am going to get lunch.  Do you need me to get you anything Mother?

Mother Sayer:  A tuna on wheat would be great, thanks Sarah.

Sarah W. Certainty:  (A call is made to the Truck Shop and Son Skyy gives Sarah the update on when Mother’s old commander is due to arrive in Louisville.).  Good, I’ll walk her down to the lobby at the end of the day with all the employees of the ARC present.

Mother Sayer:  That’s a good tuna fish sandwich Sarah.  I must remember to have it every so often now.

—————- 2ndInterlude —————

(The General has landed.  Son Skyy just knows it.  He somehow knows it.  As wind crackles with steadiness as it’s undeterred in whichever direction it chooses to travel, so does the General move unrebuked in a quest his mind is ordained to fulfill.  The air pressure seems to suddenly compress causing sound waves to buckle or die in flight before reaching a receiver.  This Commander was lauded for his precise adherence to plans and their execution. The men and women he commanded knew his expectations.  They were the most stringent and demanding they’ve ever faced in their Army service. If you were an operator under his command you had better know your tactics, techniques and procedures blindfolded. Those who couldn’t meet his standard were not commanding soldiers in his task force.  Not in Iraq or anywhere for that matter where lives depended on leaders knowing their jobs.).

General Sennfphoru:  (Tholodious walks off the plane with his carryon.  Baggage claim is avoided because that’s bad tradecraft, but it doesn’t mean he’s oblivious to the two men who seem out of place greeting passengers as they clear the arrivals gate as family and friends await their loved ones.  Tholodious signals to his team members at the Louisville Airport to stand down as he knows his entry in country wouldn’t go unnoticed.  It is about 1pm on a sunny day in April that begs for every living soul to get outdoors and enjoy the weather. He walks outside to the vehicle that will take him to his meeting with the Major.).  Pharwalker, report.

Pharwalker: ( Sumori Pharwalker’s presence is just like her name is envisioned.  A beautiful Korean operative trained in all tactics including those that require she blends into her surroundings.).  All is as planned General.  Our contact has seen to it that the Major will be at her office building until 4 pm. She is unaware of your presence. If the Major agrees to come with you, your transport is standing by to take you both to the staging area.

General Sennfphoru:  Where did this Goone finally set up shop?

Pharwalker:  He’s in Colombia.

General Sennfphoru:  Is the team there prepared?

Pharwalker:  All was in place before the target arrived with the girl.

General Sennfphoru:  Tell them to maintain surveillance according to Standard Plan 3. Nothing out of the ordinary. Nothing the locals would identify as unusual on a day to day basis.

Pharwalker:  Yes General, Standard Plan 3, operations in an austere climate.  Everything brought in slowly and out of sight.

General Sennfphoru:  Make sure they understand that there are more things at stake here than just returning this little girl to her mother.  I will ask something of the Major in return for doing this for her and I don’t want any detail missed or overlooked.  Is that clear?

Pharwalker:  Yes General, very clear.

—————- 3rdInterlude —————

(The General arrives a block away from The ARC Incorporated office building.  He decides to grab a bite to eat at one of the city’s famous restaurants.  After ordering, he notices a waiter standing in the back staring at him as if he’s holding his piss without a place to relieve himself.  The General excuses himself from the table and tells his team to stay put.  He walks to the restroom and there in the hallway is Twelve.  Twelveworks for some U.S. intelligence agency, but he could never get a straight answer from him which one.  Although he finds the moniker a bit obvious, he just shrugs it off as Americans trying to be applicable to the nationality of the contact. 

The General explains to Twelve that his stay isn’t part of anything Mossad or the intelligence agencies are unaware of and he’s just in town to enjoy one of America’s great cities.  Twelve tells him that Se’May Sayer’s daughter is on the radar, but she didn’t qualify for Federal assistance.  The General’s reply is something like good to see you and maybe when I have more time we’ll exchange war stories.).

—————-4thInterlude —————

(The ARC has had many days where uncertainty crept through the slightest of cracks and attempts to dictate actions and behaviors, but Mother Sayer has also learned in 34 years through her Father’s teachings how to blunt and dispel its’ impact.  Now, more than ever her training is being tested in the direr of situations.  A life hangs in the balance.  

This is when the realization hits her.  I can’t count on Zar to take over this situation as the husband should in these types of matters.  My husband is not here for me to lean on, so I have to do something I’ve been avoiding.  I’ve got to harden up.  I’ve got to suppress my tendencies to nurture my children and just tell them what to do. It is time to be more aloof and demanding.  God help me she thinks.  My children will resent me for it, but they will be alive and well.  I can live with that outcome.).

Mother Sayer: (It is getting on into the late afternoon.  She is finished reading about the ongoing projects and one in particular she has spent the bulk of the day familiarizing herself with. It is involving the Medical Division of the ARC Incorporated.  A study has shown some promising results.  It would seem the human mind concerning dementia and other related illnesses respond to historical probing.  Gathering a thorough account of a patient’s history and seeking to make meaningful dialogue around treatment goals could be a breakthrough.  The medical team is researching a theory they call ‘fractures’ which if successful and contact with the patient’s cognitive ability is established; it could signal the inroad long sought after that could revolutionize the field.  She gives the appropriate funding approval and takes a look at the time.

Around 3pm, Mother decides to call it a day, but she will make sure her projects are readily accessible in case she decides to make a move to go for her daughter.).  Sarah, can you assemble everyone in the lobby, I want to make an announcement before I leave for the day.

Sarah W. Certainty: (Did someone jump the gun and tell Mother what we were planning?  The thought races through Sarah’s mind slapping away all attempts at slowing it down.  Wait wait wait, she has finally restored normal traffic in the corridors of her mind. Just ask her when she wants everyone down there.).  Yes, Mother. When would you like your team assembled in the lobby?

Mother Sayer:  Oh, around 4pm would be ideal.  We’ll just play it by ear if something occurs to change that timeline.

Sarah W. Certainty:  Very good Mother.  I will spread the word.

Mother Sayer: (Mother picks up her office phone and dials her residence.  From this hour on this day forward, I’m finally going to play by America’s rules. ‘For Keeps’.).  N’tare.  How is everything?

N’tare:  All is well here Mother.  Is there something wrong?

Mother Sayer:  Yes, there is something wrong.  My daughter is in the hands of a crook.  A well trained and fighting crook I might add.

N’tare:  Is there something I can do?

Mother Sayer:  Yes there is N’tare.  Is Justus home and if he is I want this to start happening right away.  He is to stay at home until I tell him otherwise is that clear?  He goes to school and he stays at home afterwards.

N’tare:  Quite clear Mother.  

Mother Sayer:  Second, I want all of his friends and that school to undergo a thorough background check.  Tell me what you find.  Hire the best and most discrete private detection agency in the city.  Tell them that there will be more work for them in the future if they deliver the goods.

N’tare:  If I may ask Mother, to what end does this action you now undertake foresee of your future?

Mother Sayer: (Mother knows N’tare will do as she asks of him because he trusts her judgment, but she also understands human nature as changes this monumental means something.).  I am preparing fortifications because the war comes to my doorsteps again.  I apologize for asking you to do this over the phone.  This situation has exposed a weakness in my perimeter which allowed this man, Mr. Goone, to cruise right into striking distance.  I can’t allow that to happen again, ever.

N’tare:  I will begin my search of what the city has to offer and get back to you when I’ve completed this task.

Mother Sayer:  Thank you, N’tare.  Your friendship and council is worth more to me than you’ll ever know.

—————-5thInterlude —————

(It is now 3:40pm and all checks have been made on the To-Do-List.  Acts have been decided upon and taken.  One thing though Mother didn’t anticipate.  The ARC Council calling a session right in the middle of this crisis. ).

ARC Council:  Mother Sayer.  It is time for another chat.  Are you prepared to face us?

Mother Sayer: (There is a quick response that nearly broke through her lips.  It would’ve sounded something like, “Are you fucking crazy, do you know what’s happening now?”  Fortunately, Mother Sayer at this point in her development is learned enough to suppress the natural human tendencies present in us all.).  Oh, course.

ARC Council:  Are you having any problems we should know about?

Mother Sayer:  Problems that are inherent to a multi-million dollar company is all.  Can you be more specific about your inquiry? Do you want to know if the toilets are working?  Maybe the weekly menu in the kitchen needs sprucing up?  

ARC Council:  What about your daughter?  Is she in trouble?

Mother Sayer: (Somehow they always know things they shouldn’t.  I guess that’s what I get when I hire ‘Philosophers’.  Yeah, she’s so grounded when she gets home?

ARC Council:  What’s her infraction we might ask?

Mother Sayer:  Oh, she flew off to some faraway place without my permission.

ARC Council:  Where is she right now?

Mother Sayer: (Mother is steaming with indignation over this intrusion into her family’s crisis, but she knows she needs the practice.  This won’t be the first time she thinks to herself that an enemy has penetrated all the way into her life so intimately.  Keep thinking on your feet she recalls.  This is a variation of one of the Army’s tenets.  ‘Shoot, move, communicate.’).  Right now.  I do not know.

ARC Council:  Do you want some help?

Mother Sayer: (The realization hits her like a punch in the gut from George Forman.  I have skills long ago learned resting in the memory corridors of my brain! I have need of them once again. The logistical planning.  The ability to function with intelligent purpose and forethought that indicates focused intent to reach a desired conclusion. My father has taught me well.  The Army has taught me well.  I won’t fall apart now and bring disgrace to the time, care and trust they’ve shown in me to perform under pressure.  Recall the skills, traits, and keen determination that did mark your name for they are needed once again.  Additionally, I’m glad I didn’t fight against the relentless demands of me because if I did; I certainly wouldn’t possess those great skills that this situation calls for.).  What?

Mother Sayer:  I’m sorry, what did you say?

ARC Council: (The Council did take note of her retreat into her thoughts, but they decide to ask the question again.).  Do you need some help?

Mother Sayer:  No.  If you’ll excuse me, I have a meeting that was called ahead of your session.  

—————-6thInterlude —————

(Mother exits the ARC Council session and walks with Sarah to the elevator.  The encounter with the Council increased her awareness of the serious matter she faces even more profoundly.  Nonetheless, she still must bring to bear every resource at her disposal to solve the problem and bring back her daughter.  Alive.).

Mother Sayer:  Sorry about that Sarah.  I did set the parameters to include the right to call a session no matter what situation I was facing.

Sarah W. Certainty:  No need to apologize Mother.  We’ve seen the effects these sessions have had on the bottom line of this company. Working for you doesn’t just fatten our bank accounts.  Working for you stimulates our minds to grow beyond any job I’ve ever heard of or have been told about by my friends.  

Mother Sayer:  I think you mean I’m a weird employer.

Sarah W. Certainty:  No no no Mother.  I’ve grown and matured beyond what I’ve thought a woman could believe was possible, except for save my own Mother.  I’m indebted to you.  What you’ve taught me; I know you “can’t recall what you haven’t learned” and it tells me I should be grateful to the one who spent the time doing it, and of course myself for being ‘willing to be taught.’

Mother Sayer: (Contemplates for a moment while her thoughts coalesce.).  Sarah, I’ve been too slack in my total embracement of you, my staff, and everybody associated with the ARC.  When you have lived as many years as I have, or you may understand immediately what I’m about to say and know what burdens I must bear.

Sarah W. Certainty: (Thinking of her parents, especially her mother.).  As do we all Mother.

Mother Sayer:  “There are systems of parental teaching that’ve been done from grandmothers to mothers and grandfathers to fathers.  Neighbor to neighbor, principal to school teacher and all the systems of discipline that was woven like an attachment of tethers. These systems served as the conduit for which instruction flowed.  Now, I don’t know how they were destroyed and torn asunder, but they’ve been frayed extensively throughout many years.”

Sarah W. Certainty:  You are talking about ‘familial systems’. Systems of caring, discipline and instruction that make up or should make up any sound family life if there must be one.

Mother Sayer:  Yes Sarah.  These familial systems served communities very well.  How do you think Black people survived and even innovated in an America where they were denied the basics?  Education, freedom, safety from tyranny and the ability to start from nothing and still take care of each other. 

Sarah W. Certainty:  I’ve read a little of the history.  Please tell me more.

Mother Sayer:  Defiance was a rallying cry, but accountability I suspect was crucial to getting everyone on the same page to make it work.  People had to trust each other and dare I say, love each other.

Sarah W. Certainty:  Like you love your children?  Like you love us?

Mother Sayer:  Yes Sarah, like I love my children.  I also love my people and always think of us all when I make decisions keeping the doors of this company open.  Cherish your blessing Sarah because ‘you’re being taught in the midst of one of these systems that wasn’t allowed to be frayed or torn asunder.’

Sarah W. Certainty:  Right Mother, as you’ve taught me.  I can only run one or two choices for my life.  It is written somewhere that you gotta be hot or cold because the third option is vomited out.

Mother Sayer: (Mother chuckles.). That’s correct Sarah.  I’ll explain it metaphorically if I may.  When a person is pulled in more than one direction, the effect manifests itself like a shotgun blast.  As a shotgun blast projects out wider as it travels farther, it’s effect on the target is minimal if at all.  

When a person instead chooses a path in life, then their energy is focused and directed toward a definable goal. The blast hits the target. Another way of putting the cost of indecisiveness is like plugging every appliance in your house into one power strip. Each appliance is pulling juice or energy from that wall socket.  Think about it.  Sooner or later that socket would get burned out.  Why?  Because the demands would eventually be more than the outlet can take.

That is the purpose behind a familial system.  The entire community keeps everyone in check.  We used to didn’t complain when a neighbor admonished our children.  We didn’t complain when we got punished at school. Now America as a society wonders who is there to watch and guide our children when the parents aren’t around.

Sarah W. Certainty:  I’ve got to contemplate this knowledge like I do all of your deep sessions with me.

Mother Sayer:  Sessions?

Sarah W. Certainty:  Just like you keeping yourself strong with your council.  I keep myself strong staying put with you and learning all I can from you.

Mother Sayer:  I appreciate that Sarah.  I love you too.  I think though we should start down to the lobby as we’re already late.

—————-7thInterlude —————

(The door to the elevator opens when Mother and Sarah reach the lobby.  Stepping out into the spacious interior of the building always reminds Mother of a parade field.  She needs to address her troops and keep them informed as to what’s happening in her family. She begins.).

Mother Sayer:  Everyone, I have some important news that I need to tell everybody before I do what I have to do.  My daughter has been kidnapped by a man I once did business with.  He is demanding money.  I will be taking a leave of absence in order to straighten this out. In my absence, Sarah will coordinate all your projects.  Please continue your work as if I’m still here.  Thank you.

Sarah W. Certainty:  Mother, thank you for your trust in me.  Respectfully, we want to help you get through this.

Mother Sayer:  What are you talking about?  (In that moment she sees Son Skyy make his way to the front of the employees standing in the lobby.  She is curious he is here as the truck mechanic shop was exempted if customers trucks needed to be completed.).  Son Skyy, is the shop okay?

Son Skyy:  Mother, I.

Mother Sayer:  What is it Skyy?

Son Skyy:  Everybody gather around Mother.  We want to help you.  

Mother Sayer:  You have.  Now I have to go.

Son Skyy:  No Mother, we want to help you.

Mother Sayer:  Move out of my way.  All of you. Right now.

Son Skyy:  No Mother, we want to help you.

Mother Sayer: (The desire to get her daughter back becomes overwhelming and Mother lashes out.).  Move right now!  (Mother is blocked from leaving and she gets pissed).  Move!

Son Skyy:  We’re going to help you and that’s why I’m here.

Mother Sayer:  I told all of you I will handle this myself.  Now get out of my way and let me go get my daughter.

Son Skyy:  No Mother, you’re not going anywhere until you agree to let us help you.

Mother Sayer:  I knew it.  I knew it when I was doing it.  That was the worst mistake of my life.  Giving you women, you men my love.  Now I’ve put you all in danger as well.  (Mother then tries to move people out of her way and get to the door, but Son Skyy says something that makes her pause.).

Son Skyy:  I told everybody about what I had in mind and they agreed that I should do it. I’ve called somebody we both know to help you find your daughter.

Mother Sayer:  What?  Who did you call?  

(At that moment General Sennfphoru says two words).

General Sennfphoru:  Hello Major.

Mother Sayer: (At first Mother thinks she didn’t recognize the voice, but as she’s been taught she lets the voice, then the memory come to the forefront of her mind and she realizes who has just spoken to her.).  Well I’ll be, Colonel Sennfphoru.  How? What are you doing here?

General Sennfphoru:  I came as soon as I got word.  We need to agree quickly as we don’t have time to go down memory lane.  My transport is waiting right now.

Mother Sayer:  Already barking orders are you.  I’m not going anywhere with you until you tell me why you’re here in Louisville.

General Sennfphoru:  I can help you get your daughter back.

Mother Sayer:  Don’t make a claim you can’t fulfill!  I am not in the mood for any of your judgments or critiques right now.  I know I’m at the mercy of my daughter’s captor right now, and I’m a little bit on edge.  Sorry.  Forgive me that outburst.  That was rude of me.  

General Sennfphoru:  No apology is necessary.  I am well aware of your tendencies.  We need to speak and if you’ll agree; I can go get your daughter and bring her back unharmed.

Mother Sayer:  Not without me you’re not!  

General Sennfphoru:  Major, you don’t need to prove anything to me or anyone.  I know you love your daughter.  Please, allow me to do this for you.

Mother Sayer: (Mother pauses and then decides on accepting his help.).  I will go with you.  My daughter will know her Mother came for her.  Discussion over.  Is that clear General?

General Sennfphoru: (The General knows too well the Major’s tenacity for her soldiers, and he knows he can extend that same devotion to her daughter.).  Agreed. 

(The General throws up the universal sign for ‘saddle up and move out’ and Pharwalker immediately alerts all positions to be ready for movement.).

————-Epilogue—————–

The goodbyes were extended, but not until business was conducted.  Mother Sayer left all department heads in charge of their operations.  She instructed that all ongoing projects that were approved can be picked up from Sarah in her office.  Sarah knows everything and it will continue to be conducted in that manner.  If you run into any issues, you are to bring them to Sarah for consultation and approval. Then, Mother turns to all her people and apologizes.  “I didn’t mean to say I made a mistake in loving all of you.  My father gave me love I didn’t believe existed.  His primordial sperm didn’t join with my Mother’s egg so I could part the matrix, but he gave me everything that mattered.  His love.  I restore my love to you now.

By the way, don’t have too much fun.  I will be back and I expect to see my company not only standing when I do but going gangbusters as well.

…………to be continued.

That Should Put that to Rest?

There shouldn’t be a need for another coach to think and behave as if one mind will always defeat three or more huddled against it. For the life of me it can work in football when you have a quarterback that has refinements borne of fire, pressure and endurance.  Yes, I’m speaking of the Eagles and Patriots in SuperBowl 52.  You can’t as a coach going forward believe calling offensive plays and being the Head Coach is smart.  One job requires your full attention.  Does the other job demand the same?  Exactly, splitting your attention from one to the other is a disservice to your duty required of the position you hold.

Anyone that lives and breathes the game of football at any level should understand there are limits to what the mind can focus on. For example, Operation Overlord, Normandy, France executed on D-Day June 6, 1944.  The Supreme Allied Commander didn’t helm every ship, fly every plane, command every company, platoon or squad.  The authority and responsibility was delegated down to capable men and women from the fighters to the healers.  The mission was a success because the Supreme Commander could adjust and focus on battle support as the reports came to his attention.  Get off this kick about I’m the Head Coach and Offensive Coordinator.  Yeah, you’re the Offensive Coordinator alright because you just stunk up the place!

Oh, and by the way.  If the NFL teams, and I mean all of them, allow the Patriots to win one game this coming season, they all should wear bags over their heads and not helmets.  Ashamed shouldn’t be the word that describes the fear all teams in the NFL have of the Patriots.  The Rams, all NFL teams, need a person trained in the Philosophical and Psychological disciplines on staff.  I didn’t want to begin my worldwide push to elevate these disciplines and how they are critical to strengthening the mind of the players, but that game displayed how despair could set in when everyone’s not on the same page.  Having talent and skill physically pales in comparison to the talent and skill of the mind.  The mind is the key!

A Help Meet? A Guide? The Rib?

 

 

I can say honestly I’ve avoided this troublesome topic.  The subject matter is quite distressing.  In truth, I’ve found the discussion about the status of women vexing, as men have manipulated it throughout the ages to the point that women are now believing their standing to be ‘subservient’ to men.  Let me inform my followers of what response I’ve always given when I was in the Army to soldiers who said their company was a piece of crap (in substitution for the other word).  Quote, “I’m in this company too, I can’t agree with that statement because I would be saying I’m also a piece of crap, and I’m definitely not a piece of crap.” Let’s begin.

 

A Help Meet?  “Genesis, Chapter 2, verse 18…And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.”  Stop. Let’s define the word ‘help’. Help is defined as rendering assistance to, joining in completing a task or continuously aiding another to complete goals or objectives.  That was my own definition, but as you can see a helping hand, so to speak, is critical to accomplishing anything worthwhile.  Would you think of someone multiplying your efforts to reach a goal subservient? Therefore, a help meet is not a tool to help you turn a screw and put away on a shelf to retrieve again when needed is it? Moving on.

 

A Guide?  “1 Timothy, Chapter 5, verse 14…I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.”  A guide is defined as anything whether it’s a person, place or thing that leads, directs or serves as a roadmap from the place you are to the place you want to find.  “He needed a guide from Cyprus to Haiti, so he hired a ship and crew to speed him there.”  Now, don’t you think a guide is an important resource to possess when searching for something?  If you’re looking to hire a guide, shouldn’t that person know the way to the place you desire to be?  You don’t have to believe the words you’re reading.  Go board a plane destined from Cincinnati to Kuala Lumpur and ask the pilot if he or she knows the route to get there.  When the plane has left the ground, will it be pointed in the right direction.  The right altitude, speed and latest data about the corridor it will pass through to include weather updates.  Storms do arise unexpectedly huh?

 

The Rib?  “Genesis, Chapter 2, verse 22…And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.” What a surprise and here I was thinking from all the confusion that a woman was made from everything but a man. See, this is what happens when we begin to lower the status of women in relationship to men.  As I’ll stated earlier in this post, if I am part of a company, partner, or a branch on a tree, why on Earth would I downgrade my status as part of a whole?  Women you can stop the foolishness now!  God didn’t make you subservient to the man.  You are not relieved of your awesome responsibility whether you are single or married.  “Well, he’s the husband and all I have to do is stop at the bear children part and I’m home free.”  Alrighty then, to the men and women who didn’t like what you read up top; you should stop reading at this point because it gets ugly from here.

 

In conclusion.  Get your head out your ‘four points of contact’.  Any woman who’s bought into the thinking that all decisions in the house are to made by the man are as foolish as the man that believes it.  Why would anyone want to be thought of only for bearing children or sexual relief and scorned when the troublesome periods strike the home?  Who always gets the blame at this point?  The woman because she didn’t speak up right?  Here’s the popular refrain, “well you’re the man isn’t that what you said.”  Women, it must be nice to not feel any pressure (if this post applies to you) to insure the ‘guide’ portion of your job is not usurped by the man.  You’re still not off the hook because the success or the failure of your household is shared by the both of you.  Don’t misunderstand me, the head of the household rule is applied if the both of you can’t agree on something and a decision must be made. The man must then bear the brunt of the call, but the woman can do all she can to limit the damage, or better yet, highlight the fortunate turn of events.

 

Women, if you believe you are inferior to men; then you must also conclude that men are from inferior stock as well because women were grafted from the man and nothing else.  I can’t pluck an orange from the orange tree and turn around and say it tastes good because my hand grabbed it the right way. No.  I took it from the orange tree and it taste good because of the goodness of the orange tree.  Quit separating yourselves from the truth.  Women do you hear me?  Accept your lineage and operate (in a marital setting) as part of one flesh.  Didn’t think I would finish with that crucial point did you?

An Irregular Heartbeat

 

An Irregular Heartbeat

 

I’ve waited long enough to speak about two things that’ve been weighting on my heart.  The descent of America into the ‘church of chaos’ and the propagation of Stand Your Ground Laws which seems to lure us away from reaching our eventual state of the ‘goodness’ of humankind.  How did we get here you ask?  Well let’s start with the easy ones.  When humans possess power that’s passed down through generations, they tend to believe that power will always be in the form they recognize.  As the arc of time publishes an impending list of changes, the majority race in power tends to foolishly stand underneath that arc as it races across the sky heading for a ground impact that will shake the entirety of all life.  Yes, believe it or not, some in the majority race will attempt to divert, delay, or blunt that landing.  I laugh about it too, so go ahead.  It’s funny. Change can’t be stopped.

 

How has change impacted humanity?  We no longer ride horses to work in mass quantities because we ride in motorized transports.  Our water comes out of the tap instead of a bucket drawn from a deep hole in the ground. We can communicate and pass knowledge across vast oceans with devices unimaginable before the invention of the computer.  New industries are pulled from under the forger’s anvil and shaped into life enhancing products on a regular basis.  Tell me then, why do people still believe (falsely) that they have the power to halt that gigantic arc of crackling, electrical change that has never failed to complete its course?

 

This current ‘church of chaos’ slithering its way across America, like a snake lying in the Sun, will crawl back in their holes soon enough.   Yes, you are right if you saw those Black preachers, one sat there and said this President is a friend to Black people or people that don’t look like him is the height of heresy.  His congregation deserve him if they didn’t scold his butt when he returned to church. News flash, members of the clergy, you don’t get to point to anybody and bestow remission of sins because it’s an individual’s responsibility to repent!  Does anybody remember reading Saul on the ‘Road to Damascus’?  Anybody?

 

The heart must pump at a normal rhythm or the body becomes distressed.  Listen, I embrace change.  Do you think I want to still be living in the projects at middle age?  I must know my efforts are going to improve my life and by extension the lives of all humanity.  After 400 plus years and 200 plus as a nation, the evidence all points in one direction.  America has set a course for the betterment of humanity.  Anyone that believes we can still go back to the dark days of our birth are delusional along with all those foolish enough to believe that crap.  Who in the hell takes children away from their mothers and calls it deterrence?  Who tells coal miners their jobs will be coming back knowing we need to take better care for the planet?  Who starts a trade war with sovereign countries under the false belief they would capitulate?  Listen to me now, either you take solace and safety in the principles that dictate sound governance of business and civility of discourse, or fall for the ‘snakes sunning themselves’ because sooner or later they are going to crawl back in their holes.

 

Stand your ground.  Boy, I’ve honestly racked my brain for years compiling all the instances where lives were taken and this law invoked as the reason behind these killings. Back up, first let’s figure out the pressing human need that justified the creation of these laws.  Were there innocent people being killed in significant numbers?  Was it because of a plague of human deterioration these laws needed to address? What did Stand Your Ground laws seek to remedy?  I can’t put my finger on it either.  I’m reluctantly forced to conclude that the catalyst for these laws must lie in the motivations or life experiences of the legislators that put them forward. Assuming these are more than likely males, I wonder, were they abused as children?  Were they bullied on the playground at school?  Could it be they suffer from inadequacies in areas of their lives as men?  Maybe they were always picked last for games that involved playing with balls!

 

When I was growing up, we settled disagreements with words and if necessary a fistfight.  Now we have authorization to settle disputes with weapons.  Tell me how that gets humanity to its higher form? Okay, let me lay out what most people want from other people in this world.  They want to see the good in people consistently displayed because everybody watches everybody and trust me they know who represents their values. So, figure out what you want to do and follow that path.  I hope it’s the right path as I will always live and die for humanity’s higher aspirations.

 

P.S.  Forgive my unkindness in that I didn’t track with my readers where this information was gleaned and expounded upon.

 

:The Holy Bible: King James Version: Proverbs Chapter 28 verse 4.  They that forsake the law praise the wicked: but such as keep the law contend with them. Galatians Chapter 4 verse 16. Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?

 

Remember these words carefully and your growth will not be stunted.  No one gets a pass because you’re only concerned with the needs of your household. Take a look at an historical map of the world during the time of ‘Roman’ Catholicism.  Know this, did the citizenry under Roman rule feel their leaders govern with integrity or a strict moral code?  Yeah, if they did the Roman empire would be ruling today, but the Caesars didn’t have any written rules to follow.  The Caesars governed by whatever popped into their minds and frankly what came out was decadence spawned power driven insanity laced with enough fools feeding and egging on their madness.

 

Also, America is not immune to the same fate as the Romans, Ancient Greece, The Persians, and many more great societies that we discuss from what was saved of the history of this world.  Who knows what else existed and how they destroyed themselves?  Just a thought.

Where Hatred Lies, Leave It There

Do you see it? Take a look over the edge. The crevice. My how the walls drop down as the sides close in ever so tightly to seemly join together at the bottom. Hatred lives in the bottom of that crevice along its’ spiked and smooth jagged wall face.

 

It closes in, the crevice, as you go further down into the darkness. The traversable space shrinks and squeezes around you. At this point, it leaves only those bent on finding hatred to continue on.

 

*Sidetrack here for a moment* (Hatred lies at the bottom of the heart when and if it is present. Only those who don’t mind how hatred leaves small cuts on the heart will continue to seek it out.)

 

(Let’s continue with this description and warning about hatred, as hatred is deceptively mischievous.)

 

Once those seeking hatred make it down to the bottom of that dark crevice; hatred is not so easily captured. As you reach to capture it, it squirms and shifts position, maybe as a warning to those who wish to release it. Hatred is a power that demands a willing host! Hatred does not allow someone to skirt blame or deny using it unknowingly.

 

Once allowed to reside in the heart of humanity, hatred is a shifty deceiver that won’t allow anyone to tame or direct it to any purpose but sorrow and destruction. Hatred desires to hurt, disrupt and destroy like a wall of water generated by a tsunami sweeping away all in its’ path.

 

Let me sum this post up for those who don’t follow my blog. Human beings are too ‘stupid’ to handle hatred. I read somewhere that you should ‘love even your enemies!’ I’ll tell you why. Because when hatred is allowed deep into the heart, then released to commit its’ mayhem, and afterwards no human alive knows how to imprison it again.

 

Maybe the Great Spirit, Allah, God in Trinity, however you refer to the one greater than yourself knew humanity needed natural behavioral boundaries and limits of conscience. Those who believe in a Supreme Being should understand that some things should remain bound in chains until all eternity. Those who seek to fool with such powers as hatred, seek to cause discord among people for personal or political gain.

 

My admonishment to all if hatred is being sold to you. The price is too high. Seek to solve problems in your life through a hard self-assessment. Seek to solve problems in your community by joining together with neighbors of like minds. Seek to solve problems on the job by using interpersonal skills. As a great chef would say, “ingredients must be mixed to create a great dish”. A diverse nation such as America has a strong advantage over the rest of the world. We just refuse to allow everyone to add to the pot.

 

In closing, hatred is not a human power from which you want to feed off its’ energy. Hatred will burn you out quicker than a gas fire at a drag race. My advice. Try the stronger human power of love; at least you can be renewed by love’s circular energy.

 

Redemption? What Must I Do?

Realistically? Most of us miss the chance to do things when the moment is there for it to be done. History, records what transpired on such and such date and time. What is left is the overwhelming yearning to alter that decision that brought on the tremendous doubt and pain of “I should have done this and instead I am left with the result of that”.

Listen, redemption can require only a slight altering of your actions when a similar situation occurs in the future. Redemption can also ask that you expend more time and effort physically or financially to atone for your lapse in acting appropriately for that situation. Lastly, redemption can demand a price so heavy as to require major mental, physical and financial efforts be brought to bear to correct an error of judgment.

Don’t think that humans can grant you this absolution, this discharge, this deliverance or even vindication! Redemption is granted by the Gods and that court, that acquittal is not tainted with biases or spinal weakness! It is an achievement laced with the most precious gift of all. New life and unchallenged glory!

So when an NFL, NBA, MLB, or NHL team or any woman, man or child wishes to be heard in the court of redemption. Know this. The Gods do not care for those whose hearts are not certain of what they seek. Come before this court with clarity and understanding of what may be asked of you when redemption must be the final verdict granted in your favor. Otherwise, learn to live with the pain of “what if”.

The Increase

It is a tough dilemma. The facts are that a goal has universal truths attached. In order to obtain this item I must walk the path that leads to that goal. Obtaining a bachelor’s degree from a respected university requires twelve hours a semester to do it in four years. It is implied in that goal that my head will be in books an additional 12 to 20 hours a week studying. A new car is in my future. It is implied in that goal that I have to calculate insurance, gas, maintenance and the value that car will add to my life. If in all these goals a sacrifice is expected, then why not do without a want to augment a need. An increase in one area requires a decrease in other areas.

A very nice lady at work is a good sounding board for me as well as two other close advisors (I don’t have many because most people are not the advising type). We conclude that if you want nice things, then in other areas you must cut back in order to maintain financial balance. A gentleman told me it involves being thankful for small gifts. A good daughter shows her love for family by bringing her mother into her home and taking care of her. Remember all goals have humanity attached. Bring your family with you!

Abundance can be blinding. Take for instance a farmer looking at her field of corn. She can see the money before her eyes, or she can see the millions of families that corn will feed for years (canning is good!). Her perspective determines her success. Failure is intertwined with success and most people are not willing to untie the knots in order to straighten the line that leads to success. Most cooks are not going to whip the batter until all the lumps are out before they bake the cake.

It is not the time you spend in order to reach your goals. It is the learning process that makes you successful. The goal is just the capstone. Sufficient difficulty is attached to all worthwhile goals. No book or religious teachings I’ve ever read stated otherwise! Isn’t that the exciting part about life? When you reach waypoints along your journey, I would ask you to simply look out your window and watch the trees sway in the winds. You can’t see the wind, but you know it’s there.

Make solid, reasonable goals and plans and then diligently work to achieve them. Be patience and wait for the early and latter rain.

A Tear = A Rupture of the Mind

A cut on our body triggers an immediate response. We clean the wound. We apply disinfectant and a bandage to speed the damage to our flesh to heal as quickly as possible. Tell me, why do we allow tears in our mind to go without treatment? The surface and depth of our mind (and heart) is where the issues are raised and adjudicated. I will explain.

Say for instance that a child is having minor trouble grasping the concepts of math. There are two choices here to address the child’s issue and help his or her enlightenment of math. Yes, they are positive and negative. What goes unnoticed here is the tear forming in the child’s mind becoming adversarial toward math (learning). Now a parent can recognize this danger and close the breach before it widens with positive solutions and direct insight. On the other hand, a parent can tell the child I hate math (learning) too and all but rip a small breach into a rupture big enough to drive a truck of doubt through.

Imagine a crack in a vehicle’s windshield going unaddressed. Sooner or later that crack will form a break or a line expanding outward, and eventually produce a windshield that could shatter at any time. If you can get two fingers into any object you are trying to open, the same analogy applies to a mind when doubt short-circuits a worthwhile goal. Pull it apart. That is the idea when doubt inserts its’ fingers into the breach until both hands are widening the hole and exacerbating the tear.

Any disappointment can trigger a tear in your mind. The solution can be quite simple when faced with any minor setback. Let’s leave the large-scale psychological problems to the professionals. Choose a private place, a car, closet or location that offers solitude to think and repair the tear that just occurred. Talk, yes tell yourself the breach will be repaired and sealed. I will not let doubt fester like a sore that if left untreated can trigger more complications.

I did not get the job I applied for recently. The solution. I am still the best candidate available standing ready to help a company be more successful with their customers and their market. My love interest rejected my offer. The solution. I am thankful and secure in what I bring to any relationship that the best person for me is seeking a good and stable opposite.

I cannot express myself verbally in ways that mirror the deep insight of my thoughts. The solution. Read books aloud to yourself and speak a brief review of each chapter to check that you understood what you read. Nobody, not friends or family, comes to talk to me about troubling issues plaguing their lives. The solution. Take an extended look in the mirror and determine whether you are trustworthy. If your self-assessment says you are not, then endeavor to change by being respectful to the troubles of others. Correct your body language by not smirking and maintain eye contact at all times with the speaker. Lastly, don’t spread secrets given in confidence to the entire neighborhood unless asked to do so.

Realize how many people have friends (so called) that act as confidants, but these same friends give in their words little or no help to their lives! Like talking to a brick wall while waiting for that wall to give me the wisdom to solve my problem. A glass is empty until you put a beverage in it, and once the glass is filled you drink it. Stop letting people, who act as your advisor, give you back a glass of emptiness. That will not quench your thirst for answers! Find friends that offer nourishment and you give it back in kind.

This is an area that has been very profitable for me. After I realized that my mind could suffer the death of a thousand cuts, I began to address every issue that troubled me. Some problems I tackled on the spot and some I gathered background information. When I addressed the major problems, I was prepared for all resistance to recovery and I won every fight to repair the tears in my mind.

Basically, the mind is a terrible thing to waste. I am nearly fifty years old and I still must fight to keep my mind and body healthy against all potential threats seeking an opening. It is your duty to know your limitations and your responsibility to fight any attacks against your mind. Whether that is by you developing life skills or by going to see a professional in the field of mental health. Protecting your mind is an individual decision that holds consequences whether those consequences are good or bad.

Listen to me. Every problem doesn’t have a solution. Ignore some of them because they pose no threat to a healthy mind. Paraphrasing scripture here, ‘once you overcome a problem, don’t jump back in the mud because you may not be able to wash it all off next time’.

Repair those ruptures and seal those breaches as quickly as you can. Do not let a problem linger too long. You wouldn’t let a cut go untreated. Why would you let a tear to the mind go unaddressed? Heal it. Fix it. Get back your confidence and move on with life. You had a problem, but you diagnosed it correctly and the prescription healed the wound. Move on!

Follow the Light That’s On

Oh if it were as simply as the topic suggests. How many of us have followed other people knowing their light was no longer burning bright? Maybe the dimming effect has set in and we still hold on hoping it would brighten to full strength sometime soon. Our minds start contemplating the worse scenario. The light is out and it will not shine ever again.

How do these predicaments come about in our lives? It could be because of the old saying. “The grass is greener on the other side.” The silliest reasoning can break up a marriage. The man or woman could fret that something is missing and I don’t want my life to end knowing I lost out. They start looking away from what could be the best home they are entitled to receive. The view could be beautiful and spectacular from a distance, but a close-up could indicate ugliness and destruction.

Would this deter a common sense person reasoning justly when it concerns his or her home? Not all the time it would. Most of the time a person chooses (leaves their marriage and family) outer darkness as they are blinded by the brightness of the rising horizon. Other people shine brightly when they are drawing you away from a stable home. As the saying goes, ‘blinded by the light’.

Yes I realize it is not always another person enticing a spouse away from a home they know is good for him or her. Most of the time it is a friend (masquerading as an enemy) feeding false conclusions that supports unfounded anger in the spouse’s heart. Listen to me; don’t be married to three people! If a situation is breeding conflict in the home, I suggest speaking to a trusted friend that will not tell you what you want to hear.

The light is always on in the distance is a lie. It is an optical illusion set up to support bad reasoning and the poor judgment that occurs when we are angry, hurt and confused. View your marriage and your life in its totality. A good solid stable home is not created by accident.

Follow the light that is on means keep your home burning bright by treating each other right. Judge your home by what you have done for each other and not by outside individuals who caught you in a moment of weakness. Third parties that mean you no good will tell you to break up a stable home! Yes that is what they are telling you. If you are giving each other good for good, a snake in the grass will elevate your anger and cause you to destroy your home!

Everybody is not your friend. A spouse is your spouse first! You are not entitled to take out all your bad decisions in your life on your spouse. Your spouse is not your release for all your stupidity. This last sentence is a huge awakening for both genders. It takes two to tango and two to keep warm. Figure out what that means. Hint, don’t be cold or you just might be cold alone.

False Positive: A Good Time

Man, most people would say in the midst of making six decisions, which results in one favorable outcome; they had a good time and would do it over again if they could. I fondly (false happiness in this case) remember going out to dinner, seeing a movie, and buying a $100 dollar pair of Nikes in the course of a week and not being able to pay my power bill at the end of the month. Yes sir, in the throws of delusional good times; I was residing in a structure of my own making that was steadily crumbling all around me.

The focuses were not on the five other things I had to upkeep and manage to have a chance at a stable life. The focus was on one thing. Pleasure. Whether that meant going to dinner, a movie or pursuing women. Shopping with money I needed to pay bills, or loaning money to a friend instead of paying my own obligations. Yes people, there is pleasure in being thought of as always having money in times of need.

Sacrifices were not made to better my life, but to have fun in part because other people said I needed to enjoy my life. The better part of 10 years was wasted in pursuit of pleasure. Realize this now; you can be blinded to all the critical parts of your life that will bring you contentment because pleasure imprisons your mind. Till your land (your mind, your brain) means to figure out what sort of life will look like success when you train your mind and lay a path to a life worthy of applause.

Don’t believe me? Ignore that nagging voice telling you the car is about to cease functioning. Ignore the voice warning you that a dinner date costing $55 dollars for two meals could have paid for 12 at the grocery store. Ignore the voice telling you to save $50 dollars a month in case of an emergency. Ignore the voice telling you to not have a baby (male and female contributors) because you are barely able to feed and clothe yourselves now!

What have I learned? Laugh at myself often because it is a relief to know I broke free of the bondage of pleasure because I accepted one truth. Never did I win in the pursuit of pleasure! The score for me at the end of that game was: Victor 0, and Pleasure 100. The 5 important things that needed my attention were left to die on the vine because they weren’t getting any water from me. I came out of that life with nothing tangible to show for it! I lost every time while playing that game and I quit before it completely destroyed me.

Don’t do this either. Don’t look back on only the pleasure and ignore all the losses in the midst of your insanity. Don’t do it. If you choose to do it, tell yourself the truth and acknowledge what a life of despair you had. Don’t get washed and return to wallowing in the mire. Call it what it was and be thankful you got out in time.

If you want to have fun or pursue pleasurable activities, I recommend one rule. If you have the money or time to spend without it hurting, then have a good time and afterwards get back to work. If you are faking the funk to impress others or yourself, stop before you embarrass yourself.

Tilling your land will grow your seeds (education, specific skills, character, morality, etc.…) to make a time of harvest (your life) greater than the field that gave it growth.

Blown Past the Stop

2nd Installment

 

It is peculiar isn’t it how politicians seem to react to tragedy. It is like episodes of the Twilight Zone (which is one of my favorite shows) engulfed in the entire world of make believe you can stomach. These people (politicians) suspend reality so easily when an event so horrific deafens all senses. Why do I say this? Because some of them laughably in their gall, continue to reason out tragedy by choosing to invalidate the very cause of lives being taken. A weapon, a gun, an item designed solely to end a person’s life. It is like saying a Samurai carries a sword into battle to slice cheese and bread.

I watched a Republican on television say guns and a state symbol of hatred did not belong in the mouth of the President or candidates for that office. We are not here to wonder why hatred is allowed to endure are we? Why hatred rears its’ ugly head and a so called leader tells citizens to ignore its’ touch. These politicians act as if you can dodge a rainstorm by not believing you are truly wet.

 

Which brings me to Ecclesiastes, Chapter 5, and verse 8. It seems the practice has too long been to act as if something terrible is not happening or just marvel at it and shake you head. It will go away soon and the trouble that it brought as well.

 

African Americans are not asking to be recognized as human beings. The utterance of that sentence would be obvious insanity. We have spent centuries teaching our children ways to maintain their sanity in the midst of government-sanctioned violence against our people. Yes, when injustice happened to Black people; it was simply whitewashed.

 

America has ‘Blown Past the Stop’. As I stated before when the Malaysian Flight was lost and the government of Malaysia treated the families of the lost with clear contempt. I say to Americans of European decent. Stop shaking your heads and correct your family, friends and neighbors when they perpetuate hatred of anyone who has done them no harm.

 

When I was working as a stocker in a grocery store in Birmingham, Alabama, I was faced with just such an issue. The two guys with me on the crew didn’t like the fourth guy and wanted me to hate him too. I told them (we were all Black) this man has done me no wrong. I respect you don’t like him, but you will not determine for me who my friends are and that strife ended right there.

Just understand everything is scrutinized

Make up for mistakes?

 

Ever wonder why the people that you can relate to the most often are the ones who care to make right their mistakes? Secretary Clinton has admitted her mistakes and worked to make them right. I would fight back against lies and false inferences in a heartbeat as well. Wait, let me just say, you ever meet those people that only tell you their greatest hits? You never hear about a single failure in their life? Never heard about anything they’ve done wrong have you?

 

Maybe I’m wrong to support the imperfect person, but I know from personal experience a burning desire within to correct my faults. Deduce for yourself which candidate you wish to support for President of either party, but I tell you an image problem hovers around perfect candidates. The Republican candidates will never admit mistakes and will fight you tooth and nail trying to make you believe they didn’t say it! Catch a perfect candidate in a lie and he or she will show cracks in their campaign. They will dance like crazy trying to get you to believe you didn’t really hear what you heard!

 

There has never been a perfect candidate for any office in the land. Everybody has done things they would like to take back. The difference is the people that feel terrible about it (although an email server or a foundation messing up reporting requirements doesn’t reach the level of wrongdoing) give extraordinary effort to prove to you that your faith in them is not misplaced. They will make it right. Let’s not forget the country did pretty well with the last President Clinton.

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The UnAddressed Problem!

I was treating the sinus/allergy and cold I had, but I was ignoring the ear infection thinking it didn’t affect the other two. It’s a common state of mind when medicine or doctor visits are not the highlight of one’s life. The issue just brewed and festered until I went to the doctor and was diagnosed and given a shot for my ear infection. Let me back up a little and describe my allergy problem. It literally was as bad as the worst allergy sufferer has experienced. I thought my body was rejecting the Allegra I was prescribed. Needless to say my reasoning was flawed and misguided.

Now back to the ear infection and the after effects it had on my three problems. The ear infection was actually blocking the effective treatment I was prescribed for my allergies and the cold I had. Once I solved the ear problem; my cold disappeared and the allergies are responding to the Allegra!

My body is returning to normal and equilibrium has been restored. Wow, effectively targeting the one problem that was negatively interfering with getting my allergies under control was the solution all along.

Sounds like the negative influence of certain people on our lives results in confusion. This confusion stymies and stops us from addressing what is the real cause of disruption in our lives. Once the source of the problem is found and the right medicine applied; then, the results are undeniable. Our lives seem to get back up on the road and out of the dirt and gravel of the shoulder.

Once again, targeting the problem with the right solution will right the ship (your life) no matter if the problem is a person, place or thing! Don’t be like me. Address the problem that is causing problems for your real problems. The longer you wait to address a situation (no matter what it may be) will determine the moment you want to be free of it!