The STRIPES of Healing
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!