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 23: Child at Robb Elementary School: ‘My Teacher is Dead’
Citizen at Petroleum Pump: ‘Why Are Gas Prices so High?’
Innovation to America: ‘Why Do You Stop Me at the Point of Monetization?’
Charity must not seek undue attention, boast of its kindness nor cloak itself over the shoulders of whom it will never warm. Taken from the Authorized King James version Holy Bible: 1 Corinthians 13:12…’For now we see through a glass darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.’ Children know who will drop them down a fire pit. Children know who will leave them for the lions if given chase. Children know those that love them by their willingness to sacrifice whatever it takes to protect them. ‘My Teacher is Dead’ said one of the children that died in Uvalde, Texas.
Tell yourself so-called Christians by God’s word who loves children is it a Democrat or a Republican? That Bible verse above means that in the time it takes for all of us to see the life in the world clearly we must adjust our view so our eyes may see without distortion. If a politician keeps telling you that children are secondary to allowing anyone to have a gun and you agree with them, then God have mercy on your soul as well.
Now to Petroleum Prices in America. Inhabitants of America I need you to dry up those crocodile tears right now! No? Walk with me back 3 decades to 1990 when Congress was in the throes of bickering over car fuel efficiency standards. Democrats were fighting for people to get more miles to the gallon because when you have a forward looking mindset it tells you the good times may stop ‘rolling’. Sure gas prices were what $1.15 on the average in 1990. Back up people, I’m doing it again. For the record the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 set fuel standards for model year 1978. The goal was to reach an average of about 28 miles per gallon by the year 1985.
It is now 2022 and the average mile per gallon of fuel is drum roll please…oh what’s the use. It’s about 28 miles per gallon established by President Trump but you knew that didn’t you. I don’t care about anybody in America crying over gas prices when we have allowed the standard 28 miles a gallon for 37 going on 38 years now. Spare me please. Republicans have employed their playbook for decades. Talk shit about what the government isn’t able to do and when a crisis happens say ‘baby formula’ shortage they say, ‘see the government can’t do nothing right’. Americans fall for it every time. Restrict government agencies from any sort of meaningful regulations and turn around and blame the very government agencies for the screwup. Classic Republicanism!
‘Necessity is the Mother of Invention’ actually was a rewording of Plato’s famous phrase of ‘Our Need Will Be The Real Creator’. Tell me something if this is what has propelled America to lead in every category of invention; then why is it we stop at the point of monetization? For example, an electric vehicle is not something I’m going to fall over dead because it blew my mind. Nope. When you tell me I have to charge it again after 300 miles. I’m sorry but explain to me why Americans always have to recoup their investments so quickly? Why not ‘flesh’ out the idea to its best possible representation?
I have thought a lot about this mindset over the last few years and you know what I’ve come to realize? God needed me to gain wisdom, knowledge and understanding which of a truth those competencies do take time to reach fruition. This 55 year old version of me is the best representation of what I’ve always known I could become, and I’m totally not mad I had to wait for it! Trust me I get it. The media lauds praise and lends an ear to those with large bank accounts. I would’ve responded like President Biden did to Elon Musk the same by asking when is Elon Musk going to the moon?
This is what I’d say to President Biden if I was advising the White House. Everybody is turning to you to ‘flesh’ out answers. Pull out the record and give your department heads marching orders to explain the situation why nothing has changed, but untie my hands and I’ll make sure the whole of government brings every possible solution to bear upon the problems and see that they are applied. That’s what I would do. I wouldn’t say that’s not my problem, but I would say that our citizens are turning to their government and their government will not let them down.
Kinetic energy is energy in motion. The electric car industry must develop power standards that charges the vehicle as it is in motion. Inspections across the entire food industry will be stepped up. Whatever the Federal government can do with the laws on the books to protect voters will be followed vigorously. Gun sellers will be inspected for all the paperwork and if found lacking they will be closed until the paperwork abides by the law. Automobile manufacturers will be held accountable to the fuel standards set by law, or they will be slapped with fines. Yes, all gloves are off will be my mindset from here on out!
All department heads will be given authority to lead, delegate or get out of the way. Of course I’m not telling the Democrats to roll over for the Republicans at all. Keep metaphorically ‘knocking them off their feet’ because they obviously don’t want to see clearly ‘face to face’. Democrats just need to stand firm and believe in what you’re doing because saving children is always righteous!
Maybe there will come a day when no child has to see her teacher die in her classroom before her eyes as she says to herself ‘I love you Momma’ before she is murdered.