Let’s face it,
Many of the people who live in the United States are afraid, plagued by their concerns about the upcoming years! A few of these concerns are, the eminent tightening up of existing immigration laws that may, consequently, force the “pushing out” of individuals residing in this country who are not American citizens, or the possible eliminating of the public assistance programs and federalized, medical care (example, Obama Care), or an overall attempt to marginalize women rights trough local state and federal legislation. All these issues(if enforced with local state laws) may very well further divide social, finaical and racial class groups, in sighting intolerance of people of other races, cultures, religions, etc.., further disrupting the manner in which various groups interact with one another. All this is weighted on the back of our new publicly appointed leader, and future president, Mr.Donald Trump.
These are indeed issues that need to be address.
Understand, I am not claiming to be a political analyst by writing this blog. I am not a noteworthy, accredited journalist. My walls are not strewn with an assortment of social analyst degrees from Harvard or Cornell or Yale. I am merely a writer, comic book creator and an American citizen making an attempt to offer words of hope.
So let’s talk about this.
Despite history’s darkest days, human beings have always been a “collection of people” who have thrived, and strive in the midst of great adversity. From that adversity, we have broken through the dirt and grime to the surface as heroes.
During world war II, up to 6 million Jewish people were systematically exterminated, along with approximately 7 million, included 1.3 Soviet Jewish civilians, ( this previous number is included among the 6 Jews). Soviet prisoners of war included around 3 million (including about 50,000 Jewish soldiers).
Note: In truth, the numbers are so high that an exact count could never be determined!
And yet, they have pooled together their resources to not only amass great global wealth, but also manage to make huge investments to gain enough wealth to sustain a stronghold on what we know to be Mass Media (no pun intended),a worldwide system that speaks to the world.
Black american has also fought through and overcame great oppression:
Well after the signing of The Declaration of Independence, from the year 1882 to 1968, 4,743 lynching’s of black men, women and children (and white men, women and children too) occurred in the United States. 2,400 occurred between 1880 to 1930. 2,400 of those lynching’s occurred between 1880 to 1930, meaning 2,343 of those lynching’s occurred after 1930, going into(and occurring well throughout) the civil rights movement itself. Churches were bombed, killing women and children, (the most well know case was the Montgomery church bombings that killed 3 little girls), and yet, people of color have overcome great odds to own various million dollar businesses throughout the united states, many of which net assets grow into the billions!
In the 1960s , 48,900 Central American people migrated into the United States. Interestingly enough, the largest initial influx of Central American people who migrated into the united states, come in from Panama. 90,000 more immigrated from South American Countries; either fleeing from various levels of political oppression and/or leaving various levels of extreme, abject poverty and yet, you have those same individuals and descendants of those individuals working in all fields of life, including(but not excluding) politics, the banking industry, or as teachers, lawyers, judges, etc…
But we must not become complacent with ourselves! We must push on!
Why? Because, In truth, most people, if not pushed, would not harness the fuel to race not a good, but great race! They would submit to what they, believe to be, predestined failures that they might face in their lives.
This is dangerous thought pattern to allow to take hold, because then, we subjectively look towards others to do the work for us. What about pushing ourselves to tap into and then utilizing those gifts that make us unique. This is where our determination, hard work and boundless abilities to change begin to pay off. It literally begins to bend the very fabric of the universe around us to our will, rather than life bringing us to our knees.
Granted, life is hard! Each day we, as an individual, must work to provide the basic necessities to sustain life. Food, shelter, clothing and good health are critical, if not necessary for survival, and if one has children or a significant other, he, or she is given the responsibility to provide these necessities for them as well. But her’es the kicker folk!
GREATNESS NEVER COMES AT BARGAIN BASEMENT PRICE!
In Truth, there is no political platform that could dictate how we must treat each other, nor is there any local, congressional agenda that can give us the will to get out of bed and go to work every day, overcome the rigorous demands of a job, customers complaints and give ones’ best to reach their job’s performance expectations (in spite of THAT INDIVIDUALS dreams and aspirations), and still, at the end of a pay week, direct ONESELF NOT TO GIVE UP, but hold THEIR head up high and push on!
Contrary to what we might wish to believe,( and I will always stand by this), we are not shaped by political agendas, but rather, are shaped through our sub-consciousness understanding that, when hard work is put forth, our unwavering effort will and must materializes into definitive actions!
LEARN ABOUT the economy; study it, build ownership for yourself so you can build OPPORTUNITIES for others and for your community!Embrace change and truly love one another!
COMMIT TO YOUR TOMORROWS TODAY, DESPITE ANY POLITICAL AGENDAS!
I SAY, This is a great day! It is a day to look within ourselves and know WHAT WE ARE MADE OF!
And as you get up and look out towards the sun, let that beautiful ray of light color a new picture for your tomorrows!
WHAT YOU CAN SHAPE FROM THIS WORLD IS TRULY BOUNDLESS!
I hope this gives you hope for your possibilities and greatness,
Love to you all!
And until next time, love each other and build your best life today!
Research Resource links:
Migration Policy institute
http://law2.umkc.edu/Faculty/projects/ftrials/shipp/lynchingyear.html- *Statistics provided by the Archives at Tuskegee Institute.
Other Side notes about others who gave their lives for all of humanities rights to live thier best lives:
Side fact: Many focus on the holocaust of the Jews but any holocaust is a holocaust somewhat across the boards. Here are some numbers just to further bring light to that point;
Death Toll for Non-Jewish People:
Non-Jewish Polish civilians: around 1.8 million (including between 50,000 and 100,000 members of the Polish elites) Serb civilians (on the territory of Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina): 312,000
People with disabilities living in institutions: up to 250,000
Roma (Gypsies): 196,000–220,000
Jehovah’s Witnesses: Around 1,900
Repeat criminal offenders and so-called a social: at least 70,000
German political opponents and resistance activists in Axis-occupied territory: undetermined
Homosexuals: hundreds, possibly thousands (possibly also counted in part under the 70,000 repeat criminal offenders and so-called a socials noted above).
Lynch Law Notes:
Lynch Laws also include including 500 people of color during the post, civil war period. Interesting enough, more were lynched as well. 1,297 were white.