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The Trump Era

Trump’s rise to presidency was not an accident. White Evangelicals were opposed to Barack Obama and they resisted his presidency. Not surprising as this was the same group of people who for centuries used the bible to convince black folks that slavery was justified by God and they should obey their masters. It did not please them to see one elevate to the height of presidency.

Not once did they say God bless President Obama. But God sits high and he looks low and he blessed Obama’s presidency. Eight years, no scandal, no chaos. He ruled with dignity and integrity.

Then came Donald Trump, a man known for unfair business deals, a womanizer and adulterer.  A man who spoke derogatory about women even going as far as saying he grab them by the pu..y.  

Evangelicals presented him as a man of God. They claimed he was sent by God and he was going to do great things for America. Their overpowering influence caused many to believe the lie.

But unlike Obama who they despised; Trump’s presidency was rocked by one scandal after another. It was full of hate, bigotry, and division. Many of the people around him were either accused of crimes or convicted for crimes. He failed to put the people first when the Corona Virus crisis hit, focusing more on the stock market.

White Evangelicals tried to fool the people again not knowing Trump’s purpose had already been accomplished and God had exposed them for who they are.

The funny thing is, Trump could have made a difference in uniting the people. He could perhaps have convinced his base who were mainly white, racist individuals that he was president for all, and he wanted a nation where people of all color or race live in unity. His base adored him. They might have listened. Instead he fueled the flames of hate and division.

That is not of God. That is not who God is. That was not what well thinking Americans wanted for the country.  The people have spoken and he need to respect the wishes of the American people.

Longing For a RETURN TO THE nORM

Like me, you are probably tired of hearing about the Corona Virus. However it is here, it is real, and we have to be sensible. It is up to each of us to do our part to stop the spread. It will not go away at the wave of a magic wand, although we all wish it would.

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Don’t put yourself at unnecessary risk. Avoid crowds, wear a mask, practice social distancing. Adapt to a new norm. The sooner this is over the better, but remember we all have to do our part.

Illegal Firecrackers

Since the start of June areas in New York as well as other parts of the country has been plagued by the incessant noise of fireworks. Why anyone would spend money to create a noise nuisance in their community defies all logic.

No one stops to question who benefits from the sale of these fireworks and who has to suffer sleepless nights because of the noise. No one thinks about the effect the fumes released might have on the general population. Given that we are still fighting coronavirus, the last thing we need are toxic wastes that may create respiratory complications for the vulnerable.

Some say it is a release after months of lock down. Some say it’s defiance against the police. I call it an act of stupidity. You are inadvertently burning money and causing distress for people in your community in the process. No one benefits. If you are not contributing to the betterment of your community then you are a part of the problem. Stupidity is contagious. The way forward is to think consciously and spend wisely. Money is power and fools have difficulty keeping it. To those involved I urge you all to stop the stupid fireworks and find a way to uplift yourself.

Staying Calm

It is not easy staying calm and focused amidst this period of world crisis. It is not easy to be positive and just say it will be over soon. It is not easy yet we must try. We know it will be over but in the meantime for many there is heartbreak, tears and shattered lives as people mourn the loss of loved ones.

For our sanity we must find an outlet to take our mind off what is going on. My outlet is writing. I find it therapeutic, a pleasant escape if only for a few hours per day. Whatever you enjoy doing use that as your outlet to bring a sense of normalcy to your life as we wait out this storm. Please stay home and keep safe.

Keep Informed

It may seem scary right now, but I believe we will get through this. One of the most important thing as we fight this coronavirus crisis is to keep informed with what health officials are saying. In a crisis there is often a lot of misinformation. I read an article where 27 people from Iran died of alcohol poisoning trying to protect themselves from the virus. This goes to show that misinformation can be just as dangerous as the virus.

It is okay to switch off the news sometimes; watch a movie, read a book, play card games. Do something that can help you relax because stress is just as bad. Take all the necessary precautions to keep safe. It may be a while yet, but we will get through this.