What Came Ye out for to See….


 

 

Yesterday one of my former Followers/Subscribers decided to UnFollow/Unsubscribe because as she put it my blog had changed from one that was inspirational to one that she felt was filled with hate. You know it would be easy to ignore what is going on in the U.S.A. and just discuss flowers, (which I don’t grow), recipes (that I don’t cook) and fabulous trips that I don’t take. Now I have nothing against those people that do or who write about these things. That’s their world. My world changed as of 11/9/2016 and really began to go downhill as of Jan. 20, 2017. I cannot and will not ignore what is going on around me.

May she/he continue to live in their White-bread Newburbia world.  I’m sure in much of Middle America, the Evangelical Bible Belt (and I cringe at their brand of Christianity) they have never seen, spoke to or broke bread with a Black, Arab, Iranian, Iraq, Muslim, Hispanic or Native American person and get all their information about us from Fox TV!!

Now considering what Trump is doing to destroy America how am I the one filled with hate?! So because I don’t support his racist, bigoted, fascist, anti-Muslim and ultimately anti-American agenda I’m the one in the wrong?! I think that person has their priorities mixed up.  I really don’t give a rat’s ass about her opinion.

I’m old enough to remember the Civil Rights Movement. As a Black Woman when I go to work I experience racism, bigotry and discrimination almost constantly. Well less now that I work the evening/late shift. I’m always called into question because I am a Black Woman. That’s a fact. I am and can never be just an individual. I’m judged based on the color of my skin and my gender which I have discussed in previous posts so when Dhrump’s policy decision to block people in seven Muslim countries from traveling to the U.S., block them from immigrating here or seeking refuge that affects me. Whatever affects my Iranian friend and her family affects me. She has been more of a family to me than my own Christian relatives.

Because I work with the public and that public is mostly rich, wealthy well to do white people I hear insults, snide remarks and experience racism constantly. Only good thing is now that I work the late/night shift I don’t deal with the public as much but I still hear some pretty god awful racist bigoted and just plain stupid remarks that make me wonder if these people take stupid pills when they wake up in the morning or they were just born dumb and uneducated.

Even though I’m pretty used to hearing and seeing stupidity in action, sometimes it still boggles the mind when you people actually have the nerve to tell you that your/my blog is not living up to their expectations as though I’m writing this blog for them personally. That person’s opinion does not matter to me however the hell that my Iranian girlfriend is going through Yes That Matters to Me. What she suffers. I suffer. When she hurts. I hurt.

I will leave you with the words of Jesus (plus a few New York Times news articles at the bottom) and I want you all to think on Jesus words. In this scripture passage Jesus is speaking of his cousin John the Baptist. Both John the Baptist and Jesus had some rather harsh words for the false religious and government leaders of their day. Whether you are a believer or not. Please have an open mind and conduct your own personal studies on Jesus as Rebel and Revolutionary.  As a Follower of Jesus I too am taking up the mantle against any kind of race or religious discrimination.

Matthew 11:7-10

New International Version (NIV)

As John’s disciples were leaving, Jesus began to speak to the crowd about John: “What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed swayed by the wind? If not, what did you go out to see? A man dressed in fine clothes? No, those who wear fine clothes are in kings’ palaces.Then what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet. 10 This is the one about whom it is written:

“‘I will send my messenger ahead of you,
    who will prepare your way before you.’

 

Luke 7:25-30

New International Version (NIV)

25 If not, what did you go out to see? A man dressed in fine clothes? No, those who wear expensive clothes and indulge in luxury are in palaces.26 But what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet. 27 This is the one about whom it is written:

“‘I will send my messenger ahead of you,
    who will prepare your way before you.’[a]

28 I tell you, among those born of women there is no one greater than John; yet the one who is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.”

29 (All the people, even the tax collectors, when they heard Jesus’ words, acknowledged that God’s way was right, because they had been baptized by John. 30 But the Pharisees and the experts in the law rejected God’s purpose for themselves, because they had not been baptized by John.)

 

Sunday, January 29, 2017

The New York Times

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Victor J. Blue for The New York Times
Protest Grows ‘Out of Nowhere’ at Kennedy Airport After Iraqis Are Detained
Word of the demonstration filtered out from immigrant-advocacy groups and then got a big push from a prominent voice on social media: Michael Moore.

Judge Blocks Trump Order on Refugees Amid Chaos and Outcry Worldwide

By MICHAEL D. SHEAR, NICHOLAS KULISH and ALAN FEUER

In a New York courtroom on Saturday evening, the judge said that sending the travelers home could cause them “irreparable harm.”

 

January 28, 2017

The New York Times

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Top Stories

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One of the last Syrian families to enter the U.S. found flowers, volunteers and a nation about to bar people like them

Saturday, January 28, 2017 7:04 PM EST

On Friday, a group of suburban synagogue members clustered at O’Hare International Airport, waiting to greet one of the last Syrian refugee families to be accepted in the United States, to give them the warmest possible welcome to a country that no longer wanted their kind.
In Washington, the presidential limousine was already speeding toward the Pentagon, where President Trump would sign a paper officially slamming the door shut on Syrian refugees. But here the volunteers had yellow roses, more warm coats than the newcomers would need and, a few miles away, an apartment ready with a doormat that said “welcome” in 17 languages.

 

Top News

Judge Blocks Trump Order on Refugees Amid Chaos and Outcry Worldwide

By MICHAEL D. SHEAR, NICHOLAS KULISH and ALAN FEUER

In a New York courtroom on Saturday evening, the judge said that sending the travelers home could cause them “irreparable harm.”

NEWS ANALYSIS

Immigration Ban Is Unlikely to Reduce Terrorist Threat, Experts Say

By SCOTT SHANE

The unintended consequence of President Trump’s directive, many experts believe, is that it will make the risk worse.

 

 

24 thoughts on “What Came Ye out for to See….

  1. I have had too many friends angry and ruffled over politics and words. I think it is fine to speak your mind and express your concerns or even outrage. My goodness, that is what our country is founded on. You shouldn’t feel bad. Keep writing and sharing your heart. That’s what writers do.

    1. Thanks Toni! I truly appreciate your support and encouragement. I really enjoy your blog posts also. I always find an interesting quote and I Love the photos of your grandchild. God Bless.

    2. Also following Jesus words of instruction as stated below.

      Matthew 10:14
      New International Version (NIV)

      14 If anyone will not welcome you or listen to your words, leave that home or town and shake the dust off your feet.

  2. I feel you. I hear you. Before the election primaries, I might have written two posts about politics over the course of 4 years. That changed with the campaigning and election. I don’t know how many posts I’ve written and reblogged about Trump, but what is happening demands the attention of every freedom loving American, regardless of race. Shedding light in the darkness is an act of kindness.

    Some folks have strong roots that withstand the wind and storms, and other folks run inside at the sound of increasing wind.

    Thank you for having strong roots.

    1. Thank you for your support and encouragement. As for the others who stick their heads in the sand and refuse to acknowledge what is happening in America I shall do as Jesus instructed in Matthew 10:14 and Shake the dust off my feet then keep on marching. I shall never abandon my Iranian girlfriend or any of my Muslim friends or in fact any one who is disenfranchised. The call on my life is to fight injustice through the power of the pen or in these modern times the Power of the Blog!

    1. Thanks my Sister! Much appreciation and gratitude for you!! As for that person I shall do as Jesus instructed. Shaking it off and steady marching!!

      Matthew 10:14
      New International Version (NIV)

      14 If anyone will not welcome you or listen to your words, leave that home or town and shake the dust off your feet.

  3. I am not religious, but have values. Speaking out right now is our duty. Only cowards put their head in the sand. As for bloggers unfollowing you. It happens all the time. You can’t please all, don’t even try 🙂

    1. Thank you for your support and encouragement!! ❤ I'm not worried about being unfollowed either here or on Facebook. No skin off my nose. I'm not now nor never have sought another person's permission or approval. I'm outspoken no matter what however it made a great segue way for today's post!! Trust me when I say I'm about my business and my business now is to speak up. My friend is caught in a deadly spiders web vortex not of her own making simply because she is an Iranian Muslim. I'm raising my voice for her and all disenfranchised peoples. Her sorrow is my sorrow.

  4. You’ve written a powerful post here. And an important one. It gives me, living in my quiet English village, some idea of what it must be like to live in USA right now. Obviously I follow international news programmes avidly, but your writing is personal, making it very moving to read.

    1. Thank you! I appreciate your support. I would like to write just happy posts but I cannot live in a land of make believe and ignore politics when it affects me, my loved ones and friends. Glad for your feedback! ❤ 🙂 😀

  5. Hi! I know I just found your blog (so glad I did! 😊), but I’ve read several posts on here so far and I don’t know what that unfollower/unsubscriber is talking about! I don’t see anything filled with hate. I see passion. I see revolution. I see (refreshing!) dissent. I see fearlessness. I see courage and strength. I see wisdom. I see a real person, with something (valuable) to say. I see someone expressing her personal opinions on her own blog (shouldn’t we be able to do that?) I see someone who is embracing our unalienable freedom of speech. And I admire the hell out of that! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼❤️

    I might “look white” but like you, I’ve never understood White-bread Land, and I’ve never fit into it. It never felt right to me. I always thought it was fake, superficial, catty, snobby, hypocritical, and delusional. I’m actually biracial (Euro-mutt, and two Native American tribes 😊), complete with all the stigma that too often surrounds it. So I found myself clapping and cheering in my head as I read your words 😊 We may look different but our spirits must have been cut from a similar cloth, because for reasons I can’t logically explain, I can identify with what you wrote, in my own way ❤️

    That’s not to say that my experience is the same, because I know it’s not. I have olive-like skin, but I have blue eyes and red hair, and if I don’t get enough sun, I look pale… And I have the privilege that goes with it. That’s a problem. Why should I have any more privilege than anyone else? Why should a man have more privilege than I do? The world needs all kinds, and no one is better than another. I simply see human beings, and I only care (literally, not cliché) about what’s inside. And I like the What’s Inside that I see in your writings 🌟🌟

    1. Thanks so much!
      My spirit is soaring as I read your words. Some things just need to be said and as long as I’m not breaking the law I’m okay.
      Every so often The Nubian Ninja has to show up and put certain folks in check! ♡ ♡ ☆ ☆
      Hugs to you!

      1. Thank you so much! I love the Ninja concept! That’s exactly how I understood it. Some people just can’t accept reality. Reality is what it is. We can do our best to change ours, even within our own little micro-realm, and at the end of the day, if that’s all we can do, that’s ok, because if enough of us do that, then eventually we might blanket the world. (And wouldn’t that be cool??) 😉

        Your blog is an excellent node in that blanket! Thank you for being true to yourself, not censoring yourself, and saying what needs to be said. Too many people might have the capability but lack the gumption. Bravo to you!

        Hugs!
        ~The Silent Wave Blog writer/Laina 🌟🌟

        (PS: my spirit is soaring, too! Or singing. Or something sweet like that 😉❤️❤️)

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