"Wisdom is knowing the truth, and telling it."~~Unknown
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
GOP Party's Political Views
I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas. In spite of the lost of one of my dearest friends, my Christmas turned out okay. Today, I received some good news regarding my other friend. She will be coming home soon and is doing well, so that’s a blessing. I’m feeling somewhat okay today.
This has been one rollercoaster; imaginary post-racial, republican court jester’s debate, citizen protesting year. For the party of NO, it has been their defining moment of obstruction after obstruction in getting what needs to be done—undone or rather blocked from getting done. Let’s not forget the rich getting richer, while the poor are getting poorer. I’m sure that a lot of struggling folks out there won’t forget them come election time.
This particular story is one that really caught my eye:
“A 93-year-old Tennessee woman, who cleaned the state Capitol for 30 years, including the governor’s office, says she won’t be able to vote for the first time in decades after being told this week that her old state ID failed to meet new voter ID regulations.”
“Thelma Mitchell was even accused of being an undocumented immigrant because she couldn’t produce a birth certificate:”
“Mitchell, who was delivered by a midwife in Alabama in 1918, has never had a birth certificate. But when she told that to a drivers’ license clerk, he suggested she might be an illegal immigrant.”
“Thelma Mitchell told WSMV-TV that she went to a state drivers’ license center last week after being told that her old state ID from her cleaning job would not meet new regulations for voter identification.” ~~Marie Diamond, Think Progress~~
My grandparents did not have birth certificates. To show proof of their birth, they had to use censuses, bibles, and church documents. My great-great grandmother was a midwife as well as a substitute doctor when folks got sick. She used different herbs and trees to cure different illnesses and they worked better than a lot of the pharmaceutical drugs they overwhelm us with today that cause side effects.
Nevertheless, if the Republicans win the elections, misery and destitution will consume America like a flood.
All of my life I observed people and often wondered why hatred between the human beings exists. As a black woman I have experienced it proliferated towards my people and me in myriad extreme and often subtle forms in which one could ever imagine toward a group of people.
One day, while meditating I asked the question why do people hate so much not knowing that this question would take me on a journey that would lead to an answer which has been one of the greatest deceptions in the history of mankind.
My journey has led me to the place that I am now, which is fighting against injustice, inequality, and enslavement of the minds of my people by the pharaohs of today.
Lord knows I am not perfect, nor do I profess to be. Neither are my people and no human being on earth is as a matter-of-fact. There are human flaws in every single race.
So, then my question is what gives one race the idea that they should have control over all others?