I am absolutely positively 100% certain that if my physical shell was alive AND living during slavery, or the civil rights movement I would have died young. I cannot stomach nor fathom ignorance on any level, and racism in my opinion is the definition of ignorance.
Since President Obama has been in office I have noticed that every single action, thought and idea that he has taken has been publicly scrutinized and criticized beyond belief. I know for a fact (and I have been on this planet 26 years) that I have never seen any other President receive so much blatant disrespect from the media in all my life. I am the first to say yes, Bush was disrespected by the citizens of the world ALL THE TIME, and made fun of because of his lack of a brain and trailer park demeanor, BUT the media held a certain respect when speaking of him or about him.
My friend brought this to my attention this week when he clearly showed me an example of CNN referring to PRESIDENT OBAMA as ...Barack Obama. Believe it or not many of the cable news channels are refraining from addressing him as President. I am not going to focus on this, this issue of race with just Obama, because there have been countless examples of racism since he has taken office, and all I can do is SMH till I am dizzy because "Really, are we still at this level of stupidity"?
It was also brought to my attention that 21 states have applied for sovereignty since President Obama has taken office. If you do not know what this means, Sovereignty is the exclusive right to control a government, a country, a people, or oneself. A sovereign is a supreme lawmaking authority. So if a state like Arizona (one of the 8 who have applied already, including, Hawaii, Montana, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, Oklahoma and Washington.) is granted sovereignty then they rule itself as a state alone and will be seen as a lawmaking, state that controls what it does OUTSIDE of our central government. Which goes against any sort of UNITED STATES. There will be no UNITED anything if states are being seen as separate ruling entities.
Of course the justification for this nonsense is President Obama's stimulus plan that he has introduced, but the truth is and I BELIEVE that some of these states cannot accept a black man running their government. It is a sad day. Very sad. This man has proven himself intellectually on sooo many levels, and his capabilities of handling this job. I don't think the qualifications before him or the standard before him was set as high as he has made it sense taking office. YET, people will still not accept him for who he is.
I am seeing the news (papers & television ) actually give light and cover irrelevant news to add on to the ignorance. I know it is to brainwash others into accepting this nonsense. A bakery owner in Chelsea made offensive "Obama cookies" with huge over exaggerated lips and a nose and sold them to the public. His justification was "it was in celebration of Obama's win". Why is the NEWS covering this? Why give light and attention to it? That is the problem. People like him will exist but to give him air time and attention..just gives him light.
People have lost their minds and it is just a reflection of the energy that is amongst us. You must take a stand and have your voice heard when you hear and see such ignorance. How can you sit quietly?
I for one am always ready to shut down anyone who is in the line of TRYING to say anything disrespectful or sideways about this administration. It used to really shock me when I saw Bush supporters, or just people who accept and believe the lies that IS this country at times. But they exist, and the answer is never to yell, scream and kick but to take a second to think and respond in a way that is a reflection of your higher self.
I think President Obama did an exceptional job at addressing the stupidity of the NY POST. He simply did not. As the rest of us got excited, hot and bothered, he was still on his grind, doing his job and did not give them the privilege of seeing him break a sweat in the midst of their ridiculous antics.
I am not watching ANY cable news for the next month purposely because I feel it is unhealthy for my mind. I cannot take in such toxic information. I have been more interested in spending time with those close to me, writing, reading, planning, eating, loving... you get the drift.
It does not hurt for you to be mindful what you choose to take in as well!
Love you fab people!