Blood on their hands

“…the only person with blood on their hands is that of the shooter…”

Sarah Huckaby Sanders just uttered those words during her white house press conference concerning the massacre in Las Vegas last night.

She went on to say that this is not the day for debate.

I agree.

This is the day for action.

It’s time to enforce and strengthen gun control laws.

It’s time to make sure that the mentally ill are never allowed to legally purchase guns.

It’s time to dismiss any notion of allowing silencers on guns.

It’s time to provide mental health options for those who are suffering mentally and emotionally, with nowhere to turn.

It’s time to protect Americans from Americans.

Otherwise, we all have blood on our hands.

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Heather Heyer Believed in Activism

Charlottesville, Virginia will now forever be known for the violence that erupted there, and for the murder of a young American woman, Heather Heyer, who was bold enough to make her presence known by lending her light to the dark void of racism, gave the ultimate sacrifice of her life, on Saturday, August 13, 2017.

Thank you Heather. You will not be forgotten.

Hundreds demonstrate in downtown Los Angeles for victims of Charlottesville tragedy and against racism, USA - 13 Aug 2017

Ms. Heyer lived alone with her Chihuahua, Violet, who was named after her favorite color. For her, activism was about more than just “sitting behind your computer screen,” Ms. Blair said. “You gotta get out in your community and do things.”

There are so many people who are better able to articulate their feelings on the events of this past week, that I decided to post a few of their comments here. My own feelings continue to range from anger to dismay to depression over what is happening in this country.

I’ve heard some say that you can’t erase history, which is somehow their confused and nonsensical argument against removing monuments to America’s traitors, which high-light a shameful time in this country when some Americans thought it a fine thing to own other human beings. In fact, our misguided southern ancestors (I am a southerner) thought slavery was such a good idea that they started a war over states’ rights, just so they could continue to own other humans. And get this… many of them claim(ed) to be followers of the one known as Jesus the Christ.

How clueless can people be? 

For the record, as a southerner, I have ancestors who fought in the Civil War. It does not change the fact that they were wrong. States’ rights should never be allowed to strip other human beings of their own rights, one of which is freedom.

Fine People

Our president has claimed that “fine” people were at the Charlottesville rally.

Really?

Since when do fine people walk around with Nazi flags?

Since when do “fine” people devote time to defend monuments of America’s traitors, while not giving a second thought to those currently starving in America, or to those who cannot afford adequate health care?

Stephen Colbert expresses my own feelings about the ridiculousness of those claiming we are trying to erase history…

“Yes, taking down a statue is totally changing history. Because the main way anybody learns about history is through statue-based study. That’s how we know that Abraham Lincoln was 20-feet tall and loved sitting down.”

Stephen Colbert

James Corden was actually able to make me smile with the comment below… and smiles have been rare since last Saturday. This was in reference to Trump’s speech yesterday. Trump makes a fairly good speech denouncing white supremacy, the KKK, Nazis, etc., and then follows it up the next day with ignorant remarks about “fine” people.

“Apparently Trump went off-script and improvised all of these remarks during a press conference that was about infrastructure, which is terrible, because I’m pretty sure the first rule of infrastructure is whatever you do, don’t burn bridges.”

James Corden

Heather Heyer believed in activism. That’s why she was in harm’s way. She was there to defend the rights of those whom the alt-right Rally wished to squash.

There is so much more to be said.

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Sit Down in the Green Grass

Sit down in the green grass and prepare to receive.

Understand the omnipotence (infinite power) of good, the science of good, and the divine law of good.

Our definitions of God might not be the same, but the principles of life are universal.

The following article (see excerpt below) by Michelle Nanouche, “The Divine Law of Good,” at the Christian Science Monitor, provides a new perspective on manifesting, having faith, universal laws, and living your life aware of every moment.

It is based on the New Testament story (see links below), where Jesus miraculously fed the multitudes with fish and loaves of bread.

Excerpt:

Various Bible commentaries give different interpretations of Christ Jesus’ instruction, but this is my favorite: Perhaps it was to prepare them to be served.

I picture the crowd turning from their fear of being without food, to sitting down and quietly preparing for something remarkable occurring to meet their need.

And something remarkable did occur. Jesus knew there is a divine law of good operating that cannot be blocked or thwarted. He knew that God is all-powerful and only good; a God that eternally cares for all creation, including man.

Jesus’ understanding of this divine law or Science of good allowed him to meet human needs in remarkable ways, and everyone was fed.

 

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References:

Article: The Divine Law of Good

Michelle Nanouche’s blog

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feeding_the_multitude

Let us then, learn to make known our requests with thanksgiving and in acceptance. And having done this, in that silent communion of our soul with its Source, let us believe that the Law of Good will do the rest.
Ernest Holmes, How to Use Your Secret Power