Life Lessons and Passions with E.M. ~ #Bloganuary

I am having a few problems finding the Bloganuary posts in the widget, so I had to search and do investigating to find the prompts for the 15th and 16th. I will put them both in this post.

The January 15th Bloganuary question was:

Common sense…no explanation necessary 😀

The prompt for today on Bloganuary is:

The cause I am most passionate about is civil rights guarded by our Constitution. I want to think that the people in this generation have the ability to change the stomping of civil rights and begin fixing the history of the past. I want to believe in humanity again.

I want the Constitution to mean something again. I want women to be able to control their bodies. The government does not have a right to be sticking their nose in and telling people what to do with their reproductive health or their bodies, in general. l want to save people from death sentences for crimes they never committed. I want people who have melanin in their skin to be treated as humans and hope to see them receive reparations for their sacrifice to this nation. I want to see training in law enforcement be different than the training that military officers receive. I want to see units developed that are capable and able to respond to mental health emergencies.

Then the other side of it is the reality. I think this world works just how the hierarchy of people has chosen for it to work. It wants to hate and oppress people. It wants division. It wants inequality. It wants to divide and conquer any person who stands against its ideology of white supremacy. It’s a complete mess for anyone who believes in the Constitution, like me. We call it broken…they say it’s just right.

It feels like we are doomed, but I want to save someone’s life…just once at least.

xoxo, E.M.

Humanity Aborted

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Words used to freely, no compassion

When lives are at stake

In a world full of oppression

Screams ring out loudly in the streets

Slaughters happen and get excused

They echo in my sullen heart

As society divides unpeacefully

Clean slates, not existent

No freedom of speech, censored

No right to live, murdered

Say their names and stand up!

Solidarity needed!

Humans judged by cultures, prejudice

Legal jargon and corruption

Conceals the truth in a system broken

Or is it fractured at all?

White privilege gains one victory after another

Pivotal racism becomes opaque; apparent

Broken justice, broken country

Mass incarceration; the new slavery

Strip their names, take their lives

Take their pride and give numbers, ludicrous!

All for financial gain; monopolies and scandal

Who will stop the hate?

Who will fix the wreckage?

What’s your answer?

Humanity aborted; destruction…eminent…

© E.M. Kingston 2022 – All Rights Reserved.

I felt like I needed to vent some of myself tonight and the world I see.

Words Of Wisdom From Jimmy Carter — Filosofa’s Word [Reblog]

Please take a minute to read the words of the 39th President of the United States shared by Jill on her blog (below) about our current state of government. I never knew him because he was before my time, so to say. The first POTUS I remembered was Ronald Reagan. My grandmother used to talk about Jimmy Carter all the time though.

I see the things happening in this country, and it’s just so detrimental to my soul. I don’t know that we will ever come back from the mess and wreckage that has been done to this country by the abuse of power and insurrection of #45.

Yesterday, I had more than enough of articles about the anniversary of the January 6th attempted coup … I was on overload, most of the articles repeating the dire warnings of the one I had read just before and that I had previously expressed here on Filosofa’s Word.  Mind you, I understand the desire to […]

Words Of Wisdom From Jimmy Carter — Filosofa’s Word

“Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.”

-Martin Luther King, Jr.

E.M’s Inspirations – #Bloganuary

The January 6th Bloganuary is:

Image Credit: Bloganuary

For most of my life, my grandmother was my inspiration, and she still is. I just gained new people that inspire me as I have grown and found my place in society. I am going to make a list of the people that inspire me, and they all make me a better person. I cannot just pick one person.

  • Maya Angelou – Her life and what she overcame in that life should be an inspiration to all people regardless of strife in their life. She was one of the strongest women this country ever had the honor to be within her presence. She is definitely my biggest inspiration.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. – It’s self-explanatory. He knew the terrible things that would come to this country if we did not learn from past mistakes, and he hit the nail on the head.
  • Shaun King – He gets so much flack for standing up for what he believes, and it never breaks him. He is one of the strongest men walking this Earth in this lifetime of mine.
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg – God bless the work she did to fight for women and their right to control their bodies. She is probably turning in her grave seeing the events of January 6th, 2020 and Roe v. Wade getting blowback.
  • Malcolm X – He had a voice to cure the nation if anyone would have listened to him. His fight was inspiring, along with my next inspiration on #6.
  • Huey P. Newton – In case you do not know who that is, he was the founder of the Black Panthers back in the day. Every day that goes by, I wonder if his movement was not the answer to many of the racial problems in this country along with the fight from Malcolm X and MLK Jr.
  • James Baldwin – His prose is still inspiring me in the work I do. He spoke and had a voice. He was not afraid to express himself, and he is another great inspiration to ole’ E.M.

This is not a complete list, but it’s a good start. If you know me in person, this list probably makes more sense to you due to my activism efforts in Oakland and in my local area. I fight for the ones who do not have a voice, and these people are the inspiration behind my voice. I stand in solidarity with the ones that this country has oppressed.

xoxo, E.M.

The Passions of E.M. – Sunday Poser #61

Image from Keep It Alive

I am doing my Sunday Poser from Sadje a day late, but that is how I have been running since Christmas :D. There are so many things that I find myself passionate about, but Amy, the person behind E.M., has the greatest passion when it comes to helping people.

I am very passionate about the path I have taken since moving to California and finding what I want to have for my career. It took me a long time to know what I wanted to do with my life in regards to having a career that I love. I finally found a passion. That passion is working with people who have been wrongfully convicted and working to protect civil rights.

I am an activist that found my voice, finally. I have a few cases that I am doing case studies about to get myself noticed as an activist. I want to work with a civil rights lawyer or become one. Right now I am working on becoming a paralegal. I have been studying for the LSAT since I lived in Arkansas. Currently, I am the chair of my local chapter of ACLU, and I am a Guardian of Liberty for ACLU as well. This work that I do is the passion that drives me to be better and make the people that we help feel better by getting justice for them.

Amy and E.M. are very passionate about all civil rights outlined in our constitution, stopping racism (all of it) and racial profiling by police, healing the plethora of mass incarcerations in our country, and freeing the innocent. I believe that the prison systems are just a new way to implement slavery in this country, and my voice works to make sure the right people are behind bars.

There you have it. E.M.’s passions.

xoxo, E.M.

E.M.’s World – 12/13/2021

Each week, Melanie hosts a prompt called Share Your World. It’s a fun prompt that allows you to share a little bit of yourself with the WordPress World and beyond. I enjoy this prompt and look forward to it!

Here are the questions (along with the Gratitude Section):

What is your opinion of the state of health care in your country?  Adequate or inadequate?  What could be done to improve it?

What are two words that describe you best?

Do you have a morning routine? If so, what it’s like?

What’s something that really makes your blood race? 

Do you enjoy singing festive songs during *insert festive celebration that you observe to replace “Christmas” if it’s not relevant to you * Christmas carols or songs?
GRATITUDE SECTION  (as always optional)

Feel free to share something that brings peace to you.

Here are my answers and affirmation:

What is your opinion of the state of health care in your country?  Adequate or inadequate?  What could be done to improve it?

I feel like the state of health care in the United States is inadequate. I do not want to get too political, but money talks in this country in all regards to human rights. If you got a good deal of money and great insurance, you get a different level of care than someone who is on a government-assisted health plan and low income. Every person…regardless of social and financial status…should receive the same level of care. It just doesn’t happen and never will because that is who we are. Sad…but true.

What are two words that describe you best?

Emotional and Benevolent…

Emotional describes me because I am a very strong empath, and I suck up everyone’s emotions when I choose to or when I forget to ground myself. It can consume me or make me stronger. I try to be stronger with empathy than the latter. I wear my heart on my sleeve, which is sometimes a downfall, and I give my heart to those that I feel love for without restraint. I do not put up many walls unless I feel a certain way about a person.

Benevolence describes me because I am one of those that will give the shirt off my back if it will help someone. I do a lot of volunteering in my community, and I love to help people. I took a job quiz one time, and it highlighted my helping hand and caring for other people. I would not be happy in sales. I have to be working for the greater good, or I am not a happy person.

Do you have a morning routine? If so, what it’s like?

I do have a morning routine, and if it gets disturbed, I don’t wake up the right way…if that makes sense. I have to do certain things before I feel alive and awake lol.

My routine is this:

  • I wake by 9:30 a.m.
  • Restroom while the dogs get antsy because they have to go too lol.
  • Grab my coffee from the fridge (I make a pitcher of iced coffee), and then I head out for a smoke.
  • Cigarette time and I play my game on my cell phone while I smoke… Fishing Clash.
  • 2nd cigarette and more fishing
  • Come inside, make coffee (if I am low in the fridge), and go to my room. Take my medication.
  • Check my notifications on WP and respond to comments.
  • Go through my tabs on my browser and get the new daily word challenges and prompts. I write them all down in my notebook.
  • Go back outside for a smoke and think about the words and the novel I am writing.
  • Go inside to my room, coffee in hand, and get busy writing.

My Sundays are different in football season. I check on the games when I come inside, then check my notification, and then grab prompts. I start writing until games come on.

Now, if someone interrupts the above-said process…I get frustrated. It’s how I function because it is the same each day. Before I was religiously blogging, those blogging steps were homework steps because I was in college. After graduation, this routine started to keep me from losing my mind. I cannot stand to just sit and not know what I want and need to do. With blogging, it has helped me maintain myself and my illness. When I had my spirals, it was hard to not know what to do with myself. All of you have helped me manage my mental wellness. Thank you.

What’s something that really makes your blood race? 

Racism. Donald Trump. Wrongful convictions. Mass incarceration for the rich to get richer due to private prison. The fact that there is no such thing as corrections or rehabilitation because the justice system makes money on recidivism. People that find they have a right to judge me for the choices that I make in MY life.

That’s just a few things *cheesy grin* that makes my blood race…or boil.

Do you enjoy singing festive songs during *insert festive celebration that you observe to replace “Christmas” if it’s not relevant to you * Christmas carols or songs?

I do, but not for the entire month of Christmas. Christmas week, I approve the plethora of Christmas songs on the radio and Christmas movies on TV. I cannot listen and watch them all month long. Otherwise, by the time Christmas comes, I am burnt out on Christmas lol.

My favorite carols are Silent Night, Rudolph, White Christmas, and any of the other ones that Bing Crosby sang. I grew up with my grandma playing that record on Christmas Eve when everyone would come over. I miss her.

GRATITUDE SECTION  (as always optional)

Feel free to share something that brings peace to you.

Iced Coffee (Mocha) and Cigarettes! My caffeine and my nicotine keep everyone free of my wrath if I do not have them.

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Protest – E.M.’s Stream of Consciousness 11/6/2021

For the Saturday Stream of Consciousness, Linda Hill asks us to “close eyes and point” to gather the inspiration for this week’s #SoCS. I chose my ACLU Magazine, and I turned it to a random page with my eyes close and pointed in the center of the 2nd open page. My finger landed on the words “to Protest”.

I have not talked about it much on my blog so far, but I am actually a big activist in my community. I am the county chair of my local ACLU chapter, and I have actively participated in rallies and candlelight vigils in my local area. The great thing about graduating was that I found my voice throughout my year and a half in college. If I had not pursued the degrees that I did, I don’t know that I would have ever found that voice inside of me to fight for civil rights, and for that, I am truly proud of myself and who I have become.

I love a good protest that is calm and effective, and I look forward to involving myself in more of them since I am beginning to feel better.

xoxo, E.M.

© E.M. Kingston 2021