M is for Maya and Malcolm ~ #atozchallenge2022

For the letter M, I wanted to pay tribute to two of my inspirational people. They have taught me so much, and I continue to learn from their words even though they have passed on. They are Maya Angelou and Malcolm X. Image Credit: A-Z Quotes Birth: April 4, 1928 Death: May 28, 2014 (86 …

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Priorities [Reblog]

When I read this post, it made me want to get back to work on issues that need to be fixed and worked on in this country. Jill’s post below is a great list of priorities and so powerful. “We the People” is sometimes forgotten by all of the citizens of the United States, and we need to bring the people power back into the 21st century. “We the People forget that politicians work for us…including the President!

We the People need to do better at making our voices heard for people that do not know that their voices exist or will be heard.

The people are who the government works for, and my question for you is:
Have you found your voice?

Best,
E.M.

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There just might be something wrong with our priorities when …

  • The United States Supreme Court, the highest authority in the land, refuses to step in to protect voting rights, women’s rights, LGBTQ rights, or other civil rights, but … they can find the time and energy to give a murderer the right to “be touched” during his execution.
  • On Monday, a Boeing 737 crashed in China. I got the breaking news on my phone in the wee hours of the morning, but later on I had to search for information about the plane and its 132 passengers.  There was, however, plenty of news about Justice Clarence Thomas being hospitalized for a non-COVID infection.
  • The United States Senate found it in their little cold, dark hearts, to pass a bill making daylight savings time permanent, thereby screwing with our circadian rhythms for the rest of our lives, but they could…

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A Stranger In My Own Country [Reblog]

I have been doing a lot of reblogs from my friend, Jill. This one is exceptionally brilliant, but it also brings you to think about the world and its current situation. As a volunteer and activist, I am supposed to be politically unbiased, meaning not endorsing anyone publicly. However, I will always stand against political figures who make this country look like a joke, which it has looked that way for a while.

When I started college, I knew that I wanted to do something that mattered, and so I chose to major in two areas–political science and criminal justice. I never knew how much those degrees would mean to me, but then I look around at the current state of the union and the state of our constitutional rights. It’s appalling. It’s treacherous. It’s embarrassing.

I just wanted to share this post with you all, and let you know that regardless of what Ron DeSantis says…wokeness is the path to change. When all are woke, we see through the carnage that is being caused by white supremacy and colonization of anyone who is not in the white boy club.

If that phrase offends you, I am talking about you. If you feel uncomfortable when I say we live in white supremacy…you are part of the problem. Stay WOKE!

xoxo, E.M.

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Y’know … lately I’ve begun to feel very much a persona non grata in the nation I was born in and have lived in for all of my 70 years.  Why?  Comments like this one from Florida governor Ron DeSantis …

“We want people that are going to fight the left, and that’s what we need to do in this country. That’s what we’re doing in Florida, standing up for people’s freedoms. We’re opposing wokeness. We’re opposing all these things.”

So, to be clear, DeSantis says ‘they’ (whoever ‘they’ are) oppose equal rights for Blacks, LGBTQ people, women, Latinos, atheists, Jews, Muslims, and anyone who doesn’t meet DeSantis’ approval, for that is what “wokeness” is, as defined by the narrow-minded conservatives who see white, Christian males as superior to all others.  And ‘they’ oppose helping people in need, oppose international alliances and trade, and oppose basically anything that is supported…

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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 …

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Humanity Aborted

Photo by Albin Biju on Pexels.com Cooperate...comply... 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 …

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