Second Amendment-Bill of Rights to the constitution, "A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed." Pro gun advocates interpret the second amendment phrase by phrase and gun control advocates argue the opposite, that it restricts the right to activities necessary for maintaining a militia.
- to the , “ being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and shall not be infringed.” Pro gun advocates interpret the second amendment phrase by phrase and advocates argue the opposite, that it restricts the right to activities necessary for maintaining a militia.
Many of us are convinced that U.S. citizens have ato carry a gun, yet state and federal courts have not supported this interpretation. of , 1789, you really … really messed things up for us in a big, big head scratching way.
According to Dr. Howard Steven Friedman, a UN health economist and statistician, the health and wellbeing of US citizens are sacrificed in the name of profit. He argues that the richest one-third of the American population now rules the lives of the rest.
He says, the concept of “American exceptionalism,” which traditionally places the US ahead of the rest of the industrialized world, should be dramatically reconsidered as America – birthplace of the ‘American Dream’ and once an exceptional nation of freedom, equality, opportunity and high living standards – has long since lost many of these qualities. In an interview, he goes on further to confirm data is available to support this.
So now, how do we begin to take from this data and fashion a formula to take back what we once had? How do we reverse this “new world order” that the richest one-third of the American population now rules the lives of the rest? Can it be done?
I read this article the other day, “10 Ways Our Democracy Is Crumbling Around Us.” Http://www.alternet.org/occupywallst/154884. Midway into number five, I realized I was beginning to feel a bit uneasy and fearful. I starting reading the article again and it was not long that I saw the culprits staring me right in my face. There they were:
- financial rot
- grave danger
- fatally wounded
- has no face
- 10 reasons to worry
- deficits and debt
- don’t care
- high levels of unemployment
And the list goes on.
It is easy to generate fear by embedding underlying messages.
In this country everybody is feeling bad about everything. We are a frightened people, who cannot see a way forward by means of our own footsteps. By design, we are relegated to puppets who dance to the music of voices not our own. Paralyzed and vulnerable, we lean toward rhetoric, that for a moment offers us a semblance of safety. We are easily had. We wake up, sucker-punched asking, “How did that happen”? Remembering the start of the Iraqi war and our fallen soldiers …
Reclaim awareness that what we read and hear is not always truth.
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The purpose of this blog is to share my passions and insights on topics that are relevant today and yesterday. I hope this blog, journal and journey offer insights on subjects and other relevant topics on how we can see and do things differently to make change in the world.
I woke up one morning thinking how little we have changed in comparison to how much the world has changed. I found myself seemingly suffocating, drowning, in a reality of existing in a landscape out of sync with my thought processes. I wanted to scream, “wake up everybody”! Really, after all, our thoughts drive our actions. Specifically, our actions are driven by a consciousness deep inside that we are unaware. To be stuck inside boundaries, that no longer serve meaningfully is tragic. There is only so much time we have on this earth, so to “get it right” holds more importance to me than one will ever know.
Most recently, the tragic death of Trayvon Martin, yet again, brought to surface the subject of race in America. The same race relation dialogue and rhetoric echoed so loudly that, in some instances, the fact that a mother just lost her son could not be heard. We will always have racism in America and we will never live in a color blind society. A colorblind society is a myth. Black people cannot be invisible souls that dot the landscape when the color of their skin screams “look at me”. A conundrum of sorts, sometimes with bad consequences. Dash those hopes and dreams because they are a veil cloaked in denial.
The reason racism still exists, simply put, is the stigma of slavery still exists and always will. No one has yet the ability to erase it from the psyche. When we begin to “get this”, we can start making meaningful changes in race relations in America. Our legacies do not make us bad or good. Perhaps, blindsided by guilt and shame, many of us cannot look in the mirror and reason the inhumanity of it all. We turn a blind eye pretending racism doesn’t exist or offer a colorblind solution that has never worked. The reason it has never worked is the legacy of the “oppressor” and “oppressed” is ingrained in our institutions, as well as, imprinted in our nervous systems; the very essence of who we are. Our autopilot is always operating beneath the surface.
We can all agree, our thoughts originate from somewhere. What drives our actions reside mainly in our subconscious mind. I think you get the idea. Understanding how we are built psychologically is a precursor to knowing that the legacy of slavery bears an imprint in the nervous systems of everyone in America today.
Looking back to moving forward, maybe a new horizon is coming into view. On this horizon is a blank page, of sorts, and as we start to formulate ways to do things differently, new answers begin to appear and fill this blank page. A whole new way of being emerges. We take this “better in us” and bring this “better in us” into the present to shape the future. As we do so, we begin to co-exist with our autopilot.
Let’s start. Take a look at the some of the FACES OF HURRICANE KATRINA 2005. The fact that police officers gunned down those who were fleeing for survival, speaks to the conscious of all blacks in America. That was then. This is now, the death of Trayvon Martin. What’s the difference in racism then and now?
- BBC News – Former policemen in Katrina bridge shootings jailed (aboriginalpress.wordpress.com)
- Katrina Cottages (090016302pnc2.wordpress.com)
- Five Ex-Cops Charged in Katrina Shootings (commondreams.org)