“Quotes of the day “

“A girl got kicked out of the swimming hole today. Inge Hachmann. They said they wouldn’t let us swim with a half-breed. Unsanitary. A half-breed, Werner. Aren’t we half-breeds too? Aren’t we half our mother, half our father?”
Anthony Doerr, All the Light We Cannot See

 

“Where they burn books, at the end they also burn people”
Heinrich Heine

 

“Then I looked out onto the horizon myself and realized that loss is the same wherever you go: overwhelming, inexorable, deafening. How resilient human beings are that we can learn slowly to carry on when we are left all alone, left to fill the void as best we can. Or disappear into it.”
Jennifer Ryan, The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir   

“‎I was cursed with the pessimism of both the Russians and the Jews two of the gloomiest tribes in the world. Still if there wasn’t greatness in me maybe I had the talent to recognize it in others even in the most irritating others.”
David Benioff, City of Thieves   

Observing The Constitution:We the people

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Article [I] (Amendment 1 – Freedom of expression and religion) 13

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for aredress of grievances.

Article [II] (Amendment 2 – Bearing Arms)

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.

Article [III] (Amendment 3 – Quartering Soldiers)

No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.

Article [IV] (Amendment 4 – Search and Seizure)

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

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“We are all alone, born alone, die alone, and—in spite of True Romance magazines—we shall all someday look back on our lives and see that, in spite of our company, we were alone the whole way. I do not say lonely—at least, not all the time—but essentially, and finally, alone. This is what makes your self-respect so important, and I don’t see how you can respect yourself if you must look in the hearts and minds of others for your happiness.”
Hunter S. Thompson, The Proud Highway: Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentleman, 1955-1967

“The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.”
Michel de Montaigne, The Complete Essays

“I am an American; free born and free bred, where I acknowledge no man as my superior, except for his own worth, or as my inferior, except for his own demerit.”
Theodore Roosevelt

 

Dear ,Martin

Dear,Martin Luther King

We capture the strangest moments in our most saddest times we some how see the small glimpse of heaven in the darkest moments of the universe.We want to become connected to something new, something we knew about before we were born.Here we are waiting for this dream of yours, we are almost their.They say that home is where your heart is, but really you heart was always in heaven and here you are away from earth back home again. Its takes an dreamer and a God to make a dream come true, a legend  to be told.You are the man that reminded man that they should be homesick enough to love one another with no intention of  separating us from this God, this universal hold.We all collected the same dust the day we were created,we all cried for the same milk of mother earth, We all swim in the same oxygenated waters and sing the tune the moon sung the day Jesus was born.We all share the same dream Mr.Martin and If I could show you, I would have to open the eyes of all men so they may see heaven, and Earth stands in the big beautiful hands of the God and Goddess that managed to speak our names before time began.We were created by love and we were created to be loved.So be strong Martin look down with pride Love is just growing in this culture like wildfire.

Sincerely,

Lakira Sharice 

“There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills.”
Gautama Buddha

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I speak for the tribes part 1

Introduction

By, Lakira Mitchum

I speak for the tribes

For decades the native Tribes of the American lands have been pushed and pulled into many positions from betrayal,abuse, genocide,and theft and so on and so forth.The abuse and neglect of native  American culture has been in an constant paroxysm and unnecessary strain.After years of constant political conflict and confrontation I still feel as if the Native Americans  are still having to prove something to the rest of the country society seems to forget what was stolen from them;a captivating culture a strong linage that is quickly growing smaller,many people claim tribes but they know little of what it was, where they came from.Something was lost along the way, the injudicious prejudices and stereotypes about native culture seen in media, news,cartoons movies and so fourth.

I not a Red skin, I am not a Casino owner, I don’t care about tobacco benefits,We are not all the same, I actually don’t talk much about my background, I’m Floridian and I can tell you almost everyone I  know says they are part native american but, they don’t much for the pure natives,or the issues they face. It matter, what is done to Afro Native Americans is not the same but I keep thinking I desire to care.I want to speak for the tribes.Because Of the fact that manifest destiny has ripped my history from and ancestry. com and DNA test may be my only hope.Tribes has been torn apart,and realistically I can’t say much about where I came from.I have leaned many things in life and maybe some good came form intermingling with natives and white and Africans.The entire concept that people still use God as an excuse to define someones worth is (extreme unnecessary hierarchy)  what the white settlers were peaceful? what we share our land with them with no issues, and helped them cure their diseases with our tribal practices of herbal treatment, what if?I ask myself, when I look at media today, as a African American I have been returning to my culture and as a native American  I have not benefited much.I know not all white interactions with a natives are not bad, and I believe my native culture is beautiful and maybe their is still hope for the tribes.Sadly in some way Manifest destiny still goes on today but it’s not necessarily always native american its also the indigenous of other lands as well.

NEXT Topics :

How did white supremacy influence the way we think today?

Christian and religious , vs  cultural differences as well as political conflict:

 

To be continued.

Religious Conflict In Northern Ireland part 2

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part 2

by, Lakira Mitchum

The history of the Roman Catholic church taking over Ireland:

During the 11 century King Henry the second ruled Ireland as well as England, under pope rule meaning, the political powers were quartering people religious offering from the poor farmers of Ireland and the rest of the countries. During those times the Irish was banned from speaking Gaelic or marring outside of their cultural boundaries.English rule was spontaneous and changed multiple times in the past,occasionally the English pardoned the Irish.Eventually the protestant christian church began to reform, due to scrutiny the roman catholic church began to loose power over areas in Europe.Due to fear the Catholic church over powered the Politicians,the people seemed to trust God or who they said was God according to the pope more than the kings and lords at the time;really it was fear,sheer intimidation.p (11)

Years latter present times: the same issues are going on today in Ireland but, instead the Irish and English Catholics themselves are in conflict with the Protestants as well.

The Battle of Belfast

During 1960’s the Irish republican party enforced schools to teach children that the IRA was in it for their best interest, a lot of men, and teenage boys join in the militia supported the republican party without realizing the what they had done.Now most of the people of Ireland are trying to resemble peace.The gates of Ireland, isolating the neighborhoods between the protestants and Catholics for more than 18 years sense bloody Friday are still up, this event took place in the 1970’s,an agreement was made enable to prevent riots and rebels from causing violence and commotion.To this day the Protestants and Catholics remain segregated and most of northern Ireland is in poverty.p (9).jpg

Resolving conflicts:

If peace was acquired in the areas of conflict, the teenagers of Ireland should not have to be religious, but peaceful,I believe education and business should be built and established in the areas where there is poverty, the people of Ireland need work, and money, and corporation;Britain could help them if they comply with a peaceful agreement.

 

 

Conflict in Northern Ireland Part 1

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“Kindness has no religion. Religions are like narrow tracks but kindness is like an open sky.”
Amit Ray, Nonviolence: The Transforming Power

“Nonviolence is only for the brave men and women of the world because it requires courage – courage to love the beauty of life, beauty of humanity and the beauty of the world.”
Amit Ray, Nonviolence: The Transforming Power

By,Lakira Mitchum

It was a hot afternoon in the year 2012 I was a senior in high school and I was involved with an fairly popular forum, while chatting with a strangers around the world online I stumbled upon an unfamiliar foreign friend, he was exactly my age his name was Ryan Hayes, he was a Irish boy that was a bit shy and quiet, I was curious and I found him fascinating in some way. He told me typical things that was very different in his culture from mine but, nothing too extreme.At the time I was a protestant Christian and I no longer consider myself a christian but, he had no religion he was an atheist by choice it seemed to me it was all because he lost faith in the politicians he knew.Ryan told me about the religious conflict in northern Ireland and how it influenced the entire country of Ireland as well as Great Britain wales and Scotland, He is and was having a hard time finding employment.I told Ryan about the American culture  and how we have media that distracts us from conflicts, our youth isn’t really as involved in politics as it seems.We have the habit of trusting our politicians mostly because we seems like horses with blinders on, but some of us are just scared so we trust anyone that seemed sort of fair to college students, Gays and abortions, and marijuana . Gay rights isn’t the only issue we have in the U.S what about terrorism? what about world peace? , what about poverty? what about human trafficking it’s in america.Ryan, gave me a small glimpse of Ireland but, I still feel blind, my homeland does affect his homeland he explained to me, my economy and and my president determined their fate,Ryan, had a lot to offer me he educated me in a way he did not realize how much he for me.I have not contacted Ryan in a while but; I now in the year 2016 it seems maybe Ireland could possibly get worse, and american politics seemed to  not get much better,I noticed his Facebook still says he’s unemployed and trying to pursue a career after college.So here I am, still doing some research on politics around the world, “what the hell is going on in Ireland?” And why is the youth in London  not protesting for peace between IRA and the rest of the government, I saw protesters yelling about deaths in the U.S which I totally agree with but, why are they not protesting about the mess and poverty and riots and Ireland’s?It seems this violence does affect them in some way doesn’t  it I wonder sometimes.So I will put an effort toward learning about Belfast and what is going on I hope I will inspire others to do the same.I have this frustration I always believed its terrible to mix religion with violence and then politics instead of just forming settle rules like common since and courtesy laws, like, no murder , no stealing, no soliciting, no human slavery, it seems its crazy how much religion puts fear into the eyes of man, so much they would rather focus on racism in America, with a dieing economy and anarchy on the brig of taking place every day.The world needs peace I know this, we see this how do we acquire this peace you say? with contentment, a treaty needs to be signed and terrorist they need to be stopped.It seems the poverty in Ireland they just needs an financial boost and both sides should agree to end religious conflict and express freedom of religion as well as spiritual belief,Practicing freedom of religion should be expressed in all of Ireland, and if we better the social issues and Ireland it actually would help the rest of the neighboring countries; Social issues can affect the economy.

To be continued:

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Observing Universal Human Rights

By Lakira Mitchum

“When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen, Out of Solitude: Three Meditations on the Christian Life

Homesickness series

Article 20 1. Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association. 2. No one may be compelled to belong to an association.

Article 22 Everyone, as a member of society, has the right to social security and is entitled to realization, through national effort and international co-operation and in accordance with the organization and resources of each State, of the economic, social and cultural rights indispensable for his dignity and the free development of his personality.

Article 26 1. Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages. Elementary education shall be compulsory. Technical and professional education shall be made generally available and higher education shall be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit.-United nations universal declaration of human rights  1943

 

Back to the point I have been making about self worth, I have been on a journey of rejection on the surface and even through all of this I have learned love and wisdom is all the gift I have for them.My hatred is temporary and I have many things to say concerning your real purpose.It’s not  in a horoscope it’s a preset purpose, we lived more than one life.In some way we choose who we were meant to be before we were born. Perforate: the thoughts of others and realize we all think as one, we are all share having a common interest and that is acceptance in knowing one’s existence is relevant . The power of empathy; when we realize diversity gives intellect, we can even empower science, education. This universe, this planet, this human race we really are literally one, this may not be a utopia, but there is an importance in homesickness.Looking for heaven in the arms of humans, animals plants, and elements, God just naturally lives in us, but we have to embrace that nurturing spirit we were meant to have.

Homesickness series part 4

Identity crisis

 

We are the synagogue, we are the temple; we don’t need a priest or pope to tell us where we came from, we are priceless vessels of heaven, we are not unfamiliar from the heavenly home.I must remind you You forever connected to the God of this universe and his bride. You are not forgotten.The Bible is not your only source to God, the koran is not the voice of God, the Torah the Yoga classes, you are always with God. so just listen to the voices we here in the wind.We all seek the same God, we sing the same worship song, even demons worship God.You forget Our unity in this universe, has already reminded, placed us in the humble  spot of mother earth’s womb.We are the home, if we forget we will never make it in,We are family to the great king and queen.The flowers we grow, blossom in more than one place. The butterfly effect is relevant to this entire universe what we do really does matter. What we say really does matter, what we eat really does affect your entire household. What you write , sing ,rap dance, it has an tiny influence or massive influence. What is said, in hell can be heard on Earth, what is said in Heaven can be heard on Earth.

 

“In chaos theory, the butterfly effect is the sensitive dependence on initial conditions in which a small change in one state of a deterministic nonlinear system can result in large differences in a later state”.-Wikipedia .

“You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who had ever been alive.”
James Baldwin

 

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