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“One year later… injustice is still injustice”©

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 Where have all the Chibok gone…

long time passing,

where have all the Chibok gone,

one year ago,

where have all the Chibok gone…

gone to memory every one,

when will they ever learn…

when will we ever learn?

Rally at the Nigerian Embassy in DC... image from www.breitbart.com

If nothing is being done against it... does this not imply it is alright to do?

If nothing is being done against it… does this not imply it is alright to do?

Take a stand for something decent here... if not for your own self but another that needs your support.

Take a stand for something decent here… if not for your own self but another that needs your support.

There is a program in full effect, it is ‘#bring back our girls,’ and it is a plan to keep the world’s attention on the missing girls in Nigeria.  The Boko Haram (aligned with ISIL) are the perpetrators of this evil crime. I, for one, will stand to speak out against the notion ‘it is OK to steal girls and do what you want to with them- without regard to “free choice” and freedom to act upon one’s individual conscience.’ How does Shariah Law apply here… and are they for or against this act of: kidnapping, slavery apparent or removing the freedom from young women (girls) to suit what pleases their captors.

One image to tear at your heart... if you say you have one (still)!

One image to tear at your heart… if you say you have one (still)!

You can read an article at this link, one from ‘The Osun Defender.’

[PLEASE NOTE: in the link and article above, in The Osun Defender,’ there is clearly an impression the government of Nigeria was fully aware this was going to happen… and did nothing to prevent it. I firmly believe ignorance and apathy are two of the biggest problems in the modern world… and we must learn what is being done (or we will remain ignorant to what is or isn’t being done) and we must care for others NOT the same as us (or this same thing can and most surely will happen to us also) or what love we say we have for our Brother and Sister (all humanity) is an open lie.]

[All images are taken from this link and site]

“In Israel they have a saying,”Never forget, never again””©

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It should be understood, firmly, where and why this same thing [The Holocaust] can been seen as more than a human tragedy… for what: nationality someone is, how someone believes and the attempt to dominate one class of people over any other. This should NEVER be allowed to happen again… in human history but the Bible tells us it will happen again. Prophecy is but one of the many facets to the message the Bible tells us, about: life, love, how to live and how to live better despite our conditions we must face. Even today in the Middle East we see the rise of persecution beginning to take hold of our news… and we risk being desensitized (inured) to the truth of what is happening to real people.

The disregard for women and their children... is evident in the actions taken.

The disregard for women and their children… is evident in the actions taken.

I would strongly recommend going to this link (Sponsored by the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews) and see the clip, in honor of April 16th, 2015, called Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Rembrance Day. You can also get a free download, a 24 page booklet at this link here… entitled,”Never Forget Never Again.” You might have to signup prior to the download but it will be well worth your effort. Shalom!

We cannot afford to look away!

We cannot afford to look away!

The sign over Auschwitz read,”Arbeit mach free,” and meant,”Work makes (you) free.”

Auschwitz was the first nazi concentration camp in occupied Poland. This picture from www2.iath.virginia.edu

[All images used for this (minus one) came from this link]

You can also see this work at this link.

“Have no bones to pick with God!”© [Part I in a series of II]

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From the angst of futility…

even the confines of insincerity,

thought by those to appear im-

mutable by their loudness that grows,

it is from their groans… the

loans unpaid by their dry bones,

their state of mind is not hard

to find, it’s evident, it clearly shows,

such as it is for God of man…

to see clear to a man’s heart,

where all things start, it’s but

man’s mind where man thinks he knows.

Does this not look to you like a repeat of the McCarthy years... when McCarthyism alleged to see communist involvement (infiltration) in public life? Don't forget 'the Scarlet letters' was a blacklist for people like: Josephine Baker, Leonard Bernstein, Langston Hughes, Pete Seeger, Zero Mostel... even J. Robert Oppenheimer. Many others had their lives discredited for McCarthy's vanity or the sake of unmitigated power wielded against another for the perception of wrong doing or an out-right lie.

Does this not look to you like a repeat of the McCarthy years… when McCarthyism alleged to see communist involvement (infiltration) in public life? Don’t forget ‘the Scarlet letters’ was a blacklist for people like: Josephine Baker, Leonard Bernstein, Langston Hughes, Pete Seeger, Zero Mostel… even J. Robert Oppenheimer. Many others had their lives discredited for McCarthy’s vanity or the sake of unmitigated power wielded against another for the perception of wrong doing or an out-right lie.

Little does man realize when he would try to stop people from their own belief, even to halt people from speaking their mind, it imposes one’s will against God… and places them in direct opposition with God Himself. This is not about an idea… it is about what one believes, and if they don’t believe they have to simply not listen or walk away. To take the stance they’re now offended… in reaction, and to attempt to deprive one of their choice to believe is in itself a bias against that person for what they believe- in essence… a hate crime and one brought on by bigotry itself. Even for the Air Force oath… God is but an option. As to the assumption of correctness, by one Michael (Mikey) Weinstein… thinking he is trying to preserve ‘the wall’ between church and state, he couldn’t be farther from the truth as he is attempting to do with his stand against what one believes. Here is an article I wrote some time back… on American beginnings and as close to accurate as I can possibly be- aligned with our Forefather’s thoughts. See it here. Also here in a different format… and changed a little, titled,”To bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance.

Ezekiel 37:4 KJV

http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/ezekiel/37-4.html/

4 Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the LORD.

Psalm 6:2 KJV

http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/psalms/6-2.html/

2 Have mercy upon me, O LORD; for I am weak: O LORD, heal me; for my bones are vexed.

Proverbs 17:22 KJV

http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/proverbs/17-22.html/

22 A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.

Ezekiel 37:11 KJV

http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/ezekiel/37-11.html/

11 Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off for our parts.

Ephesians 5:30 KJV

http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/ephesians/5-30.html/

30 For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.

Exodus 9:35 KJV

http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/exodus/9-35.html/

35 And the heart of Pharaoh was hardened, neither would he let the children of Israel go; as the LORD had spoken by Moses.

Is this statement not biased itself... against what some might believe?

Is this statement not biased itself… against what some might believe?

Who designated this man to proceed with the bias he has... against christians and his own people- the Jewish people of the living God?

Who designated this man to proceed with the bias he has… against christians and his own people- the Jewish people of the living God?

You can read Part II here.

“Raise one cup (one candle) in the wind of indifference- together!”©

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[This is a second in a series of two]

What does it mean,”to be in another person’s shoes…

living a life of color, and being discriminated against

and racial injustice,” the resulting thrust of true concern…

this is what Howard Schultz is wrangling with… bothered

by, this is more a ‘societal stabilizer’ in the wake of places

and events like: Ferguson, New York and others as well,

healing is the goal… awareness is the medium, 80 million

people drinking ‘Starbucks’ Coffee in any given day… ‘the

skin in the game’ is when more people think about bigotry.

The focus of this has been the negative reaction to ‘race relations’ in the US… and the sense that ‘awareness to the problem’ was looked at as a possible (plausible) contribution to the solution of it- or favorable steps to allow people discussions like this one. As long as there are some people feeling they are superior to the next… there will be perceptions of inequality… as long as there are actions taken to deny someone of their right to believe one way or the other… there will be injustice! If but for a moment, even a moment carrying a cup of coffee, people can begin to grasp ‘racial concerns are human concerns’ then Howard Schultz, and the Starbucks’ campaign (#Race Together), will have truly created from his own personal feelings a pathway to aid a problem we all (still) face- being different. Being different is not the problem… treating someone as though they are less than ‘You’ is, and when we all realize this we will all be better served.

It is still my opinion we need to end racial bigotry or stop aiding the push for religious supremacy, either of these are mutually a deterrent to: world injustice, crimes against humanity, or the prevention of ‘Human Rights’ through persecution.’ This also adds validity and soundness of reason why we should not jump with our ‘first impression’ of any given situation, especially when it comes to: something a company or person does, thinking we know the purpose to what was done by what we see, or as a means to denigrate or down play an action for a negative assumption we might have or hold. Thinking the worst about anyone (even an entity) often shows our own ignorance to intention… neglecting our viewpoint as being assumed correct to begin with. No bias to be seen at all!

There is more to Howard Schultz than just the wood of indifference. This image from icycandyhearts.blogspot.com

There is more to Howard Schultz than just the wood of indifference. This image from icycandyhearts.blogspot.com

You can listen to the clip on this, by Howard Schultz, at this site here or watch here (I hope) below.

“We’d censor ourselves if we thought we were right”©

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If in an attempt to evolve…

to grow… to initiate change,

Starbucks’s failure in campaign

‘Race Together’ will rearrange

what it means to ‘be hypocritical’

by response and ire it has drawn:

the chance for the rest of humanity

to groan from such a use of crayon,

to capitalize on perceived difference

and be indifferent to such a rake…

the resulting benefit of interest

but turned into a financial take,

or the inability of our own perspectives

to be turned back against itself…

to see no true or real concern, as

expressed, to gain from relief’s behalf.

Have we come this far… not to see true value in what is offered but to decide to view everything, as if we are straining at the gnats, with the sieve of understanding we would force the minutiae of any effort one might take- beneficial or not? It is a shame we cannot use the same microscope on our own smallness of viewpoint, we might take it upon ourselves to task, when we’d compare God’s love for us all, shown us in the death of Jesus Christ… for all humanity, vs. what we’d say we KNOW about God in the first place. How hypocritical the world itself is today… to see the peacefulness being shown us, in front of our eyes in the news, and call it good. Race relations have been set back by the minutiae of details we choose to speak about… but the greater harm is being done and found in christian [all races] and Jewish persecution throughout the world- and the world response is,”It’s OK and down with it.” Come Lord Jesus… come!

The '#Race Together' Campaign of Starbucks does nothing but draw ire!

The ‘#Race Together’ Campaign of Starbucks does nothing but draw ire!

The picture came from this link, a discussion with some impact on our own futility.

“What impact?”©

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Those moments that time

seems to stand still…

could mean you are looking

at the headlights of

what is coming toward you-

not realizing:

how close it is,

how dire the circumstances

you’re in can be

or how little time you have

left to simply react…

beyond the shock!

[Below the Haiku… two quotes]

Confucius said

when we admit not knowing

that is real wisdom

“To know what you know and

to know what you don’t know,

that is real wisdom.”

Confucius

‘He who learns but does not think, is lost!

He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger.”

Confucius

When a fortune cookie can get it right... why can't we?

When a fortune cookie can get it right… why can’t we?

“There’s no tomorrow”©

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People party like there’s no tomorrow,

show no sorrow… masks all their pain,

people are born to die, living their lies

to who they are… just tears in the rain,

people act like they know all the answers,

asking no one… not even themselves,

people take so much for granted, except

what is wanted, all aches go to shelves,

people want what they want, leave the weak

for ghosts to haunt and lay the money down,

people say only what you want to hear… no

conscience, when downstairs made it up town,

people run in any race, read loudly any

line… then whine to wrap a soul so twisted,

people hoisted to ivory towers… so many

hours with time to bind those sooner trusted,

people waste their lives for less than most…

raise high the toast, tell all things are well

but people know misery loves company…

and many have trusted monsters led by hell.

Have we turned more to loath things honorable (to love it)… only to fall prey to deceit? If we deceive ourselves to what expectations we hold on to, so tightly, the reality we’ll behold might leave us startled from the pain we’d cause another- let alone ourselves.

Winston Churchill once said,”There is no one worse to deceive than ourselves.”

A great man once said...

A great man once said…

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