😱 When we are fearful and reactionary we cannot institute critical thinking. Not many people can be calm in the presence of chaos, so most of us just react instead of think. Fear and trauma inhibits creativity which leads to inability to promote intuition, inspiration and insight.
Unfortunately those in power never fail to seize this opportunity to further manipulate the general population and divert their attention away from the real pressing issues that's affecting the majority on a daily basis. I'm not downplaying the threat of terrorists, it's a dilemma that must be dealt with seriously.
But there are more American lives being destroyed by poverty, starvation wages and inner-city violence compounded by a high unemployment among youths, especially among minorities. Spawned by absentee parents thrown into prisons for minor, usually drug offenses.
"It's tough to make clean money once you have a rap sheet (criminal record). Not many would want to hire you."
"It makes no sense to me that the United States of America has more jails and prisons than Colleges and Universities."
What does that tell you? Who profits on that? Is that the best way to move forward?
As the Foreign Terror Narrative begins to
dominate the airwaves and current political discussion, let us not give in fully to this smokescreen and think more critically about social issues that are even more pervasive in societies of today.
As #MLKjr said along the lines of, "Most think that knowledge should equip them with the proper instruments of exploitation so that they can forever trample over the masses...For we are prone to let our mental life become invaded by legions of half-truths, prejudices and propaganda...The Most Dangerous Criminal among us may be the man gifted with reason, but with no morals."
Pray for Brussels
Pray for Paris
Pray for Istanbul
Pray for Beirut
Pray for Ankara
Pray for Libya
Pray for Nigeria
Pray for Somalia
Pray for Syria
Pray for Iraq
Pray for Palestine
Pray for the Rohingyas in Burma
Like most people out there — 🌑💀
'Je Suis Sick of this Shit.'
I would like to thank Charlotte Grieve of "Read About This" for giving me the platform to express myself and share some of my viewpoints through this written interview.
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