Humanity Lost

As we look around our world today, it’s filled with so much pain, poverty and injustice.  We have an opportunity to make our planet proud, but instead we justify the destruction of lives:  human, animal, aquatic and vegetation in the name of greed (money), power and one commodity (oil).  Countries that have nuclear arsenals and clout including USA, UK and Canada have misused their power which greatly created hardship for less powerful countries.  Any country that has oil reserves becomes targets under the guise of creating a democratic society when in fact, their country will be left torn and marginalized because of the so-called freedom/liberation.

As we look around our world, instead of countries becoming more peaceful and progressive, they are becoming more marginalized and archaic.  Brazil, Venezuela, Guyana, Libya, Syria, Iraq, etc.  What do these countries all have in common?  They were liberated by the so called body of democracy – the ABC nations (America, Canada and UK) with the approval of the UN.   Justifiable, countries like Ethiopia, Congo, Sierra Leone, etc. needs liberation from the atrocities (starvation, malnutrition, child mutilation, poverty, Boko Haram, etc.) that takes place daily, yet nothing is being done to help them.  Their stories hardly make the international news.  Why, because there is nothing to gain financially for saving innocent lives.  The lives of African men, women and children are not worth saving because there is no financial gain…

Here in the USA, the Electoral College has elected Trump, a racist, sexist, bigoted, homophobic, misogynistic, Putin-owning man-child as its next leader.  Our government turns a blind eye to the nepotism, conflict of interests and security threats that are hemorrhaging from Trump’s administration.  America, the giant among nations is gambling on a radical babbling buffoon as its leader of change. Really?

At the bottom of it all, what’s the cost of this and who stand to benefit the most?  These politicians are using human lives as bargaining chips, who will use theirs?  What’s also pathetic are the people that voted for Trump – we are walking, working and living alongside folks with racist, homophobic, sexist mentalities.

I’m beyond disgusted and sad.

2017 – New Year, New Attitude

It’s 2017, a new year to reflect and refocus.  As I grow older and wiser, I’ve become patient and impatient to BS.  I’m more aware but there’s a caveat with awareness as it brings wisdom along with sadness and pain.  Being aware, one sees things the regular minds don’t see – it’s a blessing and a curse.

January is one of my most dreadful months and this one has not disappoint thus far. I’m already off to a fast start defending myself against an egotistical manipulator and his minion, mourning with my very dear friend the loss of her father (sadly, January is also the month I lost my dear father 32 years ago) and dealing with another dear friend moving away starting a new chapter in her journey.  All things to make one want to ball up and retreat. But what don’t kill you only makes you stronger.  Not being one to retreat, I faced my adversities with courage, strength and steadfastness.  Change is our only constant, and for me to move forward and progress, I must be able to adapt to changes.  I have to dig deep and find the strength that has gotten me through the toughest of times and grab hold of it until I can stand tall again.  However, we must not allow ourselves to become victims of the same situation twice; we must use our lessons as teachers to move forward.  Use the disappointments as lessons to become wiser and stronger.  These tests were put there to strengthen me for the year ahead and I will use them to do just that.  2017, here I come – I am fearless, strong and ready.

Best wishes to all for a happy, healthy and progressive 2017.  Find your inner strength to move yourself forward when faced with adversities.  Blessings!