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 How to make America great again

The seed has been sown in the garden of the nation that is a Mecca for freedom to those seeking peace amid turmoil. The symbol on Ellis island showing the Statue of Liberty is a sight of freedom and hope, a relief for those who once lived in despair. Now more than ever before this nation is in trouble as the wind of change has taken this hope and once again turned it into despair. It has been brewing for years but now with the advent of a new Chief in town, this has emboldened the madness taking place amongst us. We are in trouble: far more than we have ever known. The madness is raging without any chance to reign it in. Let us put a stop to this flow of madness that has never been seen before. The path is closing in as the road ahead is winding to a narrow foothold, soon we will have no place to go; we are hemmed in with a fence of hate. Lord have mercy!

How do you make America great again? America is now the laughingstock of the nations of the world sending out treats and waving the false wand of imperialism trying to take back lost territories it never should have control. Just like the philistine’s Goliath of Gath it has a leader that is roaring insult at the rest of the world and worse of all its very own people. We are heading back to the dark old days of the barbarians where the ruler ruled supreme; a place where questioning authority would mean the loss of life. How are we going to control this epidemic that has engulf us and are dividing our souls? Remember a house divided will never stand!

How to make America great again. Focus on nation building, look after those things that matters to the common man. Stop trying to repeal and replace; fix the things that needs tweaking. We do not need more hate; we need love and togetherness. Speak up when things are wrong and shut up when there is nothing good to be said! When leaders in authority propagate the process, it spreads like wild fire sending a nation into division; splitting us apart. To make America great is to heal the wounds of injustice, stop the
inequality and covert racism in every aspect of life. All life matters but stop the genocide of the black race who suffers the share force of police brutality and the mass incarceration of our brothers and sister for minor incidents while slapping the hands of the others with a mere warning and letting them go free to repeat the cycle again. Why not repay us for the atrocities committed against us? Everyone else has been paid! Why hold out and disregard the powerlessness of the people who suffers and are still suffering. Talk about race relations is getting us nowhere. We must come to the realization that we are all of one race and that is humanity! It doesn’t matter who you are we are all related: how you treat your neighbor is how you are treating yourself.

Make America great again when you stop having people live in fear of being deported from the only nation they ever know. Let us look at DACA with a sense of “Decency for American Children to Advance” no matter how they got here. It is not their fault that they are here! They are making worthwhile contribution and should be treated with respect. They are the future that America is building upon. Why destroy the foundation for freedom, togetherness and self-respect for political gain? One day you will awake from your slumber only to ask yourself what have we done? By that time, it will be too late. The seed of destruction would have been planted and grown into maturity and the nation once prosperous and proud will live in despair. Wake up and look up, the end is near!

Every great nation must ask the question: Where do we go from here? History will remind us of those in the past who thought they were invincible but has now flatlined into despair. They are recorded into history as disgraced; lying in proverbial disgrace because of the path they chose when they were at the top of their game. They were too proud to look after the poor, the homeless and the forgotten. The one percent was there focus, enriching the rich and trampling the poor. They took away the rights of the hardworking man and silence their voices. They have become dictators seeking to crush anyone who disagree with their point of view. Using the White House to become a decadence of society meddling into things that has no bearing into good governance. Just like the kings of old, the writing is on the wall. It’s time to look back and retrace our steps; make right the wrong and ask for mercy before our days come to an end!

We can make America great again when we seek to compensate the blacks for the hundreds of years working as slaves; building this nation taking care of your kids while you beat our brothers and sisters into subjection brain washing them into your way of thinking trying to destroy our culture as if we never matter. We will rise to build this nation just like we did in the past. The foolish few has tried to stop us opposing all we have done trying to rewrite history but just like dust we will forever rise amid despair opposition and discrimination. Let us make America great again by truly following the principles of love, tolerance and unity! Arise, arise, arise, people open up your eyes!

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Lend a helping hand

We have all watched with horror and amazement as the event of CharlesTown unfolded. We thought, here we go again! What we thought was the coming of age of this great nation has suddenly turned into a mascaraed of opportunist bigotry and hate. How could there be a storm of hate so persuasive that captured the frontline of all human imagination. We have now revealed the true nature of what this place we all love has become. It only took a few turns of indecisiveness and a forgotten past to take us back to the place we vowed never to return.

I recalls the lyrics of a song I heard before: “Out of chaos and strife, we have found a hope we have never known. A glimpse, just a glimpse, just a gleam but a flicker of light like we have never seen.” This was the way I felt just a few years ago but now my soul is in search for this peace and assurance that this light will ever show. “Yet in spite of all our hardship and misery and poor economic condition we must struggle on.” We will never forget but we must carry on!

Only a few weeks later we are here together lending a hand to those in need in the time of disaster. We see the outpouring of love as the nation come together lending a hand of love and togetherness helping to heal the wounds of those affected. Let’s ask ourselves why can’t we all just get along; live in peace with love for all mankind? No matter how awful the situation might look, not everyone is a spreader of hate. Unity will hold us together in times of crisis and human turmoil. Let us not live in despair!

We send our prayers to those affected by this disaster (Harvey). We share our resources not forgetting everyone in need. Today we are well and in high spirit, tomorrow we could be in the very same condition so let us take up the challenge and lend a helping hand!

I do not want to divert to what was written a few weeks ago so I am attempting to continue this dialog. It is now our turn and the arrow is pointing at us. The lasting effect of Irma will be felt for decades to come. History has rewritten itself because we have never seen anything like it before and all records seems to have been broken! Though we might have been spared the wrath of the wind, some have to deal with the flood of rising water as we seek to salvage what is left of the memories and memorabilia’s that can never be replace. We need a helping hand, a hand of mercy and grace. We need a hand of comfort and courage because some are living in despair. Some have lost hope and are barely hanging on. Let’s not forget the words of the Psalmist: “Yea thou I walk in the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil for thou art with me.” When all is gone we turn to God!!

The pressure is mounting as we look around: we ask what next, who can we turn to? This is the magnitude of what we have never seen. It stretches from the Caribbean to the Americas. The chaos the heart break and despair. It is time to hold on, don’t give up the fight. I believe that help is on the way. As the darkness fell so will the light break through. We can all do our part in some way to lend a helping hand. Comfort the weak, reaching out to the poor and lonely spreading the love to let someone know that we care! This is the time for us to break down barriers across borders, spread love that will dispel hate; a time for unity when we all can stand as one human chain holding hands across nations, towns and cities in love for all!

Is it normal to be afraid? I believe so! Fear builds courage and courage build trust, faith, hope and a belief in one self. This is how we are going to be able to move on and conquer the giants that surrounds us. The moment for us to rise is now. Let’s be resilient and rebuild for the future not only homes of brick and mortar but lives built on a solid foundation. No matter the storms of life we will stand because we have built upon a rock whose foundation will never crumble. It is time to lend a helping hand!

 

Give love a chance

Love is the language of life. It is the one thing the connects us and transcends race color or creed. True love knows no border or boundaries. It immerses humans into understanding, fellowship and cooperation. For centuries, we have been thought to love one another. This love was demonstrated by our leader ” Jesus Christ.” In retrospect, this love though practice by all in some ways, is yet to be demonstrated with the same passion and vigor as had thought us by the greatest lover of all. However, the times are changing and some has tried to turn our society a hub for hate. It is time to use our Human Resources in ways that helps to propagate the real meaning of love! It is time to look at the reflections we see in the mirror and ask the question, where do we fit in the realm of love.

As I started to write this blog, I did not perceive that there would be a moment when we would once again stop to reflect on the erroneous times that is gripping us once again. Humanity is on a spiral down in despair. Believe it or not the culprit is one with whom we are familiar. We do not want to think or call it what it is; we are surrounded by imps of destruction working overtime to create fear and confusion. We are a target society and a nation under siege. Satan is working overtime trying to destroy the very thing we believe in. Are we going to give in to the moments of despair or are we ready to fight the giant that is standing guard holding our territory waiting for us to self-destruct? However, the time is now and the place is here for us to give love a chance!

Changing times has eroded the principle of kindness and is being replaced with abuse, mistreatment and lack of care for our fellow man. We live in a world that has changed its perspective and has corrupted the meaning of love. The word love is no more a symbol of perfection but a thing immoral emotion; self-centered fulfillment. What has happened to the world we grow up in? It is a world of terror where those who want to control the masses is doing so in the name of God; at least that that’s what they claim.

Love can make a difference in our lives if we give it a chance to blossom. We were not born with hate; it is something we were thought as we grow into adulthood. Give love a chance to take us beyond the boundaries of limitation into uncharted regions of unlimited potentials and endless rivers of possibilities. Take the chance to uncover the hidden gems of human self-respect, gratitude and forgiveness. We live in the twenty first century but live like barbarians of the Stone Age. It is time to rise and give love a chance! The things we know about love will make a difference in our lives. We know that love is kind. Love is true and it is not easily provoked. So where has love done, where can we find love again? Where there is love it conquers hate and fear. Just like darkness cannot stand against light, so does love conquers hate and fear. The true meaning of love is the reason for God. He is ready to make a way if you would let! Why not try it now? Give love a chance!!

What’s going on?

Have we reached to the point of no return? I am just asking! Can somebody please tell me “what’s going on?” Never have we experience the things we are facing. Moral behavior has receded to a place of ultimate disgrace. I might not be making much sense but the evidence is everywhere. I hope we are not asleep drowsing in despair because we the people will have to rise to take back our dignity from those who have trample self-respect and tolerance under their feet. We cannot just go on ignoring all the symptoms that is so evident amongst us. Ask yourself is this real? It seems to be the norm but I will appeal to the Lord above to intervene on our behalf because as the head goes so does the body; the head has passed and now it seems we are in a tailspin.

I often hear the song “What’s going on” it forces me to look at the lyrics closely, as I do, I can’t help but ask the question myself. What the hell is going on? Believe it or not we are at the threshold of no return because we have lost our leadership role in the world. Who will rise to take the stand and set the precedence for what is to follow. We have taken a back seat leaving a void for the rule of subtlety to fill. How can we establish a union without communication? In a progressive society, there are no room for mediocrity. Standards of dignity and politeness to what was so evident for all the world to see has been thrown out like a baby with the bath water. We have replaced morality for ridiculous insensitivity. Why did you make that mistake in thinking that our problem can be solve by a novice with no real self-worth? My oh my; what’s going on? The chicken has come home to roost!

This world has no place for hate! The time for healing and self-worth is an urgent need for humanity. Let those from the dark ages practice their barbarism but we should be the catalyst of change showing the way to true independence, democracy and freedom. It is a travesty to think that the world as we know it has not changed while we suffocate in the heat of climate change and environmental disasters. The evidences are everywhere. Why are we going backward instead of forward? Can someone please tell me what’s going on? It seems we have become insensitive to the truth and are willing to accept a lie. God have mercy! We have conquered space but have not caught up with the problems of humanity. It’s too much to ignore; the question is circling everywhere we look, the same question remains: “What’s going on?”

Let’s reflect on the words of the song as we try to see it from the writers prospective. “Mother, mother there’s too many of you crying. Brother, brother, brother there’s far too many of you dying. You know we’ve got to find a way to bring some lovin’ here today – Ya Father, father we don’t need to escalate. You see, war is not the answer; for only love can conquer hate. You know we’ve got to find a way to bring some lovin’ here today.” Why is the rug being pulled from under our feet? Why is the little we have been sacrificed and given to the rich and powerful? Why are we being shot and mistreated without true justice? Why; Why; Why? What’s going on?

Tell me what’s going on! We need to truly make America sane again! It seems we are drifting through a tunnel of disgrace, neglecting the poor and needy while propping up the rich. Take the little we have; ignoring the voice of the masses. Truly this is not the way we make America great again? We have now become the laughing stock of the world and are looked upon with disdained. We never saw this one coming; or so we thought! I may be passive but this is not the time to be quiet. We have been trampled on; we might be considered poor by the worlds standard but we are very rich in spirit. Money can buy you things but it can never buy peace and contentment so tell me: what’s going on?

Is there a light beyond the horizon, can anyone see the ray of the rising sun? The time has come for us to evaluate before it’s too late. Look at the road we have traveled, the bumps and bruises we have been forced to endure. Do we want to return to the days of despair as a people or do we want to march on enjoying the fruits of our labor; the true sense of worth and freedom we deserve. Think about this while making your decision the next time you are called upon. Remember if you run with the wolves you will learn how to howl but if you fly with the eagles you will learn how to soar.

Why should we pay

With all the chaos that surrounds us it is easy to turn a blind eye and not see the things taking place within our society. Let us not forget that we are a part of this turbulence and as the water rises we should be careful not to get swallowed up by the rising tide that is about to consume us. We must not forget the place where we were and the efforts made to put us at a place where we are able to make great strides and advancements for the future.

Why the rhetoric, the empty promises that is leading us to a path of no return. What was built in years is now being destroyed in a day. The choices we make, the selfish rhetoric’s the hate and the pain will take years to wash away leaving us in bondage to low self-worth, worry and fear. However, the price will be paid for ignorance, self-love and visionless leadership. The time has come to let our voice be heard because silence is not golden and ignorance is not bliss but wisdom will prevail!

Why should we pay for a wall of frustration, degradation, mistrust and political manipulation? The writing is on the wall; the hand is moving but no sight of a body to guide it. Therein lies the mystery of the moment. Heaven help us all! What times are we in! With all being said, it is time to brace ourselves for the next chapter because we are about to turn the corner to a place with many crossroads. Therefore, we are called to listen to the one voice that is standing ready to guide us; however, if we are not attentive we will miss the mark from which we will not recover.

Money will not pay for common senses. It can pay for sabotage as you rejoice to see a legacy being destroyed but in the end, it will take decades to mend the fences that are being destroyed. Heaven help us all as we sail on this ship that is sailing to a land of no return with a captain that is steering without a compass or a map: relying on the ignorance of others to steer this ship into the storm. The turbulence is rising, the waves are rolling high, the skies are dark without a glimmer of light but we are asleep in the dark hoping to ride this through. In the end who will pay? It is we the people who are too blind to see the road we are being led down wearing a mask of religion, a mask of hate and confusion not having a clue until it is too late.

Wake up my people; see men as men and not men as trees. Don’t be fooled by rhetoric. Loyalty has no place to play in the path of a fool. If the blind leads the blind they both will fall into a ditch. It is only a matter of time until your grave clothe is off then you will realize the travesty of the moment long past. It will be too late and the only thing you will have to look back on is the memory of the past. The word is: ” By the rivers of Babylon there we sat down and there we wept when we remember Zion.” Please don’t let this be your song wake up and take a stand!

Emerging

We emerge from isolation, silence and tragedy, to stand tall in times of obscurity. We are a people of untethered strength with a force that is greater than anything the world has ever seen. We rise out of desperation, we reach forward with vigor; we stand in the gap ready to take the challenges that faces the next generation. This is a relentless generation that is searching for its identity. We call then the techs’, the millennial; just like those who was sent to spy out the Land, some returned with a bad report. However, there is always a remnant who is willing to stand against all odds even when standing alone means being alienated from the crowd.

We come from a place where there are no ambiguities, it is plain and simple; we are a force with the heart of a lion yet humble as a lamb. Standing on the side being undecided is not an option, the time is now to get up and show your strength; your will to survive. You will emerge with strength standing strong and prepared for a battle against the invisible foe. He is willing to cause collateral damage to the kingdom without remorse.

The emergence of a new world order has taken place. The world is a different place, society has transformed into a social scale that has never been seen before. We are drifting into a world of seclusion, however there are still questions that needs to be answer. Looking at things from a world perspective, we see new trends taking place. I ask myself where is God in all of this? Everything seems to change and it is not necessarily for the better. Make the comparison and determine if we are a sane society! Yes, we are coming to terms with the reality of what was: is not what it used to be.

I am disappointed of the prospects of what is ahead. Where are we to place the blame? Surely, we can look at leadership and shove it off on them but we to have to live up to our responsibility. Why are we in such a hard place? Clearly the choice we make leads us down the road of despair but there is hope. At lease that is what I think. As we emerge through time and season we can begin to repair the path that seems irreparable. The God of yesterday is still the God of today; we can’t replace him even if we try. There is no denying that he exists and is in control. He is the one who can take us out of darkness and show us the light. Despite what is going on around us, we can emerge with hope for a brighter tomorrow.

Where are we going as a nation? During all this confusion, it is time to come out of the dark and let our light shine. There is work to be done with truth and righteousness showing the light in dark places. The emergence of a new world order suggests we wake up to watch what is happening around us. Government is not the answer, church is not the answer; we have taken on the consciousness and realization that there is only one answer and it is in God. It is time to rise and emerge from obscurity; raise the flag of victory without surrendering to low morale. Find your place in this space and stand tall with head raised proud of who you are and to whom you belong. It is time to rise and lift the blood-stained banner high. The cross was carried on our behalf; the story was told and proven and now it is finished your redemption has been paid. It is time to emerge!

The Dream

We are people of dreams, we grow up wanting to becoming heroes. Someone that society can look up to. We would like to champion the cause of the poor the homeless and the disenfranchised. Your family might have made a covenant; you would be the great hero they had hoped to become. A dream they have been long waiting to see fulfilled; they have lived the disappointment and now all eyes are placed on you. You were their hopes and dreams but alas their hopes have all but faded away.

Gods’ word said, without a vision the people perish. Prov.29: 18. What is vision you? Visions are dreams locked up inside our hearts waiting to be released. (This is my personal interpretation base on my opinion.)  While it is important to dream, be careful to follow those dreams if they are going to lead us to a path of success. Dreams are important driving force that propels us to the next level of life experiences.

I must admit that in our quest for fulfillment, we are faced with many frustrating moment. With the hope for self-fulfillment, self-awareness and self-gratification, we have lost what it means to be a hero and a leader. We have sold morality for economic privileges. We have given up the dreams of what was once important to us. What once grab our attention, the things for which our heart and soul craved. We progress through time and have now come of age to see our dreams come to pass: We have lost our dignity as producers in the work force and have succumbed to the stresses of eroded humanity and have lost our ideals to immoral, illegal, unethical or irresponsible actions. Every day we hear about it, someone is reaping from the seeds they have sown. They are unwilling to be identified because now their harvest has blossomed while they are refusing to reap their crop of indignity!

In this world, we live, we are progressing in technology but we are taking a backward turn in morality and spirituality. Our young people have become fathers and mothers but could only be qualify as children themselves. They are not equipped with the tools, the moral fiber and daring courage to stand up to society and give direction to the ones they help to bring into this world. Frustration has cause them not to want to dream. The result is a life of crime, hopelessness and now we are a decadence society. If we fail to dream, we are not fulfilling our God given responsibility, we are not living the life of success that God has ordained for humanity.

I once heard someone make this remark, “I have been down so many times, I don’t even think of getting up.” What are we living for, what are our hopes and aspiration? We cannot allow the pressures of society to guide us through a life of hopelessness. Let us turn our situation around by giving God first place in our lives; only then we can find the hope to dream again. People of the twenty first century, let us take up the torch of responsibility and run with dignity against the race of injustice, inequality and misfortune! God has given us a life filled with hopes and dreams. We must reach out and take hold of the promises He has left us. Those promises will lead us to live fulfilled lives with His blessings ever abounding in our path. Live the dream, you can make it to the next level in this life!