FINDING HOPE IN THE AFTERMATH
Police ‘taking a knee’ to show solidarity with peaceful protesters in towns across the US
Wow I have been so overwhelmed with what is currently going in the states the protests the riots the looting .My heart goes out to all Americans and lets send love and prayers and ask for Divine intercession for all who are struggling and suffering there
The public frustrations after the deprivations of months of lockdown and George Floyds death at the hands of a police officer while other police officers looked on and let it happen have created the perfect storm and this tragic event is clearly a catalyst for the communal outpouring of years of pent up anger and frustration at the ingrained racial inequality and injustices still deeply imbedded in the cultural fabric of American society that needed to come to the surface and be brought out into the open and responded to ……. somehow it had to happen it wasnt just about Police brutality either
As John and Ocean Robbins founders of the Food Revolution Network point out “statistically the darker your skin color the more likely you are to be the victim of police violence and also to grow up poor ,to be denied loans ,promotions and housing opportunites,to live in a community with polluted air and water to lack access to nutritious and healthy food and to suffer from obesity type 2 diabetes hypertension heart disease Alzheimers and all the other chronic diseases that are so prevelant today
In the US Black children have now a 5oo percent higher death rate from Asthma compared to white children and now Black Americans are dying of Covid 19 at more than 3 times the rate of white poeple. All of this and so much more deeply ingrained systemic injustices needs to be addressed but first things first.
I see that Trump eventually emerged from his bunker to address the chaos and in consideration I am feeling his hard line stance and walk to St Johns church and the gesture with the bible both powerful and strategic.First he addressed the tragedy of George Floyds death assured Americans justice would be served in this matter and in the previous days address to NASA, Trump had actually gone into much more detail assuring Americans the matter of the trial of the police officer who murdered Floyd would be expedited
Then powerfully for me he announced himself fully aligned with the peaceful protestors and drew a clear distinction between the peaceful protestors and the rioters and looters which is a really important distinction to make and in true presidential style as a leader steering a ship through murky waters of potential all out anarchy he promised a tough line when dealing with the looters and rioters indicating he would be hauling in thousands of troops and the National Guard to restore order and arrest the perpetrators not only to issue a warning to those doing the looting and rioting but to offer assurances to the general American public that someone was at least at the helm of the presidential ship and had the power bring in resources to take back control over and prevent descent into overall anarchy Love him or hate him big Daddy was at the helm and would do whatever he felt was necessary to restore order .
Then in his walk to the church his symbolic gesture was both powerful I thought and politically strategic both appealing to his electorial constituency and honouring and aligning to the notion that there is such a thing as a Higher Power and a Higher law in the land I am amazed that so many journalists seem more concerned with castigating Trump and finding fault with his address and chosen mode of response. Personally I thought he responded well and appropriately as a leader in a time of emergency to what needed to responded to.
Yes Trump is bombastic Yes hes outrageous at times, and he says some truely awful things but I am starting to wonder exactly how much of what he says is taken out of context when reported by the mainstream media or maybe he just deliberately throws out red herrings to divert from the fact hes actually a very shrewd and savvy operator much more attuned and responsive to whatever else is going on and in the know about who else is trying to pull the strings in global politics .The mainstream media are constantly beating up on the guy and so many people love to hate him but come on now give the guy a break imagine the pressure Donald Trump is under right now …….
Donald trump invites indignation and righteous outrage with some of his gestures he galvanizes and polarizes poeple but he also acts as a catalyst to get people standing up and speaking out for the values they care and feel passionate about about which as I see it is a valuable role he plays and if all he does for now is act as Big Daddy at the helm of the ship creating a container of ‘law and order’ to avert the crises of potential descent into all out anarchy so that Americans have a safe arena in which to speak out surely he is doing his part
When a house is burning you call in the fire brigade .When a city is under seige by rioters and looters you call in the National Guard .You dont sit in the middle of a burning house sighing and moaning and wondering how the house managed to catch fire ?Its only when the flames have been put out and you are out of danger of being burned alive and losing everything you contemplate the ashes of the wreckage and try to determine the cause of the fire and embrace preventitive measures and work at building a better newer more fire proofed house .I feel Donald Trumps response in his initial address and walk to the church was appropriate to what he felt immediately needed to be done which did need to be done
Even clearing the precincts between the White House and the church of protestors was seized on by the mainstream media to represent Trump in the worst possible light as police used aggressive tactics and cleared the area using rubber bullets and the like .As I see it a dictate to the police in the area probably came down from the White House that Trump had decided to walk to the church and the area needed to be cleared .It was the police acting out of force of habit and the usual strong arm crowd control strategies that they had traditionally been sanctioned to use who let loose with the rubber bullets and other aggressive tactics .I cant imagine Donald trump was thinking too much about suddenly within a matter of hours dramatically revising polices crowd control tactics At that time cities all across America were burning and he was surely thinking about how to put out the flames and reassuring Americans that he was bringing this anarchy under control
Surely its time to stop bagging Trump and jumping on and interpreting every little thing he does twisting and distorting it to see it in a negative light . The only way to get the very best out of poeple is to put your attention and focus on what they are doing well and I have observed Trump doing a number of things well .
I felt he pulled some commendable moves in halting 430 million dollars of American Taxpayers Money g to the World Health Organization pending an investigation there as to the role they have
Dr Judy Mikovitz
played in how things have panned out with the pandemic (excuse the pun ) and getting a bit closer to the truth about what the World Health organization knew and what they didnt know and theres a whole story to be uncovered there me thinks…..
I also at first thought that Trump was a bit of a nog with this business of his taking of Hydroxychloroquine until I discovered through watching Dr Judy Mikovitz’s Movie ‘The Plandemic , Mikovitz a Former top immunologist molecular scientist and medical researcher who points out that through research done in 30 different countries with 2300 participating doctors the number one recommended cure for COVID 19 was in fact Hydroxychloroquine which Tony Fauci long term Presidential medical advisor was trying to debunk presumably becuase at 50 cents a dose if it worked and poeple got better it could put all their his and Bill Gates and the pharmaceutical companies like Big Pharma and pro vaccine organizations like G.A.V.Is well laid plans to make squillions of dollars out of Covid cures and globally administered Vaccines to waste.
Dr Judy Mikovitz thoughtful provocative and interesting and revelatory movie the Plandemic well worth watching is available on BIT CHUTE but it keeps getting taken down from Utube a sure sign it contains something juicy that certain powers that be dont wish you to see ( which should inspire you to watch it ).
But back to the George Floyd inspired riots and the presidents response , I also recently watched a documentary about the LA riots which erupted in April of 1991 over the Rodney King bashing and I watched in disbelief at how cunningly and cleverly the trial was moved to an affluent white neighbourhood I watched the utter chagrin and despair of so many Americans both black and white as the jury pronounced the police perpetrators ‘not guilty’ of a crime the whole world had received undeniable and irrefutable occular proof by way of video evidence as definately having happened .Clear video evidence of 4 policemen laying into Rodney King with batons somewhere between 53 and 56 times . What a painful message to black Americans at that time and what a bitter pill for them to swallow that clearly justice was very definately NOT alive and well in the US judicial system . The hopeless feelings the despair the chagrin and disbelief that Americans expressed as the ‘not guilty’ verdicts were handed down was very palpable.Although King did eventually get a multimillion dollar payout his life was cut short when he died at only 47 only several months after the release of his autobiography, one wonders how the injuries sustained at the time of his beating contributed to his early demise
But this time around 19 years on I do see that beneath the rabble and the chaos that has erupted on the streets of dozens of US cities this past week something else is emerging . I see something different happening . Despite the unrest and the chaos I see lovely things happening that give me hope that as a society we are moving forwards on a positive evolutionary trajectory towards a better world.I hear with my own ears the words of a president who has announced himself as an ally to peaceful protestors and therefore I take standing up for their constitutional rights to express their concerns by way of peaceful demonstrations and processes When before in history has this happened ?Usually people engaged in peaceful processes are regarded as enemies of the prevailing power paradigm and are mocked and scorned by the mainstream if not outright roughly manhandled y police and coerced into silence , I see more personalized responses and impassioned heartfelt pleas from the reporters . The channel nine news reporter sent to cover the riot in Minneapolis apart from doing her job of reporting the news suddenly launches into a spontaneous heartfelt and impassioned and insightful speech based on her own experiences as a black woman this is not just news but it suddenly has become passionate heart felt human revelation based in personal first hand experience that will touch viewers hearts and make them think .I hear the thoughtful warm reassuring intelligent discerning and concerted comments of the President of the NAACP arguing for the humanity of the peoples he represents in his ‘We Are Done Dying ‘address and offering assurances to his poeple that times are about to change . I feel that a good man is at
the helm there .
Even better I see an LAPD police commander ‘taking a knee’ to show his solidarity and support with peaceful protestors and just checking the news today he has apparently set off a wave of similar actions from whole squadrons of police across the states and in another moving image a couple of days ago ,I see a police officer hugging and comforting a very distressed protestor making comments to the fact that ‘they are in this together’ .
I see the act of a peaceful protestor laying out a pack of bottled water for thirsty police .
My email intray is full of statements of solidarity and support for an end to racism from good people taking a stand the best way in which they feel given to respond . More and more good and humanely motivated and intentioned people are standing up now and speaking out .
Yesterday I receive an email from Hawaii based Amber Kuilemailani Bonnici Artist and Womens Creativity Mentor in which she implores women if they know something and feel something about what is going on to speak out and has put some of her paintings up for sale with the proceeds going to the NAACP.
Today I read another email from the CEO of Etsy The global marketplace for Creatives who makes a powerful statement and calls for the end of injustice and brutality against coloured poeples and even better puts his money where his mouth is and makes two $500,000 donations to organizations seeking justice and empowerment for Black Americans .
Yes more people are standing up .More and more people are speaking out from their hearts and the wellsprings of their humanity and speaking out .So with this outpouring of love and concern and poeple speaking up from their hearts and their finer sensibilities and Higher selves and initiating practical initiatives and taken actions in service to humanity based on their best convictions that can improve circumstances practially politically and ideologically and bring about positive change, I have no doubt that if we all do our bit, each one of us we will become a critical mass of poeple who will be able to turn the tide and see the world avert crises and set the stage and pave the way for a brighter kinder fairer world and a brighter kinder fairer future for all of humanity ahead .
Angel Wings in the clouds A Higher Power keeping watch perhaps? I like to think so