A SYMBOL OF OPPRESSION IS FINALLY REMOVED!

There has been much controversy and discussion about the removal of the Confederate Flag lately.  Many claim that it is a symbol of victory and an important part of history but there is much violence, racism and hate associated with this flag:

Bree Newsome (with assistance of a friend) took the initiative and climbed the flag pole to take down the flag herself.  We all understand and know what transpired during the civil rights movement.  There was no equality for people of colour during that time.  People of colour couldn’t use the same fountains and washrooms of whites, they couldn’t go to the same schools.  And if you spoke or advocated for equality; you were beaten, degraded and even killed.

I applaud those who came before Bree Newsome and stood up to their oppressors, people who demanded respect and equality and who didn’t want to be treated like they were unworthy.  All over the world people like; Harriet Tubman, Representative John Lewis, Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Booker T. Washington, Mohandas and Kasturba Gandhi, Cesar Chavez, Malcolm X, Desmond Tutu, Bob Moses and Ella Baker fought their oppressors and demanded change around the world.

Today, this type of oppression continues by those who are supposed to serve and protect everyone.  It is common to see videos of white policeman beat and kill so many people of colour.  When politicians are debating creating barriers, fences and walls to keep immigrants out, what else are we supposed to conclude except that these same politicians are pandering to the white racist America.  If they are treating minorities from other countries this way, it isn’t inconceivable to believe that politicians and legislators want to keep America’s minorities disenfranchised, poor, uneducated and oppressed.

So, when you hear your friends say things like; “they do it to themselves”, “if they were not committing the crimes, they wouldn’t be in jail”, “they are supposed to listen to the police” and so many other ignorant statements, they are just regurgitating the sentiments expressed by corporate media to insure we keep those same minorities lucid and submissive.

The REVOLUTION OF LOVE continues – we are the many that have had enough of those few who want to continue this oppression.  Knowledge is power!  With knowledge, determination and passion POSITIVE CHANGE is inevitable.  So many have given their lives to ensure those people who have oppressed others and their symbols are removed but never forgotten.

Together, we can make the world a more positive one!

SUGGESTIONS TO HELP YOUR DAY BECOME MORE POSITIVE

It is sometimes difficult to maintain a positive composure when so many people are you are rude, inconsiderate, angry and sometimes hateful.  I try not to let the negative energy of others affect me by doing things that keep me in positive light.  Here are some suggestions:

  • Compliment everyone you meet throughout the day.
  • Buy a positive affirmations calendar and connect with each daily affirmation.
  • Create positive affirmations that allow you to stay connected to positive energy.
  • Take notice of the triggers of your ‘low level energy’ and avoid them.
  • Surround yourself with people who love to laugh and have a positive energy aura.
  • Sit, walk, exercise in a natural environment (park, lake, river, etc.) or peaceful place and affirm that you are happy, healthy and ALIVE.
  • Be kind to others.
  • Be kind to yourself.
  • Surround yourself with LOVE!

Remember that people who are negative, angry and rude may have not had the best day.  You don’t know what anyone else has or is going through, try not to make judgments on them.  You will never know when you will be in need from the kindness of strangers.

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Together, we can make the world a more positive one!

HOPE FOR THE NEW GENERATION

When you allow your passion to shine – anything can happen.  This is a video of a young 15 year old who passionately speaks on climate change at the United Nations.  This speech is one that we must ALL listen to and stand behind.  This young man is our future – a future that is concerned about their well-being, the well-being of the planet and of future generations.  Listen and share the words and passion of Xiuhtezcatl Roske Martinez:

For more about this great and passionate individual, please visit:

http://www.earthguardians.org

Together, we can make the world a more positive one!