July 25, 2020

Dear Reader.....7/19/20

by Douglas Blaine Matthews (author's profile)


Dear reader, 7-19-2020
Hey. I hope you are healthy & well!

The status quo in America, at this moment in time, isn't designed for hope. A system that values life, liberty 7 equality less than financial gains a privilege has corrupted our way of life. Racism, prejudice & class are means of control. It is the oldest and strongest tentacle they have, next to money, that has solidified their power & privilege throughout time. At this very moment it is more evident than it has ever been...
-"A loving person lives in a loving world. A hostile person lives in a hostile world. Everyone you meet is your mirror." -Ken Keyes Jr.
America is fighting against a constant tide of oppression. Society is manipulated, by smooth talkers that say they want to help & in the end we find out, that far too often, half of what they've promised were lies. Or were unattainable promises. One needs only to look at our history to learn our future. We judge & elect our leaders based on what they say when we should not. That allows us to be manipulated. We should judge them on how they've lived. And in that we can discern their intent. The one who's direction comes from the more prominent moral perspective is the one who is better fit to lead. America chose a racist, selfish, greedy man to lead us. Now look at our country. Racism, plaguing our country, so year highs on that 7 domestic abuse, mass shootings, poverty... his past proved that this would be our future.
-"It is clear that the way to heal society of its violence... and lack of love is to replace the pyramid of domination with the circle of equality and respect"
"Replace the pyramid of domination..." Dong that starts with citizens of this country. With the citizens of any country. Through our election proceeds.
-"The longer I've listened to one another with real attention - the more commonality we will find in all over lives. That is, if we are careful to exchange with one another life stories and not simply opinions."
-Barbara Deming
I'll end with this. Nothing will be done if we don't speak with our enemies. Those who hate us/you will conceive to do so until their opinions are changed. People are racist because they are taught to be racist. Even though it is obvious to themselves as well they are wrong. And because they know it's wrong, unless they are truly evil, their foundation is weak. And it may only take one conversation to change their opinion, so "now" is the time to speak to your enemy if you won't change. Peace, equality.
-"The ultimate measure of a person is not where one stands I moments of comfort & convenience, but where one stands in times of challenge & controversy."
-Martin Luther King JR
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Until next time.
Yours truly,


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