Thursday, January 21, 2010
It's sad how children are getting the sense of defeat at such an early age...Help our children out. it does not matter if they are yours or not. We all need to unite as one to get the task done. No getting around it....Do SOMETHING!!
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
I want to say it's not fair what is going on with them but all I know this is the will of God. I am really not able to understand the meaning of such suffering. I will be the first to admit that. this is 25+ aftershocks after a 7.3 Richter Scale earthquake. I want to say to God, "that's it!! They've had enough!!!" But I must understand his wisdom far surpasses mine. His vision is much farther than mine will ever be. I ask that God hold the families in Haiti and those who have family in Haiti who are facing more tragic problems daily.
This makes me put some things in perspective. There are some things I should never complain about. When this hits so close to home, it really makes me think that there are people who have it way worse than I ever will...I hope people truly understand that. I hope I gain more wisdom and insight from this horrid events..I pray my faith is strengthened. I hope many find God....thank you for taking a look into my My Thoughts...
Monday, January 18, 2010
I am an avid believer that Malcolm is to be respected and revered by many JUST LIKE MARTIN!!! Are we to forever criticize him because of his method? Just because he did not kowtow like Martin and took more of an aggressive approach, his underlying message was similar to Martin. People think he promoted violence which was not true. Look at one of his quotes: Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery. He did not tell anyone to disobey the law. He did not say go out and fight for your rights. He just believed that we all should take a stand against injustice. Think what our mothers told us. If someone hits you, hit them back!!! Did she promote violence? No. She did not believe that her son should be beat on by anyone. Some people thought because he didn't have a formal education he didn't promote intelligence. The man educated himself in prison. Not formally but more education than most blacks and whites at that time. One of his famous quotes: Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today. White people felt that he didn't like whites. Untrue again!! Another quote: I believe in human beings, and that all human beings should be respected as such, regardless of their color. He didn't accept the way whites treated his people and he believed in a firm stand against oppression. "You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom." This is a line that struck me hard. If you break down some of his famous quotes you can understand where his heart was at essence.
I am a firm believer that Malcolm should be just as celebrated as Martin. He was a very influential component in the movement of the 50s and 60s. You can not go through that time period without knowing Malcolm X. There is no way you can separate him from that time period and his accomplishments for Blacks. I wish the world would wake up and honor him the way that he should....thank you for taking a look in to My Thoughts...
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
This really hurts me because i am Haitian myself. I have been to Haiti on a couple of occasions. Is the country poor? Yes?. But at the same time it is very beautiful. I was so excited at the notion of possibly going back this summer. This proud country and people have been afflicted to a point I don't know when it will bounce back. I have family members who i have still not heard from at this point. This is eating me up on the inside. All I can do is pray and assist in any way possible. My parents came from this country. They have instilled in me Haitian traditions that I will one day pass on to my children. Please give others the opportunity to one day do the same.
I am asking that you help to in any way that you can. PLEASE DONATE TO THE CAUSE. This is a very TRAGIC situation. Put yourselves aside for a moment and be willing to help another person out right now.!!
— To donate $10 to the American Red Cross, text Haiti to 90999. The amount will be added to your next phone bill. The organization is also accepting donations through its International Response Fund, www.redcross.org
— To donate $5 to Wyclef Jean’s Haitian Yele charity, text 501501. The money will be added to your next phone bill.
— To find out how to help the International Rescue Committee, visit www.theIRC.org or call toll free, 1-877-REFUGEE.https://secure.unicefusa.org/site/Donation2?df_id=6680&6680.donation=form1
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Monday, January 11, 2010
That's all I have to say about that much...welcome back to My Thoughts...