Just a bad memory.
As I approach my 65th birthday I am sadly witnessing the huge racial and religious divide in America. This current Administration is hell bent on driving America back to the 50’s era. An era where People of Color were not employed as Police Officers or Firefighters; not elected as Judges, Senators (Federal or State), Representatives (Federal or State), City Council, Sheriff.
As I look back to when we weren’t even allowed on the bus, and when we were to only be allowed to sit in the back I worry where this current America is headed. Our electoral college elected the most racist person who somehow gave the impression that he wanted to move America to a new level. The current president has been a racist his entire life, even his father was a member of the KKK. And the white racists that have come out of the closet since November 2016 is astounding.
Now I will admit that all white people are not racists; had it not been for compassionate white people Harriet Tubman would not have been successful in her venture of freeing Black people from the chains of slavery; had it not been for compassionate white people the NAACP would not have been formed; and had it not been for compassionate white people thousands of Southern Blacks would not have been registered to vote. So, I fully admit that for America to regain what this current administration has taken away, and to move forward in becoming the most inclusive Nation in the world we will need those compassionate white people.
Being a Person of Color in the current America is a struggle, but we have to remember that Martin Luther King, Jr., stood, knelt, and died for us to be accepted for “who” we are and not for “who” some want us to be. All People of Color are at risk of being killed every time we step out of the safety of our home and that fact alone should make us mad enough to get out and vote for individuals that want to be an elected official for ALL, not just for SOME.
People of Color we have come a very long way and sadly we have a very long way to go.
This was a horrible week as Heather Heyer lost her life protesting AGAINST hate and racism. America is far from being the racist-free Nation that many had wrongly assumed we were. And to add fuel to the fire the sitting President of America refused to condone the hate and racist behavior of the KKK, neo-nazi, and white nationalist men and women. #45 went so far as to state there are “good” KKK, neo-nazi and white nationalist, just like there are good people that protest against hate and racism.
I am still trying to wrap my mind around #45’s statement of there being good people who hate me because I am Black; there being good people who hate Jews; and good people who hate anything that is not “pure white”. America is the most diverse Nation in the world and for so many hateful individuals to still reside here just boggles my mind.
Another area that I am still confused is the 35% solid base of support that #45 still maintains. His policies are detrimental to the health and well-being to ALL middle to low income Americans. And yet he still has their support and I just cannot figure out why. His proposed budget cuts to the bone to services that middle to low income Americans have come to depend or survive on. The current President is opposed to a Federal minimum wage of $15 per hour; he is opposed to health care for ALL Americans; and he has expressed support for traitors of America.
I am tired, discouraged, numb, frustrated, and weak from all that has taken place in America since January 20, 2017. I have no place to go except bed, so I guess until he is removed, dies, or is not re-elected I think I will just sleep for the next 3.5 years.
That is my Thought for the Day.
A week ago I wrecked my Kia and yesterday I got the bad news that it would be totaled out. I am so sad that I cannot cry (as much as I would like to). This is my year to turn 65 years old and having a car note for the next 5 or 6 years was not in my plans. I just want to be by myself.
This was my reply to a Facebook friend:-
Yes I am deleting your comments because they are based on emotion not fact; your comments indicate that you buy into those unfunded theories reported by those that hated the fact there was a Black man in the White House for 8 years; your comments cannot be proven because they are all theories; had you read the GOP platform you would know of the cuts that will be felt by Americans will cause many to suffer financially; not sure why you hated President Obama and to be honest I don’t really care; I have served under many Presidents, but this one by far is the worst when it come to America as a whole; as for draining the swamp, his cabinet is the richest in American history, don’t believe me, research the net worth of each member; take the time to read his budget, take the time to read the numerous trumpcare bills being discussed what you will find is that middle to low income Americans will be devastated; you and I have a good working relationship & if you have noticed I don’t comment on any of your posts because I had hoped that we would continue to be friends; I worked with a staunch Republican for years & we had the greatest relationship; we respected each other & we refrained from making derogatory remarks during our conversations; when you comment about “Obamacare” which is ACA you are aware that TN did not buy in to the ACA?; maybe you are not aware that to sign up for the ACA, which one can still do, they have to go to the market place website; our TN GOP controlled House & Senate voted DOWN “InsureTN” which would have covered about 300,000 Tennesseans, but the GOP does not want America to be insured; take the time to read the GOP platform and yes I will continue to delete your comments.
Her reply back to me – Joyce , I can’t believe all you know is The Race Card!!! So SAD; Tennessee has No Providers of the obummercare!! If you care so much, Help Tennesseeans
My response back to her:
Please do your research; the State of Tennessee NEVER signed onto the ACA, that is why Tennesseans have to go to the market website to apply for “PRIVATE” insurance; your comments play the race card on a daily basis & that is why I delete them; by the way Medicaid is still accepted in the State of Tennessee and it has nothing to do with the ACA, again do your research; I worked with Medicaid, Medicare for years, my daughter works with Insurance Benefits so when I post on Facebook it is not based on emotion or what I heard from some talking head, it is based on my research and experience; when I post based on “opinion” I will state “in my opinion”. And what in my initial message is “playing the race card”; your definition of race game playing needs to be defined!
I am sure our friendship ended today.
For the past few days #45 has been attacking AG Sessions because in his mind, Sessions is weak. Now what #45 does best is tweet, which in MY mind shows a sign of weakness. Just get off the tweet, walk over to Sessions and TELL him what you think about him, go ahead be a MAN. Now this AM a bomb went off when #45 ONCE again tweeted that he will not allow Transgendered individuals to serve “in any capacity” in the military due to cost, but there is no cost to having a Transgendered serve because surgery is not a REQUIREMENT to identify as being Transgendered. I believe #45 wants to take the spotlight off Sessions and Russia so he creates chaos in all branches of the military. Transgendered training for those currently serving in the military is just about complete and now this. America there is no cost associated with being Transgendered, do your research. The cost comes when the individual decides he or she wants to have the surgery that will physically allow the bodily appearance and mindset to match. I am sick and tired of #45 putting his lies out for his base to cling to another reason to continue their support. His base just needs to admit they are bigots, racists, they hate all that don’t believe “their” beliefs, they hate Blacks (but tolerate them), they hate strong women, they believe in conspiracy theories (which have no proof), if you are not a “Christian” based on “their” definition, then you are evil. Did I miss any categories?
So #45 is putting victims of the ACA on display (obviously those victims have not read any of the GOP plans for healthcare); I will be the first to admit the ACA had it quirks, it caused my job to be phased out, but Americans needed health insurance; if the GOP plan is not recommending a single payer health insurance plan or Medicaid or Medicare for ALL then those #45 ACA victims best get ready to die because ALL of the basic plans the GOP have proposed may cost less but those basic plans do not cover emergency room events, wellness office visits, birth control, pregnancy, over night hospital stays, in-patient rehab, home health visits, asthma, post-heart attack medical care, now if you want to pay 3x what you are currently paying for ACA then by all means continue to blindly follow #45 in his quest to MAMS (make America more sick).
That is my Thought for the Day.
Many days have gone by since I last posted, but with so much uncertainty in America I at times remain silent. Healthcare insurance is still the #1 topic on every channel and based on what I am hearing there is no clear cut solution. Why can’t Congress just enroll America in the Congressional healthcare insurance plan? There are solutions to the problems created by Congress, but because of “their” special interest “income” they refuse agree on issues that impact America.
I know this is wrong, from a religious point, but I do not like #45, his family, and Pence. They lie so much and they are getting richer because of their political position. This Administration has done nothing since taking office that the majority of America can benefit from. This Administration has embraced our enemy, Russia and what I don’t understand is the silence from the Republican party.
Yea, I am feeling the self-made pity party today, but I am tired of the direction America is going. And that is my Thought for the Day.
Yes the ACA had its quirks, but there was a plan to fix it, but the GOP controlled House would not allow that plan to be placed on the House calendar for debate; having worked a State Medicaid plan in the past I am well aware of what it was like pre-ACA; many families/individuals would utilize the emergency room for sprains and earaches; under the plan the GOP controlled Congress has presented will not solve any healthcare problems; personally I have sent letters to my GOP Senators with the recommendation that a Civilian-TriCare insurance program be implemented; TriCare is already an established program for Service members & their dependents; it is an 80/20 benefits paid program; as I asked Paul Ryan why create a wheel when one is already turning; so instead of bad-mouthing the ACA which helped more than it hurt, write to your elected representatives; for those of you that may not be aware, Medicare, Medicaid, TriCare & Congressional Insurance program are all good working healthcare insurance plans; what the GOP controlled Congress has recommended is a death sentence for millions.
That is my Thought for the Day.
The Senate GOP released their version of a healthcare reform Bill and as expected it can be classified as death waiting to cover America. I am not understanding why the Senate GOP won’t just allow America to be part of the Senate healthcare group. Based on what has been reported the Senate GOP members will be allowed to keep their coverage under the ACA (Obamacare), so why make the voters suffer? It is a sad day when a handful of white men can determine the health of millions of Americans. I am so tired of this lop-sided Nation we live in.
That is my Thought for the Day.