We’re in the middle of World War III and most of America isn’t batting an eye because that’s not the label, Trump’s not in office and most Americans aren’t affected.
Americans are horrible human beings who only see tragedy on their shores or atrocities caused by others across seas. They never seem to see what America does even tho America is the most aggressive military force in the world.
Once NATO was involved, this should have been clear that this proxy war was in the interest of the West. But people are not thinking for themselves; particularly Americans. Because Americans feel their citizenship dictates their knowledge and understanding. They depend on government media, formerly known as mainstream media, for information.
It’s disheartening to be aware of what’s going on but the people around you only know what they are told. They never look deeper. And they take pundits’ opinions as truth. It’s mentally exhausting to get like the world is crumbling around you and people are ok with it. They are going on with their lives like there’s nothing going on. It’s depressing.
If it ain’t love, it ain’t God
Karens are not merely “annoying customers of ‘any race’ demanding to speak to managers.” A “Karen” is a hateful, racist, white woman who is aware her white privilege. And while she won’t acknowledge it publicly, she will use it every opportunity she gets. Her targets are usually Black or Hispanic people. Although no non-white is safe from her violence. These are white women lying about assaults and more, calling the police on Black people and non-Black POC, with the hope that they will at least get arrested but knowing far worse can happen.
There is no such thing as a “Black Karen.” White people started to apply that term to everyone so that it will soften their racism. By changing the definition and application of the label, they are managing to do just that. Don’t let them.
The next time someone applies “Karen” to anyone other than a white woman, swiftly correct them. In this same way, they insist “anyone can be racist.” While bigotry and prejudice do not require a power structure, racism absolutely requires power.
I read an article yesterday which states that POTS is a rare side effect of COVID-19 mRNA vaccines. Less than 5 in one million people will be effected. Compared to the unvaccinated. Who are 5X more likely to suffer from POTS than the vaccinated. That’s approximately 25 people (unvaccinated) in one million vs 5 people (vaccinated) in one million. A statistically insignificant amount. 😩
If 5 in one million is rare. 25 in one million is rare as well. 5X more sounds like a lot. But 5X more than what?😩 Is the risk of injury worth the alleged benefits? I believe that’s a personal decision. It’s not for me to speak on. But I wish professionals weren’t for sale. I certainly saw a study where wearing masks “proved” to be 5% more effective than not wearing them. And the conclusion was that mask wearing should be advised. 😩
After a person recovers from COVID, there should be no spontaneous reoccurrence of symptoms unless they are reinfected. Incidents of people experiencing long COVID, months after having an asymptomatic infection or recovery, should be studied. There may be something amiss.
I’ve heard so many times that white people brought homosexuality to Africa. These are the ways in which Black people justify their homophobia. By insisting that white people forced “their way of life” on Black people. As if the entire continent of Africa didn’t have any Homosexuality prior to colonialism.
Europeans have a way of erasing African history. Pretending that Africans had no real society, no civilization, until colonization. When in reality, Africa was a continent full of rich traditions with differing societies and a plethora of beliefs. One of which was having multiple cultures acknowledging the existence of non-binary and gay people. It’s very interesting how in one instance, Black people admonish the Europeans for erasing rich African history, but at the same time, Black people cling to the European ideals that erase that exact history.
But it turns out that what Europeans brought to Africa was intolerance and hate justified by the bible and Christianity. The African countries with the harshest anti LGBTQIA laws were colonized by the English. You can’t really step into any part of the world that hasn’t been colonized by Europeans. Neo-colonialism counts as well. So what they did was outlaw traditions across a continent and impose their Christian doctrine and hatred.
“…it is not homosexuality and trans identities that are a colonial import into Africa, but homophobia and transphobia instead.” Mohammed Elnaiem
Someone asked me why I didn’t want to deal with homophobic people. First off, if I know you’re homophobic, that means you’ve said or done something and are not satisfied with being a closeted bigot. I’m from NYC and lived there for 45 years. I know a lot of gay people. Maybe that informed my feelings on the matter. But I’m team let people live. If no one is harming people, what’s the issue with love? And if you can’t just leave people alone, then that’s really hatred. The fact that people still mention pedophilia when they speak about Homosexuality shows how ignorant society is.