If it ain’t love, it ain’t God
What Defines a Karen?
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.
Math Is Important 😩
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. 😩
Long COVID Should Be Lingering, Not Spontaneous
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.
“Let’s Euthanize The Poor ” – Canada
It’s startling to think in 2022 that killing people rather than feeding and providing housing for them is the better option. But that’s what is happening in Canada. Society has always loathed poor people. But wait until some people find out that they’re actually poor. One paycheck away from homelessness. How will they feel about this option? Or that this is capitalism.
“Capitalism’s answer to …“What about those who can’t work?” has always been “They should die quickly.” But until now it’s always been spoken wordlessly in the policies enacted and the societal structures put in place.” – Caitlin Johnson
I will never forget a co-worker telling me that poor people shouldn’t have babies. I had to remind him that he wouldn’t be here if his parents didn’t have kids. This is really appalling for so-called Christian societies. It’s not very Christ-like.
Turns Out That Europeans Did Not Bring Homosexuality To Africa; Instead Christianity Brought Homophobia To Africa
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.
I wonder how many Christians don’t remember Jesus was Jewish. Specifically Black Christians. Because many believe that Jesus was Black. But at the same time, that find it has to believe that Black people are Jewish. Not converts…. Just Jewish. Some Black people believe that are descendents of Jewish people.
Class and War
I bet Americans would quickly become antiwar if the people with the most money had to go to war while the poorest stayed home tweeting “people have to die in a war.” Or “Our military is bringing democracy to the world.” And hashtagging #SupportOurTroops #BootsOnTheGround
Classism and Ableism – (originally posted on Twitter)
My eczema gets inflamed and itchy when I wear masks. Open skin has led to & will lead to an infection. My Dr. told me to wear a mask as little as possible. So I spend most of my time outdoors. I don’t ask others to wear masks because of my situation. I wear one if I need to.
I’m not immunocompromised. I’m relatively healthy. But can still succumb to COVID. I refuse to put my health in the hands of millions of motherfuckers. I think COVID is the first of many pandemics, according to Sleepy Creepy Joe, & we will all need to adjust how we live.
We live in an individualistic society as evidenced by the shit laws in this country. The most vulnerable are never protected. Now, the most vulnerable has no class barrier. People don’t have money for the N95 masks being told to try harder to find free masks 👁️👁️
No one is going to protect you like you will protect yourself. I have said the same thing to family members. The onus is on us to protect ourselves and also to stay away from the most vulnerable, and anyone, if we could have been compromised. This is the world you created
There’s no kumbaya moment coming. You people have sat and watched the poor die from a plethora of “preventable” diseases while saying “they should take better care of themselves.” Y’all never say “We should stop allowing junk to be sold as food. It’s killing people.”
And of course there are poor immunocompromised people. I’m not ignoring them. But you probably are…. As you always have. I’m sick of people with money complaining about the fact that they’ve lost access to venues because of selfish people when poor people never had that access.
My ex used to say “nobody ever understands anything until it happens to them.” And this is what I’m witnessing. There’s been no real legislation helping the poor for anything. Most of the legislation either criminalizes poor people or strips them of their dignity. Y’all did that
Each and every time you let the election cycle go by without the least bit of consideration for poor people, you say you don’t GAF about poor people. This has been going on for decades. Now imagine being poor and everyone else not giving AF about you. This is where you are
When profit is the main driver for medicine, we’ll never have cures. We’ll never have timely treatments. How can they have studied a vaccine for decades that works so poorly? Where are the EFFECTIVE treatments? For anything? Popping pills for a lifetime hardly seems fair.
COVID has become endemic. With no cure, effective treatment or effective vaccine that STOPS the spread in sight, we’re in this for the long haul. People can’t be expected to wear masks in perpetuity. So it’s a good idea to demand treatment instead of yelling at strangers
America’s COVID death rate is directly related to the state of American’s health and the state of the healthcare system. While I’m here, shout out to all of the COVID vaccine injured that vaccinated to “protect others” and now those others don’t GAF about you. You deserve better
We Need To Get Healthier, Mentally, Physically, Politically and Socially
YOUR mask and YOUR vaccination won’t protect YOU but I should wear a mask to protect YOU? I wear a mask to protect MYSELF and MY family. I don’t ask anyone to wear a mask unless they are coming into my house. Y’all gotta get a grip. Fix YOUR behavior and your HEALTH. Y’all will say the disease is airborne and that animals can get it. If they can get it, they can spread it. I haven’t seen a masked beaver in a bit.
Y’all talking about masks and vaccines, where’s the major health initiative to reduce obesity, heart disease etc? Where are the government PSA’s that added sugars in processed food is the main culprit of bad health? It’s been more than 2 years, has your health improved? Anxiety, isolation and depression are also bad for your physical health.
When we say that the U.S. needs universal healthcare, this is what why. Y’all think healthy people, who contract COVID are just dying? Or are they not getting treatment early enough because they can’t afford it? And by the time they figure out that they have to afford it, it’s too late. What happened to the monoclonal antibodies? Remember throughout Delta, it wasn’t made readily available even though it was more effective than the vaccines. Not a conspiracy. Facts.
It’s clear that a populace with bad health won’t stand a chance against COVID. That’s the answer. Not these B.S. vaccines that do not stop the spread AND allow for long COVID & death. It’s a disgrace that Americans hate their neighbors but love this country 🇺🇲 that don’t love you back. Somehow, health issues are now the responsibility of your neighbors and not a discussion for you and your doctor.
Also, when did everyone start trusting everything the government said? We’re living in frightening times. I see fascism’s a coming