Showing posts from June, 2020

Pandemic Dreams: The Bomb, Lava, and Water

I had this dream on Sunday, May 17, 2020 that I just pondered over for days. On Sunday, May 24,2020 I sat down and recorded the dream. One day after that recording on Monday, May 25, 2020 two major events occurred; both involved a person calling the police on a black man. One ended badly for the person, Amy Cooper, who made the call in Central Park, NYC and the other ended in a public lynching of the black man, George Floyd, by the police in Minneapolis, MN. This sparked nationwide, and now worldwide protests. My entire life shifted and our focus shifted from the highly contagious and deadly virus COVID-19 to something more insidious that has killed & terrorized untold numbers of African-Americans for centuries: racism, deep entrenched systemic racism. Everyone who saw that video, including the cop's wife who immediately filed for divorce, was sickened and angry. Yet again, we are exclaiming, as George Floyd did: I Can't Breathe. Monday, June 1, 2020 Donald Trump all but de

The Unthinkable

Today, June 1, 2020, the President of the United States did the unthinkable. He in essence declared war on American citizens. After running scared to an underground bunker when protesters marched outside the White House on Pentecost Sunday May 31, 2020 which lead to the trending of these hashtags: #BunkerBoy #BunkerTrump #BunkerBitch, and #BunkerDon. Trump decided that he had to show strength and gave a speech that declared war. Excerpts from the speech:    That is why I am taking immediate presidential action to stop the violence and restore security and safety in America. I am mobilizing all available federal resources civilian and military to stop the rioting and looting to end the destruction and arson and to protect the rights of law abiding Americans, including your Second Amendment rights . Therefore, the following measures are going into effect immediately. First, we are ending the riots and lawlessness that has spread throughout our country. We will end it now.