So many this is how it begins. But we don’t have to accept it. Yes we have to accept Pres. elect Trump and we can’t change that he doesn’t want to govern and wants to let Mike Pence be the president behind the curtain. However that doesn’t mean we have to go along with every crazy non human, anti-progressive idea that comes out of that administration. Nor do we have to accept bullying, nor should we put up with it. We have a voice. They used theirs , now lets use ours. I intend to use mine. I have been heart-sick for days. No longer. Now someone may have been hurt over the losing of the racist dogs. This election clearly gave light to the racist and hateful part of my country. However it also showed there were more that were willing to stand up to that. We did it in the past, we fought against government oppression and lack of recognition. WE WILL DO IT AGAIN! I will do it again. I just got down one of my many candles, thought quietly what I wanted to say to the universe, and lite it. I took a deep breath and got back into the game. It is real now. We can say no every time a bully raises up, we can speak out without fear every time someone unfairly treats other or at least call for help when someone is attacked. If you see, help deal with it. In the grocery store, in a food court, in a bus stop, if you see someone attacked shout as loud as you can about it, demand it stop, get the authorities and tell them what you saw. Demand they act. We will not go back to the closet nor will we deny our friends of different nationalities or ethnic backgrounds. I remember when we first came to Florida we had a black man who had known us for years come stay with us. We went to a local restaurant for a meal. I remember how shocked I was as a white young man from the north when the waitress refused to talk to him, refused to take his order and wanted us to tell her what he wanted. I blew my stack! Laddy simply sat there with no expression. I later asked him why he did not tear the place down. He said it was so common and aside from Ron and I he felt no one would have stood up for him. I will! I will stand up and I have a voice and I will use it. So if people think they are going to take the country back to the hatreds and fears of the 1950’s they will have a fight. They will lose. We won once by helping each other. We will help each now. Until the day all people have rights, we all suffer. Until the day all are safe, none of can be sure we are safe. If I don’t speak up now for others, who will be there to speak up for me. Best wishes to all. Be well. Be safe. Know we stand together against the storm. Hugs
Hussain Saeed Alnahdi was attacked by a white male near the University of Wisconsin-Stout campus in Menomonie, Wis, police say. He died of his injuries Monday.