Boko Hiram? Where are the Muslim protesters? What is going on? Why no real outrage?
I got no bone in this fight. --- What a liar I am!
Hundreds of girls kidnapped and held for ransom and not one Muslim riot.
We are not at all amazed but they riot over a movie? They riot over a book. They riot to condemn others. But not one riot over the abduction of 100's of girls. Today for the first time in my life I looked on a man who was Muslim and argued with him about his hypocrisy. Many of these girls abducted were Muslim. Where is the outrage.
Do not worry we are just getting started. Where are the African American Men and women who decry all generations for slavery? These girls were abducted for slavery. I do not see a protest against the African black men doing this thing.
Where the heck is our President whose mothers great great grandparents were slaves. Yes not his African heritage but his mother's heritage, proven.
How do we reconcile such passivity in the face of the devil against our people? We can stand in solidarity but we do not protest and stay vigilant against our own kind? Humans are a strange group indeed.
Let them come after me. We do not stand silent.
Let us not be silent in our remembrance of history.
It was black men who sold black men into slavery for the most part. Tribe against tribe. And now we see it again and the children of children of slaves here in the USA do not raise up in arms against it today. No not in voice, in action. In airplanes landing by the thousands to stop slavery. Like the Union army come again but this time at the core of hell. Into the Boko Hiram.
We must be serious here any black Muslim in this country owes a debt. Just like any white male Christian owes a debt. That debt is to God. It can not be repaid but by God we must try and try and try.
Hello in there
Hello in there. Do you have what it takes --- love
Where are the school marms?
They broke into a school and took the children. Are you not incensed from Albuquerque to Bangor Maine? Is India silent are schools in Sidney awake? Schools are not fodder for terrorists. It starts with Sandy and it continues to the Boko trail. My butt they cannot find 300 hundred. We know where they are. Just the heat from that many bodies and a tracker could find them two weeks later, in trucks or not. School teachers unite and condemn and mobilize. This is horse pucky. You are educated, you know satellites and tracking lore, and society and science. You have resources and a billion children to help. You have satellite maps and Google earth and brains that we do not even understand yet. But you do not call to arms for other school children who are in harms way. Why?
Who the hell is stopping us.
Our President, meaning mine and yours said he was impotent to do anything. Well he does not get us at all sometimes. I am a writer, I write this. I was taught by teachers in a safe public school. I do this. You do what you do. Or do you? What do you do?
Boko Hiram has made this a line in the sand.
This is it. This is what it takes. This is where we say, this is not the American Civil war this is a world civil war. Good against evil. Right against wrong. Muslim, Christian, Black and White, teacher and student against hate and hateful things. If there has ever been a crime against you and I, what we call humanity, this is it.
Allow some preaching.
Look at my words for you cannot see my eyes and heart, or maybe you can. Love is not in this thing and it must be. Raise your hand and form a fist. Be violent for right. This one is a no brainer. Take leave from your job and volunteer to go there to change a world. Find a sponsor and get on that plane. Be somebody. Here there is no "whois" there is only presence. Fly in and occupy. We are poor here in my home. But I write for no pay. Perhaps my presence is needed but maybe not.
Now sister, brother bow down. No I mean it. You have done nothing while slavery remains. Your humanity is owned by terrorists. You condemn your self and will until you do something. I just wrote my congresswoman. I just wrote the Nigerian Embassy. It is what I do. It is not good enough in this case to listen or read. You must do something.
For some reason we do not enter into this fray.
Terrorism and falsity
We reviewed many articles and blogs and tweets on this issue before writing this piece and there simply was only fluff pieces about our reaction. Really!
Michelle Obama says that she and the POTUS are "outraged and heartbroken". What? How about doing all you can? How about reflecting the desires of those who elected you? We fight over oil. But we clinch our hands together and just worry over 300 school children abducted for slave trade. We should not buy into this hypocrisy.
But here is the problem that is just there and cannot be ignored. Our administration is acting from Benghazi to Nigeria as though the terror problem is fixed and that they did it by killing Osama Bin Laden. So no they sit as though their hands are tied and ignore heinous acts of terrorism in the misguided ruse that the got rid of it.
Is anyone asking for UN sanctions against any nation clearly involved with slaves? That is the obvious next step. But the US must be careful here because we have so many. So Obama is not helpless he can crack down and crack down hard and fund local law enforcement and federal law enforcement to nail this horrible crime here at home and reduce the market for such an insidious fact of evil.
Why does a water buffalo have horns?
Let us conclude on a softer note.
We are all doing our best we suppose. And it appears that way to most of us most of the time if we look upon our fellows with a good heart. And day to day is wonderful for most of us westerners. First we should give some thanks for that indeed. We should wake with a light heart and look for the good and the love. This is good and what we are most made for in this life.
But then complacency strikes at our heart and we get all habitual and do not like interruptions. (excluding drama kings and queens ;-) It is in moments and circumstances like these that our hearts are tested and maybe awakened. For how we act in the darkest moments of man is who we are in truth. A quiet discussion in the evening kitchen is good and wonderful. We hope that it leads to appropriate action.
While we would not presume to suggest verification of this fund there is a Malala fund starting that pledges full monies received to go to causes that prevent such tragedy or at least somewhat help the situation. We are not women's rights advocates but we are human kind advocates, or at least we should be.
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