Immigration is a hot topic in today’s socio-political environment. We cannot afford to stand on the fence on this matter revolves around issues of human dignity and respect and about caring for the welfare of others.
In the video below I touch on the issue of who are immigrants, link them with the identity of America and endeavor to explain why they come . I also express my outrage at the report that hysterectomies’ were being performed on these unrepresented and undocumented immigrants at detention camps without their consent. This atrocity is reminiscent of Dr. Sim’s and Dr. Mengele’s similar operations on disenfranchised slaves and on imprisoned Jews
Midway through the video I share a poem that reflects my feelings of disgust at this situation.
Hysterectomies on the undocumented #hysterectiomies #undocumented # whistleblowernurse #hysterectomiesinGeorgia #Dr Sims, #DrMengele #Auschwitz
A whistle blower – an inhouse nurse – reported that Hysterectomies were being performed on female undocumented immigrants without their consent in Georgia . I feel outrage at this situation. I think this is reminiscent of Hitler’s Auschwitz and Dr Sims the notorious doctor who performed such painful and unconsented surgeries on defenseless, voiceless slaves without anesthetics. I express my outrage in verse feeling in verse the below:
Say it isn’t true
That it’s but a rumor
Unholy hands dragging
Sacred items from mother’ guts
Womb fragments flying all around
Trace elements condemn
That which high circles commend
a world gone staring mad
Josef Mengele’s Auschwitz
On Undocumented, unsupported,
Sims’ gynecological injuries
Once more, on those
Defined as “less”
Abuse performed in secret
But then Abuse is always secret
It is, until with cat-like grace
the panther strikes
with whistle blowing loudly
This too was kept in hush
Until the impassioned nurse
Who is bold as she is brave
Called out the “uterus collector”
Let’s pray she’s not speaking astride of her grave
Where history by pattern is wont to denote and condemn her
This issue surrounding Melania Trump’s refusal to hold hands with President Trump as they exit Airforce 1 on August 17th, 2020 is confusing. This is about the second time we have witnessed her unwillingness to hold President Trump”s hands in public. The question is – why?
To begin Marriage is a legal union sanctioned by God. It is informed by love, intimacy and companionship considerations. To some degree Mrs Trump wants the companionship of her husband as her presence with him clearly indicates. However, the litmus test of the body language – that nonverbal communicator – is sending out mixed signals. Perhaps it Is communicating to us the emotional status of the marriage. One can only guess. But to the keen onlooker her unwillingness to touch wordlessly signals all is not well in paradise.
This Slovenian-American beauty, Melania Knauss, married the Donald in 2005 and rose to be The First Lady of the Free world. What an achievement! But does this achievement come with a cost? Having gained citizenship status in 2006, Melania seems to be living her American Dream, – a fairy tale or is she?
But fairy tales are just that- tales.
Could it be that the allure of material gain faded as it did not provide this former model with the satisfying relationship her heart desired. Every woman wants her husband not just the materials some are wont to give. When material values trump the nurturing a the marriage either partner, in this case Melania, may settle for a satisficing relationship as opposed to a satisfying one.
A reversal of valuings can serve as a mitigating factor to achieve satisfying outcomes for Melania. Perhaps the resulting satisfying relationship she would empower her rise above satisficing accommodations, to display gestures reflective of the intimacy they share in private.
Ahmad Arbury Elijah MClain, Breonna Taylor, Akai Gurley, Tamir Rice, Rayshad Brooks, Michael brown, George Floyd…. You know the name of drill Would the body count continue?
Conrad’s heart of Darkness seems to find a parallel in the current environment. This horrendous attack on unarmed black man and killing of so many others is transforming our communities to sepulchral cities.
After the series of protests that swept across the US in the wake of the brutal killing of George Floyd at the hands of the police, we thought change was coming. But not many days later Black communities were thrown into further mourning when Rayshard Brooks another unarmed Black man suffered a similar fate. More was yet to come. Kenosha, Wisconsin became the site of yet another horrendous shooting of another unarmed Black man Jacob Blake. This threw into havoc the tenuous accommodations towards making a fragile peace with the situation Black communities were striving to create up to that time. Our world was thrown into chaos once more.
Are protests going to be a CONSTANT IN OUR LIVES? Will we ever achieve true citizenship rights and freedoms accorded to others?
At this point we take note of others who have fought and are fighting with us and for us; for the rights and freedoms of African Americans. Anthony Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum, pictured below, did so and paid for it with their lives. Is this the fate of those who dare to align themselves with Black bodies? Do we dare to reimagine a better future for African Americans in the land of the free and the home of the brave?