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Schnieder Children Hospital Neurology Center @ LongIsland Jewish Hospital—They Touched My Heart, and My child! Thank You Schneiders What a Blessing you Have Been~~~Reflections on a recent 5 day stay by riveroflifelisajoy

I must tell you the truth…it hurts to admit that my child really has a seizure disorder.  But Schneider Children’s Hospital Neurology has been very, very,  very, compassionate to my son and myself. 

I was scared and distrustful.   I was worried what they would do to my”baby”.  My fifteen year old baby.   However,  after he was admitted, we were shocked by the gentle compassion with which we were met.

I had to stop writing just now…because I am crying…just thinking of how intimate, and gentle the staff was with my son. 

 He is a teenager and he was upset to have to be placed in the hospital for 3 days for a non-invasive VIDEO EEG.

The process was as  follows,  I took my son to admitting, a small room and a nice lady who talked kindly and gently to me and my son.

  I had trouble parking and I was given assistance by the security at the front desk. They were very, very compassionate. 

 They treated me with understanding and kept referring to me as “How can we help you Mother, or Mom?” 

My son had to have electrodes placed on his scalp…26 (twentyfour) in total.  Then  the technian continuously talked with me about life in general. 

 My son was so comfortable that he fell asleep.

  After a head bandage was placed on his head with the electrodes coming out of the top, my son and little girl with the same odd looking electrode contraption were taken up the back elevator (as per the request of both the youngsters) to the 3rd. floor in Schnieders Children Hospital.

  Once on the floor the little girl was escorted with her father to her room on the opposite wing of the hospital and my son was taken over to the children’s other wing of the hospital. 

 Once my son was settled in his room we had an unexpected visit that set the tone of our entire stay at Schnieders Children Hospital. 

I will digress for a moment.  As I had stated earlier…I had trouble parking so I parked in the special parking area in front of  the hospital. 

 I had left my car out front and had to run back out to the car while my son was being admitted to the hospital to check the car.

  I saw a woman park her car in the front and then enter the hospital with the most beautiful blond large dog. 

 I laughed to myself wondering why on earth was she taking a dog into the hospital to visit!

Well, I was shocked and suprised to find that the lady and the dog came to visit my son in his room! 

 That dog was a very, very, very special dog indeed.  The dog was a therapy dog. 

 My son was nervous about his hospital stay…he did not want to be there and he was upset about even being considered as having a seizure disorder at all.  He did not tell any of his friends either. 

That beautiful retriever dog—I think her name was Sandy  was gentle and went right to my son and put her head on his leg and did not even look up at him.    It was if the  dog Sandy could feel his fear and anxiety.  The woman was so gentle and talked to my son and I .

  I did not really speak to her.  I could not.  I was suddenly thrust into a myriad of emotions.  I was overwhelmed with emotion. 

 YOu see,  we moved over a year ago.  We had a dog that looked just like Sandy the therapy dog.  We had to give up the dog to the ASPCA and it has been difficult to forgive myself, and the circumstances of the move that forced my hand into giving up my son’s dog. 

 So when I saw Sandy the therapy dog,  I think my son felt the same way I did.  That dog was like the spirit of our dog Angel telling my son not to worry and that eveything would be alright. 

 So now you know why I sit here crying as I write this blog. 

 My son has suffered so much loss in his young life ( the loss of his father to a castrophic disease), ….but I believe that there is a God who has heard even the tiniest prayer.

  A prayer for my son to understand his health condition and understand loss too. 

So that day in Schnieders I was touched by a simple act of a woman and her dog visiting sick children in the hospital. 

You know….I have to stop writing for a while.  I will come back and finish.  I promise.

Just know this much:

  My son stayed for 5 days at Schneiders Children’s Hospital,  Longlsland Jewish.  But that introduction to the hospital by the beautiful dog and the owner helped my son and I to cope. 

 My son is coping with his condition and managing it with the help of the compassionate staff at Schnieders Children’s Hospital. 

I highly recommend Schneiders Children’s Hospital. 

Till next blog….hope I have inspired you ~~~

riveroflifelisajoy

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Rev. Wright! PLEASE STOP TALKING!****(((((who is Rev. Wright???)))))*****—reflections on Rev. Wright and his ONE MAN ASSUALT ON THE OMBAMA CAMPAIGN

Poor Obama.  If Obama did have a chance at the White House as the first black president….We all know who does not want that to happen…..Rev.  Wright!

   It would seem that Rev.  Wright more than Hillary Clinton,  or the Republican party or even Pat Buchanan for that matter  does not want Obama to become the first black American president of the United States! 

  But why Rev.  Wright?  What did Obama do to deserve this apparently dilberate assualt on the minds, and mentality of the American public…black or white? 

You, Rev.  Wright keep spouting irrational statements about the black church in America. 

 You have disrespected the very memory of Dr.  Martin Luther King. 

 It is shameful,  and humilitating to me as an American.  

 Rev. Wright…you  continously bring yourself into the spotlight for no reason at all. 

Even Al Sharpton is more controled than that. 

 Please,  members of Mr. Rev. Wrights congregation, talk to him.  Reason with the Rev. Wright….even if Obama decided to walk away from the fight with the Clinton Team in defeat…do you have to make Obama walk away in shame? 

Why should Obama have to walk away unable to hold up his head to battle forward for the rights and the new changes that he was attempting to bring to America as a country?  

 Even Obama’s mother who was an anthropologist would have disagreedwith the negative division that Rev.  Wright is throwing  into the Democratice race toward the White House.

  Where was Rev.  Wright years ago?  Why does he continue to trash the Obama campaign? 

*********** Is Rev. Wright being paid to talk, and talk, and talk and say things that are out of character for Obama?  So strange….so very strange and so very, very sad. 

 Whatever Obama’s message ….it is getting trampled by the talkative Rev.  Wright. 

—riveroflifelisajoy

TRUST GOD BY MADELINEGERTRUDE

NATURE AND MEETS CONSTRUCTION BY RIVEOFLIFELISAJOYIf you treat people right, and you do right, I don’t think that God will let anything happen to you that you cannot cope with. 

 He has let us live all this time through thick and thin.  People are not so bad.

  All you have to do is just trust God and know that everything will work out all right. 

If you treat people right,  God will see that you are taken care of.  If you have needs, he will provide them.

Trust God, he will see you through.

I never found that there was anyone against me. 

Even when we used to live in a different place than the one we live now….nobody was really against me. 

 God has provided and taken care of me and mine.

Just trust God and he will see you through.

*****Reflections by MadelineGertrude after a weekend without heat and hot water in due to economic problems.  The heat was put on after 12 midnight by NationalGrid//Keyspan.

This is riveroflifelisajoy…..My mother has always be a sense of strength and security —now you see why.

Clutching at Straws? Clinton Attempts to Ensare Obama in an Non-Moderated Debate! Please! When Did Bush, or Previous President Bill Clinton request that of each other for that matter?

This has got to be the least respectful run democratic fight for the presidency of the United States that I have lived to see.  What is the point of this non-moderated debate?

Does being president of the United States mean that you must have open debates,  thinking on your feet sessions at all times while holding office?  Is that really the case?  How often will a president have to debate while in office? 

How much of his job, as president  will include being challenged by the consitutients? 

Yes,  President Bush has had to answer for his views on his actions taken after 911,  Afganistan,  Iraq,  and the prisoner holding and detention centers. 

 But  it would appear that all of those media infested Presidenticial addresses have never ever been “under controled.” 

 The president states his views on his actions, takes several questions from hand picked verbally controled journalists and then takes his leave of the podium as the democrates, and republicans state their views of the presidents actions and statements. 

Let the presidenticial elections take their natural course.  Obama and Clinton should continue to campaign and let the people of the United States decide. 

With all of the issues that I need answered as American Citizen,  I would hope that Hillary Clinton,  does not “bate” other other nations into issues and discussions in this way.  Challenging countries and flexing our muscles may work on some smaller countries…but it may not work on those challenging democracy who  may  have help from larger countries who supply  them  with weapons.

Whether Clinton  states JOBS, JOBS, JOBS…..OR OBAMA STATES,  HOPE AND CHANGE….IT ALL SPELLS THE SAME THING!!!!!!

Did Hillary Clinton state that she would raise the minimum wage?!!!!  NO!   Obama stated that he would raise the minimum wage—–YEARLY!

Thus Obama and Clinton are both pushing the same agenda.  To state that Hillary is talking jobs…without increasing the earnings of those already working is counterproductive. 

Obama wants to increase the minimum wage…which will increase the wage of all Americans retroactively! 

Let the campaigns continue and be decent and in order.

Let the democrats seek their president elect and proceed to battle it out with the republican hopeful. 

Let the games stop and a serious level of respect be given  to the       democrats  constituents   intelligence.  

Is the willingness to debate a form of weakness shown by the Clinton camp?  ;To show up Obama’s weakness.  How about decision making at *****3:00 in the morning? 

 How  about waking up each candidate at 3 AM and ask them a question of global proportions?  Especially since Clinton camp wants to dwell on such a logic.  

 Sorry….but I clearly remember  the  castrophic   “911” event took place in broad day light and decisions were made while President Bush was wide awake….not asleep at 3AM!

Please let us move forward,  let the best candiate for the position be picked,  and let the NIT PICKING stop!

THE NUMBERS GAME~~~THE DESPARITY OF THE TRUTH AND THE PRINTED GROSS INCOME ACCORDING TO “HEAP”–AND GOVERNMENTAL ASSISTANCE “GUIDELINES.”

As always I am having some type of economic disfunction.  I live in that.  I hate it.  But I digress. 

 Let us proceed toward this humilating desparity that needs to be  addressed by the economic organizers of  financial assistance programs in our society. 

Here we go,  follow along and analize this problem and see if you have encountered this before….I believe most of us with financial disfunciton have….let me know if you can relate. 

 I will bullet this to make it easier to follow.

  • Due to financial problems as single parent last year  June 2007 my child graduating from school caused major problems for me and of course my family.
  • My family =  myself, my son and my 78 year old invalid mother.
  • Also in June 2007  my car had a severe oil leak that ended up costing me over $800.00 for  the repair in July.
  • I renewed my car insurance in June 2007.
  • My son went to his prom in June 2007.
  • I also had my car finally inspected after the repair.
  • My mother who lives with me gets a social security check, and a small penison check.
  • My monthly rent i $1600.00.
  • I pay the heating and hot water, and electricity on my rental….It is a duplex.
  • I have a monthly car insurance…($230.00) —but no car note( thank the good L-rd)
  • My son needed school supplies,  and school uniform in September of 2007.
  • My son attends a College Board Highschool that required uniforms.=$$$$
  • All of these  expenitures caused severe financial crush.
  • The gas bill, and the electric bill fell severly behind. 
  • Year 2008 what is the problem to date?   The gas has been cut off–for nonpayment.
  • Keep in mind the amount of debt I had since the summer and fall of 2007. 
  • My son has a medical condition that is irritated by his teenage hunger patterns.
  • I spend most of my money when I get paid on FOOD first.
  • My son was recently hospitalized and confirmed with seziures.
  • If  my  food is low in the house then that irritates his condition.
  • 15 yearolds are constantly hungry…especially 150lb. 6 foot tall teenagers who play advanced beginner tennis!
  • Bottom line….today I sit in this rather COOL house,  without hot water! 
  • Oh, I am using my electric tea pot to make our washing water hot/warm.  (it takes a long time though)—we are troopers…we have suffered like this before… unfortuneately!
  • I am cooking with my rice cooker…It steams my chicken, and vegetables, and then cooks my rice.
  • I went to the KeySpan National Grid (New Name)–which used to be called Brooklyn Union Gas Company yesterday.
  • I was told that my gas bill was shut off for non-payment. 
  • I had paid back in November and then did not send anymore payments. 
  • I admit that it may appear strange…but it is based on the food struggle I have to feed this child of mine who has a medical condition. 
  • Why do I not get FOOD STAMPS YOU ASK?

Now let us walk into my world for a moment….more the world of  NUMBERS, NUMBERS, NUMBERS!!!!!!!

The Pay period between August  2007 and September 2007 bi-weekly check was a gross of $1241.28 however the deductions were as follows…..

  • Federal tax:   $103.20
  • Social Security  $76.96
  • Medicare  $18.00
  • City Tax   $30.50
  • Pension   $36.74
  • Life Insurance   $ 16.96
  • Insurance   Additional $12.05
  • Pension Loan repayment   $91.22
  • Additional Insurance coverages for Disabitility and Castrosphic illness  adding up to $216.14
  • Savings Bonds for my son’s future,  mandated donations to the poor total, and another insurance   $116.19

The total amount deducted from my paycheck with all insurances and pensions, and other donations is $767.20!!!!!

My net take home was   $474.08!!!!

You may ask….why all of the insurance?

Well you may not have read my other blogs…so here is a quick up date….My husband whom I am STILL legally married to…..is missing!  

 He was Corrections Officer who suffered from Paranoid Skizophrenia after reaching his eigth year in the Corrections Department.  He became removed from reality and has been missing for 10 years to date. 

 Thus I do not get child support of any type.  You cannot access the social security money of a sick person.  

The sick person who is completely disabled must report directly to Social Security his or herself to collect that money and apply and follow the guidelines to confirm whatever the illness is.

So my husband being very, very, very severely ill did not apply…or actually he did…but never followed through because of his mental illness. 

He thought everybody in the world was part of some type of plot to kill him etc.  

 Let us continue in this “numbers” game shall we?

So back to this excessive  insurance policy hang up I have.  I am black,  obese and have high blood pressure etc., etc.,—thus I am a high risk and need as much insurance coverage as possible. 

 I am trying to loose weight…but in the mean time my son needs protection in case I get sick,  or die…..I have to keep it real…or my child will suffer more from the loss of not just one parent but two.

Recently I did alot of over time on my job….not enough to make it rich…but just enough to lose at the numbers game according to the Keyspan National Grid…Governmental HEAP HELP AND ASSISTANCE representative who told me that my gross was too high. 

According to her my gross and my mothers social security are over the allowed amount….so we cannot get any help to cover the gas bill. 

 That is why the bill was cut off.  Back in November when I did make a payment….I knew that same numbers game was there.  The representative that had gone over my account had told me to apply to HEAP…

I told him that it would not work.   He said try it anyway…that will keep them from cutting off the gas while they check into assisting you.  I did  not waste  the time to approach  the HEAP—BECAUSE OF THE NUMBERS  GAME!

So yesterday the HEAP REPRESENTATIVE  stated  that my gross combined with my mother was over $3000.00.  

 Cut the $3000.00 in half and what is left?  How much can I  spend on food;    how much to spend on car insurance;     how much to spend on the telephone bill;      how much to spend on electric bill;    how much to spend on the gas bill;      and gas for my car to get to work; how   much  to spend  on the    $4.00 parking lot….that I have to swipe daily. 

 So basically I spend $80.00 per month on parking. 

Why do I drive you ask?  Right now my son and my mother are medically fragile people. 

 They may need to get to  doctor or hospital at a moments notice.  How much would it be for an ambulette service?  $100.00.   My mothers medicare/GHI does not cover transportation.—-She is also not covered for 4 hours of home attendant.  Go figure…she is 78 years old…cannot walk, and she is not allowed a home attendant.  I have attempted 3 to 4 times.  Only when you are ready to got to HOSPICE..are you allowed a home attendant…before you die!

So instead of wasting my time and hers the nice lady at the HEAP OFFICE IN THE KEYSPAN NATIONAL GRID governmental financial assistance program told me, (after looking over my paystubs that had a gross amount  of  $1616.00  on the 1st week of April and  $1511.00 the second  pay week of April told me…..”YOU ARE OVER THE LIMIT OF THE $3000.00 LIMIT

 You only have 1 child in the house and your mother’s income. 

 I explained that my income is limited to my NET…..MY NET IS WHAT I LIVE OFF!

SHE KEPT SHAKING HER  HEAD AND TELLING ME THAT THE GOVERNMENT ONLY GOES BY THE  GROSS….THE  GROSSS,   THE  GROSSSSS,   THE   GROSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!! 

So what if  I only brought home $683.oo and the rent for that week was  $1600.00.  So my mother and I share the rent.

  So After I add my $683.00 there is nothing left to buy food, gasoline,  or anything else….. So that is why I have to”ROB PETER TO PAY PAUL”..PAY CHECK TO PAY CHECK.   I have to hold back some money toward food,  some money toward gasoline. 

Oh….and I have a  another numbers game….my son’s  school just sent me a BILL!!! 

  FOR $120.OO!   FOR  HIS LUNCH MONEY!!! 

 They stated back in September that I was over the financial limit….so my son has to pay for his lunch.  Look….again,  I am a SINGLE PARENT…BUT OVER THE GROSS AMOUNT OF MONEY. 

 THE GROSS IS PAYING MY TAXES, AND MY HEALTH INSURANCE AND MY SOCIAL SECURITY AND ETC., ETC., ETC.,…..YET I AM MADE TO FEEL ASHAMED THAT I AM ASKING FOR HELP!!!!  

 They do not care that I am trying to be a good provider….I should not have a decent job….and try to get a little assistance.   I make a general $38, 000.00 per year.

  Last time I checked that was not the rate that they would use if I was buying a house by myself to get me a mortgage….but it is the amount that they would  use to keep from giving me any type of assistance. 

WHAT????!!!!! 

 FOOD STAMPS YOU SAY?!!!!! 

 AGAIN….I AM MAKING $38,000.00 AND  I AM OVER THE LIMIT FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE WITH BUYING FOOD…SO AGAIN,  I ROB PETER TO PAY PAUL

I   was    AM/  A LEGALLY MARRIED WOMAN WHO HAS A CASTROPHICALLY MISSING SICK HUSBAND…I DO NOT GET CHILD SUPPORT AND  I PAY MY TAXES…AND SUBMIT MY TAX RETURNS EVER YEAR…..BUT NOT….I AM NOT ALLOWED TO RECEIVE FOOD STAMPS!   WHAT ELSE IS NEW?

IF I MADE ATLEAST  $50, 000.00  I would not be so quick to complain. 

Oh, really you say….that is what you think…but the MORE MONEY YOU MAKE THE MORE MONEY YOU SPEND.  

 ~~~~~~ Hello,  let me re-explain….I was married to a Corrections Officer for New York City…..

  When   purchased our home in Queens Village he made $80,000.00  and I had my paycheck of less than $30, 000.00 at that time. 

 Since he became sick,  I made $8000.00 more…that is all.  I cannot switch jobs…

because I now have 19 years on my current job and I do not know what the future will bring for my son’s health….so I have to keep the regular paycheck…however tight my budget…or lack of a budget!  

FOOD IS HIGH,  RENT IS HIGH,  GASOLINE IS HIGH AND THE  UNITED STATES IS IN A RECESSION!!!!  But guess what…..according to the HEAP GOVERNMENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS  I MAKE OVER THE $3000.OO  LIMIT PER MONTH!

So I would like to ask…are the people who are able to meet the limit and have a house, with a mortgage or a rental fee????? 

 How could you afford the rental fee and still pay the heating costs too?  Does that make any sense?

Please tell me I am wrong…and that there is hope!   I would like to know.

Thank you for your time…..

riveroflifelisajoy

Oh….and by the way….Monday  I will write back and tell you the next part of my saga and tale.  The Keyspan National Grid Representative told me to get DOCTOR’S NOTES THAT EXPLAIN THAT MY MOTHER AND MY SON WILL HAVE MEDICAL ISSUES WITHOUT THE HEAT/ AND HOT WATER

So Monday I have my work cut out for me.  I have to run to doctors for notes for the above listed folks.

But guess what…..I must end on a up note….Things could always be worse,  and I have job….and public school is still free

….America is still greatest  place on  earth  and that  I am happy to live here! Hallelujah!!!!!  EVERY CLOUD HAS A SILVER LINING…AND DON’T YOU FOR GET IT!

…..BLOG AGAIN SOON….riveroflifelisajoy

Pat Buchanan–“Did he state that Black Americans should be Thankful for Slavery?—What Year is this Again? 2008?!!”

 

 QUOTED FROM E.POLITICS.COM… REGARDING REMARKS OF PAT BUCHANAN

“America has been the best country on earth for black folks. It was here that 600,000 black people, brought from Africa in slave ships, grew into a community of 40 million, were introduced to Christian salvation, and reached the greatest levels of freedom and prosperity blacks have ever known. “

I DO NOT GENERALLY TAKE OTHER WRITS ON THE INTERNET—BUT THIS STRUCK ME SO HARD THAT I HAD TO GIVE MR.  COLIN DELANY ANOTHER  AREA IN WHICH TO VENT.  IT WOULD APPEAR THAT MR. PAT BUCHANAN SEEMS TO FEEL THAT PEOPLE OF THE AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE ARE TO BE THANKFUL FOR THE “BENEFITS” OF SLAVERY IN AMERICA.  

I RECENTLY VIEWED THE MOVIE  “AMAZING GRACE”, AN HISTORIC MOVIE ABOUT THE BATTLE HELD IN ENGLAND BY WILLIAM WILLBERFORCE,  A MERCHANT WHO BEING IN POLITICS AT THE TIME FOUGHT AGAINST SLAVERY, HAVING BEEN INFLUENCED BY HIS PASTOR, JOHN NEWTON, ( A REFORMED  SLAVE TRADER WHO WROTE THE FAMED “AMAZING GRACE” HYM THAT EVERYONE TAKES FOR GRANTED). 

 THE EVENT TOOK PLACE, ACCORDING TO THE MOVIE REVIEW WRITTEN BY REV. BRYAN GRIEM “OVER TWO CENTURIES” AGO–DURING THE TIME BETWEEN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION AT THE END  OF THE THE FRENCH REVOLUTION.” (1 MOVIE REVIEW- CHRISTIAN SPOLIGHT.COM)

THIS MOVIE WAS TOUCHING,  AND MADE ME REALIZE THAT NOT ALL EUROPEANS WERE FOR THE SLAVE TRADE.  YES, THERE WERE THE REFORMED SLAVE TRADERS….BUT THAT ENGLAND HAD RENOUNCED THE SLAVE TRADE BEFORE AMERICA …IS THOUGHT PROVOKING TO SAY THE LEAST.  I HAD NEVER THOUGHT OF ENGLAND HAS HAVING ANY COMPASSION, OR HUMAN  AWARENESS THAT THE SLAVE TRADE WAS WRONG…ON SO MANY LEVELS.  ——-BUT YET,  HERE TWO CENTURIES FROM THAT DATE…..HERE IS PAT BUCHANAN TELLING BARAK OBAMA AND HIS ***NEGATIVE ****BASED ALLEGED MINISTER MR.  WRIGHT,  THAT (ALTHOUGHT HIS STATEMENTS WERE INAPROPRIATE)  THAT MR. WRIGHT SHOULD BE THANKING G-D FOR SLAVERY?  

I WONDER IF WILLIAM WILBERFORCE HAD READ OR HEARD PAT BUCHANAN’S RATHER SHALLOW,  LIMITED VIEWS ON HUMAN ENSLAVEMENT—WOULD HE HAVE AGREED?  I THINK NOT!!!! 

IN THE MOVIE, AMAZING GRACE,  JOHN NEWTON,  STATED THAT THE SLAVES WERE NOT THE ANIMALS,  THE SLAVE TRADERS WERE THE BARBARIANS.  THEY ABUSED, MISUSED,  MURDERED,  RAPED, ETC., ETC., ETC., THE CAPTIVE AFRICANS  DURING THE “MIDDLE PASSAGE FROM AFRICA  TO ENGLAND, AMERICA AND OTHER PORTS OF CALL. 

HOW COULD PAT BUCHANAN MAKE SUCH A COLD, SICK STATEMENT THAT SLAVERY WAS GOOD?   IF IT WAS SO GOOD….WHY DID THE  X-SLAVE TRADER JOHN NEWTON WRITE THAT HYM “AMAZING GRACE”  EXPLAINING HOW HE HAD BEEN WRONG FOR HIS ACTIONS AND REALIZING THE LOVE OF GOD INSPITE OF HIS OWN EVIL ACTIONS TOWARD OTHER HUMANBEINGS.  EVEN IF SOMEONE LOOKS, SMELLS, LIVES, ACTS DIFFERENT THAN YOU AS A HUMANBEING

….DOES THAT GIVE YOU THE SUPREME RIGHT TO DEMORALIZE THAT HUMAN BEING?   I THINK NOT…..THUS THAT BEAUTIFUL HYMN “AMAZING GRACE”  AND THE MAN WILLIAM WILBURFORCE WAS BORN TO FIGHT THE INJUSTICE OF SLAVERY AND THEN  WIN  IN ENGLAND…SETTING THE STAGE FOR THE  CHANGE TO TAKE PLACE IN AMERICA.

IS PAT BUCHANAN STATING BASICALLY THAT BLACKS OR ANY OTHER PEOPLE OF BROWN, OR YELLOW SKIN WOULD NOT,  COULD NOT HAVE BEEN A PART OF TODAYS SOCIETY WERE IT NOT FOR THE SO CALLED BENEFITS OF SLAVERY?

   IS HE SO LIMITED ON WORLD HISTORY AND ANTHROPOLOGY AND THE STUDY OF HUMAN PSYCHO BEHAVIOR THAT HE WOULD DECIDE THAT TO HARM AN ENTIRE RACE OF PEOPLE BY ABUSE, AND ENSLAVEMENT IS BETTER SO THAT THEY COULD BE TRAINED,  EDUCATED, AND CIVILIZED?

MY  COLLEGE COURSES CONTAINED SOME AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY AND THE SLAVE TRADE.  THERE WERE NO BENEFITS TO SLAVE TRADE.  I AM THE FIRST GENERATION WITHIN MY MOTHER’S FAMILY TO ATTEND COLLEGE,  AND MY MOTHER ATTEMPTED TO FINISH COLLEGE, BUT FAMILY CONCERNS TOOK THE CENTER STAGE IN HER LIFE. 

 WHY DIDN’T MY MOTHER GO TO COLLEGE BACK IN THE THIRTIES?  MY MOTHER”S FATHER WAS UNEDUCATED, AND SO WAS HER MOTHER.  THEY COULD READ ENOUGH TO CLEAN, OR DO BASIC WORK IN DOMESTIC LOCALS.  SO WHERE IS MR. BUCHANAN GETTING HIS BASIS TO JUSTIFY HIS THOUGHTS ON THE BENEFITS OF SLAVERY?

   WHY ARE SO MANY BLACK AND LATINO PEOPLE NOT HAS SUCCESSFUL AS THEIR COUNTERPART AMERICAN’S?  THIS TOPIC WOULD TAKE ME SEVERAL IF NOT HUNDREDS OF BLOG SPACE TO ADDRESS.

ANY HOW,  PLEASE TAKE A LOOK AT THE MOVIE CALLED, AMAZING GRACE , FEATURING:

  • IOAN GRUFFUDD
  • ALBERT FINNY
  • BENEDICT GUMBERBATCH
  • MICHAEL GAMBON
  • RAMOLA GARAI

DIRECTED BY MICHAEL APTED

DISTRUBED BY SAMUEL GOLDWYN

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING OPEN LETTER TO PAT BUCHANAN FROM

A WHITE MALE NAMED  “COLIN DELANY” AT e.politics.com

AND THEN CONSIDER “THE BENEFITS OF SLAVERY” ACCORDING TO MR. BUCHANAN—THANK YOU…riveroflifelisajoY

ROSE HUG

Come, let me hug you

touch the deep

pain within

and you can let

out that sigh

that you have held

so…goodbye

Goodbye

to the lost

and the forgotten

smiles

But hello, to you

and the joy you

bring

You looked

angelic

in the morning light

when you came to

me with roses in your arms

and roses in your words

Place your hand on my shoulder

and I feel peace

Wrap your arms around

my waist and

I feel at once

secure and

free! 

Hold me,

don’t let me

go….I feel your

heart, and its

continuous

steady beat

life is strong

life is powerful

life is temporal

I grasp you tighter

and then you

dissapear

You are gone

The smell of

a rose is gone

too,

Only thing

left, is

my memory

of you.

~~~~riveroflifelisajoy