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I’ve been on hiatus for a while now.  Not motivated to write a single word, publicly anyway. 

I have been enraged enough to start typing though.  September 11 is coming upon us again.  But this year, some haters, publicity seekers or whatever you wish to call them are turning this day of mourning into a revengeful, spiteful, hate fest against them (whomever them may be).

The burning of the Koran because Al Qaeda has chosen to hide behind their religion to spread hate and fear is about as useful as burning the Bible because the KKK hides behind their religion to do the same thing.

And the sheer fact that people can not or will not decipher the difference is exactly what’s wrong with the world today.

There are some bad eggs in everything.  I personally know Muslims, and they are as loving and peace oriented as some Christians that I know.

If you want to make a statement about who we as Americans are, spend September 11 volunteering, having coffee with a Muslim, or praying for those who are lost in hate and fear.  And by all means, light a candle or two in the memory of the lives that were physically, mentally, and spiritually lost on that day.

Most importantly, get over yourselves people!!!!!!!

Hate, alive and well in America

Posted: September 14, 2007 in All, Blogroll, racism

With Jena 6 going on in America, here is another example of hate and insanity still taking place in America.  My heart is wounded at the fact that people are so hate filled.  I just don’t understand.  Caution, reading the following may cause shallow breathing and rapid heart beat.  A fellow blogger Shyladare found this story.  Thank you for bringing this to my attention.

www.nydailynews.com/news/crime_file/2007/09/12/2007-09-12…

Lured into a house of hate, a black West Virginia woman was raped, choked, stabbed and forced to eat dog and rat feces as her six white tormentors berated her with the N-word, prosecutors said yesterday.

The ghastly week-long ordeal for 20-year-old Megan Williams ended Saturday when she stumbled out of her captors’ shack near Charleston, pleading for help from cops responding to an anonymous tip at the address.

Among those facing hate-crimes prosecution in the gruesome case are two mothers and their two adult children, officials said.

“This seems like outright malice. It’s something you’d see in a horror movie,” said prosecutor Brian Abraham, adding that the FBI was assisting the investigation.

Williams, 20, is in a hospital recovering from days of torture, but she may never recover from the emotional trauma she’s endured, her mother said.

“Every time they stabbed her, they called her ‘n—-r,'” Carmen Williams told The Charleston Gazette. “She wakes up in the middle of the night screaming, ‘Mommy.’ What’s really bad is that we don’t know everything they did to her. She is crying all the time.”

While the Daily News tries to protect the identities of sexual-assault victims, Carmen Williams insisted the press identify her daughter so that the public is “aware that things like that will happen.”

Cops said Megan Williams was intentionally lured into the trap by two people she thought were her friends.

“Apparently once they got her there they planned to do this,” said Logan County Deputy Police Chief V.K. Dingess.

Arrested were Frankie Brewster, 49, and her son Bobby, 24. Also nabbed were Karen Burton, 46; her daughter Alisha, 23; Danny Combs, 20, and George Messer, 27.

Police were searching for two others, who allegedly drove her to the house.

The suspects took turns beating, stabbing, choking and sexually abusing Williams while constantly threatening her with death, according to a criminal complaint.

A rope was placed around Williams’ neck, her hair was ripped out and she was made to eat dog and rat feces, drink from a toilet and lick up blood, the complaint charges. At one point, she was sexually assaulted while scalding water was poured on her body.

She was stabbed in the leg at least four times and both of her ankles were cut by a female suspect who allegedly taunted her, saying, “That’s what we do to n—–s around here.”

“They abused her sexually, stabbed her and probably would have killed her if they had not gotten caught,” said Magistrate Leonard Codispoti.

 

I’m watching CNN’s Paula Zahn, and they’re starting out their show with Biden saying that Obama is articulate.  They’re discussing about whether or not that was a racist thing to say.  I don’t know that the race card is necessarily the appropriate card to throw on this one.  I grew up poor, no name brands, small house, single parent, abused, low self-esteem.  I encountered “wealthy folks” on many occasions. I was told by 4 or 5 of those “wealthy folks”, in a surprised tone of voice, “Oh, you’re so articulate.”  The way I perceived that, even as a child was, “Oh, you’re a poor person who knows how to speak well, how surprising.”  I’m white, they were white.  Often times, people who come from money, power, or prestige are very surprised when people different than themselves are “well spoken” , or possess any other quality they can relate to.  It’s not necessarily a race thing, it’s a social class thing as well.  Sometimes people are so involved in their own little worlds, with their own “type” of people, they are surprised when they find something so familiar in someone so completely different.  The same thing with poor or blue collar workers.  It is just surprising when they come across a “wealthy” person who has a little redneck in them.  Social Class discrimination is just as real as racial discrimination.  It’s not always about the color of your skin, who you crawl into bed with, man or woman, or what religion you practice or don’t practice.  People can be very naive, close minded, and elitist.  People are people, and unless we take a moment to step outside of ourselves, if only for a moment, we will continue to be surprised by differences we perceive to be so extraordinary. I’ve said it before, I’ll keep on saying it until people get it….Come on people, peace can prevail if we open our minds to a new way of thinking!!!!