Pledge Allegiance to the Truth!

I originally posted the following information and commentary upon my Facebook wall…

San Francisco 49ers Quarterback, Colin Kaepernick

San Francisco 49ers Quarterback, Colin Kaepernick

By Sitting Down Kaepernick Challenges Americans to Reflect on What They Really Stand For:

(Peter Bloom) The San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick shocked much of America last week by refusing to stand for the national anthem. In his own words,

“Ultimately it’s to bring awareness and make people realize what’s really going on in this country. There are a lot of things that are going on that are unjust, people aren’t being held accountable for, and that’s something that needs to change. That’s something that — this country stands for freedom, liberty, justice for all. And it’s not happening for all right now.”

His actions have resonated far beyond the sports page. They have spurred passionate reactions from supporters and detractors alike. No less than Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump proclaimed “Maybe he should find a country that works better for him. Let him try. It won’t happen.”

(Read entire article here…)

My Commentary: I’ve been sitting during the “pledge of allegiance” and “national anthem” since I was nine or ten years old. I remember asking my mother whether I *had* to engage in these particular rituals while at school, or if I could just sit, silently, instead.

Even at that age, I knew better than to give my loyalty or respect to a nation built on the blood and bones of genocide and slavery…

Basic Self-Defense Steps for Women

The following correspondence originally took place upon the Facebook wall of my friend, Jonas A., after he shared artwork from here...

Jonas A.: Basic moves…make it count!!!

“If you ‘share’ this image, it may save dignity of at least one girl in this world. Kindly share this 🙂 This could save someone’s life. Please share it.”

Eric S.: You should kick the balls first.

Rayn: A better step five would be a Shoryuken to the grill-piece! 🙂

Jonas A.: haha…right!

Chava L.: Step one makes him look like a zombie ,so maybe instead she should cut off his head.

Steve C.: What happens is because most men do not want to hurt or strike a woman they raise their forearms to defend themselves from the womens repeated blows and this starts to really hurt so they try to grab the womens arms with both hands to stop the strikes and the women wins the game of chess by launching a massive head butt dropping the man to the ground. Game over.

Eric K.: dream on…A head-butt is actually a difficult move – i’ve had it tried against me – if you screw it up – and my attacker did – you leave your face very exposed to a couple of fists. I think next time the guy will try a different tactic.

A Matter of Perspective…

The following correspondence originally took place upon the Facebook wall of an acquaintance, after she posted artwork from here

Jennifer H.:

“Oh man, it’s three in the morning. I should really get off the computer and go to bed…” [An hour later]

Tanya C.: That’s me hahahaha

Jiles D.: every night i don’t have to get up the next day… this.

Nora R.: Not me. At all.

Kelley J.:

Rayn: I hope that’s his knee under that blanket! LOL!