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This Week 7’s (12.14 – 12.31) Affirmation: Mindfulness – I will reach for mindfulness each day.
Date – 12.26.17
B-Book 44: Do the Work by Steven Pressfield
The key message in this book: Often we stop dead in our tracks …

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1 out of 3 American households can no longer afford rent, food, and transportation. The biggest rise in expenditures comes from rising housing costs.

Submitted by on March 31, 2016 – 5:43 pm No Comment

The real unemployment rate is nearly twice as high as the stated headline unemployment rate. Only 44 percent of the adult population is engaged in full-time employment. This is also reflected in the 94 million Americans that are part of the “not in the labor force” category. When you have 1 out of 3 Americans being unable to afford rent, food, or transportation then it is understandable that you are going to have anger.

Source: 1 out of 3 American households can no longer afford rent, …

My Comments:  The nastiest cut is that less fortunate black, white and brown people are being pitted against each through racist dog whistling, in order to deflect.

White people listen –
black and brown people want the same things that you want for you and your families.  We do understand the territorial imperatives and the primal need to gravitate towards your own – believe me we do.  But in this – the most powerful and richest country in all of time – there is more than enough for all of us (you and the not yous*) to go around.  Stop being manipulated by the ruling elite into believing otherwise.  They are nothing but wolves in sheep clothing.  Just because they might look like you, doesn’t mean they give a shit about you.

Why are so many of you/us suffering while our government leaders corruptly curry favor with banks, large corporation and industries to put policies in place that hurt us, and from which they profit. Stop having them manipulate you through your religious and social beliefs, they could give a fat baby’s ass if you are for abortion or gay rights.  They – really – don’t – care.

I know many before have called for another way, but it is not easy.  It is not easy because we are lazy – lazy is just what we do. We like the familiar, change is scary and too uncertain.  But anything short, of uniting in a fundamental way to change our society, will only continue to move us towards that which is not-great.  So put away the demagogues and race-baiters and Unite with all for our country and declare a movement for prosperity for all races.  A house divided will never ever stand – we continue this charade to our peril.

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