As I close my eyes and drift away to arrive at a land where there is love, health, peace, and blessings. I wanted to take the time to think and reflect.
The truth is that yesterday I wrote about the fact that there are floods of support arriving for the victims of the hurricane. The victims I have seen are civilians and service members. The very people that we rely on for protection have also been affected, and they are still serving their communities. As I walk the surrounding areas, visiting the community and centres that have turned into shelters, I see that most of the families are racial, new immigrant populations. So to my utter sadness I have arrived at the assumption that this hurricane was indeed a socially constructed act of warfare, to target specific populations. The majority families who are poor, and were already struggling. And now once again have to start over.
It is great that everyone is being supportive, the donations, taking care of volunteers etcetera. However, I won't generalize and speak for local smaller charities, but I will say that I hope that where the larger chunks of money and services are, those will be distributed to those who need these services the most. It'll be a great shame if the people who have already been targeted severely will be more targets of systemic barriers, that are derived from gaining access to services. I think that there should be plentiful for everyone to eventually be housed properly.
As I take the time to observe, share my thoughts, ponder, I do see rays and signs of hope. Houston knows how to best thrive and prosper. There are services, plentiful. I hope that all evacuees will be transferred to community shelters, or are housed properly, sooner rather than later. This should be a top priority, so that the city can get back on it's feet. If this disaster was not enough to bring people together, I don't know what will be.
As we see a President who acts as the carer - in - chief, to arrive at a heart broken city to offer his condolences, hugs, and sympathy, which are appreciated. However, only to sabotage and derail his own efforts, he decided to roll out a rule to end DACA. A program that grants work permits to children who arrived in the country as undocumented immigrants. Funny how he can roll out rules here and there. This is another example of a manipulation of emotion at the level of the macro. There are People who are already worried that they have lost everything in Houston, surrounding areas, and Texas. He knows that the roll out of this rule to further disrupt populations will cause more worry.
A presidency is about helping a nation to flourish, enhance, prosper the existing, cherishing and upholding values of a nation at the level of the collective. The roll out and timing of this rule is simply a tantrum, a defiance, a mechanism to exert control. The President has to think clearly about this, because these populations are doing the jobs that no one else wants to do. There is a need for workers, and skilled workers. With all due respect - President Trumps announcement is going to hurt specific groups of people, and also the economy. America was built by immigrants for America. It is my hope that congress will act accordingly. And it is high time that the President realize that you can't run a country by cutting, pasting, firing, banging, and wallops.
Dedication: The words of this being remain with the people of Houston, surrounding areas, and Texas. We are strong! Sending love & kindness.
Notes: These thoughts were originally hand - written on September 4th, 2017 - Image 1 Web Link