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Torchlight Media: Trump’s White Nationalist Administration Slaps Liberty in the Face Again

Ken Cuccinelli recently mutilated of meaning behind the Statue of Liberty and “The New Colossus” to justify his racist policies. White nationalists right now sit in the highest seats of power in the land, pushing their horrid agendas and vandalizing our history to give them a sense of legitimacy. I broke down what’s going on. Check it out at Torchlight Media.

 

Torchlight Media: Trump’s White Nationalist Administration Slaps Liberty in the Face Again

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Never Again Is Right Here and Now

I wrote this on my Facebook wall, inspired by media and punditry’s continued silence on where we are now:

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After Another Mass Shooting, How Do You Feel America?

WARNING: POTENTIALLY UPSETTING DISCUSSION

 

Violated. Yesterday I felt broken. Today, I realize that a big part of that is I feel violated. I have had so many emotions and thoughts churning inside me regarding the most recent mass shootings, but this one had to come out.

 

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Torchlight Media: The Darkness of Trump’s Immigration Policy

When it comes to the immigration practices at the southern border, like many people, I find myself heart-heavy and mind overflowing with too many thoughts, all fighting to come out. In such circumstances, I can’t always find the words.  Yet, I feel compelled to try. Here are the ones I managed. If they move you, if you feel they are useful, or if you feel they are effective in any way, please share and spread the word.

 

Torchlight Article: The Darkness of Trump’s Immigration Policy.

Warning: Linked article contains graphic images.

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Torchlight Media: Climate of Emergency

“The national edifice is on fire. Every man who can carry a bucket of water, or remove a brick, is wanted.”

-Frederick Douglass, 1861

 

Some thoughts on Trump’s recent declaration of national emergency to build his border wall.

 

Climate of Emergency

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For Inspiration in Emotionally Fraught Times I Ask WWED

WWED?  What does that even mean?

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Musings for July 4th: One Family’s Immigrant Story

This July 4th, as we reflect on who we are and who we want to be as Americans, I decided to share the story of my father’s immigrant family. There’s not much to tell. And that’s the point, really.

 

On July 4th, we celebrate the document drafted by immigrants to these shores and their children which enumerated their reasons for breaking the law and rebelling against their country. As we do so, immigration stances and policies put forth the by the White House stand under scrutiny. We should be taking a hard look at them. We should be trying to get some perspective.

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Words of Encouragement While Staring Down Immigration Horrors

So much I want to blog about the current immigration policy horrors by my government. But my current life schedule is not permitting it at the moment. So frustrating.

 

Well, at least I can try to give us all some words of encouragement.

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Beyond Casual Racism: Confronting Trump’s Immigration Comments

Here I go adding my voice to the wave of commentary on the controversial words President Donald J. Trump allegedly uttered on immigration.

 

Let me surprise you and cut to the chase immediately.  Profanity or no profanity.  The words were racist.

 

I don’t say that lightly.  I don’t say that to accuse everyone who supports Trump of racism. If you’ve read anything I’ve written before, you know I also don’t say that without first giving this a thorough examination.

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