Lately, I’ve been keeping up with the news and focusing on positivity. It’s challenging when it’s a lot of turmoil going on in the world publicly and you have personal distractions,too.
I’m cruising on Facebook and I see a post from my cousins mother, who I would like to respectively call my aunt, El JI (only give her last name) about a post from Bernice King. Bernice King is the daughter of Martin Luther King Jr. Below is the amended post from my aunt:
Bernice King, daughter of MLK & Coretta Scott King posted this last night:
Some Wise Advice Circulating:
1. Don’t use his name; EVER (45 will do)
2. Remember this is a regime and he’s not acting alone;
3. Do not argue with those who support him–it doesn’t work;
4. Focus on his policies, not his orange-ness and mental state;
5. Keep your message positive; they want the country to be angry and fearful because this is the soil from which their darkest policies will grow;
6. No more helpless/hopeless talk;
7. Support artists and the arts;
8. Be careful not to spread fake news. Check it;
9. Take care of yourselves; and
Keep demonstrations peaceful. In the words of John Lennon, “When it gets down to having to use violence, then you are playing the system’s game. The establishment will irritate you – pull your beard, flick your face – to make you fight! Because once they’ve got you violent, then they know how to handle you. The only thing they don’t know how to handle is non-violence and humor.”
When you post or talk about him, don’t assign his actions to him, assign them to “The Republican Administration,” or “The Republicans.” This will have several effects: the Republican legislators will either have to take responsibility for their association with him or stand up for what some of them don’t like; he will not get the focus of attention he craves; Republican representatives will become very concerned about their re-elections.
I instantly put this into effect by doing #8. I researched King’s post and the news, it’s something that I naturally do any way because of my major but in honor of thy word, it shall be done. It was reported by The Washington Post at 6:21 pm. Here’s the link to the original admendment of the post by Bernice King.
I agree with this whole heartedly because the government seems to only operate in chaos. I’ve yet to see them go on a mission that wasn’t an enforcement against anyone’s will. They butter us up only to lie to our face. Chicago that’s why I’ve taken the initiative to be of service to us here in Black America. I know that it’s going to take a lot of work that will not happen overnight. We have to unlearn and relearn together so that we can survive. Take a look 👀 at this wise advice and apply it.