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Work 4 Peace,Hold All Life Sacred,Eliminate Violence! I am on my mobile version of the door-to-door, going town-to-town holding readings/gatherings/discussions of my book "But What Can I Do?" This is my often neglected blog mostly about my travels since 9/11 as I engage in dialogue and actions. It is steaming with my opinions, insights, analyses toward that end of holding all life sacred, dismantling the empire and eliminating violence while creating the society we want ALL to thrive in

Friday, August 11, 2017

UN rewards China....

After detouring around the 9 and 10' train underpasses populating the countryside just outside Philly until I find a road I that will take my 12+ foot camper over the train tracks and to Whole Foods, I sit outside determined to catch up on my blog.

I see three white males standing behind my truck so I leave my table and approach them to see if they want to engage. They are all tall, slender, immaculately dressed and groomed on the GQ style of things, from maybe 25 to 60 years old.

The oldest man steps forward to shake my hand and tell me with that broad, dashing confident male manner that assumes compliance "all lives matter". I don't let go of his hand as I declare "where were you and why weren’t you saying that when Black and brown people were being killed by police, by poverty, by racism? How come you never thought to say 'all lives matter' before Black womyn began the 'Black lives matter' movement?"

He stutters something I ignore about jesus but the two younger men stare at me in a kind of shocked agreement. They both repeat “you’re right, white people never said anything until Black people said Black Lives Matter!”

One of the young men follows me back to my table and we continue the conversation. He’s a christian and may want to become a pastor.

I find out quickly he’s not just a christian with a trust fund and a Black girlfriend, but I suspect an evangelical christian. I find out not so quickly, in fact after several minutes of conversation, that he thinks yoga and Buddhism are demons misdirecting humans to do bad things.

But in between these revelations, we talk about Korea and in the context of christianity. I’m claiming there’s nothing christian about the religion, which he kind of agrees as he separates himself from the organized religion, but when I ask him what he thinks about tRump threatening to bomb Korea, his immediate reaction is that they threatened to bomb us first so we have to.

Really? He almost immediately realizes his mistake and tries to say well we probably shouldn’t kill everyone just the crazy leader Kim Jong-un, so it’s my turn to be surprised, he knows the man’s name.

I ask him how much he knows about Korea and he admits he knows nothing so I tell him.

Another white woman, standing at a nearby table, interrupts us with the outlandish question “do you know how many times the UN has rewarded China?”

Somehow the fact that these rewards have been bestowed on China means tRump and Breitbart (I think she thinks that latter is a world leader…) are upsetting the New World Order by threatening China’s favored status in the global market.

When I ask her what New World Order is she talking about, she declares money and the world bank. My mouth drops open when she expresses the opinion that tRump is not part of this money and world bank shit that is clearly an Asian conspiracy.

OMG my christian boy and this woman radiate hatred toward Asians – who cares if they’re Chinese or Korean – and love of tRump and his willingness to destroy the world bank. As fuckin if…

I am unable to contain my fury as she rushes off, unwilling to dialogue after she’s spread her hate and I yell after her something about killing everyfuckinbody, especially the babies so they don’t grow up to hate her back.