CHRISTMAS REFLECTIONS 2022!!

As I was taking the time to reflect upon the Christmas season of 2022, I connected my reflections with current events as well as the actions of leaders. Especially to mention the crisis of the U.S. Southern border and the influxes of migrants that desire a safe haven in the United States of America. While the conversation and writing topic is one of frequency, this patterning simply reveals the recurrences and the inability to resolve crisis that are very close to home.

This current event was down-played by the President Zelenskyy visit to the White House and the U.S. Senate, where he addressed U.S. Senate Republicans and Democrats that were in attendance at the U.S. Senate Chamber. While of-course Mr. President Biden is able to choose who to invite to the White House – I thought about the Millions and Billions of monetary aid that have been handed to President Zelenskyy and Ukraine.

I am cautious about what I write about President Zelenskyy given your history as an actor, and of-course your ability to act upon the political stage. The address is absolutely a focal / thinking point and a moment to ponder. What crisis’ matter? What populations matter? Who do you really care about? And who is being used? Well of-course as an International leader, maybe we do need to focus upon nations abroad that are at war? But the war, the lack of interventions from organizations such as the United Nations, International Law (s) and human rights, makes us further ponder upon the social constructionists of the “war” per se. The “letting of it happen” juxtaposed with crisis that take place upon your own soil, thus; the hypocrisy of Washington politics.

With the above being said / written, I think about the issues of homelessness, poverty and populations such as White Caucasian that are homeless. This thought is in opposition with minority population view such as black, that are doing quite well and are supported by the wealthy.

The thoughts that I have presented here are many that I have reiterated in my previous blog-posts, to point to the silent genocides that are taking place. Thus; the silence of events that are overshadowed by more or less significant, hence; the current U.S. border Crisis of El Paso, Texas, and the War in Ukraine.

We can all want to have peace, a holly jolly Christmas and of-course a time to drive-up GDP with consumer spending. Now I am not telling you how to celebrate Christmas or not – but there is an essence, a spirit to Christmas, that is the birth of the greatest of all that humankind has seen. Our Lord, Christ, the Messiah, Jesus. In this birth we gain strength with the biblical story of creativity, creation, as well as a feeling. A sense of harmony through struggle, strength, resilience and this mystery of birth.

I wish that the conflicts of the World will find peace and ease, and solutions from the root causes of energy, oil and gas. The issues that are absolutely beyond my control and that require good ethical leadership. The macro-economic events turn us to the microcosm to simply be grateful and thankful.

It is with these words in particular I thank the U.S. Military Men and Women who have sacrificed so much, the individuals who have made the ultimate sacrifice of life. The families, individuals that mourn loved ones, with anguish, pain, hurt, hoping for the most beautiful gift of life and love. May you find strength from Our Spiritual father, Mother Mary, and the sacred spiritual birth. God Bless You and God Bless America.

“And Mary said, ‘My soul magnifies the Lord.’ “Luke 1. 46.

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Notes: These thoughts were originally hand-written on December 23rd 2022. All views and opinions are my own. This blog post is a rare decision of writing that was evoked from the disparity of human-made crisis’, humanitarianism and the Season of Christmas.

With Love & Kindness! 🇺🇸

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