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How I'm Feeling

by baldilocksbaldilocks

I said this five years ago when Pres­i­dent Obama had only one year in office.

I don’t feel like writ­ing to con­vince any­more. I’m sure many have fig­ured that out by now.

The prob­lem, how­ever, is that my “con­science” (read: the Holy Spirit) con­tin­u­ously reminds me that one should not be com­pla­cent or fear­ful when advo­cat­ing a just cause. That just cause? Keep­ing the peo­ple of Amer­ica free and, to that end, adding one more small voice to the mil­lions who are angry and fed up at the daily encroach­ments on that free­dom — daily since Jan­u­ary 20, 2009.

That feel­ing remains, but once I fin­ish get­ting a post off my chest, I usu­ally feel better.

What am I feel­ing right now? A myr­iad of emo­tions. I’m still torqued off on how many peo­ple, includ­ing the pres­i­dent, seem intent on sham­ing those of us who are adamantly against allow more Syr­ian Refugees into the United States. New Speaker of the U.S. House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives Paul Ryan (R-​WI) man­aged to spear­head the pas­sage of a bill sus­pend­ing the refugee pro­posal until “tougher screen­ing mea­sures” can be imple­mented, but that doesn’t make me feel bet­ter. (Even in the Sen­ate passes it and even if Pres­i­dent Obama’s promised veto is over­rid­den, what will stop the pres­i­dent from doing it any­way? It isn’t as if he hasn’t ignored the Sep­a­ra­tion of Pow­ers before.)

Some pro­po­nents of the approval of Syr­ian refugee seed­ing are using their poor mem­o­ries of what the Bible says about Jesus and about for­eign­ers in order to shame–there’s that word again—the naysay­ers. Can you spot the evi­dence that the maker of this poster hasn’t opened a Bible in a while?

StupidBibleMeme
(The upside of point­ing to this dis­played Bible illit­er­acy is that some will actu­ally go read the story sur­round Jesus’s birth in order to see what’s what. Some.)

In the mean­time, most of us are sit­ting back to see what hap­pens, pray­ing, and prac­tic­ing evil cap­i­tal­ism. Feel­ings are mostly irrel­e­vant at this point. Okay. I feel better.

Juli­ette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. (Her older blog is located here.) Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was pub­lished in 2012. Her sec­ond novel, ten­ta­tively titled, Arlen’s Harem, will be done in 2016. Fol­low her on Twit­ter.

Please con­tribute to Juliette’s Projects JOB: HER TRIP TO KENYA! Her new novel, her blog, her Inter­net to keep the lat­ter going and COF­FEE to keep her going!

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by baldilocksbaldilocks

I said this five years ago when President Obama had only one year in office.

I don’t feel like writing to convince anymore. I’m sure many have figured that out by now.

The problem, however, is that my “conscience” (read: the Holy Spirit) continuously reminds me that one should not be complacent or fearful when advocating a just cause. That just cause? Keeping the people of America free and, to that end, adding one more small voice to the millions who are angry and fed up at the daily encroachments on that freedom—daily since January 20, 2009.

That feeling remains, but once I finish getting a post off my chest, I usually feel better.

What am I feeling right now? A myriad of emotions. I’m still torqued off on how many people, including the president, seem intent on shaming those of us who are adamantly against allow more Syrian Refugees into the United States. New Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Paul Ryan (R-WI) managed to spearhead the passage of a bill suspending the refugee proposal until “tougher screening measures” can be implemented, but that doesn’t make me feel better. (Even in the Senate passes it and even if President Obama’s promised veto is overridden, what will stop the president from doing it anyway? It isn’t as if he hasn’t ignored the Separation of Powers before.)

Some proponents of the approval of Syrian refugee seeding are using their poor memories of what the Bible says about Jesus and about foreigners in order to shame–there’s that word again—the naysayers. Can you spot the evidence that the maker of this poster hasn’t opened a Bible in a while?

StupidBibleMeme
(The upside of pointing to this displayed Bible illiteracy is that some will actually go read the story surround Jesus’s birth in order to see what’s what. Some.)

In the meantime, most of us are sitting back to see what happens, praying, and practicing evil capitalism. Feelings are mostly irrelevant at this point. Okay. I feel better.

Juliette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. (Her older blog is located here.) Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was published in 2012. Her second novel, tentatively titled, Arlen’s Harem, will be done in 2016. Follow her on Twitter.

Please contribute to Juliette’s Projects JOB: HER TRIP TO KENYA! Her new novel, her blog, her Internet to keep the latter going and COFFEE to keep her going!

Or click on Da Tech Guy’s Tip Jar in the name of Independent Journalism—->>>>