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1-week freeze in TX cost $130 billion $'s not to mention the loss of life

And we still have the 2021 hurricane season

The $$ of climate change increases every year

The GOP opposes the Green New Deal because it is too expensive

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$47 billion, making 2020 the seventh costliest hurricane season in history
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#IAmAnAmerican

My house has lesser value than yours
My health has less importance than yours
My performance is worth less than yours
My labor is not worth as much as yours
My vote is of lower quality than yours
My life is of no consequence
My history should hold no pride for me
My pain has no meaning to you
You hold your ancestors up as heroes
Even those that enslaved us
Your history is precious to you
You want to preserve it at any cost
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#IAmAnAmerican

If they won't, we must

If they will not fight for our democracy, then we must!
We must flood the streets with the sound of our feet
We must fill the air with the sound of our voices
In every county, city and state we must stand together
Not with guns and violence like the insurrectionists
But with our voices and our spirits like the patriots we are
If they will not stand up for us, we will stand up for ourselves
We are the ones paying the price of their decisions
We are the ones suffering their petty divisions
We are the ones going hungry as they stuff their pockets
We are the ones losing our rights as they fight
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#IAmAnAmerican

I will not deny the truth

I saw a man choked to death by a policeman and I cried
I saw a policeman beaten with a flag and I cried
I saw children in cages and I cried
I saw bruises on women and I cried Image
I saw parents carry their children’s coffin and I cried
I saw mothers gassed and beaten and I cried
I saw crowds kneeling in honor and I cried
I saw officials hiding under desks and I cried
I saw Nazi symbols worn with pride and I wept
I saw so many things and shed so many tears
I will not hide from the truth
I will not erase it from memory
My tears will water my spirit
And grow my determination
To fight for what is right
To save my dying nation
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#IAmAnAmerican

Dear Exhausted White America
(Disclaimer: not all white Americans)

I hear that you’re tired of all the racism talk and activism, that you think it’s unfair to burden you with the crimes of the past. Image
I hear that you are now feeling oppressed and unjustly treated. In fact, you say that by the power of Barak Obama racism no longer exists in the US, and that our demands are just laziness talking.
So on behalf of all minorities, let me be the one to say, I’m sorry. I’m sorry that you have no clue as to what being oppressed is, and you think having laws that ensure some form of partial equality is somehow oppressing you.
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Will I ever go back to my country?
My son who is American has never stepped foot in his country
Now, he is 10, how old will he be, when America is safe enough for a proud and outspoken boy with darker skin who? Image
I’m Haitian American on both sides of my family tree, my ancestors were enslaved. I was born in the United States just two years after the passage of the civil rights act. This is the country where I drew my first breath, took my firsts steps, and spoke my first words.
My childhood was spent moving back and forth between my two countries. My heart holds love for both of them for different reasons. Both are countries with unparalleled histories. Both have reasons to be proud and both fill me with pride.
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#IAmAnAmerican

It was done deliberately
It was done systematically
Hate was sown into our lives
Hate was grown into our hearts
It was done to divide us
It was done to control us
To limit the people’s power
To make us easier to dominate
It was not done by a foreign enemy
It was done by those inside our country
It was not done for ideals.
It was not done for principles
It was not even done for love of country
It was done simply for greed
Greed of power
Greed of profit
They pitted us against each other
Sticking us with different labels
Just so we’d know who to hate
They found our weaknesses
And thoroughly exploited them
They took everything that was good
They painted them over with hate
They handed them back to us
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#IAmAnAmerican

Outraged does not even begin to cover it. Today once more I sat in shock as an elected official, on a tour to promote “America First”, openly called for his followers to use their 2nd Amendment rights on Silicon Valley.
There is no freaking context in which telling people to use the 2nd amendment makes it okay! NONE!
How does one use their 2nd Amendment rights when needed?
How? There is no other interpretation to this phrase but a call to arm!
One might think he misspoke, if another in the next breath, he had not doubled down, talking about maintaining an armed rebellion against the government if necessary.
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#IAmAnAmerican

We do not want more guns in our streets
We want more children playing in the streets
We want to stop filling graves with our children
We want to stop burying our children
We do not want more bombs and war toys
We want childcare for our children
We want them to be safe and secure
We want our children to grow up
We do not want tax cut for the rich
We want a livable wage for the working class
We want to add spice and frivolity to our lives
We do not want to work 3 jobs for scraps
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#IAmAnAmerican

What’s wrong with the United States?
Are you really not paying attention?
To what’s happening as a whole?
Not a law or bill here and there
But to the totality of what’s going on.
The grand design taking shape
Democracy is not in danger
Democracy is under attack!

States have passed laws or bills to:
Criminalize giving water in voting lines
Ban meditation in schools
Remove teaching of “bad” slavery in schools
Ban critical race theory
Ban the 1619 project because “bad” for US image
Require teachers teach the theory of “fine people on both sides” of current events
Protect people that drive cars into crowds of protesters
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#IAmAnAmerican

Where are you now?

I hear you’re tired out
Your zeal has petered out
You’ve gone back to your life
Shutting your eyes once more
To the reality of ours
Did you think it would be easy?
Changing a 400-year-old mentality?
Overturning an abusive system?
Were you really invested in the outcome?
Or was this just another one of your causes?
Something to pass the time?
Well life for us hasn’t changed
We are still facing the same challenges
And we are still determined
make our voices heard
To change the course of history
And if we can’t do it with you
We sure as hell will do it without you
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#IAmAnAmerican

For the working class
1/9
The Evil Democrats, Radicals Leftists
Want you to have 15$/hour minimum wage!
How dare they! Do they not know how hard-working you are?
2/Holding down 3 jobs to barely make ends meet?
Livable wages are for sissies! They want to weaken you!
We are the party of the working class! No livable wages!
3/The Evil Democrats, radical socialists!
Want you to have universal health care!
They want to stop you from choosing your insurance!
Do they not know how brave you are!
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#IAmAnAmerican

They can’t stand up to an old man
They can’t chastise an unhinged woman
They can’t stand by their own words
They can’t stand up for their own family
They can’t fight for their own self-esteem
They can’t hold on to their dignity
They can’t condemn obvious lies
They can’t rebuke outrageous claims
They can’t care for their own lives
They can’t bear their own choices
They can’t hold to a decision
They can’t form their own opinions
And we’re supposed to expect that lot
To work for what’s best for us?

Once we were the leader of the free world
Country leaders looked to us for guidance
It times of strife and chaos
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#IAmAnAmerican
Were you a fighter or a traitor?

Were you there when it started?
The torture and killing of democracy?
Were you a witness to its suffering?
Did you hear its dying cries?
Did you stand by and watch?
Did you get up and fight?
When did you first notice the changes?
Those signs that indicated abuse.
The silencing of voices?
The cutting of ethics?
Did you raise the alarm?
Did you simply close your eyes?
Were the culprits easy to spot?
Hidden behind their smiles of hypocrisy
Those who pay lip service to democracy
While using the flag to commit crimes
Did you denounce or rebuke them?
Did you applaud and follow them?
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#IAmAnAmerican

Privilege isn’t something you have
it’s not something that I can take away
It’s not even something to be shared
It’s just the way that you’re treated
A certain respect is given to you
A certain credit is afforded to you
A certain politeness is extended to you
A certain confidence is accorded to you
When we tell you to check your privilege
We mean look at the way you are treated
or more relevant at the way you are not treated
Notwithstanding the fact that we both acted the same
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#IAmAnAmerican

So many years, you’ve pushed us down
But each time we’ve stood back up
We’ve never given up our fight
We’ve always been fighting for our rights
So many ways, you’ve silenced us
But each time, we’ve removed the gags
Our voices have risen above the noise
Each time reaching more and more in the crowd
So many times, you’ve deceived us
But each time, your promises failed
We’ve always kept pushing forward
To hold you to your promises your words
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To the GOP and other trumplicans

Are you actively trying to get people killed? Is that your end game here? Because after what happened on January 6th, one would think you would distance yourselves from more lies and disinformation to avoid a repeat.
But it seems like you’re digging in. Plunging headfirst into more lies, more conspiracies, more misdirections and misinformation. What will it take to finally make you say enough? The death of a prominent or elected democrat?
You know one of those that you keep demonizing even after the attempts to kidnap and kill a democratic governor. Even after the attempts to lynch the vice president and speaker of the house and other elected officials.
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#IAmAnAmerican!

#FreshVoicesRise #DemVoice1 #ONEV1

I don’t want to know about your party
I don’t want to know your religion
I don’t want to know your gender
I don’t want to know your sexual orientation
I don’t want to know your ethnicity
Are you American? Or are you a label?
Mindlessly aligning yourself along with their views
No matter how that chafes at your ethics?
Are you American? Or are you a disciple?
Blindly agreeing with a leader
No matter how it contradicts your morals?
I want to know if you’re American
If you were outraged on January 6th
If you believe every vote should count
If you believe police should be held accountable
If you believe no one is above the law
If you believe mass shootings are a problem
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Would you mind, Trading lives with me ?
Take my black skin, and take it for a spin
Run to the bank, try getting a loan
Drive down the block, to a traffic stop
Walk in the store, then back out the door
Would you mind, Trading places with me?
Wear my black skin, Go ahead test it out
did you get confused? by the dirty looks
Did it make you sad? All those nasty slurs
Did you get it? that promotion you worked for?
Would you mind, switching places with me
Take my black skin, Filled with melanin
Not for a day or two, But for a year or more
When you come back, we can talk about
What it was like, living life as black
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Watching all those live-action
Videos of cops in action
Raising so many questions
How many blacks are in prison
On the words of police officers?
How many have been blamed
How many have been beaten
How many have been mistreated
just how many blacks are in prison?
On the words of police officers?
We’ve watched the lies been disproven
We’ve seen the evidence being planted
We’ve seen the reports been falsified
just how many blacks are in prison?
On the words of police officers?
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Don’t tell me America isn’t racist
Tell it to those that carry the confederate flag
Tell it to those that yell white power
Tell it to those proud boys and oath keepers
Don’t tell me only it’s just some bad apples
Tell it to those that see us as a threat
Tell it to those that shore the blue line
Tell it to those that won’t get rid of bad apples
Don’t tell me there’s no white privilege
Tell it to those that lock up black products
Tell it to those that won’t promote blacks
Tell it to those that hike interests on blacks
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I don’t care what political party you align yourself with. Now is the time that each American must decide what they really stand for and go with their conscience and decide if this is the America, we want to live in.
Is this the leadership we offer the world? An America divided by internal strife, based on fictional accountings and truths rewritten to hide shame or complicity? Every time I go on television to deny the evidence I’ve seen with my own eyes, I cringe.
And I hurt, yes I hurt. I’ve stopped asking myself what it will take to get people to admit the reality before their eyes, and I’ve started asking myself what it would take to remind them of their ideals, and even that feeble hope is fading.
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Black is my crime, death is my sentence
All that is needed for proper identification
Is a certain degree of darker pigmentation
the darker the hue, the quicker the call
No need for provocations or confessions
Admission of guilt is in the coloration
Nothing else to be taken into consideration
Black is my crime, Death is my sentence
There can be no claim of self-defense
Where there is no ground for us to stand on
When it comes to those Equal rights
Those born the color of the night
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Outraged now?

It was not even 4 months ago that we were riveted to our screens watching something we thought we would never see in the United States of America, an attempted coup to overthrow a legitimately elected president.
And despite the casualties, despite the broken doors, the walls sullied with feces, the officers bloodied and bruised, the bodies of those who paid the ultimate price for their actions (good or bad), the shaken members of congress took a stand that night.
They went forth on that very same night, hours after their ordeals to certify the new President of the United States. In the following days, we saw Republicans and Democrats soundly and firmly rebuke those who partook and those who instigated the insurrection.
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