History rarely stays quiet.


 

This keeps happening more and more.

Daily since Election Day.

Yet, still nothing from the presumed president-elect.

Yet, when the presumed vice-president elect is booed at Hamilton in NY, he has this to say:

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And this isn’t really anything new. He hasn’t spoken out against those who endorsed him – KKK, American Nazi Party. National Aryans and every other white supremacy group OR things they’ve done/said before or after the election.

The fact that 80% of Evangelical Christians voted for him .. I am speechless, confused and disheartened. I’ve tried to just deal with it, but it goes against EVERYTHING I was taught growing up. Yet the people that taught me have betrayed their own teachings and no matter what they believe, I will never abandon what I believe – what I know to be true. Why? Because every fibre of my faith teaches against hate.

I will never be a party to hate. Because when hate is legitimized and sanctioned it can NEVER bring about anything good. What is written below is NOTHING more than history from the past, what you think or do with it is entirely up to you.

The people of post-war Germany knew just how wrong they were when the Third Reich came crashing down around all the ‘good’ they had been told. When the people of Germany democratically elected the Nazis and eventually Hitler, they never truly understood what was coming. Contrary to what many believe, the Nazis didn’t seize power.

They heard someone blame immigrants, the Jews , religious groups, other political parties and the media (Lügenpresse – the lying press) for everything and they believed it because they were desperate to believe anything they were told.

And we all know what happened once the Nazis had the German people under their guise: Auschwitz-Birkenau, Dachau, Bergen-Belsen, Treblinka, Ebensee, Sobibor, Bełżec, Buchenwald, Majdanek, Chełmno and Mauthausen-Gusen.

And interestingly enough, Evangelical Christians and Jehovah’s Witnesses were the only religious groups that refused to legitimize what the Nazi Party was selling to the German people.

In the end, many of them died for their firm opposition to hate whilst those that supported the Nazis lived comfortably until Germany fell.

In case you don’t know, the picture at the start – minus the Trump banner – is the railroad entrance to Auschwitz. The worst of all the Nazi death camps.

Do I think the US on this path now?  I pray not, but I do know when anyone is silent about anything like what we’re seeing – they consent to it. And like it or not – history rarely stays quiet.

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Sunday Scribbles | HillYES!


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I had such a long week, but I survived it and it’s all because of passion and intensity for making sure Hillary Clinton gets back to the White House in January 2017.  Effectively, the nomination is hers because Bernie Sanders doesn’t have any way – especially mathematical – for acquiring the number of delegates required.  Yet, he continues to believe that it’s possible but … 

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As expected, he did ‘win’ Indiana; however, not in the fashion in which he has been accustomed to in caucuses.  As we analyzed polled data coming in and looked at specific regions, we knew this was going to be close.  By all statistical conclusions, Hillary won Indiana because she took his edge.

And then, Guam.  Hillary won Guam by an incredible margin … 59.8% – 39.2% … and I enjoyed it because of Sanders advocate Tim Robbins equating Guam to South Carolina:

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I had basically moved on from Sanders until all of the hate-filled BSers were in Los Angeles spewing hateful, curse laden words at Hillary supporters headed to her rally in East LA.  What set me off was the fact that BSers yelled, screamed at children and even ripped pro-Hillary signs from their hands (well documented) … that was a line that should have NEVER been crossed.  Any tolerance I had for BS and his supporters fizzled weeks ago; however, my patience for any of them has flamed out as well.  There was one incredible moment at those protests that just sent Hillary’s message of LOVE AND KINDNESS through the ‘roof’ … 

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And then of course the now dead #DropOutHillary attempt by the remaining BSers … 

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And of course, Donald Trump just couldn’t help himself when he called Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) ‘goofy’ after she was calling out for his racist, hate-filled speeches after winning Tuesday in Indiana.  But what he didn’t expect, as usual, was to be schooled by the Senator via Twitter:

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Trump truly has no idea what’s ahead for him.  His anti-Hillary comments and his lack of knowledge of how things actually work politically, economically, policy-wise and diplomatically will be his downfall and Hillary will school him in every debate.  And when he attacks Hillary, he’s just kicking the hornets nest of Democrats who’ve already dealt with Bernie Sanders and his cronies.

And this cartoon pretty much sums up how a good number of Republicans feel about Trump being the presumptive nominee:

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Lincoln out.

I, along with Team Hillary, are NEVER going to allow Donald Trump anywhere near the Oval Office … and anyone around me being apathetic toward the political process and voting better not have ONE WORD to say about my intensity!

Jews were forced to wear to wear these stars in Germany to identify them publicly.

The 2016 Days of Remembrance started earlier this week – a time to remember what happens when a government enacts intolerance into law.  It’s hard to believe that its been 71 years since the liberation of the Nazi death camps and the discovery of the world that over 12.5M human lives were lost at the hands of these murderous thugs – with 6M being Jews.  As individuals we must always remember the stories of survivors and then we must make sure that The Holocaust is never forgotten:

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As I said at the start, it was a really bloody long week, but the weekend has really made things better albeit not being able to set my mum as originally planned; however, that’ll happen sooner than later! 🙂 I’m hooked on several series on Netflix … because my favourites aren’t on right now!  The one that is ‘killing’ me waiting for is THE WALKING DEAD … that series final still plays over and over in my head! 

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And we’ve only two episodes left of THE ORIGINALS … this season has been intense! Usually I’ve nothing nice to say about Nicklaus, but right now – I’m liking him!  I hate that Davina had to die and now Marcel … the writers have done a good job of keeping most of us on our toes and right now, I don’t know what to expect!

I’ve been watching EuroVision 2016 and there are so many great acts this year; however, I am partial to Joe and Jake from the United Kingdom … I love, love, love, love, love, love their song:

Even if they don’t win it outright, they’ve already won over the UK! 🙂 I cannot wait for them to release a few more songs … 

And a few of you who were so happy to see me back asked for quotes, current music I’m into and pictures of my recent travels / excursions  … and so, I give you some of my favourites:

Currently, I’m really into Frou Frou – you’ll recognise Imogene Heap’s beautiful voice … and their catchy little tune, MUST BE DREAMING:

I recommend their entire album … it’s a MUST listen and if you’re like me, you’ll end up buying it outright!  It’s melodic … it always picks me up and makes me dance across the floor! 🙂

Some moments this week that make me smile:

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 Seoul, South Korea – Two boys shave their heads to celebrate Buddha’s birthday.

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It’s always a good thing to have your camera handy for shots just like this!
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I love sunflowers!

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My desk at work…

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My Easter basket stash … Deutsch Schokolade, ja wohl!

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Today’s treat (although I wanted a burger from Hodad’s) but this did the trick … 

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I miss this little girl … I cannot believe this September will be three years she’s gone. 😦

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And this is HRH Princess Alexa, who has brought much joy to our house since 2/2014.

And now, quotes galore …

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And that’s it – for now … I’ve decided that a big blog on Sundays is what I can do for now … plus, I’m really relaxed 🙂

Now, for one last little song – this is my shake my ass song at the moment … 

And on that note … everyone have a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious week! xo

Peace – 

Bryce

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