The Universe Never Makes Mistakes!

Realistically I’ve been feeling sick for nearly a month. At first it was two weeks of unusually harsh PMS, which turned into a week long aggressive period. All of that is finished with, yet still I sit here lethargic, crampy, nauseous amongst other things. For a moment I thought it was Corona since they added new symptoms to the list, but it’s a stomach flu. Thank god.

But I wondered why? The world’s reopening and I want to embrace all I took for granted.

Everything happens for a reason. It’s weird even though the symptoms are stomach flu I haven’t vomited, or pooped my brains out the way I should be doing? Also why has this been a month long gig of the same core symptoms. Then I remembered I’m a witch, sometimes we go through what feels like sickness is an energetic upload, my abilities are increasing. THEN EUREKA EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON: Getting the job at Miss Lily’s, all these people coming to my page because of the brothers, all these celebrity drama’s, proof of my abilities so you’d believe me in this moment!!!!

THERE IS A SECOND WAVE COMING. IT IS GOING TO HIT HARDER THAN THE FIRST ROUND. I didn’t freak out before, but the lack of precaution people are taking is alarming. Listen when I tell you wear a mask, wash your hands, social distance!!!! I keep feeling it through the marrows of my bone death is coming. Please watch Coronavirus explained on Netflix. The disease has been nearly confirmed to have mutated which means the vaccines they are working on now will be obsolete. Mutation means a stronger disease, I see this going beyond old people to younger people. The good news is, that after the second wave it won’t be an issue any longer. That’s what my witch senses are telling me. Please, please wear a mask!Via: FailunFailunMeFailun

Thank You Pose!

Just finished binge watching season two of Pose. PERFECTION! The show is a spinoff of the documentary Paris Is Burning, chronicling the lives of participants in ball culture. Thank you to the exquisite women above for adding merriment, love and color to this world. Trans lives matter. Their voices are necessary and if you don’t agree, it cost zero dollars to mind your business. Taking someone’s life, because you don’t condone their choices is abhorrent. Have you judged or tried to understand? Why or why not? What book, documentary or source has enlightened you to their perspective? Via: Innractions

De-Conditioning: If All Lives Matter…

Then why are the advocates who preach it standing by, doing nothing for the litany of innocent people being viciously attacked? As I stated prior this is just another stunt to continue white supremacy, which is truly terrorism. Why do white people feel they are god? That everyone else needs to prove their right to exist? That violence for white power is fine, but looting as a reaction to murder is condemned? Why does this Lyft driver, in his own vehicle, have to prove he’s American to this racist white male? All he asked his passenger to do was wear a mask. Prove yourself to him bigot, last I checked you’re not Native American.

Just more evidence of what I said prior.

Those who say “All Lives Matter” are racist, Uncle Tom’s, or mental slaves who accept being deemed subhuman in a white washed world. An exercise I’ve taken up this week: tagging the ALM puppets in video footage like the one above, limning the hypocrisy, violence and terrorist activities of their platform. I implore you to do the same, hold a mirror, shine a light on their true intention: White is right, everyone else is other: https://sainttwenty.com/2020/06/08/de-conditioning-replying-to-all-lives-matter/

ROlling With The Homies

PSA:

When hanging out please remember to wear a mask, maybe smoke your own joints. Bring hand sanitizer and stand six feet apart. There have been reports of mass surges, thousands in multiple states! Relax, but don’t be lax (on preventive Coronavirus measures). Via: Dirty 1990s

Happy Birthday Solange

Few people possess the fortitude and resilience of this woman. Having a highly successful sibling all your life is usually advantageous, for Solange it was a means to tear her to shreds. Before A Seat At The Table, she was ridiculed as a teen pregnancy stereotype, who would never make good music, win any awards and destined to live in the shadow of her sister. Never once did she let that stop her from pursuing her passions, Solange refused to let anybody define her but Solange. Ahead of her time, she told society who she was and challenged us to catch up. The embodiment of The Tortoise & The Hare, go at your own pace and you’ll succeed. I hope this grammy winning goddess, has the best birthday. I really don’t even think I can put into words what she’s done for my soul with her work, or existence. Make no mistake that everything she’s gotten she’s earned. A model human being, a pillar of integrity, a genius, living art, a fashion icon. What’s your favorite Solange song? Via: Solange Daily

How To Spot True Love

Know the difference. Accepting fake love as true is unacceptable. You can do better. Then again you accept the love you think you deserve. Which category does your relationship fit into? Does it make you happy? If not, why do you think you deserve so little? Via: The Good Quote

Happy News Since

Since George Floyd’s death progress has been made in leaps and bounds, power to the people. In case you missed it the following has occurred:

  • All four officers involved in George Floyd’s death have been charged. Derek Chauvin has been charged with second degree murder and divorced by his wife.
  • Samira Nasr became the first black editor in chief of Harper’s Bazaar; the magazine has been in publication for over 100 years (153 to be exact).
  • All six officers involved in tasing and assaulting black college students (from Spelman and Morehouse) have been arrested.
  • Twitter, Nike, and many other businesses will now acknowledge Juneteenth as a holiday. Google also created a banner for the holiday, which is a big, big deal. Last year Davian Chester went viral for doing it himself.
  • Tara Duncan is the new president of Freeform (first black woman) and Matt James will be the first black The Bachelor.
  • Louisville passed a bill in honor of Breonna Taylor, banning no knock warrants.
  • The Supreme Court prevented Trump from ending DACA.

There are so many more changes taking place, this is just the tip of the iceberg. What’s your favorite piece of happy news? Via: Style Collective

De-Conditioning: Strength Of A Stereotype

Although the ethics and validity of the Stanford Prison Experiment (1973) has been called into question, it still remains a milestone in psychology. Led by Phillip Zimbardo, the experiment took place in a basement with volunteer’s taking on the role of guard, or prisoner. Originally it was to run for two weeks, ending in six days when things got out of hand and damaging. Prisoners were abused by guards, who took pleasure in degrading them.

“Within hours of beginning the experiment some guards began to harass prisoners. At 2:30 A.M. prisoners were awakened from sleep by blasting whistles for the first of many “counts.”

In response the prisoners fought back.

“Because the first day passed without incident, the guards were surprised and totally unprepared for the rebellion which broke out on the morning of the second day.”

The show went on, with guards ending the riots, becoming more aggressive as consequence.

“The guards retaliated by using a fire extinguisher which shot a stream of skin-chilling carbon dioxide, and they forced the prisoners away from the doors. Next, the guards broke into each cell, stripped the prisoners naked and took the beds out.”

Things continued to snowball. Confronted about why he allowed it, Zimbardo confessed his state of mind was that of a jail superintendent, not a psychologist. The study concluded:

According to Zimbardo and his colleagues, the Stanford Prison Experiment revealed how people will readily conform to the social roles they are expected to play, especially if the roles are as strongly stereotyped as those of the prison guards. Because the guards were placed in a position of authority, they began to act in ways they would not usually behave in their normal lives.

What does it say when one puts on that blue uniform? When the circumstance is a black individual, stereotyped to be a thug and a menace to society?

They forget to be civil servants meant to protect. Instead they end up seeing through the lens of authority, behaving as they’ve been taught, reflecting society unto itself:

Believing they are saving the world from a savage, who is really a captive. In reality they are the one’s to fear, their cruelty, their savagery, their white imagination’s spinning everything in their favor; by any means necessary. They created the caricature, then built a system that forces colored people to play their assigned roles. The strength of a stereotype is life, or death. When’s the last time you assumed something about someone based on race? How often do you stereotype others? Photo: Mental Knots

Source: https://www.simplypsychology.org/zimbardo.html

Diversity Quota Met

Tokenism: The practice of making only a perfunctory or symbolic effort to do a particular thing, especially by recruiting a small number of people from underrepresented groups in order to give the appearance of sexual or racial equality within a workforce. Via: Date With Versace, I Am Aquina Del Tiempo & Vogue Archives