How to be hungry — Jambo Robyn

This is a bit of an odd post for me, and quite long, so I won’t be offended if poetry readers skip it. Mostly it is published so I/it can be there for myself if it happens again. Last week I had the distinct pleasure of a totally new and profound experience of hunger. Of […]

via How to be hungry — Jambo Robyn

More from the original article.

Still, after a few days of just drinking litres upon litres of water, I couldn’t take the hunger any longer and my mind switched out. I was no longer in a familiar state, the demands of my body were so intense that decision making was becoming increasingly complicated – the more I tried to “think”, the harder things became. I did a bit of crying and stressing out, but then I noticed that behaviour produced such an intensifying of my discomfort, hormones or something, that I had to force myself to stop. Every standard behaviour used far more energy than I had available so I had to drop it all.

After a couple of days I was already dizzy, vague, shaky and very nauseous, not to mention the hunger pains and various other aches and stiffness all throughout my body. Low energy was probably an understatement.

If there are any ‘humans’ out there, read about this dear woman’s struggles to survive in Australia. She is treated like shit just because she has the audacity to wear a ‘copper’ colored cloak. She is not one who has not been kissed with melanin. She is melanin rich and for that she must suffer joblessness and hunger.

The battle is real! The battle is raging and people who are innocent are caught up in a never ending struggle just to survive and yet there are so-called ‘humans’ who have more money than they can ever spend and still, they try and shame those who fall on hard times and try and dismantle social programs that would help them or make them jump through so many hoops as to make it not even worth the time and effort because they are already too weak from hunger.

Look at what we have become! And don’t even sit somewhere and think that you are immune to this because the day is coming when not one of us will be immune. I just posted a blog on the issue of hunger here in America and yet, this lady lives in Australia and the same austerity measures in place here are, likewise, in place in Australia, at least for those who have melanin.

TO ROBYN: Please comment on this post and from that I can get your email address and I can email you because I want to help. I am not trying to shame you because the shame is not yours. I too, have been in your shoes and may be in them again, but if there is some way that I can help, I will. Or better yet, I have commented on your blog, so please email me.

I have testified to my poverty situation down through the years all over this blog and our situation is NOT on us, it is on the system of white supremacy that controls the world and sets the stage for so much suffering, misery and death for those who look like us. We are NOT the problem and we ALL know who IS the problem.

Also from the original article.

It is not so easy to imagine this feeling unless you have experienced it. Thankfully it’s only happened a few times in my life, but never for this long and never with no prospective income on the horizon and the subsequent brain crash. Unfortunately, about half of the world’s population lives like this for most of their lives, first world or not.

Did you read that???!!!

“Unfortunately, about half of the world’s population lives like this for most of their lives, first world or not.”

I am going to keep this one civil because I am re-blogging it, but I am so enraged over this, that I don’t know why I have not had an apoplectic fit! People should not have to ‘struggle’ like this, but because so few hoard so much, so many have so little. How sick and twisted is that. That was NOT a question!

The struggle is real.

 

No Country Wants The Dimwitted And The Poor!

immigration hypocrisy

 

Below is an excerpt of a speech given by President Barack Obama regarding immigration:

I’ll make it easier and faster for high-skilled immigrants, graduates, and entrepreneurs to stay and contribute to our economy, as so many business leaders have proposed.”

So, in essence, Obama is stating that America only wants the brightest and the best. If you have no skills and you have not graduated from college, then we really don’t want you. For how can you make substantial contributions to this country if you lack skills and a college degree? And if you lack those things, then that means that in all likelihood, we will have to support you and our safety net is already overtaxed and then some. Indeed, we do want immigrants, but only if you are the “brightest and the best!”

Now, we come to Russia!

Huge Breaking News! Russia Adopts Simplified New Citizenship Law!
I frequently get asked how to move to Russia and especially how to obtain Russian citizenship. As the Western World’s crisis intensifies, as the upcoming uncertainty becomes more obvious, this question is more and more on people’s mind.

Moving to Russia is not a problem if you have a skill or talent Russians value and if you can obtain gainful employment where employer would vouch for you; if you open a business, which provides jobs and pays taxes; if you have certain material assets.

Here again, we have the doors to Russia opening for you, but only if you have ‘a skill or talent Russians value’. If you are poor or dimwitted or in other words, the opposite of the best and the brightest, don’t even bother. They don’t want you there either!

Selecting The Best And The Brightest

This policy primer discusses three key questions that arise in the development of policies that aim to attract and select highly skilled migrant workers:
1.Which criteria should be used to select and attract the ‘best and brightest’?

Attracting highly skilled workers is a key policy objective in many high-income countries including the UK.

The dimwitted and the poor need not apply. Huddle somewhere else. The doors are closed and shall remain so!

Next up! We have the five different means of entrance to New Zealand.

1. Skilled Migrant
2. Family
3. Business
4. Investor
5. Temporary Visa

Once again, the dimwitted and the poor, need not apply. This is becoming redundant, but I must continue to plow onward in case there are others who are dimwitted and poor like me who just cannot get it the first four times.

Do you want to try and immigrate to Australia? Well now, let us see what can we can do for you!

If you live overseas and you’d like the opportunity to live and work in Australia, the first step is to find out more about the visa options that are available to you. See Work visas for skilled migration visa options.

Oops! Sorry! There is that ‘skilled’ migration thing again.

Okay, I think I’ve finally made my point!

So, with ALL countries calling for ONLY skilled immigrants, where does that leave the ‘unskilled’? Where can the ‘unskilled’ immigrate to? Why did France send America, the Statue of Liberty calling for “the tired, the poor and the huddled masses” if no one wants them if they have no skill or education of which to speak? It is quite apparent that every country is in a race to compete for only the ‘brightest and the best’ and the rest can just die, already. And we have the nerve to wonder why migrants are being detained at borders and are kept from entering other countries? It has something to do with weeding out those who are unskilled and uneducated. No country wants those people, no country at all.

This means that if I am working at McDonalds and I lose my job and I go to the library and look up countries that I would like to immigrate to in an attempt to better my life situation, I have no choice but to become homeless because I am dimwitted and poor and therefore, no country will have me, not even my own. This is what is happening, folks. And it is not right that now, countries all over the world can dictate who can immigrate and who cannot. Everyone should be welcome, regardless of their educational attainment or their skill level because there should be a job for ALL skill levels; even the unskilled because anyone can wait tables, take a meal order, check a hotel guest in and wash a vehicle.

When illegal immigration was all the rage hundreds of years ago when the ‘Pilgrims’ arrived on the shores of America, did the Indians ask if the ‘Pilgrims’ had good job skills or a college education? Were they allowed to send them packing if they had no outstanding qualifications? We ALL know the answer to THAT question! Especially, the Indians!

When Botany Bay penal colony was being established in Australia, were the Aborigines asked if they had a problem with it? Were they presented with a set of credentials for all convicts that were left on their shores? Once again, we ALL know the answer to THAT question!

So, why is it that now, the governments of many of these countries that were taken over, illegally, get to declare who can immigrate when every single so-called citizen that is not indigenous to that region has no right to be there? I recently read a comment on my blog regarding how those who are indigenous to New Zealand have no voice in the government. That is wrong on so many levels, it is unreal. Outsiders came in, took over and the people who were there before they even got there, have no political representation. Seriously?

I just recently looked into moving to another country and what I found is appalling. I was looking into real estate in Ecuador and ‘whites’ are selling out Ecuadoreans to all and sundry. I was directed to a real estate agent, who was ‘white’ by the way, and who was selling condos, land and houses in Ecuador and who praised the huge expat community to no end. Not much was said about the ‘locals’. I was also encouraged to attend a $2,000.00 seminar that consisted of expats telling of their experiences of coming to Ecuador and finding it to be the place of their dreams and oh so cheap to live there! Expat communities made up of Americans, Canadians, Australians and the like have taken over Ecuador, Panama, Belize, Costa Rica and every damn where else. Country clubs are saturating those places as well as spas, tennis courts and upscale eating establishments; not to mention every other thing that these people left their countries to supposedly escape from, only to get right into building the very same, just in a new location. They speak of nothing else besides their new condos and ranch homes and their maid and how little the maid service costs and how cheap the cost of a gardener is as well. Ecuadoreans and other regions where natives are indigenous are left standing on the street while taxis rush to pick up those who make up the expat communities because they pay more. This is absolutely ridiculous!

Not only are whites denying poor, uneducated people, the ability to immigrate, they are also causing indigenous populations untold grief and as usual, there is no remorse shown, nor do they even bother to attempt to check their ‘white privilege’ at the border. These peoples lands are taken over and they are designated as second class citizens to some pompous expats who wouldn’t spit on them if they were on fire to help put it out. I swear to gawd, white folks just take the damn cake and eat it too and it had better be served by some indigenous person who should be glad to have a damn job; and in many instances, who will also have no political representation, but you will have a job, even low-skilled as you are.

The dim-witted and the poor? No country wants you! But if you happen to live in a nice, sunny spot near an ocean, even if you are low-skilled or un-skilled, some white expat will have a job for you; cleaning up after them, cooking their meals, serving them and landscaping their yards and not to mention, tending their golf courses. For the love of ……!!!!!

Suffering Around The World:The Plight Of The Indigenous Peoples

It pains me to have been reminded that not just people indigenous to America are ill-treated, but that other people around the world who are indigenous to their region are also being subjected to ill-treatment, contempt, outright ignoring of their plight, abject poverty, low unemployment and a host of other ills.

I read an article about the Aborigines of Australia and how the suicide rate among them is skyrocketing. This is mirroring the exact same thing that is going on here in America on Indian Reservations. In both instances, these people have the same issues in common; an unconcerned government, abject poverty, high substance abuse, suicide, hopelessness, despair, anger, frustration and they are the First Peoples of their land.

When the Europeans settled here, they supposedly paid the Indians for their land, however, many land treaties were ignored or broken and the land was simply stolen. The Indians were killed and several tribes were wiped off the face of ‘America’. The First Peoples were herded onto reservations, had their culture stripped from them, along with their land and were told to assimiliate or else. History has shown us that to the ‘victor go the spoils’ and that history is also written from the viewpoint of the conqueror, never the conquered. History is also ‘airbrushed’ as many do not want their misdeeds to be seen in the true light for what they were, enslavement, killing, stealing, raping, pillaging and much of this was done in the name of religion as was the case with the African slaves dragged from Africa to America and yes I know, Africans are not Indigenous to America, however, their treatment is also disgustingly abhorrent as was what happened to the Indians.

The Aborigines suffered the same fate as the Indians Indigenous to America. People showed up from different lands, many were convicts. A penal colony was formed at Botany Bay set up by Great Britain. The following includes more on that:

The first 736 convicts banished from England to Australia land in Botany Bay. Over the next 60 years, approximately 50,000 criminals were transported from Great Britain to the “land down under,” in one of the strangest episodes in criminal-justice history.

The accepted wisdom of the upper and ruling classes in 18th century England was that criminals were inherently defective. Thus, they could not be rehabilitated and simply required separation from the genetically pure and law-abiding citizens. Accordingly, lawbreakers had to be either killed or exiled, since prisons were too expensive. With the American victory in the Revolutionary War, transgressors could no longer be shipped off across the Atlantic, and the English looked for a colony in the other direction.

Although not confined behind bars, most convicts in Australia had an extremely tough life. The guards who volunteered for duty in Australia seemed to be driven by exceptional sadism. Even small violations of the rules could result in a punishment of 100 lashes by the cat o’nine tails. It was said that blood was usually drawn after five lashes and convicts ended up walking home in boots filled with their own blood–that is, if they were able to walk at all.

Convicts who attempted to escape were sent to tiny Norfolk Island, 600 miles east of Australia, where the conditions were even more inhumane. The only hope of escape from the horror of Norfolk Island was a “game” in which groups of three prisoners drew straws. The short straw was killed as painlessly as possible and a judge was then shipped in to put the other two on trial, one playing the role of killer, the other as witness.
source:
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-australian-penal-colony-established

As bad as the transported convicts had it, the Aborigines suffered even more.

Clashes with colonists

When Europeans first began to colonise Australia, towards the end of the 18th century AD, they found cultures and environments which, in hindsight, were of incalculable value.

Much of this ancient legacy has been destroyed forever in the subsequent two centuries.

Contact between new settlers, under imperial British rule, and Australia’s indigenous people, led to the decimation of many Aboriginal groups due to disease, dispossession and in tens of thousands of cases, outright murder.

As populations declined and were fragmented, many unique linguistic and cultural traditions as well as valuable knowledge about the land and its fauna and flora were lost forever.

Land Theft

Seizure of Australia by British Imperial forces was claimed to take place under British law.

Even at that time, the British legal system had developed some traditions of fair dealings with native populations inside colonies.

These constraints were not applied on the ground in Australia. Invasion and blatant land theft by settlers were justified under the astonishing legal fiction of “Terra Nullius” – the notion that Australia was effectively unoccupied before British colonisation.

The lack of indigenous systems of land ownership (in the European tradition of private land ownership) was used to give credence the idea of Terra Nullius. The basic idea was that it was impossible to rob Aboriginal people of land, as they’d previously never owned land.
source:www.didjshop.com/shop/AbCulturecart-About Australian Aboriginal Culture-the world’s longest continuous culture?

It would seem to be the case that Indigenous Peoples all around the world have been grossly abused, misused, killed and had their land stolen from underneath them and yet, centuries later, their plight is still the same.

And the Indians Indigenous to America?

The following is from “Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee” written by Dee Brown:

“On the morning of November 29, 1864, 600 Cheyenne and Arapahos camped on a bend of Sand Creek were awakened by the sound of charging hooves. Two thirds of these 600 were women and children as the government granted able bodied men to go east and hunt buffalo to feed their hungry families. Only 35 braves were in the camp. This made the ensuing charge all the more frightening for the women, children, elders, and remaining braves.

So great was the fear of the coming charge that men, women, and children ran from their lodges into the biting cold taking no time to fully dress. The partially dressed Indians began to gather under a huge American flag above Black Kettles lodge (Black Kettle was given the huge American flag and peace medals by Abraham Lincoln and Colonel A. B. Greenwood in Washington only a year earlier and was told that as long as the American flag was above them, no one would be harmed). The braves present surrounded the women and children gathered under the flag. At 8:00 am more than 700 cavalry men under the command of Colonel John M. Chivington and Major Scott J. Anthony, rode in and fired on the huddled Indians from two directions. After the initial charge the US soldiers dismounted and continued the indiscriminate killing of men, women, and children. During the killing unspeakable atrocities and mutilations were committed by the soldiers. Accounts from two white men, John S. Smith and Lieutenant James Connor, described the acts of dehumanization.”

According to John S. Smith, Colonel Chivington knew these Indians to be peaceful before the massacre. Smith witnessed, as did helpless Indian mothers and fathers, young children having their sex organs cut away. U.S. soldiers mutilated Native American women, cutting away their breasts and removing all other sex organs. After the Massacre, soldiers displayed the women’s severed body parts on their hats and stretched them over their saddle-bows while riding in the ranks. The sex organs of every male were removed in the most grotesque manner. One soldier boasted that he would make a tobacco pouch with the removed privates of White Antelope, a respected elder. Conner witnessed a soldier displaying the body parts of a woman on a stick. The fingers of Indians were cut off to get at the rings on them. Connor remembered a baby only a few months old who had been hidden in the feed box of a wagon for protection. When the soldiers discovered the baby some time later, the baby was thrown onto the frozen ground to die. In going over the site the next day, it was noted that every corpse was mutilated in some way, and scalped.
source:Native American Atrocities – http://www.lastoftheindependents.com/chivington.html

..and we have the gall to call ourselves, ‘human’.