Written by John Swartz
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I feel like I need to say this it's been biting at me for months now and with Christmas coming soon I just wanted to say something. To you America. Really specifically you.
I've been noticing a lot of bashing of Muslims and Islamic faith recently on Facebook and other places but this really needs to stop. This behavior is unacceptable, and this is coming from one of the worst generations - ever. Period. What is wrong with you? You keep going on and on about "We need to fight terrorists.." "We need to defend against ISIS.." and yes these threats are very real, especially after the events in Paris. I know Warmongers like FOX news fuels your delusions and get you into the state your in plus your not well informed anymore. News, proper journalism, is often looked over. But just take a moment...
As of March 2015, approximately 210,000 civilians have died violent deaths as a result of the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan directly from War. 210,000 people. Let me put that into prospective - in 9/11 as result of the towers falling (not including people dying from consequences like cancer and so forth as it still grows) 2,753 from the Twin Towers alone. 2,753 people. Now I am not belittling what happened in New York being New York born we all had things happen to us but I want to make something clear.
You call them Terrorists and you deny them safety, you label them. When - we - Americans invaded their country, bombed their lands, took their oil and have refused to leave. How is that not any different? We as easily could be seen as terrorists and most likely do to them! By the stars look at Donald Trump, or the people in the South! 49% of people voted to agree with Donald's Trumps movement to deny Muslims entry! 49%! How can this be right?!
You keep saying America is "God's country" Or "One nation under God" but do you realize how wrong you are actually being?
The first Amendment states;
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion."
"As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion; as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion, or tranquility, of Mussulmen (Muslims).." - The Treaty of Tripoli, John Adams.
The origins of our country was people wanting to escape the corrupt faith of the Church of England at the time! People left to be able to have their own faith! (To read more: goo.gl/lE9Y01 ) How can we as anything less than these people escaping a country torn apart by a faith-based war deny them anything but hospitality and understanding? Do you think we are so superior? Do you think we are doing the God's will?
The Bible actually quotes:
"They are from the world; therefore they speak from the world, and the world listens to them. We are from God. Whoever knows God listens to us; whoever is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the Spirit of truth and the spirit of error. Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love." 1 John 4:5-8
You send all these messages of hate across social media or on the news, you shout and rave about those "Immigrants" coming to take our land! Is that not exactly what you have done? Or our Ancestors done? You fear a religion that is just as peaceful as our faith should be! Their faith is still built on a foundation similar to ours and Judaism but like our faith has extremists - how can you label these people the same as others? Do you not hear how that makes you sound? Do you not think how this can - and is - portrayed around the world? Let me give you a clue - he had a small mustache and killed 6 Million Jews.
I love you America - your my home. My blood is filled with your desires, your heart and your song. My feet have been crafted by generations of people that have worked, fought for what they believed in - a chance, a dream. The American Dream. How can we deny people the dream of safety? How can we deny or abuse those that just want a place to feel safe enough to sleep?
Learn from History - all mighty Empires fall and all those little people you reject might not be there to help piece yourself together. Your a Bully America - stop it. Just stop and think about this logically, with historical evidence. How can we be doing this?
"And (be good) to the neighbor who is your relative and to the neighbor who is not a relative...."(Qur'an; 4:36)
How is no different to what you were taught in church? Love thy Neighbor. Peace. Hospitality. Is this just not common decency?
Love thy Neighbor. That's my Christmas gift - Love thy Neighbor.
"Oh Most Merciful One, send prayers, peace and blessing on traveling light in the cosmos". An Arabic prayer.
Well, I expect since I'm nearly 24 years old I should change my bio to portray a little bit more about myself as I have most certainly changed since I joined this site. Firstly, Welcome! Thank you for viewing my page and reading this! I am glad that you've taken time out of your day to have a look around here.
I'm fairly open so what you need to know about me:
I'm engaged to my lovely fiancee Kara-Jayne Thorn for nearly 10 years, engaged for only 3 years nearly. I am in full time employment in a board game shop and I love my job as it really lets me just be me - geek.
I'm mostly a poet, I tend to lean more towards concrete poetry but I am desperately trying to become a slam poet but since I've never been to an event I haven't gotten the chance to do anything else.
I currently have every little inspiration for my work but I get the feeling that it might change soon! I miss writing.
So yeah, that's me. Nothing amazing just a hard working young adult with a loving and caring lover. If you want to request work let me know, or if you like to feature my work feel free just let me know! Otherwise - enjoy!