Say, his name, and what does it conjure up for you?
I Can’t breathe
And, how does that make you feel?
It is unfathomable that any one of us, or anyone that we know, would ever have to utter these words.
It is truly chilling and my blood is boiling. My tears are constantly flowing, and my heart is broken.
25th of May 2020
Not a day has gone by since without me crying.
Without me thinking of him and I cry again and again, and it makes me weak, angry and so so hurt.
Of course this is not the first time I have felt like this. I have felt like this my whole life. And I have spoken out and done a lot over the years in this constant fight against racism and discrimination.
But today, as the world unites, we are FINALLY coming together.
The systematic killing of Black men, women and children in America and the rest of the world MUST END NOW.
This Police brutality and then the fact that for decades they are not held accountable is an injustice. That any person in their right mind cannot but begin to agree, is an injustice. Not only to the person of colour but to the white race that is not standing up to this.
And, there we have the riots currently going on and all colours, races and religions are standing up against this.
Here, I sit in the UK. When I should actually be in California right now, but because of Covid 19 I was evacuated out of New York in March. But, I tell you what… If I was in the USA right now, I would be there on the streets with everyone.
Not looting of course, but peacefully protesting.
I would not be scared and I would not just have sat in my hotel room just watching it all unfold on the propaganda news. Because I am not and have never been afraid to speak out for what is wrong. And I refuse to sit here now and do absolutely nothing about it.
Doing everything I have in my power to spread the message, use my platform and voice. Connect with people, and that is exactly what I have been doing all week.
This is the time for the white people who truly care about these issues to do the work.
Don’t just sit and watch the news and flick through Instagram and say “oh how awful for that poor black man, it’s so sad”…
…and just sit there and do nothing.
Talk amongst your friends, sign petitions, volunteer, educate yourself on the history of racism. I mean really educate yourself. There are so many resources out there. Protest, call your black friends.
Do not just sit there in your privilege. Yes, it feels uncomfortable and foreign to you but how does it feel for the Black marginalised people in history?
For all the white people out there please educate yourself on the Anti-racism activist Jane Elliott.
America, is built on the blood of hatred. Australia, read your history. Know what land you walk on.
They, put a system in place to keep the Black man down. They take the diamonds the resources, the gold. And then in 2020. With mobile phones around to document everything. They murder him and her in cold blood in the middle of the day. For the whole world to see.
The only documentation they had back then was the fact they liked to stand around and take a photo of the black man, with a rope around his neck before they hung him. Just so they had a trophy. Go, go on and read about it, see the photos for yourself.
But do not just sit there and do nothing.
There are petitions currently and phone numbers to call. It is all over the internet. Just search it.
Instead of just sitting there and feeding the pockets of the parasite from Amazon and ordering the next thing, take some actual time for this research into the history of racism.
Call To Action
You truly are complicit if you just sit there and do nothing. Really! You are!
As are those who sit in sacred seclusion.
Every life that is sacred and this also goes for all sentient beings.
Where, I ask, is the sacred seclusion for the people around the world who walk out with the fear of perhaps never seeing the end of the day just because
OF THE COLOUR OF THEIR SKIN
from fear of attack or death.
I dedicate this to George Floyd and every single person recently and in the whole of history who has been slaughtered by the White man, just because of the colour of their skin.
I dedicate this to all my Indigenous brothers and sisters around the world. Who have been murdered for their land.
My Aboriginal brothers and sisters
My Native Americans
My South Americans
And still it goes on today.
Not only do they murder the people but they murder the land, and all the other sentient beings.
Point in case, the intentional burning of the lungs of the planet. The Amazon rainforest.
So, I cannot go into the whole race and race debate now. This is a lifetime’s work. And still I will keep on fighting until my last breath.
Because I have breath in my body today, as you do.
But George Floyd does not. Because that was taken away from him on Monday the 25th of May 2020.
Just because of the colour of his skin.
What BREATH are you breathing today?
Make sure it is good and worth it.
I have been doing Lacy Philips’ work for the past year now, so this post below is a truly trusted source. I have just donated.
Please donate what you can
It is not just about money but it still is. We have the resources, the voice, the platforms. Many people do not. This is also about donating your time to educate yourself. Talk with others, spread the word of love and unity and non divisiveness.
Let us use our Collective Voice together. George and the billions of my ancestors, my brothers and sisters, who have been murdered no longer have a voice. That has been stolen from them because of the colour of their skin, and the theft and decimation of their land and resources.
This by a White Man who is full of hatred and greed. This is how it started.. They had dreams and aspirations. You and I have dreams and aspirations which we can still fulfil. Because we are still here and breathing.
Below is one of the most sickening things I have EVER READ IN MY LIFE.
Read it and let me know how that makes you feel?
My blood is boiling, my body is shaking and my tears are flowing.
Now, please tell me what you are going to do about this. Now you have read everything, now you cannot unsee the horrors you are witnessing, and now you have heard everything.
You knew before, and if you did not, then now is the time to act quickly.
You cannot, you should not and you will not go back to your lives and think
Oh that just happens to them, what has it got to do with me?
It has everything to do with you.
We are all connected. Every single person on this planet. We, are all spiritual beings, having a human experience. And if you have not worked it out during this time of Corona Virus isolation. I urge you to dig deep into the depths of your soul and walk your true and connected path.
As always love saskia x