Stream of Consciousness Saturday.

What are we doing? Stream of consciousness Saturday.

Concentrated emotions tend to erupt one way or the other when the proper channels of expressing and addressing these issues are not being explored and the end results are not always pretty.SoCS badge 2015

A lot of social issues that we are currently battling are the build-up of so much hurting and unresolved issues that society has been sweeping under its huge carpet that it keeps mounting until there’s hardly any more space to squeeze in more rubbish and with the aid of our new improved social mediums to stir the hornet’s nest,  ‘Kaboom’ the combustion is let loose and we are left bewildered, hurt and in pain.

We truly can’t continue the way we are going. Holding in oppressive feelings, ignoring and suppressing them, violence or hiding heads in the sand has never resolved any problems; channels of dialoguing should be opened up to deal with concentrated issues of the past and present.

I remember when I was reading stories about Auschwitz gas chamber, the concentration camps and watching escape from Sobibor, I couldn’t stop crying for days. It was a hard read!
I just couldn’t fathom that amount of deep-seated wickedness and concentrated effort to annihilate others just because they don’t fit into a certain category of someone’s description. People were profiled and marked out for destruction.

If we look into history, the depth of man’s inhumanity to fellow man in these concentration camps, on slave ships, plantations, and so on, is despicable and you would think that we learn, however, the sad news is that we simply haven’t learnt from history or maybe some choose to ignore history and write their own.

It seems that we haven’t learnt that racial profiling only builds hurt and harm. We forget so quickly and if things are not properly handled they will certainly spiral off the hook.

I’m very much attuned to what happens around me and the society at large, so in as much as I may not be in the vicinity of an incident, history has also shown that a war can be triggered in one place and its effects ricochets everywhere and for several weeks these disheartening news have pierced my skin and derailed my concentration on my writing.

I sincerely hope that people begin to think clearly and understand better and that we get a grip of these turmoils sooner than later.

I believe that the indomitable spirit of humanity to hunger for greater good and peace will prevail.


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29 thoughts on “What are we doing? Stream of consciousness Saturday.

  1. I love your Saturday posts, Jacqueline. Always so insightful. Our society has a long history of violence, hate and fear. It’s high time we started learning from those mistakes instead of repeating them. Thank you for sharing another amazing post. 🙂

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  3. Very well said Jackie and I so needed to hear this today! Hope and Love are the only two things to combat hate. I still believe the majority of people in this world are good people who respect the sanctity of human life. The media and the rapid transmission of negativity via social media would have us to believe otherwise. Hugs to you!! ❤

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  4. I do worry about the state of the world at the moment. Here in the UK, racist attacks have increased so much since the Brexit vote – it’s as if the hardcore anti-everything factions that have always existed here feel that the vote has given them a mandate to behave in their despicable ways, and that it is OK. It is NOT. What is happening here feels far too close to what happened pre-Nazi Germany.

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    1. It’s shameful, depressing and quite worrying. I have been following the news in UK and I must say that I find it rather shocking that in this age and time people will be expressing xenophobic tendencies. I am equally worried because if care is not applied, it could become horrible :/

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  5. “I believe that the indomitable spirit of humanity to hunger for greater good and peace will prevail” ;I believe this too, and I’m believing and hoping with you, Jacqueline.

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  6. I really like the way you put a positive spin on how we need to see the conflicts. We need to see them over and over until everyone CAN see. I don’t know how others don’t see, and I grow tired of waiting for their blindness to pass. I get angry and fearful, but your way of looking at it comes from a much more compassionate and loving place. I envy your grace.
    Beautiful post.


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  8. Hey Jacqueline,, Speechless. I too don’t understand any of history or now. We are one global family. We are brother and sister sharing this world. But we have fallen from grace, we are running on negativity, we have forgotten who we are .. we are depleted and therefore we hurt our own OUR OWN. My heart breaks with all this horribleness. This is not who we are.

    Lovely post – I love your streams of consciousness post, so deep and beautifully worded.


  9. Well said, my friend. As the problems become more complex, so too do the solutions, and I wonder how we will ever manage to untangle all those threads of inhumanity that seem to be slithering and reproducing daily. Sigh.

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      1. Yes, we can hope, but people … everybody … has to be willing to open their minds more and have helpful, honest conversation before solutions, or more likely compromises, can be found. Sigh. Hugs!


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