Is it me? I don’t think so. I don’t have to wonder if my child’s life matters. I know the importance of my son’s life and the wicked hell and bullying children’s lives are put through when they appear different.
All children are important regardless if they have a neurological disorder, learning disability, behavioral disorder, or just the children in the mainstream. NO CHILD SHOULD BE LEFT BEHIND nor should ONE CHILD’S LIFE BE CONSIDERED MORE OR LESS THAN THE OTHER. Concerned parents whose children have behaviors that may seem strange, nerdy, or disabled understand what will happen to their children. I want YOU to understand.
What will happen if someone else doesn’t understand their body language, the lack of eye contact, or if the child doesn’t understand that he is violating a person’s space? I can look in my own back yard and see the danger right at my doorstep. I don’t want to wait until a death occurs within the community and realize this could be my son. As a mother I do not wish to bury my son before me. NO PARENT DOES! How many more lives will it take?
Our children are dying and regardless of the RACE or being DISABLED it is an INJUSTICE. I never thought the day would come when I would see so many young adults lying in state at a funeral home. To see a mother stretch across her child’s coffin screaming, GOD Why? You could have taken me first. I never thought the day would come when I would hear a child say, “I’m PAID IN FULL.” I got my funeral arrangement taken care of and my mother doesn’t have to worry. We don’t live past the age of 25 in the city. DEAR LORD! What happened to our children’s spirits for them to take on this mentality? When did we start DIVIDING people’s lives up and measuring the significance of one life or one race over another? It is TIME TO HOLD THE FORT DOWN.
On March 22, 2011 I posted GOT NO TIME TO BE DISABLED. Yes, this was an eye opener for me. TREVON, not TRAYON MARTIN, made it clear to me that he didn’t have TIME to be disabled because it would make him an easy target in his community. Everybody was viewed disabled in his community and you didn’t have to do any wrong to get killed. It was open season on Blacks. I was also informed by TREVON that being or looking disabled was a protective coating also. It would keep certain people afraid and out of your hood.
Your community had earned a certain IMAGE. BLACK on BLACK CRIME would be swept under the rug. WOW! If you lived in a nicer neighborhood and you were killed it was and INJUSTICE. WOW! Who would care about someone getting killed in the inner city or ghetto? Trevon said it was an everyday occurrence. If you are black you were under attack. He said there are special rules and gun laws to kill us all. WOW! This was only a year ago.
Trevon reminded me on several occasions to get the spelling of his name right. He said he had been to three or four funerals within 2 weeks TIME. One of his friends had gotten either wounded or killed and the spelling of his name was TRAYVON. We talked about it extensively but I dismiss it as him being superstitious. On April 25, 2011, a young man name TREVONNE WINN went to visit his family in EAST FLATBUSH BROOKLYN, NEW YORK. This young man was killed and his murder was caught on tape. The article was written by Grant Greenberg and the headline read, MISTAKEN IDENTITY KILLING CAUGHT ON SURVEILLANCE VIDEO. TREVONNE WINN was from SOUTH CAROLINA. To see his mother and twin sister speaking to the media was heart wrenching.
When I heard about the shooting I called TREVON’s cell phone but I could not reach him. I went back to talk to his family but everyone was so tight-lipped. I remember TREVON wouldn’t give me his last name. He said the less I knew about him the better. I remember him telling me no matter how crazy the people appear to be, “AIN’T NO SNITCHES UP IN THE HOUSE.” His wicked smile would appear and in my heart I felt he was going to be alright. I haven’t heard from him since but I light a candle and pray may GOD watch over him.
On May 10, 2011, I posted a brief story stating it didn’t matter if you were diagnosed with NLD SYNDROME. I was going for RECOGNITION OF LIFE. Too many of our children were dying. I had tunnel vision and color blindness when it came to NLD SYNDROME. It was TIME to step outside of the box. I had to realize it was just not our children with neurological disorder at great risk but anyone can be taken advantage of. All children/adults lives are at stake. THERE IS NO PERSON IMMUNE FROM DANGER! THERE IS NO PERSON EXEMPT FROM DEATH!
This is when I recognized I no longer cared for the validation of the AMERICAN PSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATION (APA). They were bad at their job and had not taken responsibility for putting NLD SYNDROME on the DSM5 after 41 years. DR. REIGER and his task force team could burn in RICK SANTORUM’S HELL and could DINE IN HELL’S KITCHEN. I can say that I did not walk away empty-handed. The AMERICAN PSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATION (APA) taught me to never ENDORSE anyone who could not do the job. The AMERICAN PSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATION has been compared to the REPUBLICAN PARTY. They are bad at their jobs, they do not care about lives, and it is all about funding. The CONTENDERS/PRETENDERS needed psychological testing with the exception of PRESIDENT OBAMA.
The contrast between the APA, the REPUBLICAN PARTY, and the PRETENDERS/CONTENDERS there are none. They are all as crazy as a “road lizard.” The PSYCHIATRIC community has never spoken out or came forward to address the madness of the debates nor the decision-making process of any candidate. Mr. ETCH A SKETCH himself should have been erased from the debates a long TIME ago. The REPUBLICANS have gotten the opportunity to display their madness, ignorance, and incompetence. I’m going to spread the joy around. We have DEMOCRATS that are out there too. Let’s not forget MR. FREEZE of LOUISIANA, WILLIAM JEFFERSON, who put 90,000 dollars in the freezer.
I guess he wanted some cold hard cash. SANDFORD BISHOP who just loved using his position to benefit his family. Not to single the BLUE DOG RUFF RUFF out, this is a great past TIME on CAPITOL HILL. GREGORY MEEKS, we will try not to have a HURRICANE around you. OOPS! There goes the funding. It is all about equal opportunity. It is hard to believe these people are elected officials of our country.
On July 12, 2011, IN THE DEFENSE FOR THE DEFENSE…NLD__A YOUTUBE MOMENT was posted. Another famous case, which was in FLORIDA, went into a BARBARIC MODE. INJUSTICE SPOKE IN VOLUMES and children started turning up missing by their parents. People were making jokes saying if you want to get rid of your kids take them to Florida. You will get off the hook. CHRIST! BABY LISA turned up missing in the state of Missouri. The jokes got even worse. ANGRY GRANPA had a reaction to the FLORIDA CASE that was out of this world. He took PRIME TIME HATRED to a new level. The ANGRY GRAMPA’S behavior was a revelation to DR. DREW.
On October 8, 2011, AN NLD MOTHER’S PRAYER was posted. My son decided to take his usual walk. He stopped in a small shop to make a purchase. The shop did not have what he wanted. He left and started walking home when the police pulled him over. He remembered all the talks we had and was playing the information over in his head. The officer asked him had he been to the shop. He replied in a respectful manner. My son wanted to know what he had done wrong. The officer asked if he had shouted at the girl behind the counter. He was surprised. His voice tone was the same. The officer wanted to know if he always talked loud. The rest is history. When he arrived home I was told of his experience. I was asked if there was any PRIVILEGES IN BEING BLACK. WOW! Will it always be this way? He dropped his head and said, “I HELD THE FORT DOWN and LIVED ANOTHER DAY.”
To the MILLION HOODIE MARCH: I could be that parent and that could be my son. I will continue to PRAY while YOU PRESS ON. Go forth in PEACE and remain and STAND STRONG. From this day forward, “HOLD THE FORT DOWN.”
DEDICATED to TRAYVON MARTIN and FAMILY. NLD MOM/cancer survivor