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Dear Reader

Posted: January 14, 2013 in Inspiration, Politics, Uncategorized

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Dear Reader,

First off I just want to personally thank you for taking time out of your day to read my blogs/articles whenever I would post them, and also forgive me for not posting more frequently like I should be, but I will do my best to write one each month and start to gradually write more often. Please just continue to work with me. The reason why I don’t write so often is because sometimes I don’t know what to write about. All I know is I want to write something for everyone to read. I want my articles to be 100 percent ready before I post them. But before I continue to write any more I thought it was time I introduce my self. Let me start off by saying my name is Wayne I am undecided major between philosophy or communications with a journalism option, but I am leaning more on philosophy because of two great philosophers named Dr. Cornel West and, Socrates.  I currently attend CCSF (City College of San Francisco). My objective for this blog site is to use it as footsteps in becoming an author of many books on various topics like philosophy, religion, sports, politics, and many other subjects that people may be interested in. I started to write blogs/articles in my freshmen year in college I wrote an essay that turned into an article and my boss at the time told me that I should look into journalism which encouraged me to write blogs/articles. Also in this article, I just want to say that no matter what you want to do in life, don’t let any one stop you. I know that is some what random but I feel today in time no one helps anyone any more, it’s a dog eat dog world out here, every man for themselves, but I challenge people to try be helpful to those to around you, because you might never know when you will need someone to help you.  Sorry for that random though, but I just felt right to say it. As of right now I’m doing some research on the 13th Amendment in the United States Constitution, and why did Abraham Lincoln free the slaves, and why do call Hindu’s devil worshippers? And another topics that comes to mind. Once I get enough information on one of them I will post it up. Thank you so much for everything. Without you guys this blog site could not exist, if you have any ideas or a topic you would like to write about please either post on the Facebook page here is the link (http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Wayne-Saindon-Project/137385982952806) or just email me at wpsaindon@gmail.com. Please email any topics you would like for me to write about again, I will do my best to check it daily, thank you so much for everything and for you support.

Sincerely,

Wayne P. Saindon.

                                  

            ImageIn the past national election campaign for presidency, race played a huge factor in the elections. Considering that up until 2008 we never had an African American president, we ended up declaring Barack Obama as our first African American president. This was a memorable event that occurred in American history that everyone will remember. However, race has played a huge part in the elections as both negative and positive to his image, which Senator Barack Obama addressed it in his campaign speech.

For example, Senator Obama stated “I chose to run for the presidency at this moment in history because I believe deeply we cannot solve the challenges of our time unless we solve them together-unless we perfect our union by understanding that we may have different, but we hold common hopes…”  Senator Barack Obama decided to run for president because he wanted his fellow brothers and sisters to be helped in every situation possible. He had hope for the nation and wanted to show how much African Americans have come along since the time we were here for slavery.

 However, running for presidency also took its toll when it comes from other races and also from the fellow brothers and sister. An example of this was that “At various stages in the campaign, some commentators have deemed me either “too black” or “not black enough” People of other nationalities labeled Senator Obama as “too black,” which could have the meaning that he was not going to take the job as president seriously to help the people of America. Yet, all he wanted to do was to restore equality between everyone. Because of this he ended up being labeled as “not black enough” by the fellow African American people. This could be taken as if he had forgotten where he came from and what his roots are of being part of a nationality that was once enslaved.

Even though he was running for presidency, this did not mean he forgot who he really was.  Senator Obama stated, “I’ve gone to the best schools in America and lived in one of the worlds poorest nations. I am married to a black American who carries within her the blood of slaves and slave-owners-an inheritance we pass on to our tow precious daughters” Even though Senator Barack Obama went to the best schools and obtained better education, he did not forget where he came from and what his ancestral history was. He did not forget that African Americans have been through so much that to this day, there is still racism between people of all color. This is the reason why he ran for presidency, to make a change and to make a better future.

Race is a factor in the election because it will become a huge change in American history. “We can pounce on some gaffe by a Hillary supporter as evidence that she’s playing the race card, or we can speculate on whether white men will all flock on John McCain in the general election regardless of his policies. We can do that. But if we do, I can tell you that in the next election, we’ll be talking about some other distraction. And then another one. Another then another one. And nothing will change”. As we can see, race is something that should not be an issue when it comes to presidency. There are many people that I know who vote for Obama because he was African American. But the fact that he is African American should not be the only reason to vote for him. Instead the main thing we, as the people, should be looking at is if the person we elect as president can actually commit and do the things they promised. Presidency should not be a popularity contest or a race on who is the better nationality, it should be about electing someone who will get the job done and run our nation the best they can.

Kony 2012

Posted: March 9, 2012 in Inspiration, Politics
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KONY 2012 is a film and campaign by Invisible Children that aims to make Joseph Kony famous, not to celebrate him, but to raise support for his arrest and set a precedent for international justice.

HOW TO HELP:
Visit: http://kony2012.com
Donate to Invisible Children: https://stayclassy.org/checkout/set-donation?eid=14711
For info on Invisible Children: http://invisiblechildren.com

For official MEDIA and artist REPRESENTATION ONLY: Christina Cattarini cattarini@sunshinesachs.com

Thank you my dear Brothers and Sisters PLEASE repost this video, go to the website buy the t-shirts ,and bracelets. Please upload the posters to your Facebook, Twitters, and etc. Let’s make Uganda a better and safer place for the children, because they are the Future of this world. Thank you so much
Sincerely, Wayne P. Saindon

Seminar with Dr. West

Posted: November 22, 2011 in Politics

Listening to Dr. Cornel West was breath taking. Before I even heard him speak, I heard nothing but positive things about him. For example “Dr. West is so profound with his words, he will take you on a journey.” Or, how he is the Martin Luther King Jr. of my generation. November 17, 2011, the professors of the Cal State East Bay campus were on strike and Dr. West, who is so for the people and giving back to the community, comes earlier than when he was expected to deliver his lecture. And to see this display was mind-blowing. A professor himself would help out other professor’s right before he comes out to bless our minds with some great wisdom. At first, I thought it was going to be a rumor that he was going to be at the protest, but seeing him there made me happy. Seeing him there with my own eyes amazed me to see how much he truly cares for everyone to be treated with the same kind of love, as we deserve.
Dr. West’s lecture was so motivational; it really did take me on a journey which I only thought could happen in a dream. I was so glad I was able to make it to this seminar because it blessed my life to another level. To the ones who were not there or were not able to make missed out on a wonderful lesson on loving everyone. The message was on loving everyone and how we need to learn to die, but not literally. He meant letting something go so we can grow. He also elaborated on love, how we lack in it, and how we could love each other and every one of us could be in a better world. In the words of Dr. West “it’s easy to hate some but hard to love someone who done you wrong.” The example he used to explain this reasoning was of Emmett Till’s mother, Mrs. Mobley Till. She stood over her son’s casket and said, “All I want is justice, not revenge.” Dr. West continued on to say how profound she is by saying this when she could have easily said, “I want them dead for what they did.” Yet she didn’t say that and Dr. West said, “I love that…that’s what the people need to have in our hearts.” Dr. West. He goes on talking about this topic, but overall, listening to Dr. West speak about it truly blessed my life.
During the rally I asked Dr. West if I could ask him a question and he replied back “Of course my brother, you can ask me anything, we will talk after the dance performance…” Man, that is a man of his word. He was trapped with people trying to take pictures with him and yet he stopped them for a while to take out time to answer my question. My question was “Do you feel the professors used the occupy movement as an excuse for them to go on strike?” Dr. West replied back with, “It’s a possibility that they could have but the most important part is us coming as one big unity where we can not be stopped. Now that’s what really matters the most.” To me this means that no matter what the cause is, we should come together as one big group and not just a bunch of people who are protesting to either be cool or just for play, when people before our time put their lives on the line to give us the rights we have today.
For example, what if Martin Luther King Jr. did never have a dream? What if Rosa Parks got up from her seat in the front of the bus? What if Malcolm Little never became Malcolm X? What if Huey Newton never feed the people and gave the kids free breakfast? What if…? And the most important part is for us to come together no matter what race or faith. Black, White, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Asian, Muslim, Christian, Jewish, Hindu, or Atheist, we are all equal and are more powerful when we come together with the love in our hearts.
In his lecture he answered my question even deeper when he said, “The more unified we are the more dangerous we are. And the knowledge we have the further we can grow and go in life.”
Dr. West is a very wise man with his words and he is all about one thing. Which his lecture was all about, treat everyone with love. Its not about race, money, belief, power, or greed, but its all about love, something in todays society lacks in everything we do. It used to be where everyone had each others back, and today its every man or woman for themselves, which doesn’t make sense.
Stop being selfish and help your brother and sister in the time of need. That’s what Dr. West, Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Malcolm X, Huey Newton, and etc. wanted and that’s why they did what they did. Because just like our parents, they made a way for us and not let their dreams go to waste, and don’t let yours go to waste either. So don’t give up the good fight of faith up, because we are almost at finish line. Just keep the dream alive and it shall come to pass.

Is the death penalty really helping out with the crime rate, or is it just way to kill people for a crime that they where committed of doing? The death penalty is a capital punishment that countries use as a punishment through the judicial system. Some believe that the death penalty is just another way to kill some but the good way. But really, is the death penalty a right way to treat some one or to sentence a person who either killed some one. Death penalty is a hypocritical way for the government to kill a person, for a severe capital punishment, but instead of this they should just be put in jail for the rest of their life.
The history of the death penalty been around since the eighteen B.C. there is a lot of ways people execute criminals some would be-headed electric chair, or lethal injection. In some states of the United States of America they take the death penalty very serious. For example the state of Texas, when you committed of a crime like first degree murder they get sentenced to death row, or the death penalty, and you do not stay on death row for longer than a month or so. They fill you should be pay for you did, and that all good but should they just get in life in jail instead of death row. Death Penalty is just an extreme way of punishment that the government uses.
No man or woman desires to be killed by anyone; it’s just not right in any way of thought. It is understandable to say that this man killed a incent family for no reason, so we just kill him for killing a family. How is that stopping crime in the world, its not you’re doing the same thing that the criminal did. Also while they are in jail talk to them and ask them why did they commit this horrible crime for? What was their motto or being for this horrible crime? The worst way to punish some one is to throw that person in jail and sentence him or her to life jail with no parole or possibility of getting out.
Some would say that the death penalty is a great way to punish some one; they believe it is like karma. What goes around comes around, which could be true but to take some ones life for a crime is just another crime that has been committed. What gives the government the right to kill a man or woman for killing a person for what ever reason? Now I am not saying it’s not wrong for anyone to kill but its bad enough when a person does a murder crime. Murder it self is a very horrible crime and for the government to think it is cool for to kill all the people that killed some one is just plan wrong.
Who are we to judge and to say when a person should should stay alive or die, we are not God, that is his choice when we are to die or not. A lot people believe that state and reglion should apart form each other, but the government should pick our reglion which is true but why should they say this person should die because of the crime they did or committed. We should take away the death penalty and should put them in jail for life and let sit their and think about what they did wrong.

When you here these words, Islam, Muslim and Qur’an, what is the first thing that pops up to mind? Do you think of Terrorist, Al Qaeda, and 9/11? Ever since September 11th 2001, the majority of Muslims have been seen as terrorists for what reason? Nine years later we remember what happen on this day nine years ago. Back in Early July, Pastor Terry Jones said that 9/11 is National Burn the Koran day. To me, as Christian, I am more than highly offended, because the word Christian is more than a religion. It basically means Christ-like, and also Muslim is an Arabic term for “Surrender to God”; Islam is another Arabic term for “Peace,” and the Qur’an is their version of the Holy Bible.

So who gives Christians the right to burn the Qur’an? What point will we prove if we burn the Qur’an, other than that Christians aren’t true to what the Bible says? And also that it is okay for Muslims to burn the Holy Bible because we did it to them. In the Bible 1st John Chapter 4 verse 20-21 states, “If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen? And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.”

If God wants us to love one and another, how can Christian show not just Muslims but everyone else the love of God if we burn the Qur’an? We cannot do this. Because by us burning the Qur’an, it states that we do not care for what you believe in and that is not a part of God. When I heard that Pastor Terry Jones said, “Lets make 9/11 National Burn the Koran day,” I was so hurt because a true Man of God would not want to do such a harmful and ignorant act. For example, I am a Deacon of a church and even as a Deacon I still have good friends that are Muslims, and I treat them the same as my brothers and sisters in Christ. Well to be fully honest, we are all brothers and sisters in the eyes of God because he is the one who created us all. Whether you call him Allah, God, Holy One, the Man up stairs, Abba and the other thousands of name God has, we still have to RESPECT one another’s beliefs, religion and Godly views in life.

So Pastor Terry Jones, as a Man of God who’s been called to preach the Gospel (good news), please, I repeat, respect Muslims and the way that they worship God (Allah).