History repeats itself

Since the invention of democracy we have been at war with autocracy.

This is nothing new. What is new is the fact that so many within our own ranks, are the enemy

We used to hold that flag up and be United under it. The Star Spangled Banner means something different for everyone. And it used to mean the same.

We can’t even agree as of late if the Holocaust really happened. Seriously. You think I’m kidding? January 6th was either a national holiday, or an insurrection. But Hillary’s emails.

Now Russia is bit by bit claiming parts of Ukraine as its own. Latvia will be next. Didn’t we go to the Vietnam War for the same reason? We can’t let the dominoes fall. And they are falling. One by one.

I am at a loss for the state of us doing nothing. It is just one country fighting with another country, cry people. No. It isn’t. democracy fighting with autocracy. And autocracy is winning.

We are not The Shining Beacon we used to be. Even if we were, I don’t know who we shine for anymore. History repeats itself. Autocracy versus democracies is as old as the beginning of democracy! But for some reason, it just seems a little scarier.

I miss the 1980s. The fall of the Berlin Wall, wasn’t that awesome. We thought we were winning in the Battle of autocracy versus democracy. But history repeats. I feel like I’ve lived through this before.

I myself being a fan of democracy, I cannot just look the other way and say, oh it’s just another country way over there. Because that country way over there could be this country way over here. And I hope that never happens. But if it does, I am willing to die for democracy. I think we all need to think about that. Because democracy is not winning right now.

It is 2022. It is not the 1980s anymore. But history repeats itself. We will be back to those days once again. And we have gotten so much better. I am proud. B l m. LBGTQ Plus. We have come a long way. But not far enough.

I will not be around long enough to see 2100. And I know the globe will look a lot different. The question is, will it have democracies in it? Will it be a giant autocracy or two?

I hope for my great great great grandchildren we are still a democracy. And I hope for yours that there are people still willing to die for democracy. As history repeats itself, I don’t know which way it will repeat. Will democracy win? Or autocracy? It might be up to you

8 months post stem cell treatment for multiple sclerosis.

As you all know, I am a terrible blogger. My site is used for poetry and for literature I write. But once in a while ,there are times when all I can do is just speak so I should just write a blog. I just wanted to give you all a little check up on my stem cells. I have not seen too much success yet. I do have more strength. I can stand up now straight. But I cannot walk with a cane yet, because my balance is so bad. Your balance is inside your inner ear and unfortunately ,stem cells cannot correct that. I just have to wait for new neural Pathways to be created by my body. Which will happen, I just do not know when. As far as temperature goes, I have adapted to extreme heat and extreme cold ,do not affect me anymore! Also my bowls, and my bladder almost always work on their own. I am hosting a new life party for myself. Once in awhile it’s okay to be narcissistic. And it’s okay to celebrate life even when it’s not quite as good as you want it to be. So if any of you will be in the Binghamton area please look up the event Beautiful Dreamer and Facebook it is a public event and I’d love to see any of my followers or fellow poets there. Unfortunately most of you live in other countries so I don’t think it’ll happen but I am offering the invitation. I’m also still always sick as I grow more antibodies for my new immune system. Once I have enough antibodies my multiple sclerosis symptoms will go away much quicker. So the good news is stem cells are working. The bad news is I have to be patient. I dislike that virtue very much. I want what I want and I want it now! But I just sat around for 6 years and done nothing so I think I can wait a few more for stencils to have its full effect. The good news is it is working. It’s taking its sweet time but it is working. That is all that really matters. No matter who you are or where you are if you are reading this remember to celebrate your life. No matter what path life has taken you down celebrate it anyways. Because you could be a rock. You could be a tadpole. But you belong to the human race. And it is a race I am not going to lose it.

Peace and love Laurelin