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PostSubject: My thoughts................   Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:46 pm

I had one hour to write something out for 2 classes about any issue that I felt something needed to be said about, here is what I wrote for my assignment.

Jakob M
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English I

“United we stand, divided we fall”

This phrase goes all the way back to Aesop and his fables and an example of it’s meaning is in this fable here,

The Four Oxen and the Lion

The fable reads as follows:

"A lion used to prowl about a field in which four oxen used to dwell. Many a time he tried to attack them; but whenever he came near they turned their tails to warn another, so that whichever way he approached them he was met by the horns of one of them. At last, however, they fell a-quarrelling [sic] among themselves, and each went off to pasture alone in the separate corner of the field. Then the Lion attacked them one by one and soon made an end of all four."

When I see our nation with the latest violence where we are race vs race, and we have white supremacists creating protests and hate, it makes me want to gag. We are “One Nation Under God”. One Nation composed of white, black, Hispanic, and many more.

We have threats of a nuclear war with North Korea, problems in the Middle East, terrorism, and a President who is a loose cannon, where none of us know what he will say or do.

Isn’t this a time where we need to stand together, instead of pulling away in different directions?
President Trump’s campaign slogan was “let’s make America great again”.  For the last 14 years I thought America was great already.

Let’s not be like the oxen who fell off the cliff because they separated and were divided, let’s discourage racism. We may not be the President, but we have the power to stop it, by social media, by petitions to our elected officials, by not letting it happen and if we see it happen, be a voice and discourage it.

Yesterday this happened in Illinois which I was happy to see.

 "Illinois Representatives Condemn White Nationalists" - Lawmakers support anti-hate resolution condemning white supremacists and KKK.


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PostSubject: Re: My thoughts................   Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:03 pm

Very well written Jakob. You express yourself very well.
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PostSubject: Re: My thoughts................   Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:07 pm

Great job, I think most of America would agree with you on this.
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PostSubject: Re: My thoughts................   Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:11 pm

You got your point across very well, and to do that you did not have to riot, or tip over monuments.
You'll go far in life Jakob, keep that attitude that you have now.
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PostSubject: Re: My thoughts................   Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:16 pm

Those people that are tipping over monuments, how would they like it if I tipped over one of Martin Luther King? Good post Jakob, but it's not white people that cause riots or problems, a lot of black people do it too. PEACE for all races!!!

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PostSubject: Re: My thoughts................   Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:26 pm

All I can say other than Jakob did a very good job, is that God must be very disappointed in all of us as a nation right now.
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PostSubject: Re: My thoughts................   Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:50 pm

You did a very nice job speaking up and saying things that the rest of us feel.
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PostSubject: Re: My thoughts................   Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:48 pm

Great post as always Jakob  Cool
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