1. think-progress:

theheritagefoundation:

Good one

Hey Heritage, we fixed that for you. 

    think-progress:

    theheritagefoundation:

    Good one

    Hey Heritage, we fixed that for you. 

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  2. THERE IS NOT A CIVIL WAR IN DR CONGO…..

               I was doing my usual morning readings when i stumbled upon an article written by a well renowned political blog online where the title stated: ” we would like the U.S presidential candidates to also talk about the global malnutrition, the farming crisis, the CIVIL WAR IN THE DR CONGO….and so on” . Of course the article caught my attention immediately, so I gazed thru it and my first reaction was a rush of unsettling emotions…that feeling  knowing that what one read is unbearably incorrect… Yes, that feeling.  I am sick and tired hearing from the media that there is civil war in the DR Congo because there is NOT a civil war in DR Congo, it is a war of invasion. There is a big difference between civil war and war of invasion. According to the farlex dictionary, a civil war is a war between factions or regions of the same country. Let me resist to sound extreme but when the western media talks about civil war in African countries it’s usually referred as a war between ethnicity meaning that dissimilar tribes  are fighting or killing each other within the same nation. On another hand, the war of invasion also called war of conquest defined as one country invades another country usually for territorial gain. war of invasion  is also defined as a nation provides support to  armed bands formed in its territory which have invaded the territory of another state.

    The article i read,  I am going to assume, had a good intention; it wanted the U.S presidential candidates to address the war that is going on in the DR Congo but i would emphasize once again  the person who wrote that blog was deeply misinformed about the Congo’s war. DR Congo was invaded by the neighboring countries for control of the immense mineral resources. Sadly, this war has taken million of innocent lives and still counting in the eastern territory. Me, as a Congolese woman, no longer expect the international community and the western media to fix or end this war but the least they can do for humanity sake is to call this war what it really is, A WAR OF INVASION in purpose of mineral control.

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  3. Poverty Porn - any type of media which exploits the poor’s condition in order to generate sympathy for selling newspapers or increasing charitable donations or support for a given cause.
    – The Africa they never show you

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  4. the whisper in my head was” childhood is precious”

      While i was strolling down my dashboard to enjoy some of the stylish pages, i stumbled on this exquisite picture above. Just looking at those precious faces made me smile and my faith felt revived. The first thing that came up in my mind was:” wow…look how beautiful and innocent these kids are.” And second thought was:” i wonder what they are whispering to each other”. To put it in prospective, this picture reminded me of my childhood, the carelessness, the innocence, the laughter, the fears, trust, vulnerability and naivety that came with it. i  miss those moments where i could just be “myself and free” , those moments where i dreamed big and i truly believed in the powerful capacity of achieving anything i put my mind to. Childhood is beautiful, precious, clear, clean, powerful, innocent and magic. Yes the list is long if you were lucky enough to have a childhood. i was blessed enough to have a childhood filled with joys, love, adventure and the chance to just be a little precious girl to my wonderful father. As a little girl, i still remember fondly those trips that i took with my dad on a motorcycle to go to Bunia( a small city next to where i grew up)  and how he will carry me on his back the whole time,  yes,i was and still a daddy’s little girl. Don’t get me wrong, my childhood wasn’t perfect but at least i am thankful i had one that allows me to recognize the happiness and innocence that i can detect on those giggling faces above. Yes, our idea of childhood should bring us beautiful memories, peace and revive our faith that get usually shattered by the complexity of adulthood where we seem to lose our self. I deeply believe that as adult, we should make it possible for each child who crosses our life journey to have a precious, innocent and wonderful childhood. If we can do that even with our own children, then we will have done a little of God’s work. And as adult, let not forget the possibilities that our childhood once had, let us dream big, let us keep our ability to love unconditionally, let us stay precious and avoid the traps of adulthood!

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  5. i am thinking out loud, yes you geussed it…i am congolese

    As the title spoiled it, i am going  to think out loud in here. Welcome in a very tiny(atom) portion of my mind for a moment. Of course, i am not letting you completelly in my sacred mind but i will think out loud anyway. Today was such a simple day, i even caught  myself smiling and mumbling how happy i felt. It was euphoric. You know, one of those days where  you feel an undescribable peace inside yourself? yes that how i felt today. surprisingly, i didn’t even have enough sleep to feel this good. But i managed to shut off all the voices in my head for a while and i became present, i was in the moment. i didn’t even want to understand the reason of my bliss, i didn’t want to question it. i just wanted to stay there and be, because i deeply know these kind of moments don’t last. it is like  an orgasm, it is so short, tense and vague, i heard there are people who have learned to grab orgasm longer but that not what i am talking about here, hold your horses people. I am talking about that pure, blissfull and peaceful feeling that the world is too deranged, messy and unsettled to accept and embrace.  this moment of simplicity, peace and unseen beauty. Perhaps you do not comprehend   what i am describing here but i know if you are a ”fellow”  human you have had this kind of feeling. it happens rarely for some, occasionally for others and quite often for the lucky ones. The lucky ones are those who have been able to grab and squeeze tight  on this feeling of bliss. they have understood that this feeling is priceless so they kept it safe and secure inside them. Don’t feel bad yet, i am not on the short list of the lucky ones, i am still too vain, vulnerable and scared to hold on to that kind of priceless “possession”.  As a woman, in her mid-twenties, i am in  a life journey where i am still growing and searching to understand myself and the world around me. i am still hanging on the “unsettled” world like the majority of people.  With high hopes,one day i will make it on the list of the lucky ones,maybe,  well that what i keep telling myself.  That day i will master the ability to appreciate simple pleasure, inner beauty,the smile of a stranger,the confortability of unconditional love, the total acceptance of me as an “enough” person and the ability to deeply believe inside me that  i am a gift to the world, that i am a “human” who deserves to feel at peace inside as often as possible. Don’t get me wrong, i still believe that life is a journey not a destination but our journey must contain as much blissful and peaceful feelings as possible. as you can suspect, that  peaceful feeling cannot be fully described with words but we all know it because we have all experienced it one way or another in our unique ways as “fellow” humans….. My thinking  out loud has achieved it course for now, thank you for entering my mind for a moment. Yes, you were welcomed in dear.

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