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“Soul Cry” Yeezy you da best Not ice cold soulless You gotta big heart Wanna be next U.S. Pres' You now swingin' with da rest with your delusional pal That Humpty Dumpty gonna have a big fall One messy cracked bad Orange egg That Joker card's a Trump You surfing on the swell? You still under that man's thumb? Still jiggy with him, doin' the bump? Walking the fine line on his wall, big bears hug? That's not dope boy "That sounds like a choice" “People do anything To be included in Everything” You have everything You can change anything Darkness in the boy done turned good you're now a man Open the Cage You now have a voice walking with a different gang but it's kinda the same thang in your shiny new hood "If I had everything, I could change anything" Release those babies from the Can Stop their crying Stop their pain They just lost "EVERYTHING" Singing an Opera with Men in uniforms and batons banging away Kanye you da best Not ice cold soulless “You’ll never concur with anyone else You don’t think the same as anyone else” You can change Everything You have Everything Scry See the signs Take the key Unlock those kids They’re just babies Give them wings to fly Back to warm milk and the safe bosoms of their families Safe by Mumma’s and Pappa’s side "You don’t think the same as anyone else" "See you’ll never concur with anyone else" That disgrace, you say he’s your friend? That's a lie man That monster is the Living End Scry It's a crying game Soul Cry (Lovejoy-Burton/June 2018) Matthew 19:14
1. Detained Children https://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/harrowing-audio-reveals-desperate-sobbing-of-children-separated-from-their-parents-at-us-immigration-a3866251.html 2. ACLU Report: 23/5/18 "Detained Immigrant Children Subjected To Widespread Abuse By Officials" https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/05/23/613907893/ 3. Human Rights Watch, 28/2/18 "In the Freezer: Abusive Conditions for Women and Children in US Immigration Holding Cells" https://www.hrw.org/report/2018/02/28/freezer/abusive-conditions-women-and-children-us-immigration-holding-cells 4a. Forced Administration Drugs, Children/Lawsuit https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-medication/u-s-centers-force-migrant-children-to-take-drugs-lawsuit-idUSKBN1JH076 4b. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-06-22/allegations-immigrant-children-in-texas-centre-forcibly-drugged/9898298 5. "Real Clear Politics" article Kanye West: When I Said Slavery Was "A Choice," I Meant "We Can Make Our Own Reality" https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2018/05/02/ kanye_west_on_trump_sometimes_you_need_some_crazy__ to_change_something.html 6. U.S. quits 'biased' UN Human Rights Council / BBC News (Canada, U.S.) https://www.bbc.com/news/44537372 7. "APESH**T", The Carters https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbMqWXnpXcA Artwork/Patrick Gonzales.

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Date: 12/14/2018 3:06:00 AM
https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/world/girl-7-dies-of-dehydration-in-custody-after-crossing-us-mexico-border/ar-BBQWdBg
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Date: 7/20/2018 11:13:00 PM
The Hidden Children/Holocaust - https://www.adl.org/news/press-releases/hidden-children-of-the-holocaust-open-up-about-border-situation-say-policy
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Date: 7/20/2018 11:05:00 PM
Holocaust Hidden Children (Survivors) speak: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrS5HGqcm34
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Date: 7/20/2018 6:57:00 PM
https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/.premium-jews-clash-as-shoah-comparisons-for-trump-detention-centers-rise-1.6196346
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Leanne Lovejoy-Burton
Date: 7/20/2018 7:23:00 PM
Interesting articles, if you can call up the full stories with the links. It is difficult not to draw comparisons.
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Date: 7/20/2018 7:22:00 PM
https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/.premium-donald-trump-is-still-setting-up-concentration-camps-on-american-soil-1.6197513
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Date: 7/20/2018 6:58:00 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16cXZLs-GBU
Date: 7/17/2018 9:34:00 PM
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/14/us/migrant-children-shelters.html?smid=fb-nytimes&smtyp=cur
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Date: 7/17/2018 9:14:00 PM
Excellent write. If we all save a soul each it make a difference in the end. I got one baby out of a situation that could have been a death sentence or at very least a life of misery. Showing people a better way also is a good starting point as is leading by example. We have to believe we can change things or we wont bother to try. We can push back the darkness. Your use of words and style is very good. Best wishes David in NZ
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Leanne Lovejoy-Burton
Date: 7/17/2018 9:31:00 PM
David, what you write has high merit. We do have to believe we can change things, for the better. But one wonders, has the murk infected the world to a point where a complete catharsis is required. I hope somehow the world becomes a better place, but how much will it take to make it a better place? Hope and faith are important - finding strength in numbers and common purpose is an entirely different field of play which requires real, clean, strong leadership. Every country has their issues with immigration, refugees and national security and there are corrupt politicians in every country. Children are the future and their lives and their futures must be protected, always.
Date: 7/16/2018 3:03:00 PM
Man, I miss your poetic elevation Dove Winged Woman! The beauty seen in this tragic scene is the ink time-stamp of your righteous indignation of the powers-that-be. Soul-stirring poem. It moved me to tears ... of joy --- for someone to care so much about the mistreatment of others. A brilliant poem, Leanne! Love and more love always.
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Leanne Lovejoy-Burton
Date: 7/16/2018 9:42:00 PM
It's a sad state of affairs in the world at present. It saddens and sickens me there is no real solid and positive leadership, anywhere, on this planet at present in world politics. Thanks Freddie, your musings on your page are very strong soup and the croutons floating therein are worth chewing on. Love as always, your friend, Leanne. x
Date: 6/26/2018 10:42:00 PM
Agreed with all as long as my property taxes don't go up to save the world, I live on fixed income and unable to go to 6 day work week like proposed in Sweden & move retirement age to 77 to fund mass immigration & where is the love for thousands of Angel Moms who will never see their children again, butchered (literally) at the hands of illegal immigrants who video tape their heinous slaughter, laughing into the camera?
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Leanne Lovejoy-Burton
Date: 6/26/2018 11:56:00 PM
Sadly James, there is corruption all around and shamefully, no real strong Leadership, nor tight, safe policies anywhere in this world at present. The future is our children and it is the safety, physical and psychological, of all children in all areas of our world that should be put first. America is a Dog's Breakfast and in dire shambles at present with the current leadership and administration.
Date: 6/22/2018 10:34:00 AM
Dear Leanne. I agree with your political and humanitarian views.If you keep baring your soul like this hopefully others will respond and open theirs.And if we can’t actively get involved we can make sure we set the right example in our own lives by treating others as we want to be treated, with respect and with love.
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Leanne Lovejoy-Burton
Date: 6/22/2018 11:02:00 AM
I understand I am not the only one who feels very strongly about what is happening in America at present. Indeed, the majority of Americans should be reeling from how very wrong this man and his administration's policies are and how harmful and damaging to the rest of our world, not just America, the course of actions America's leadership has and is taking, is now over all, impacting humanity as an "entire" race.
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Leanne Lovejoy-Burton
Date: 6/22/2018 11:01:00 AM
I have a daughter Sylvia, whether a person is a parent or not, and particularly if you are a child or young adult following Humanitarian issues in America and the rest of our world, the atrocious and disgraceful handling of the separation and detention of these children and their families, in a country that the rest of the western world (as well as third world countries and countries in crisis) look to as a "Leader" (America) for alliance and protection is disgraceful and bordering on, if not, dictatorship/fascism. Hitler was a dictator/fascist. Mussolini was a dictator/fascist, Pol Pot...et al. It has surpassed serious. I learnt today these children are administered drugs (without parents consent, without their own consent).This is a basic human right. It beggars belief what sane, solid, logical/intelligent humanitarian & legal thought process, was invested in the outcome of a child being allergic to the drugs, & the child rendered as soft putty in the hands of sexual predators.
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Leanne Lovejoy-Burton
Date: 6/22/2018 10:59:00 AM
I am not forgetting, nor dismissing all the other horrendous crimes inflicted on children (and their families) around our world. But this is current and in a country that is meant to be the Land of the Free and Home of the Brave and "The Leader" of the Western World; from one living across the other side of the ocean to America, I would have thought the political process to be more civilised, legal and adhering to strong moral ethics to stand by it's protection of children and families, irrespective of what side of the wall they are fleeing...
Date: 6/21/2018 6:37:00 AM
Jane Goodall/"HOPE" https://twitter.com/GlblCtzn/status/1008756899897061376
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Date: 6/22/2018 10:27:00 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=peqGADGB_Eg
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Date: 6/22/2018 10:26:00 AM
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-medication/u-s-centers-force-migrant-children-to-take-drugs-lawsuit-idUSKBN1JH076
Date: 6/21/2018 6:23:00 AM
"HEROES" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2NYgY20wCs
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Date: 6/20/2018 6:03:00 PM
Instead of going on about all the status they now have, how about using their aspirations of "leading" to stop flouting their egos and $$$, to align to do something really worthwhile for others who are now shackled. Both these songs released at a time when there are children being ripped away from their families and abused and raped in immigration holding cells.
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Leanne Lovejoy-Burton
Date: 6/20/2018 6:08:00 PM
These people need a reality check. If I was to choose one of the two songs, perhaps Yeezy as misguided as he is, has some heart and "Soul" remaining his song.
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Date: 6/20/2018 6:04:00 PM
"APESH$T" The Carters. The symbolism says it all. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbMqWXnpXcA
Date: 6/20/2018 5:34:00 PM
http://abc7news.com/sheriff-deputy-sexually-assaulted-child-threatened-mom-with-deportation/3622641/
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Date: 6/20/2018 5:37:00 PM
1,995 children were separated from 1,940 adults at the U.S.-Mexico border from April 19 to May 31, according to figures obtained by the Associated Press.
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Leanne Lovejoy-Burton
Date: 6/20/2018 5:35:00 PM
Disgraceful. The system is a shambles. Who can these children and families trust?
Date: 6/20/2018 2:21:00 PM
Powerful words that read like a Tupac rap... Shows your diverse range of writing... IT really is a sad state of affairs out there.. UN is not anti Isreal, Trump is blind to the atrocities or should I say he chooses to ignore atrocities against Palestinians....
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Leanne Lovejoy-Burton
Date: 6/20/2018 5:33:00 PM
I believe some parties within the UN are anti-Israel. It is obvious. However, the U.S. withdrawing is not going to make the world a better place. If anything the U.S.'s clout in that arena is required for those allies who believe standing firm in alliance can assist the world's Human Rights. The irony of this withdrawal and alliance with Israel, is that they (the U.S. and Israel), are initiating exactly the same conditions that escalated the Jewish Holocaust and in that action alone, the leaders and administration of those countries are true hypocrites. They have not learned from past, they are in fact repeating it. It is very sad. Very sad and worrying for the safety and the future of not only those children in detention (along with their mothers) who are continually violently abused (emotionally, physically and sexually) by a system out of control riding shotgun on their own reptilian laws.
Date: 6/20/2018 1:19:00 PM
children never ask to be brought into this world, they only ask to be loved...to say many in my country are embarrassed by this thing we have as president is fraught with the knowledge he couldn't do what is being done without the dirty hands of help from some who have no soul and for that my heart is broken by such sadness that this has been done for no reason other than cruelty " I'll say welcome back later" when there is time to smile
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Date: 6/20/2018 5:47:00 PM
I know there are numerous people in America who do not support Trump and his administration's treatment of these children and their families (large numbers of American's do not support what is occurring in your country). Separating the children from their parents is not "keeping the family together" nor protecting children. It is true that a lot of these children and parents fleeing over the border are seeking refuge from unsafe conditions such as gangs, drug wars, death to find themselves in unsafe conditions locked up in cells being abused by a corrupted system in a country that offers freedom and safety. I do worry about the children. What happens next over there? I hope it does not go the way of the Holocaust and other regimes who have fallen under fascist policies and the laws of dictatorship. You are correct FP, children never ask to be brought into this world, they only ask to be loved.
Date: 6/20/2018 9:36:00 AM
A fabulous "In Yo Face" dear poetess! Write on. xomo
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Leanne Lovejoy-Burton
Date: 6/20/2018 10:27:00 AM
I know you are a Canuck. :) It will be interesting to see how Australia responds over the coming days, weeks, months... at present the official release to media, is "we are disappointed...."/http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-06-20/analysis-what-does-us-united-nations-move-mean-for-australia/9889216
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Maureen McGreavy
Date: 6/20/2018 10:16:00 AM
Oh GAWD. I haven't had the radio on lately. That man is cheese grating America's soul. Well, historically, me thinks things have to get bad before there's enough umph to get better. This is pretty bad. I'm a gawking Canuck, my heart to you Lovely. xomo
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Leanne Lovejoy-Burton
Date: 6/20/2018 9:53:00 AM
I tell you what Maureen, it is a shocking state of affairs the world has arrived at, particularly now with news of Trump and his administration quitting the U.N Human Rights Council labelling it "Anti Israel". Those children are not safe, they should never have been separated from their families. They may be in cages, but they are not safe. Shades of Auchwitz all over again. Thank you for reading.