Sojourner truth is the subject of this week’s REDMOND’S REVIEW. A sojourner of truth, himself, Darren Redmond is the Executive Director of a regional non-profit organization dedicated to helping families in distress due to alcoholism and/or drugs. The organization turns away no one who wants to change their lives into one of happiness.
Redmond’s Review “ The Narrative Of Sojourner Truth” written by Sojourner Truth and Olive Gilbert originally published in 1850 tells the true story of Isabella, born around 1797 as a slave in the Deep South state of New York.
Much of this book takes place in Ulster county and Kingston, areas I used to visit growing up. Did you know for example that slavery was not outlawed in New York until 1828?
THE SLAVE TRADE IN THE 1800’S
Can you imagine being sold multiple times by the age of nine, and one time only if goats were part of the bargain? Or your sibling hiding under the porch at age 5 because he was to be sold? Then, trying to buy back your own child he has beaten and whipped so severely his skin was no longer smooth, Or a young woman is beat to death by a slave owners wife claiming to do it out of her love for Christianity.
As Isabella became free her love of God is a focus point of this book, and her belief in prayer. Specific request prayer.
This must read is free in the public record.
Written By: Darren Redmond
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Common sense should be the foremost investigative tool to be pulled from the grab bag of every day life. However, these days the tools of speculation and fear-mongering seem to be utilized, first.
This author has struggled with world events of late. And, it has been difficult to comprehend the who, what, where, when, how, and why these situations are transpiring.
Then, the truth came overnight. How could a non-invasive, as well a, non-evasive article be written in a fashion to preclude blame, inference, and implication for the public to grasp?
False flags are mentioned about what has transpired regarding the advent of the Coronavirus, heretofore as stated, COVID-19. And, there will also be included the false flag possibility of an alien invasion at article’s end. Not only have there been movies of virus strains gone amok; there have been the same portrayed of covert, as well as, overt invasions from outer space. Yes, UFOs and aliens in them who want to take over earth are part of this at article’s end.
So, let us first deal with the present Coronavirus contamination of the world population.
COMMON SENSE MAKES CORONA SENSE
The advent of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in late 2019 began in Wuhan, China. Most all cases of infections were in mainland China. In early 2020, COVID-19 (2019-nCoV) had spread to other countries. Medical scientists have predicted the virus will ultimately spread, globally. But, how come the cases that skyrocketed in December have now plummeted to almost nothing by February of this year in Wuhan?
This author has scoured scads of articles that proclaim the virus is man-made. Other articles claim the virus started from human consumption of everything from bats to dogs and cats. Egad!
Evidence from history abounds that bio-warfare research has been conducted for many years. Yes, scientists have been splicing, mixing, and fixing DNA strands of viruses for years.
So, what makes this outbreak different? How can we determine how it started? Was it man-made or not?
PRESENT STATE OF POLITICAL AFFAIRS – COMMON SENSE?
It is no mystery that the political situation in the United States is volatile. Unfortunately, the common respect know in past political interactions in Congress, as well as, in media is at an incredible cross-roads. The animosity and vitriol carries on in the two main parties: Democrats and Republicans.
It seemed that there could never be an impasse or any form of resolution to the bickering and an all-out verbal war of words. Then: Enter the Coronavirus…
When COVID-19 emerged in the capital city of Wuhan of the Hubei Province of China, very little was deliberated from the Chinese government. As a fairly closed nation regarding news events, it was not a surprise. Then came the conspiracies. What happened? Was this from people eating bats or was this a man-made strain?
MAN-MADE VIRUS OR NATURALLY OCCURRING ONE
The old cliche about war is that the first casualty of same is the truth. It could be true in this case, as well. But, who knows, really? And, moreover, how important is knowing whether or not it is man-made? At this stage of the game, to this author, logic dictates that COVID-19 exists. Period. Occurring naturally or not is a matter of common sense. We, as a society must deal with it now, not later. Further, we must remain reasonable and objective in containing, controlling, and eradicating the disease, if possible.
So, after hours of sifting through numerous articles, as well as, some scientific journals a number of remarkable items were discovered. In this particular article, I found reference to the alleged coronavirus from bats that caused the outbreak in Wuhan, China. Some have hinted at modifications to DNA.
WHAT WAS THE WORST CASE SCENARIO ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS
First of all, common sense makes corona sense. As of now, social distancing is underway. The best way to protect oneself is to not be in the proximity of a possibly infected person. Next, if one is suspected of being infected, personal quarantine is the best solution. The period of time to remain quarantined is two weeks.
Recently, we have observed some of the worst, as well as, best case scenarios to combat the spread of COVID-19. The worst case scenario was the influx of people in China to observe the Chinese New Year. Afterwards, people traveled globally, unabated. One of the popular locations to travel was Italy. There were no warnings about the virus being spread until it was pretty much too late. The number of Coronavirus cases there increased dramatically with little protection to an unaware population.
So, the world population has watched pretty much in terror the worst cases and the aftermaths thereof have been transpiring.
WHAT WAS THE BEST CASE SCENARIO ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS
The best case scenario of handling the COVID-19 outbreak is occurring in South Korea. A number of well-protected medical personnel have been conducting temperature and related virus testing at constructed bottlenecks of traffic where the vehicle occupants are continually tested, individually. But, this is not perfect. Therefore, social distancing and self-isolation have also been set in place to protect its population. It’s working, so far.
Notwithstanding, those who travel by air are being tested before being allowed to continue on their journeys.
COMMON SENSE WITH LATEST UNITED STATES ACTIONS
This author has been following the latest events to bring the reader the best of information available. As mentioned, it is not so much about where and how the contagion has spread worldwide; it is what to do to slow it down or even stop it.
President Donald Trump implemented some drastic changes in travel within the first two days of the first case of COVID-19 in the United States. It began with travel restrictions to and from China. Then, it branched out from there. Travel restrictions to and from Europe, as well as, many other countries were set in place.
Almost immediately, Trump has conducted numerous television press conferences from a collection of various, well-known medical experts. But, he also included CEO’s from supply chain, commercial, pharmacy, and grocery firms. Each one has offered streamlined methods to provide materials and supplies to the public.
THE BREAKDOWN OF COMMON SENSE CORRECTED
As the press conferences continue, many forms of self-protection from contracting the Coronavirus have been discussed. Some of these forms of protection are how many people may gather in a closed environment. Others are postponing and/or cancelling scheduled events where more than 10-25 persons congregate. These measures seem drastic. They are. However, the absence, as well as, limiting of human contact are the best defence until a vaccine is created.
Where people are wise in limiting social activity for the next few weeks, the success of limiting virus contraction is maximized. The next segment proves exactly how and why this makes sense, for now.
HEALTH CARE SYSTEM CRISES
In just the last few days, this author has been in contact with friends and family from other countries. Some of these countries include, Italy, Australia, Philippines, England, Germany, Spain, Mexico, and the United States.
The bottom line of how to succeed against COVID-19 is to not overload the existing healthcare system. This includes not only medications, but ventilators, as well. This virus does attack the lungs, yet the mortality rate is about the same as the various strains of viruses that kill humans, globally, every year.
But, this doesn’t mean this virus is any less selective on who it attacks? It seems that the elderly are in the largest danger group. However, cases are occurring in other groups, too. The very young seem to be more protected with intact immune systems, but those who have pre-existing conditions in middle-aged to older groups are most affected.
HEALTH CARE SYSTEM SOLUTIONS
The recent press conferences held have presented some truly common sense reasons for the present actions to limit public assembly. To this author, this is completely logical. Here are the two scenarios presented from Science Alert:
Although, there is an active flow-chart in the supplied link above, let’s take a look at how to flatten the curve of cases versus healthcare failure.
The graph above indicates the success of protecting the population from not over-taxing the healthcare system. This is truly the bottom line of virus protection. Protect the existing health care systems from not being overloaded.
WHAT ARE THE PRESENT TREND FOR COVID-19?
Firstly, as mentioned earlier the original outbreak of the Coronavirus, cases have been dwindling since February. In China, they are almost non-existent, now. Further, evidence suggests that as the temperatures in the global climate increase, the virus cannot long survive.
So, in most countries where infections have occurred, they will also soon abate. Where extra protection from spreading the virus has been taken, recovery from same will occur at a more rapid rate.
Thus, while wild conspiracies continue, common sense will ultimately triumph, as usual.
WHAT CAN ONE DO TO PROTECT THE IMMUNE SYSTEM
There are some simple methods to help protect and support one’s immune system. Frankly, it is common sense for people to do daily; however, many do not.
First, hydrate regularly. It is known that keeping the sinuses warm, as well as, drinking some water regularly. Viruses get washed down into the stomach where they are killed by the acids there.
Second, take a vitamin regimen with food. Some of the most important ones are an age-specific multi-vitamin; Co Q-10; B-complex; vitamin D; Antioxidants A, C, E; Zinc, Potassium, Magnesium, Glucosamine-Chondroitin; Turmeric, and Fish Oil. There are others depending on needs to take, but, these are important as regular supplements.
Third, get plenty of rest. This is not a recommendation nor prescribed; it is just something one may want to do to keep the immune system operating more efficiently. It is up to each individual to make their decisions for good health in general.
FALSE FLAGS WILL ALWAYS CONTINUE WHERE COMMON SENSE IS ABSENT
As promised from the article’s beginning, we will now deal with false flags. First, here is the definition:
A false flag is a covert operation designed to deceive; the deception creates the appearance of a particular party, group, or nation being responsible for some activity, disguising the actual source of responsibility.
Over the years, false flags occurred. And, they still do. From the time of pirate ships on the open sea producing a national flag instead of their ‘skull and cross-bones’ flag to fool their prey, more sophisticated methods are employed today.
Recently, China has accused the United States military of causing this economic and medial turmoil. Conversely, after viewing who owns what bio-medical facilities in Wuhan, i.e. George Soros, as well as, possible implications of an accidental (or intentional) lead of a modified virus, the accusations continue today. We leave it to the reader to determine when so inclined.
FALSE FLAGS OF AN EXTRATERRESTRIAL KIND
This writer has experienced demonstrative events over time. Some have not been possible when observed in the years they happened. This has been documented in other writings. However, to be on topic and on subject for interested parties in social media and other venues, there have been many false flags regarding UFOs and extraterrestrial encounters.
There have been many articles, books, television series, and movies documenting the advent of ‘alien invasions’ and the like over the years. Some of these have been incredibly entertaining. Some have been rather unnerving.
So, this author would like to leave this one for the reader to ponder and finally determine for themselves?
With what you all have endured and experienced above in real time in our real world; how would you react when/if the government suddenly announced we are not alone, but the actors are about to invade us and they are not from here?
Hint: Evidence abounds in history. Further, how would you take it. And, since many of us know we have never been alone for so long, why would this even arise. Or, possibly, could it be another false flag?
Forewarned is forearmed, in this writer’s humble opinion? Further, ‘This, too, shall pass.’
Think about it in a sober fashion. Then, read a little history of the world. It is going to be fine, despite ourselves.
Long live the human condition. After all, we are all we have?
There is something quite unique about this planet in which we live. It heals itself and all those of whom reside here.
Written By: Ed Smith
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Hands in the Community is the hub of five main ministries under AMP Ministries to reach different niches of people. The other ministries include Biblical Counseling, Kids 4 the King, and Senior Care. HNC (Hands in the Community) is a 501(c)3 organization. Funding for projects is always an issue. At this time, HNC is in need of a Director for one ministry. Currently, there are thirty projects underway every month. Consequently, volunteers are always most welcome to help.
Lester Moon is the Founder and Executive Director. Hands in the Community operates under AMP Ministries. He created HNC eleven years ago. The project volume is increasing. Projects have almost doubled from last year. That is good news and bad news. With growth comes needs for more funding and volunteers.
INTERVIEW WITH LESTER MOON
Today, I had the pleasure to interview a friend in the community. From the time Lester Moon approached the Visalia police chief with an idea to help the community, his efforts have been fruitful. The following is the latest video from October 3rd:
Lester shared two heart-felt stories in his video. Hands in the Community is not a food shelter. It is not a homeless shelter. HNC and its ministries are there to help others in the community. At the call center, requests are taken. Then, volunteers are assembled to help those requesting it. Active volunteers have ranged in ages from 13 to 81 years.
MORE ABOUT HNC
In the Hands in the Community Mission Statement, helping others is supported with Bible scripture. Among these precepts in the mission are helping the church in reaching out to the community, building relationships, giving hope, rapid response in loving their neighbors, reaching out to others, giving glory to the Lord, and loving one another. Please go to the ‘Get Involved’ menu to apply in a number of ways to volunteer.
In the HNC website, another area in the ‘About’ section is the FAC area where most asked questions are answered. These include answers to qualifications, volunteering, donating, community service, safety, and using their services. In the ‘Need Help’ menu button it is explained that when contacted their help begins immediately. Those interested can click on the ‘Donations’ section it is stated that they are tax-deductible.
EVENTS AND PERFORMANCES
When one clicks on the ‘Events’ menu there are a number of scheduled shows and performances where tickets can be purchased well into 2020. Cleto Rodriguez is a stand-up comedian who has opened for well-known performers as Paul Rodriguez, Linda Ronstadt, Toby Mac, and B. B. King. Mark Robinson is a comedian-magician who has opened at comedy clubs, TV commercials, Las Vegas, NBA half-times, and Jimmy Kimmel Live. Also, he performs as Jeff Foxworthy’s opening act. Other events such as barbecues and the like are planned during the year.
The next comedic and magic event is scheduled to play at Visalia First Assembly of God, which is a 2,600 seat auditorium on February 28, 2020. Tickets can be purchased in the Events section at Hands in the Community’s website here.
For those interested in what Hands in the Community have on schedule, please click the ‘Newsletter’ menu option to sign up with an email address.
HANDS IN THE COMMUNITY REACHING OUT IN TULARE AND KINGS COUNTIES
Whether it is a fair, community outreach event, or another function, Hands in the Community with its volunteers is available to share its mission, as well as, show what they do to help people in various towns and cities in Tulare and Kings Counties.
Above is just one of many testimonies that are found at the HNC website. At this time, hundreds of volunteer are devoting their time to foster help to those, without charge who otherwise would not have the hope of being able to pay for services. These services provided include so many domestic repairs such as painting and landscape cleanups.
HOW TO REACH HANDS IN THE COMMUNITY
Hands in the Community has a call center. From there, outreach to help others is planned and scheduled. After over ten years of service where Lester Moon who had performed services in the San Francisco city and bay area, he brought his expertise to central California. Specifically, he brought it to Visalia. After a number of meetings with city officials, he began Hands in the Community. Now, in its eleventh year, he and his team of Directors, Office Managers, and volunteers are busier than ever.
Here is how Hands in the Community can be reached: Office Phone Number: (559) 625-3822 Website: www.hnconline.org. Please scroll down at the ‘Home’ section to donate, volunteer or sponsor.
The hours of operation for this ministry is as follows in the Pacific US Time Zone: Monday-Thursday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Friday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Saturday-Sunday, Closed.
SUMMATION AND OPINION
This has been a compelling article to complete. Because, how many times do we go through a work-a-day world without consideration for others? I dare say, it is most often. When do we think that all things are taken care of without our help? This is a fascinating thought for all to ponder. How much do you care? When do you consider giving instead of taking? Hands in the Community is operating to give to those who really need help. Otherwise, they may not get it. Yes, viewers it is happening right here in the United States, too.
Thank you for reading and viewing. Because, somewhere in our local area, someone is going to read this and be moved to act. This is my hope. I take this time with humility to publish this for all of you. And, if there is someone (or more than one) who needs help, please take the time to contact Hands in the Community.
Universal Digest is a proponent for community activity. It is part of elevating the human condition where we live. Whether it is local, regional, or global, help where it is possible is shared.
There is certainly not enough of it to go around for so many.