They and We: dedicated to the native resistance, and the people of Cuzcatlan

They took our lands.
We give our fruits.

They took our language.
We give our poems.

They denied our gods.
We give our prayers.

They changed our names.
We gather under The Tree.

They took our water.
We give our thirst.

They tortured us.
With our tears we clean the soul.

They massacred us.
Our blood feeds the future.

They buried us deep,
but we are seeds.

They erased our memories.
We remember the coming of the New Sun.

–Koyote the Blind

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Happy Transgender Day of Remembrance!

Today is the Transgender Day of Remembrance. It is a day to remember those who were murdered for having the courage to be who they are.

Here is a token to all transgender people, my people, a haiku in memoriam of your beautiful lives where you have had the bravery to find yourselves and to seek to reflect the inner in the outer.

You join a long list of people killed for being themselves. Every cultural, political, gender, religious, sexual, racial, condition, and national label that has caused you to be discriminated, assaulted, or killed is one of the deepest shames of humanity.

To have the courage to continue to pave the way for a humanity that is just and enlightened is now our burden.

I am that I AM.
Beyond all labels and names,
I see me in you.

Koyote the Blind

For those afraid of immigrants and refugees: embrace your laws and your highest cultural light.

Someone asked me if I thought we should bend over and forget our laws and our culture and just allow the people marching from Central America to come in, and if I thought they came to assimilate and work, or to be supported by us. This person also said that we should not feel responsible for the mistakes they have made and they should leave us alone and fix things in their own land.

Here is my response:

In the first place, they would not need help if we left them alone to begin with. It is our intervention in their affairs that have created this situation. Historical ignorance is bliss to nationalists, they do not have to see what they do to other nations in the name of economic privilege.

Second, they are not breaking the law. They are following it. These people are marching to seek asylum, as our laws allow. They are not breaking the law, but following it. When they are here, they ask for asylum and we should, under our own laws, process them and reject those who are deemed dangerous or undeserving.

Third, yes, they will come here and assimilate into our laws. They will contribute and add the richness of their culture just like every other wave of immigrants have done since the beginning of this nation.

Lastly, I don’t know any Central American who wants to be supported. And I know thousands of them. It is part of their culture to be hard workers.

So, I suggest you follow your own laws, pay attention to your own cultural roots, and welcome those who seek a chance to contribute in this vast land of their ancestors (they are, for the most part, natives after all). Do not bend your laws or culture. Embrace and be true to them.

The online boldness of a drowning man

Ever since that #shitholetrump was given the White House, some of his followers believe their fascist and racist ideals now have a hero. I’m not talking about all conservatives. True conservatives have valuable ideas and contributions to the ongoing dialogue of humanity, and its search for destiny. No. I’m talking about those true fascist that dream with their past glories of white supremacy, segregation, and slavery.

These people have been silent until now. They can feel their resurgence. They see every step toward xenophobia, suppression, oppression, and cruelty their leader takes as the pavement of a road to their paradise. Emboldened, they are more vocal on social media, in government, on television, and the pulpits.

Because of my opposition to their mouthpiece, and my immigrant status, I get attacked a lot online. So far, they have threatened me with violence and deportation; called me animal, criminal, liar, terrorist, and subhuman (for being Salvadorian); and on, and on. This happens almost on a daily basis now.

Not one of them have said anything in person, but always hiding behind their screen names. Fascist cowards. They are showing themselves, in their impotent pseudo-bravado. They are the last kick of a drowning man.

This is the age of the sifting

The stupidity of this president is really bringing up the true absurdity of some people.

They are showing their contempt for human decency;
their disregard of love, compassion, and even the rule of law;
and they are presenting the true designs behind their claims of patriotism and conservatism.

We can clearly see that they are driven by heartlessness, fear, hatred, and cowardice.

No matter. We are the strong and the ones who will prevail.
The evolution of humanity is shedding some useless traits.
This is the age of the sifting.

(Note: this is not about true conservatives, or even about those who for one reason or another believe Trump is good. It is for those who are using the stupidity of Trump as a shield to empower their vicious cruelty).

Trump is slipping a Trojan Horse against the children

Trump is trying to slip a Trojan Horse. He’s making it seem like he’s swiftly solving the situation by keeping children and parents together. However, in exchange, he is turning what has always been a misdemeanor (I.e., crossing the border without documents) into a federal crime. As a result, he will be holding the entire family as criminal and they will be processed as criminals (maybe even the children). Asylum seekers can then be denounced because they will be charged with a crime before their claim’s merit is properly considered. Also, after convicted by a court, those children can be forcibly removed again.

Be careful. This is no victory yet. It is a trick.

Be watchful and keep up the pressure. They are feeling it. Keep it up.

You Coward

For subjecting the innocent to punishment
(severe, life-lasting, cruel, torturous),
with the excuse that this will deter the guilty…

You are a coward.

For traumatizing the most innocent,
defenseless,
vulnerable,
tender,
beautiful,
loving,
gentle,
divine,
and most loving
of humanity…

You are a coward.

For not having the balls to admit what you’ve done
blaming it on your predecesors
even knowing we all know it’s your doing…

You are a coward.

For having consistently promoted hatred against the helpless,
the immigrants, the undocumented, the foreign, the dreamers,
and now thousands of sweet children,
just to gather around you the support of hate…

You are a coward.

For pandering to tyrants and mass murderers
(because you are too scared to go against those who can retaliate)…

You are a coward.

You berate captured and tortured soldiers,
Fight with grieving widows and parents,
Mock people with disabilites before the nation,
Ignore the deaths of thousands of American citizens in Puerto Rico,
Grab unwilling women by the pussy
(because you are famous)…
Have you ever, ever, gone after a true adversary?

Have you ever defended the weak, the needy, the helpless?
Ever? No, because,

You are a coward.

Yet in your cowardice, utter lack of empathy, and narcisitic personality
(that shouldn’t be a word ascribed to you,
“personality”,
it’s more like a ‘scumality’)
you must know that what you are doing is inhuman.

That is why you lie about it, isn’t it?

It’s okay. We know.
You can say it.

Don’t be scared,
daddy isn’t watching.

Don’t be scared,
your children will keep pretending…
(sorry, that’s the wrong word)

Your daughter will keep pretending you are human.

But don’t be scared of us. You don’t have to lie.

We know.

You are a coward. We know.

You have lived predatorily harming those who can’t defend themselves.

But these children?
Who lost their homes,
Who lived through danger and pain,
Whose only hope is in the uncertain future their parents can find…

the innocent
poor
loving
gentle
helpless
harmless
sacred children,
cannot do anything.

We will, for them.
We will take you and all like you
from office.
We will boycott all your businesses.
We will stop your cruel orders.
All that, we will do.

But beyond that,
we will remember that you killed
the inner child,
that you made thousands of children
cry.

Your cowardice will be remembered.

You will forever be remembered, for countless generations…

#ChildlessTrump

and if we ever want to remember you
from a time before this horrible crime,
we may remember you

#ShitHoleTrump

Don’t stop them

This day, our government is cruelly separating thousands of children from their families. Seekers of political asylum are being turned away before they can legally request asylum. Peaceful refugees are being jailed with hard core criminals.

There are no guarantees that these children will ever be reunited with their families.

It is being done by our representatives.

This is being done in OUR NAME.

Shame on all of us for allowing this cruelty to continue.

Shame.

“But Jesus said, ‘Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like these children’.” (Mathew 19:14)

Untamed

Nothing has been tamed in the continent of my heart.

My blood floods rebellious through rivers of memory, under the empty expanse of the Heart of the Sky.

Celebrate the genocide you benefit from, #shitholetrump.

Celebrate with unfettered greed, even, for the night of five hundred years evaporates as I wake.