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We all have an opinion

Of course I have an opinion on about every single relevant, complicated or sensitive topic (religion, politics, life style and choices, etc) but 98% of the time I keep them to myself, and I know that the fact that I choose to talk about insignificant or “dumb” things might make me look, to some people, as an undereducated ignorant person, that is not cultured enough to handle a talk on a serious topic, but the truth is I rather to seem less knowledgeable at times, but why you might ask?
Well for starters I avoid disagreements, very few people are able to have a dialogue in a civil matter when they are standing at opposite sides of the subject, and although in theory I respect everyone’s opinion I am an emotional human being, so I know not to engage in some situations when my emotions could get the best of me, it’s called self-awareness. I am not saying that I am going to get heated during every debate I come across in my life, what I am saying is that I am aware of the fact that I do not poses the ability to keep it cool sometimes, specially when someone is standing at the opposite side of my point of view. So I rather agreed with everyone that pizza is greatness, over disagree with someone on the fact that Islam as a religion is not the cause of what happened two days ago.
And the number one reason I rather update my FB status to “today I farted and it smelled so bad” over “I support gay marriage”, I give us, myself and those around me, a break. I give us the opportunity to laugh for a few minutes on how un-lady like I could be, rather than starting an hours long argument on how we disagree. I prefer to bring you two minutes of laughs than two hours of endless back and forward, because we, as humans, won’t change our minds, accept or agree with someone else’s opinions easily. It is easy to say respect others opinion, but for most it does not come as easily to actually respect them in a civil way.
So don’t believe me ignorant or unaware about the fact that our world it’s going to crap, I am totally aware of that, but since we are going to crap why not have a laugh or two on our way down!?
XoXo

Yo soy Dominicana

I normally do not express my opinion when it comes to politics, religion or any “relevant” matter, if you go down my post you will find rants on my dating life, silly stories and a lot of photos of the city of New Orleans, the city I love! Now although I love New Orleans and the US is my home, and I will defend and fight for this county just like if I was born and raise here because I am thankful for everything this country has given me, I am Dominican, the Dominican Republic is the country I will stand by until the day I die, and it is because of this that today I express my opinion and why today I will speak Spanish.

“Yo no tengo odio en mi corazón, tengo amigos haitianos a quienes aprecio y respeto, y puedo decir lo mismo de la mayoría de los dominicanos. No voy a decir “cosas malas” que el pueblo haitiano a cometido contra el dominicano, tampoco voy a defender las atrocidades que algunos dominicanos, tomando la ley como excusa, han causado a los haitianos. Pero si voy a defender y proteger a mi país contra toda mal información y difamación. En esta era, la era de la comunicación, lo que estamos tratando es de evitar un llamado a violencia, el diálogo y cooperación de ambas partes puede resolver el problema sin mayores daños.

Hasta la fecha de hoy, Junio 26 del 2015, solo nueve Haitianos han voluntariamente salido de la Republica Dominicana, utilizando los servicios gratuitos que nuestro gobierno ha ofrecido, solo nueve de miles y miles de Haitianos. Si esto no es un reto directo contra el gobierno, entonces que es? Ellos prácticamente están diciendo que no se van, y que no les importa la ayuda que se les esta brindando.

Un ponto que no todo mundo conoce es que el pueblo Haitiano reciente al Dominicano por que ellos entienden que nosotros le hemos quitado la tierra que les pertenece, cuando esto no es verdad. Desde el establecimiento de las colonias Españolas y Francesas en nuestra isla ha habido una separación de la tierra, llámese el lado este o el lado oeste, Colonia Española o Colonia Frencesa, llámele como se le quiera llamar, siempre han ávido dos partes, la de ellos y la nuestra. En un momento, en 1822, Haiti, que ya era un país independiente, tomo ocupación de nuestra parte de la isla y por 22 años sometió al pueblo dominicano a una dictadura militar. La respectiva llego a fin el 27 de Febrero del 1844, cuando nuestros Padres de la Patria, junto a cientos de dominicanos lucharon, muchos perdiendo sus vidas, y expulsaron a la fuerza a los ocupantes haitianos, haciéndolos regresar a su parte de la isla, y así éramos nuevamente dos partes, la diferencia, ahora éramos dos países independientes y soberanos. Con esto les explico que nosotros no le quitamos, ni le debemos nada al puedo haitiano, ellos continúan teniendo poder sobre la parte de la isla que le pertenece y nosotros sobre nuestra parte.

No obstante luego de que el pueblo dominicano fuera sometido a la mano haitiana por 22 anos, nuestro país decido voltear la cara y permitió una migración casi masiva departe de el pueblo haitiano hacia nuestro país. Por cientos de anos haitianos han cruzado la frontera libremente y han trabajado duro una vez en nuestro país, ahora el país le pide se naturalicen y que hagan su estadía formal y legal. Por que nuestro país simplemente no puede seguir brindándoles la ayuda de la misma panera que siempre lo ha hecho.

La situación es al fin y al cabo una tactica de el gobierno Haitiano para difamar y pisotear a la Republica Dominicana con la idea de unificar la isla, que no se expresa libremente por que es una agenda escondida. Ellos legalmente no tienen, y nunca han tenido, derecho sombre el territorio dominicano, y como saben que a las buenas no tienen forma de llevar acabo su plan, entonces quieren hacerlo a las mala. Lo que ellos no entienden es que a las mala le va a costar mucho, por que el pueblo dominicano, como nosotros decimos, no es fácil, y defenderemos nuestro pedacito de tierra en el mundo como leones si es necesario.

No creo que la situación llegue al punto de violencia extrema, o que tengamos que sacarlos a las fuerzas de nuestro país, pero si se llega y ahi que hacer lo que Duarte, Sánchez y Mella nos enseñaron entonces los veo feo, por que si los sacamos a la fuerza una vez lo podemos hacer otra. Le estamos dando la oportunidad de hacer las cosas bien y en paz, tómenla.

Esto no es un llamado al dominicano a que se arme y que tome la ley en sus manos, por que nos conocemos, el dominicano actual antes de pensar, si no a que eduque al publico sobre nuestra historia para que comprendan la situación mejor. Y a la vez un consejo al pueblo haitiano, están al perder lo mas por lo menos y esto no nos conviene a ningunos.”

I will post a translation later on if you are interested in reading this put do not speak Spanish.

XOXO

Well Hello There Caitlyn

Normally I try not to express my opinions on certain topics, no because I don’t have one, but because I hate getting into arguments that won’t have any actual conclusion, and because I tend to think most people are stupid, so I tend to listen to others and stay quiet, let them ramble about whatever nonsense they believe is right, and then carry on without them knowing if I agree or not.

 But with Caitlyn Jenner taking over the world yesterday I could not stay silent. I don’t personally know her, but I couldn’t be happier for her, that she found who she is after all this time and that she is lucky enough to let the world know. Most people don’t have that opportunity and have to hide who they really are their whole life.

I hurts my soul to see people close to me, who I love, respect and hold to high standards be so closed-minded and full of hate towards something that they probably do not understand, because they have never been in a situation even close to similar to this, they have been who they are their entire life, they know this and they are comfortable with themselves, they have family that have support them through good and bad times, they have accomplished many wonderful things and have many opportunities in life that most people will never have.

You would think this type of people, does that have studied, travel, been in touch with different cultures and people, would be the ones to have an open mind and heart; it is surprising to see that is totally the opposite. Does educated, well read and “rounded” are the ones “hating”, for lack of a better word, on this woman who has finally found herself.

It is easy to assume that she is doing all this for publicity and money, based on the fact that she has been so open with her transition. We have to keep in mind that everyone copes in different ways, a person that has lived all of her life in the public eye, with us watching her every moved, would have a hard time trying to hide something as big as a total sex change, so what better way to deal with it than by doing it in the open and without any reservation? In a way is healthier for her to deal with this as she would deal with every other aspect of her life. It is her way of coping!!!!

If you were not in the public eye and you’ll had to go through a big change in your life, you would probably cope in a different way, probably by only telling your family or friends, by escaping to Paris and doing it all in secret, but you would do it your way, and that’s one of the biggest points here, everyone is different!

If you don’t understand something don’t hate on it, try to understand and learn about it, try and be kind to your human brothers and sisters that are just trying to find their place in the world, just like you probably already found yours. If you don’t want to learn or be associated with what you don’t understand, don’t like or don’t agree with, it is ok too, but don’t go around putting down others simply because your views on the world don’t match, be better than that.

She is not hurting anyone by being who she is, and she is setting a great example for those who struggle to find themselves because they are afraid of what others might think or say. Personally I applaud her, and I wish her nothing but the best in life!

XOXO