#TreyvonMartin #Snowden #WinterOlympics #Russia #NAACP #RollingStone
I've been watching the news just like everyone else. But unlike everyone else, I am disgusted by what I am seeing. I am disgusted by the fact that the American people have become such a whiny "don't say that, you'll hurt my feelings" type of community. I am disgusted by the fact that the Black community has the #NAACP and the #Jesse Jacksons to support them in their pursuit of equal rights, yet they do nothing to lead the world to believe that they have overcome something that happened prior to 1862. The #Jewish community still holds the holocaust close to their hearts, but from what I can tell, they have persevered. The #Japanese community was imprisoned here, in their own country, yet they have strived to overcome.
So would someone please tell me what is wrong with everyone else? Why is it that we have become so sensitive to EVERYTHING that we cannot function as a normal, and I use that word loosely, country. We don't want a magazine to publish an article about a bomber. But yet it was okay for the SAME magazine, in 1970, to publish an article about a MURDERER. I understand why. Though, I think that boycotting an ARTICLE in a MAGAZINE is a little much. If you don't want to read the article, don't buy the magazine. No one is saying, "Read this, or I will kill you." Or something stupid like that. You have that right to choose what you read and look at. I do not believe that #Rolling Stone is sensationalizing anything. I would like to believe that it is just another article to read about how this type of thing can happen SO close to home. I would like to believe that it is the American people who have a hard time grasping that concept.
Why is it that when a woman defends herself against her ex-husband, whom she had a restraining order against, she is sentenced to twenty years in prison? Maybe because she is Black? I don't know. Why is it that if a White man shoots a Black man (or sixteen year old, as the case may be; #Zimmerman) and said man gets acquitted, the Black community becomes violent? Why, when a Black man shoots a White man, NOTHING HAPPENS? There's no national news about it. There's nothing. Is it because things like that are EXPECTED and ACCEPTED??
"Oh another white man got shot and killed by a black man. It happens." What kind of nonsensical bullshit is that?
And what is up with the government telling Russia that we are going to boycott the Winter Olympics if they give #Snowden asylum? Seriously?? That just blows my mind. Giving into consideration that A) Snowden did what he felt was right and that B) the #United States got their panties in a bunch because of it, doesn't make it right to boycott anything. The US Government needs to get its head out of its ass and deal with what is going on. They also need to give into consideration all the Russians (and others) they have granted asylum to.
In the mean time, everyone just needs to relax. I completely understand that we are ALL very sensitive to the happenings of the world. We need to stand up and be responsible for who we are as Americans. We need to OVERCOME. If you don't like what the media is portraying, don't watch the news. If you don't like an article in the newspaper, don't boycott them, just don't read that article. The answers are so simple. Don't watch or read something and then feel it is YOUR RIGHT to act like a fool or a spoiled brat because YOU don't agree with it. I don't agree with the media sensationalizing EVERY SINGLE crime and then wonder, "Why is the crime rate rising?" Geez, maybe because everyone wants their 15 minutes and maybe, just maybe, it's in their head that this is the only thing they know to do to become famous!
But you see, this is what the American people want. If it wasn't, then why are there so many reality shows of people treating other people like shit or acting like God's gift? If you don't like racism, don't act racist. If you don't condone murder, don't kill someone to prove that point. If you are pro-life, BE pro-life. If you are pro-choice, do not judge people for their CHOICES.
"You should fear punishment yourselves, for your attitude deserves punishment. Then you will know that there is indeed a judgment.”