I am so fucking sick of this world: The bullshit from all sides and the pretense that we live in some sort of democracy where everyone is treated equally or has equal access to basic justice. I am so fucking sick of the bullshit I hear coming from so-called pundits and experts who fortify the foundation of lies, denials and inequality.
In the eyes of those that benefit from the status quo, racism is non-existent. Black people are not denied basic access to decent housing or healthcare. Police brutality doesn’t exist. It is justified for cops to drive up to a playground and without communication and within seconds shoot and kill a 13-year-old kid playing with his toy gun.
This in a country where the NRA exalts the rights of white men and women to own guns but remains silent when such rights are denied to black men and women. Philandro Castile murdered for owning a gun legally. I am so fucking sick of this world of bullshit, racism and hypocrisy.
The real terrorism in this world is the status quo. It’s pervasive, nuanced, overt, structural and deeply embedded as it terrorizes and kills those who are different or refuse to swallow bullshit. It kills the soul and the heart follows as more people live dead. It denies targeted ethnic groups safety then blames them for their deaths. Denies those groups decent education, funneling them to prisons and forced servitude then label them lazy and violent.
I am so fucking sick of the status quo. I understand why someone tired of this world would say, I am going but not alone. That is a person defeated by a ruthless system where recourse or justice is an illusion, not accessible in this life or world.
Yes, I am so fucking sick of this world and I don’t give a fuck whether what I write is proper or not.
Fuck this world!!! #FUCKTHISWORLD #IAmSoFuckingSickOfThisWorld
A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom. -Martin Luther King Jr.
US military is very powerful, it can nuke spiritual doom. Americans need not fear loss of the sentiments of humanity. We have the military! Look how well they have done so far. We have nothing to fear.
If peace means accepting second class citizenship, then I don’t want it. If peace means keeping my mouth shut in the midst of evil and injustice, then I don’t want it. If peace means being complacent and accepting the status quo, then I don’t want it. If peace means being passive, then I don’t want it. If peace means a willingness to be exploited and humiliated, then that’s the kind of peace that I don’t want—-DR. KING (from his speech in Louisville Kentucky , 1956)
That is white Americans’ definition of peace for Black people and other ethnic groups. Personally, I would rather die fighting for real peace and freedom.
Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.
What is it that dies inside of us while we live? I don’t know for you but for me it was hope. What is life without hope?
Life ended a while back, a living shell remains, eventually that too will crumble, returning to Mother Nature’s life cycle.
There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time. – Malcolm X
Next time you feel defeated think about this quote. Go to the balcony, process the full picture and find the opportunities for self-growth as well as improved performance beneath those feelings of failure.
I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant. -Martin Luther King Jr.
A bit of hope that eventually truth and love conquer all. But how long is eventually? And is this really so?
The limitation of riots, moral questions aside, is that they cannot win and their participants know it. Hence, rioting is not revolutionary but reactionary because it invites defeat. It involves an emotional catharsis, but it must be followed by a sense of futility. -Martin Luther King Jr
Martin Luther King also said, “A riot is the language of the unheard.”
Wonder if MLK made a distinction between riot vs protest. Riot is a widely used term to describe a protest involving communities of color. And often these peaceful protests end in riots when government operatives or opposition groups infiltrate to agitate and incite violence that nullify the message or intent of the protest.
With so much government spying, can riots or protests lead to real change?
They haven’t so far, yet, we see more and more protests or riots to increase awareness and more and more opposition to that awareness. Change requires long-term commitment while protests or riots are as MLK said, reactionary emotional catharsis. Plus protests or riots are vulnerable to outside inference that dilute their message.
How else can we attract media attention to increase awareness about important life and death issues?