Ever since the #BlackLivesMatter movement got going shortly after the shooting of Mike Brown there has been an attempt by (overwhelmingly white) conservatives to challenge with a very consistent meme of “Where is our protest?” The meme works this way…people find an incident where a person shoots and wounds or … Continue Reading Where Is the Protest
Recently, there was a well intention series of images where an artist reworked multiple comic book covers to give the women “more realistic bodies”. It was done to bring attention to eating disorders. And yet, I admit, I found it more problematic than praiseworthy. The first thing that stood out … Continue Reading More Realistic Is Problematic
My entire life growing up in Church, I commonly heard Christians being frustrated by people who lumped all Christians into one group, blaming all Christians for the “Bad apples”. The Church was not throwing those bad apples out necessarily. But Christians hated being held accountable for people they had no … Continue Reading It Is Not Fair To Judge Us By Our Worst (Unless…)
I am trying to find the right balance for addressing the whole Charlie Hedbo massacre. I am having to take people’s word for it that they have a history of racism, homophobia and sexism…since I do not read French? Their cartoons lack any context. And yes, one can (and should) … Continue Reading Death to The Critique
In the cases of Tamir Rice and John Crawford, there were justifications by those who see themselves as “supporters of the police” that both were shot…well, fairly. See, they were both handling BB guns. And the argument goes that there was no time to determine these were BB guns and … Continue Reading BB Guns Are Not Dangerous, But How Can We Tell?
Not the NYC PD, apparently. For all the public whining about how nobody respects them, some police departments seem to be going out of their way to be as big a set of imbeciles as they can. First, when DeBlasio showed up at the hospital when two officers were murdered … Continue Reading Who Wants Goodwill?
Wow. The witness that best supported Darren Wilson’s testimony was less reliable than the conservative white people who often quoted her as being. In the weeks after Brown’s shooting–but before she contacted police–McElroy used her Facebook account to comment on the case. On August 15, she “liked’ a Facebook comment … Continue Reading 40 Is Not a Winning Number
Just want to say…if something seems like a vile form of degradation based porn you would find repulsive on the internet, maybe our government should not be using it as an “Enhanced Interrogation Technique”.
I confess, I am really tired of the online Conservative meme of telling a tragic story about a cop being killed and asking “Where are the protests” acting as if there is some grand hypocrisy on display. For example, the current version of this meme is this one. It is … Continue Reading Where Is the Hypocrisy?
Seriously…how is it that the same people I know who are most distrustful of Government are the same people who seem certain that every death at the hand of a cop is justified? What do these folks think cops are? They are an extension of our government. And somehow, people … Continue Reading The Disconnect Is Amazing
My Facebook feed filled up pretty quick with white people lamenting the Ferguson situation. Except, it was not the kind of lamenting you would hope. It was white people expressing how they cannot understand how black people cannot get it through their heads how destroying their own community solves nothing. … Continue Reading Just Don’t Understand
With riots, there are many tragic issues at hand. Looting is not an expression of rage against an injustice. And if I came to find my store burned to the ground? I would be devastated. And this to, is not raging against an unjust system. Of course, looters and vandals … Continue Reading The Shift
I am working on a couple blog postings related to the general reaction to bigoted comments by celebrities and how these things are dealt with. I have conflicting feelings, and so I am breaking them down into (current plan) two posts. One focusing on my problems with “silencing” people we … Continue Reading The Preface
Over the weekend I watched a documentary on HBO called Valentine road. It tells the story of Larry King, who was tragically shot to death in 2008. You might recall the story from the news. On February 12th of 2008, Brandon McInerney(age 14) walked into class, behind Lawrence ‘Larry’ King … Continue Reading The Unfair Files: But the Real Victim Is The Perp!
I am making a confession here. When I was growing up, I have some opinions on things that are not reflective of my views today. In high school and well into my early twenties, I believed in the perversion of homosexuality. What I mean by that is, I believed homosexuality … Continue Reading In Another Time
It seems fairly common for people that when they cannot understand how a person feels, they see the problem as being with the other person. I am not speaking about differences of opinions on politics. I am talking about life choices. Big ones. For many of us, the decisions and … Continue Reading Lack of Understanding Is Not Rightness