Like…this girl’s dead, right?
There’s a poison in her smile, but it’s a death I’d love to taste.
I finally found someone on Facebook who mentioned the Ferguson situation. He posted this. There was a time when I was friends with this guy. I used to enjoy hanging out with him and joking around. Now all I see is pictures of his 6 kids and posts like this.
So if anyone needs any advice or groceries, let me know.
Let It Be (From Across The Universe)
Such a good video on the future of economy and the role robots will play in them.
One More Thought On Ferguson
As the situation escalates, it gets me wondering what I would do if I were in the law enforcement’s situation. Obviously they took some wrong turns early on, but after that initial mistake with handling the situation it’s hard to to figure how to remedy the scene or to carry on from there. They can’t simply leave without admittance of their wrong-doing (of which they should admit, but maybe not at this particular juncture). They can’t send the people home, for they do not have the right and they know it. But once the tear gas came out, they crossed a line of which can never be retreated. Even if they, as a majority, mean no harm, the damage has been done in their intent. They are now forced to play the hand of a forceful hand because it is the only defense they have in a peaceful protest. They needed justification for the actions of their peers and instead found themselves stuck between a rock and a hard place, of which they placed both.
Now what? Now they play dumb, act as if their actions were, as the car side says, to “serve and protect.” But everyone will know that a farce. It will only be to stall until someone with more authority steps up to make a statement in the wrong. Admittance is the only salvation and the punishment needs to be harsh. This is not the 1960s. The police have no more right to arrest one for tweeting the news than they do to African-Americans sitting in a diner just asking to be served.
And to those who dare to stand up against a forceful hand, remember this; those who make history seldom realize the affects of their actions in the moment, but they do so in the hopes that time grows change, no matter how small the seed planted. And change is coming.
If I’ve learned anything about the media and internet it’s to only trust about 80% of what you read/hear/see to be truth. 80% is a good average. Sometimes it’s more, sometimes less.
That being said, if 80% of the information that is coming out of Ferguson is true, then that’s a scary fucking situation. If only 5% is true, it is a despicable and disgraceful event that law enforcement should be ashamed of.
It’s amazing watching history happen before our very eyes in a way that can no longer be skewed by history and those who write it. But it’s also sad seeing it happen and wondering just how many terrible things people have had to endure throughout history without even the acknowledgement we, at the very least, have today, thanks to the internet. And to think, they want to censor that platform as well.