I had intended to make a thread like this awhile back, but unfortunately didn't have the time. Now, as I'm typing this, I feel as if some of you
guys and gals are the only ones who will actually care to listen and understand where I'm coming from. If I could have one thing, it would be my life
back. I was planning on making a decently sized post, but now it just seems utterly useless.
A death is a tragedy, no matter where, no matter how. With that said, I'm just absolutely amazed at how people are reacting to this news debacle that
is utterly irrelevant and a perfect example of mainstream media doing nothing but pushing distractions. I'm going to just jump right into why this is
so effed up.
Under the Bush administration, sanctions in Iraq resulted in the death of 500,000. Now we have Obama's drone program. These two alone have resulted
in massive amounts of civilian deaths, take it back a notch and look at nearly any war. It's like all the people who are killed are nothing more than
a statistic to most.
One kid dies in America months ago, and the public runs rampant with their ridiculous speeches on "how disgusting this world has become blah blah
blah." How many people die in urban cities on a daily basis?
Why are these people not plastered all over the news and fed with baited racism and baseless assumptions? Why is that when you tell someone the number
of civilians killed by drones they don't bat an eye, yet you mention "Trayvon Martin" or "Sandy Hook" and the burst out of their seems with a
sudden expertise and full knowledge of what happened (miraculously).
Better yet, the people who don't bat an eye at drones, or whatever is being done to cause harm and ultimately death to my fellow brothers and sisters
on Earth are the first ones to claim that either: I am lieing, or that it's just the way it is.
Just the way it is?!
So when Nazi's were rounding people up, soldiers who followed orders and civilians who followed laws; "that's just they way it was?" This
compliance and complacency of tyranny is outrageous, it makes my heart break because I can't do a Goddamn thing about what's happening to innocent
You try to bring information to light, and people simply ignore it. Actions speak louder than words, and they don't act, or speak. I've heard every
excuse in the book; "if that was true it'd be on the television, you shouldn't believe everything you see on the Internet," and on and on and
KNOCK OFF the cynicism. It is destroying the integrity that this once beautiful nation was founded on. But no, most people just simply scoff off what
they don't know, understand, what's not on the TV, as falsehoods.
I remember being in grade school, having teachers telling me to always do the right thing, do onto others what you cannot do for yourself, etc. That
stuck with me, I carried the burden of kindness and compassion in my heart at a young age. I had hope, that things were good, this world was overall
good, and things such as slavery and genocide were a thing of the past.
And then I woke up. And not to sound all new-agey, but everything changed. This world began to slow, and the true intentions of once honest
politicians came to fruition. The banking industry, and how it was orchestrated to be the way it is. Poverty is the worst form of violence, and it has
and will continue to be a staple to the maniacal system that has enslaved nations and murdered countless people.
And yet, here we are; the TV never once bringing these issues to light, instead they focus on one kid who was killed months ago (my heart yearns for
all those affected, do not get me wrong).
It's just.. madness. I feel as if I am one of the last sane people on this planet. We learn from history that silence of important matters leads to
very, very, very bad things. We also learn from history, that we don't learn from history.
It begs the question to ask: "What's the point of being the voice of those who had theirs torn away, when all you'll receive is cynical rebuttles
and knee-jerk emotional reactions?" I thought I lived in the country of the brave, the home of the free, where EVERYONE is treated equal and NO ONE
is lesser than ANYONE. No, that is certainly not the case. Our elections, are selections. Auctions. Our country has transformed from a beacon of hope
to one of greed; "get yours and cut anyone else down that gets in the way."
It's the elitist attitude, one of entitlement, where parents tell their children "they're special" when they really aren't (I am a prime example
of this. I am your average 19 year old. I'm not special, but I was constantly spoon fed compliments about how awesome *I* am and how special I am.)
And this has become the social norm. Children being raised in America feel entitled.
Those who are raised in countries being bombed by our forces? "Well that's just the way it is." I am so tired of this. My morals, do the right
thing, speak the truth even if you stand alone, that were instilled in me, were nothing more than the shallow outline of what the actions should be. I
can't take it anymore. I can't just "live my life."
I will not debate this in this thread, but if there is a God; well he's putting on one hell of a test. And I'm sorry, but we've failed.
Collectively, we've sat back in our own comfort, too paralyzed to do a damn thing for anyone but ourselves. People post scripture on Facebook, saying
to treat each other well and all that, yet at the very same time real life people who have feelings, who are just like you and I, are being murdered
and no one bats an eye.
They talk about how Jesus did this for me, and I need to be grateful for it.
Why the f-bomb would Jesus take a bullet for me but let kids die from bombings? Where is Jesus and all of his love, why hasn't he awoken his
believers into actually taking up action regarding atrocities that are committed on a daily basis compared to posting ridiculous scripture on Facebook
to show everyone that Jesus is your homeboy and he's got your back?
It's ridiculous, it's insanity. I don't know what to do anymore. My mind is corrupted, I am plagued with knowing the true intentions of the powers
that be and we all have seen the steps they will take to implement their endgame agenda. I feel like everything is backwards.
Look at Snowden. "See something, say something." The part they're not telling you: "Unless it interferes with our own agenda." Presidents get up
in front of the television, and ramble on about doing the right thing and bringing transperancy, helping those in need; yet these same people are the
ones authorizing the dropping of bombs on innocents. People see these speeches on the TV, and accept them as absolute with no question.
And the most heart-wrenching part of it all.. we live in such a beautiful and magnificent reality. As far as we know, Earth is the only planet that
came under the right conditions to support sentient life. I don't care if a God made me, the matter of fact is that I am alive and I am aware. A
seemingly infinite universe, that has more galaxies than we can fathom, that could all belong to something even greater. We are so lucky. As a
species, we are truly amazing. As humans, we are corrupted, spineless, apathetic, cynical, and selfish.
It's such a shame, because our potential is astounding. We could explore the cosmos, we could learn so, so much. But no, instead, we're sitting
here, watching the TV, arguing over the verdict of one life lost.