Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Sometimes I forget...


That it's us versus them

The poor

The week

The minority

The underprivileged 

The less

The silenced

The looked over

The abused

The Steven Avery case does not allow me to forget just how powerful the Government, Police and the powers that be can be especially when they want to make an example out of you. It's an alarming reminder of how of how enormous the privilege is. To take advantage of poor people, minorities and force them into fear and intimidation is deplorable. The Steven Avery trail is a constant reminder of how powerful the elite is. 

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Oh Desert Vista High School

An African American teacher by the name of Dr. Cecily Cobb filed a lawsuit against the school she worked for by the name of Desert Vista High School back in 2014. She witnessed racial discrimination and racism in the school and her reports went ignored. Fast forward a year and some change from now and you have these students who are joyfully expressing their racism. What is it about racism that people refuse to understand? What do people tell themselves to pacify the reality of this epidemic? How is this is any way okay? What don't people understand about this? This is so real and this happens all the time in familiar and unfamiliar forms. Sometimes subtle sometimes not so subtle. What is going on?

Thursday, January 14, 2016

What moves you?

First blog in a long time but I have my reasons. Instead of drowning you with excuses let us just get right to it.

I was feeling froggy so I jumped and needed to get this off of my chest.

I have somewhat of a fetish or a passionate drive for fairness and justice. Today I finally watched the first three episodes of #MakingAMurderer and I just was flabbergasted with the neglectful practice of the law. To anyone who has watched this Netflix series you get a glimps into a man who was wrongfully imprisoned for a crime he did not commit. And the police of Manitowoc, Wisconsin seemed HELL BENT  on destroying Steven Avery's life. There is literally no subsistence or evidence to imprison this man yet they found a way to do so.

What is even more astonishing is that there seems to be no accountability whatsoever for the corruption over the people who are supposed to be the fabric of our society. Or so they say. Steven Avery diligently waited for his freedom and stuck to his guns by not admitting guilt to anything even if it ment less time for him or a chance to breath air from the outside of prison for 18 years. 

I'm at a loss for words as to how people are allowed to frame someone for something they did not do. Who do we call when something bad is being done by the people doing it? How do we restore trust in authority of there is no accountability of honesty? 

Friday, March 28, 2014

Girl Kills Herself To See Her Daddy Again


Thursday, March 27, 2014

Obama: Gov't Needs to Win Back Public's Trust with Surveillance Reforms

Today during class I came across an article on Democracy Now about the government winning the "trust" of people. As we all know now, the NSA have been quite curious over the last couple of years and many people found this unnerving. Here is the link: Obama: Gov't Needs to Win Back Public's Trust with Surveillance Reforms

Also, I was listening to Edward Snowden speak about his decision to speak out and he said something very compelling to me. "overtime that awareness of wrongdoing builds up, and you feel compelled to talk about it. The more you talk about it the more you're ignored."

Edward was talking about being gained very privileged access to information and noticing abuses that did not sit well with him. Now to me, most human beings should be compelled to speak out when they see something, anything wrong. But the problem is most people don't.  I cannot understand the psychology behind that. This is why there are so many violations in place now. And I am very happy that Snowden made this statement. It is exactly how I feel when it comes down to how we as a people determine wrongdoing.

"if they want to get you, they'll get you in time" - on describing the worlds most powerful nation.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Tayyip Erdogan says teen who died was a terroist

Berkin Elvan was born January 5, 1999 and died March 11, 2014. He was only a young teenager killed by Turkish polis in Instanbul. He was hit in the head with a tear-gas canister while out buying bread for his family. He died after 269 in a coma.

After his death the Turkish people prostested everywhere chanting "everywhere is Berkin, everywhere is resistance." There has been a huge outpouring of grief and anger since the death of Berkin.

The police deployed nearby the day of Berkin's funeral used tear gas, rubber bullets, and water cannons to disperse the mourning crowd and protesters. Peaceful protesters where met again with violence even on such a sad day.

This is my opinion, Erdogan has once again lost his mind. Not only did he praise the police for their display of utter disrespect for the human race, but he accused Berkin of being a terrorist. First of all, Berkin was not a terrorist. He was an innocent person out buying bread for his family and was struck in the head by your fascist police. What's even more sick and twisted is to think that these people were already mourning peacefully and to be greeted on such a dreadful and painful day with violence from the party responsible for killing him IS OUTRAGEOUS.

Can you imagine someone you loved being killed by police at such a young age for no reason. And then attending that persons funeral only to be assaulted by the party responsible? What would you do? How would you feel? Another thing that struck me was the look on berkin's parents face when addressing the media. And when the crowd carried his coffin through the street the ANGUISH on his moms face was hard to swallow.

 Erdogan is in some serious trouble after a leaked call exposed him possibly telling his son to dispose hidden funds in the middle of a corruption investigation. Erdogan seems to have this habit of blaming other people for "trying to bring him down" when he gets in trouble for something.

Damla, 32, lawyer said "We are here because this little boy is apart of us, it could happen to any of us, our son, our brother." And this is the point I want to make. There are serious Human Rights violations being made here in Turkey as people are being injured, and killed in Turkey. On top of that the government is getting away with it and nothing is being done to stop them. I for one, stand with the protesters fighting to be heard and respected. It does not matter that I am not a native Turk, or that I do not speak the language. I think we should all fight against corruption and dishonesty. What happened if this was your child, your brother, you loved one? Would you want justice? Would you want to know people understood and support you?

Berkin's mom was going to get the bread that morning but he told her not to go. Because he said her feet hurt and he was faster at dodging the tear-gas. So he went. And never came back home.