1957….Back to the future

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Let’s talk about this picture that is floating around the internet by journalist Shaun King.

Why would a bunch of white men surround a young black girl at a Trump rally?  You could blame it on racism, or perhaps maybe you can blame it on the Black Lives Matter group.

I’ve stated before that the BLM group has hurt its cause more than help it. Who are the majority of protesters who have gone to these rallies and caused interruptions?  Young black men and women.  Now im not saying that this young lady went to this rally looking for trouble, but I don’t know too many people who go protesting with smiles on their faces.  What have we been shown on tv with respect to BLM?  Young black people interrupting the candidates.  So when a group of white people (at a trump rally none the less) see a young black female walking around with a smile on her face, they are probably assuming trouble.  Again, im not condoning their action. Hell, i’ve been nervous both times I have went to the Trump rallies, being that im Mexican.  However, I’m also not trying to draw attention to myself.

Unfortunately in the digital age, people want to be seen.  Even if that means you may take an ass beating or name calling. Drawing attention to yourself and being made to look like the victim is the new rage.  As most of my friends know, I can not stand Hillary Clinton with a passion.  But I’m not going to go to her rally and try to cause a commotion just so i can get my 15 minutes of “street cred”.

What irritates me the most is when people like Shaun King use racism and or pictures like that above and compare it to the events of today.  Trying to compare these two pictures is apples to oranges.

On the left, Elizabeth Eckford, known as being a part of the Little Rock Nine, endured this crap because she wanted the equality of education. She wasn’t doing it to get her picture on the front page of the paper.  She did it so she, along with other blacks can be a part of equality.  The one on the right, knew she was walking into the lions den, she just wanted to stir up the people around her and get her 15 minutes of fame. Do I agree with the people around her calling her names? No. But I also know that Im not walking into a Blank Panther meeting without knowing they may think im there to cause trouble and im probably not going to be welcomed.




 

 

Things on my mind. 12/29/15

Well hopefully everyone had a good Christmas.  I’m not one that enjoys Christmas time.  Not for religious reasons, just because I’m not a fan of all the festive crap.  I think as you get older, Christmas time is more of a hassle anyways. Should i get this person this, will this person like this gift, should i get them a gift card or just money? It’s a pain in the ass really.

This weather sucks right now.  No snow for Christmas and it was around 40 degrees which is awesome.  Then, out of nowhere we get ice and snow for the past two days.  Can’t really complain though, New Mexico and Texas got hit with snow, earthquakes and tornadoes.  Someone pissed god off.

I was able to see the Stanley Cup a few months ago at the Blackhawks convention.  Of course while I was there, I had to kiss it.  I mean really, when would be the next time I would be able to see and touch such a kick ass trophy? Well that question was answered this past weekend when I was able to get my picture taken twice with it at different locations.  Yeah, I was cheesy and I didn’t give a fk. 10274283_10153766376394326_4426074061033183562_n

CNN wrote some bullshit news story about Rob Kardashian going to the hospital for diabetes.  I commented “I have diabetes too. I must have missed that report CNN ran for me.”  2 hours later, its up to 600 likes.  Guess I made a few people laugh.  I’m tired of seeing stupid ass stories like this on a “news” channel. I find myself watching Fox now more then ever simply because they don’t air stupid shit like this.  I always thought of Fox News as the old white guy racist channel. But honestly, after watching it for awhile, it’s not bad.  The one thing I will say about CNN, they love to act as a race bait.

Black Lives Matter.  This damn group is going about their protest the wrong way.  I’m all for people protesting, it’s our right. But when you are protesting, even peacefully, you can still do more harm then good.  Perfect example.  If you’re going to protest BLM and you are shutting down a highway, freeway or streets, the only thing you’re doing is building more animosity.  People want to get to work, people need to pick up their kids, people need to get to the hospital.  If my family member is on their death bed, with only a few hours to live and i’m stuck on a freeway due to your protest, I’m going to be anti whatever organization you’re with.  On the opposite side of the coin.  Why, as a driver, do you stop?  That question alone reminds me of Reginald Denny.  You’re in this big ass semi and you stop?  What good could come from that?  Bet when he was getting that brick against his head, he was thinking…why did i stop?  I will say that i find it funny that the same people who counter the Black Lives Matter by saying All Lives Matter, are the first ones who say no to having refugees in the US.

2016 is two days away.  Normally this is when I would think about a new years resolution.  This year is different though.  I think that this is going to be the year of Health.  As of right now, i’m a 36 year old guy in a 97 year old body.  I know that i have to take better care of my body before it’s too late.  Being a diabetic, I don’t want to lose my legs or my eyes.  I don’t want my wife to have to put my pic in the obituary before i turn 40.  I’m just going to take it one day at a time.

Whitney Houston is coming up on her 4 year sober anniversary.