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.




 

 

yep….

It’s 1:40am and I have 100 things going through my head.  These pain killers are making sleepy but my diabetes is giving me the shakes.  I screwed up tonight by having pancakes for dinner and a piece of lemon pie for dessert.

I have started to do my videos again like I used to.  It’s easier for me to talk in front of the camera and just let my mouth run then to sit here and let my fingers type.  I’m not sure if that makes sense…i’m starting to fall into lala land.

I watched the republican debate tonight and everyone is so full of hot air, it’s ridiculous.  I’m leaning towards Trump (yes, i’ve caught hell for that one), Rubio and Sanders.  Trump didn’t debate tonight, instead he held a rally for veterans while raising money for us.  He raised $6 million, which is awesome.  I laugh when i see Jeb Bush. I think America is tired of the Bush’s and it shows in the polls.  Ted Cruz looks like the kind of guy who would watch you eat a grape at the grocery store and not say shit till you, but would run to management to get you in trouble.  I can’t look at Ben Carson without thinking of SNL.

I had two of my teeth pulled 2 weeks ago and one of them became infected.  Pissed me off because last week i went in with pain and the dentist said it looked good.  Then on Monday it felt like i got punched so i went in and he said yeah, you have an infection.  No shit sherlock.

Can’t wait to go to Texas in a few months.  Seeing some old military friends is going to be awesome. I’m hoping that my wifey likes it out there.  Hell, its Texas, what’s there not to like?  My boy is the kennel master at Lackland so he’s going to escort us on the base.  Im so excited to show my wife where i stayed for basic and tech school.

I plan on doing a video in a day or two which is going to be in all out bitch fest.  Should be fun.

Goodnight.

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