Monday, July 11, 2016

What Has America Come To?

There's so much I can say about the past week of events going on in America. It's really sad to see what the world is coming to. All of these killings by police officers on young black men is becoming far too common. For me, well as a mixed race man (even though people see me as black because of my skin tone), it's a hard subject to discuss and deal with.

Seeing all of the social media posts got to me after a while, I had to sign off because there was too much anger and negativity and rightfully so. I try to avoid watching the news too much, life is hard enough as it is and you're not guaranteed tomorrow which is even scarier. The only thing I can really say about all of this is, be diligent in your thoughts, feelings and emotions. While at the moment you are angry, after you calm down, take the time to think everything through.

This has been an ongoing problem for hundreds of years. Black people have gone from the slave trade, to lynchings to now videotaped shootings and choke hold deaths in this nation. So yes, black people are tired of the same things happening to our youth in society. The reality of all of this is, the news doesn't report everything. Whatever they do report, you have to look beyond what they're telling you. They also do interviews of people and they're the ones who say things that we don't key in on. The reason why is we're too busy shaking our heads and expressing a plethora of emotions.

I don't get caught up in the propaganda because I see things for what they are. I don't condone killings of anyone, especially good people in society who are trying to live their lives right. Convicted felons get treated differently no matter if they're trying to get their lives right. That's the first thing that's plastered in front of your TV screen of the people who are killed to justify police officers killing these young men.

Police officers being killed, that just makes matters worse. That will just turn into a demolition of military officers coming out with bigger guns, tanks, martial law and elections being cancelled. But then again, marching doesn't help anymore either. I don't have answers to how we can resolve things but I surely don't plan on watching TV much and listening to the mess that's being reported.

When it's all said and done, the reality is that police officers know who are the bad ones. You can't be in a workplace environment and not know that there are a select few who could careless about civilians and protecting and serving us. They're the ones who will protect and serve themselves and the elite wealthy people who run and control the world.

Be cognizant of what's going on around you and be careful of the people you come across, there's a lot of evil going on in this world and a lot of people are good at disguising themselves as good. Evil is loud and noisy, the good is calm and quiet. Listen more than hearing, it'll take you a long way.

Be good people and there will be a poetry book in the future on this matter.

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