- Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:31 am
I agree, it is disappointing that we never really moved past the pandemic before these riots broke out. I feel in a way, the "cabin fever" may have been a factor in the severity. You're right, anyone seeing the video is going to have a hard time convincing anyone that the cop made the right call. There are numerous factors there, but everyone can agree that it was excessive force and very stupid.
I don't watch the news much anymore myself. The sensationalist stories and the drive for ratings over substance makes it a bleak way to get your information. Thankfully I have coworkers to take that bullet for me so I'm not completely in the dark lol.
One day people will stop letting others create unnecessary dividing lines between color and culture and we'll be able to look at each other as just "people."
As long as we have emphasis on color groups and segregation of people by characteristics, we'll stay in this social "limbo." Strangely enough, the United States is one of the very few countries that do this.
As a collective whole though, we are heading in the right direction. I have a lot of respect for the people going out there with the intention of protesting and shunning the rioting, putting a focus on the things that matter. Knowing that burning their neighborhood to the ground will not get them closer to their goals and making a statement by keeping it peaceful. We all have to agree that this is putting immediate focus and attention on our social climate however.
As Benny stated though, the thing that upsets me the most is the indiscriminate targeting of cops. Not only is that close minded and dangerous, it's hypocritical of the people doing it. It makes me wonder if these people would truly prefer martial law. The ignorance of social media is extreme right now, much more than usual.
Sorry for the ramble, it's just a mixed bag of emotions with this stuff and the direction we're going as a country. Need to just take 2020 out of the history books going forward, it isn't America's greatest hour.
Today I will do what others won't so tomorrow I can do what other's can't.