Times, they are a-changin’

Yeah, the news is rough. People killing people everywhere you look. It sucks.

But are the times really changing, or is it just that the media explosion of recent years makes it appear as though things are getting worse? It’s hard to tell. News outlets zero in on the worst news possible to get more ratings, and the public eats it up.

Either way, something’s gotta change. People have to stop being trigger-happy or something. Have to quit taking shit so seriously. Yes, I know, the stuff in the news today–police killing people, people killing police, terror bombings–it’s all serious shit. But the reasons for the killings are ridiculous.

I’m so sick of knee-jerk reactions in the media. A black person is killed by a white person and people are all up-in-arms. A white person is killed by a white person and it’s just a side note. It sucks. It really does. But is it enough to warrant riots or retaliation murders? I don’t think so.

The terror bombings, yes, should maybe be retaliated…but not against an entire race/religion/etc. Go after the people who did the bombing, not anyone who is the same religion they claim to be (and let’s face it, if these terrorists were truly religious they wouldn’t be doing that shit to begin with). All of this mob mentality against specific races/sexual orientations/religions is out of control.

I don’t just mean anti-black racism. There’s now just as much anti-white racism in the world, and don’t try telling me that just because my race is in the majority that we’re not subject to racism. Racism is, according to Merriam-Webster’s website, “1 : a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race. 2 : racial prejudice or discrimination.” So yeah, white people can experience racism against them. Any race can experience racism against them. And it sucks.

In the same train of thought, any religion/gender/sexual orientation can experience discrimination against them. A gay club gets shot up? Must be homophobes, and since most homophobes are heterosexual, then heterosexuals must hate gays. It doesn’t make any sense. None of it does.

Do I have any real point to this other than “fucking stop hating each other already”? Not really. That’s what it boils down to. Stop the hate. Stop the gunshots and the bombings. Just stop it.


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