Yeah, tumblr, I’m talking to you.
A while back, I guess when things were flaring up in Gaza, someone (pretty clearly on the non Israeli side) had posted a picture of a baby, and how something like the Israeli bombing had killed the mother as she gave birth and how like the next day the hospital got bombed and killed the baby the next day- and I’m sure some of you saw it. Even a few of my friends reported this.
And the majority of the replies were along the lines of “NEVER FORGET”, and I chose to not belong or follow this because to my eyes, what I saw was this.
I couldn’t figure if it was a call to arms or a condemnation of war and conflict in general. Seems like an equal amount if people were gonna latch on it as a excuse to perpetuate a thousands years if assholes not working out their differences, as people like me are like fucking fed up with that goddamn Middle East shit already.
Get your fucking crap together Middle East and quit all the bullshit, I’m fed up with it. Work your shit out, however you do it, I don’t fucking care any more. Where I live, we don’t have ethnic strife between Rhode Islanders and ethnic Massachusettsians (oh wait, they’re “Massholes”, right?)
Back after 9/11, there was a whole lot of “never forget!” stuff going around, and I saw people twisting it like it was a huge revenge thing, you know, “let’s bomb them back to the Stone Age”,that sort of crap.
I dunno, I was one if the few people who was like “yeah, maybe we _should_ ignore terrorism, don’t they want us to be all scared and paralyzed and oh no! The stock market crashed and its chaos in America?” Maybe we ought to let that crap roll off our backs and be like “oh, did you just throw a small rock at my huge tank, I think you scratched the paint”.
I dunno. I’m not really sure what I’m saying but I’m finding the younger generation is just as guilty in perpetuating the same Bullshit As Usual as the previous generation did.
I haven’t commented much in the Ferguson protests, I admit it, I haven’t been following much of any news that much (I literally don’t watch TV at all). To me, I see that story and I’m like,” nothing new, white cops are dicks and gun down black kids, welcome to America, it sucks”
Obviously I hope there’s real justice this time, but we ain’t learned anything from Rodney King and the LA riots 20 years ago.