All of My Current Event Commentary.

I’ve been refraining from commenting on social media about the popular and controversial events of the past four months mainly because I don’t have time to engage in lengthy and pointless debates with people about such issues, and also because it’s hard to know where to even begin. A few folks have asked for my weigh in, and while I don’t mind sharing what I think about anything, I have to do so in a way that I feel adds value. I figured I’d just compile all of my thoughts into a blog – most people don’t [[know how to]] like to read these days, so that weeds out a lot of responders. It’s a better medium than a word-restricted tweet or status update, and I figure that if I’m going to piss off and offend people, I may as well do it all at once. Here goes…

Rachel Dolezal, Spokane, WA NAACP chapter president who passes as black…
Hey, that’s cool! Being black is awesome so I totally see why she wanted to join the party. You don’t have to be black to fight for black issues, and it’s okay for men and women who are racially ambiguous to pass for other ethnicities, so who cares about what this lady does?? Blackness DOES involve more than just curls, corn rows, and having a thug boyfriend, though.

Caitlin Jenner…
Eh, congrats, Bruce. I was totally on your side until you started your transgender world tour, complete with book deals and media attention. Are you trying to be a crusader for the transgender community, or just secure more paper for your thirsty family? Womanhood is made up of more than just putting on a dress and heels and checking your lipstick. Being a woman in America means having opportunities taken from you because of your sex, being objectified, and regarded as less stable than your male counterparts. You’ll never know what any of that is like, so you’re not really a woman in my eyes. Sorry not sorry!

Charleston church shooting…
I don’t like seeing stories of any kind where massive casualties are reported. My heart goes out to the families who have to mourn the loss of those they loved. Since the move, I’ve kept returning to this idea that it isn’t smart to live in the past. People who like to fly the confederate flag do that to an extent, regardless of what it means to the individual. In today’s world, is there a place for that? Answer that for yourself. I don’t really care either way.

Marriage equality…
Well this was a long time coming, and I think it’s beautiful that the American government has called for solidarity for all citizens. I have to wonder why it’s any of their business, though. I don’t feel the government should have ANY say over who is allowed to marry who. Until we handle issues like veteran health and psychological care, adequate funding for schools, lowering the cost of student loans, protecting social security, oh and LOWERING THE BUDGET DEFICIT, I see no reason why the issue of gay marriage or any marriage needs to be a line item on anyone’s agenda in Washington. Also, while I don’t disagree with the decision, I am alarmed at the fact that several states have held their own individual votes on this issue over the past 10 years that have ended in favor of defining marriage as being between a man and a woman. To overturn something that the states VOTED ON sets a rocky precedence. Basically, our government can wipe out anything we vote on at the state level! More proof that votes don’t count…

Police officer who pulled a gun on a teen at a Texas pool party…
The only way you can subdue a teenage girl in a bathing suit is to use force and pull a weapon? Pretty sure her mom doesn’t need to do that to get her to clean her room…

Donald Trump runs for president…
He can’t be any worse than the other jokers.

Sandra Bland…
I had an aunt who died in a similar fashion, and given what I’ve read about Ms. Bland’s character, her passion for justice, and her intelligence, I find it hard to believe that she committed suicide over a traffic stop that led to her arrest and incarceration. That poor woman, and her poor family. I’m so sorry to know that someone else is having to face what my family and I went through years ago at the loss of my aunt who, by sheer coincidence, was also named Sandra.

Cecil the Lion…
I say we let the trigger happy dentist roam free in the African countryside, Naked and Afraid style, for seven days with a team of hunters set on his trail. We can wait and release the hunters on day three or so. If he can manage to keep from getting shot, then he can live out the rest of his days doing community service in Zimbawe. If he gets caught, well, I say we let the lucky hunter pick their weapon of choice. Cruel and inhumane? Certainly. So why do we do this to animals on a regular basis…?

Bobbi Kristina Brown…
God rest your soul. If I had parents who abused drugs, and then my mother suddenly died when I was 19 years old, I would have found it difficult to continue on as well. I can’t say for sure that I’d choose suicide or self-harm, but I can’t say for sure that I wouldn’t. Rest well. You’re with your mom now. I’m just sad that all of this had to happen to you and your family.

There. I think I got all or most of it. *drops mic*

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