There are moments on social media where I begin to wonder about how we think about things individually. An example; it’s common for people to put Woody Allen in a box where he is seen as a creep due to his own alleged behavior and the kind of persona he portrays in his movies. Another example: Bill Cosby, a man who portrayed a lovable dad in this 1980s who as it turns out might also allegedly a creep. I use the word allegedly because I wasn’t there and finding out the truth in Hollywood is like finding a needle in a haystack.
Throwing stones at Hollywood under the impression that their power and their fame make them invincible seems just at first; the regular people of the world will never have the means to defend themselves or get away with things that ordinary people couldn’t. The problem is that the entertainment business was never put together with the idea that everyone in it be morally correct – one of the most controversial and celebrated films in history is a film that basically is a celebration of white nationalism (“The Birth Of A Nation”) while another contained several scenes of a white actor in blackface. If you need everyone you see on the silver screen, or the small screen, to conduct themselves as genteel, you exist in a universe that is not our own.
The Twilight Zone, perhaps?
I suspect the reason I feel this way in our current climate is that there just only so much that one can be outraged about; the current presidency I can understand, but not Bill Cosby, Woody Allen or anyone else in Hollywood. The White House and what happens in that are worth more the outrage. Throwing stones to tinseltown’s population would be worth it if it really had any meaning to our lives.
If the answer to the meaning of taking down these figures is to show that nobody can get away with crime in Hollywood, then you don’t know Hollywood. As someone pointed out on Twitter, and I’ll paraphrase, these particular figures are past their prime and are only a shadow of their former selves. If you were to attack them and attempt to jail them for their alleged crimes, you would simply be adding a nail to a coffin already built by the fact that they are fading stars with only their history in the business keeping them afloat.
When they die, or retire, it will almost seem like the end of a tragic play to suddenly wisk them off to jail.
Meanwhile, a hurricane just happened that just made it clear that climate change is real.
I decided to keep this blog going to try and make a podcast through Podbean. I don’t have any set amount of topics, I’m just talking about what I want to talk about.
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Here is a sample:
I should be sleeping. I should be resting my mind for the job that I have to go in the morning. I however cannot. As I type this, I have just finished eating a sandwhich with meat, tomatoes, olive oil and mustard. I cannot recall what type of meat I put into the sandwhich and I imagine that would be my answer if I was someone working in a fast food restaurant wondering what I’m doing with my life.
A few hours earlier I relayed to a co-worker at my job that this year has been horrible. In the competition of who had the worst time this year, I would say I would be at the bottom of the list given who we have as president. I wonder if there is such a thing as a good year; I’m talking about a year with absolutely no bad stuff – not even a hang nail.
I am pondering the next thing to write about. Trump-bashing articles, while necessary since his presidency embarrasses our country, seem blah after awhile; everything that happens seems like a repeat of the last with different people underneath and behind him. I can only imagine that the vacations the cast and crew of Late Night shows take is so they can remember that there was a real life before this administration.
Time to shower and to sleep. Whether I actually do that is another matter.
In an era where we try to impose the idea of personal responsibility in our daily lives and in our beliefs, Donald Trump seems unwilling to accept any for the violent car crash of a mess that was the white nationalist march in Charlottesville. Trump’s continuous dangling of anti-immigrant, anti-woman and anti-anyone that-doesn’t-look-like-me-rhetoric activates and invigorates the groups such as the ones that descended upon Charlottesville for the “Unite The Right” event today. With a mutual appreciation going on from both sides, the violent of those groups are given the go-ahead to engage in acts of violence such as the one where a car sped into a group of protestors against the white nationalists today that injured 19 and killed one.
Given that this incident occurred, Donald Trump once again for the sake of his presidency which is already in shambles must remain silent to keep his base. His supporters, of which I believe have severe mental issues will argue that the president’s recent statement against happened was a proper response; it was neither proper, nor was it presidential;
“We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence, on many sides. On many sides. It’s been going on for a long time in our country. Not Donald Trump, not Barack Obama. This has been going on for a long, long time.”
He didn’t mention Charlottesville, the victims of the attack nor the white nationalists. Right after mentioning the key buzz words of “hatred”, “bigotry” and “violence”, he decided to deflect with “both sides do it too” and “not Barack Obama”. In the moment where he could be considered the most presidential, he made it not only about himself but about deflecting from the greater issue at hand; violence from the alt-right groups that seek to destroy America.
It is time, now more than ever, to get Trump to realize once and for all that the responsibility for what happened today and every other day where similar acts have taken place (violent or otherwise) lies with him. Don’t come at me with “this happened when Obama was in office” because he is gone.
Donald Trump is president. Donald Trump is responsible for this country. Today, he has shown more than ever that he not only is not presidential, he isn’t even a man. For that action of deflection, it is time to put a move on his removal and the removal of anyone like him in his current administration – Omorosa included.
Donald Trump Jr was not interested in help his father win the presidency as he was more interested in being famous; a definition that is tied to his father as he continues to attempt to re-shape America as if it looked like something out of Dark City. Sadly, he wasn’t duped by a government spy or some kind of long-reaching conspiracy; Donald Trump Jr was duped by an email.
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Real life always comes first. Except something in this blog today or tomorrow.
I can’t lie about this – I am burned out on anything Trump. I’m burned out on anything that has a similarity to Donald Trump. When that happens, I stop for awhile so that I can feel fresh with what I have to say. This feeling can produce feelings of apathy and I already feel disconnected from everything these days. To keep myself engaged and at peace (not necessarily happy), I try to look for things that interest me. So far, I have found graphic design and music to be interesting to me.
Continue reading “There Is Life Outside Of Trump”
When it comes to the presidency of Barack Obama, re-tweeting disrespectful memes on Twitter does not come to mind. Donald Trump, who is the current president, consistently pushes the idea that he is somehow the best. Of course he knows he isn’t the best – he’s nowhere Roosevelt, Kennedy or even Lincoln. Yet he considers what he does to be a new kind of presidential behavior. Don’t believe me, click below to see his exact words from his Twitter on the subject
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Let’s get this out of the way; Officer Jeronimo Yanez was acquitted of the murder of Philando Castile. We’ve been here before with Michael Brown, Alton Sterling, Tamir Rice and countless others. The defenses argument in case comes with some variation, but the meaning behind their statements are the same; my life was threatened, he didn’t comply and he had a weapon. F*** beating around the bush; Philando Castile was murdered – point, blank, period.
Continue reading “No Excuse Can Erase The Damage Jeronimo Yanez Did To The Castile Family”
Philando Castile lost his life thanks to a reckless bullet from a trigger happy cop, but that isn’t even the worst of it. Millions of people on various social media sites got to watch his life fade away via Facebook Live. There is nothing that can be done about death; there is something that can be done for the people are alive in it’s aftermath.
Continue reading “When A Life Is Taken”