Living in the UK right now is frustrating because I’m so angry but cant do anything about it because no-one over here is paying attention. No-one over here knew until the recent media attention. Everyone is suddenly asking ‘who’s Mike Brown?’ And ‘if the police shot him they must have had reason to believe he was dangerous’. No-one knows the full story. No-one realises the in-justice.
The media attention is good. But the media portrayal is not. It’s portraying the protestors as the crazy ones. As the ones in the wrong.
Let me ask you something. How does the media portray katniss in the hunger games? As crazy? As in the wrong? No. They see katniss as a hero. Because standing up for and fighting for what you believe in, against what is wrong, what is not okay, is only acceptable when its fictional. When this becomes a reality, the elite in society become the capital. It’s no coincidence our system is called capitalism.
We’ve been conditioned through socialisation since children to stay silent and accept the distorted norms and values of those who are in control in society. Conditioned not to react to in-justice and merely accept it rather than speak up against it.
Maybe ferguson is what we need. Maybe the elite in society should feel scared. Because the older generation of obedient, controlled and silent civilians with traditional, historic values imposed by parents and grandparents are dying out and are being replaced with a younger generation with reformed norms and values, that are no longer scared to make a stand for what is right.
We will not be silenced. We will not stand by and watch. We will not be controlled.
We will stand against in-justice.