- #i want to be a strong female character but unfortunately i am not a character
- #yeah great right as i try to sleep is the best time to have these disheartening thoughts
- #characters = better than people ?
- #strong female character vs weak female freshman with scars ?
- #oh yeah this is gonna be a good night full of sleep
- #stop yer whinin candace
10 Reasons I Am Not A Robot:
- One time I cried—sincere, emotional tears—while watching Dickie Roberts.
- I cry every time I watch Stand By Me, not only because it’s my favorite movie and because it’s sad, but mostly because I’m pissed I couldn’t have lived in the late 1950’s-early 1960’s
- I cried when I saw Local Natives in concert for the first time, while simultaneously dancing legitimately like nobody was watching
- I cry at every episode of Parenthood, no questions asked
- I cried when Ben proposed to Leslie
- I cried while I watched The Odd Life of Timothy Green on the plane right home from New York, and bonded (while still crying) with a Woody Allen look-a-like who was an accounting professor at USC, and also crying. On a plane.
- Sometimes I cry when I see an adorable baby. Especially babies on Halloween, because BABY COSTUMES?! C’mon world.
- For the past 20 years of my life I’ve cried the day after Christmas because I spend all year looking forward to it and then it’s over in the blink of an eye. Probably will cry again this year.
- I cry when I see pictures/watch videos of tigers and/or lions reuniting with their owners after being set out into the wild
- I laugh when I watch The Titanic because the acting is so terrible.
The Beginning of Something
I’m trying to get this ‘Justice for Dilawar’ campaign started. I know it’s going to be tough and even more people are going to hate me, but personally, I don’t give a shit. The US government and the military should not be allowed to get away with this. You can be all ‘Oh I support the troops and blah blah blah, they are doing great things, spreading democracy’.
Yeah so? This whole war on terror thing was started because people could not except that America would be immune from a foreign terrorist attack and the war mongols had to be a bunch of five year old’s about it. Sorry someone invaded your sandbox Bush. I am not saying that the 9/11 attacks were horrible, they were, but we could have had accepted that they happen, boosted security and left it. But the US decided to get the country into the war that put the US in debt.
Back to the Justice for Dilawar, this innocent taxi driver, 22 year’s old 5’9” and 122 lbs, was held at Bagram between December 5, 2002 and December 10, 2002, 5 days. In those 5 days he was tortured by the US military. Torture included: A black hood over his head preventing his ability to breathe, knee strikes to the abdomen, over 100 peroneal (a nerve behind the kneecap) strikes, shoved against a wall, pulled by his beard, his bare feet stepped on, kicks to the groin, chained to the wall for extended hours (depriving him of sleep) and slammed his chest into a table front. The end result was that Mr. Dilawar died on December 10, 2002. Both his arms were dislocated and his legs were beaten into a pulp and would have need to be amputated if he would have survived.
The full story is told in the award winning film Taxi to the Dark Side, but it’s hard to find due to it’s controversial nature. It’s a excellent film that left me crying at parts.
The point is that the US government still has the same policy of torture since the film was screened, that policy should be scrapped. And the monsters that killed this man? They either A received little or no punishment or B hid behind the government and claimed immunity.
People may say that these people were preforming their duty to their country and this was necessary. Is it necessary to torture a taxi driver? A man with a family? A wife and a daughter? Is national security so important that we have to physically, verbally and mentally torture innocent people?
I say no, a country is a landmass. I take a stand against this, I have no duty to a country. And you may ostracize me, take away my citizenship, beat me, torture me and even kill me but I don’t care. I am a human, I have thoughts and feelings. And my only duty is to be a human.