Radical Morning Thoughts: Trayvon Martin, Afghan Massacre, and White Terrorists
“If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon. We’re going to get to the bottom of what happened.” - President Obama
100 years ago we never would’ve been able to speak out about Trayvon Martin’s murder, we would’ve been killed if we even dared to stand up to our oppressors. Thanks to our ancestors we now have a voice. The voice may seem small at times, but when everyone comes together we can make an impact.
However, I kind of feel like people are jumping on the Trayvon bandwagon. People are speaking on the case without knowing any of the details about what happen. If you’re going to stand up for a cause, please don’t make a mockery of it. Do your research, stop speaking on what someone’s brother’s baby momma’s cousin told you.
Meanwhile, let’s not forget about the staff sergeant who massacred 17 people in Afghanistan, 9 of them being children. What hasn’t been nationally publicized is that Sergeant Bales massacred families in two towns and after he shot all of these people he proceeded to put their bodies in a pile and set them on fire. How could one man have done all of this in one night and not been stopped? The Afghan government has released statements that there were more than one gun man, statements that have been ignored and swept under the rug. And like the American way, we go about our day and forget about the people who die by our countries hand. We pretend like they were just casualties of war and their lives don’t matter, excuses are made for this man because he has served for his country, he’s draped in an American flag of protection and his actions are there for justified. Sergeant Bales was charged this past Friday, but a statement was released by the military saying that it might be months, maybe years before he goes to trial based on his mental state. If you haven’t noticed, every time a white man commits a large scale crime he is deemed “mentally incompetent”… *eye roll*
When will white men be considered terrorists? They have been terrorizing different civilizations since the dawn of time, but white is right, right? White men can do no harm, everything they do is the right and only way to do it. And if they do anything that is deemed wrong then they weren’t in their right mind, they were stressed, or they were depressed.