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I’m laughing because well knowed newspapers and news networks used the terms “bloggers”, “activists”, “social justice warriors” more often to de-legitimate them, meanwhile they informed me about:

  • Ferguson 
  • Syrian Refugees
  • chinese activists disappereance
  • Orlando
  • Aleppo
  • Ni una Menos
  • Poland women’s right march
  • Flint
  • Philippines’ president Duterte
  • Standing Rock protest
  • and Boko Haram nigerian massacre

faster and better (and sometimes were the only ones), and with more accurancy and proofs that said newspapers and news networks did. 

So how about, instead, @well knowed newspapers and news networks, you examine yourself, your ethic, your morals, the present and your work, and start doing what should be YOUR  FRICKING JOB?!? 

I have a fire
In my stomach
A blazing
In my soul
And if you should
Step over that line
My pen is
Ready to roll

For Charlottesville
Ferguson
Orlando
And Malala
For all suppression
Everywhere
Of every single person

Don’t you dare
Cross that fucking line
Because the second
That you do
I will come at you
With my words
Ready to
Tear you apart

I feel like our generation was promised the world.

I grew up thinking there was less racism, less homophobia, less war, less terrorism than ever before in history.

I grew up in a free Europe, I went to a Europe school for Christ’s sake, where I made friends and got to know people from all over Europe, from all over the world.

I spent holidays in Italy, Spain, Cyprus, Greece, Scotland, England, Ireland…I was born in the UK, I have Persian - German heritage and I grew up bilingual (English and German are my mother tongue languages) in Berlin.

I never felt strongly nationalist about a place, never felt limited to geography that way , but I was always proud to be European. I thought that meant being open - minded, sharing our cultures with one another, separate peoples coming together to create peace, to help one another, to become stronger by joining forces.

But it seems I was wrong. Our world is unsafe. We’ve had our generation’s 9/11 in Paris, we’ve had xenophobia directed at refugees fighting for their lives, we’ve had black people being brutally murdered in Ferguson and elsewhere in the US, we’ve had an attack on the LGBTQ+ and Hispanic communities in Orlando, we’ve seen the rise of Trump and now the Brexit caused by lack of education, lies, prejudice, xenophobia and plain idiocy.

It looks like hate has won. And I’m terrified. Europe doesn’t feel safe anymore, this world doesn’t feel safe anymore.

Our generation is probably the most fucked generation since the World War II.

Let’s not let old racist bigots ruin our world even further. Please. Let’s come together , the young and progressive, the open-minded and the good - hearted , to put an end to this. I don’t want our generation to end up like the generation of 1914, or 1933.

Peace will win, and fear will lose. Stay alive. xx

heart goes out to the victims of the terrorist attack in Florida

How sad is it that Orlando joins Ferguson and Sandy Hook

As stars in a constellation that create the shape of death
That my loved one’s will no longer go to pride

Out of fear that they will join those who died

I’m scared that if I go to pride, I may be next.

Some may say that I’m less likely to die because I’m ace

But when face to face with a terrorist in place

Of their judgment is blind apathy

They won’t ask me if I’m ace. They won’t discriminate

They see pure hate. AK47? M28?

When my number’s up, which number takes me down?

This is an assault against the entire LGBTQ+ community.

And I say that, not because I want to be victimized.

But because I shudder at the fear in the victim’s eyes

Because a fight with one is a fight with all of us.

We are a family.

In the words of my friend Grant if he’ll grant me his words
“We’re sick and tired of being sick and tired.”

Of wondering if we’re ever coming home.

If we’ll be safe.

I’m afraid that the day America wakes up be the day that I don’t

So don’t tell us to get over it.

Don’t say at least you didn’t get shot

Because if the day comes when I give it all I got

And I pray it’s enough and it’s not.

If I die for who I am and what I stand for.

I don’t want it to be a shout into the void

A noiseless boy left destroyed.

So please take a stand with me.

“Take a stand with pride,”

And most of all..
Do not “take a stand to the side.”

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Actor Orlando Jones creates a new bullet bucket challenge.

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Orlando Jones is a great guy.