To quote a certain YouTuber: It has happened…AGAIN!
This Gen Z Canadian actor known for his roles in Riverdale, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and Supernatural got busted when he shot his own mom in 2020, but got convicted just days ago. Not only did he kill his mother while she playing piano, but he also had a weed and alcohol-fueled bender, and threatened to kill Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during this time. What took the justice system this long to lock him up? Was it because he was involved in big-name movies and shows? I’m just asking questions here. I know this is in Canada instead of the US, but isn’t it telling that this brat murdered his own mother and lived to tell about it, yet George Floyd didn’t kill anyone and got a knee on his neck the same year? It’s something to think about. Ryan Grantham better have the rest of his life to think about his actions in killing his own flesh and blood, doing drugs, and threatening to kill the leader of his home country.
Side note: If you want to shut up racist idiots about how certain people do “all the crimes”, then bring this up and call it a “white-on-white” crime among other stories.
I’m sorry to hear that Barbara Waite died due to her son’s gun, but this should’ve never happened. I’m not surprised it didn’t get that much attention in the news.
Sorry. I hope to at least post something once a week, but I can’t promise on what day given my new schedule and how busy I am in my offline life now. It has been a positive change, but it’s something that has been taking more of my time. I do have a lot of stuff to rant about, but it’s not the time to do so. Sigh…it feels like even when something good happens to me, I still see the negatives in everything else…
This woman is brave for bringing this up on TikTok. I have never been to Texas in my life so far and I had never heard of Vidor, so please forgive me for not knowing. What I’m not naive about is how hateful and racist multiple areas are. I’m not surprised, but I’m disgusted how this is still a Sundown Town even in 2022. So many humans are disgusting and you need to know how bad this town is.
Sorry for not posting as much this week. I had some big changes (all good though) in my life, so I’ve been incredibly busy. I heard this story and I was so enraged. Here’s another example of the hypocrisy in the injustice system. I’m not going to put too much on there, so I’m going to ask you some questions.
Would Becky have to pay any restitution for defending herself against a violator and get jail time if that happened to her?
The fanfare felt enforced To deflect from the catacombs that fueled a coronation An intercontinental legacy of blood was buried One doesn’t have to be from America to face potential book-burning Jewels, artifacts, and human beings Illegally exported “But we [took/stole] it fair and square!” Shouted the sycophants’ ghosts To harbor this uncommon wealth One didn’t have to be part of the Axis (saying nothing about a lineage from that “house”) To set up concentration camps decades ago Carte blanche set to bury the crimson oceans Beliefs, languages, and jobs Enforced for these forms of erasure The so-called Gold Coast made their funds ever stronger This antiquated cash bought the ancestors of many, including on this soil Even those in the modernized Baratanac had their rightful qualms The crowned ancients didn’t look like those who ruled for centuries The old coins and art-facts speak for themselves (afros and cornrows?) An apology is only a sliver of what needs to be done The rest is rightfully owed cash Despite an unexpected abdication, it’s still a skeletal diadem no matter how adorned the wearer is
I had been thinking a lot today and I’m trying not to give into an old habit of caring (too much) about what other people think of me or what I say. Sometimes I wonder if the things I post have some kind of important impact on people. Sure, I get some likes and positive comments here and there which is cool, but there are times when I wonder if people are either trying to be nice or badmouthing me behind my back (figuratively and/or literally whether offline or online). I’ve actually been surprised that I haven’t had certain reactions whenever I talk about severe subjects or have controversial insights on society or forms of entertainment. Yes, I am aware that I have gotten a certain reputation when it comes to my thoughts on various movies and anime series, but I won’t be going there in that post. I have to do my best to stick to my guns, especially when I know I’m right or when I can back up the opinions I have with evidence and logic.
Have any of you had those thoughts before on your blog like when you get specific comments or get attention for certain posts you’ve typed?
The magnolias wither by every drop Throttling the life out of the purest essences Erasing souls slowly in the city with soul While seen in Flint before The environment is larger The eighty percent are afflicted Like in other cities and towns (regardless if they get reported) The situation is at a crossroads Not just the moniker in this part of the South Bottles become treasures and lifelines For something that is a human right As they drown in carcinogens Watch the outrage should this happen in Madison Or other hubs where melanin is lacking in the majority How many of the aforementioned regions had this happened for this long? Environmental apartheid strikes again
I hard relate to this rant since this woman and I have a few things in common. Both of us have a lighter complexion and are descendants of interracial couples where we have Caucasian dads and African-American moms. What really grinds my gears is when I see people questioning people like us when it comes to talking about racism or specifically Black issues. Give this woman a freaking medal for calling that nonsense out. Not every person from a mixed family acts like a sellout or is (god forbid) a “tragic mulatto”. That is one term I will not tolerate being addressed as such. She was on point by talking about how she deals with racism even with the so-called “light skin privilege” and how even Black people with two Black parents question her experiences. Don’t get it twisted, I don’t lie about the fact that I have a white parent, but I sure as heck have NEVER been treated like I was white and it’s not just because I have a noticeable amount of melanin despite having a lighter skin tone. That didn’t stop me from getting called the N-word, getting profiled at some stores, people low-key and overtly discriminating against me, and so on. Also, not everyone from a mixed family has lighter skin such as Jordan Peele, for example. One’s parentage isn’t their fault! I’m also glad that Phil called out those people as well and also mentioned how some people who would be considered biracial have been harder on white supremacy and racism compared to some people with two Black parents (the footage of Candace Owens during that part of the video to prove his point was too hilarious even if she’s an easy punchline). You can even throw Larry Elder, Herschel Walker, and Whoopi Goldberg (yeah, I said it!) to that portfolio, but that’s a story for another day. Don’t these trolls know that this categorization and name-calling about “not being Black [enough]” only adds to the division and discord even when those who could be considered biracial/multiracial are genuine in fighting against bigotry?
I’m just sick of this litmus test imposed on people like me and it needs to stop. Just because you have some people from mixed-race families who act like sellouts doesn’t mean everyone else is. So what? Are you going to bash Colin Kaepernick or even the late Frederick Douglass because they have white parents? Those haters deserve to be ignored. This woman should keep on speaking the truth. Seriously, I’ve been frustrated like her whenever I was bashed just because of my parentage when I’m not even being confrontational or rude. It disgusts me whenever I get excoriated just because I have a white dad, but actual racist jerks don’t get that kind of energy from those same people.
Maybe I’m just too angry to do something creative on here. Wow, what a massive divergence from the original intent of the blog, right?
There have been too many stories that make my blood boil (the Carolyn Bryant one was a major example, as you know). I keep on seeing people giving passes to various individuals and companies when they clearly don’t deserve it. The trademark game has become maddening when I found out months ago that the word “Juneteenth” got trademarked with that now-discontinued Wal-Mart ice cream flavor. It seems like everyone wants to appropriate Africa and the diaspora at large with the culture, ethnic groups, and languages. I don’t want to come off as shallow to the point where I would feel awkward talking about positive things or stuff that I like on here. Oh…this is the internet. It’s where people bash everyone for daring to like something unless you have “protected interests” and hobbies like mainstream sports or Disney. God forbid you question anything, yeah?
I really need to do better with posting good content even if I’m raising awareness about certain issues. Life is maddening.