Injustice Induced Fury

Strained gnats and devoured camels
Have been key sectors into the imbalanced scales
And the tipped blindfolds on she that wields Libra
I err and I’m the devil
Certain others do the same or worse and they get a slap on the wrist
I wanted those who have sinned to have suffered like me
I saw things on a grand scale once my awakening began years ago
The blatant disregard for equality
Caused my eyes to become such a deep shade of scarlet
Even Kurapika would gasp at the sight of those hues
Alas, I had no Judgment Chain to solve these atrocities (that would be terrifying)
And people should be glad I’m not a king or at least a high-ranking politician
I couldn’t stand the sight of killers being held as victims
While non-violent offenders and those wrongly accused are violated
I really wanted to take a deep breath and just shatter these faulty systems with each exhale
Yet this world is far too hideous and cruel to let me do so
I longed for restoration

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Do you (or should you) separate the artist from the art?

I’ve been thinking about this recently after conversing with some bloggers on WordPress. Without going into too much detail, I had some dialogue where I mentioned how some creators have done bad things that have been documented. Two different bloggers in separate conversations told me that they separate the art from the artist like how the creation is independent of the actions of the creator(s). They were both civil in their discussions even when we talked about heavy things.

For me, I can’t separate the two.

Whenever I hear something true about a creator or company doing bad things, I distance myself from the creation. The biggest one for me in recent memory was Rurouni Kenshin. That is an anime series that I enjoyed when I was in middle school and high school. I thought the action was great, had strong dramatic elements, and the Trust & Betrayal OVA was one of the best prequels ever. Just a couple of years ago, it call came crashing down when creator Nobuhiro Watsuki was caught with child porn in his house. Not only that, but all he had to do was pay a 200k Yen fine (roughly $1848 USD in current currency terms), got no jail time, and his Kenshin: Hokkaido Arc got to continue after being on hiatus with the news about this crime. When I heard about Watsuki being found dead to rights for his unspeakable crimes, I washed my hands of anything involving that manga-ka monster. I could name other examples of things I stopped liking because of controversies proven true, and you know what some of them are.

On the flipside, I wonder how selective people are when they talk about separating art from the artists. If someone wants to stop listening to Chris Brown because of him beating Rihanna, would they have to stop listening to anything from Phil Spector who straight up MURDERED his girlfriend? Trust me, you won’t be looking at “Let It Be” by The Beatles the same again (he engineered that song). If people don’t want anything to do with Bill Cosby, then would they have to stop watching anything from Roman Polanski who was found guilty (yet fled the country) of drugging and raping a minor? Also, you know he’s still making movies and won awards long after the fact? That’s what I can’t stand about so many people in their hypocrisy.

For me, I can’t stand it when people give others a free pass when they do horrible things that others wouldn’t get away with it. Not going to lie, it does hurt when I have to stop liking something because of their actions or if there are unfortunate implications that I don’t want to subject myself to. Someone’s creation whether it’s music, art, film, TV, etc. is connected to the creators in my humble opinion.

Now let’s talk. Do you separate the art from the artists? Why or why not?

Am I Kind (Enough)?

I really do care
It’s a shame that some co-workers and friends
Told me I’m too nice
I guess there’s truth
Since I want to show respect to others and have humanity
But I’m not confrontational most of the time
Outside of life on my blogs

I want to show kindness to others
It’s a shame that I’ve been taken advantage of
As others equate kindness for weakness
From the times I do show my anger
I’m suddenly the bad guy and others are shocked

I can’t stand how my kindness never amounted to anything big
No matter how hard or how smart I work
Besides that, I wanted there to be equality
Despite the rampant injustice in the world
Whether it’s plagiarism issues or extrajudicial killings
It causes me to drop my kind demeanor

While I’m passionate about different topics
I wonder if I should give up that virtue
If that quality really was fruitful in spirit
(Sorry for getting theological a bit)
Part of me wants to act like a jerk to others
Or at the very least showing kindness to only those that deserve it (in my eyes)
Yet it’s really hard for me to bully and insult others

What good really is it to be kind when the people who run things are far from it to say the least?

A Decade Probation as a Maximum Sentence (Injustice On Parade)

Complexions
Preferred upheld
Exonerated co-signing crime
Assault, murder, sexual exploitation, intoxication
Ignored, diminished, enabled
Hypocritical…bigoted
Injustice
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Here are examples of criminals of a certain group only getting 10 years probation for crimes other people get arrested for decades for doing the same thing. Gee, I wonder why…

Michael Wysolovski: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/michael-wysolovski-abuse-girl-sex-georgia-dog-cage-water-torture-a8897396.html

Ethan “Affluenza Kid” Couch: https://www.dallasnews.com/news/courts/2019/03/22/judge-allows-affluenza-teen-ethan-couchs-ankle-monitor-removed

Shane Piche: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/school-bus-driver-watertown-ny-shane-piche-pleaded-guilty-no-jail-time/

Michael Cummins: https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/crime/2019/04/30/westmoreland-tn-killings-neighbor-victim-arson-believes-michael-cummins-would-have-killed-her-too/3635659002/

#TrademarkWars Pt. II: Drop the Hakuna Matata trademark because cultural appropriation sucks!

http://chng.it/YkXFKwDbQN

At the time of this post, over 187K+ people signed the petition in that link above. I’m one of them because I practice what I preach.

Some of you may have seen my #TrademarkWars post not too long ago. I’m not sorry for repeating the information, but some of this maybe new to some of you. For those of you who didn’t see that earlier post, let me give you the scoop. Disney owns a trademark for the words “Hakuna Matata”.

“But Ospreyshire, that’s a stupid thing to worry about!” You might say. “What’s the big deal?”

It’s because making a dollar of a foreign phrase is cultural appropriation. That’s why.

This offends me more than The Lion King ripping off Kimba the White Lion, and that’s saying something. The thing is “Hakuna Matata” has been a very common phrase that the Swahili-speaking world (examples: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, DRC, etc.) has said for centuries. Disney acts like they can just own foreign words like some kind of hidden treasure. That’s colonizer thinking right there. Could you imagine the outrage if Disney or any other conglomerate were to trademark foreign phrases such as “C’est La Vie” from the French or “Que Sara Sara” from the Italians? Everybody would riot if that were to happen. Even English speakers know what those phrases mean and would call out something like that. Keep in mind, even Paris Hilton couldn’t trademark “That’s hot” and  Donald Trump couldn’t trademark “You’re fired” when The Apprentice was a hit show, so what does that tell you? I guess since this involves Africans, then they don’t matter in Disney’s eyes by taking a common saying that’s spoken throughout multiple countries in that continent.

Cultural appropriation is another form of racism as it steals from others while benefiting the appropriator. I’m sick and tired of people getting away with thieving cultural elements that clearly never belonged to them to the first place. The Swahili speaking public got nothing out of this trademark even though they’ve been saying it long before the invention of animation.

If this irks you that colonialism still permeates even in kids movies, then I would urge you to sign.

Hakuna Matata: Not some remorse-free philosophy

http://chng.it/YkXFKwDbQN

Yet another story happens where #MeToo and #TimesUp are eerily silent. Go figure.

I’ve been hearing more and more of these stories from the Advise Show Media among other sources, and I just have to talk about this evil woman for this case.

So let me get this straight, this demon gives middle school kids alcohol and weed gummies before sleeping with two boys at what was supposed to be a sleepover? How sick can you be to do something like this?! Seriously, why isn’t the mainstream media talking about this heinous crime of the century?

It’s stories like these that fill me with rage with how un(der)reported they go from the MSM. #FirstThem totally applies here. Where’s the equality in reporting these criminals?

This news story made me sick…

While the MSM keeps pounding in your head about R. Kelly this and R. Kelly that, one thing that hasn’t been discussed is the case of legalized child trafficking.

Let me repeat this: there were cases of child trafficking in America from 2007-2017 that were legalized where people got child brides and didn’t see a day in jail let alone court. This time period covers three different administrations of both parties and the fact that no one did anything is sick.

I’ve heard of horrific stories involving similar cases where people did get arrested and I’ve seen the documentary At the End of Slavery, but I didn’t realize how many people have been getting away with it. You have situations where tons of wealthy individuals get underage spouses from underdeveloped nations that got green cards, passports, and other forms of legal documentation. This grieves me so much how certain pedophiles fly under the radar while the MSM wants R. Kelly to be the face of that nasty form of sexual deviance as if he invented it.

For the record, he should be punished if he’s guilty. If people bash him, then people need to bash others like Harvey Weinstein, Woody Allen, Rob Lowe, Kevin Spacey, and many more I can name at the moment.

Back on topic though, let me get this straight. You have people in jail right now for doing things like having an ounce of weed, mail tampering, or stealing some pizza, yet there are people marrying minors and sexually abusing them and they don’t have charges pressed on them? What kind of sense does that make?

Where’s #MeToo? Where’s #TimesUp? Oh, wait. I just hear crickets. Makes me wonder if those same people who rally against celebrities of a certain complexion secretly support this kind of behavior. Freaking hypocrites.

I hope this comes to a stop and I wanted to raise awareness about this issue.

P. S. If you’re ready to lambaste those aforementioned POC celebrities, then all I have to say is #FirstThem. That is all.

Video courtesy of Advise Media Network.

So a woman threw a huge rock at a cop and lived to tell about it? The double standards are strong in this one.

I just found this news story that infuriated me, but it only proves the point that many others and I have been saying for years.

In this video, this woman is resisting arrest by these policeman, picks up a huge rock, and throws it at one of the officers. Amazingly enough, none of these LEOs drew their guns at her. Sure, they do get a taser briefly, but they don’t resort to lethal force despite her committing attempted assault/murder.

This begs the most obvious question. How would she be treated if she was Black?

There’s an obvious hypocrisy going on as certain people get treated better than others whenever they are confronted by police. I would bet you money, if she was African-American, she would’ve been shot before she would have a chance to chuck that rock at anyone. Those policemen would’ve had every right to draw their guns since she did attack them, but they were so restrained in dealing with her.

I really like Phil Scott’s commentary about this situation as he really destroys so many arguments against this situation by all those people in denial.

Video courtesy of The Advise Show.

Shannon Sharpe, you just became my hero today. (Or when a Black man calls someone a racist without using the word “racist”)

It’s been a while since posting some news pieces that I discovered, but man, was I happy when I found out this video from The Advise Show.

To give you all some context, football player Kareem Hunt was in hot water for allegedly assaulting a white woman, but news surfaced that she called him and other Black people the N-word, so now the mainstream media is backing off after seeing that he was the victim in this situation. Social media ripped the MSM a new one when they exposed this abusive female.

On TV, Shannon Sharpe and some reporters talk about the Kareem Hunt situation, and something glorious happened. He verbally owns the female reporter who said that Kareem Hunt should face a lifetime ban. Sharpe calls out this double standard by saying that should be applied to doctors, lawyers, police officers, etc. if they did the same thing. Man, her body language just screamed “I just lost this argument” when he checked her.

I could care less about sports media, but that clip was freaking awesome. More people need to call out these bigoted double standards especially when they would NEVER do or say the same things about people of other races. Seriously, is she going to call out Ben Roethlisberger for the stuff he did? How about Peyton Manning for that sexual harassment case? Hey, maybe we can add women like Ronda Rousey or Hope Solo since they legit assaulted people (family members for the latter). Oh wait…she’s too much of a bigot and a coward to do those things with those examples.

How is it that whenever Black men do something bad (real or alleged), people want them to be fired and banned, but when a other people do the exact same thing, they get treated with kid gloves? Seriously, screw people’s racist hypocrisy! If you are offended by this, then something’s wrong with you and not me on this situation.

Good on you, Shannon Sharpe. I may not pay attention to sports or most mainstream media-related things, but you did a great job by dropping that truth bomb.