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/

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

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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

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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.

What a soft sentencing, but I’m not surprised.

I literally just found out about this news story from Anchorage, AK, and I was so angered by what I saw/heard, that I just have to talk about it.

You’ve got this demon named Justin Schneider who kidnapped a woman, choked her out, and masturbated over her incapacitated body. You would think that he’d be serving decades in jail, right? Right? RIGHT?!

Oh, wait. That never happened despite all the incriminating evidence.

Schneider’s punishment for his heinous crime is a 2 year sentence with one year suspended? Why? Because apparently his time under house arrest with an ankle tacker was enough to shorten that sentence, so he got to be with his wife and kids. Also, he DOESN’T have to register as a sex offender since they didn’t count his act of masturbation as sexual assault on his victim.

So is this guy divorced? I’m sure any woman with a modicum of intelligence and dignity would leave him. Just saying.

Okay, where are the feminists and the #MeToo crowd on this one? Hold on…all I hear is the symphony of crickets, wind, and tumbleweed about this particular issue. You’re all hypocrites and activists of convenience here.

As Phil from The Advise Show mentioned in the video, Black people don’t have that kind of treatment whenever they commit similar or even lesser crimes than this degenerate. Don’t even give me that “rich privilege” crap here. Schneider was working as a traffic controller at an airport, so I doubt he’d be making Bill Cosby money with that job. I’m sick of all this hypocrisy about sex crimes let alone how certain people get treated by the justice system. If you treat everyone equally when they do these heinous acts, then good on you and you’re a rarity in this world. If not, then shame on you for having selective outrage on who is accused of these vices. For those of you who are in the Anchorage area who happened to read my post: vote this judge out! We can’t have people in the legal and judicial system giving carte blanche to violent criminals just because of their skin color. Come on, do you really think someone who’s Black, Latino, Middle-Eastern, or any non-Caucasian ethnic group would get the same treatment if they did the exact thing as Schneider? If you think so, then you’re way too delusional. I’m just calling it as it is here. I wish there was fairness in the justice system, but I guess it’s too much to ask.

This video is courtesy of The Advise Show

Fandom Hypocrisy (A Rant)

This has been on my mind for a while, and I need to get this off my chest. I can’t stand various fandoms at times. Whether they are gamers, sports fans, otaku, music buffs, movie fans, comic nerds, bookworms, or whatever, they can get on my nerves.

It’s no wonder why I haven’t been getting into some of my own interests outside of non-fiction or my own creative projects and it’s not just because of how crazy busy my work schedule has been for months now.

I know not all fans are like this and I do support some bloggers who touch on some of those topics, so let me make that clear. However, I’m just frustrated and disillusioned by so many people and how shallow they can be. You have all these major issues going on like racism, the economy, politics, police brutality, homelessness, and other social ills going on, yet people complain about just trivial things with what they like/or don’t like in what they watch/play/listen to.

It also bugs me how people have freaking civil wars over movies, TV shows, or albums as if their whole identity is tied into whatever is to their liking, and that needs to stop. On one hand, you have people who think what they like is immaculate and the creators can do no wrong while freaking out that anyone would DARE dislike or mention some flaws. On the flipside, those same people will bash anything and everything from one creator as if they’re always in the wrong. Whenever someone does mention something like an unfortunate implication or having bad messages, some fans freak out and say “They [the creators] didn’t mean it!” as they try to hand-wave something away. It doesn’t change the fact that those actions were still done and/or could easily be interpreted in that fashion.

I do apologize if I get a bit theological here, but I think some fandoms could be intense enough to be a form of idolatry. Regardless whether you believe in a deity or not, it really becomes ironic. Instead of some Baals or Molochs, you could have someone like a theist replacing their god(s) with let’s say…superheroes, video games, or whatever’s on HBO. For those who aren’t sure about any higher powers out there or believe that said higher powers are fictional, then wouldn’t it be ironic to follow something involving fictional characters like most movies or TV shows and be obsessed with them? I’m not bashing anyone’s worldviews, so let me make that clear. I’m just wondering why and how people do these things or why they can excuse they’re own behaviors.

The level of stupidity and pettiness from these rapid and hypocritical fans has been getting on my nerves. You’re entitled to your opinions, but this self-righteousness needs to stop now. I can’t stand the double standards whether it involves anything revolving around “nerdy stuff” or to something as severe as racism or politics. I suggest to re-examine your thoughts and beliefs to what you like or dislike and figure out why you’re so willing to attack or defend depending on your positions.

Seriously, I can name a few examples of some fandom hypocrisy online and in real life. Allow me to call out some of this facepalm-worthy behavior…

Don’t say that something has too many people dying when you like Game of Thrones, Evangelion, or watch a lot of war movies.

Don’t tell me that such-and-such is a rip-off of so-and-so when you like The Lion King, Inception, or even some of Led Zeppelin’s music.

Don’t tell me that something is too biased politically when you like Last Man Standing, Glee, or you get your news from either MSNBC or Fox News depending on where you stand with your partisan beliefs.

Don’t tell me that something is too violent and bloody while you like Attack on Titan, Mortal Kombat, or a majority of Tarantino flicks.

Don’t bark at me when you think something’s too mainstream when you like St. Vincent (the singer), Bon Iver, or Juno.

Don’t tell me something is childish when you watch anything from Disney or Dreamworks. Actually, one could make a case that adult cartoons like South Park, Family Guy, or Bojack Horseman are juvenile in their own rights.

This needs to end. I know this blog was mainly for my music and spoken word project even though I haven’t recorded a lot lately, but I’m still willing to share my opinions about various things going on. People really need to check their priorities when it comes to what they like and how they live. Thanks for reading and dealing with my frustration.

Shame on Starbucks #BoycottStarbucks

I normally don’t make posts like this on any of my blogs, but I’ve been so disgusted lately that I just have to talk about it.

Some of you who have followed me here or any of my other blogs should know that I cannot stand racism. As a minority myself, I’ve been profiled at shops and restaurants before even though I was buying something. I hear about the crap going on at Starbucks as seen in these first two videos here and I’m just sickened by it. In 2018, discrimination still exists. No one regardless of race or ethnicity should be treated poorly because of their skin color. I’m not going to let companies disrespect people just because I don’t look like most people in America.

Fortunately, boycotts are easy if you think about it. All you have to do is NOT spend money. No need to go out on the streets, vote, or causing a ruckus. What you can do is to support your local coffee shop businesses (bonus points if they carry Fair Trade products). You get to invest in your community and help your hometown’s local economy.

Until they change, then I’m not giving a penny to Starbucks.