Let’s talk a little about Mike Brown and Ferguson.
In case you live under a rock and don’t understand what’s going on, Mike Brown was an unarmed teenager shot by Darren Wilson. Wilson claims he punched him several times, and he shot him in a sort of self-defense, though apparently his gun was misfiring or something. Most of it doesn’t even make sense to me. The bottom line here is that the grand jury decided not to indict Wilson, and now the country is in an uproar.
Much like Trayvon, no one will really ever know the truth, because there is only one side of the story to be told here. But because Wilson was white and Brown was black, there is a big deal. And today, two days after the verdict, there are riots all over the country. People looting, setting things on fire, fights, and every other thing you can imagine. They even had a riot planned yesterday outside of a county jail here in NY – halfway across the country from Ferguson. That’s the stupidest idea ever, in my opinion, but whatever. There was a big advertisement for it online. Let’s advertise online where we’re going to riot. And we’ll do it right outside the county jail, where there are lots of people with weapons to stop us. Bunch of morons.
Now let me just point something out. And keep in mind that I totally wanted Zimmerman to fry for Trayvon. I think Zimmerman was a wannabe cop, and he should have minded his own business and went in his house when the 911 operator told him to. Not followed the kid. I truly believe that Trayvon probably told Zimmerman in no uncertain terms that he could go F himself, and Zimmerman was on a power trip and then killed him in “self-defense”. For me it’s not about skin color. It’s about acting like an a-hole, white or black. And I believe that if Zimmerman didn’t act like an a-hole first, Trayvon wouldn’t be dead, even if he was an a-hole too.
Back to Mike Brown. Like I said above, no one will ever know the full story, as every story has two sides and there is only one person here to tell it. But let’s say that Mike Brown did nothing wrong and that Darren Wilson is a liar. Do the people rioting think that this is going to make things better? Because they’re stating that Mike Brown was targeted as a thug because of his skin color. Okay…let’s say that’s true. Then why are black people feeding into the stereotype? There aren’t too many white people protesting. If you don’t want to be thought of as a thug, don’t act like one. And that sentence is for everyone. It doesn’t apply to one skin color. It’s just common sense.
Stop pointing yourselves out as different if you don’t want to be different. Most of us (at least where I live) are way past slavery. Stop bringing it up. Indians don’t go around burning buildings when they’re shot by white cops. What the white man did to them is also unforgivable. We purposely gave them smallpox for God sakes. There are no riots when a Jewish man is killed by a cop…why is that? Because all of these people have moved on. They don’t hold others responsible for things that happened a hundred years ago. It has nothing to do with now. Hate me if you want to, because I don’t feel the slightest bit of guilt about my German ancestors being part of the Holocaust. I don’t feel guilty that black people were held as slaves either. Because I had nothing to do with that. I repeat. I had nothing to do with that. And neither did 99% of people who are alive today. Yeah, my ancestors were probably a-holes. But I’m not, and I’m not going to feel guilty for what someone I don’t even know did.
So get this straight. If you’re an a-hole, you’re an a-hole. I don’t care if your skin is green with pink stripes. If Mike Brown really did nothing wrong, then God will judge Darren Wilson. Stop the riots and act like civilized Americans. Because that’s what we are. Americans. And we all bleed red.
Now, remember that Thanksgiving is tomorrow and go home and be thankful!