Wow, I totally missed this, Michael. I only saw it now because of a Feruson message. That is so wrong. But I don’t check Tumblr a lot and didn’t actually know there was a message feature till now. How are you doing?
I understand your objection. But I won’t take the quotes back. Mental illness is serious and it does kill. But right now, bullets and tear gas and police are killing people. Not mental illness. And there is a real danger the media will start saying all of this is the result of some “mentally ill” kid throwing a water bottle and try to make it all go away. That cannot happen. Mental illness is real and a life and death issue. But mental illness is not the Ferguson issue.
im really tired of europeans on here reblogging posts about racism in america and adding shocked disapproving comments like “get it together america lol” as if there isn’t an enormous amount of racism in europe and as if it wasn’t the europeans that first colonized the new world that planted the seed of racism in north america
You could mention to the UK peeps the USA saved their asses from Germany in a war that was entirely based on racism and ask them how they’re doing with that anti-semitism thing these days.
I would really, really, like to just go do my job and live my life and ignore all things political. I’ve been involved with things political before. It didn’t matter. The stupid slept. The enraged attacked. The indoctrinated got pissed if you implied they were wrong — or cheered you on, mostly for the wrong reasons, if they thought you agreed with them. Nothing changed. No one woke up. Also I hate politics. But there are times when something so wrong is happening, I can’t do that. I have to stop, watch, and forward. Because, even if people will not “see”? At least it must be there for people to see.
Ways you can help: