Saturday, I was staring at my tv horrified by the violent images I saw being plastered all over it. I saw a group of people just wrestling in the street. Some had Nazi signs,and white nationalist sayings,while others had black ski mask on and had bats in their hands. In the end three people ended up dying. one a thirty-three year old woman who got ran over by a young homicidal racist. the other two were troopers whose helicoptor tragically went down. I for one have had it up to here with this bullshit. It has gotten so bad.
Since Donald Trump came into office, t seems rioting and trying to kill the other side has become the norm. The scary part is that both the far right and the far left have gotten so big,and are actually trying to destroy this country I call home. From the KKk and neo-nazis to the anarchist assholes known as Antifa, these far fringe groups have just been rising and i personally believe it is because of the failure of the left and the right to solve problems,and see where the other side is coming from.
The problem with the left is that they have backed themselves up into a corner with identity politics,microaggressions,and shutting down people who disagree them. They have lead to groups like Antifa who like to cause chaos where ever they land in America. They have given a voice to hypocrites like Linda Sarsour, Umar Johnson,and Tariq Nasheed who do nothing but make false racism allegations, turn on people who disagree with them,and pretend to care about the plight of another community when a white person attacks that community but if they attack it then they are always right. The narrative that everyone white, straight,and male is the devil is also another thing that needs to be challenged. So does shutting down speech that yu disagree with,or even hurts your feelings. Everyone has the right to be offended! That is a sad but basic truth. You can debate someone who has a bad idea.but by shutting them down you have done nothing but give them a bigger platform,and drove them to spread their harmful views to another medium.
The problem with the right is they have backed themselves into a corner by trying to make theirviews the law of the land and trying to stop political correctness. Now I am no fan of being pc all the time,but there is a big difference between being pc and being a human being. Everything,should not be defended all the time. If you say something racist,sexiest,or homophobic be prepared to be called out and debated on it. These right wing politicians,and media analysist have done a great disservice by trying to lessen claims of racism,sexism ,homophobia and every other ism out there. These people are the reason why most Americans think all republicans are racist,assholes who want the world to go back to 1957.
I should also add social media is another culprit in this madness. The twitter game of trying to get people and shame people has everyone walking on eggshells and scared to dwell in places that are uncomfortable. The KKK and Isis have done a great job of requiting young men who feel left out,and confused about their place in society. These things need to be talked about more,without journalist being accused of racism,or being a race apologist. These professionally offended people have gotten so powerful that people really cannot have an intelligent conversation anymore .This twitter culture where everyone is out to get someone is terrifying. The fact that someone can make a false allegation against any celebrity like Cardi b and try to make it seem someone was being racist,and homophobic for a tweet they sent five years ago is down right scary. People have to make mistakes to learn. That is a basic fact. You cannot shame someone for a mistake,or they will never learn.
These three culprits need to do better,cause i do not ever want to see another scene on my tv screen like I did that Saturday afternoon.