Racial Misgivings

Racial Misgivings.

It’s the Christmas season. Yet, when I watch the news, I see protesters turning into rioteers, innocent policemen being killed, and people taking advantage of the protests to loot businesses. I know the main concern of the common folk is that their brethren are being murdered unjustly. But let’s look at the facts:
-A few (small but not an insignificant amount) of the black men shot were shot out of self defense. They WERE armed and accustomed to their weapon of choice.
-It is COMPLETELY LEGAL for an officer to shoot to kill if a person is threatening them with a weapon. Shooting to injure would lead to an unsubstantial lawsuit against the officer made by the “victim” of the shot.

I understand that many times the officers overstepped their boundaries. But why should the innocent have to pay for their crimes. Oh no, I don’t mean the families of their victims. I mean their fellow officers who, maybe it just so happens, have consciences telling them how to act lawfully. Yes, the dead black men deserve justice. But who are you to decide who lives or dies? No one died and made you God.
Also, keep in mind that racism works both ways. I bet that none of the officers targeted were black, yet there are also misguided black policemen out there.
Pray for all those lost before they could see 2015.

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Racial Misgivings

It’s the Christmas season. Yet, when I watch the news, I see protesters turning into rioteers, innocent policemen being killed, and people taking advantage of the protests to loot businesses. I know the main concern of the common folk is that their brethren are being murdered unjustly. But let’s look at the facts:
-A few (small but not an insignificant amount) of the black men shot were shot out of self defense. They WERE armed and accustomed to their weapon of choice.
-It is COMPLETELY LEGAL for an officer to shoot to kill if a person is threatening them with a weapon. Shooting to injure would lead to an unsubstantial lawsuit against the officer made by the “victim” of the shot.

I understand that many times the officers overstepped their boundaries. But why should the innocent have to pay for their crimes. Oh no, I don’t mean the families of their victims. I mean their fellow officers who, maybe it just so happens, have consciences telling them how to act lawfully. Yes, the dead black men deserve justice. But who are you to decide who lives or dies? No one died and made you God.
Also, keep in mind that racism works both ways. I bet that none of the officers targeted were black, yet there are also misguided black policemen out there.
Pray for all those lost before they could see 2015.

Dreams

[Sing to the tune of Free from Barbie as the Princess and the Pauper movie]

All my life I’ve always wanted
To have one thing for myself
Nothing to do and for once
There’re books on many shelves
About romance, lords, and werewolves
Vampires, highlanders, and queens
All these and more will only be for me~ee~ee
Still so many to re~ee~ead

Yet I fear I’ll never be (Maybe I will never be)
FREE~EE~EE

I close my eyes and feel myself fly a thousand miles away
I could take flight
It would feel so right
Reality tells me STA~AA~AY

I’ll stay a devoted bookworm
I”ll get a private library
Fantasies are born from a child’s dreams
I will never stop believing
School can never stop my schemes
There’s more to living than clothes, and tests, and jobs, and slee~ee~eep
In fantasi~ii~ies
I will DRE~EE~EE~EAM

Christmas or Yuletide?

It is common knowledge that Christmas was placed at the end of the year by the Catholic church to continue the tradition if Yuletide celebrations (Jesus was really born in the spring). So why is it that Christmas seems more pagan with each passing year? Christmas has now become known as shopping, presents, and parties season in the States. Yet when Thanksgiving rolled around, people don’t know what to be thankful for. How about being thankful dor that huge meal you ate then, huh? There are people starving out there whom you could take in for one day if the season. Nothing big, just feeding them and getting them some warm clothes. Not too hard, right?
THINK ABOUT IT THIS SEASON

Still a multipersonalitied weirdo

My erratic semester

Hi again. Sorry that I’ve been MIA for a few months. It’s just that sophomore year has kept me on my toes. Where do I even start with this….
·Well, I have two classes with the guy I like. I never thought that a crush would ruin my life, but it has. I’m naturally weird around guys and he makes me even weirder. To the point that I stop breathing around him.
· I’m excitedly awaiting the release of the second Mortal Instruments movie, City of Ashes. Contrary to previous beliefs, they are continuing the series. I mean,
why wouldn’t they? They left off City of Bones with Jace and Clary as siblings. Talk about a torturous ending. [I think that it would’ve been cool to make the Mortal Instruments books and Cassandra Clare’s other books into TV series]
·I’m on Homecoming Court! At my school, we have a whole seperate assembly where the different grade courts do seperate dances (seniors also add in skits). Us sophomores are doing the swing to “All About that Bass” by Megan Trainor. Girls had to get royal blue dresses (freshmen: black dresses; no junior court; seniors: white dresses). Went on a whole mall trip with my gal pals to find the perfect dress and shoes. I even met my low budget (thanks to Mum. Love ya <3)
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Gonna look fab in my dress. I might or might not upload q pucture of me in it later