(before we start please excuse what grammatical errors I may have missed I suffer from dyslexia)
I only ask that you hear me out this story is not about Cecil the lion as it is about human nature. back in June an American dentist trapped, killed, and beheaded a lion. The world cried and I know because their were friends on my FB timeline who posted and (I know without a doubt) actually cried. so Cecil that lion whom was murdered in Africa earned to be remembered in lights atop the Empire State building. We have so many problems here, what nation doesn’t but how (what process) or whom made these choices? I get that we have so many problems here, there would be A light show every minute of every day to represent that and we still may not get them all, but lately police are killing unarmed black men, yet fair-skinned mass murderous are being taken alive (unless they commit suicide). And no matter how you feel in your heart about unarmed assailants running from or talking back to the police (unarmed) you have got to see there is an issue somewhere. Let us not forget most famously Reese Witherspoon cursed out and physically obstructed the officer from arresting her husband, she wasn’t tazed or shot and ended up getting off with a fine under $220 dollars, still don’t see a problem? Be that proper training or racism. Yes I am so pleased this medium wasn’t used for Caitlyn Jenner as she is not a hero. And I do not expect you to stand up for every cause but humans, good or bad are what we are, before race disconnected us, religion separated us, politics divided us, and wealth classified us.
I thought it messed up that an endangered animal was murdered but damned if it effected me enough to bring up and fight in the cause to bring that man to justice, we gave Michael Vick more time than any I have seen lose a case on Animal Cops for cruelty to multiple animals. There is not an age in the history of man that there hasn’t been an injustice to humankind but we can’t be numb to it, we can’t imagine it away, I just expect to see more outrage for things we can see clearly, prove, hell for humans. The system though it may be broken to some point works, I’m saying there should be more people standing up for people before we fight anything else.
To my friends who have friends that need to hear this message black lives need to matter to some of our own brothers and sisters before they matter to some others, while that doesn’t excuse any unarmed murders of our people (all people) it needs to be more of an issue than an African lion, a flag, a rap battle, or the Kardashians. This is only a guess but I feel if we humans put more thought into human life, we would solve many of our own problems. I’m saying asking if we could as humans all believe in one thing then let that be that human life matters. Live by that as the baseline for your decisions oh wait many of you believe that already it is a commandment, so I wonder why is that so hard to truly interpret where did we lose that in translation. What the fuck do I know anyway. -Vonte