So, I’m a little late on this, but I thought I would just throw in my two cents, especially since its been awhile since I have “tumblred”.
Apparently, the muslims, (and I say this with the utmost respect) are offended by Jabba. He is obviously a muslim terrorist.
Really. The “Turkish Cultural Community of Austria,” says, “the toy effervesces racist, anti-Muslim bigotry. What are Lego recommending parents buy as a Christmas gift? The answer is pure racism.”
I have two issues with that statement. One being, last I check, Muslims were a group of religious people, not a race. Therefore, a muslim can be white, black, asian, etc. Secondly, has anyone, ever, looked at Jabba and though, “Muslim Terrorist.” Are we really so bigoted as a country that even when looking at a green (grayish), morbidly obese alien, the only thing we see is a muslim?
Which brings me to an even more disturbing thought.
I feel that America has taken a strange turn from being insensitive to way too sensitive. Saying the word “gay” can be perceived negatively, blacks are African Americans, don’t say illegal immigrants, retarded people are mentally disabled, and women will soon be, “individuals without penises”. We are so immensely afraid that someone will get offended, that we have to invent new phrases to refer to people that are different or even, to describe someone.
A while ago, I remember on the view, Barbara Walters kept refereing to “The N Word” and Johns didn’t like it. She wasn’t calling her a nigger, she wasn’t calling anyone else a nigger, she was simply covering a story with the word in it. I personally dont have a problem with this. If I see a word, I read it. The word can be “bitch”, “cunt”, “kik”, “chink”, whatever, and I’m going to say it. I won’t say, “The B Word”, because we are all adults, and if you have a problem with hearing things, even of they aren’t meant or said in a derogatory form, you should probably never walk outside, and stay far, far away from the internet.
I’ll give you an example.
I was talking to a friend a few months ago, nice guy and he was telling me about a break in at his store. He, luckily, was just closing up and actually had a chance to chase the guy away. I asked him what the guy looked like and the conversation went something like this:
“Not that tall, 5’11, 6’0 at most, darker fellow, sweat suit, slim built.”
“Darker? You mean tanned?”
“No, like racially darker.”
“No, darker than that.”
“Yeah, he was African American.”
“Why didn’t you just say that?”
You know why he didn’t? Because he didn’t want to offend me. Because if he said, “A black guy tried to break in my store.” he would be called “Racist”, “Bigot”, or even better, “Redneck”.
And I feel we throw these words around entirely too much. It trivializes actual cases of racism and bigotry. We call wolf so many times, is it any wonder that now, when things actually happen, people are almost prone to feel, “your playing the race card”. Not everyone who doesn’t like gays is a homophobe. Some people genuinely believe its wrong. Not everyone who says something negatively about a person, who happens to be black is racist. They might just not like that person. And if we are secure in who we are and ourselves, we won’t be offended by little things like that.
I’m in love with this man.
the-alan-smithee asked: You know it is nice to see the last thing you bloged is a reblog from me but I miss your blog. ._. I hope you just don't feel like tumblr or are to busy for it but that in general everything is okay. :3 Anyways I hope to see you on my dash again soon. :)
Hey! Yeah, I have been super busy lately! I am enrolling in school soon, working and planning a trip to NY next month. Needless to say I haven’t had time to blog. However, I am working on a few things, so probably in the next day or so I will have a few post up. How have you been?
Kids Movie Parallels | The Lion King
↳ Simba trying to wake Mufasa
What kind of monster would make this gifset
Nearly 19 years, and I never realized this parallel…
This is not okay.
THIS IS NOT OKAY AT ALL
So I never noticed this aaaand
*that awkward moment when I’m half black*
Gun Control, Liberalism and The NRA
The NRA recently was criticized for a recent ad which proposed the question, “Why is Obama skeptical about using armed guard in public schools when his own daughters are protected by armed guards in their private schools.” Even Fox News, a typically extremely right “news” station, felt that the ad was tacky, and left a sour taste in everyone’s mouth.
See The Ad Here
So, its seems that mainstream right and left, both find this ad repulsive. But should they? I mean, his kids do go to a school that is protected with security officers, that have guns. And while it can be easily argued that Obama is famous which means his children stand a higher risk to fall victims to things like kidnapping and murder, it can also be easily argued that our kids are prone to becoming victims of a mass shooting. And, if this is “common” enough to legislate weaponry, surely its common enough to retaliate with some sort of defense as well. No?
I am a liberal in almost every aspect. But I also try to remain as “unbiased” as possible. A fact is a fact after all, whether or not I like it. So taking that into consideration, as I have before on many things, I have to be anti-prohibition. Yes, that includes with guns.
Even if the Constitution is a “living and breathing” document, prohibitions haven’t, and will not work. A vast majority of gun violence is not committed by registered gun users and to be honest, while these mass shootings are tragic, and extremely saddening, they are isolated incidents. We have decreased violent crimes by twenty percent, and the only reason these mass shootings seem significant is because every single media outlet reminds us that they happened every single time we turn on the news. I’m not saying this should be brushed under the rug, but what I am saying, is that if these were indeed common incidents, they wouldn’t be major headlines.
Which brings me to my next point: even the countries that have strict gun laws still have a relatively higher or same violent crime rate. The UK, while yes, they have a lower gun violence rate, they are still the violent crime capital in all of Europe. I promise, I’m not making this up: Crime in the UK. Mexico also has this problem, another country with strict gun bans: Mexico’s Crime Statistic
And lastly, the hypocrisy the White House is displaying on this issue. Jay Carney, the White House press secretary had this to say: “Most Americans agree that a president’s children should not be used as pawns in a political fight. But to go so far as to make the safety of the president’s children the subject of an attack ad is repugnant and cowardly.”
Really? But its not cheap tactics to garner emotions from the American people to use children to implement reasoning for gun control legislation? Is it not the same thing when you have children reading highly sophisticated and heart-felt letters (that they totally wrote on their own and were in no way at all coaxed to say any of it) to millions about how these children would like to see gun control.
Oh, and did I mention little Julia dots her I’s with hearts and her favorite color is pink?
Come on, don’t insult my intelligence.
It seems like anytime Obama wants to make any controversial decisions, he needs to bring children into the matter. Remember when he went from being super opposed to gay marriage to being very pro-gay marriage after his daughters went to school with some kids who had gay marriage? I support the LGBTQ (and whatever other letters they have added.) but, making a decision that will affect over three-hundred million people based on your daughter’s feelings, not exactly the best way to convince people you’re a competent leader.
I guess my overall view, is that I don’t feel gun control will really make a significant improvement in these mass shootings. We as American’s have slowly but surely lost a huge amount of our rights, and a lot of it has been driven by fear mongering. The TSA, The Patriot Act, The NDAA, and now possibly gun control, are all fear induced policies to scare people into making decisions for a peace of mind, even if that cost is liberty. I for one, would rather be scared and armed, than scared without freedom.
-The Liberal Critic