On the issue in Chicago

One thing that sickens me the most is when one person or a group of people commit some terrible and violent action or injustice and the mainstream media refuses to call it exactly what it is. For example, when a Muslim extremist commits some terrible act of terrorism, the right side mainstream media will not hesitate to call it that but the leftish side will defend the terrorist. When a white guy commits a terrible act of terrorism (like Dylan Roof, for example) the leftish side of the mainstream media will be the first to condemn him while FOX News and the right side of the MSM spectrum will rush to defend him by saying that he was just crazy and that it wasn’t a hate crime. But the fact remains that no matter what race or religion you are, if you commit a disgusting crime with political or religious motivations, you are a terrorist. That’s the fundamental definition of terrorism.

Now I want to discuss the definition of a hate crime. A hate crime is “a crime motivated by racial, sexual, or other prejudice, typically one involving violence.” But despite this very fundamental dictionary definition of a hate crime, the majority of mainstream media outlets still refuse to either cover this or label it a hate crime. So, lets see if it fits the definition. In case you were unaware, last week in Chicago four black teenage thugs kidnapped a white mentally disabled Donald Trump supporter, took him to some undisclosed location, beat him up and tortured him for hours, and recorded the whole thing live on Facebook. But what were the motivations behind this ugly act of violence? Many of the mainstream media outlets pegged it as stupid kids doing stupid things. However, I feel that an explanation like that one really detracts from what these thugs were really trying to do.

Lets look at the facts. The video has surfaced online. In the video, the captors can be clearly heard saying, “fuck Donald Trump” and “fuck white people”. Don’t get me wrong, I think Donald Trump is, well, swine. But imagine just for a moment, if you will, that a group of white thugs had kidnapped a black person and they were screaming hideous phrases like “fuck blacks” and “fuck Obama”! You cannot tell me that if the roles were reversed, the white thugs would not be instantly condemned and black America would just accept it as “kids just being kids”. No, this is America. We do not have double standards here. If it is a hate crime when a group of white people do it, then it is a hate crime when a group of black people do it. These young African Americans are racist pigs just like the KKK and Donald Trump, whose ideology they claim to despise.

In the video they claim that they are taken vengeance because of what their ancestors have been through. While it is certainly respectable and admirable for one to stand up against racism and slavery (I do that myself), I am a big believer in the ideology that the sins of the father are NOT the son’s doing. Where I come from you punish the guilty, not the entire bloodline or race. There are good people and there are bad people of every race and these young individuals are the worst that the African Americans have to offer. This is really one of those rare clear-cut issues with not a lot of gray area to it. These kids are racists, so they committed a hate crime. It’s that simple. So when the mainstream media can start calling things as they are, we will stop having these issues.

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To The Boy Who Will Love Me Next

If you can't understand these few things, leave before things get too involved

To the boy that will love me next, I need you to know and understand things about me and my past. The things I have been though not only have shaped the person I’ve become, but also sometimes controls my life. In the past I’ve been used, abused, and taken for granted, and I want something real this time. The guys before you were just boys; they didn’t know how to treat me until it was too late. They didn’t understand how to love me, until I broke my own heart. Before you truly decide to love me I want you to understand these things.

When I tell you something, please listen.

I’m my own person, I want to be loved a certain way. If I ask you to come over and watch movies with me please do it, if I ask for you to leave me alone for a few hours because it’s a girl’s night please do it. I don’t just say things to hear my own voice, I say things to you because it’s important to my life and the way I want to be loved. I’m not a needy person when it comes to being loved and cared for, but I do ask for you to do the small things that I am say.

Forgive my past.

My past is not a pretty brick road, it is a highway that has a bunch of potholes and cracks in it. I have a lot of baggage, and most of it you won’t understand. But don’t let my past decided whether you want to love me or not. My past has helped form who I am today, but it does not define who I am. My past experiences might try and make an appearance every once in a while, but I will not go back to that person I once was, I will not return to all that hurt I once went though. When I say those things, I’m telling the complete and honest truth. I relive my past every day, somethings haunt me and somethings are good reminds. But for you to love me, I need you to accept my past, present and future.

I’m just another bro to the other guys.

I have always hung out with boys, I don’t fit in with the girl groups. I have 10 close girlfriends, but the majority of my friends are guy, but don’t let this scare you. If I wanted to be with one of my guy friends I would already be with him, and if you haven’t noticed I don’t want them because I’m with you. I will not lose my friendships with all my guy friends to be able to stay with you. I will not cut off ties because you don’t like my guy friends. I have lost too many buddies because of my ex-boyfriends and I promised myself I wouldn’t do that again. If you don’t like how many guy friends I have you can leave now. Don’t bother trying to date me if you can accept the fact I’m just another bro.

I might be a badass, but I actually have a big heart.

To a lot of people I come off to be a very crazy and wild girl. I will agree I can be crazy and wild, but I’m more than that. I’m independent, caring, responsible, understanding, forgiving, and so such more type of woman. Many people think that I’m a badass because I don’t take any negatively from anyone. Just like we learned when we were younger, “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say it at all.” Most people can’t do that in today’s world, so I stick up for myself and my friends. I don’t care what anyone thinks about me, or their option on how I live my life. The only thing I care about is being able to make myself happy. Even though I’m an independent woman, understand that I do have a big heart. Honesty when I truly care for someone I will do just about anything they ask, but don’t take advantage of this. Once you take advantage of this part of me, all respect will be lost for you.

I’m hard to love.

Sometimes I want to be cuddle and get attention, and sometimes I don’t want you to talk to me for a couple hours. Sometimes I want you to take me out for a nice meal, but sometimes I want a home cooked meal. Every day is different for me, sometimes I change my mind every hour. My mood swings are terrible on certain days, and on those days you should probably just ignore me. I’m not easy to love, so you’ll either be willing to find a way to love me, or you’ll walk out like so many others have.

I’m scared.

I’m scared to love someone again. I’ve been hurt, heartbroken, and beat to the ground in my past relationships. I want to believe you are different, I want to hope things will truly work out, but every relationship has always ended up the same way. I’m scared to trust someone, put my whole heart into them, just to be left and heartbroken again. I sick and tired of putting my whole body and soul into someone for them to just leave when it is convenient for them. If you want to love me, understand it won’t be easy for me to love you back.

When “I’m done.”

When I say “I’m done” I honestly don’t mean that I’m done. When I say that it means I need and want you to fight for me, show me why you want to be with me. I need you to prove that I’m worth it and there’s no one else but me. If I was truly done, I would just walk away, and not come back. So if I ever tell you, “I’m done,” tell me all the reasons why I’m truly not done.

For the boy who will love me next, the work is cut out for you, you just have to be willing to do it. I’m not like other girls, I am my own person, and I will need to be treated as such. For the boy that will love me next, don’t bother with me unless you really want to be with me. I don’t have time to waste on you if you aren’t going to try and make something out of us. To the boy who will love me next, the last thing I would like to say is good luck, I have faith in you.

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