Start writing a post
Politics and Activism


Home of the Red, Black, and Blue

Feel grafix

How does one explain what happened in Dallas to an outsider? How do you tell people who are not from America that police officers, some veterans themselves, are being gunned down by ex-military snipers? How are Americans supposed to feel safe when soldiers are killing cops, two groups that are supposed to protect the people.

How do we explain the events that happened in Orlando? We thought it was ISIS, but it turned out that the man who killed all those people at that nightclub frequented the club regularly. A disgruntled man, maybe confused, decides to take countless of innocent lives just because he's unhappy with his life?

Then we have a pastor who applauds the work of the Orlando gunman, praising him for the "work" he's done.

America is having an identity crisis. There are so many things going on that people don't know who to throw their support behind. Should they support #BLACKLIVESMATTER, or what about #BLUELIVESMATTER, or even #ALLLIVESMATTER?

We can't afford to be divided like this as a nation, especially with Trump floating around like an Orange balloon that won't go away, or Hillary; who the hell still uses AOL, Hillary?

America won the Revolutionary War by coming together with the French; I don't know why we would ever Deviate from unity.

When the war of Northern Aggression happened and the South tried to secede, unification by force was what brought the country back together.

The war America is fighting today is not one that is overseas, against a foreign enemy, but right here in the U.S., against our own people.

Not all the shots fired come from guns or weapons; but shots fired still do damage all the same.

These bullets, ripping through America's flesh, have names: racism, ignorance, gluttony and disrespect.

This war, of aggression and hate, could very well witness the U, S, and A separate.

One of the first things we were warned about by George Washington were the evils of political parties, politicians entrenching themselves in idealistic, thought and stubborn behavior, good thing we avoided that.

With so many factions in this country, it seems ridiculous that we could be unified on any front; everyone is always upset about something.

If we could hone all our attention to one problem at a time, we would be able to have real change.

Until we all get off our a**es and do something, we're all just going to be a bunch of keyboard warriors, slowly boring everyone to death with their pointless blogs, and trite articles.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less

19 Lessons I'll Never Forget from Growing Up In a Small Town

There have been many lessons learned.

houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

college students waiting in a long line in the hallway

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments