I am scared of this world. If you have been watching news reports you’ve only been getting a small dose of why I get the shivers.
Today, on MSN, there is a story about armed white men going into Ferguson, MO. They call themselves the Oath Keepers. The thought of people going into a potential riot area with loaded weapons is disturbing. Why would they do this? I only can guess to shoot someone, meaning black people.
Here in the USA, because of a document written over 200 years ago when the most destructive rifle was a musket, all citizens have the right to arm themselves with as many modern, high-kill weapons and ammo as they can afford. There are open carry permits that can be obtained by just going and applying for it. Some places you don’t even need that.
I’ve heard people say in the media, that I should feel safer knowing that there are others out there in public carrying weapons- concealed and/or open carry. Do I feel safer knowing that people around me are armed? No, these people are even crazier that the Oath Keepers.
But the real nauseating part of this all are the comments at the end of the article- makes me ill.
There were over 1,900 comments made at the time of this posting. Mainly white men agreeing with the Oath Keepers, making asinine, derogatory comments. In the land where freedom of speech, anyone who disagrees with their opinion in the right to bear arms has names hurled at them varying from female body parts to the typical 4 letter words and phrases. Lots of anti-black slurs, anti-government, anti everything and anything.
I read these comments and think of my own playground bullies, the 7, 8, 9 year old boys who were the sons of uneducated parents, products of their environment. But these are grown men and I can only assume they are armed too. These are grown men, responsible for teaching their own kids to respect other people, not to be racists, not to be bullies, not to be internet trolls and just generally be good people. How embarrassed would their mothers’ be to know that their little boys are using “yeast infection” as a taunt?
I don’t see how these so called men can respect women when they think calling someone a “vagina” is an insult. This goes for using a women’s period as an insult as well Mr. Trump.
What century do I live in? Is it 2015 or 1715? I don’t see much difference sometimes when it comes to respecting women or people from other races and cultures.
Maybe I am too naive, but these comments sadden me to think how far we haven’t come.