To say Obama is progress (for black people) is saying that he’s the first black person that is qualified to be President. That’s not black progress. That’s white progress. There’s been black people qualified to be President for hundreds of years. – Chris Rock

5 Dec
PART DOS OF MY OPINION ON THE MICHAEL BROWN/FERGUSON AND NOW ERIC GARNER DEBACLE


What is up kids?

Well if you’re a unarmed black teenager in America i’m hoping it’s not your hands that are up, because that’ll get you shot!  Although even if you have your hands in your pocket and/or you’re wearing a hoodie i guess that might get you shot as well.  Actually now that i think about it, have these unarmed black teens ever tried just not being black?  i know it sounds crazy, but it seems like being white is the only way an unarmed black man can get through the day without being killed.  Because we all know that if you’re a white teen you can walk anywhere in this country with no problem.  Hell, if you’re white you can point guns at Federal agents on your ranch, and even walk into stores carrying your guns and it’s just seen as an expression of your freedom of your God given rights in the Constitution! 
And before i lose every white reader that i have on this blog i should be honest, i don’t know if Michael Brown had his hands up when he was shot.  And i’m not going to be like most of America who spews out all of these opinions over something when i clearly don’t have all of the information and/or facts. Because i know most people just need to hear a small blurb of a news story and then all of a sudden they speak about it like they were studying the subject for years, but that’s not something i’m going to do. 

Although speaking of the facts, it does seem that in America if you are white and you have guns like they did at the Bundy ranch or while walking into a Chipotle restaurant that you will be just fine.  But if you’re black and you are unarmed and somebody only thinks that you have a gun then they can shoot you and not even have to go to trial over it, even if the person who shoots you is a police officer.  In fact, police officers can also put you in a choke hold for selling loose cigarettes, despite not knowing how to properly use a choke hold (which is why police officers aren’t supposed to use them) and they don’t have to go to trial over that either.  America, F*ck yeah!
And i know a lot of people don’t want to talk about what these officers did and instead they’d rather focus on the riots that happened after they decided to not charge those officers, as well as talk about how dumb and useless it is to riot in your own hometown.  “You’re damn right we do miguel!  i mean honestly, why do these idiots destroy everything?  What does that do and/or prove to anyone?  How can anyone be so stupid to riot when they should be getting together and trying to find a real solution that will help people?  Rioting does nothing!”
And you know what?  You’re 100% RIGHT!  But while everyone who thinks that rioting is stupid and pointless are completely correct, they are also totally missing the point.  The people that are rioting are angry people (mostly kids) who feel that the system that many believe is racist against them has failed.  And if the system doesn’t give a f*ck about unarmed black teenagers that are shot, then why would these kids give a f*ck about ANYTHING?  And i know this is a hard emotion for white people to understand, or even women for that matter because this behavior is more typical of males. 

But any guy who has gone through puberty will tell you that when we were teenagers we were all filled with serious RAGE!  i mean how could we not be?  Our bodies were changing, our hormones were all over the place, and we literally wanted to f*ck anything that moved.  That’s why kids listen to such heavy music and/or such hardcore rap when they are young, it’s because our hormones and testosterone get us SO F*CKING FIRED UP and we love anything that helps enhance these feelings.  So in the Ferguson situation you have all of these angry, hormonal, fired up kids in Ferguson who were mad at the racist system already, and then you have a grand jury who decides that it’s not even worth it to go to a trial when one of their own was shot and killed.  And you know what?  When the grand jury decided on this these kids decided that they would respond by burning down some motherf*cking buildings!
And does that response make any sense at all?  No, no it doesn’t.  Is it the stupidest thing ever to burn down buildings in your own hometown with local people and store owners that had nothing to do with this decision?  Yes, yes it is.  Just as it’s stupid to riot in your town after your sports team wins a championship, but that also still happens.  But instead of arguing why doing this is so stupid when we all already know that it is, why not try to understand the anger and emotions these young kids are going though instead?  Because maybe instead of being so righteous you could try to see the world through their eyes, and then maybe you’d finally start to understand that their response with the rioting is not supposed to make sense. 

For example, have you ever walked by a table or chair and hit your foot and stubbed your toe, and then you kick or punch the table because it hurt so much?   Or have you ever been in a verbal fight with your boyfriend or girlfriend, and then you get so mad that you punch a wall and hurt your hand?  i’m sure a lot of you have been there before, and if not OF COURSE you can be the person who argues how stupid it is to punch a wall or kick a chair because it doesn’t accomplish anything.  “OMG miguel, why would you kick a chair?  It doesn’t even feel anything, that response is so stupid!”  Yeah, of course it is dummy.  We don’t do that because it makes sense, we do it because we’re f*cking pissed off!  So instead of being the person who doesn’t get that, be the person who realizes sometimes people are so angry that they just don’t give a F*CK about anything.  And when you don’t give a f*ck you do stupid things like punch walls or kick chairs, or maybe you’ll even burn down buildings when it’s something bigger like an unarmed teenage boy who gets shot and there’s no trial for it.  And again, i’m not making arguments to defend what these kids did when rioting, because what they did was stupid and f*cked up.  All i’m saying is that after you get off of your high horse of judging all these teenagers, maybe take a look around at the anger and emotions that these kids are feeling and realize that while they did not handle this situation right at all that doesn’t make their anger any less justified. 
 
But whatever, i don’t know.  These are just my opinions and i could be wrong.  But it’s easy to be the person who says that Michael Brown deserved this because he robbed a store, or that the people who burned down the buildings in Ferguson are dumb aholes that only hurt their own cause, and that minorities have to stop playing the victim in this country because nobody cares.  These are all of the responses that i keep reading from people on social media, and i have to say they bore me to tears.  Because everyone commenting on that stuff are just making the easy cases, the ones that no one is arguing and are politically correct to make.  But the truth is the police have a responsibility to not use deadly force unless they have to, and cases like Michael Brown and Eric Garner bring to light the fact that maybe all police don’t feel and act this way.  And besides all officers wearing cameras like i talked about in my last blog, this cop culture is the subject that we should be focusing on at this point, not all that other obvious heated rederic that gets us nowhere.  Because two people that were on this Earth are now dead because they were killed, and the question is, did they have to die?  Let me know who wants to talk about that issue in a calm and intelligent matter, because commenting on the rage and anger of people we couldn’t possibly understand how they’re feeling is absolute nonsense to me.  
 

RANDOM NONSENSE

– So earlier i brought up the Bundy ranch as well as those maniacs who bring guns into public restaurants and stores just to point out that things are CLEARLY not equal for black and white people in this country, and honesty they never really were.  And i’ve always thought that is common knowledge, but apparently many white people and those in the media seem to believe that since a little more then half of the country voted for Barack Obama then all of the race issues in this country are suddenly OVER.  i mean for real, people think about things like slavery and segregation as SO long ago, but the reality is that just because we have a black president and we’re all able to drink from the same water fountains now that doesn’t mean racism is over.
Let’s be honest kids, EVERYBODY knows someone who is racist.  And if i had to bet you are probably related to them.  Actually, if i had to bet i would put money on the fact that a large percentage of the people who read this blog are at least a little racist, even if you won’t admit it to others.  i mean look at me, some people would say that i’m racist against white people because i’m always making fun of how silly and ignorant and lame they are, and i talk about how all white people smell like wet dogs when they come in from the rain.  Did you all know that we thought that about you, white people?  Ask a minority, they’ll gladly tell you this truth!
 
– So does everyone remember playing “Tetris” as a kid growing up?  For real, that was one of my favorite games ever!  It was definitely my favorite hand held game that don’t involve my penis.  But yeah i would play Tetris on Gameboy all day everyday until i straight up went insane and couldn’t do or think about anyone else.  No joke, i would literally play so much that EVERYTHING i looked at in real life would become shapes and i would start putting them together to make lines in my head. 
 And yes i would always try to set it up perfectly so that the long straight line would slide right into the perfectly shaped slot to make a Tetris.  Although describing the game like that makes me want to play that other hand held game i was talking about earlier…
– Has anyone ever heard the phrase “i’m going to go HAM all over you!”  Personally i think i may have heard it before but i guess i never realized what it meant.  Apparently it means “hard as a motherf*cker,” which to me is straight silly because if i planned on going hard i would not use a deli meat to describe the emotions that i was feeling.  In fact, i think people who use that saying are full of bologna! And i’m not scared to say that either, because i’m not a chicken you’re a turkey!  But yeah my point is that saying is horrible.  Salami.
A Great Name for a Punk Band!  “The Riff Raffs” 
Fast Food Tips – It’s been 40 LONG years but after a 4 decade hiatus Burger King is FINALLY bringing back it’s Yumbo sandwich!  And if you don’t remember what that is you are just like me and 95% of the rest of the country so i guess i’ll stop the suspense and let you know what it is now.  Apparently it’s just a ham and cheese sandwich, and for some reason BK thinks it’ll be a nostalgic and decided it’d be a great idea to bring this back now.  Which is funny because i can’t imagine who in their right mind would eat a ham and cheese sandwich from Burger King, although if people are dumb enough to eat those garbage sandwiches from Subway i guess they are down to eat sandwiches from anywhere.

This Yumbo sandwich will also be on BK’s “2 for $5 menu” which means if you want to make an awful decision twice with one order you can feel free to do so.  And to anyone living in New Jersey we literally have the best deli’s on the planet, so why anyone would eat a sandwich from BK, Subway, or any other “chain” restaurant when you could get the best stuff ever from a Jersey deli is beyond me.  But the rest of the country isn’t as lucky as us, which is why i’m sure those deprived people in the Midwest just can’t wait to eat a BK ham and cheese sammich! 

And that’s it for me today kids!  Man, who would have thought i would start off one blog this week about an unarmed black teenager being shot and the police officer not having to go to trial over it and end my second blog with ANOTHER unarmed black person who was killed by a cop who also doesn’t have to go to trial.  What are the odds?  Maybe next week i’ll write my first blog about winning the lottery and then by Friday i’ll win it again!

But i hope everyone has a great weekend, despite all the horrificness that’s going on in Team America these days.  Never forget that no matter how dark and awful the world may seem that YOU have the ability to make your own happiness.  Every day on this planet is a gift, and you can get bogged down in thinking of all of the horrors that go on.  Or instead you can remember how lucky you are to be alive, and have a drink or two or eleven with friends or loved ones.  Because no matter what is going on right now in the world, it’s still the start of the weekend and i’m about to go HAM all over this bitch!

Cya Tuesday, @migueljose_85 on Twitter


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One Response to “To say Obama is progress (for black people) is saying that he’s the first black person that is qualified to be President. That’s not black progress. That’s white progress. There’s been black people qualified to be President for hundreds of years. – Chris Rock”

  1. Johnny Lats December 5, 2014 at 9:45 pm #

    The press is so powerful in its image-making role, it can make the criminal look like he's the victim and make the victim look like he's the criminal. This is the press, an irresponsible press. If you aren't careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.

    Three hundred and ten years we worked in this country without a dime in return- I mean without a dime in return. You let the white man walk around here talking about how rich this country is, but you never stop to think how it got rich so quick. It got rich because you made it rich. Not only did we give of our free labor, we gave of our blood. Every time he had a call to arms, we were the first ones in uniform. We died on every battlefield the white man had. We have made a greater sacrifice than anybody who’s standing up in America today. We have made a greater contribution and have collected less.

    So, I’m not standing here speaking to you as an American, or a patriot, or a flag-saluter, or a flag-waver—no, not I.

    And when I speak, I don’t speak as a Democrat, or a Republican, or an American. I speak as a victim of America’s so-called democracy. You and I have never seen democracy; all we’ve seen is hypocrisy. When we open our eyes today and look around America, we see America not through the eyes of someone who has enjoyed the fruits of Americanism, we see through the eyes of someone who has been the victim of Americanism. We don’t see any American dream; we’ve experienced only the American nightmare. We haven’t benefited from America’s democracy; we’ve only suffered from America’s hypocrisy. And the generation that’s coming up now can see it and are not afraid to say it.

    We declare our right on this earth to be a human being, to be respected as a human being, to be given the rights of a human being in this society, on this earth, in this day, which we intend to bring into existence by any means necessary.

    Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice. If you're a man, you take it.

    -Malcolm X

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