The United States has some serious issues surrounding guns. Access to them, belief people should legally own them or have them, regardless of the legality of it. People using them ~all the fucking time~. Cops trained to shoot first because of experience, need to, then investigate second. People using them on each other like it’s one big water fight at a community park; except the issue is they have real guns and real bullets.
I don’t give a shit about the 2nd amendment. Sorry. I don’t care about Government conspiracy issues and protecting the people from the perceived corruption of the Government they elect. I don’t care about people screaming racism when a white person kills a black person, when the majority of violent gun crime is black on black and I don’t care about white privilege.
I’m a mother. I care about someones child, adult or not, needlessly dying. I care about an education system that is failing and not teaching that ALL life has value. I care about poverty and low income earners having babies they can’t financially support which is breeding systematic poverty and perpetuates the types of separateness which happens with class division. It’s not racial division at all, as poor white people have the same issues as poor black people.
Racism is real. You’d have to be some kind of stupid to not recognize that truth. But it can only exist in a place where people are uneducated and the majority live in poverty. Poverty is a way to keep the masses under control. People busy fighting and killing each other, rarely have time to focus on the Governments which serves the elite and results in monumental profits which never make it’s way through the system to support those who support the elite.
I’m a white heterosexual woman. I’ll never understand the reality of the black perspective. Just like I’ll never understand it from the male point of view, or of a gay/bi person. My view comes from my reality. But I respect the views of others and want to know and understand them. My personal belief on just about everything, is actually pretty simple: it’s that we are all petals of the same flower. All are needed to make a flower what it is; there are so many shades on the same flower, some are perfect, some are bent, some are discolored, some fading as they die, some new as they are created. All part of the same thing.
The United States are horribly divided. And it is breaking my heart to watch it or hear about it. I want to scream “fix the fucking problem”, but we all know it’s not that simple. Maybe it would it be better to have black cops patrolling black neighborhoods right now. Is it cops in general that black people distrust or would they react better to black cops? Seems like a quick and temporary fix while the country decides as a whole how they are going to handle the mess the country is in. But the issue is nothing gets solved. You just keep killing each other with guns, in record numbers.
Statistically, when you look at race when it comes to crime and imprisonment, you see a disproportionate number of black people committing the crimes and being jailed for it. Why? There are studies after studies done about it and I am not posting the figures or citing links. Do the research and take equity courses or social structure courses, in University. The reality is, white collar crime and blue collar crime are treated differently and harsh sentences are given for minor infractions. The reality is poverty does not allow for the majority of people to move from blue collar crime into white collar crime. And the majority of those in the US living in poverty are black or of color.
So why have black people not figured it out, that to get out of poverty they have to access the free education given to them and all residents and stop committing petty crimes which give unjust and harsh punishments because of a legal system which is designed to keep the majority, regardless of race, as submissive workers keeping the elite in power and making money?
I don’t see Americas gun violence and race issues being about that at all. I see it as the corporate elite who want to keep people uneducated and in poverty as a means of controlling them. And they use their behaviour when they rebel against them as proof that they are unmanageable and deserved the punishment they get, created by the lack of opportunity that comes from poverty .
Women need to stop having babies they can not care for and putting them into a system which does not support them or care about their families needs. If a woman has 4 kids by 4 daddies by the time she is 22, it’s safe to say her life for the next 20 years will not be about educating herself, it’s about raising her children and trying to provide for them on her own.
Governments rely on that to keep her voice silent and to keep her from participating as an equal for change which needs to happen. It is long overdue and your country is at a critical point in history.
Two parents who love each other and who wanted kids can barely make it through raising them through the difficult journey from babies to productive adults. The same task is ‘almost’ impossible for a single parent and becomes harder when you increase the number of kids involved. The color of the family has nothing to do with it. The more kids you have the less opportunity they get. And this will keep the cycle of poverty forever moving forward.
I am saddened and disgusted by the shootings in the States. I can’t imagine not changing gun laws the same day a shooter enters a school and kills classrooms full of children, regardless of your position on having them for civil rights. I can not watch another video of a white cop shooting a black man, because of fear. Fear that the black man will be like the majority of the other black men who are in prison, who are carrying a concealed weapon and who will use it.
Black people fear Police and Police fear black people. People fear the Government and fear the removal of their rights and they are willing to let their children die to keep the rights which are allowing easy access to the guns which kill the people they love. The Government fears changing laws because they do not want to end poverty and they want to keep the masses uneducated and they want to get re-elected.
When will Americans realize that the rich are getting richer on their backs and do not care if you keep killing each other off, as long as you show up for your minimum wage job, if you are lucky enough to have one, so their companies can keep rolling in record profits and their elite keep getting elected into office?
America’s division of wealth is becoming greater, with more and more people falling from the middle class into poverty. It is resulting in more crime with harsher sentencing. The end result is chaos where people are killing each other, like rats do in an over crowded and stressful environment. Your entire country is like a 3rd year lab experiment set up for a psychology course on how to incite violent and deviant behaviour.
It’s time to wake up and deal with your shit before the Government legislates more and more restrictions which make things worse and exacerbate the very real issues which are facing your country, because they don’t actually want them fixed because it would negatively impact their finances to do it. And corporate greed is fueling and creating, the race issues your country is having. At least that’s what it looks like as an outsider, who has no player in the game.
But what do I know. I’m just a white, heterosexual woman from Canada.