Something that has been disturbing me in the past 24 hours is a video that went viral all over the internet involving a 14 year old girl and her school mates. I am sure some of you are already aware, and for those who are not, let’s just say it’s a mix between cyber bullying and an example of my generation growing up way too fast.
It was not the fact that the entire ordeal took over my timeline for hours, or that it was the number one trending topic, or the fact that people are still talking about it as I type. The alarming part was that this “issue” got my generation more hype than anything going on in the world right now.
Why isn’t Herman Cain and his ideas of liberals and “black folks” trending? Or the fact that the drug cartels in Mexico have been dropping bodies faster than you can say: “immigration”. Or about the continuous drama in the middle east. Why did we never talk about Uganda outting the homosexuals in their communities and encouraging residents to kill them? Or how Obama’s Jobs plan is being stalled (supposedly on purpose according to a democrat in the house via MSNBC)…what about the dust storm in Texas? *takes breath* Need I go on?
“[People] do negative [stuff] cuz they promote negative [stuff]. I bet you [people] don’t know [anything] bt
#occupywallstreet. But u know who Amber Cole is!” – @BLadyLike
I could not have said it better.
Bottom line is, we need to get it together! All of us who are of legal age to vote in this election need to especially pay attention to the world because we have a chance to make a difference. Not just simply vote for Obama because he’s black. Or vote Republican because your parents are republican. Or not vote at all.
Our social security is the line!! And I don’t know about any of you but I would love to retire someday. I also want to be sure my mother and my aunts and uncle can retire comfortably as well.
Do I know it all? Definitely not. But the effort is there.
This past Sunday was the dedication of the Martin Luther King memorial. I did not see this as a trending topic. It is important to remember how our forefathers and ancestors took a stand so that we can have a say in what goes on in our country. If we don’t say anything then what was the point of Democracy?
I am not saying we should stop having fun and pick up a newspaper. I’m just saying that there needs to be more awareness and less fuckery. And if you personally don’t have a problem with how the world is functioning then, hey, do you. But don’t complain about it to me, and the rest of the youth making an effort, later.
Although, it wouldn’t hurt to not watch that Jersey Shore re-run and read a newspaper.