I find it funny that we have yet another divisive event swirling, this one over “cop shoots a kid and people protest but when a criminal shoots a kid and no one protests.”
Keep your eye on the ball folks: protesting is not a competitive pissing contest – it’s an overflow of emotion and if there’s no protests about the kid that got shot, then the emotion about it is not overflowing.
And what that means is you cannot order a “Protester Starter Kit” on Amazon that sends a bunch of people to the streets. A protest starts with a group of people get pissed off and want their voices to be heard. It’s personal. It takes effort. You gotta get out there and do something about it. So, if you’re really pissed off about this whole thing, why aren’t *you* out on the streets, protesting what pissed you off?
For all of the people putting “#SayHisName” in your posts/Tweets while nurturing your outrage by waiting in line for your coffee at Starbucks, you simply are not pissed off enough. Maybe you care enough to put a bumper sticker on a car or change a profile picture but if you *really* cared, if you were **REALLY** outraged, you’d already be out on the streets, protesting the situation and demanding change. Frankly I think people are outraged that they’ve been out outraged by the outrage generated by the outrageous events over the last few months which is of course an outrageous waste of time. Horrible things reported in the news are atomic and shouldn’t be compared or valued like trading cards.
Me? I grieve for the kid’s parents. I have no words for them or context to know what they are feeling. That also means that’s not about *me*. I certainly won’t tie this to another calamity like “one guy being killed by a cop.” I can’t tied to the dangers of defunding the cops because without a pre-crime division they wouldn’t be there to prevent the shooting and the cops caught the asswaffle that was the shooter. Won’t even ask if the gun was legally registered or not. Doesn’t matter. A kid was killed for no reason and it sucks. There’s only one person to blame for that: I’d rather see people calling for his heart on a plate rather than worrying about protest numbers or coverage.