Right now I’m sitting in front of my computer processing news from back home. I’ve been glued to the news, my Facebook feed, the New York Times web page, wondering how this could happen. How in a land where dreams are to come true and everyone is created equal, a grown man shooting a defenseless teenager is okay.
Reading the New York Times headline first thing yesterday morning just left me deflated. It left me with one single thought I’m tired of this bullshit, America.
I’m tired of a great nation finding it hard to let people have their rights. I’m tired of the massive amount of stupidity being displayed at Senate hearings in Texas. I’m exhausted about hearing the rhetoric about the right for same sex couples to be together or question their rights to then create families. My ears want to bleed every time a talking head refers to nationwide healthcare as a Socialist ideology. When in fact, it is simply just the construction of civilised nations, regardless of political structure and stylings. I slammed my head into the wall when I read headlines, that in this day and age, we’re still questioning the fairness for people of a minority race to vote. And then the judicial system fails massively. It fails at a case, that is so simple to convict on it leaves you dumbfounded and speechless.
Seriously America (and especially Florida) an unarmed teenager was tracked down, followed and then killed by a grown-ass man. A teen walking down the street with snacks. A teen without a weapon. A teen, whose face, wasn’t filled with hate, regret or rage – just opportunity and a bright future. This should have been a no brainer. And thinking about this yesterday, I realised that I’m just so tired. So tired of the abject thinking, bad concepts, horrible news of narrow-minded thinking that comes from what use to be a great nation.
But I haven’t given up hope. I will hope that logical voices and thinking will rise. That the people that still live there will continue to fight. I’ll praise the women in Texas who will continue to battle on for their rights. That more rallies are held and that there are still people strong enough to fight – to fight tirelessly for what is right.