My viewpoints, my political stance, my opinion on homelessness, race, and the LBGT community. It’s weird though, I never thought of myself as a bigot. I only ever wanted things to be equal for everyone but instead of asking the prejudice majority to open their eyes I always recommended that the oppressed hold themselves to a higher standard. The truth is how can someone be held to a standard that has been made impossible for them to achieve. Homeless people can’t get jobs because what jobs exist that can support them and what infrastructure do we really have in place to educate them? Racial minorities can’t be held to the same educational standards because they are continuously being pushed out of their neighborhoods so that capitalists can profit off the land (sounds a lot like what we’ve been doing for centuries) which in turn causes their educational infrastructure to dismantle. All different types of of sexual beings are being discriminated against because religious extremists listen to one excerpt from the bible instead of one of the two most important teachings from Jesus himself which was to “love thy neighbor as thyself.” People of religious belief are being discriminated against because the image of them that is portrayed is that of an extremist. The worst part about all of this is that none of us have a voice. We all sit on our computers and ramble on about social injustices but none, or a small amount, of us sit by and don’t attend rallies or march onto Washington DC because the media and powers at be have created an atmosphere in which we don’t want to leave our house. 20 years ago people hung out on the streets, people were outside of their houses, communities existed. Can we go back to that? If I took the time and created a youtube channel in which I preached to the people and asked the world to stand up and called on each of you, as well as myself, to do your part as American citizens to make this country great again, would you listen? Would you share? Would you join?
This is not a rhetorical question. If I know there is a nation of people who want to be heard but feel like their voices and opinions have been stifled by generations of people saying “it’s not your place,” “Just mind your own business,” I will stand up and start. I will revolt but I can not do it alone.