Tuesday, October 25, 2011

politicks of my generation

it was predicted that our governor here in louisiana would be re-elected, but it really stuns me as to how many people in my age bracket are apathetic when it comes to their rights and exercising their freedoms.

if you don't vote, you don't have the right to complain. that is my belief. we need to get rid of this apathy, this not giving a fuck about what goes on in our world because a lot of the issues are centered around us, the young people.

how can you say you don't care? if you say you don't care, then you are saying that you don't care about having rights? you still live in the united states of america, whether you are the most patriotic citizen or you are sick of the operations of the government and what negative things society imposes. you don't have to be an activist, holding signs. you don't have to be an expert on political science. voting is the most important thing you can do to make sure that you defend the causes that you care about. it's the most popular way to have your voice heard. 

i'm disappointed in governor jindal's 67% victory and the change that i want to see in louisiana won't be coming soon. i do not think that jindal is the right person to execute these plans. i'm more disappointed that a lot of peers didn't go to the polls and i just have one thing to say. if things aren't working out and you start complaining, think about what your one vote would have done.

Friday, October 21, 2011

spirit day

last night, when I came home from an open mic, I was offended by a status of one of my Facebook friends. she was talking about bullying and said that it was not a good idea to wear purple to speak out against anti-gay bullying, that there should be a purple week and everyone should speak out against all bullying. what was said put me in a funky mood because it was an immediate shutdown of what the gay community is trying to do. this is how i am feeling.

1. I do not condone any kind of bullying. all bullying is wrong. but because i strongly advocate anti-gay bullying, that doesn't mean that its more important.

2. LGBT youth are killing themselves. It is an epidemic in this country. why should we not speak out? we have to get the message out to save lives. the numbers have been on the rise since September 2010. don't believe me? check the news.

3. purple, in the gay pride flag, means spirit. some people need to brush up on educating themselves before they open their mouths. yesterday we remembered the youth who committed suicide and celebrated their spirits. why can't we do that?

many of us are going to rock our purple for the cause. if you're against it, then that's something you should work on. saying that we shouldn't wear purple for the anti-gay bullying cause is like saying don't wear a pink ribbon for breast cancer, when there are other forms of cancer.

some need to learn and some need to unlearn.