“You realize that everything the police are doing in Ferguson is carefully calculated, right? They’re purposely turning peaceful protests into riots. They’re purposely committing violence to incite violence. From saying ‘We won’t be answering 911 calls,’ which is a very clever way to set themselves up to be able to say, ‘We were afraid for our safety - any call could really be an ambush, our lives were in danger’ right down to the camouflage and the military tanks and wearing more body armor than a soldier in a war zone. Its exactly why they’re going for a media blackout - yet allowing certain photos through - they WANT you to see their tanks. They want you to see their riot gear. They WANT you to see a war-zone. They’re trying to sell the world the idea that this community is inherently and constantly a source of violence and turmoil - they want you to think that they [the police] are being attacked daily in a place so vicious they need full body armor. You know why? Because then, at the end of the day, you might just be able to believe the story they’re going to spin. They’re going to tell you that this (white) officer goes to work in this war zone every day - that he spends every working moment in constant fear for his life. They’re going to tell you that Michael Brown attacked this officer. And then they’re going to bring up everything that has happened in the aftermath and try to use it to convince you that he shot that little boy because he was afraid for his life. They’re setting up a defense. You mark my words, they’re trying to set up a defense.”
– My mom’s take on what’s going on in Ferguson (via actualbanshee)
There’s also the Japanese going
"That’s so yesterday"
I lost the last of my sanity to this song… O.0
It’s been three years and I still haven’t been able to shake off the feeling that anything meaningful I wanna say would make sense to me or anyone who hears/reads it… It makes me feel like my opinion just isn’t important enough to be heard…
Dammit why is this so hard?
The name's Gio. I'm part of the Armed Forces serving proudly as an E4 in a Communications Battalion. I live in a simple barracks with nothing of my own but the clothes i bought and my few electronics. A special someone attracted me to making this profile and I've been roaming around here taking in the site and it seems to have grown on me. I'm hoping to pique anyone's interest with my posts. gonna start posting more of my own experiences in the military and see what happens.
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