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get a load of this society (rant about the riots)

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on June 2, 2020 - 8:38am

George Floyd's death has been a little wild and hard to process. Obviously the matter at hand is a big issue, and while I support protests, the riots going on right now aren't really helping anything get done. Violence and hatred is the root of the problem, and fighting it with more violence and hatred is not the way to go. We learned throughout history that non-violent protests make real differences without becoming an attacker (Civil Rights movement, aHEM).

If we fight violence with violence, the line between right and wrong will be blurred, people will get hurt, and instead of setting ourselves apart from the "enemy", we are literally doing the exact goddamn thing that STARTED THIS ISSUE IN THE FIRST PLACE. What happened was wrong, but doesn't mean we should /shoot the cops/. Holy shit, like the cops are not the issue, it's RACISM. Generalizing and saying police officers suck and hate black people is complete crap. That is true sometimes, but it's true in GENERAL for ALL PEOPLE. Remember, there are African-American police officers, and saying cops suck and are racist is very, very bold of you to assume.
Do you think cops are proud of what happened? NO. Don't be stupid.

I've heard some people online say that if you don't support violent protests and riots, you are racist, which in my opinion is a very ignorant statement. Justice SHOULD be served, but not in this way. People are right to be angry about this, as I am, too, but anger doesn't have to lead to violence; instead, it can be the fuel to fight back in better ways. Looking back in history, what has violence and war really done? Did we gain more than we lost?

It's frustrating because you can't talk about peaceful protests without people calling you a hippie and making accusations. And fine. I'm some hipster white girl typing on a mcr website, what the hell am I doing to make a difference? Well, I'm sure as hell not contributing to loots and riots and the deaths of innocent people just cuz I'm pissed and don't know how to think things through. And bitch, I don't even know how to drive yet so it's not like I have a damn choice. I'm a teenager. Nobody takes me seriously anyway.

But just cuz I'm fifteen doesn't mean my opinion isn't valid. This is my generation, too. I live in this cursed society. Just because I can't do anything about what's going on doesn't mean I don't want to. And that's the worst part, isn't it? Everything going on is shaping my future, the future of our entire generation. And I can't even do anything except rant about it. I just want to see all of this work out smoothly instead of hearing about more deaths on the news. Is that too much to ask?

Man. What a year this has turned out to be so far. There's a new crisis every month. It's like this is all building up to something insane, like the end of the world or something. The inner panic hiding in the back of my brain is starting to surface a little. Like what if it keeps getting worse and worse until . . .

Oh man. Dude, we're fucked.