When I found out what had happened, I was with my mum. We sat in silence for ten minutes before she turned to me and said, "We used to live in the borough when you were first born. In a building near there. Before we got the flat in Clapham. They were death traps then, too."
It is quite apparent that the DNC, as well as the most of our political leaders, continues to be oblivious to the real crisis facing America today. Not only are they noncommittal to the mounting inequality, but are intent in duplicating the travesty of the last Presidential Primary. Need we remind everyone of what happened in New York, Puerto Rico, and in so many other states where the DNC purposely committed voter fraud in denying Senator Sanders's bid for the nomination?
Politicians are in league with corporations hellbent on destroying an entire American territory. High unemployment, high poverty, austerity measures, natural disaster, and an unwieldy amount of debt: it sounds like something an evil cabal would admit to in an 80s action movie right before the team of Kurt Russell and Sylvester Stallone blow the whole place up. But year after year, such justice doesn't come. And, unfortunately, too few Americans care because that territory is Puerto Rico.
An art gallery in France has just discovered most of its exhibits are fakes. They found out after experts looked at the pictures. Had it been the UK, a third rate Tory would have been wheeled out to say we are tired of experts and they would have carried on as normal. As it was that benighted (because it is not England), miserable (because it is not England), ignorant (because it is not England) country they withdrew the exhibits and are being threatened with a fraud charge.
Men's Rights Activists (MRA) think that they're taking arms against a world that's changing for the worse but, in reality, they're dragging their feet in the face of much-needed progressive evolution. Rather than representing a marginalized group on the edge of oppression, MRAs are actually the ones doing the oppressing and benefiting from a system rigged in their favor.
Sometimes a song is the fastest and the most emotionally evocative way to communicate a lesson. You can read a book, watch a movie, and even subject yourself to raw cam footage of grizzly police violence, but what music is able to communicate is simultaneously both feeling and narrative. In doing so, the issue is both illuminated and complicated. That's why songs about police brutality are indispensable; they both shape the conversation and are the conversation in and of themselves. Crank up these jams, get woke, and shut it down! No justice; no peace; no racist police!
In no other time in our history has there been such corruption and insanity coming from Washington and especially the White House. Trump and his henchmen have all but obliterated the Constitution. Now, with the world turning its eyes toward Syria after another so-called chemical weapons attack on the Syrian people our fearless leader has taken it upon himself to interfere with military action that has global repercussions. Unlike President Obama, Trump and his henchmen have made matters much worse than ever before. His reaction has been completely idiotic, something only a madman would only do.
The turmoil in Syria has been evident since the initial uprising in 2011, with the detrimental effects of the Civil War on innocent civilians appearing on an international scale. In September of 2015, the haunting image of a 3-year-old boy's body made global headlines after it was found washed up on a shore in Turkey. With this image, there were evident calls for change and a need to bring "humanity" back to human life. Outrage. Upset. Anger. Internationally, people were gripped by the harsh realities of escaping a Civil War but this upset was also met with contempt, exhibiting the most selfish qualities of human nature as countries with the ability to substantiate change—failing to do so, in supposed "fear" of their own safety.
The future is not ours, unless we act soon
I’m here, but I don’t know what I’m expecting.
International interference in domestic elections.