I, Frederick Douglass, want to speak to all Millennials. I want to tell you all as growing up as a black man born into slavery that life has not been easy. The truth about slavery is horrible. There is so much knowledge that mankind just does not know. Slaves did not grow up to have an intelligent output. There are so many things that we did not know. We lacked information such as our own age, how to read and write, we did not know compassion and kindness. Even though we were victims of slavery and were not even treated as humans and less than dogs. The only thing that kept us fair-minded was being able to sing. Slaves were just a property that endured forced labor to do whatever our masters wanted us to do. We weren’t able to have knowledge of what we were capable of and were surrounded by depression and darkness itself. But, I want you to realize that life has it is bittersweet moments. That the Millennials can actually change society as a whole. Get rid of racial tension built up for centuries and learn to love each other. All I ask is please do not judge someone base on their bloodline and the appearance of the color of their skin.
There’s a saying that “the best place to hide something is in plain sight”… the theory being that if something appears mundane it is generally perceived as being of little interest, so people rarely pay attention to it.
How long is it that she’s been in custody? Eight days isn’t it? And already the worms are starting to crawl out ahead of Ghislaine Maxwell’s appearance before a New York court for an arraignment and bail hearing via a video-link next Tuesday.
Because of the migration of diverse peoples, the U.S. has become a great and powerful country. Today, immigration is not an easy process in the U.S. Historically, our ancestors’ main concern was getting over to this country. Once they landed, they landed.
Mr. George Floyd’s death was definitely a tragic death. This world has had a right to react to it, but I do not believe they have reacted the proper way. I feel like this has come so much further than justice for Mr. Floyd. Their’s peaceful protests, riots, looting, and burning down companies. Even burning down a business of an innocent man, just because they thought the business was owned by a white man. The business was actually owned by a black man that started off in the ghetto and man something of himself. This is more than justice for Mr. Floyd, I believe this is more than Black lives matter protests now. I feel like people are terrified of the fact that we do indeed have some dirty cops in our law enforcement all over the world, but we always have. I am not against law enforcement one bit, I support them and I have trust in them.
Isabel Hardman’s book, ‘Why we get the wrong politicians’, said a lot of things to me about politics and how it is inaccessible to most people to which I agreed with for the most part, but my major takeaway was the astonishing statistic on who actually elects your MP and therefore, makes laws and governs the country.
Needless to say, we live in dark times. 2020, the cursed year, has shown us how fragile our everyday lives can be. Who would've thought that billions of people all across the globe were going to be confined for months in an era where liberty was taken for granted in wealthy countries? Who would've believed that the USA was going to crumble under anarchy for a video showing racist police brutality? Worst of all, who would've guessed that the supposed world's strongest powerhouse was going to be led by a madman? In fact, all of the above has been displayed for years right before our eyes through art and entertainment. But when fiction becomes our reality, we find ourselves back against the wall. No writer or director can decide the outcome of the chaotic plot in which we are the actors. We have the imagination to create infinite intrigues and the cleverness to culminate them into good endings, but when the chips are down in reality, when we have to rethink the codes, the systems and the social norms, things get out of hand fast and finding solutions to the numerous crises that we're facing is far more challenging than in books, video games and movies.
Straightforwardly enough, some might find their ill-favoured appearances or dullness, which have all too often dogged them, rather unbearably horribly miserable.
With all the change and stress our country is going through, We have seen an increased amount of people refusing to follow rules based on being "A Free Country". On a similar note, I have noticed an increase of people saying whatever crosses their minds, claiming protection under "Free Speech". Is this "Freedom" truly free? I am here to inform you that while you can say whatever you want, you can still get in trouble for it.