The GOP Convention is starting the way anyone could assume it would have, with chairman Reince Priebus asking for a “brief moment of silence” for specifically the “officers slain” in previous days – specifically citing Baton Rouge and Dallas. The convention basically starts with a leading Republican figure shouting out #BlueLivesMatter! How the hell are independents and Democrats supposed to hear this? It truly shows that the Republican Party is backing away from their previous stance of “All Lives Matter”, which is completely and utterly flawed in argument concepts to begin with, to enforce authoritative ideologies.
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On Friday, March 25th, Imani Cezanne, a self-proclaimed poet and activist, got on board an American Airlines plane to fly to Atlanta. After an apparent skirmish with a flight attendant, she found herself removed from the plane and consequently banned from ever flying on the airline again. Cezanne, fuming with anger, immediately went to Twitter to start up a thread of what has been labeled as “flying while black”…among many other things.
We couldn’t even go an entire week in 2016 without something bat-shit crazy happening in America, couldn’t we. For a nation that is supposedly the “land of the free” we see a lot of these news stories. At least 372 mass shootings occurred within the United States in 2015, making it “The Year of Mass Shootings”. Due to these 372 mass shootings, 475 people were killed and 1,870 were injured.