CAPTAIN JOHNSON NOW IN CHARGE OF FERGUSON SITUATION
"I’m going to march with you. There won’t be a police line."
"Crowd Shouts ‘We Love You’." This is killing me. I just need to take a minute to stress this. The crowd started shouting “we love you”.
Just like that, THAT quickly, did it turn to love. Do you see? Before that, the police who were so intent on dehumanizing the protesters and the victims of their own abuse, were trying so hard to make them out to be violent, animalistic, hateful. They were angry, certainly, and had the right to be. But this just shows, in seconds flat, how quickly all that energy turns to thoughts of compassion and love just as soon as someone stops the bullying.
He did not pander to them. He did not even tell them they were right, didn’t say what evil assholes the other cops were, didn’t say anything except that there wouldn’t be a police line, and that he would walk with them. I will walk with you. That simple. I hear you, I listen to you, I will not pretend you are wrong or inhuman, and I will walk next to you. And just with that simple gesture, that tiny little bit of compassion, immediately comes the word love.
It’s so easy for people who think they’re in a war zone to brand others as their enemy. It’s so easy to just say “enemy” and have no idea what that means. With nothing more than a tiny bit of understanding, just a calm word, a bit of give on your part, you can stop full on murderous inhuman unconstitutional insanity. You can stop the pain and instantly hear words of love.
The crowd, who had watched a friend and companion gunned down without justice, who had been beaten for standing there to say no, who had been tear gassed, shot with heavily bruising pellets, arrested without cause, laughed at, called disgusting names, the crowd shouts “we love you”. The second someone tells them he will walk with them.
This is fucking bullshit right here.
No, not the Ferguson crisis happening because that is important and critical, but this fucking post right here.
Some people use tumblr as a getaway from the world around them. Sometimes this is quite vital to them. So you can’t fucking blame a person for not reblogging current news posts if it means protecting their goddamn mental health.
I’m all for educating oneself about what’s going on currently, and I encourage that people at least make themselves aware of what’s happening where and why. But don’t you dare fucking hate a person because they are doing what’s best for themselves and their mental health. We’re not being fucking ignorant. We’re aware. We’re informed, which is the most a lot of people can do from in front of their computers and desks, but don’t you fucking judge people for not reblogging something or whatever.
What’s happening is terrible, yes, but hating people for not putting their mental states at risk is also fucking terrible and disgusting.
I’m fucking pissed off at a whole fucking lot of you. Bye.
This is important, because there’s a difference between someone ignoring whats going on because they don’t care, and someone trying to protect their mental health so that they don’t spiral down even worse from all the negativity that’s going on.
If you harass, attack, put blame on someone because they’re trying to keep themselves from falling into a very, very bad pit of anxiety/depression/any other mental health issue that could stem from any of this, then you are horrible.
I understand that what’s happening in Ferguson is inexcusable, hell I’m reblogging what I can to spread awareness or news or anything of the sort because it’s not right at all. But people with mental health issues who are badly affected by what’s happening there and need to tumblr savior/post block what is happening should not be shamed for doing so, because what good does it do to put someone’s mental (and maybe even physical state) at risk as well with what’s happening?
it does no good at all.
So please just be aware that there are people out there who do genuinely care, but need to be safe for there own personal reasons and have to stay clear of what is happening, please.
Tag your posts, be conscious of and respectful of other people who are triggered by the events that are occurring.
nothing but love and respect for the people of gaza they’re in the middle of a genocide and they’re trying to help the people in Fergunson protect themselves against tear gasGlobal solidarity among oppressed people.
A Washington Post reporter.
Even with shit press and journalism in America sometimes, one rule is usually in place: YOU DON’T FUCK WITH THE PRESS COVERING AN EVENT. EVER. YOU LET THEM WORK, AND YOU DON’T DO THIS SHIT.
Just so you know…
Police chief prolly passed a kidney stone after she said that. Mother fucker.
"im your state senator"
THEY. GASSED. THE. SENATOR.
You ain’t never had a friend like me!
"I started doing comedy because that was the only stage that I could find. It was the pure idea of being on stage. That was the only thing that interested me, along with learning the craft and working, and just being in productions with people."
-Robin Williams (July 21, 1951 - August 11, 2014)
Guys, please I need your help. I know this isn’t Disneyland or DisneyWorld. It’s my dream college. I want to go to FIlm school, I want to become a director and it’s been my dream to become one. I have so much passion for film making It’s ridiculous. My dream college is over 1,101 miles away from where I live. At first my mother and I were not on the same perspective. She thought I was crazy and would never make it. However, the college called me and found interest in what I can do! I knew that was my chance, so I spoke to my mother again, and unfortunately she hardly agreed this time either. Then I thought of Tumblr, we got a kid to go to DIsneyland, and heck we got a girl a bird! So why not college? If this can get to over 100k notes she says she’ll get one step closer in letting me attend my dream college! I know this might be asking a lot but please help me show my mom that I can make it and chase after my dreams! One reblog can help so much! xx
I was not allowed to study the things I wanted to study, and for me it was only a 100 kilometers away from home. (but when you live in a small country like Belgium that’s halfway across the country, so that’s far in the mind of people here!), and gosh, if there’s one thing I would do over, it’s my college time!!! It’s the greatest regret I have. So reblog this, get the word out, and help this girl go to the school she wants to go to!
Hold up wtf is this only at 5K??!!!!! Ya’ll get your asses In gear and reblog the shot outta this!!!