My name is Josh, Death is breathing down my neck. My insides are a ticking time bomb.
Happy Birthday Dad! I miss you very much. I hope wherever you are, it’s much nicer than here cause everything still goes wrong here and we all still hurt so very much here. I’m sorry that no one really gets what they give, even if we give our best, like you said we should. But that won’t stop me from doing the best I can, like you asked me to. A big kiss and a big hug from your son.

Happy Birthday Dad! I miss you very much. I hope wherever you are, it’s much nicer than here cause everything still goes wrong here and we all still hurt so very much here. I’m sorry that no one really gets what they give, even if we give our best, like you said we should. But that won’t stop me from doing the best I can, like you asked me to. A big kiss and a big hug from your son.

Reblogged from inothernews  591 notes

We have ‘white people’ problems in America. White people problems. You know what that is? That’s where your life is amazing, so you just make shit up to be upset about. People in other countries have real problems: ‘Oh shit — they’re cutting off our heads today!’ …Here we make shit up to be upset about. ‘How come I have to choose a language at the ATM machine? This is bullshit! I’m American!’ By LOUIS C.K. (via inothernews)

Reblogged from liberalsarecool  582 notes

With each of these shootings/chokehold deaths/stand-your-ground atrocities, police and the judicial system are seen as enforcers of an unjust status quo. Our anger rises, and riots demanding justice ensue. The news channels interview everyone and pundits assign blame.

Then what?

I’m not saying the protests in Ferguson aren’t justified — they are. In fact, we need more protests across the country. Where’s our Kent State? What will it take to mobilize 4 million students in peaceful protest? Because that’s what it will take to evoke actual change. The middle class has to join the poor and whites have to join African-Americans in mass demonstrations, in ousting corrupt politicians, in boycotting exploitative businesses, in passing legislation that promotes economic equality and opportunity, and in punishing those who gamble with our financial future.

Otherwise, all we’re going to get is what we got out of Ferguson: a bunch of politicians and celebrities expressing sympathy and outrage. If we don’t have a specific agenda — a list of exactly what we want to change and how — we will be gathering over and over again beside the dead bodies of our murdered children, parents, and neighbors.

By Kareem Abdul-Jabbar  (via america-wakiewakie)

Reblogged from azspot  21 notes

So if we’re going to talk about what stance Christians should take on the death penalty, we can’t just cite the Torah. The Torah endorses stoning Sabbath breakers. Jesus did not! The Torah endorses stoning adulterers. Jesus did not! Moses thought God wants us to kill Sabbath-breakers. Jesus said his Father gives life to the dead. The Torah came by Moses. Grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. By Brian Zahnd (via azspot)