Blame the sheep, not the herder.
On 4/20, along with all the weed posts came a lot of “Hitler was evil!” posts, since it would have been his birthday.
Hitler didn’t kill a single person. He was a guy with twisted beliefs, but the entire time, he was doing what he believed was right:Protecting his country. Not saying that made the Holocaust justified. I visited the place when I was in Poland, there exists no way to describe how disturbing it all was.
But look at it this way: Who led all of those victims to their deaths? You think Hitler himself physically got over 6 million people to die? No, he had thousands of followers that did it for him. Why does nobody ever blame them?
If every single Nazi stood up and said, “Hey Hitler, f*ck you and your weird hair. This is crazy.” Not a single person would have perished in the concentration camps.
This planet will always be filled with leaders in Politics and the Media that try to manipulate what we think, what we do. We’re (and I’m not just talking about citizens of the United States) so used to just sitting around and believing that we’re being fed the truth, that we don’t bother to look deeper into a subject. What’s worse is that the people that DO see that what is happening is wrong don’t realize that they have the power to stand up and say, “GTFO.” The common citizen carries unimaginable power to stop corruption.
Now, speaking of the media, let’s look at recent events, such as the Trayvon Martin case, the tragic shooting of a 17 year old black teenager in Florida by white neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman. Wait a minute, WHITE? You sure about that?
Everything the media did with this case made me want to throw bricks at small children. They’re trying to turn this whole thing into some Racially-spurred case and cause some national uproar, because the media just LOVES that. And hey, it worked. The guy got arrested after many protests, and even Obama said something on the matter (“If I had a son, he would look like Trayvon.”) And I’ll admit, at first, I bought into it, too. I won’t go into it, but if you look hard enough, you’ll find there is quite a bit of evidence that backs up Zimmerman’s self-defense case. Am I saying the shooting was justified? No, no one knows for sure if it was, except for Zimmerman. If he shot the kid without any justification, I hope he gets what he deserves. If it is proven that the shooting was justified, I hope he and his family recover from this.
My point is that the media needs to back the hell off and report unbiased FACTS. Because now, there is no way this guy is going to get a fair trial.
Point of this rant is this: There are always going to be crazy people that somehow get in charge, and they are going to tell us crazy things, order us to do crazy things. That doesn’t mean we have to do it.
We don’t have to blindly follow someone like helpless sheep just because they are our leader. We don’t have to believe what we are told, just because the media tells us so. In fact, it is our RESPONSIBILITY to question everything. Open your eyes.
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