Friday, February 27, 2009


I find it funny that in that movie a lot of those men and teenagers were rapping about terrible and horrible things, but then if asked if they were really like that they denied it. I believe that our society run by a few tycoons, have implemented a norm or standard by which they want people to behave or act. The reason why people abide by this false dycotomy is because of the instant gratification that this type of life brings. You want money sell drugs, sex take it, and if someone is bothering you, kill them.

This image that is being sold could be said to be harmless. But what about all of those men that were at Daytona Beach that were treating those women so porely. What about those women who were in self denial about their own personal image. I find irrefutably concerning that people just cant listen to music or watch something without having to immediately adopt certain appealing aspects of that show into reality.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The Big Deal

We talked about race today in class. I know that the majority of people like to try and avoid this topic as much as possible. But the one thing that I would like to talk about is how we focus to much on the cover of the book instead of what is on the inside. It is a personal thing of mine but it doesn't matter what they look like to me I am just concerned with what type of person they are. Because there are both good and bad people of every color and nationality.

I think it is our derivative to put the effort forward to get to know people instead of just assuming people or races are a certain way. I also believe that we are all capable of racism but that doesn't mean that all of us our racists. Because it is human nature to blame other people or races for our mistakes instead of taking responsibility for our actions. Thus allowing for prejudice and segregation.

All we can do is just be responsible for our own actions and be accepting for how people are and understand that different cultures are different than ours. But that doesn't mean that they are bad or evil.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Over the Top

If we look to deep into what things mean, and I mean looking way to deep into things, then we can always obscure messages or pull meaning out of them which was never intended on being pulled out. When we were discussing in class about advertisement I realized that a lot of people were saying what they thought the advertisement was trying to portray.

I thought that a lot of the comments were very good, but some people saw a pair of women's legs in the Texas airline add and said that it is stating that women are supposed to be a certain way and that not all women wear skirts and so on. One thing is that the advertisers pay for space and time and they aren't going to clutter their picture with thousands of politically correct pictures of women, when one does the trick.

It so easy to make a mountain out of a mole hill. I know I might be the only one that might think this way, but I believe that it is important to ponder things and think outside of the box. But lets not think outside of the planet. Seeing a picture of a man and women next to each other and then assuming they had sex, and then assuming that every man and women that sit next to each other must have sex, is just one of the examples I could give.

Friday, February 6, 2009


Extremism is such a hard concept for me to understand. Considering myself to be more of a moderate person, I find an interesting thing that people close their minds so much as to completely block out all types of reason.

When people like MLK had a goal to better the world, he wasnt full of hate, but rather concern and love for his people. Compared to most activists this man and people like him were able to achieve so much more. By using methods of reason and non-violence they were able to accomplish their goals.

When I hear of people like the SCUM group, or the KKK, I feel pity. Because people like that have so much hate or anger built up they are unable to listen to reason, or at least most of the time. No matter how illogical their statements might be, they still hold strong to that feeling or frame of mind.

It is Passive Care and intelligence that allows us to know that there are other more affective ways to get a message across. Gandhi, a man of thought, and understanding showed us through action what can be achieved through non-violent actions. This man was able to motivate a nation into a new era of thought.

All in all I think we should follow in their footsteps and use our intelligence for good, and not waste it away in a hateful manner no matter how righteous we think or cause may be.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Burning Bras: ???????

I understand where women are coming from when they don't want to shave or they don't shower every day, because they are trying to make a point or whatever. But, what does burning your underwear have to do with rights.

If there were a bunch of feminist women in the street and they were protesting something, and then they started a fire and then started taking off their bras and throwing them in, I think that some men would think that would be awesome. I mean women without bras and fire. Some men go nuts over stuff like that.

Then I guess when some women see that they think of how it does represent freedom. I don't know much, but I do know that some women already don't where bras and they are not trying to make any kind of point. I think in that sense their point is lost also because they are trying to spite men because we were the ones who invented bras and so on. But, once again women with no bras for most men is not a bad thing, but a good thing.

So, the point of it being unnatural and that they are getting rid of the support or thing that might restrict them makes sense. But, I am still trying to wrap my head around the concept of it being just a negative thing completely.