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  • isvarahparamahkrsnah

    isvarahparamahkrsnah 7:25 pm on June 15, 2020 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , antifa, , , CHAZ, CHOP, , , george floyd, gofundme, justice, , ,   

    Covid-19: 3 Months In Isolation 

    I think I just completed 3 months of self-isolation.

    The world just crossed 8M infected cases. India is now leading the world in the daily number of new cases.

    There was a strange feeling when the government initially announced the lockdown. The entire world was uncertain of the future. I’d been binge-watching clips of the Covid-19 crisis in Wuhan right from the citizens’ perspectives. It was crazy. Everyone’s eyes were on China.

    And then the Covid-19 virus spread to Italy and Iran, South Korea and Spain. The entire world’s focus shifted from China to Europe. A few days later, New York city became the new epicenter of the Covid-19 crisis. Then the pandemic spread to various countries. Various countries got their share of the media’s spotlight: Ecuador, Brazil, France, Germany, UK, Russia, and finally, India.

    By the time the pandemic began to consume India, everyone had gotten tired of the Covid-19 situation. People chose to focus on their own countries. The pandemic was no longer a global crisis. It was a national crisis handled in different ways by each government.

    There have been protests – first against the lockdown, then against the police brutality against the African Americans. The protests spread from the United States over to the UK, then France, Germany and even Japan.

    More African Americans have been killed during these protests by fellow protestors, to avenge the death of one guy killed during his arrest. The official George Floyd gofundme has received over $14M in donations as of 15th June 2020.

    But what about the gofundme of the other people who were killed during the protests? Do they not matter? Don’t they deserve any donations through fundraisers? I don’t think anyone even knows the names of the people who have died in these protests so far. I don’t. Beause the media hasn’t discussed the lives of these other people. The protestors don’t give a crap about these other people. Nobody’s walking around with signs with the names of these people. There is no graffiti on the walls with the names and faces of these people.

    Here’s my summary of the George Floyd protests: One black guy died during his arrest by police officers. The entire nation erupted into chaos to protest police brutality. “Black lives matter! I can’t breathe!” And then they burned down a few cop cars, and a few buildings, they robbed a few malls and small businesses, they broke windows and caused damage to private property, they spray painted ugly graffiti and slogans all over the cities, they started taking down historical statues, and then took over a few blocks in Seattle, calling it the Capital Hill Autonomous Zone or CHAZ. Apparently that’s been changed to CHOP, whatever that’s supposed to mean. The antifas are walking around with guns, patrolling the streets in Seattle, and this is the best way America could handle the death of one man during his arrest.

    What happened to the gun laws and banning of guns and outlawing guns and so on? Do the Antifa not advocate for banning guns? Or do they support the NRA? Isn’t the NRA a right wing association?

    Black lives matter. Really? Is anyone mourning the death of the black people killed during the George Floyd protests/riots? Whose life really matters? Does one man’s life matter, but another’s not? I saw a video of a black woman, who spent the night cleaning her store, asking the protestors to choke her out instead. “Look what you did to my store!”, I remember her saying, “Black lives matter! Why don’t you choke me out instead?” Where’s the gofundme for this poor woman? Where’s the gofundme for the hundreds of other small business owners who’s stores were damaged and destroyed by the Black Lives Matter and Antifa protestors?

    I saw this video of a bunch of protestors playing crappy music and breaking down statues. There was some black guy in a green tshirt who went to work on one statue, then was found standing beneath another statue, which two women toppled, on top of his head. It wasn’t intentional. But it happened all the same. Will these women go to jail? What about the hundreds of other crimes that were committed across the country? Will each of the protestors be tracked down, arrested, and charged for their crimimal activities?

    America is talking about justice. People are crying for justice, while commiting a bunch of crimes. There seems to be a tower of irony here. I don’t like playing favorites. As a third party, neutral observer, I can’t help but notice just how comical the entire situation has become.

    At the end of the day though, I’m not involved in these situations. They don’t concern me. I’ve stopped watching the news. I just scroll through the headlines and images to see what’s going on. As much as isolation sucks, I sure as hell wouldn’t want to be out there with a bunch of idiots causing more problems.

    Yesterday’s journal post described my feelings about family and relatives in general. Looking at the bigger picture though, I can say that I really don’t like most of the people across the world. I’m just too straightforward and logical to be dealing with stupid problems created by stupid people.

     
  • isvarahparamahkrsnah

    isvarahparamahkrsnah 9:00 am on May 31, 2020 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , justice, looting, protest, riot   

    "Peaceful Protests": Riots and Looting 

    America is on fire.

    There’s a certain group of people that seem to misunderstand the meaning and purpose of holding protests. And it’s not just in the US, it’s everywhere. Stupidity has no geographic confines.

    What’s the purpose of a protest? I’ve never participated in any protest so I’ll try to rationalize and guess why an average person would protest. Clearly the only reason why someone would take time off their day to go and march on the streets with a bunch of strangers, holding signs, shouting slogans and gathering in crowds, is to let their voices be heard – give the government an indication of what the citizens want and see that changes are made within the system. In summary, the citizens want justice. They want things to done the right way. They want the government to take tangible action for the benefit of the common man.

    I do understand the anger these people feel when somebody from within the government’s jurisdictions commits a crime and isn’t punished fairly.

    The people want real action to be taken. They want criminals to be hanged. They want offenders behind bars. They want corruption out of the system. Ideally, there should be fairness and equal justice for all. No special treatment or favors for anyone. Nobody is above the other.

    Over the last decade of my adult life, I’ve noticed a common theme amongst all protests. They always start out peacefully, with people marching on the streets, yelling and holding signs. And as the crowd grows larger, it quickly descends into a riot. People starts throwing random objects, then breaking windows, jumping on cars, setting things on fire, and looting random shops.

    I don’t think there’s a single protest/riot in the last decade which has successfully accomplished it’s mission. Name one. You go ahead. Tell me I’m wrong and do some research for me. Tell me what the average citizen achieved from a riot in the city.

    I find these protests, marches and riots to be counterproductive. Yeah, the people see you, they read your message, but nothing’s ever going to change. Nobody’s interested in your message. Perhaps that’s because there are better ways to deliver the message. Perhaps there’s smarter ways to get things done.

    One thing that I can guarantee is that the government doesn’t care about your protests. Nobody in the government’s losing sleep over your protests except maybe the cops, who quite frankly, are mostly regular hardworking citizens just like everybody else. Just like you’ve got some jerk in your office, the police department’s got some jerks in theirs. But people always want to policize everything. That’s why no intelligent man would want to be a cop. Being a cop is for people who suck at everything else, and don’t have much of an option to begin with. Sounds just like every other job else, quite frankly. There’s not many people who have settled down with a career that they really hoped for. Majority of the people are stuck in their careers for various reasons. If they had better options and the opportunity, they wouldn’t be doing what do now. I’m pretty sure if a man had the choice of becoming a cop or becoming a mayor, he’d definitely go for the higher rank. Who’d want to remain a menial public servant when they could become a boss?

    There’s a specific kind of people who always turn a protest into a dangerous riot with lootings and arson involved. These are not people with a very high IQ to begin with, and there’s a 100% likelihood that they come from broken homes, minimum wage and poor neighborhoods. The rich people don’t go around breaking windows, looting stores, and setting cars on fire. The middle class citizens probably own most of the stores and cars that are vandalized during these riots. That leaves the third class – the less privileged, poor, uneducated, rowdy, unruly, folks from the ghettos.

    Every time I watch these riots, I think of the environmental impact and the economic impact. The burning of vehicles, trash cans and buildings releases a lot of toxic gases and particulates into the atmosphere. And the damage caused on the streets, buildings, stores etc is something that the local population will have to bear. Clearly, the rioters don’t care about this and are selfishly interested in stealing and wrecking havoc.

    Some people just want to see the world burn. All they need is an excuse to light the fire.

    There’s a lot of money, skills and energy that goes into building a nation. The fact that a group of people would be willing to burn it all down for nothing is just ridiculous.

    The only solution is to get a philosophical discussion with the parties involved. The outcome should be tangible changes and feasible actions.

    You can’t demand justice by committing a crime.

    It is a slightly complicated issue, but it’s not rocket science. We need intelligent minds capable of identifying problems, providing solutions and executing actions.

    41M jobless people in America. How many of those were involved in these “peaceful protests”? I don’t have a job. But I wouldn’t be arsed to go out there for some protests during a pandemic. How many working people took their time off to go and protest? How many working people who love their job would take time off to go and protest? How many people believe that protests work? What kind of positive outcome has been achieved by any protest? These are just questions I ponder on. The more I think about it, the less I want to think about it. I’m going to stop thinking now.

     
    • isvarahparamahkrsnah

      isvarahparamahkrsnah 3:12 pm on June 2, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      Update, 02nd June 2020:-

      Woman, 22, killed at protest as civil unrest roils Davenport

      “A protester shot my sister! A protester!” she said. “You are so mad at the police that you are hurting everyone else.”

      Later, she added: “This was the ignorance of every single one of y’all that decided to shoot into a crowd. That bullet just happened to hit my sister.”

      https://apnews.com/18e8ec5a9b8e7175a128254d55df41e3

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