I’m in a real shitty mood at the moment. There’s a lot of negative things going on around me that I am trying not to let impact my state of mind, but not doing such a good job. I won’t bring you down with the details but, I will say this to be concise on what brought me here, people are fucked up…seriously fucked up.
So, let’s talk about today’s other events..Amanda Knox. I’m not going to go into the details of the story because I’m sure you’ve had your fill. I will say this, I knew she’d get off as soon as the story was in the mainstream media. This is not to say anything about her guilt or innocence, but the white american student abroad, wrongly accused by another government story was way to hard for them to let go. It had everything, women, sex, murder, drugs, and a black dude. Now I will say this, my condolences to the victim’s family. I know they are like wtf at this point, but I honestly don’t believe that she did it. Her crime was being stupid and lying, and of course being an American.
Americans have a very myopic view of the world for the most part. They tend to believe that their laws and traditions supersede any others, and that being an American affords you some kind of special treatment abroad. Well, that may have been the case at one time, but through our own arrogance and interference, the rest of the world is like fuck you now.
So let’s go racial, because that’s really how we roll. Compare the two cases of Troy Davis and Amanda Knox. Here you have two people in sort of similar situations..wrongly convicted of murder and vastly different outcomes. For all the bullshit that was said about the Italian judicial system, she got a fair shake at an appeal. I wasn’t really into the Troy Davis case until the very end. To be honest, I was tired of the, he’s wrongly accused because he’s black move. I know that’s foul and I have been a victim of it myself, but people go there too often and it does wear thin, even in the face of injustice. I was sure after hearing the details of the Davis case that there was no way he would be put to death. I was so wrong on that, it made me seriously check myself. I’d been eating too much bullshit pie, thinking in this day and age, that couldn’t happen. I’m still like wow over that..come on, 7 of 9 witnesses say they CHANGE THEIR STORY on their own, and the 8th confessed to someone that he did it. Then threatens the woman who he told. That is incredulous. So the motto is, watch your ass and just pray you don’t end up in the same situation. Truth and fairness are officially on life support.