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Unlike many contributors here at TurtleBoy Sports, I don’t live in the greater Woo-tropolitan area. In fact, I don’t even live in MassKorea. I hang my hat in a midwestern college town about two hours from Chicago. In many ways, this town is a microcosm of America, particulary in terms of demographics. That means the population of this town is mostly white, but not exclusively so. It has population diversity because it has economic diversity. This town features a major university and large employers in manufacturing, agriculture, health care, meat-packing, and several other industries.
In other words, it has a lot to offer to people who want to have a better life. That’s handy because less than two hours from my front door, there’s an honest-to-goodness war zone. Like all true war zones, it’s producing refugees.
There’s an old dilapidated hotel on the edge of town which really resembles a refugee camp. It’s parking lot is full of cars with Illinois plates crammed to the ceiling with every possession the owners could carry. Returning university students are discovering finding apartments is much harder than it was a year or two ago. That’s become low-income housing is now in high demand because every month brings hundreds more people fleeing Chicago.
If you talk to these people, you spend a lot of time simply not able to believe this is happening in America. The other day, I was at a gas station next to a guy filling up his mini-van which was crammed full of every thing he could fit in it, leaving precious little room for his wife and three kids. He told me that even though he had lived in Chicago his whole life, he was done after the third time stray bullets came through his window in less than a year.
That’s why I don’t give a fuck about people being offended by statues. That’s why I don’t give a fuck about millionaire football players spewing a convoluted message about “oppresion.” And that’s why I don;t give a fuck about a bunch of sniveling cry-babies making up problems so they can throw piss-bottles at cops.
Let’s be honest. America is never going to be perfect. There’s always going to be some level of poverty. There’s always going to be some sort of injustice. There’s always going to be suffering, disease and other terrible things. That’s called life, and life isn’t fair.
But the fact the lame-stream media in this country has the audacity to sell a false narrative about racism and percieved injustice when there are Americans LITERALLY FLEEING FOR THEIR FUCKING LIVES is beyond inexcusable. There’s NO FUCKING EXCUSE for there to be ANYWHERE IN THIS COUNTRY where large numbers of people ARE FORCED TO FLEE IN FEAR FOR THEIR LIVES.
That’s right…come to me with your snowflake horse-shit about “micro-aggression” and “safe-spaces.” I’ll be more than happy to re-enforce my point about not giving a fuck about your wholly-manufactured problems.
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