"He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it." Martin Luther King, Jr.
Since when did the response to unrighteousness become "so what deal with it", "so what accept it". Since when did "it's happening to everybody" and "everybody's doing it" become okay to do wrong or allow wrong to be done. Since when did silence and inaction become the so called resolution. When did we become so defeated, helplessly accepting victimization, instead of fighting for our rights. When did the response from others become "that's none of my business".
Since when did we get so wrapped up in self that we have no time for others. Why if it doesn't effect us personally do we ignore it. Nothing matters until it happens to you but then again in some cases it doesn't matter then either. Since when did degradation become an honor as long as it brings about fame or fortune. What happened to our morals. What happened to standing for something. Why do we fall for anything. What happened to values. When did we stop standing for righteousness and start replacing it with nonchalance. Since when did we become so desensitized. Why do we have an attitude of indifference. Why do we have no concern. Since when did we stop caring.
Why is it that if you do care you're made to feel like you are the one in the wrong. You become the outcast. They tell you "you're doing too much", "it's not that serious". Why are you looked at as being uptight. Why are you told, out of fear, not to take risk to defend the truth. Since when did standing for what's right become wrong. Since when did doing nothing ever change anything.
Quotes To Think About...
"An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity." Martin Luther King, Jr.
"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy." Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality." Martin Luther King, Jr.
"The question is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be... The nation and the world are in dire need of creative extremists." Martin Luther King, Jr.
I am highly agitated! Recently a student took a picture of her peer and loaded it up on a social media site. The picture was not the most becoming picture of the teenage girl, but which one of us hasn’t taken an unbecoming picture? I know I have tons. And I’ve seen plenty of pictures that let me know I’m not alone. However, the picture of the teenage girl quickly went viral and many memes have been created using her picture, often times accompanied with unflattering sayings or are followed by a trail of negative comments in regards to her looks. The picture is plastered all over the internet. A Facebook page has been created (more than likely by her peers because they use her real name) to mock her. Several other Facebook accounts have been created to mock her with a following of 69K,one with 22K, another with 26K just to mention a few. Negative repost of this picture have been posted by celebrities. The website Odgossip.com, a satire site, states “this is a Satire Website. Fictional Stories Just for laughs”, created a story concerning the picture, in turn, “reputable” (or not-so-reputable) news stations, blogs and publications such as The Source Magazine, Centric TV, local news 15 of Mobile Alabama have picked up the satire post and reported the false story as real. Adults are defrauding a young girl of her character in order to make money based off a site that makes up fake ridiculing stories.
This type of thing already upset me before which is why I don’t watch the news or take heart to most things I read about but this has hit close to home. I know this teenager. She attends my church. I have known her for several years, have watched her grow up and am a friend of the family. Her name is not Kiesha Johnson. She is not 16. She does not live in Alabama. She is not suing Instagram for $500 million. And most importantly she does not deserve to be treated and talked about in the way that she is.
I am disgusted at how people utilize the media to project people in such a negative manner all for the sake of getting likes, views, gaining a following or earning an income. And we are so silly to believe everything that we hear and join in on the gossip even when the source states that what they are publishing is not real. I am baffled at how evil people are and how they don’t care as long as they get a good laugh or can express how they feel towards matters they are ignorant to.
It is only because of mean spirited people who decided that making fun of this young girl was entertainment that she now has the whole world looking at her referring to her as an ugly bitch, ill built bitch, pretty monster, a beast, talking about her hair and calling her dumb amongst MANY other things. I had enough self esteem issues on my own growing up. Can you imagine having your face blasted all over the World Wide Web and majority of the comments referencing your picture is to talk bad about you?? The sad thing is most people don’t consider it being mean spirited, but just having fun. She is a victim. It’s all fun and games until people end up dead. It is this type of situation that leads people to killing themselves or killing others. Then people want to feel sorrowful and filled with regret that they perpetuated the problem instead of showing love, compassion to help stop problem. What is wrong with us as a people???
She didn’t ask to be in the limelight she is an innocent teenager who is being maliciously attacked for no reason. But it doesn’t matter to most because this is now a conversation piece showing how shallow our minds can be. Surely there is something going on in your own life of worthy of speaking of instead of choosing to gossip about the lives of others.
Think about the things you’re posting and reposting…. Is it true? Is it right? Is it edifying? Does it matter? If you were the subject would you repost it about yourself? What if it was your child?
There is a young girl suffering emotionally and feeling helpless all because we wanted to laugh. Come on people we’ve got to do better.
Camille Aiko is dedicated to transforming lives spiritually, mentally, physically and financially through the Word of God and practical life principles. It is her mission to pour into the lives of others to motivate them to greatness!
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“Love is that condition in the human spirit so profound that it allows me to survive, and better than that, to thrive with passion, compassion, and style.” Maya Angelou
"Like an unchecked cancer, hate corrodes the personality and eats away its vital unity. Hate destroys a man's sense of values and his objectivity. It causes him to describe the beautiful as ugly and the ugly as beautiful, and to confuse the true with the false and the false with the true."