I am pissed off, and this is not an overstatement. I have been silent on a numerous amount of issues, and this for me is a singular mechanism of getting things off my chest.
Each day I remain silent, my viewpoint is overshadowed by those less informed, educated and one in which I don’t have a voice.
I can unequivocally state that there are many parts of celebrity culture that I do not like. In this male dominant, money driven society it is up to me to get off my ass to inspire others and speak my truths, and those which are important to me.
I have a few motto’s in life, but the one I stand most sternly by is one in which if you are not for something, then you are actively against something. I call myself a centralist, one who reads both sides of each story, who sources various news articles and journal articles to seek the ideal truth. Through this I garner an opinion on things, and some of these I will state below.
When looking at equality and humanity I understand that this is an issue where there is a divide, and by not speaking out for it actively works against it.
I am very much pro-humanity, and in turn believe that its citizens, as a majority, should have fundamental rights that are equal to those who stand next to them. If you are in the streets, and the multi-cultural surroundings that you are in, you should feel as a man, woman, any part of the LGBTI community, anyone who is deemed minority, or anyone who has seeks out a life within your country should hold the same rights as you. And these rights should not be impugned. This is why I am strongly for gay-marriage, equality of rights for minorities and that women should have the same opportunity to find happiness and succeed as any other individual in society.
My opinions and beliefs of portrayal of minorities, women and those who hold different sexual orientations within a media dominated westernized society is abhorrent (for example, TV shows, portrayal in games, music, film, and many other outlets) – subjugated to inferior roles to appease the masses of now, and not for those who strive to better humanity. Through these outlets, these are regularly portrayed as stereotypical and often ‘backward’ in the forward moving society we are endeavoring to have. There will naturally be those that are more or less successful in life, but the opportunity to harness that success should remain equal. And its not a ‘oh this a nice idea to have’ – it has shown that these negative portrayals of a male-dominated and minority absent society does not help to better it. In fact, we see regularly condescension, negativity and inaccuracy in the ability to portray the truth.
The media has further been subjugated to scrutiny (unfairly) throughout the past year, with reporting of what is newsworthy and what is hearsay and falsehoods being blurred. Nobody is immune to scrutiny, and some voices (even those high in power) should not be given the time of day that they require. If you empower those who are changing the world for the better and give the entrepreneurs, those who are doing good in the world, fighting for equality and fighting to keep society progressing in a way that is not solely funded by revenue and political and entertainment sway, we will see a culture which is much more vibrant.
We give too much power and voice to those who seek to be heard but at points should remain silent. Should we give a pacifier to a idiotic screaming adult? Should we push for greater role models in the community through people promoting change? If we give a voice to those who should be heard, not just those who WANT to be heard, will our world become more of what we are looking for?
Across the world I hear similar opinions, that ‘it doesn’t matter anyway, so why would I vote against it (or try and lobby those who may be endangering our lives and freedoms that we deserve).
I believe in humanity as a whole, however the more we are engulfed by crap people with uneducated (or swayed opinion by corporations and political leanings) the harder people will need to push back. If we just look to ourselves as individuals and endeavor greatness on personal levels to better the lives of those around us and our communities, hopefully we can move towards something better (and not on the brink of nuclear war due to stubbornness and machismo-ness [not a word, but you get the point]). To be strong is not to be loud, it is to be eloquent and having beliefs that people are indeed inherently good in nature.
What I believe is best for the world is one where people are for other people and for their equality, and the more individualized people are (or scared of progression), the more resistance will be shown toward progression.
How hard is it!?