“The place where they were attacked is more than a nightclub, it is place of solidarity, and empowerment where people have come together to raise awareness to speak their minds and to advocate for their civil rights.” – Barack Obama
This is my third attempt on approaching this. Every time I think I found the correct way to address this tragedy, it doesn’t come out right, or sincere, because I really don’t have an answer, or any logical explanation. I can only offer my perspective and thoughts on the matter. Life is wayyyy more complicated than we are comfortable with admitting. Countless people have been killed (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvey_Milk) and will be killed, for systems, cultures and traditions that mainstream media consistently fail to acknowledge. These tragedies will continue (http://www.advocate.com/transgender/2015/07/27/these-are-trans-women-killed-so-far-us-2015), and we will adapt, and accept, until we decide we can not anymore.
I don’t know if this guy was ISIS or not, I really think that’s beside the point. I think the real issue is, the hate culture for any lifestyle that is not traditionally heterosexual. Anything that is not in heterosexual format, is like alien shit to people, the masses get crazy and look into their God books for answers. However, the crazy shit is, it is all BULLSHIT. It doesn’t matter if he is ISIS if we know damn well transgenders and other non hetero people are being discriminated upon, harassed, assaulted and murdered Congressmen are out here in bathroom stalls looking for bussy (http://mobile.nytimes.com/2007/08/28/washington/28craig.html ) and there’s a muslim somewhere risking his life to be himself (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/being-gay-in-the-islamic-state-men-reveal-chilling-truth-about-homosexuality-under-isis-10470894.html) . God cares where you put your dick or who you give your pussy too? Really? Unless you are hurting someone, that theory makes absolutely no fucking sense to me.
We can make all the laws we want to, and sometimes they scare people from doing crazy shit, but when did laws ever stop any determined individual or group of people, from hurting or murdering anybody, they did not like? These cultures that are against non hetero lifestyles, can be found in most countries, most religions, especially the dominant religions, all races, all economic and class levels and even in music ( homophobia in black music and culture will be discussed very soon ). It is the thinking, the train of thought, or how your mind has been trained to think. Parents are mis-educating their children, passing down their flawed and harmful beliefs. Oppressed people are oppressing people, which allows the hate to thrive and destroy lives. There are people who care about your sexual preferences, and then there are people who are totally more into if our water is actually safe enough to drink. That is just the world we live in, for now.
My condolences to all of the victims loved ones, may they all rest in heavenly peace.
Edward Sotomayor Jr. | Stanley Almodovar III| Luis Omar Ocasio-Capo | Juan Ramon Guerrero | Eric Ivan Ortiz-Rivera | Peter O. Gonzalez-Cruz | Luis S. Vielma | Kimberly Morris | Eddie Jamoldroy Justice | Darryl Roman Burt II | Deonka Drayton | Alejandro Barrios Martinez | Anthony Luis Laureanodisla | Jean Carlos Mendez Perez | Franky Jimmy Dejesus Velazquez | Amanda Alvear | Martin Benitez Torres | Luis Daniel Wilson-Leon | Mercedez Marisol Flores| Xavier Emmanuel Serrano Rosado | Gilberto Ramon Silva Menendez | Simon Adrian Carrillo Fernandez | Oscar A Aracena-Montero| Enrique L. Rios, Jr. | Miguel Angel Honorato| Javier Jorge-Reyes | Joel Rayon Paniagua| Jason Benjamin Josaphat | Cory James Connell | Juan P. Rivera Velazquez | Luis Daniel Conde | Shane Evan Tomlinson | Juan Chevez-Martinez | Jerald Arthur Wright| Leroy Valentin Fernandez | Tevin Eugene Crosby (http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-orlando-nightclub-victims-who-they-were-snap-htmlstory.html)