… and you can tell everybody

Colin Kaepernick has been the subject of jokes over the years by the homies and myself for a number of reasons.

  1. In his peak as a quarterback in the NFL, we clowned this dude because we said he  looks like Squidward from Spongebob Squarepants.
  2. He’s always on instagram talking about how the “7torms are coming,” replacing the s with a 7. Dude, no.
  3. His ability to play quarterback has been on the same path like Aubrey Graham’s ability to finally make a quality album. It’s done. Over.

In the midst of the jokes that we’ve had about Kaepernick over the years, I can’t deny that in his absolute peak as a NFL player under Khaki god Jim Harbaugh he was really, really good but polarizing. Some for his ability on the field and his lack of going through progressions which is normal, I guess. Lots of it stemmed from people who couldn’t stand the fact that he wasn’t your “typical” quarterback in the league. People saw this guy as a thug and called him a douchebag because he wouldn’t wear a suit to press conferences, instead going with a sweater and beats by dre because that was comfortable for him.  Continue reading

So about the shooting in South Carolina….

I had a blog coming today about it and my thoughts surrounding it.

However, Jon Stewart well…… he covered it all.

I’ll just add this;

This is a serious issue in America. We’re so focused on overseas with ISIS and Al Queda because sadly, we’re too afraid to talk about the issues that have plagued this country for over 100+ years. It breaks my heart to see 9 black people, 9 innocent black people killed in a Church because they were too nice to keep a simple minded, racist little white man out.

This isn’t about mental illness. Don’t feed into the narratives. This was an act of terror. A hate crime.  An act of fear to scare black people not in that community, but possibly across the country. Who knows. It’s a shame that in 2015, the American government is so worried about overseas and their “terrorists,” that they can’t protect the terrorists within this own country.

But that’s it. I’ll get back to the jokes soon. I hope. I promise.

I’m mad.

This isn’t about #ProsperSeason. This isn’t about sports. I just felt like I needed to get this down somewhere, and of course, I have a blog. If you disagree with my feelings, fine.  I could care less. If you agree with it, fine. I’m good with that too.

I’m mad.

Not about sports. Not about my personal life. But this Trayvon Martin thing has me mad.

When I say mad, I mean it as that I want to do something about it. Most people want to riot. But what’s a riot going to solve? Maybe I’m from the old school because my grandparents raised me on some different values so call me old-fashioned, but violence isn’t the answer to solve problems. Violence is how Martin’s life was ended. Violence is how a lot of lives in this country of ours end.

My question is this: When are we as people going to be better to ourselves? When are we going to rise up, and stop the terrorism in our own country?

Most people won’t understand how I’m feeling, and you know what? Fine. I don’t want you to understand it.  But,  just imagine if this situation happened to a family member or a friend. Would you be mad? Would you want to change how us as people are?  Any child of any race could have died that night, and I, personally would still be upset. Wanna know why? It’s a child. A child. We don’t know what happened that night, and I’m not going to assume. It’s possible George Zimmerman was afraid of Martin. It’s possible Martin said something to set him off. We don’t know, and we’ll never know. But you know what happened? A child is dead because of….. violence.

All I’m saying is this: as people, we need to rise up and be better to each other. Enough of the violence. Enough of the hurt and hatred towards each other. This is America. Not Black America. Not White America. Not Asian America. Not Mexican America. Maybe I’m asking for too much from us as American people. But, damn. I’m sick of it. I’m tired of  these types of crimes in America. I’m tired of watching the news and seeing someone dead.

And no, I didn’t write this because Trayvon Martin was a black male. I know how some people think, and that’s sad.  This is about us as people being better. It’s time to stop the violence.

Just, God. I’m asking you this.

Help us. Help us be better as people because this needs to end. Enough is enough. We have to be better.

Amen.

Never Forget.

September 11, 2001 was a change not only in my life, but in everyone’s life.

I know for one, I’ve seen two different types of Americas.

For my first 9 years, I saw an America who was arrogant, didn’t think things through, and didn’t think anything could happen on our soil.

But, that day changed it all.

I’ll never forget it.

I was woken up by my grandma. It was like 7:10 am, and I was about to go to school in a couple of hours.

I honestly thought it was fake, like a video game. I was 4th grade, and I didn’t know better.

But it was real.

And I was like in awe. Then, just sadness for awhile.

I don’t think I slept for a couple of months (Keep in mind, I was in 4th grade).

But, the way America is now.

All together (except for politics, fucking idiots). United. Yeah, we’re arrogant, but we’re more careful, and understanding.

United We Stand.

Never forget 9/11.

Never forget the victims.

– Shaun