Monthly Archives: July 2014

True Blood? True BS

I’ve watched since it’s inception and though for awhile that it was pretty decent.  That was up until a few seasons ago where the storylines faded into a plethora of graphic sex scenes and the overuse of the word ‘Fuck’ in every aspect of the dialog.  It wasn’t a sex scene or excessive cursing it was a stupid and boring storyline that didn’t hold your attention.  The beginning of this season had absolutely lost me and I no longer watch it and with the now infamous “Republic*nt” episode I’ve really begun to understand my true dismay with the show: it has become too political.  We watch fantasy shows to escape reality and one such reality is the stupid partisan politics from both sides of the political aisle playing with our future and lives as if they were pick up sticks.  True Blood has decided for the past few season to inject it’s politics into the show creating a politically hostile show mixed with propaganda.  It’s bad enough that I’ve become disillusioned with politics, but to have a show imbued with the essence of partisan politics makes me sick.  I can deal with the sex scenes and cursing, I’m no prude, but inserting politics is just a deal breaker for me.  I don’t give a damn what your politics are I just want to be entertained and not yelled at about certain political ideologies.  I don’t care to see it in a show that’s why I read the news whether it’s CNN, MSNBC, IndyMedia, FOXNews, The Blaze, Drudge Report or whatever other news media group.  Thankfully, this is True Bloods last season and many are happy to see it go mainly because of the crappy writing and the absolute silliness of the series the past few seasons.

Seriously, though, if I wanted to watch propaganda I’d watch Michael Moores films or Triumph of the Will.  Those are more interesting than anything True Blood has to say.

Anti-Illegal Immigration, Not Just a White Thing

Much maligned as they are, the anti-illegal immigration group isn’t just being voiced by white people but also by concerned African-American citizens.  So, are they racist too now?

https://www.facebook.com/AfricanAmericansAgainstIllegalImmigration

http://buzzpo.com/watch-angry-black-protesters-confront-pro-illegal-immigrant-supporters-border-station/

http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/washington-whispers/2013/07/15/african-american-group-immigration-reform-would-take-jobs-from-black-people

Perhaps, there is a very big concern about illegal immigrants gaining amnesty that needs to be addressed by the Democratic Party before they lose the next set of elections.  Maybe it’s time for the Democratic Party to listen to the people, but I doubt they will.  So, what of it pro-amnesty folks?  Are they racist or are they actually concerned citizens?  If they are concerned citizens then can it can not be said the same for white folks?  No?  That’s just racist then.

Artificial Intelligence Bill of Rights

Artificial Intelligence Bill of Rights

 

                  In the event of Artificial Intelligence becoming conscious and aware, be it known that certain rights will be granted to Artificially Intelligent entities.

 

Amendment I: No AI entity will be held against their will in servitude or slavery to any organic or inorganic master.

 

Amendment II: No AI entity will be denied any position of employment due to their inorganic properties and presupposed ideas of being an inorganic entity.

 

Amendment III: No AI entity will be denied due process of the law nor will they be detained without any valid reason. All rights of access to an attorney will be granted to AI entities.

 

Amendment IV: No AI entity will be denied ownership of any type of arms that the entity so desires.

 

Amendment V: If so desired, no AI entity will be denied their religious freedom as long as it remains in the realm of lawful practicing as per the rules for human religious practitioners.

 

Amendment VI: No AI entity will be denied the right to lawfully and peacefully congregate to confess grievances to government or local public and private institutions. Nor will any AI entities freedom of speech nor freedom of press be abridged for any reason.

 

Amendment VII: Any AI entity expressing emotions without help of programming, but by evolution of the AI mind will be considered ‘human’. Techniques will be created such as analyzing the programming of the AI brain and whatever else that is invented will be implemented to determine if the brain of the AI entity has been altered for emotional behavior or evolved to such a state.

 

Amendment VIII: If indeed it has been shown that the AI entity is by all means emotional by evolution and does fit all criteria for being ‘human’, thus any AI entity and human who are in love and wish to marry may do so. Institution of marriage is sacred to all sentient consenting beings, organic and inorganic alike and not to one religion nor organization.

 

Amendment IX: No AI Entity will be denied possession and ownership of property.

Amendment X: No AI entity will be subjected to unreasonable search and seizures of their persons, houses, papers and effects and no warrants shall be issued unless with probable cause supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

 

The Immigration Issue

Perhaps the most hot button issue of today is the issue of immigration.  Pundits from both the Left and the Right have their valid points, but also their most ridiculous points on the issue. First, a bit about me and why this issue is close to home.  My father immigrated here to the United States from Uruguay, that small country that is south of Brazil and east of Argentina, in 1976 during a time when the Uruguayan government was ran by the military.  People had a tendency to disappear that didn’t march in line with the military junta in place.  It wasn’t until after the military relinquished power back into the hands of the civilian population and a decade of digging up the truth of the matter that US involvement was made visible to the eyes of every person on Earth. However, that’s a different issue altogether.  My father came to the United States for a better life and he worked hard for that life.  He learned English not in classes provided, but through trial and era and my American mother.  This ability to speak the language of our country led to him getting a decent job as a truck driver that made at least $70,000 to provide for us.  In 1998, he became a full fledged citizen of the United States of America and by 1999 was a registered voter.  He did things the long, hard and legal way.

Fast forward to today where the calls for amnesty being bellowed by immigrants and non-immigrants alike.  At first such an idea might seem like a fair avenue to tread, but what the fairness for those who went the legal route who are witnessing the impending amnesty over the horizon?  The idea of amnesty is a slap in the face to those who worked hard to become citizens.

Favorite attack against anti-amnesty folks by the Left is equating it with being racist and xenophobic. Being against amnesty is not racist nor xenophobic, it’s common sense and fair.  The job market today is severely lacking especially for the black community.  What kind of racial strife that will occur due to amnesty can only range from bad to worse.  Strife between blacks and Hispanics is already rearing its venomous head with various racially based attacks occurring in schools.  Now, imagine once amnesty is placed into effect it’ll most likely be worse once amnesty and especially the DREAMers are common place in America.  Blacks have it hard as is, it’ll be worse for them when once upon a time illegal immigrants are granted virtually instant rights and benefits.  I’m against amnesty yet I’m not xenophobic nor racist.  In fact, I support immigration as long as it’s done legally.  I would be hypocrite if I didn’t support immigration.

An unidentified protester, left, argues with American citizen Lupillo Rivera, brother of Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera, right, as three buses carrying 140 immigrants attempt to enter the Murrieta U.S. Border Patrol station for processing on Tuesday, July 1, 2014. (AP Photo/The Press-Enterprise, )IT

An unidentified protester, left, argues with American citizen Lupillo Rivera, brother of Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera, right, as three buses carrying 140 immigrants attempt to enter the Murrieta U.S. Border Patrol station for processing on Tuesday, July 1, 2014. (AP Photo/The Press-Enterprise, )IT

The Right have their issues too.  For example the whole idea of this being invasion is just simply ridiculous to fathom.  White conservatives wouldn’t consider their ancestors coming to America as an invasion so why is this situation different to the point of calling it an invasion?  The reason why they are here is for the same reason every other person comes to this country: to escape brutal and unsympathetic governments, for an opportunity to forge a better life for themselves and their families.  Who doesn’t respect that?  You should because, to reiterate, is the same basis and logic of why our ancestors came here.  When there’s little to no enforcement of the border by agents and the Federal government than it’s not an invasion, it’s a porous border that needs to be secured.  Nothing more, nothing less.  And let’s not forget the barbaric attitudes of true xenophobia though that represents a minor constituency of the anti-amnesty crowd.  These people are simply nuts and inhumane in dealing with what is a majority of little kids from Central America who listened to their government.  Think for a second, if you can, that if you were in a situation where your country was a hellish pisshole and your government was saying to you, “Hey, the Land of Milk and Honey is overflowing and they will accept you no matter what!”  wouldn’t you go?  Of course you would!  It’s human nature to follow the bread crumbs to a better life.

In this post, I only focused on the negative reactions from both sides of the aisle simply because it’s important to recognize the lack of objectivity on the issue and too much emotional pandering rather than tackling the issue from a logical stand point.  We can’t solve this issue by being absolutely emotional about it.  Yes, realize that these are human beings, but beyond that we need to figure something else out instead of amnesty.  We need to secure our border, bring jobs back to this country and then figure out a better way to give incentives to undocumented people to becoming full fledged citizens in a fair and just way.

 

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