Monthly Archives: August 2015
Considering the anecdotal source and Christian website, I’m willing to believe this is absolute BS. What does everyone else say?
Shaun King is one of the vocal leaders in the #BlackLivesMatter movement and has been recently targeted by Conservative media for allegedly being white and not black. Very understandable considering the fact he does look white and not much is given about his background. Personally, I could care less about his supposed race, because race isn’t some tangible thing since people of varying melanin content, which is what race is based off anyways, can reproduce without any problems whatsoever. So race is just a non-existent idea that we give so much credence to as if it were some sacred thing. It shouldn’t be encouraged, but people like Shaun King, Al Sharpton and others encourage the worship of race.
Back to Shaun King, lets say that if he were actually a white person posing as a black person, he would be basically usurping the struggle which blacks have had to hurdle over in order to be seen as human beings. Shaun King also received a scholarship from Oprah Winfrey due to his racial identity as “black”, so if he is white then this is a problem as well considering that scholarship would’ve gone to an actual black student to use for their advancement in life. Yes, he’s done some nice things, but how does lying and lacking honor alleviate that since a black student could’ve used that scholarship? If I were black I know I’d be plenty pissed off that some white person is using a struggle and an identity to benefit himself.
With that all said, Shaun King can do something that will put all of this to rest once and for all: genetic testing. Genetic testing will provide the necessary haplogroup which will 100% show whether or not he is lying and instead of bashing the conservative media he should be getting genetically tested and posting those results online for everyone to see. Wouldn’t it be nice to let those who were suspicious of you and wrote articles condemning you for your alleged full blooded Caucasian ancestry? I know I would if I were in Shaun Kings shoes.
So, how about a genetic test, Shaun King? Prove to us who you claim to be, after all the onus is on the one who makes such claims.
When it comes to people going out into Nature to fulfill whatever spiritual needs, I always enjoy such stories. However, it’s making Christians angry. Oh well, they need to just keep to THEIR faith and not bother those who don’t share theirs.
I’ve refrained from entering this fray just to see how things pan out and of course it panned out with the Left shaming the Right as callous animal haters and the Right shaming the Left into being anti-Human folks. I’m going to delve into a little bit of honesty, brutal honesty in fact and it’s not going to be pretty.
First, lets tackle the Rights lament for the Left not having a heart for the down trodden in Africa (or anyone who tries shaming those who support Cecil into feeling guilty), if you truly, TRULY cared about the plight of the downtrodden in Africa and Zimbabwe, you would be there right now sacrificing your cushy First World lifestyle and comfortable leisure time to help those less fortunate than you. Fact is, you really don’t give a damn at all about those who are suffering in Africa or elsewhere. You’re simply trying to make those who support Cecil feel like crap for what they hold dear to their hearts. I feel that you are worse than those you are trying to shame because it’s simply fake. So for the sake of actual, true humanity, just stop it unless you’re willing to put your money where your mouth is and lead by example instead of strong words.
Second, the issue of Cecil is disturbing and I truly believe that lions should be placed on the endangered species list and that Cecil should serve as the figurehead of this much needed change. However, this has been ongoing for years now, illegal poaching/trophy hunting, and NOW people are realizing the problem? This is sickening and should have been addressed years ago, but because of the complacency of our apex species (yes apex because with our ability to innovate and our technology we have spread worldwide which makes us the dominant species) we’ve only begun to raise awareness for a travesty that may be too late. We’ve also become quite callous to all life including our own. My fear is that once the Cecil Furor dies down so will our faux compassion for animals. We have become a sensation driven society that we have collective ADD where one issue trumps another issue until the next issue comes along to knock the previous one off the mantel. We either need to stick to our guns or just simply be lulled back into our complacency for good. There’s no sense in jumping from one issue to another without ever fully fixing the problem. Yeah, it’s great that airlines won’t be shipping trophy heads of animals, but that’s one small solution for a relatively big problem and that’s to a) get endangered species onto the endangered species list and b) prosecute these folks to the fullest extent of the law with NO exceptions.
All life should be considered sacred and the death and plight of a living being should be met with sadness because we’re all related whether you believe a deity created us all or that we emerged from a common ancestor millions of years ago.