Tuesday, November 12, 2013

AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM



THE CELL PHONE BATTERY WAS THE FIRST TO DIE
Imagine the help and the karma
that could have been given
had she not been gauged 12
by the color of her face
threatening her killer
with a dead cell phone.


Imagine how disgusted I am at being human.

©M Durfee
11/12/13


Renisha McBride’s death.

15 comments:

  1. gauged 12.
    nice play on words in a rather grisly situation.
    looking for help and shot in the face.
    ugh.

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    1. Coming to a town or city near you soon Brian, the evolution will not be televised. Ms. McBride was only 1 of 11 known murders last week in Detroit.

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  2. Are folks just waiting for a chance to kill someone else these days?

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    1. Nail on the head Charles. What fun is target shooting when an opportunity to actually prove your weapon is capable of mass destruction.

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  3. Oh god mark. Appallingly vivid

    Love
    kj

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    1. I can only tell the story as I feel them kj. I have fully isolated myself now from all I once did, not out of fear of my friends or strangers. I simply have no desire to be around people beyond a grocery store cashier.

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  5. You captured the craziness of the news of our country... Right, guns don't kill people, but people with guns are more likely too kill people. Why have we fallen into an attitude of shoot first?

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    1. 11 KNOWN murder in Detroit last week Jeff.

      Fear of each other, people are feeling like they have been stolen from and because of that we do not trust anyone anymore. But the thief is not a person it is a thing that is too big to fail.

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  6. Paranoia and guns are an explosive mix. Instead of remembering the parable of the Good Samaritan and helping our neighbours, too many fear and distrust our neighbours. The civilised world that we are so proud of is anything but.

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    1. Calvin hit the link, this was nothing but what you say, fear or racial induced hatred,

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  7. Mark, it's unbelievable what is happening right now. Has it always been this way or is it just more publicized. So sad for her family.

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    1. NO Jodi it has NOT always been this way. My grandfather gave granny $10 and told her it was to be parceled out to any neighbor who needed a bit. The depression was raging in Detroit but he usually had work. Every single person who borrowed from that $10 paid it back and it helped dozens of people make it through tougher days than this.

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  8. Was the 12 wielded by an exceptional law enforcement officer? Could have been. But I guess it's hard to blame them for being trigger happy.

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    1. Sent you a more detailed email. Basically white male 54, home alone, behind a locked door,

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