Yeah, a lot of stuff has gone out on the news lately so here are my two cents.
Same sex marriage is now legal- Cool, and congratulations on everyone who can now marry, now on the decision itself I will admit I wouldn't really care either way, since the supreme court voted in favor, like I said, congratulations on all of the gay and lesbian couples who can now get married, but if they didn't vote in favor of same sex marriage, I wouldn't be all that pissed, prior to the ruling it was legal in over half the states in the country, it would've only been a matter of time before the whole country legalized same sex marriage, hell a majority of people that were polled from around the US shown support for gay marriage and there's no real financial incentive for the billionaire donors for most politicians to go against it, in fact quite the opposite, which is why a lot of the religious liberty laws that would've allowed for businesses to discriminate against gay people were changed, so yeah even if the court went against gay marriage, it would've only delayed the inevitable
Charleston church massacre- Okay, first and foremost I want to say that my heart goes out to the families of the nine victims who were killed by Dylan Roof, and I want to say that I admire them for actually standing up and forgiving him at his hearing, that takes a lot of guts and all of them are bigger people than I am, that said, the media and particularly Fox News is kind of hesitant to call Dylan Roof a racist terrorist, most people on the right wing want to act like racism doesn't exist anymore and that it was an attack on religion despite all of the evidence and testimony from Roof himself that he killed all nine of those people including a reverend because they were black, less than two or three weeks after the shooting, Fox News in particular goes back to calling blacks who are either arrested and beaten by police or homeless people who were black "thugs" or "welfare queens" and say that they are racist and bigoted, all I have to say is this: FUCK YOU FOX NEWS!
Confederate flag controversy- In the wake of the shooting in Charleston, there was much debate about the Confederate flag that the south flew to make their own nation to keep slaves and to antagonize minorities during the civil rights era, and how it is still flying on state property like just outside the capital building in South Carolina or even right on the state flag of Mississippi, and people who defend it are morons, I'm sorry but I cant sympathize with people who are either so ignorant to history, or just ignore the history and even agree with it by saying that "The flag is a symbol of pride in our heritage" IN WHAT?! In fact I'll throw Confederates a bone and say we can ignore the racist angle of the flag, what does the flag initially represent? Treason....the southern states wanted to break off from the union and were willing to die and kill for that cause, and yet the people who fly the Confederate flag usually puff their chests out and say how patriotic they are while waving the flag of traitors who didn't want to be Americans, a flag that in the Civil Rights era was flown to say that states in the south rejected integration laws and wanted to antagonize blacks, a flag that to this day is paraded with the Nazi flag by hate groups like the KKK and Neo Nazis so forgive me for not buying into the whole Southern Pride argument