Monday, October 21, 2013

Missing White Woman Syndrome... Greek Style.

Natalee Holloway, Lori Hacking, Laci Peterson, Madeleine McCann and now Maria?

Maria isn't missing or dead... but she is white. 

This past Wednesday Greek authorities raided a Roma gypsy camp on suspicion of drug trafficking. In the process, they rescued a girl who apparently was not related to either of the adults that she was living with, nor anyone else in the camp. The though being that she maybe have been abducted and a victim of human trafficking.

A tragedy that is on its way to be being corrected. Possibly. An adopted child taking illegally from her parents?  Maybe.

A world wide news worthy story? Only because she is white and blonde.

If this girl was ______________ (take your pick of any non-white ethnicity) or possibly even not cute and blonde, this would have been shelved for all new outlets not in Greece, or possibly the countries they are GUESSING that she may be from, Scandinavian and eastern European countries.

This is MWWS at its zenith.

Regardless of the outcome, be it that the police were over zealous and took this child from her adopted family illegally, or if she was abducted and was rightly rescued, or she was the product of a black market adoption pipeline etc... the news coverage is outlandish, especially considering that hundreds of people died around the world due to suicide bombings, many people were killed here in the US due to gun accidents (including children) and drug violence...just during the week they found Maria.

She is adorable, and I hope that the right outcome is on its way... but the fact that I even heard about it is ridiculous. 



Friday, October 11, 2013

Psychics being consulted in the Avonte Oquendo case...

You are probably all familiar with the Avonte Oquendo story by now.. heartbreaking.

 "Avonte Oquendo, a Rego Park teen who can't speak, was seen on surveillance footage running away from the Riverdale School at 1-50 51 Ave. in Long Island City just before 12:40 p.m. last Friday. "We only get a few hours of sleep every day, our mom can't stop crying, we can't eat," said Danny Oquendo, Avonte's older brother. "It's very tough on our family, but we believe he is still alive."

Huffington Post Article

Then.. today I see this....

"As the search for missing autistic teen Avonte Oquendo continues, psychics are being consulted to help find the 14-year-old mute child from New York City, who disappeared from his Queens school last Friday.

NY Daily News

Fuck you. It makes me want to puke. Even if the "psychics" donated their time and "skills" they are still monsters to be shoving this shit down the throats of an already terrified family.

If there was a hell, it would be filled with people like this.


PHOTO: NY Daily News

Monday, October 7, 2013

America's Weight Problem...

America has a weight problem.

We take death too lightly, while reality TV weighs too heavily on our minds.

But then again, heavy is the head that wears the crown right?

Isn't America the king?

We carry our pride on our shoulders and drag our children behind us.

We drink Pepsi and contaminate water.

America has a weight problem.

Shedding this weight won't be easy.

Sympathy is the diet plan and Empathy is the treadmill.

Work out your compassion.