What The Fuck Is Wrong With Americans?

Straight off the jump: I am American, born & raised in Baltimore, Maryland. That’s irrelevant to my rant, but just in case some genius takes offense to my title, and gets his panties in a twist, it’s there. I can, and intend to rant about my fellow citizens.

Ray Rice. Number 27. Running Back. Ranked as the Ravens’ second all-time leading rusher behind Jamal Lewis (7,801) with 5,940 yards, and also second in attempts (1,273). He is ranked second all-time for rushing touchdowns (37) and third for combined touchdowns (43) in Ravens history. Woman beater. Suspended for the first two games of the 2014 season. Convicted of 3rd degree assault. Possible jail term of 3-5 years, and a fine of up to $15,000.

Public outcry, and backlash? Nil.

Michael Vick. Number 7. Quarter Back. In 2006, Vick became the first quarterback to ever rush for over 1,000 yards in a single season.[25] He also set a record by rushing for 8.4 yards per carry. Vick and teammate running back Warrick Dunn became the first quarterback-running back duo to each surpass 1,000 rushing yards in a single season. Dog fighting ring operator. Sentenced to serve 23 months in federal prison, transported to Virginia in November 2008 to face state charges. Received a 3-year prison sentence suspended on condition of good behavior, and a $2,500 fine.

Public outcry and backlash? Protests outside of the courthouse, and his home. Nationwide rants about how he was a horrible person, and should be buried under the jail. Loss of endorsement deals. Threats against his life. Just to name a few.

So, the media, the courts and the rest of the nation thinks that dogs are more important than women. Let that sink in, and percolate for a moment.

But, is that really a surprise? Look at the recent Supreme Court Hobby Lobby ruling. A business was deemed more important than women. Hell, a scary thing about that? There were some women cheering that ruling, too. Seriously.

I really don’t get this. I’m going to wax poetic a bit here: As a straight male, I love women. They are wonderfully fascinating. They are endlessly inventive, intelligent as hell. They are wise, kind, loving, warm and caring. They are also strong as hell. And, then there’s the other appealing aspects of them: They’re beautiful with soft skin, curvy bodies, and delightful… well, never mind. I’m a huge fan of women, is what I’m getting at.

I honestly am confused by how our nation insists on marginalizing, and oppressing them. I get that they do, I see it everywhere. But, I want to know why? Why insist that half of our species is unimportant, and lower than animals?! Why say to them (and brainwash some of them into saying), “Bronze Age superstition is more important than you?”

Does anyone even know? If not, why do it? Oh, and before commenters jump in with other countries, or “not all of us,” let me put it like this: Where is your protest about how lightly Ray Rice got off? Where is your on-air rant about Hobby Lobby? Where’s your service in a domestic violence shelter? Or anything of that nature?

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2 thoughts on “What The Fuck Is Wrong With Americans?”

  1. You combined two different issues where there is no connection, other than that they both happened in America. First, the Ray Rice/Michael Vick thing shows the lack of value people have for human life. As long as you’re not hurting an animal, you can do whatever you want. Case in point, it is illegal to kill a Turtle baby while in it’s egg, but perfectly legal to kill a baby as long as it is still in it’s mother.

    Second, the SCOTUS ruling in the case of Hobby Lobby was about the owner’s rights and not on whether a business has more rights than a person. It is against the constitution of the United States of America to force someone to do something that violates their religious beliefs. Also, the women that work at Hobby Lobby still get some forms of contraceptives included in their benefits package of health insurance. Even if they didn’t, they still have access to whatever means of contraceptives they want at the local CVS/Walgreens. It is not the responsibility of their employer to pay for their contraceptives.

    You asked “What the fuck is wrong with Americans?” What’s wrong is that a majority of Americans want everyone to agree with their beliefs and will demonize anyone that thinks differently. Americans are willing to kill babies out of convenience in order to maintain a lifestyle they want to live, and not suffer consequences for any of their actions.

    But this is just my opinion.

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  2. Thanks for stopping by, reading, and commenting. It’s good to hear from folks. 🙂

    I was using the two to illustrate my point about how women are treated as lesser than animals. And, my examples are indicative of such.

    Here’s how:

    The first part: Both involve football players. Both committed crimes. One, everyone went nuts over. The other? Not so much. The one everyone went nuts over, was about the dogs. The one no one really gives a shit about, was a man hitting a woman, and knocking her unconscious.

    The second part: Hobby Lobby is a business which is publically traded. The owners have a problem with the Plan B drug, also known as the morning after pill. The way it works is by preventing the sperm from implanting in the egg, and by causing the egg to be shed. There’s no baby at all. But, that’s not relevant to my point. What is, is that Plan B is for women. The owners of Hobby Lobby have no issue with paying for vasectomies which is a procedure for men.

    “It is against the constitution of the United States of America to force someone to do something that violates their religious beliefs.” Actually, it is not. You’re probably thinking of the First Amendment of the Constitution which forbids the establishment of a religion. However, though it’s not formally done, in practice, a religion has been. For example: I have to be “sworn in” to testify in court, to serve public office, to serve jury duty. As an atheist, I am forbidden by law to be elected to any public office in the State of Maryland. There’s others, too. On the currency is, “In God We Trust.” What about atheists, or Buddhists, or Muslims? Where’s their representation?

    “It is not the responsibility of their employer to pay for their contraceptives.” Under the law, it is.

    “What’s wrong is that a majority of Americans want everyone to agree with their beliefs and will demonize anyone that thinks differently. Americans are willing to kill babies out of convenience in order to maintain a lifestyle they want to live, and not suffer consequences for any of their actions.” Irony, how sweet thy name…

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