SELECTIVE AGGRESSION: HOW WE CHOOSE WHAT MAKES US ANGRY IN AMERICA

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“Not my style.”


got to go

Comedian Dave Chappelle recent stand-up has caused some controversy. He is no stranger to controversy because his television show on Comedy Central caused him to catch flack in the early 2000’s. But the outrage today is very dishonest considering he has said much worst things that we laugh about in the past. So to be angry today and not have much to say from the past, then you are just reaching for points to be made. We live in this climate of good is good if it’s good for me. We are only concerned with the things that offend us. But everyone should stop being so sensitive, yet we become sensitive for the very same reasons. Where does it all come from; this need to hurry and cancel people.

too many voices

In this vast social media landscape, we are afforded the ability to have a voice that so many who came before us didn’t have. But at the same time, power can be corruptible on both sides. People now have the power on the side of those angry, and they are running away with it. There is no room for discussion, double endendre, nuance, or nothing else of the like. But when you have a few billion people with their hands on the pulse of society, you’re bound to have problems. So what you have to do is not put too much credence into the people on social media. The majority of people are nothing like the ones in social media world. Because a lot of people are bots anyways and not real life humans who are angry over you or your statements.

silent majority says something

When people are not saying anything, that does not mean they don’t care. Their silence shouldn’t be taken as something not serious. It’s just that most people are not about to be the opposite end of the spectrum with the people they disagree with. It’s not worth it to them and they just ignore it. Only problem, we when you are silent, then the next thing that happens is the voices become so loud that someone is fired. So when you don’t push back as a society, then the next thing you know someone is in trouble you like, and you’re trying to figure out why.


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Author: faheemjackson44

I am from Racine, Wisconsin where I was raised until I graduated high school back in the year 2006. That entire time growing up in my mother's house, I was a student athlete. My goal was to embark on a general business career or athletics. But injuries through sports stopped a sports path, so I decided upon business with a focus in marketing. While attending undergraduate school at University of Wisconsin-Parkside, I began to write screenplays in my senior year. At first it was for fun, but I quickly learned writing allow me to transfer negative energy into characters I created. This led to a decrease in depressing mood swings, which in turn boosted my quality of life. After undergraduate school in May of 2011, I move to New York City for graduate school. While pursuing my MBA, I continued to write screenplays, but always wanted to write novels as well. I finished graduate school back in the year 2014, but wrote screenplays until I began thinking of my first short film, first First Day Fears. While finishing my fifth feature length screenplay, I started to write my first novel this year. So far, I have finished my first short film and working on my next one (Freedomless Speech), and recently self published my first novel (The Boy Who Could Talk To God) and short stories book (Faheem Jackson Short Story Collection Volume 1). My feature length screenplays have been put on temporary hold to finish my short films and books, but I am making good progress on my sixth feature length screenplay. With year 2017 ending, I am currently writing my novel Precinct 86 and Faheem Jackson Short Story Collection Vol. 2. I have started teaching myself photography and will pursuing that by summer of 2018, along with my videography, podcast later on, and more research for my documentary.

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