What you see in the image above is a despicable man engaging in a heinous crime. And while he engaged in such foolery, what he did doesn't tick me off as much as those around him during this very same time.
You see, he attacked a 60 year old man inside of a gas station. Why? We may never know. From the video footage taken of him outside and inside the station, it looked like it was planned. The victim claimed to not know this man, so therefore maybe the guy saw him and figured this man may have something of value. I hate to use the word, but I'm going to use it...it's typical "nigger" shit. Don't get used to me saying that because I don't like it, but this event pisses me off. This is what people think of when Detroit enters their minds. We're all a bunch of barbarians. And the sad thing about it is that we'll continue to defend ourselves, but yet we continue to engage in such foolishness. But like I said before, what he did doesn't tick me off as much as the people who were around him did.
They did absolutely nothing...that's right, nothing at all to help the guy. I can only watch that video once because you have 2-3 other men just standing there watching while this man beat up and stab a 60 year old right in front of them. What the hell? Whatever happened to protecting your fellow man? I hate to say this and make race a factor, but damned if I don't. We Detroiters (especially Blacks) are quick to react whenever an outsider (or someone of another race) commit a crime or something of bigotry towards us. We're always quick to "rally the troops" and stage a protest. We put our hearts and souls into seeing that justice is served when an outsider does something to one of us. But let it be one of our own and suddenly it's none of our business. And I ask...why? Why do we go around and cause harm to our own and ignore it, but yet when someone else does it, suddenly we're oppressed? I'm asking this as a concerned individual, a fellow Detroiter, and a Black man who feels betrayed...
That's right, I feel betrayed. I feel that way because I don't think I can trust us and our "progress." I strongly believed that things were going to get better. I strongly believed in this city and the fact that there are good people who want to make a difference. And don't get me wrong, I do believe that there are some people in the city who wants to make a difference, but that's a small minority these days. The citizens are becoming just as bad as the politicians they claim to have oppressed them.
Prior to this entry, I returned to video blogging and guess what my first vlog entry was going to be? It was me defending Detroit and pretty much telling people who want to use and then diss the city when something bad happens to "go to hell." But you know what? If I ran with that, then I would do nothing but make a fool of myself. We as Detroiters need to quit this "me, me, me" attitude. If you see someone in trouble, help them. Those guys who stood there and watched that 60 year old man get assaulted could have easily stopped the attacker. Even one of them seemed big enough to subdue him. But they did nothing, and this man is lying in the hospital for no apparent reason. And guess where the attacker is? No one knows! But let the attacker be a White man or someone of another race, and watch everyone become Al Sharpton all of a sudden. Oh and Al, the real Al...yes you...if you're not doing anything to provide a solution, then stay the hell away.
This is a damn shame. All of these protests mean absolutely nothing if we can't protect each other.
Think about it, people.