Play the song at the bottom as you listen to this blog... It's what I'm writing it to.
I'm sitting here late at night, 95% done on my project, but finding it difficult to get over that last 5% bump, and it's got me thinking... I seem to do a lot of that these days.
I watch videos on youtube of people who just spread hate everywhere they go, and those that are so anti-human rights it's not even funny. Sometimes it's got me sad that no matter how much we try to improve the world, there's always going to be people like Ann Coulter trying to resist it. You could argue that it's just a difference of opinions between me and her, but I don't think that's true. When you use hate speech and warp facts to turn other's to your opinion, you go beyond free speech into hate speech - and that just don't fly with me yo.
It's times like these that I struggle to find what I can do as one person, and how I can attempt to change the world for the better. Society tries to do what's best for it, but it needs a little push sometimes - and what I feel is best for society, is equality. It may sound pretty dumb, or it may sound pretty smart, but it's what I think the world needs most. There's plenty of things in the world to improve, but I'm gonna start with this one. I'm gonna work through social change, social media promotion, and maybe use some of my graphic design skills to leave something good on this earth, you know?
I put the R-Word campaign as my facebook banner today. Back in Canada I was really adamant about when other's used it in front of me, but I've gotten really lax about it here (due to overwhelming use by the Australian population). Hopefully I can change at least one person's mind in the short time I have here.
I really missed the boat on liking this song, but I think it's good either way.