In case I’ve never mentioned it, I am afraid of the dark. This fear doesn’t entirely stem from childhood stories of the boogeyman or late night horror movies, but it also stems from a fear of the unknown. When faced with darkness I am possessed by the inability to move. Even in my own house where I know every corner, every space. It’s not because I’m afraid of getting lost, but simply because I don’t know what may have arrived with the shadows.
For reference, the game is based in a near future where we have gained the ability to augment ourselves with brain enhancements, stronger and faster limbs, and any assortment of body parts that are synthetic and designed to make us “better”. There is a slow burning war between the augmented and the humanists. The question is should we do this to ourselves or not? In the end you are faced with telling the world the unadulterated truth, conforming the facts to fit your ideal, or leave the world guessing about everything.
This kind of decision is impossible to make. The game makes certain assumptions about the outcomes, but truth be told humanity is unpredictable. And that is thing.
Our past has so far defined our future, except we never cease to evolve. We make the same mistakes we always have but we live in a brighter world today than ever before. Yesterday is all of our knowledge but tomorrow is more. If this future should come to pass I wonder what we would do. I wonder if we would be able to see the clear and honest path to betterment or if we would fall into the same pit of hate and narrow mindedness. I wonder what the unknown would become.
We live in the unknown. Our next second is beyond our scope. Life is about deciding that the unknown doesn’t matter. Life is about chasing a dream to fill the unknown with hope. Perhaps my fear of the dark is irrational, and perhaps so is my fear of the unknown. All I know is that my tomorrow is uncertain, and I don’t like that. But I love that.
There was a party on May 3rd at the University of Southern California with the majority of attendees being African-American and Hispanic USC students. The party was registered with the school, and there was another party directly across the street being attended by mostly Caucasian/White students. Both parties had similar noise levels according to dozens of accounts from both sides (source).
Two cops arrived to the party with the minorities and told them to lower their noise level; the party’s host told the attendees to go inside the house and they resumed the party in there with lower volume. A few minutes later the cops came back and students began leaving, and the cops arrested the host. More and more cops began to arrive and soon a helicopter came. All of this was while the students were filing out and more and more cops entered the home; furthermore, the white party continued across the street and some officers even went there to tell them to stay inside and safe. A white student told reporters that “basically they didn’t stop our party at all. They had no problem with us.” (source).
As the minority students saw all the cops and attempted to leave, some were tased, and some were slammed to the ground and arrested. Many resisted on the grounds that they had no idea why they were being arrested seeing as they were leaving peacefully and were over the drinking age (the party required ID). Even more cops arrived (source)(video).
Later that night at about 4:30am, a resident at the house where the white party was thrown was awoken by thudding. He rose to see two LAPD officers trying to speak to his roommate. They ordered him to wake up everybody in the (co-ed) house and as they did so they stumbled into two female residents shirtless and asleep, and one of the officers simply stared. (source)
The reason that they were in that house was to gather statements about how LAPD acted correctly against the minority students but the students at the white party’s house gave factual statements that did not incriminate the minority students how the officers wanted. They have complained about their home being entered without a warrant in the middle of the night but have yet to hear back.
On Tuesday USC will have an open forum in regards to the racial profiling that happened (at the party and in the past) at the school but that is not enough; this has to be more than a local issue and should be made known nationally. USC has issues with racial profiling and it is time that it stops. Anyone can help by signing this petition and making it big. (Photograph source)
i just puked because of how funny this was
SHE SOUNDS EXACTLY LIKE ALL OF THEM WTF
Okay but really honestly she sounds just like them
i watched this on the bus.
THIS WOMAN HAS A MAGICAL TALENT