Transgender People Can’t Serve America

Man, can someone tell me what world I’m living in? Like, I’ve always believed that I live on Earth, but this has to be the Twilight Zone, son. Fam, what the FUCK is happening to this country?! Is Donald Trump serious, people? Is the GOP serious, bruh? What part of the game is telling transgender people that they can’t fight for the nation? On the real, the levels of hate in this administration make my skin crawl, man.

Now, for those who missed it, Trump just tweeted some WILD shit yesterday. Apparently, after speaking with his “generals,” Trump declared that transgender people will no longer be accepted or allowed to serve in the military. According to his logic, our armed services need to focus on “overwhelming victory” and not accommodating their needs. All jokes aside, that’s got to be some of the most hateful rhetoric to ever come from a sitting United States President, fam. This dude just blindly disrespected an ENTIRE group of Americans, son!

All in all, I have a BUNCH of questions, man. First, does he not think that there aren’t already transgender people in our military? Shit, according to statistics, there are roughly 10,000 individuals who identify as transgender on either active or reserve duty. So, did their “medical costs” overwhelm the government before? Did they act as a distraction before? Fuck no, son! This move is nothing more than a pure demonstration of hate. Why is this type of bullshit continually coming from our highest office, fam?

Ok, before I move on, can I backtrack for a second? Now, my memory may be trash, but I’m pretty sure that Newt Gingrich said something similar about women twenty-some-odd years ago. Back then, he claimed that women couldn’t serve because they lack “upper body strength” and would “get infections.” So, basically, the GOP has a looooooong history of hating on anyone who isn’t a straight White man. Keeping it a buck, it just seems to be in their nature, son.

In the end, anytime I think the bar can’t get lower, it does, fam. Real talk, I was blown away by this turn of events, bruh. We’re literally watching an administration that’s built on the oppression of damn near EVERY disenfranchised group. At this point, there’s no justification for being a Trump supporter. I don’t give a fuck how someone tries to spin this, son. If anyone supports Trump, then they support hate. Plain and simple. With that being said, fuck ALL of his proponents, man! Every. Last. One. Of. Them! LC out.

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Donald Glover Is My Hero

Disclaimer: There are spoilers all over this post, son. If anyone hasn’t watched Donald Glover’s Atlanta yet, be warned, I’m spilling all of the beans, bro. I’m just trying to give the people a heads-up, man. Now, let’s go.

Let’s just skip the formalities and get right to the proceedings, son. Donald Glover is my hero, man. I watched the first two episodes of his new show (Atlanta) last night, and I couldn’t be more hyped for what’s to come. For me, it’s refreshing to see a Black show on TV that doesn’t revolve around clichés, stereotypes and overall coonery. Side note, I’m well aware of the fact Black-ish also exists, so let me cook, man. In any case, as it stands now, the characters seem to have understated complexities that will surely evolve as the season progresses. With all of that being said, allow me to talk about some of my favorite scenes. Ready? Let’s get to it, son.

The first scene that jumps out at me is the one where Alfred (Paper Boi) gets into an altercation with a stranger over his car. While watching the events unfold with my fiancée, we found ourselves at odds in terms of how he should’ve handled the situation. On one hand, she thought he should’ve just left the situation alone. On the other hand, I COMPLETELY understood why he confronted that dude. He was just sitting in his car, minding his own damn business, and this random guy decides to kick off his side view mirror. Man, I would’ve been LIVID, son. Now, I wouldn’t advise anyone to shoot another person over this, but I’d absolutely give that clown a couple of kidney shots, for good measure.

Next, another scene that sticks out to me is one that occurs while Earn is in jail. Through no fault of his own, he’s sitting in the middle of a conversation between some other dude and a trans woman. During the dialogue, the man waxes poetically about the days he and the lady used to bump uglies, seemingly unaware of the fact she’s transgender. When the other men in the holding area call the guy out over this, he’s simultaneously overrun with anger and confusion, all while trying to establish the fact he isn’t gay. In a scene that probably lasted less than five minutes, the show was able to tackle a perception of the transgender community without being crass. It definitely takes a handful of bravery and gravitas to open up such a taboo dialogue in only the second episode.

Lastly, this next observation isn’t about a particular scene, but I have to say, the homie Darius is hilarious, man. Any man who can talk about lemon pepper wings, his balls been crushed and the meaning of life with the same level of deadpan is a genius, son. Honestly, whatever weed that dude is smoking, I want in, bro. He doesn’t seem to have a single care in the entire world. That’s truly the way to live, man.

In the end, there’s nothing else to say, bro. So far, this show is awesome. I’m definitely looking forward to the upcoming episodes. Viva la intelligent writing, man! I’m pretty sure that last sentence didn’t make much sense, but who cares, son. Fight me. Good day.