Students at Gotha Middle School knew something was wrong when they arrived for class and saw a rope hanging outside. It was tied into a noose and left for all to see.
The world’s been clamoring for some kind of output from Frank Ocean after he shocked the world with Channel Orange, his debut album which also included his coming out as bisexual. And while the past four years haven’t seen much on the side of music, he’s still found a way to share his thoughts on society. (We still want the music though, Frank. Just sayin’…)
In his latest Tumblr post, Frank Ocean wrote a short essay to provide some insight into his thoughts on homophobia, both domestic and abroad, and the shooting in Orlando’s Pulse nightclub. Read it in full below.
Numerous accounts have come from the survivors of last weekend’s tragic shooting at the Pulse nightclub that left 49 people dead and many others injured. Each of the accounts are terrifying and give background on what can only be described as hours of horror. This survivor shares her experience through both poetry and personal interactions with the gunman on that tragic night.
Following the devastating shooting in Orlando that left 49 victims dead, most people are still looking for someone to blame. Some choose to blame terrorism, some mental illness and some gun laws. U.S. Senator John McCain decided to point to one specific person as the blame for the incident – President Barack Obama. Well, his policies, to be more precise.
Donald Trump’s rhetoric this week, specifically as related to the massacre at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando that left 49 people dead, shows that, in politics, literally anything goes.
The opportunity for a stagnant or sinking politician to latch on to a tragedy could be compared to a hitchhiker walking along a mostly desolate highway. The capacity to handle approaching obstacles dwindles as time goes on, whether it be fatigue, thirst or mind-numbing boredom. In politics, you can switch the last two out for a never-ending search for various funds and a constant need to replace the almost worthless band-aids that fail to cover the worsening wounds of society.
The country and the world are currently in mourning over the loss of 49 people who were killed after a man walked into a Orlando gay nightclub and opened fire. As details emerge about the shooter, Omar Mateen, who reportedly had a history of abuse and violent behavior, the stories of the many victims are also being told. This is all in thanks to the names of the fallen all being released for public use so that we could honor them.
One criticism conservatives have consistently held against President Obama and his supporters is regarding their refusal to label acts of violence and murder conducted specifically by members of the Muslim faith as “Radical Islamism/Jihadism.” The reasoning for that decision is to prevent the world from viewing one of it’s largest religions as a catalyst for terror and hate simply from the acts of a fringe population within it. It’s also to move away from the idea that no other members of other religions exhibit violent behavior (I’m looking at you Christianity).
Authorities have named Omar Saddiqui Mateen, 29, as the shooter responsible for the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. According to reports, Mateen entered Orlando’s Pulse, a gay nightclub, around 2 a.m. Sunday morning took hostages and opened fire, leaving 50 people dead and at least 53 injured in his wake.
CNN reports that Mateen had pledged allegiance to ISIS in a phone call around the time of the attack and has a history of suspected ties to extremist groups but wasn’t currently under investigation.