To Rid The Disease
For an absolute reason to stand up and be counted now… If you’ve ever needed a reason to alienate yourself from the people in our country that is worth it; if you’ve ever felt an incredibly powerful contempt for the discrimination of others; if you’ve ever taken a look at America and asked yourself, “WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH US”!?
I offer you this video.
After an unidentified transgender woman tried to use the bathroom at a Baltimore McDonald’s, two patrons started attacking her in full view of other customers and employees. These employees can be heard on the video shouting words of encouragement to the attackers. It’s time we DEMAND that justice be served and that EVERY McDonald’s employee involved in this brutal hate crime be held accountable.
The April 18 assault took place at a McDonald’s location in the 6300 block of Kenwood Avenue in Rosedale, Maryland, a Baltimore suburb, according to the Baltimore County Police Department. A 14-year-old girl has been charged as a juvenile in connection with the assault, charges are still pending against an 18-year-old woman. “The incident remains under investigation and the State’s Attorney’s Office is reviewing the case,” added investigators.
Not surprisingly, McDonald’s lacks standard policies for protecting transgender individuals, despite a decent record of workplace discrimination protections for gays and lesbians. And while the company has pledged to “take appropriate action” against all employees involved in this heinous event, just one has been punished.
This is not enough! If McDonald’s employees stood by and encouraged this attack, they should be fired. Please sign this petition in hopes that justice can and will prevail for this transgender woman.
Also please contact the Maryland States Attorney’s Office — Violent Crimes Division at 410-887-6610 and express your concerns about this matter.
It’s this sort of atrocity that makes me question whether or not our country has made any progress in the field of discrimination of others. There’s nothing more sickening to me than having to watch someone be severely beaten because of a difference. This isn’t a pathetic, trivial, pointless feud between two groups of people over something tiny and insignificant. This comes of the result of generations of close-minded individuals including government, parents, teachers, and preachers informing people who believe it’s okay to hate somebody because they are different from you. The idea that it’s just fine excommunicate, separate, and bring violence to someone else simply because of their sexual orientation, ethnicity, and worldview. These are dangerous ideas spread through the roots of religion, years of oppression, and a constant wave of boundaries put up by what we consider the social normality of our society.
What’s even more horrifying, is that in our age we’re supposedly more accepting of the sexual orientation trait of people. After seeing the video; not only is that idea laughable, it absolutely tears away at the thought itself that America is “Accepting”. There can’t be a sliding scale on accepting or not. There should be no grey zone in regards to whether or not people should have the right to live free of the persecution of others. You shouldn’t have to question whether or not it’s okay to live your life peacefully the way you were born into it. These people who don’t accept aren’t out to learn how to co-exist in a peaceful manner. They speak only in absolute ignorance, and to accompany their intellectual failure they have a list of morally destructive tenets that ensure that the only people with the right to be happy are the ones that agree with them.
To make matters worse in that video, the employees at this McDonald’s are cheering on the two creatures that are beating the transgender female. At no point in this ordeal do they make an attempt to stop the fight, or even come close to acting as if they want the fight to stop. A prime example of idiotic children who are so consumed by the violence riddled imagery of urban America that they don’t stop to consider the fact that violence eventually leads to death. I do however think that the two girls who were doing the beatings should have a fair taste of their own medicine. In feudal Japan, these dishonorable cunts would’ve been taken to the front door and their fucking heads would’ve been taken for such an act of cruelty. Not to mention the fact, that it would’ve been justified…and we all would’ve lived happily ever after.
Do me a favor, and go to the link I am providing below. Tell every person you know as well. With this petition, we can hold the McDonald’s staff members responsible for the violence that was caused to this girl during their failure to act. With enough votes, they can suffer along with the two girls who will undoubtedly be receiving attempted manslaughter charges. So do the right thing now, even if it is as little as signing your name.
Together, eventually, we can stop this disgusting discrimination shit from destroying America’s already filthy fucking name.
^ Petition here.