Okay y’all listen up. The time has come for us to cut the shit.
Seriously. Apparently it doesn’t matter how many people are going to die. Because as long we are on different sides of the political divide shit ain’t ever going to change.
Well I am here to say…. I DON’T GIVE A RATS ASS IF YOU ARE A FUCKING RELIGIOUS ASS REPUBLICAN OR A LIBERAL ASS ATHEIST DEMOCRAT, SHIT HAS GOT TO CHANGE.
So now here’s what we need to do. Cast your extreme ass differences to the mother fucking side. Yes, DO IT. In order for us to move forward and potential save THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS of lives, this is absolutely necessary.
Be a god damn adult and stop throwing a hissy fit because “they” are going to win a vote.
AT THE END OF THE DAY POLITICS ARE BULLSHIT. OKAY? OKAY.
So now, let’s discuss the problems at hand…..
The U.S. is facing a mental health epidemic. Yet no one wants to acknowledge it. People are struggling, severely struggling, and they are not receiving the type of aide they need. Listed below are a few statistics I pulled off of google in a matter of 30 seconds from the Mental Health America site.
- 1 in 5 adults have a mental health condition.
- Youth mental health is worsening. Rates of youth with severe depression increased from 5.9% in 2012 to 8.2% in 2015. Even with severe depression, 76% of youth are left with no or insufficient treatment
- Most Americans still lack access to care. 56% of American adults with a mental illness do not receive treatment. Even in Maine, the state with the best access, 41.4% of adults with a mental illness do not receive treatment.
- As of 2016, 27.5 MILLION people do not have health insurance.
The NRA has had their hands around the balls of Republicans for god knows how long. Does that mean that if your a Republican than you too have crushed balls? Not necessarily, but the people you have voted to put in office do, so I guess technically yes. Yes, the NRA has a tight ass grip on your balls. Hopefully that doesn’t crush your ego too much and we can continue to move forward and talk about the issues at hand like adults.
We all know that there will be little to know change as long as the NRA has that much control over our government. We gotta start voting those paid ass mother fuckers out of office. We cannot let their dirty money continue to take THOUSANDS and THOUSANDS of innocent lives.
This may be coming off as a big fuck you to Republicans, but don’t take it that way. I’m not done just yet.
Okay, so my beloved Democrats let’s take a second here…… If we want change to happen we can’t go about it in the most extreme fucking manner known to politics. If you’re one of those people who want guns completely banned, then stfu and sit down. That’s not going to fly. Especially in america were people love their guns more than their children. Okay? Okay, so let’s take a more calm and logical approach to the situation. Do we need some form of gun control? Absolutely. Perhaps longer wait times, stricter regulation, and intense background checks. To me that seems be a middle ground. One were we can all agree it’s not going to strip anyone’s rights away.
Will stricter regulation put a hault to all the shootings going on? No.
But I do think regulation as well as with a societal shift on how we view/care/talk about mental health will.
I believe that without a doubt mental health is the biggest issue here. We need to be talking about this shit. People are hurting, they need help, they need resources, they need insurance, and they need to know they aren’t the only people going through this shit. So guys, do me and our country a favor and start talking. Take time to educate yourself and others. I can guarantee someone in your family is struggling, offer to help, be there for them. Do the things a good human being should be doing.
In order for change to occur we all need to come together, and work together. I don’t care how extreme, moderate, libertarian you are…. Our country needs you. People need you. So stop bad mouthing one another, stop getting into pointless hate filled arguments on Facebook, stop with your damn “thoughts and prayers” posts, and instead take time to understand and help your neighbor. Oh and vote because we need those paid off dirty ass non-caring mother fuckers out of office.
Okay? Can we all agree on what I just said in that last paragraph? I fucking hope so.
Now let’s act like some god damn adults and ignite change, not only for ourselves, but for our neighbors, our children and the future generations.
The time is now y’all.
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