I had a weird experience this morning that I’m still trying to process. I was at work getting started on a project when I got a text from my aunt that read “you’re dad would be so disappointed in you!” This was incredibly jarring and brought up so many emotions so quickly. (My dad has been dead for 5 years now. Touchy subject.) This aunt is generally awesome to me and to get this message out of nowhere was crazy. She was upset with me for going to Ferguson the night before to protest. In her eyes there is no cause to fight for and in her words “those people are dishonoring Mike Brown”. She later harassed my boyfriend on Facebook. This is but one occasion where I am incredibly glad I deleted that shit.
I did not respond in the best way and I realize that now. I basically told her to fuck off, explained to her how ignorant she was, and when it was clear that she was going to continue to harass me I chose to block her. I ended up crying most of the morning because I love this aunt and the thought of her being so awful to me and ruining our relationship is really upsetting. I don’t know how she thought it was ok to say something so awful to someone. IT IS NEVER OK TO TELL SOMEONE THAT THIER DEAD PARENT WOULD BE DISAPPOINTED IN THEM.
It became clear how incredibly biased the media she consumes is and it’s really scary. I’m going to another protest tomorrow. Anyone else who isn’t at the protests and wants to tell me all about the situation as they see it from their living room can fuck themselves.
I met some lovely people in Ferguson. They deserve justice and what’s happening there is totally unconstitutional.