Coming from very humble beginnings, experiencing life initially from disadvantaged life lessons and reaching a pinnacle from where Oprah looks upon us with the same kindness, wisdom, knowledge, experience and empathy that she has always shown.
On Wednesday night’s episode, June 21, of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” Trevor Noah devoted the second half of his monologue to his devastation after seeing the just-released dash-cam video footage of the Minnesota police officer who fatally shot Philando Castile during a traffic stop last year.
Last week, the officer was acquitted on all charges, including manslaughter.
I won’t lie to you.
When I watched this video, it broke me.
It just – it broke me. You see so many of these videos, and you start to get numb, but this one? Seeing the child, that little girl, getting out of the car, after watching a man get killed, it broke my heart into little pieces.
Like, I thought of every joke people make about “Oh, the most confusing day in the hood is Father’s Day”:
“People don’t know where their parents are, ha-ha. Black dads.” That’s a black dad that’s gone.
That’s a child that grows up not knowing what it’s like to have somebody in their life.
It’s one thing to have the system against you – the district attorneys, the police unions, the courts – that’s one thing. But when a jury of your peers, your community, sees this evidence and decides that even this is self-defense, that is truly depressing. Because what they’re basically saying is in America, it is officially reasonable to be afraid of a person just because they are black.
And that’s the truth of what we saw with this verdict.
Yoda, a male member of a mysterious species, was a revered Jedi Master who served as the Grand Master of the Jedi Order in the waning days of the Galactic Republic. He was renowned within the Order for his wisdom, powers of the Force, and lightsaber combat, and he lived for nearly 900 years.
His time during the last days of the Jedi Order and beyond made him a consequential figure in galactic history.
“There are only patterns, patterns on top of patterns, patterns that affect other patterns. Patterns hidden by patterns. Patterns within patterns.
If you watch close, history does nothing but repeat itself.
What we call chaos is just patterns we haven’t recognized. What we call random is just patterns we can’t decipher.
What we can’t understand we call nonsense. What we can’t read we call gibberish.
There is no free will.
There are no variables.”
Alan Watts Debunks The POINTLESS ‘Rat Race’ That Wastes Our Lives In this Powerful Video!
As soon as we are born we are labeled; name, race, nationality, family, status …
We are inserted into a story not of our making.
As soon as we start walking and exploring the majestic world around us we are told ‘oh, but you must go to school now! You must finish school to go to high school. You must finish high school to go to college. You must master a degree so you can get a good job.
You must work hard so you can be promoted. You must make a family. You must buy a house. You must … you must … you must …’
Until you retire.
And then what?
Then you are too old to continue exploring the world and do what you REALLY wanted to do your entire life!