The last time I went to ULTRA fest, was in 2006.
It may have been the best of times or the worst of times, but it was definitely a different time. Back then, there was no dress code that implied that “less is more” in the way there seems to be now. Maybe age is turning me into a fuddy duddy, but seeing all these girls parade around in pasties and bootie shorts worries me for the current state of humanity more than anyone can possibly imagine.
Still, in the words of Taylor Durden, they are not their fucking khakis and so I hope that underneath the nothing girls are wearing, they retain their self-respect and are capable of taking care of themselves because if something happens to any of them, the stupid people of the world are going to say that “they were asking for it.”
Which brings me to my next “he was asking for it” story of the day.
While I was at the gym, I saw a news report where they were discussing Gerardo Rivera’s assessment that were it not for hoodies, Trayvon Martin would still be alive today. According to him, minority youngsters with hoodies are associated with criminals, and as such they could be shot dead by an asshole with a gun without provocation at any time . (he didn’t say asshole with a gun. That was me).
Anyway, as I was watching this report I was shocked and amazed by the fact that someone who should know better, would blame the fatal shooting of a 17 year old on a piece of clothing. Just like some would say that a girl going out in pasties and bootie shorts would invite a rape, a hoodie on a minority screams SHOOT ME!
The moment that we project poor values onto clothing, you know that there is a problem.
Why can’t we blame society as a whole for allowing gender and racial stereotypes to exist? Why can’t families, as the cornerstone of society, teach children to be better people? Hell, if I were a neighborhood watch person, I would rather have someone break into a house or whatever and get them arrested than go confront them if I know that someone could get hurt.
If Zimmerman thought this kid was so dangerous, he should have feared for his life and avoid confrontation like a normal human. If he honestly thought he could be hurt by a can of iced tea or a bag of skittles, he should have stayed in his car to protect his own life.
But this black boy was wearing a hoodie so he was dangerous and was asking for it.
By that logic, let’s expect mass rapes at ULTRA because all the girls there are asking for it.