Now We know Who We Are

So I would like to know who the person was that typed the tweet: “Everyone else seems afraid to say it, but that Quvenzhané Wallis is kind of a c__t right?”

“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.”

-Frederick Douglass

At some time around 11:05 PM last night someone at the “News Organization” The Onion made an executive decision. The decision was made to publicly degrade a 9-year old child, on what could be the biggest night of her life. Was the decision to tweet such filth an anomaly or has American culture slipped so far into darkness that we have become blinded by our own hateful and self-destructive nature?

There is an ugly pattern of indifference to child abuse shown by the inhabitants of the United States. Where is the shock of children being abducted, killed or now the newest trend of being publicly berated? The Onion is representative of its audience, which obviously refuses to be ignored while expressing the messages of hateful disregard and sarcastic cynicism. It seems that hate is a new love, and everybody’s doing it.

It takes extreme cowardice for a media organization to tweet that a child is a “cunt” to over 4.5 million people, then hides behind the veil of “Satire”. This behavior should be categorized as reckless and abnormal, however, we are in the U.S. and…… “at least they didn’t shoot anyone’s baby .ie (Caylee, Trayvon, The Newtown 20) “.

We as a nation are beginning to show the world who we truly are, and it is painful to watch. Our failure to produce individuals that are inherently concerned with the protection of all children is systemic. This is not a theory, the proof is in the names of the most vulnerable of us all.

  • Charlotte Bacon 2/22/06
  • Daniel Barden 9/25/05
  • Olivia Engel 7/18/06
  • Josephine Gay 12/11/05
  • Ana Marquez-Greene 4/4/06
  • Dylan Hockley 3/8/06
  • Madeleine Hsu 7/10/06
  • Catherine Hubbard 6/8/06
  • Chase Kowalski 10/31/05
  • Jesse Lewis 6/30/06
  • James Mattioli 3/22/06
  • Grace McDonnell 11/04/05
  • Emilie Parker 5/12/06
  • Jack Pinto 5/6/06
  • Noah Pozner 11/20/06
  • Caroline Previdi 9/7/06
  • Jessica Rekos 5/10/06
  • Avielle Richman 10/17/06
  • Benjamin Wheeler 9/12/06
  • Allison Wyatt 7/3/06

I began writing this short post with the hope that I might find a way to make something positive out of such a tragic event.  I’ve found that the lesson cannot just be for me to learn, the person responsible needs to get the lesson.

So I would like to know who the person was that typed the tweet: “Everyone else seems afraid to say it, but that Quvenzhané Wallis is kind of a c__t right?”

Will The Onion choose to protect children, or will they protect themselves? The answer to this question should be no surprise because we all know what you get when you peel back the layers of an onion right.

If you still need more reasons why you should not call children C__t’s, check out this week’s Star Blogger Nikki Tucker.

Nikki’s post:

Five Reasons You Should NOT Call Nine-Year-Olds a Cu*t

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