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This weekend there were many things going on but, only one event catches and amazes me every year. If you have no idea in hell on what I am talking about Otakon! Man, the costumes I see always put me to shame because even though I am a left handed human I know that I probably couldn’t be as creative as the people I’ve seen this weekend.This was a special weekend for the convention because was the 20th anniversary of Otakon!
Otakon is an event that usually happens in the late summer. Usually in August, Otakon is a convention for Anime and other East Asian pop culture. The Otakon Convention o started in 1994,the first convention occured in State College Pennsylvania. The popular convention is currently held annually held at the Baltimore Convention Center which is located in downtown Baltimore, but will soon be branching out to Las Vegas. A lot of people are very ignorant when it comes to Otakon because all they see are the costumes and instantly think, “Weirdos.” Not knowing that most of those people and indeed i said MOST, are actually perfectly normal people who just have a love for anime. I usually am working when this convention is town but, this year I made it. The costumes in my opinion were very creative. Some were more tasteful than others but, everyone gets an A for effort. Every year I see the different costumes I get artistically aroused. The fact that the majority of the downtown area is populated with anime costumes on showed the dedication these people have to what they love. I have no problem with people supporting something positive. Next year you look out for me and my costume.
The Pledge of Allegiance ….is what US as a country may call it, but is there really a such thing as “Justice for all?”Or is it justice for them. Most of us who can verbally say the pledge don’t even know our rights as a citizen, it’s to the point where justice for all is like a mirage to the youth, a mirage to the blacks, a mirage to this country. We can see justice on paper but some of us will never actually experience it. Some of us are ridiculed every day of our lives but we don’t even know it. In the words of some we are sluts to our own country because we are being fucked by the government. On a local note Baltimore has been experiencing a high volume of local crimes. Nobody wants to be categorized as a snitch so no one says anything. I believe in minding my own business so I do, but with this mentality where will we get and what will we get? We scream “No Justice no peace” only to prove that we have barbaric characteristics. They say “Practice what you preach”which has me thinking thinking we must be preaching the gospel of violence. We want justice for young men like Trayvon Martin and Oscar Grant, but there are many other cases like such in this country. It’s sad that it takes for a case to be televised for a revolution to be televised. In my city, Baltimore, people would rather attend a funeral than be a part of someone’s living testimony. If you saw The Wire, then don’t doubt the ugly of my city. Don’t get me wrong my city is a beautiful one but we need more role models… more justice for innocent people who have fell victim to thoughtless crimes. Who do we blame for most of our youth being criminals. We can do all of the marching and rallies we want, but we need to know our laws…know our rights. The only way we can attempt to get justice is without ignorance. Most don’t understand that. What does the American flag mean to me? What does it mean to you or anybody else? In this day and age the American flag is a simple motif of what our generation has not lived up to. The Pledge of Allegiance is similar to a layer of dead skin, it fell off along with the morals of the people we call neighbors. Just remember it starts at HOME.