Neighborhood PsychopathThere is a murderer living in my neighborhood. He is a silent killer, a dark silhouette against a stark white frame of silver. He is free of restraints, free of bonds, free of laws. He has not been caught once by the police, despite their many vain attempts. Even some scientists have tried to assist in his capture, but he still remains a free man to this day.Neighborhood Psychopath5 years ago in Activist More Like This
I am waiting by my bus stop when I see his slim figure leaning against a wall, flicking a cigarette in the air. I decide to strike up some conversation, seeing as he is so notorious around these parts.
"Hey, uh " I trail off.
He turns his head to lock eyes with me. "Hey. Wanna know my name?" he asks.
"Sure," I reply hesitantly.
"A-I-D-S," he pronounces slowly, spelling out each letter.
"Is that from some foreign country or anoth-"
"Nope," he cuts me off, "it's an acronym."
"Your name is an acronym?" I ask, surprised.
He exhales a puff of smoke. "Yeah. Wanna know what it stands for?"
"Sure," I say for the seco
What Activism really meansActivism: the doctrine or practice of vigorous action or involvement as a means of achieving political or other goals, sometimes by demonstrations, protests, etc.What Activism really means5 years ago in Activist More Like This
You can look in any dictionary to find the meaning of activism, but does anyone know what it really means? We say we support the fight against AIDS but the most some of us do is sign a check or wear a red ribbon on December 1st.
But there are some that know the true meaning. Who fight for acceptance for those who have it and for a cure to give them back the gift they thought they had lost. Who give something far more valuable than money. Many of them have lost someone they loved to AIDS, but instead of closing themselves off to disease they fight so that other will be spared from the pain. Some have AIDS themselves. And some just do this because they know it is right. They do no just know the true meaning, they live it.