Friday, April 25, 2014


I think this film and the other sports film we watched says a lot about not giving up and to keep striving for something you want. You may not win yet but practicing will help advance ur skills. At those times it showed that Americans valued money and winning because buttermaker took the coaching job just for the money and during the middle of the film all he cares about is winning! He doesn't care if it's unfair to the other players, he just wanted to win. Most of today's time we are obsessed with winning things and staying on top. But we must not forget it's ok to lose and still have fun, we learn from our mistakes. 

Friday, April 11, 2014

My Reflection on My Sister's Keeeper

Imagine being born for one purpose, and that purpose was to be used for someone else's good.
Now imagine your parents being apart of this plan.
How does it make you feel? Knowing that your parents may not even care about you after they get what they need.
Now imagine them having you just to save their other child's life. How does that make you feel?
I know for me it doesn't feel good, it hurts, makes me feel less than.

Well that's what Abigail was, she was the child born to give her body parts to her older sister Kate who has cancer. Her parents actually went to the doctor and found out which child (sperm) would be a match for Kate so that whenever she needed organs there would be no issue. They had Abigail who was perfect and did exactly that. They never once asked her how she felt about being her sister's person genetic match

Now at the age 11, Abigail is asked to give her kidney to her sister. She knows that she can not live without it, but she also wants to help her sister. Her mother wants to force her into the surgery because she wants Kate to live; But she never considered the life of her other daughter because she's so consumed on what's going on with Kate, that she doesn't even realize that Abigail is still her daughter and needs the same amount of care and love.

My reflections on Spike Lee's Malcolm X

 "We declare our right on this earth to be a man, to be a human being, to be respected as a human being, to be given the rights of a human being in this society, on this earth, in this day, which we intend to bring into existence by any means necessary." - Malcolm X

Fighting violence with violence. How can that possibly work? In my opinion it couldn't that's like two countries dropping nuclear bombs on each other, everyone dies, everyone loses, everyone will be the enemy, no one will be a hero.

Anger; I believe that Malcolm X had a lot of anger built up from his childhood. He was placed in an orphanage at a young age, his father was murdered, and his mother was placed inside a mental hospital. There on out it was Malcolm and different people foster parents talking care of him. I don't believe that a child can not be happy just because they're a foster child. However, that can make a person cold, hurt, and, lonely, sometimes even filled with hate and resentment. And sometimes that same anger leads to violence.

The link above explains how MLK and Malcolm X want the same freedom and how Malcolm is more willing to get that freedom more violently. This doesn't mean MLK is better however, It does make Malcolm the same as the racist that degrade his people.This goes back to my point that you cant fight violence with violence. You can't expect children to be good children when you set nothing but bad things out for them to follow. In the end who is really the hero? Who's the bad guy? Who can say they stood for what they believed in peacefully?

Romans 12:21 Do not be conquered by evil, but conquer evil with good.