At first I almost wanted to avoid posting the video of the SUV running over the motorcyclist and then getting pulled out of his car because it was all over the internet already and I’m really not one to “beat a dead horse”. However, after countless people have sent it to be or asked my opinion I figured it’s time to unleash the verbal beat down (on everyone involved). Every report I’ve read about it on huge news sites has been incredibly biased.
Post script addition: Seriously people, I’m not on the motorcycles side here I’m just talking about all the facets of what happened so unbunch your underwear please.
Firstly, I don’t know what happened before all this hubbub when the riders initially surround the SUV and get rear ended. But the fact of the matter is that both parties were being unsafe, the riders should have stayed out of the crazy guy’s way, and the crazy guy should have NOT rear ended the motorcyclist… and definitely not run them over. Bikers should not have mobbed his vehicle, either.
However what I’ve found infuriating is that almost each and every big-news website coverage of this incident includes some classic biker-belittling about how this family in the SUV was just “cruising along” and were surrounded by motorcyclists and how horrifying riding next to 300 bikes must be! Give me a break, motorcyclists ride with thousands of cars five times their size every day. This second-year ride “Hollywood Stuntz” was organized to be a sort of critical mass gathering in Times Square “with well over a thousand motorcycles, dirt bikes, quads, four-wheel vehicles” as the Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly stated.
POWERFUL POET WITH OCD STRUGGLES THROUGH A POEM ABOUT LOVE
When an artist can live their art as you are actively taking it in, it’s hard to deny its power. Nothing can be truer than this video that is currently doing its internet rounds of a poet with OCD proclaiming his love for an ex girlfriend who loved him even more for his disorder, while exhibiting the very same symptoms that ended up driving her away. The poet Neil Hilborn ended up on a Reddit thread that had made its way to the top of the site, answering questions about his relationship with the woman that has gone back and forth and now seems to be over after he finally called it off.
He is also known for another Rustbelt performance, in which he made a hilarious ode to the North American Hipster.
We all have that urge at one point or another, to pickup and leave, runaway from it all.
At this point, when that urge overwhelms us the reason for wanting to often escapes our mind and all that we’re left with…
Is the comfort that resides within our mind, we feed into it with the hopes that it will soon put our mind at ease.
Something to remember: Everything is temporary, and this too shall pass.
After hearing of all the events that transpired today, I can’t even begin to fathom what those involved are going through, not to mention their loved ones and friends alike.
As always I’ve got much respect for those that place themselves in danger to help others, special thanks to all the members of the National Guard that were present and didn’t even hesitate to do whatever they could to help, along with all the first responders present even down the the individuals from the crowd that gave a helping hand or comfort and support during this tragedy.
May god continue to guide, protect and watch over each and everyone of you all as you deal with the beginning of the healing process, be strong and have faith for you are never alone.