Today we heard in the news that Martin Shkreli got arrested. It was not the best news to wake up to, well on my part, other people seemed to be dancing in the street. I happened to be one of those individuals who gave him the benefit of a doubt. Why i think its important to remember what its better to have allies than a town of enemies. What bothers me more is the attitude out there that we cant wait to have people fall and wish them harm to the highest degree. Having an opinion that does not resonate with others is something that i feel is not easy to deal with. It means dealing with irate people who feel entitled to force their opinion on anyone they come across, circling the water like piranha, cause there is always more than one and they all want to take a bite out.
Martin started a movement in the wrong direction for himself going for the money grab. Understand this as well, he is a business man, also there are no regulations for people like Martin from doing these things, than your government for that. Its amazing how there is no room for compassion from anyone now a days. I respect Martin for showing himself at face value, how he conducted himself was very unprofessional. People don’t pay any attention to the fact that given time he lowered the price. He did not have to and made it apparent that he didn’t care about how he was being viewed.
What i would have like was for him to be an someone we could count on in the future. I would have liked for him to have made a difference in a good light not a bad one.
Josh Robbins, he did an interview with Martin, and i appreciate the fact that he did, i greatly respect that. He took a chance too and he cant fix what happened to Martin yet he extended and olive branch. The world needs more people like Josh and in my next post this other person to, who did something incredible on his youtube channel. Josh keep moving forward, do not get weighed down by negativity from narrow minded people who at times remind me why their same line of thinking and acting has people hating others who live with hiv, who continue to spread stigma and continue to live barbaric ancient slavery type hiv criminalization laws. I worry not about the people who we try to reach, i worry about the people who dont care and wont be moved to the plight of others