Tag: Racism

Frustrated

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If misery loves company, some of you are miserable people“. Ronnie

 

They went rushin’ down that freeway,
messed around and got lost
They didn’t care they were just dyin’ to get off
And it was life in the fast lane
Life in the fast lane” Life in the Fast Lane…Eagles

 

I’ve been struggling to find the words for the state of affairs I find myself in and the more I try to identify what’s bothering me, the more Frustrated I become. It’s like it doesn’t matter what I’ve done in my life, or all the people I’ve tried to help, all people will see is my gender or the color of my skin, and while there are those who would welcome me to the club, two wrongs don’t make a right. We are not supposed to be getting even with each other, but trying to make the world a better place for those who come behind us. This place is a mess, and in the game of Even Steven, no one wins, and everyone loses. I’ve been in this situation before….I’m Frustrated…..mostly it’s the result of FEELING helpless.

I wish Trump would shut the hell up. Damn that man is arrogant, but he’s in good company y’all. As an American citizen, he does indeed have the right to share and express his opinion, however, what we have the right to do, and what we should do, are two different things. Understand that I felt the same way about Obama when he opined on the Trayvon Martin case. Leaders should inspire, affirm, motivate and if all else fails, shut it. Once the words come out of our mouths, we cannot control how our followers will react, but a good leader also takes responsibility for their actions. If a company goes down, the CEO, not the cashier, takes the fall. What we have today is a bunch of fame seeking, star f*cks, who live for nothing more, but to hear the words come out of their mouth. We’re all leaders in our own right…..we all have a responsibility to measure our rhetoric wisely…..People will rise and fall upon we, as leaders, say and do. Don’t believe me, take a quick Google tutorial on the Jonestown massacre, David Koresh….HITLER.

If you’re an Empath, you’ve been absolutely miserable lately. The country, your family, your friends, are all ripping each other’s throats out, and there’s not a damned thing you can do about it. An Empath absorbs the energy around them, both positive and negative, then they stew…and implode. We know the answer…BE KIND, but ain’t no one trying to hear that see, because they’re all too busy talking. Change only comes through the unification that something is indeed wrong, but I’ve read the posts, pontificating that to many, the status quo is just fine. SOMETHING IS WRONG….yet, I’ve seen some creative excuses for bad behavior that would make your grandmother smack the sh*t out of you, and yet, no one, is willing to stand down, for kindness sake. I don’t get the NFL players wanting to bring inequality to light, then dumping it….like they can’t be bothered. What do you want us to do? Change? How? That’s the helplessness in this….good people are being called horrible names, because they’re too busy being on the defensive to address the ills in society. In Chess, you will never win, if all you ever do is run from the Queen….so we hear your arguments…..just tell us what you want us to do…..and no, I’m not giving you my house, but if I did…would that make this all better?

I’m frustrated and there’s nothing I can do about it…..The problem with the NFL taking a knee is that it doesn’t offer solutions. Tell me a family’s power is going to be cut off, then tell me where to send the check. Tell me a family of 4 can’t have Christmas, and I’ll go shopping. Give me the address of a Congressman who voted to evict immigrants from their home, and I’ll call him, but take a knee, and leave it at that, does nothing for your cause. Like standing at the side of the road with a sign that say’s, “You’re going to hell”, but not telling you why…..I’ll start by Tweeting Trump to STFU, but then I’ll Tweet that to Obama, Clinton, Reid, and Pelosi too, because any leader whose only intention is to divide, is not a good leader. They’re FAKE NEWS! You wanna kneel in protest, then bring something with you…..I’m Frustrated……As long as there are little sisters being mutilated for sexual purity, I am going to work to find solutions. As long as children are committing suicide because of bullies, I’ll speak out for them. As long as women are being told their fat, when they’re not….I am going to work to help them see their beauty……I will work for solutions, and then I’ll take a knee with you….but don’t give me the Free Speech speech….mine is just as free as yours…..Dig? After all, if all you’re going to do is talk, then eventually, no one is going to listen. Frustrated….I know you feel it too….now take the load off…..and work toward unity. If you don’t, there will be no one left to take a knee for you….when your time comes. Be Blessed.

Remember you set the Tone, you ARE the Example. BE KIND to each other. Show GRACE and MERCY to all those who cross your path today. With your Daily Affirmations complete….be the leader you always wanted for YOURSELF.

 

 

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I Don’t Care

Not Caring Is An Option
Not Caring Is An Option

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are you asking me that because I’m black, or because you want my opinion?” Friend

Um, because you’re black?”….Ronnie

FINE, I’ll tell you what I HATE. I hate people who post to Facebook¬† just to get a rise out of others!”

Oh, um….yeah…..I hate that too!” …..Shhhh

I Don’t Care….Suck It!

In the last 24 hours, I’ve been called a dumb ass, slut, bitch, been told that others felt sorry for my kids, advised to kill myself…and well, those were the kind. Following the advice of a friend, I have been out and about…kinda feeling up the situation, trying to smell what The Rock is cooking, but honestly, if you let things get to you, others have power…and if there’s one thing I don’t like, it’s when others have power over me. It’s the main reason I started my own business in Danville, Illinois. I intentionally write things, that I know is going to trigger others, because why not? The funny part, is that many don’t get my sarcasm. Group mobbing also has a lot to do with it, but honestly, many of the folk I’ve encountered are probably good, church going folk….I know that….because I am one too. I Don’t Care….I didn’t start off to play the heel, but come on, sex, racism, and hate SELL!

Kevin Hart had an affair, it was filmed, then he was extorted an enormous fee to keep the video quite. It was quite smart of him to give the tape to the FBI, and not fall for the Ponzi scheme, but not smart that he cheated. We love to drown our hero’s don’t we? I feel badly for him…as bad as I can feel for a serial cheater anyway, and I’m just waiting for the announcement that he’s going into drug rehab with his new-found Spiritual leaders, Al Sharpton, or maybe Jesse Jackson…who knows? On an unrelated note, Hobby Lobby made national news with a cotton display in their Arts and Crafts aisle. Someone took offense to it, labeled it as Racism, then decided that social media was an appropriate forum to air said grievance. I think about the story of Emmett Till, the 14yr old little boy murdered for whistling at a white woman. Decades after his death, the white woman, Carolyn Bryant, admitted to lying about him. She was complicit in his murder…..Now, I’m no social professor, nor am I a highly educated woman, but I would think of THAT….as racism, but what do I know? I just keep thinking that when we see Racism where none exists, it’s going to be harder to rally the troops, when true racism rears its ugly head…and it will….bet money!

Urban Dictionary defines “White-Splaining” as:

The paternalistic lecture given by Whites toward a person of color defining what should and shouldn’t be considered racist, while obviously exhibiting their own racism“.

Makes sense. It’s like telling a woman, whose boss just rubbed his junk on her back, that she’s reading too much into the touch. Maybe I have no right to dictate what is, and is not, racism. I haven’t experience racism, sexism yes, racism no….Therefore, I can’t possibly KNOW what it feels like….My husband hasn’t cheated on me….so to comment on the Kevin Hart debacle, would be slightly disingenuous. However, I Don’t Care. Princeton is now doing away with the term, “Freshman” opting instead for a gender neutral term. There are some Bibles that have done away with the masculine form of God, so as not to offend someone; which as a digression, the Bible offends okay? It just does…it’s supposed to…I mean, if you have an issue with me, can’t you just step to me without bringing in the kids? It’s like nothing is sacred anymore….and if nothing is sacred, then slowly everything becomes off-limits, and if everything becomes off limits, then the social bonds that used to hold us together fade….and if they fade….there’s no safety net, and friends, regardless of color, politics, race, gender, affiliation, or penis/vagina status, we all need safety nets.

The day that poor little mentally challenged, soldier wanna be asshole, attacked me as a Nazi, a dozen friends came over and flamed his ASS….safety net. The day I watched a mother brutally beat her toddler in his car seat and I intervened, then followed her until police arrived…safety net. The day I punched a man in the face, because no one else would do it for me…..Ah….no safety net….get it? I’ve stood up for many, backed down to few. I have engaged, enraged, encountered and encouraged a generation of people to be themselves, and I can do this….I can be myself….because I Don’t Care. If we had more, who didn’t care, we could be a society that doesn’t need counseling just to make it through Free Speech Week at Berkley. I was advised by a poster, that some speech, should be anticipated as hate speech, then shut down….Well okay….but then, I’m going to anticipate you, as a threat, and shut you down. Don’t you see, that to be constantly TRIGGERED doesn’t hurt me….but it will destroy YOU? Kevin Hart is a douche bag. Hobby Lobby was not being racist. Not everyone has an agenda, not everyone needs to be qualified in dealing with your issues. All we need to do, is care less, care more, and discern the difference. So yes, I told my friend, that as a black woman in society, I wanted her opinion….didn’t make me racist. I just figured she would know. As far as her hatred of Shock Jocks, well we won’t tell her…it’s our secret. Besides, she’s an Air Force Colonel Pilot (so is her hubby..yikes) and she’s too educated to get me, and yes, I just wrote that those who get me are not educated. I Don’t Care. I just don’t. I’m too old, tired, jaded and honestly, disgusted. I don’t even know the real monsters in society anymore….and for the chicken/egg record…..Racism existed before Trump….he is not the KING….he is simply a product of a society going to hell in a hand basket. Gotta go. It’s almost Fall here, and I hate it. I hate it all….I miss home. Maybe Merrill will cheat on me, have it on film so I can kick him out, leave him, sue him for every dime he’s worth, go home and make it to Festival of Trees. Too petty? Yeah, I Don’t Care. Judge me, don’t judge me…it’s all relative. Besides, you have no idea what I’m going through, so suck it…LOL. Be Blessed.

Remember you set The Tone, you ARE The Example. BE KIND to each other. Show GRACE and MERCY to all those who cross your path today. With your Daily Affirmations complete, enjoy your Tuesday….or whatever….I Don’t Care.

 

 

 

 

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Family Comes First

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You couldn’t divide us for long. You just couldn’t stand seeing all races come together and unite in this tragedy. Instead, you’ve chosen to be petty and bring up the 1st Lady’s dress. You’re trash…GTFO with your hate“. Ronnie commenting on a print media status.

I don’t want to profit off human tragedy, because that’s not my style, but there are a few observations I think I should share. For example, America has had a bad month. With racism and White Supremacy running amok, the media had their job in the bag when we were killing each other at the protests, but then something happened…..Harvey. See, like any family, we can have our fights, our indignation, our disagreements, but like I’ve always said, “Family comes first”….America, we’re a family, and one of own is in trouble…what do we do? We put aside differences and help, because one truth will always remain self-evident…We all want the same things, so in a crises, when survival is on the line, we don’t see color..only souls. Family Comes First….Hmmm, I like it.

I know it sounds BSC, but there are those in society that profit off of hate. I have seen friends torn apart, I have seen families break up, I have seen anxiety on the rise, because the sky is falling upon us. Antifa attacking protesters, police afraid to do their jobs, Mayor’s telling police to stand down…it’s insane, so someone somewhere was making BANK off our hatred toward each other, but then Harvey comes along and starts, like the T-Rex in “that movie” destroying everything in its path and if you pay close enough attention, you’ll see the media losing their sh*t, because they can’t get us back to the hate….”Hey, remember she’s a racist!”, they remind us, but really, in Texas, they’re all on level playing ground….no one person is better than the other, because they’ve all lost everything. This disaster, much as it pains me to write this, was the best thing to happen to this country….

And so, they’re desperate. If you pay close enough attention, you can see it in their posts, their rhetoric, their tone…They, the media and profiting hate mongers, are desperate, because we’re no longer paying attention to them, and killing each other….Families, black and white, are in the same boat (literally) helping each other…showing kindness, grace, love….mostly because they’re remembered what we forgot…We’re all in this thing call LIFE together. For better or worse, rich or poor, not a damned one of us are leaving this earth with anything more than we arrived with. We are not extending our days, we are not buying favor, so when I see a publication trashing the 1st Lady’s dress, I KNOW, they’re scared. They’re scared, because for a snapshot in time, we can see right through the hate profiteers, and we’re telling them to f*ck off! Family Comes First…if you’re human…and I don’t care what you look like….you’re family. I am so deeply troubled and saddened by the sheer loss in Texas, but I know that together, they’re going to come back stronger….but the hate mongers were close…another week…and who knows what could have/would have happened. Most of the reporting is on Texas…that’s good for now….but watch the publications that “reach”….you know, they’re the bad guys…Family Comes First…Hmm, maybe Mr. Rogers had this one right…watch for the helpers….then watch for the distractors….then punch those bitches in the face! I don’t give a damn who pardoned whom, what Melania wore to Texas, and I sure as hell don’t care about Kardashian honoring Michelle Obama….What I care about is, “Is everybody going to be okay?”…..If you’re human…you’re family. Thoughts, hopes, dreams and prayers go out to Texas…I’m sorry for your loss, but the lessons you’ve taught us, are priceless. Be Blessed.

Remember you set the Tone, you ARE the Example. BE KIND to each other. Show GRACE and MERCY to all those who cross your path today. With your Daily Affirmations complete, enjoy your Wednesday.

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White Supremacist

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In academic usage, particularly in usage drawing on critical race theory, the term “white supremacy” can also refer to a political or socio-economic system where white people enjoy a structural advantage privilege over other ethnic groups, both at a collective and an individual level“. Wikipedia

Oh! So we’re all White Supremacists?

There was a skit on the Dave Chappel show, in which a blind black man, unaware that he was black, joined the Klan. The Klan kept him as a member, because he was so set in his convictions, and they figured a black man, as a white supremacist, would help the organization. White Power…LOL. I’m reminded of Clayton in the actions of the Berkley Terrorists, as they were able to obtain access into the rather peacefully rally, sans check-point, and then assault those who attended….The police, allowed the protesters through, even though they were dressed in all black because they didn’t want to be seen as racists! Let that sink in for a moment…the police..didn’t want to be seen as racists! Good thing Wikipedia has now defined White Supremacist as those who’ve benefited over another race, because now, we’re all racists….Yea! So we can all speak our minds without fear of retribution….expect we can’t….even though pretty much anyone in the US today is a Supremacist…. White Supremacist….you are now all racists…It’s not just Trump anymore. Congrats.

The Supreme Court affirmed that Affirmative Action was indeed Constitutional. I don’t have an opinion either way, but the litmus test for selection appears to be on race; which means, if you did indeed gain admission to the University of Michigan, based on your race, you are now a White Supremacist…or racist. The issue with the addendum to the initial definition, is that it casts the racism net WIDE and DEEP. You can no longer be seen as having the upper hand in any societal dialogue. A leader in the BLM movement wrote an TP worthy article on how we, as White Supremacists could fall back into the good graces of minorities….Just give your stuff away, to a disadvantaged minority. In other words, just for being black, I should give my stuff to you…….Sorry, I cannot do that, because if I did, that would make you a White Supremacist, and I care too much about you.

I’m not wearing that label, I am not a racist, but you are. White Supremacy was a term reserved for the most vile in society, but the problem with labels, when you change them to suit your agenda, you water it down, and it has no power. Truth is, by the new standard, each and every member of Congress and the Government, white and black included are White Supremacists, and until we do something about this new homegrown terrorist group spreading hatred around the country, someone, somewhere is going to get hurt for simply attending a rally. I’m labeled as a White Supremacists, only because I’m white. Well, if you truly feel that way, then I’m sorry, and FU*K you! You and I have nothing to discuss, because by hating my whiteness, you’re a terrorist, and that’s far worse. See what I did there? The Berkley Terrorists, were not/are not any better than the Klan, or the Nazi movement they claim to fight. I’m not going to apologize for what I have…I’m not a racist because I’m white….I’m not a racist because of what I have….but if you allow the media to shade the truth, pretty soon, the table will turn back on you! And then what? We’ll all be too dead to help you….Fight the power….not the White Power…The media Power…..I only hope it isn’t too late Be Blessed.

Remember you set the Tone, you ARE the Example. BE KIND to each other. Show GRACE and MERCY to all those who cross your path today. With your Daily Affirmations complete, enjoy your Monday.

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It Wasn’t My Plan

Kicking Racism's ASS!
Kicking Racism’s ASS!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He God leads you to it, He will cross you through it.

I think that’s a bunch of crap.

How many women does it take to change a light bulb? None, woman can’t get along, and work together.

Four women, an older Hispanic woman, a middle 40’s white woman, a Woman of Color, and an exhausted Chatty Cathy stood outside a laundry mat at 10am on August 21, 2017 to watch the Majesty of God’s Creation. It hadn’t been in my plan to watch the eclipse, but as I stood outside and marveled at the dimming of the sun, I saw that the Woman of Color had a pair of eclipse glasses. She also noticed me standing alone, and asked me, “You want to see?“lll “Sure, Thank you” I responded grateful for the opportunity. “Take your time” was all she said…It Wasn’t My Plan….God didn’t dirty my laundry, but He made sure it was an experience to remember.

The Hispanic woman had wandered over and asked us what we were doing. The Woman of Color asked her if SHE wanted to look at the sun. ” We are a witness to history. she remarked, and indeed we were, but not because of the sun….”You’re not from around here. Are you?“….the Hispanic woman asked, as she took the glasses from my hand. “No. I’m from the Midwest. Illinois to be exact” and at that, the clearly exhausted woman sauntered over to see what we were doing. They do that out here you know? I’ve noticed that if two or more are gathered, that’s an invite for others to saunter over and be friendly. “Oh?” she began. “I just came in by train from D.C., and had a layover in Chicago. Is that where you’re from?” Yeah, I get that a lot here….Illinois equals Chicago…I understand. “That’s 4 days of my life I’ll never get back”, and as we were discussing TIME…the sun was surly starting to fade in the shadow of the moon. It was beautiful.

The four of us, standing on the sidewalk, talked about Illinois politics, California politics, Nursing, trains, time and corruption, but interesting enough, it’s as if we’d been friends forever. “Isn’t Illinois that state that had the lottery pull out?” the Hispanic woman asked. “Well almost” I answered, “but at the last moment, we found the money, and gambling was saved”…..The irony in our gathering was that not once in our discussions was anyone called a racist, a nazi, a fascist, nor a Roman. I mean here we are killing each other, you’d think one of us would start a fight or something….but we didn’t. We didn’t guard our words out of hesitation of offense, we didn’t use politically correct terms so as not to alienate the others, we just talked, and as we talked, watching the sun, it occurred to me that THIS is what humanity is all about. It’s the ability to be decent, without the intervention of the Government and it’s beastly friend, the media. Four Women, a pair of eclipse glasses and a fading sun briefly united strangers…Are there racial issues in the US? You betcha. Do we have work to do making sure all are inclusive of the Great Promise this country affords? Of course, but as the Woman of Color reminded us, “I’m no one’s MINORITY”, and it was clear that she had not fallen for the slight of labels. It Wasn’t My Plan to watch the eclipse that day…but to be called a Son of God, a Peace Maker, you don’t have to pontificate at a podium to anyone willing to give you FB Likes, you just have to be willing to be a decent person, and do the right thing, regardless of what society, the media, the government or even Facebook tells you to do….As we thanked each other, and bid the other a good day, the Hispanic woman, made a comment that made me giggle. “I hate the term undocumented immigrant. They’re illegal…it’s like calling a rapist a sexual assaulter….you can water down the term, but in the end, it’s still a rose“….Still a rose indeed. Gotta go.. Remember, where ever you are, that’s where you’re supposed to be…regardless of what the label tells you, waiting for the next eclipse…who knows, maybe we can solve world hunger that day. With God, all things are possible. Be Blessed.

Remember you set The Tone, you ARE the Example. BE KIND to each other. Show GRACE and MERCY to all those who cross your path today. With your Daily Affirmations complete, enjoy your Wednesday.

 

 

 

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I’m Batman

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“Please allow me to introduce myself
I’m a man of wealth and taste
I’ve been around for a long, long year
Stole many a man’s soul to waste
And I was ’round when Jesus Christ
Had his moment of doubt and pain
Made damn sure that Pilate
Washed his hands and sealed his fate”

 

I’ve spent the last few days mulling over the “racism” crises in this country, and while I could move past it and not say a word, I also have an obligation to write down what’s on my heart and mind. I am reminded of a scene in Batman, not the Clooney Batman, but the Bale Batman, in which the Joker had placed two boats in the harbor, and given each boat a set of explosives and a detonator. If boat A was willing to blow up boat B, boat A could be gifted their lives, and the inverse was true of boat B….Both boats, filled with people who were qualified to die, had a quandary on their hands and hearts. Could they, would they, be willing to kill hundreds of people they’d never met, for their lives and freedoms? All the while, the Joker could be heard on the intercom, mocking, excusing, fanning the flames of hatred….I’m Batman….well not really, but I wish he were here right now.

We did not start this fire. We didn’t. Racism, like the age-old elephant, has always been in the room….Each generation, and decade before likes to pat itself on the back and congratulate their leaders in the fight for equality of the races, but really, they never killed the beast, only allowed him to hide behind foolish pride and grandeur. The truth is, Racism, unlike any issue we’ve faced in the history of history, is not a thing, a feeling, an ideal, nor a platform, Racism is evil. Like the black veil spoken of in A Wrinkle In Time, it has always surrounded the earth, caressed it, fed it, nurtured it…mentored it! Racism, like Heaven, Hell, God and Satan has always existed, we just gave it different names. Racism, cannot be beaten, and it’s arrogant on our part to think we have the inside clue in how to eradicate this evil from our society….we can’t. We can beat it back, we can fight it, or we can do what others have done, and ignore it, but Racism in its purest form, is simply Satan dividing us…and why would he do that?

To answer that question, you have to accept this one small truth, we are all Children of a Living God and since the day of his casting out, Satan has sought to kill God’s children. Racism nails the very heart of God….it divides His children for no other reason, but the color of one’s skin. See, we are, as a people, powerful. Look at all the positives we’ve accomplished throughout history, and yet, we cannot eradicate Racism, because racism is predicated upon the seven deadliest of sins: Pride (being the most deadly), Greed, Lust, Wrath, Envy, Sloth and Gluttony…..Inside of each of our hearts, sits the small place no one wants to admit and for the most part, we are successful in controlling it, like a damp blanket on a hot fire, but in that small, dark space, sits the Joker…mocking us, taunting us, accusing us, and telling us that we deserve more…we deserve better….I’ve read the hatred in the chat rooms…..We don’t want to pay for drug addicts to live, we don’t want to pay for the needy to eat, we don’t want to pay for single mothers to go to college and we don’t want to do that because no one did it for us…it’s our PRIDE, but the Joker tells us it’s something else…

The writers of Batman, wanted to reflect something good in the people society sought to ignore….See, even in the heat of their fears, each boat finally understood that by killing the other boat, they might have saved their lives, but they would be no better than the god who compelled them to kill, and SO, friends I beseech of thee to…not…push…that…button. As righteous as you believe yourself to be, as correct as you think you’re coming, as RIGHT as you think you are….do not let hatred, in any form, cause you to hate your brother. My column isn’t going to end racism, but only help you see whose behind this crises…..All we can do now is protect and help those whom racism seeks to harm, and by doing that, we may have beaten the media….ahem…evil….another day. The Bible is clear in how we can fight racism….Love your neighbor as you love yourself, for skin color may vary, but the color of blood…the color of the heart remains the same.

So, I’m Batman….you be Batman….we’re all Batman….we have a choice….push the trigger and allow the Spirits of our neighbors to be killed, or sit down, and see what’s really going on. We cannot beat Racism, but we cannot listen to those whom seek to do us harm either. I am deleting anyone who seeks to fan the flames of my hatred….I’ve controlled my crazy well enough on my own, thank you, and be honest, a little bit of evil exists within us all. If it didn’t, racism wouldn’t exist. Be Blessed.

Remember you set the Tone, you ARE the Example. BE KIND to each other. Show GRACE and MERCY to all those who cross your path today. With your Daily Affirmations complete, enjoy your Thursday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Human Condition

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Well. That didn’t take long”…Ronnie responding to a comment on a post.

I think the one thing people “my age” can agree on is that in life, there are no absolutes. Inasmuch as we try to make everything black and white, we can’t, because even people aren’t black and white. Take my Princess…her whole life she “thought” she was of Hawaiian descent, because her father had told us he was a big deal Hawaiian dude, but when the Ancestry DNA (shout out) came back she was English/Irish (no surprise), but African and Asian as well; which is pretty cool. So even as we struggle to define The Human Condition, we must certainly realize that black and white often wade into shades of yellow and gray…and to hold a person to an absolute is just like holding an egg yolk within a teaspoon….So what I’m really trying to say is, stop trying to pigeon-hole an argument through your worldview, free your mind and the rest will follow, and oh yeah, don’t make a Scanner page where your opinion matters freeze a thread…Your ridiculous opinion only matters….until an Admin gets pissed off…..Sometimes the ones who get butthurt are the very same ones who call butthurt….well no. That’s all the time….all the time.

A 15yr old Danville Little Sister committed a horrible crime. She stabbed a man in the back, while he was trying to break up a fight, and in that crime, she committed murder. Ten years ago, I was the same person pontificating that at 15 they’re old enough to know better (they are), and charging them as an adult is proper and righteous….but now, I’m not so sure. My personal opinion, (and the only one that matters rights now) is that prosecutors didn’t have a choice here. Charging her as a juvenile at 15 only guarantees her a 3-5 yr sentence. Hence, she is at the Blackjack of ages, where one must hit on 15, lest one receives a light sentence. I agree, her crime calls for swift, severe punishment. She ruined and destroyed lives, her own included, but at 15…think about it….we’re not the sharpest knives in the drawer. Although able to look as if we can make decisions, quite often, our brain is still very premature, and we work more off the luck of the impulse choice, than we do good, clear, rational thought….Should she be punished? Yes…Is she an adult? No….Did she commit a big girl crime? Yes…Is she a big girl…NO….But you have some who are total, complete assholes and try to get their shots in….because MERICA….where you get to be a dick….because the Constitution. I get to be an ass too….

And so, The Human Condition mandates that we tie things up into nice neat little packages, because to have anything else, would be ridiculous. I get it. I need order in my life, almost to the point of being obsessive about it…and so our crimes need to be committed by adults, because the thought of sending a child to the chair recoils our spirits….but she is just a child. Not old enough to drink, smoke, pierce her ears, serve in the military, she must….attend school….CHILD! While we all struggle to define our criminals, I find it, somewhat amusing that the very page that touts itself as a place to opine our racist views, gets butthurt…and shuts down commenting when racist views are opined….Irony is a bitch. Now I get it’s a page, and I get it’s not the real world and I get that racism is bad (okay?) but this is another example of black vs. white….”Your opinion matters” is only sincere…..until your opinion pisses off the Admin….which…GIGGLE. I think when the ideal for the page came up, some had no idea that to offer Free Speech, that is the free exchange of ideals, would be way more Nefariously Evil…than they realized, and so now, many posts are culled (and they should be), deleted (ditto), and many…that should be culled, are not. Sigh…gonna miss Danville. The Human Condition.….is like porn, in that not all seeing it believes it offensive….when Black and White morphs into shades of Yellow and Gray….you often find that the outside is nothing like the inside….Perhaps we should all take a step back and realize that our views are sifted through the colandar of our experiences, and that there may be a chance, we’re wrong….but write that on your own page….not a group page, and certainly don’t give me credit. I’m already getting banned as it is. Good thing I’m going to California. Be Blessed.

Remember you set the Tone, you ARE the Example. BE KIND to each other. Show GRACE and MERCY to all those who cross your path today. With your Daily Affirmations complete, enjoy your Wednesday.

 

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Behind The Mask

Beautiful Masquerade Mask (Vector)
Beautiful Masquerade Mask (Vector)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Every mother would have understood, but no mother wants to be associated with your comments” Ronnie….

 

Racism is out of control” Hannibal Buress

 

It’s not funny anymore.

 

A Danville teenager unintentionally made the local trending pages when he approached a woman in the Wal-Mart parking lot and asked her if she wanted to buy his candy bars. She refused, but what followed was a classic tale of racism, and an example of what happens when you push a society too far. In the aftermath, the post was deleted, every young black man walking the street was called out, Wal-Mart security was notified, and advice about how to mace teenagers in the face was posted for the enjoyment, and ridicule of all to read. Today, this young man’s entire troop is going to be receiving donations for the jersey’s he desired, if we find out who it is. His crime? Being Black In Public….That’s not a racist comment, that’s what happened, after a woman warned Danville to be safe, there was a black teenaged boy, wearing a hoodie, selling his last box of candy. If any reference to wrongdoing could be made here, it would be that this young man should have stayed by the automatic doors to sell his wares, because after reading the comments on the 1000+ post, many were willing to mace this poor kid for no reason…Behind The Mask....It’s too late….I now realize there’s nothing we can do…

I am no longer the rose-colored glasses, Chanel wearing Pollyanna that I once was. I can no longer sit and defend my position that not all white people are racist…we’re not…just the ignorant ones…but I just can’t make that point anymore, because after reading the post last night, I saw that we’ve come too close to the edge. In my opinion, blood is going to be shed,…I can only pray…for a hero. Not content to simply call anyone an idiot anymore, the anger in society is palpable. I could see the heartbeat of HATE last night, and had to jump out of my part…before I sinned too far. Poor kid, guilty of being black in public, all he wanted to do was sell his last box of candy and get outta there….Had she simply wrote that an individual approached her, as she was putting her kids in the car…every mother would understand…we are vulnerable with our children, but when she knew his intent, that should have been the end of that… instead she called the Wal-Mart management, and took to FB to warn Danville to be safe…..from what? Candy selling teens?

Behind The Mask…I am convinced there is nothing we can do anymore. I respect the peacemakers in society. The ones who talk and attempt to calm the fears of an angry demographic….it’s just too far now…I didn’t start this war, but I’m just as caught up in it, as if I had taken up arms. This hate began long before any of us were born, but we have to deal with it now….There are ignorant people in society…I can’t deny it…I can’t prevent them…I can’t excuse them….nor can I address them….I just have to hope and pray that people know my heart. I just pray that before the match lights the gasoline, and it will, people see that Behind The Mask sits a real person, with the same hopes, dreams and goals as everyone else in society. How do you fight your brother….how do you fight your sister? How did Jesus call this one so well? I always thought that we’d all fight evil one day…hand in hand, a line of hearts uniting against Satan….I now see that line we form…will be…against each other….and so I pray for us….I pray for Peacemakers..for they shall be called the Sons of God, and I pray for Mercy…because I now know there is nothing I can do…...Behind The Mask….there’s a person there….God have mercy on our souls….Be Blessed.

Remember you set the Tone, you ARE the Example. BE KIND to each other. Show GRACE and MERCY to all those who cross your path today. With your Daily Affirmations complete, enjoy your Wednesday.

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She’s Black

The really, really beautiful one...2nd from the left.
The Beautiful One…2nd from the left.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am going to attempt to write my column with a great deal of sensitivity, caring, consideration and respect for those of other cultures. I am in no way making fun, mocking, alternatively identifying, nor scowling at another other race or culture different from my own, but you may find me gloat….I might gloat…if that offends you, you’re following the wrong person….read at the slight risk of being offended.

 

She’s Black?”…Ronnie

 

Well to be fair, she’s more Asian….16% to be specific, but I can’t go into that story without telling you another story. I remember him well. He was a cutie pie, all cool, dark hair, dark eyes, dark skin…He was Hawaiian and used to discuss the politics of his people, like I would discuss the new Beastie Boys album. I didn’t understand that “his people” were being subjugated out of their culture, and that little children would never know their heritage, since white Americans had forced assimilation….I didn’t know that Hawaiian Punch was an offensive stereotype, perpetuated by the greedy corporate pigs, in their attempt to make money off the image of the true people…the Hawaiians of Hawaii…and so I’d sit, and just look at him, and his asshole self, and just marvel at how much he really cared about his people….I was also impregnated by him, with his child, who’d go on to be HALF his people, and he’d deny her, like he’d deny the rule of white people on his island…what a freaking idiot…. I would also find out he was adopted by White, Upper Crust, college educated parents…..She’s Black….I swear to GOD….I’m giggling.

Everyone knows my Princess is the apple of my eye. The Beautiful One, she looks just like her asshole father. She’s taken his dark complexion, his eyes and intermixed it with my pasty white Irish/British features, and looks like a Princess even Disney couldn’t explain. As she got older, she sought out her father, to my chagrin, but he seemed cool about it, kept up with her, and she had a heritage she could be proud of….after all, how many people can the Scotts or the Irish kill in their bloody wars for Independence before people get bored and walk away? As racist as it sounds, my best friend, really is Hawaiian. Yep, there ya go…she adopted Princess into the culture, because…well I thought she was Hawaiian….and they became close…but when my baby girl grew up, and earned some disposable income she wanted to explore all the information her blood had to give…The irony in all this, is she used to tell her friends in school that she was black, because she didn’t think they’d understand Hawaiian….Turns out…she wasn’t lying.

She’s lots and lots United Kingdom. Ya know, English, Irish, Scottish, all great pride from the great clans of the Isle that I hail….but apparently, she’s also ASIAN….and Senegalese…. I had to text her back, and giggle…”Show this to your father” I responded….”He’ll LOVE this“…but of course, when you live your entire life, thinking you’re one thing…being proved another…it may not be such an easy pill to swallow. I’m just happy….what do you want me to write, that I no longer want her, she’s dead to me, that somehow this information makes her unclean? No…she’s my baby. If I had a best friend, that I thought was white, only to find out she had 25% Congo in her, would I disrespect her? What if she was Black, but passed as white, and what if, I found out? Would I then walk away? No…because color has no bearing on FAMILY…dig? I wouldn’t have cared if my daughter were Canadian, as long as she wasn’t Methodist. So, She’s Black…and Asian…and lots and lots of other stuff….Her father will now have to come up with a new back link story in which to impress the ladies, but…whateves…I think this is exciting. We always knew there was a reason for her dark skin, and now we know…..When Merrill, her daddy, found out he wrote, “Well, guess you weren’t lying after all“…..She’s black…and so what…She’s Italian too…17% Italian…which…what? I have no idea what all went on there….but it all worked together to make a beautiful baby….I wish we could all see race and color the same way….in the “I just found out I’m not what I thought I was” breath….Ahhh, someday…who knows maybe this Genetics thing can bring us closer together….because I have no idea how we could be torn further apart. Be Blessed.

Remember you set the Tone, you ARE the Example. BE KIND to each other. Show GRACE and MERCY to all those who cross your path today. With your Daily Affirmations complete, enjoy your Monday.

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Don’t Get It Twisted

I Am No One's Bitch
I Am No One’s Bi”Oh no!” Deep Breath SIGH……

Oh no!” Deep Breath Sigh…..

In what can at best be described as a poor choice of words, a local Danville citizen made the hit list of many residents yesterday when he called a group of young hero’s “monkeys”. To add some perspective to the already offensive comment, these young group of boys had won every game in their season, thus, were undefeated… They were ROCK STARS, and when escorted through the streets Danville like Rock Stars, a poster on a local scanner page asked why the police were running with lights and sirens. “To Keep The Monkey Under Control”¬†was the response of this local idiot. To add more perspective, he voted for Trump; which shouldn’t matter, but it does.¬† Don’t Get It Twisted…Do not put me in the same boat with those who are too stupid, to know, they’re stupid.

Okay, so it wasn’t a poor choice of words. It was RACIST…This idiot took a group of students, role models among their peers, children who played a stellar basketball season…..beloved babies…..and reduced them to the color of their skin… they are too young to know hatred….I condemn, in the strongest of terms possible, what he said about those babies. I am livid that some racist asshole hid behind the 1st Amendment, a protection not even offered for citizen to citizen speech, as an excuse for his disgusting comments, and if I see him, I’ll step to him, but understand something, in this country, we have long fought to be judged by the content of our individual character, rather than be judged by the color of our skin. We must fight the urge to revert back to medieval times and generate hate, based on the actions of ONE PERSON.

Of course as he voted for Trump, and had a Trump picture on his Facebook page, all Trump Voters, or what is being called by the media as Trump Supporters, are racist, but it’s okay to do that, because hate excuses all behavior. So, apparently, I am a racist….even through I’m not entirely a Trump Supporter….and it doesn’t matter one iota of anything I have said or done in the past….because I voted for Trump. Calling me a Trump Supporter:

  1. Discounts any opinion I have
  2. Discounts my right to #boycott anything
  3. Discounts my right to speech,
  4. Discounts my right to assemble…
  5. Discounts my rights as a citizen

Until we see people for the blood and guts, the strife, accomplishments, the hopes, dreams, fears, victories…..the pure skeleton they are underneath, racism will not end. Racism is defeated on a unique individual to individual relationship. For example, use a slur around me, and I’ll be forced to think about the women I love like a mother, the sisters that adopted me, my best friend I’ve known since HS (gulp almost 30 years), my nieces and nephew, my “quasi grandchildren”…. I’ll get angry, and I’ll beat your ass. Calling a group of young boys monkeys, makes me livid….assuming I am a racist because of what HE wrote, makes me even madder. Being white, does not make me racist, assuming that I’m racist because I’m white, makes YOU the racist….Don’t Get It Twisted…you don’t get a pass just because someone was racist to you, for if we keep playing that quid pro quo game, we ensure racism has an environment in which to grow. You Hip? I do not support anything Mr. Danville Citizen said, nor wrote. He made his bed, he’ll lie in it, but I WILL NOT lie in it with him…Now, I want to take this opportunity to wish those Rock Star Basketball players a hearty Congrats….that was an amazing feat….Danville is so proud of you. I’m sorry what Mr. Idiot said about you….don’t let it get to your souls….enjoy your victory, we’ll worry about the haters. Good job boys….you did your families and community proud. Be Blessed.

Remember you set the Tone, you ARE the Example. Be KIND to each other. Show GRACE and MERCY to all those who cross your path today. With your Daily Affirmations complete, enjoy your Saturday.

 

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