Is You Is, or Is You Ain’t My Racism

The thing about “white racism” vs “black racism” is basis of that hate. Black people would essentially hate anyone that treated us historically the way white people have treated everyone that was not white, and certainly how whites in this country have treated us since snatching us from the womb our homeland and making us forever the bastard children of this one. Yes. We would hate anyone, openly and as a group, who did this to us. It is demeaning and demoralizing. And every time we are told by some present day white person to “get over it”, it starkly…

Bi-Partisan Politics

Chris wrote: Liberal Feedback Wanted…. I am Reb. ….didn’t vote for Obama 2008, but thought to myself what strides our Country has taken when a black man can be elected our president. I really feel our nation is going backwards with “Racial Issues” in general. Is it just me or how does the otherside feel? It is not a baiting question. I am not looking for a debate or an argument…. Would just like some honest feedback. Thanks. 🙂 So I wrote: Hello, Chris. The “otherside” *giggle* does not feel like the country moved backwards. We are exactly where we…

Amending the Amendments

First Amendment Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. This amendment protects my right to say anything I like without rebuke or repercussion, but not yours. Also, it protects my right to be Christian, but not your right to be anything else. Because this is American, and in America, Christianity is King. God Bless America! Second Amendment A well regulated Militia, being…

Three-Fifths Compromise

And How That Fucks up a Young, Black Girl There is nothing so damning as learning your people were once only 3/5 of a person in the country in which you hail. It doesn’t really matter the context. The very notion that you could have been considered “not completely human” is, well, dehumanizing. It must have been 6th grade when this little nugget of knowledge was given to my brain in the same matter-of-fact manner as all middle-school Social Studies lessons. It was discussed like it was almost a nothing issue and could not possibly have any social ramifications outside…

Carrots

Are we, Americans, democratic? Answering that depends on conjecture of personal emotions and gauging the audience for the answer we think it wants to hear. Because we want to be liked in the Facebook Age. The answer we want to give is that we are civilization’s greatest torch bearer of democracy. That sounds good. That feels good. It excuses most every American historical abomination of behavior as the necessary price of admission to have become an overwhelming force for democracy for all civilization. It also conveniently carries the logic for having a national myopathy so severe we Americans don’t think…

Autumn

My cohort appears to be writing. He is tapping away on his phone making those faces he makes while he is thinking, at least. I am doing decidedly less than that. In between erasing messages that I shouldn’t be getting in an inbox that I don’t give a shit about, I am watching leaves and trash blow along the ground in the wavering autumn breeze. This much trash is rare for our little safe haven which immediately brings my mind to Paris. A place in which nothing is quite “safe” as safety is unnecessary and, moreover, undesired. Paris, where music…