“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.”
― Albert Einstein
Thank you Albert, I couldn’t have said it better myself. I can’t believe that in the year 2013 we as a nation are still dealing with these pesky issues. What issues you ask…race, segregation, racism, reverse-racism, and financially funded hate. My mind is blown. America never ceases to amaze me. What has me so flustered? Hearing about four friends who just wanted to attend their prom together but couldn’t, because two are black and two are white. You see, their school has always had separate, segregated proms – The White Prom and the Black Prom (sucks for anyone who falls in between – i.e the biracial kid who was escorted away by police – ouch!). Where is this happening? In Georgia…sigh.
…well I most certainly will not
I never wanted to write on this subject but because she’s popular and EVERYWHERE all the time, it’s inevitable. I touched upon it briefly with the Inauguration 2013 scandal using humor to make a few points but I didn’t really get into it. The subject topic: Beyoncé. Or should I say BEYONCE?… because that itself is the problem.
Yes, Racism exists and bigots still have a supernatural ability to outlive the average human being. But despite all the evils in the world there are still good people out there, who continuously do good things. And our natural being, the science of Life proves racism wrong every time. They promote love and equality and they do not judge or condemn. These people will help change the world just by being themselves. Whenever I come across them my heart smiles and my soul sings.
I’ve compiled a few faves for you…..
Surrounded by controversy from the moment he stepped onto the pontifical scene, German born Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger, the man we now know as Pope Benedict XVI, has proven once again that you can’t stop the Shining. Rumors of homosexual activity, secret boyfriends and Catholic sex scandal conspiracies have all been whispered (not so quietly) as the reason for the resignation. The first resignation by a pope since Pope Gregory XII in 1415, and the first to do so on his own initiative since Pope Celestine V in 1294. Did I mention he was also said to have once upon a time been associated with the Nazi party?
The whole concept of the “pope” perplexes me. As a self-proclaimed Spiritualist I will always say that I have never been very Religious. Instead I believe in building and upholding a relationship with the great Spirit, the Creator. Religion has always been too ritualistic for me and no matter how many arguments I hear for the contrary, they all come off as the same whether we’re talking Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, or Judaism. Same thing, different language. The only difference and ironically the biggest factor is the way these religions are interpreted followed by the manifestations of the interpretations. Man made laws and judgement of others, waging wars and violations of basic human rights comes from the misinterpretation of religion. Sometimes I think Religion was created just to keep the people divided, but I digress. Back to the pope…
Kanye West is demanding that all images of him wearing a Givenchy Leather Kilt be deleted from a photo agency’s database. Is it because he wants to pull a Beyonce and own all images of him created or yet to be manifested? No not at all, its because he’s embarrassed and has the emotions of a prepubescent girl. Okay I just made that up, but I bet its true.
I believe in the saying “A Chacun Son Gout”, basically to each their own. I like Fashion, of course I do I’m a woman and I understand that taste and style cannot be universal but instead be defined by individuals for his or her own life. With that said, why wear it then try to pull a “no wait just kidding” when people start laughing at you? Let’s discuss it…
Quote: “Don’t yell at my motherfucking babies”
I am so ashamed of everything that transpired in the above clip. My heart is saddened and my soul is crying. What the hell was that???
There is absolutely no way this behavior should be deemed acceptable. At no time, place, setting or for any reason should someone act like this. Of course I am speaking about the woman and her accomplices. This is egregious behavior. It is despicable, disgusting, and discerning. And in spite of all that I actually see everybody in the video as a victim. Oh yes, the poor security guard who showed a commendable amount of restraint (even though he egged her on in his own special way), but also the woman, her fiftyeleven children (I stopped counting), the bulldog friend, even the innocent bystanders are all victims in my eyes. Don’t forget the poor father’s obligatory intervening. He’s not as foolish as his partner though, he definitely thought twice about when keeping it real goes wrong. Maybe she should have watched more of the Chappelle Show.
Instead I see her, as well as the rest, as products of their environment. It’s a problem that transcends color lines in my opinion. In this case they’re black in Atlanta, but they could easily have been anyone anywhere. America has glorified bad behavior for too long of a time now. Even my hometown (beloved and prestigious Boston, MA) isn’t immune, recently suffering the premiere of “reality” show Southie Rules. But way before that I saw the same barbaric behaviour all the time growing up. Somebody gets stabbed for stepping on somebody’s sneakers – it must be Tuesday (shoulder shrug). Its promoted gangster culture that has evolved into a let’s all just be uneducated and be offended when people use 3 syllable words culture. It can be genetic…stupid begets stupid….as so well demonstrated by our ATLiens (no offense to the real and true). Those children were screaming “You’re Gay !” at the security guard while being encouraged by the on looking adults(loosely used) to continue. Come on people! This is absurd! The behaviour can also be contagious…