Posts tagged ‘mudlarklives’

October 17, 2010

Things I don’t understand…

I am tired and worked all weekend ( the last 8 days in fact) but I have a sudden urge to do one of those point form machine gun posts. So here we go:

Things I will never understand.

  • Not accepting someone based on preconceived notions or what your religion teaches you.
  • Engaging stupid people in discussions.
  • Not pursuing your passion in life.
  • Sitting silently when injustice is staring you in the face.
  • Rush Limbaugh.
  • Thinking M. Night Shyamalan  has a great film ahead.
  • Falling back on belief as a reason for judging.
  • Why sheep don’t shrink when it rains ( I don’t want to hear about lanolin – that is science – I believe it has nothing to do with it- if you argue with me you are  anti-belief)
  • Why people who only use Windows refuse to try OS X or LINUX/UBUNTU
  • Why my Nokia E-71 does Flash but an iPhone can’t
  • How Rachel Ray managed to get a TV show.
  • Why friends don’t understand why I am not interested in video chatting on Skype when I work on camera and don’t want it in my private life.
  • Squeeze cheese.
  • That the Republicans have wandered so far from their original stances ( see above).
  • Rap music.
  • Glee.
  • Why people give a damn about what others say about them.
  • Facebook friend requests from people you don’t know and who never send a message if you do add them.
  • White socks and black shoes.
  • Brown pants and black shoes ( my Mum ingrained that in me).
  • Not indicating when you are turning.
  • Why Stephen Fry isn’t Sir Stephen Fry.
  • Why stupid people who send me blog comments questioning Spirit Day don’t realize that purple/indigo is a color on the Pride flag representing the enduring spirit of a group that has endured far too much.
  • Why those same people don’t realize that I can just direct any further comments directly to spam.
  • De-alcoholized wine and soya meat.
  • Why christians ( no caps …not really sorry) don’t understand that “Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely…”  can apply to their hatred for other groups just as easily. Let’s not start with the muslims and jews. The mormons are a whole separate case of hypocrisy.
  • How I have lasted so long.

The list could go on but I must go to bed. Sweet dreams readers.

October 7, 2010

You want kids affected…here they are

Moments of joy:

There’s your hate right back in your face.

September 29, 2010

Promises, promises

I hereby vow that once I finish the content for this Fodor’s iPhone app and  even before I see the end of this working non-stop thing ( 12 days and counting) I will upload a blog entry. I think the problem , other than the fact I am working at the station every day, is that I sort of  vent sufficiently on Twitter and Facebook not to mention expressing myself on camera.

I will say that thanks to @mudlarklives on Twitter I was angry all day reading about  a 13 year old boy who ended his life thanks to bullying.  The headline says a lot – click on it and then come back.

“Just another dead gay kid, age 13”

I am reaching the point in my life that I have no tolerance for groups that condone hate. That is not even true. I am at the point that I will no longer tolerate such groups and I will now actively engage them in person, on Twitter or any other site they go on. There are too many kids that could be celebrating their difference and living wonderful lives that are dying as a result of ignorance and religious stupidity. I am not religious but if the message in Christianity that you absorb is not one of love and not judging but rather one of hatred – you have issues that need psychiatric intervention.

We have also had the issue in the Caribbean of  Jamaican performer and inveterate homophobe  Buju Banton having a cocaine matter in the US courts. Some commenting wags have suggested that he is being framed by some gay conspiracy . Perhaps they haven’t noticed that if the gay lobby were such a powerful group in Florida they might have made it a more friendly state in terms of equality. The performer is now awaiting a second trial because of a hung jury. I would suggest that were he in Canada he would be serving time already for hate crimes.

I have heard from some here in the Caribbean that homophobia is part of the culture and that one must be patient and work towards tolerance. I respectfully suggest that if someone said they “tolerate” black people they would be executed at dawn.  One should either accept difference  or simply say they hate. To me tolerance is what you do when you put up with a bad smell or an annoying habit. If it is part of Caribbean culture  to tell a significant part of its population that it is morally repugnant and doesn’t count then the Caribbean is ignorant and needs to get educated quickly. I find it ironic that religion leads a formerly oppressed group to oppress another.  And that is my problem. This is the last stand of accepted  bigotry. If they are waiting for a genetic explanation for homosexuality it will still not help because last time I checked race was genetic too.

I didn’t mean for this to be more than a sentence or two promise to blog but the death of poor 13 year old Asher Brown because of  bigotry and hatred makes me angry. Very angry. Like Matthew Shepard it cannot be allowed to be a death in vain.

Ask not for whom the bell tolls…

And this is the solution

P.S. I wrote this in a moment of tremendous anger and hurt and it may be flawed  but I am deliberately not taking it down or changing it. Anger and hurt have validity .