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Monday, June 07, 2004

Value Systems....

It is amazing how President Bush has managed to divide and conquer this country....Now he is starting on the military...People are now believing that everything is black and white...They are now believing that their value system is better than other peoples value systems...Like I say I don't care to engage in political discussions with anyone and I definitely do care to do it at work for sure...But in the South people have a history of being what they call "outspoken" actually what they REALLY are is rude, impolite, and inconsiderate--nothing more....But somehow I find myself dragged into a political conversation everynow and then....That is all they are--just conversations--nothing more...I seek solutions not conversations...One woman tried to enter a conversation at work with me...She told me how another she and another employee were watching a lot of political stuff on tv...I hardly watch tv anyway...I watch an average of 4 hours of tv a month...Then she went on to talk about Gays having a right to marry (which is the topic du jour)....I was bound and determined to not get into a conversation about this at all so I listened to her talk...See these people just want to spout anyway....They will talk to themselves even if no one wants to engage...Well, she went as far as to say that if one spouse finds the other to be gay they should divorce them and not even allow them to even see their kids...She said forget about supervision (as though just because you are gay then you need supervision to see your own kids)....I can't understand how this woman thinks that not allowing parents to see their own kids is an effective solution...But, remember, these people don't seek solutions, only the chance to attack someone else's value system...As much as she travels she should be more concerned about pollution destroying the earth as much as she is worried about gays "corrupting" society...Even where she works people throw down so much trash that alot of the birds that I feed at work walk around with plastic caught on their legs and feet or stuff stuck to their feathers...This bird was feeding and as I watched him bend to pick up seeds there was something flopping about on the top of his head...I said to myself that I knew birds weren't wearing weaves nowdays...I watched closely and saw that it was a piece of fuzzy material stuck to the top of his head...Pitiful...People are destroying the earth is the name of religion and government more that any gay couple could ever do (even if they wanted)...

Most people in the south are obsessed with religion as well as sin but where they live is in the shadows between the two areas...But this they will never admit...They sit all day long listening to radio and television programs of the religious nature (actually more of the coalition nature)...These people have traded their souls (and yours) for the buying power of the government....I try and tell my own mother this...She thinks that these people have her personal best interest in mind but they don't...She buys all these products that all these Christian radio and television programs are promoting...I try and tell her that they don't have the blessing or approval of the FDA for these products....When will people realize that the FDA has not approved nor have they information concerning the effectiveness, or dangers of all these herbal supplements that Christians are ingesting with the coersion of Christian programing....A lot of this stuff is toxic to the liver and kidneys...My own mother had to be hospitalized for hypertension....Can't people realize that when something is destroying your kidneys the main thing that will be affected is your blood pressure?!!! Do you think these programs are going to tell you differently???

I was told that I was wrong, yes, someone elses's value system was much better than mine...All the point I was making is that Blacks need to address the hidden epidemic of AIDS in the Black race that is caused by Black men who are gay, bi-sexual, or have been to prison...But Blacks are so ego-driven that they just automatically equate it to sexual sin and then the subject is dropped...Since there is a shortage of Black men due to them being in the prison population they don't necessarily consider themselves to be gay even if they did have sex with another male in prison even one time since 1977...You have a large population of educated Black women who have out of frustration started looking for more options to engage the Black male...One of these options is to date Black men who have been in prison...Lies and secrets hurt everyone....There is nothing people can't handle is they just deal with the truth head on....But the truth in this country has always been suppressed....That is why race-relations between Blacks and Whites are not coming as far as it should be....Neither Blacks nor Whites of today know the truth about Slavery...

Alright, back to me being berated over gays and gay marriages...I don't really think about it that much because it will ultimately be decided in the courts by straight people with a lot of buying (lobbyists) power....I do have something to say about gays and that is they are humans also....I don't feel that it is right to beat them up, kill them, nor run them out of communities...If we fail to treat people as dignified human beings then we ourselves are not dignified nor are we human...Remember, Whites had valid reasons for slavery also...If you don't think so then you believe that your value system is the only one that exists and is valid and that makes you just as arrogant and dangerous as the past slave-owner even if your race is Black...Someone people even told me that they have the ability to "sniff-out" gays....Well darling let me tell you something....That is not possible....I worked for seven years in Blood donor centers across the country doing interviews on potential donors and also drawing and testing blood...Unless they tell you that they are in most cases you can't tell...Now my rant is done....

Remember: Each one reach one. Ignorance and miseducation are a petri dish for dysfunction (ask people in the South). Not everyone is right all the time (they just want to be or they just think they are). Pick up some trash so at least the birds can be happy. Don't litter because birds with trash (or oil) stuck to their faces, heads, legs and feet are not beautiful to look at. Keep Blogs free (or at least cheap). Talk is cheap but the pen is always mightier than the sword (ask your congressman). And last but not least, Black people quit being so tribal-minded--We don't all have to think alike (or use incorrect English for that matter)--independent thoughts move mountains.....Outtie....

Tuesday, June 01, 2004

The summertime is a great time to read....

1. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl--Harriet Jacobs

2. Black Like Me--John Howard Griffin

3. To Kill a Mockingbird--Harper Lee