On the news today

This is probably going to be the mother of all my politically incorrect posts.

And I’ve had my share of those.

Warning: If you are white and tend to get defensive when you see the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag and/or immediately change it to #AllLivesMattter, then I recommend you stop reading right now…. or head over to @Smartassatheist to read what he has to say. Perhaps by doing this you’ll finally understand that the movement is not about blaming white people as a whole but instead about bringing down white supremacy and white privilege.

 

Are we cool? Awesome.

Let’s proceed, then. Continue reading

Humpday Musings

While talking to a wise friend of mine and fellow blogger, I commented with sadness “and that is precisely the tragedy of human beings. To be utterly incapable of communicating with each other.”

Even with the best of intentions, we seem incapable of getting our point across without getting angry, offended, or at the very least, misunderstood.

Life, the universe and everything have a very bizarre way of hinting things at me, I find.

All of this was brought about by three things that pretty much appeared at the same time on my FB newsfeed, one after the other. 1. An article, 2. A meme, and 3. A quote.

The article: 12 things white people can do now because Ferguson.* Now, if you know anything about me, you know that I have never had a problem with thing # 10. I’ll go ahead and put it here in case you don’t feel inclined to read the whole thing**.

10. Don’t be afraid to be unpopular.