*dancing like T.I.* "HEY HEY HEY". LOL
I love that song. I only named this post that because it's what I'm listening to. Then again, maybe we'll be able to pinpoint some blurred lines within this post after all...
Let's start with the kind of week America has had. ~Phew~ America...well, the WORLD over has shit going on EVERY day. What we see in the news is a mere modicum of the world's weighty chaos. For shits and giggles, though? We'll talk US fuckshit.
- The Trayvon Martin/Zimmerman trial got started this week and it's been a doozy thus far. I missed the opening statements, but I heard all of the boo's and tomatoes flying at Don West for his poor taste in banter. "Knock knock. Who's there? User. User who? User DUMB ass for that knock knock joke!" Don't get me started on all of the hoopla surrounding the testimony of Rachel Jeantel, Trayvon's friend and the last to speak to him the night he was killed. Her articulation has been questioned, roasted, lambasted, etc,...by the nation over. Her attitude was put on trial and I could only ask myself during this time, "Why does it matter what kind of attitude she has when the truth is...this is about Zimmerman's guilt. Not HERS in the court of public opinion?" Why was it super important for a lot of Black folks to renounce her and call her everything but a child of God? To distance yourselves? To show the world...to show "massa" that YOU'RE not like that. You got book learning and is a GOOD speaker...right? A lot of y'all pissed me off, because while you sat there and made memes and jokes and judgments...you also seemed to be pissed at Paula Deen for wanting to dress your grandfathers up in slave butler outfits for a wedding...
- Which brings me to my next random. Paula Deen's snafu, faux pas, oopsy daisy. She admitted to using the N word and she was quoted as lusting over a good old-fashioned plantation wedding; niggers dressed up in period wear and all. After apologizing and going on Today to tell Matt how racist she isn't, Paula has suffered through the ostracizing of her brand. Food Network has decided not to renew her contract. Smithfield has taken back all their ham. Walmart, Sears, and a slew of other businesses have marked her shit down to free and asked her not to bring NOTHING else up in there. Even the publisher of her book which is #1 on Amazon, has chosen to drop her like a hot potato greased down with a pound of butter. So, yea Paula is roughing it right now and Jesus be a sedative so she don't get ill behind the hoopla. (Yes, I have compassion for her...Yes, I think she needs to be sat down and made an example of...the two are not mutually exclusive) ...So tell me why you mofos can go in on Paula in one breath and then disparage Rachel in another. You don't make it easy to keep White folks from wondering why they can't call us what we call ourselves. Now, I don't THINK that's what we should do (let them call us what we call each other) but, what peeved me is for a lot of us to go in on that young woman with NO chill and NO remorse about her looks and speech was outta pocket and short exact change. What the fuck is WRONG with people? Why do people feel the need to state every opinion, hurl every negative thought outward from the tongue and bask in the trials of someone else? Goodness gracious...We're SO harsh on each other, but we want everyone else to regard us? Think on that.
- Aaron Hernandez...this dude here. Like, he couldn't have been dumber if he'd just gone ahead and buried the body in his yard...but, HEY...maybe he's innocent!
- While folks were wondering if Paula Deen's pots were going to be newly priced at free and were counting the times Rachel Jeantel called Don West "sir"...The VRA was fucked with and now some of y'all may not make the voter's booth come next election. I guess the gay community's big win at Capitol Hill was too much freedom for one week. Basically they said, "Look...either y'all ninjas can vote or the queer can marry...can't have both." We see you America O_O
- Kanye's album sucked. I'd ask for my money back, but I ain't pay for it.
- Po' North West...her parents are Dumb and Dumber for that shit. STOP NAMING THESE KIDS PUNCHLINES! They gotta play on the schoolyards and date and work and shit. Do NOT name your kid "Kryss'Tel'eyes" and wonder why they're fucked up by adolescence.
I could keep going, but why? Did you really come here to see me rant? (Of course you did, lol)
I'mma show some restraint though. The world is something else. Our little first world problems ain't shit. The difficulty in which we may struggle to vote ain't got shit on being raped to correct homosexuality or children as guerrilla soldiers trained to kill for little to no reason. So what you ran out of your special almond milk...you better get you some Carnation milk, mix it with some water and pour it over that cereal and enjoy it! Shoooot. lol
I guess all the lines this week were blurred...and many crossed. At least I can say I was paying attention...