Showing posts with label anti- racism. Show all posts
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Friday, April 23, 2021


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This is: A weekly column consisting of letters to my perspicacious progeny. I write letters to my grandkids and my great-grandkids — the Stickies — to advise them and haunt them after they've become grups and/or I'm deleted.

Warning: This column is rated SSC — Sexy Seasoned Citizens — A Perusal by kids, callowyutes, or grups may result in a debilitating intersectional triggering. Viewing with a tablet or a monitor is highly recommended for maximum enjoyment.  



Erratically Appearing Hallucinatory Guest Star: Dana — A Gentlerreader

"The word racism is like ketchup. It can be put on practically anything - and demanding evidence makes you a racist." -Thomas Sowell 

Dear (eventual) Grandstickies and Great-Grandstickies (and Gentlereaders),

Racialism is an interesting word. 

[And what, pray tell, is racialism?]

Well, Dana, that depends on who you ask, which is what makes it interesting. If one goes a-googlin' the very first page of returned links may connect to sources that contradict each other. 

Also, two different kids entering the word on the exact same make and model of their school-issued Chromebooks are unlikely to be offered the same set of links to choose from. 

[Wait-wait-wait. Who you callin' kids? Is a 20-year-old college student a kid? Is a...]  

98.7% of all H. sapiens under the age of 30 or so, student or not. It's not an insult, it's a fact. It's a fact that, fortunately, will be recognized and remedied by 94.3% of all H. sapiens by the time they're 30, at the latest.

As for the remaining 4.4%... well, we must all do what we can to minimize their impact on our lives, hopefully without having to resort to violence.

Luckily for me, although I was a card-carrying member of the 4.4% until I was 32 years old, I managed to survive till April of 1985 with relatively little damage to myself and others, whereupon my head popped out of my ass. 

I've been paying restitution ever since but I'm cautiously optimistic that by the time I'm deleted the bill will be marked paid in full.     

Regardless, my point is that the Goog, by design, customizes search results based on what it knows about you, what it thinks you might want to see, and what it thinks you should see.

Given that the Goog is more likely to start making donations to Republicrats than revealing how the secret army of Algorithmites goes about deciding what information you'll be offered, constant caution is called for if you're actually seeking truth and not mere confirmation of your biases. 

And entering a word like racialism, which means whatever the user wants it to mean, is especially problematic.

[Great (yawn) But what the fu... what the heck does it mean?]

Well personally, I define it as the tendency of certain people to insert the subject of race into every possible situation. What used to be called playing the race card has gone mainstream. 

A fundamental tenet of the Church of the Woke is that Pasty Patriarchs, and even the melanin-challenged women they hold in bondage, are, by definition, all Neoracists all the time.

[What's a Neo... Never mind, let's move on. That doesn't make any logical sense; it's impossible to prove all white people are racists.]

Proof? Proof and logic are merely weapons that the oppressor class uses to control the oppressed. 

This is why you white people just don't understand what's going on. You think that just because proof and logic, fundamental to that Enlightenment thing that's produced a society that our ancestors couldn't even imagine, will show us the way forward. 

[I'm a literary hallucination, not a white person. You're the white person.]     

Not anymore, I've awokened. I've decided to stop resisting the fact I self-identify as an African-American lesbian woman named Coco who could pass for Hale Berry's twin sister. 

[Whatever gets ya through the night, Coco. But what's that got to do with turning your back on the "Enlightenment thing?"] 

To be a Wokie is to reject logic and proof and embrace a revelation. New religions are based on a revelation of some sort that enables their adherents to reject everything that came before and start over. The revelation provides a firm foundation to stand on that can't be questioned. 

"There is no God but Allah, and Muhammad is his messenger." -The Shahada

All Caucasians, and all the "Western" traditional notions of morality, ethics, lifestyle etc., are racist by definition. Therefore, when any given white person says they're not racist it proves that they are. -Me

We Wokies believe that life on Earth is merely the story of the strong oppressing and exploiting the weak and the marginalized. For the last several hundred years this has been all about Caucasians versus everyone else.

St. Karl thought it was all about economics, the evil rich vs. everyone else. When more modern thinkers were trying to figure out how it was the Russian revolution so quickly morphed into hell on Earth and not the predicted utopia they concluded two things.    

White people had managed to take control not only by economically exploiting everyone else they perpetuated a cultural fraud that was hidden by the fact that anyone anywhere that applied the life lessons so-called "Western Civilization" had spent several thousand years learning (the hard way) could prosper and thrive. 

This is why it's been so tough, till recently, to wake people up. 

But now that there's enough money sloshing around in developed countries to free us from traditional restraints such as self-restraint, the belief in/need for a higher power, the nuclear family, patriotism, ya just can't have it allism, etceterism — a new version of the devil has been created, "constructed" if you will.  

Everything that's wrong with the world is due to white privilege and power. 

This trope enables everyone that's piling up the dough — multinational firms that have turned their backs on the blue-collar types that built and maintain the world, Hollywood, universities, most of the media, certain black superstar athletes — to thrive and prosper as long as they say the right things and pay off the right grifters. 

That's racialism, and that's why I'm now officially a black lesbian, I could really use the money.

Poppa loves you,
Have an OK day

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