Tuesday, March 11

Honked off!!

A good friend emailed me an article today and I just can't get it out of my head. Now, I'll tell you what it is, but I won't tarnish my blog with the actual entire article, but you can read it here. Go ahead, read it, I'll wait.................................)

Ok, so you read it? Are you angry? And no, I don't mean angry the way HE's angry, I mean angry at his viewpoints? FIRST OF ALL: I am totally about free-speech and he has every right in the universe to write this article. He has every right to have it published in well-known local (or even national or international) media. I don't have a problem with that aspect at all. There are many people who have read and who will read this article that will whole-heartedly agree with everything he says.

I am not one of those people.

I have a few problems:

He might be a Republican and he might be a Democrat; he might be a Libertarian or a Green. He knows that his wife is more emotional than rational, and he guides the family in a rational manner.

Highly unlikely that this "angry white man" isn't a Republican, but that's not the part I have problems with. Um... I'm perfectly capable of making rational decisions. Just because I have a vagina doesn't mean I can't be educated and have a rational thought process... *sigh*

The Angry White Man is not a metrosexual, a homosexual or a victim. Nobody like him drowned in Hurricane Katrina — he got his people together and got the hell out, then went back in to rescue those too helpless and stupid to help themselves, often as a police officer, a National Guard soldier or a volunteer firefighter.

Wow... where to begin...?? Like all those "helpless and stupid" people in nursing homes? Those elderly people who "helplessly and stupidly" lived alone? Those "helpless and stupid" people who were unfortunate enough to be born into extreme poverty with no means of escape - oh yeah, and didn't you really just mean black??? Are those the people you mean? As for the rescue, yeah, helluva good job you "angry white men" did, too!! Kudos! "Rescuing" those "poor unfortunate black people" merely to send them to their deaths in the Superdome, and the streets. His grouping metrosexuals and homosexuals into this paragraph is so crazy I'm not even going to elaborate.

I could go on and on, but I'm done. Stick a fork in me, I'm done. I'm proud that I don't have this opinion. I'm proud that I'm a person who fights against injustice and defends fairness in all situations. I'm proud that my husband has the same political views as I do (for the most part), so that he sees me as his equal and not a second-class citizen. Some would even say that this response is emotional and it proves his point, I suppose. But I'm also proud that I'm a woman and have instinctual emotions to care for those around me. That doesn't make me weak. It makes those I care for STRONGER! I can tell you one other thing, no one president will be able to undue everything that's gone askew in this country and there will never be a time when everyone is happy.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oh, Toto, you do know how to start a riot don't you!!!! I am glad that you know how to speak up for what you hold strongly to. Maybe you ought to RUN for something!!