Ho hum, ho hum, the joys of waiting on others. It’s not too bad, considering that I can find things to occupy that time. *smiles and waves*
I hadn’t given a lot of thought about what I wanted to speak about today, but per norm, something did catch my eye. Baroness Warsi made a good point today about how Islamophobia and Muslim prejudice are seen as okay. And you know what – she’s right. In this increasingly and appallingly PC world we live in, we’re not allowed to take out our ire on hardly anyone. Can’t make someone for being fat (but you can be viciously rude to thin girls – thanks, assholes :p). Can’t make fun of someone for being black, but brown is obviously okay (when it’s not). We’re not saints, we all need a punching bag, but why is it fair for any one group to be that punching bag?
This brings to mind my friend Xlyinia, who is rather annoyed with the whole making everyone and everything different from self into the next great evil. She proposes a site that forces people to pop say… a friend’s name into the nastiest articles, and have to think about someone calling them, their friends, their families, such horrible names and things. I think it’s a wonderful idea – I abhor how so many people insist on trying to live in black and white in a gray world, into making it us versus them. How.. how is that even appropriate, I ask?
Don’t get me wrong – there are people I definitely don’t like, and perhaps I catch myself thinking unkind thoughts at groups of people. I try not to; it’s not their fault I get so easily frustrated and worried about herd mentalities. I guess that my gift and my curse is that I don’t understand wanting to belong so badly as to try and change everything about oneself, to stave oneself body and soul to fit unrealistic concepts. That so much of that comes with tearing other people down to feel like you’re… something. I’ve seen people destroy themselves, and their relationships with others for this, and for what? To have other shallow people use your poorly, belittle you, use you? It is those people that I disdain upon, those who would permit and encourage such horrible behavior. They are to be shunned, but too many people are too concerned with ‘being nice’ to take the time to correct abhorrent behaviors…
But I wander so; I’m rather guilty of that in most cases. My mind, she meanders as she sees fit, and I’m rather captive to these whims. *smiles* I guess the point is that I cannot understand the us versus them mentality that so many people rely on to feel ‘big’. I understand that it’s pretty much the norm, insomuch as I’ve often had it applied to me in spite of me making it clear that I don’t operate on those premises, and find it rather contemptible – no real friend would make you choose sides, or tell you how to be.
Or maybe that’s just me. I guess I’ll figure it out someday. 🙂