It’s kind of weird scheduling posts because I’m gone, but it keeps posting so I’m sure you all thought I was just ignoring your comments when actually, I’ve replied to e-mails only to approve comments going through and not actually reading comments. I’ll probably be able to respond to comments tomorrow. For a while I was feeling guilty that I didn’t post anything for yesterday, but then I just said fuck it and enjoyed myself for a day. I haven’t been reading around blog land so I don’t know what’s being talked about. So apologies if one of the below topics has been run into the ground or something.
For instance, this thing with Bill Maher saying Obama needs to be a real black president and apparently that would involve him acting like a common thug? I’m not really surprised that Maher said that, he has a really simplistic view of race and is always trolling for the laugh so he has made making offensive generalizations like, his job. But the fact that it gets the laugh is what bothers me because I know people really do hold that stereotype of the hyperaggressive black dude “getting things done”, kind of like the stereotype of Italians “getting things done” but without getting to be white at the end.
Speaking of hyperaggressive black dudes, did you see 50 Cent? That is some intense shit right there. It’s just too bad losing weight doesn’t give you magic acting abilities.
I just saw today about the activists killed by Israeli forces. It’s just so enraging that Israel is allowed to occupy the Palestinian territory and basically do whatever the hell they want to the people without any international accountability. Our official attitude towards Israel is, when it comes down to is, driven by fundamentalist Christian doctrine that believes the Bible proscribes that the land of Israel must be in the hands of its people for Jesus to return. So that works nicely with the beliefs of Israeli Zionists, although they are at polar opposites, they’re both fanatical religious beliefs that drive social policy in both countries today.
I’d say more but I don’t feel like it. Ha.