As every other year, this Independence Day saw the usual, fleeting public outpour of gratitude for living in this country.
I didn’t know any of the people murdered in Charleston earlier this week.
“I’m just going to just go ahead and say it…the blacks are the ones causing the problems and this ‘racial tension.. […] I’m almost to the point of wanting them all segregated on one side of town so they can hurt each other and leave the innocent people alone.”
Granny panties as a trend.
Perhaps the most insidious part is that we’re so convinced our guilt is justified, we feel guilty for not feeling guilty.
“You’re SUCH an alcoholic, lol!”
“I am not altogether on anybody’s side, because nobody is altogether on my side, if you understand me: nobody cares for the woods as I care for them, not even Elves nowadays.” -J.R.R. Tolkien ‘The Two Towers’
Legalization will not suddenly lead to everyone being stoned all the time, it will lead to people getting better at smoking casually.
Time and distance are incredibly important to the larger issues her performance has brought up. Being a black woman using slavery as a stage for her comedy, she marches very close the invisible line people have created separating appropriate and wrong.
Some women want to be out there hunting. And some men don’t want to even get near a sabertooth. Both are full members of their gender who should be allowed not to be considered exceptions, or denigrated for what people see as their “difference” from the accepted norms.