Monday, March 17, 2008

Ack!


Be nice. Have empathy. That is rude. Is that really necessary? Be sensitive. You are being negative.That is not PC. Persecution.Communism. Oppression. Racism. Fascism. Priapism! Give me a fucking break already will you?!
Truth be told, I am very sensitive on the giving and receiving ends. I am also enlightened progressive and culturally aware in so far as to not willfully malign any one's character, race creed or other lifestyle, gender, religious preferences. I am also a writer. I live for words and the feelings they elicit. "I have the plague." I do not "feel ill". "It is hotter than Africa". It isn't just, "rather warm". I send people to "Hell" without questioning their religious affiliations. I say "You're a fucking moron!"-without first testing IQ. And, yes! You can be a fucking moron and Mensa as far as I'm concerned-whilst painting a mental picture, sculpting a story, taking a snapshot of life in words.(With all due respect to 98th percentile)

The pleasure and plight of the right-brained thinker is in the nuances of everything we encounter, everything we dream, think, extrapolate-is heightened and magnified so that every minute piece of meaning, affect, taste, smell, color is gleaned. It is difficult to understand the way others view the world even other Right-siders, because like art and feelings it all boils down to perception. Your perception is the only reality.


I design jewelry, and I've been quite successful. Ironically enough, I do not wear jewelry. When designing a piece, I paint a mental picture of the wearer and I design for them. Every piece that I make has a buyer in mind. Does that make me prejudiced, of course it does. Is it also stereotyping that a specific piece of jewelry would be worn be a select group of people? Yup, sure is. Is that a bad thing, only if you perceive it so. My intent is to hone in on personal style and whether we choose to accept it or not removing any and all prejudice from the human brain is an impossibility. It is designed to categorize everything. Way before you even think it, there are cells working to select, sort, batch and box all of the info in your bucket. If you are not grouping images, thoughts and ideas, please see a mental health practitioner pronto!


So, Tameka what the hell are you talking about really? I'm saying Ack!, Lighten up. Take a chill pill (Great now I've pissed off all of my fellow antidepressant dependant cronies. But I'm sure the pharmaceuticals industry welcomes the plug-so we're even.) Stop the perpetual activism and just let people live. All of this censorship is so very stifling and uncreative. You can't please everyone all of the time, and trying to really annoys the shit out of me. (No offense to anyone suffering from incontinence or other intestinal disorders). Shut up and stand up people!(Use of the phrase, "stand up" is a metaphor for assertion. I am in no way singling out those who are unable to stand for health/medical/religious/random reasons.) You alone give power to meaninglessness when you assign a powerful meaning. Don't drink the Kool-Aid! (No offense to the makers employees, drinkers of Kool-Aid brand products and their affiliates.) Thank you.

14 comments:

Caroline said...

I am offended at your unoffense to offensive!

:)

DivaDea said...

You, as usual, make me laugh.
Your comment about making jewelry felt familiar to me - that's how I write music. I have to have specific voices in mind (they may or may not exist, of course).
And now I'm off to continue being a rude, offensive communist.

Jennifer Juniper said...

ha ha! This HAD to have come from the etsy forums dispute! I just had to back you and tell you I totally relate!

Chicalookate said...

Just another reason I love you! Thanks!

Sara said...

Well said. I have the feeling most people would like to just express themselves without attack from the politically correct. I came to this blog through a link you gave on Etsy, and will be returning to read more!

BaldyLocks said...

This is the best post ever! I was only offended once or twice.

Your words are magnificent.

missfire said...

You're funny. In a totally nonoffensive way.

Brooke Medlin said...

Will you marry me?

Lori Anderson Designs said...

You SO seem like the sort of person I'd love to have coffee with!!!! :-)

BaldyLocks said...

Can I say that I think you're brilliant twice on one post?

Kat said...

This is my first time visiting your blog and I'm glad I came today!

I've bookmarked you! I'm looking forward to seeing what else you have to say!

Thanks for the refreshment!

Tiddly Inks said...

Ack, right on the mark as usual!

Jessica Torrant said...

You are officially one of my favorite people ever. Your sense of humor (and smarts) makes me smile. (And no offense to those that cannot smile).

Meredith said...

Very well said...I agree wholeheartedly.

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