Wednesday, June 1, 2011

We won't get fooled again

ok.... been some strange days.
Nothing big, nothing specific..... just hacking at the tropical rhubarb of anxiety that is growing in the head, whacking at the emotional banana plants, stumbling over the rotting stumps of past bad decisions,  plus... I was accused, (slightly, perhaps in jest), of being a bigot.

So, here's the deal... the political thing has boiled itself down to a joke.  It just boggles me. The rhetoric is so banal and insensate that it makes me gag just thinking about it.  Who are these people....? ... and I just do not mean the politicians... all the commentary about them, and then the commentary about the commentary.  I won't comment about that.

I made contact, or rather he made contact with me, with someone from high school (screwy FB) who now sends me notes about people who have died in my old home town, religious tracts he thinks are relevant and republican-ish thoughts.
I can't begin to comment.

I think someone called me a bigot... I think... 'cause I looked through the comments and I didn't see a comment that anyone could have misunderstood.... but then, snark can cloud things.  At first I was a little upset, and even a little mad.... and then I just let it go. There are roads to walk today, and I am all out of peanut butter.. and mad just isn't working today.
That's my only comment.

So, no one has died... the politics suck, I am not a bigot... and if I have any prejudices isn't just that my chemicals get jostled around sometimes.... it's like getting gas... and it goes away.

 the thing of it is.... from the radio to the TV, from FB to Blogger... it just seems that everyone is apt to be telling me what to believe... and I don't believe me
all that much, so why should I believe them?


"Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain."

.... cause he ain't no wizard, and there ain't no yellow brick road.... and Dorothy never really left Kansas ...
and it ain't no deal.


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17 comments:

Randal Graves said...

Are you saying you're not bigoted against dumbasses?

Word verification: comnent. Gasp!

Ahab said...

And alas, there ain't no sky cake.

(A Patton Oswalt reference.)

Mauigirl said...

Agree with your feelings about all the politics and commentators. And this new Sarah Palin bus tour thing is just boggling my mind. Ugh.

okjimm said...

Randal... I see your Gasp... and raise you a Gasp&a golly

Ahab... Patton Oswalt is new to me... of to check this out!

Maui... word is Sarah... is gone... I a have, by the powers invested in me... declared her to be...cheap duct tape!!

okjimm said...

Ahab... checked him out... I guess I do live in a cave

Liberality said...

I thought you said you were a beer and cheese guy! ;~)

S.W. Anderson said...

After that, I feel self-conscious about saying anything. OK, I'll venture this, which will probably get me branded as an outcast along the information superhighway, but what the hell.

We were all better off without Facebook. Alas, now that it's here and everybody who's anybody has to be dragooned into joining in the "fun," it will always be with us, like death, taxes, cockroaches and the trickle-down Big Lie.

okjimm said...

libs... I AM beer-cave man....but but

SW... doan be self-conscious..... semi-xonscious has worked for me... for year!

snoringdogstudio said...

You're not a bigot, dear okj. People are very quick to label -and it's too difficult for them to take the time to understand their fellow humans.

susan said...

I can't imagine where the bigot reference came from. Everybody knows you're willing to have a beer with anyone.

nonnie9999 said...

if i had a nickel for every name i've been called on the internets, i'd have a shitload of nickels.

Beach Bum said...

There are roads to walk today, and I am all out of peanut butter.. and mad just isn't working today...

Dude, peanut butter I got but I'm all out of mad myself and it has gotten so bad I can't watch more than thirty minutes of news before I want to shoot the television.

Serious as the proverbial heart attack, if you ever have plans to come down my neck of the woods send this redneck and email, we'll link up with my cousin with his boat and go fishing and drinking.

David Barber said...

Jim, just crack open a couple of beers and I'll be over ASAP!! I try not to listen to the lies that dribble out of politicians (and their followers) mouths. Life's a lot better that way!!

Stay chilled, my friend!

okjimm said...

thanks, all... I guess the FB thing kinda got to me...

Mary Ellen/Nunly said...

Someone called you a spigot? Pish-posh, I got called a bassist when I wouldn't support Obama and I don't have a bassist bone in my body. It's politics, don't let it get to ya. ;-)

okjimm said...

HA... MARY ELLEN.. It was a FB thing... and for the life of me... I cannot decipher what I would have said that was offensive. Beats me... but it did bother me.... and it wasn't political...

Mary Ellen/Nunly said...

okjimm- Anyone that would call you a bigot has to be out of their mind. That's bullshit. Don't let them get you down, kiddo. ;-)

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