As I was reading a recent post from Val http://commentarybyvalentina.wordpress.com/
it brought to mind that I liked things that were on the verge of being 'ugly'.
I've never owned a Sabb - yet I always thought that they (along with the Citroen) were the most interesting cars around.
I can't stand traditional high-art. I tend to favor graffiti or abstract forms instead.
Even when considering home furnishings - Mid-Cent-Mod, Deco or Memphis seem to be my preferences.
And despite Craig thinking that I have a thing for JAPs - I think that he may be right when it comes to Stacy London.
Hookers at the bar always hit on me.
"This outfit makes me look sexy.", some random ho at the club said to me.
"No, that outfit makes you look 'Easy To (Fill in the blank)' ", I replied.
"Well, I get a lot of attention from guys when I dress like this.", she would retort.
The thing is, most guys who frequent nightclubs are only after one thing - and that IS NOT a wife.
Most guys are just looking for easy prey.
Most guys recognise that a woman who feels the need to dress like a hooker will probably take less effort than would a lady tending to her own business.
The woman who knows every guy at the club is probably desperate for attention and validation from strangers and mere acquaintances..
The woman who relies on guys to buy her drinks is offering herself up as easy prey for anyone who can impress her with his money.
The woman who acts like and dresses like a hooker is just advertising that she is the weakest of the herd and the most likely victim of those who prowl the club scene.
Her reply to all this?
"But I'm a Diva and a lady.", she said.
"Nah, Bitch. You're all just Easy to Fuck.", I said as I walked away from her leaving her in tears.
Concerning to whom the fault of oppression belongs; "We are not all equally guilty but we are all equally responsible" - Rabbi Abraham Hescel
Concerning blaming others for the problem; "...And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?... - Matthew: 7 1-5
Concerning how to fix the problems concerning oppression; "Someone once said that the word 'motivation' should never be used in the singular. Some combination of motives always exist and it's impossible for anyone to qualify the proportion of each that is involved in any given act" - Warren Buffet (in an interview in the USA Today)
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Other People's Blogs About Politics, Race, Social Change
Although I'm pretty tired of the "Race is King" mantra usually put forward by past and current polemics, race-relations (and the improvement of such) is always a good topic of civilized conversation. I've been called "Uncle-Tom" more times than I've been called "N-----". When I volunteer at the local Habitat for Humanity, I'm often the only black working who's not trying to get a house. When I volunteer at the local shelter, I'm usually the only black on the giving end. Something is wrong or deficient with Black-culture (as it is practiced today). Don't say that I don't know the ghetto, I'm originally from the ghetto. My ghetto-pass wasn't pulled, like my middle school I.D., it expired. I graduated. Now, I say middle school because too many blacks haven't graduated from high school. (Detroit, anybody ?) Please feel free to bring up any topic but please refrain from misusing epithets and downgrading others. Thank you, UBJ