My first post for my blog is actually something I wrote on Facebook.
It was one of the last large posts I will post, because on Facebook…it feels like shouting into the abyss…No one reads what you write.
Honestly, maybe nerds like me will read long posts…but most of the traffic will scroll on by.
With a blog, I hope to attract people who WILL read my entire posts. Agree? Disagree? Cool! Let’s talk! You won’t find obligatory memes here to replace conversation.
I may change my mind a thousand times.
First up: Something that makes me “the opposite of serene” is DISTRACTION.
Let’s face it, we live from one news cycle to the next. BUT-our job is to juggle all of the “firehose of falsehoods,” the righteous indignation of the companies changing the names of products, “How can he be innocent if he has a record.”
Bleh. Here’s my post from very recently.
Distraction. Every single time we have something as asinine as the George Floyd murder, for a day or two people want to know what he did to deserve it.
Oh, there’s video.
Yeah, that looks pretty bad.
Yep take those officers off the street.
Protests that turn into looting.
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Damn looters now they don’t deserve anything bc they are just animals.
Well George had a criminal history.
What about cops that aren’t like Derek Chauvin? He was just a bad apple.
Other incidences of police brutality occur. Then come the memes om absolute favor of police. Please light a candle.
NO ONE has said their job isnt hard, but they can take some constructive criticism.
Response tshirts. More distraction.
People whining that bc statues don’t stand in public squares that we will forget our racist past. Racist victims knowing that is very unlikely.
We have books. Video tape. Eyewitnesses. Victims.
Then we get to the absurd. Fighting over damn cartoons. Who really gives a single shit about cartoon characters having guns?
Oh, yes, then we can forget about the officer who held his KNEE in George Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds while he was handcuffed on his stomach in the street. Executed, no less.
But distract, distract distract.
White people are uncomfortable right now and don’t WANT to revisit our racist past on anyone else’s terms.
Because it is unsightly. Some argue it was necessary…They were just animals…we have to keep them in LINE, I hear…maybe in so many words…
We want to distract by posting constantly about things that have absolutely nothing to do with a man who died begging for his momma at the hands of a white man who was an authority figure who could have made a different decision and George Floyd would still be alive.
My blog will approach and digest both the comfortable and the uncomfortable things like reviews of good books, spirituality, family dynamics, racism, police brutality, mental illness, disabilities, feminism, politics, education, parenthood, grandparenthood… whatever is on my mind.
It will at times be serious, angry, sarcastic, funny, heartwarming, uplifting and blunt, honest and from my heart and soul.
I can promise my posts will get better. I have lots to say about…everything.
Ok, I will let you contact me if you wish. I have always been a little pissy about constructive criticism myself(haha, touche) so be gentle and firm!