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    October 2012
    M T W T F S S

More #Politics and the #WASP lady … more venting

I am not a democrat

I am NOT a republican

I guess some would think of me as being a member of the liberal party

Though really none of the parties out there do a good enough job of describing who I am and how I see the world or where I want the future to go as I move forward in life

I do not have a party but I do tend to vote democratic

I just had a very long discussion with a woman I randomly met at the park

I had been planning on coming here to sit at one of the pic-nic tables, type up a frenzy on breast cancer awareness month and the diet changes I have been making while being in Maryland as I visit my mother

Boy did I get side tracked…

The woman was very easy to talk with, considering she was a stranger and over all I enjoyed the short walk we took around a portion of the lake as she walked her dog… though I don’t believe she picked up after him

I did not like or agree with 90% of what she had to say or the forceful way she had to make sure she over powered the conversation but it was interesting to hear her point of view

She is an older woman, in her late 50s from the upper East Coast of the United States and very conservative but I am sure she thinks she is actually quite open minded.

She gave off the attitude of someone that really hasn’t ever suffered to get what she wants in life, a sort of entitled or elitist attitude that enjoys finding people she figures are like minded and try selling her rhetoric … a sort of preaching to the choir

I am not a member of any choir

Though I did not ask, it was very easy to see from her comments and attitude about President Obama… she is a republican …. The type I deem “of the worst sort”

I really do try not to judge… but some people make it so easy… if walks like a duck, talks like a duck, looks like a duck and is wearing a name tag saying “why yes! My name is Duck” you kind of get the idea…it’s a republican… “of the worst sort”   …I mean… its a duck

I have never shied away from the chance to hear how others think and feel but I do make a huge effort to see both sides of any subject and not limit myself to the “think inside the box” mentality

I try hard not to judge and it is a struggle but I try not to be racist, not to be sexist, not to be class orientated… I try damn hard not to judge anyone for anything… I really do

I have my own opinions and I would love it if more people shared them but I will not, for the most part, be offended if others are not as open minded as I am, as I CHOOSE to be

I grew up poor, I grew up in a broken family, I grew up being hated and feared for my different looks and my odd name

I have never been “white” as some people would like to label me

I have never been part of that culture

I was raised to think for myself instead of following the crowd and to see through the lies that others try to force feed me and I have chosen to never limit myself to any one group of people simply because others think I should

I like my Black friends, my African friends (there is a big difference), I like my Hispanic friends, I like my European friends, I like my Asian friends, does Iceland get its own category or can I add them to Europe as well? Does Australia or New Zealand get lumped into the Asian category… I like my Middle Eastern friends…

I literally have friends in damn near every country of this world, not just people I talk to or those that are white and have moved somewhere else…

I ALSO have a lot …and I mean A LOT… of gay, lesbian, bisexual, asexual, polyamouri, hermaphrodite, gender confused, transgender (post and pre op, male to female and female to male), those that crossdress, those who are fridged, those who are sluts (male and female), strippers (male and female), professional pole dancers (the kind that climb up and do those really amazing acts of strength, again male and female)…

I have friends with all kinds of mental disorders, personality disorders, multiple personalities and I have friends that are physically handicapped in one form or another and for one reason or another

I choose to find people who are like me, open minded, loving, friendly, kind, caring, and intelligent… and yes, I know that being smart is not always from going to good schools, let alone going to ANY school

I like people

I like learning different cultures

I like hearing the different languages and trying to puzzle them out

Over the years and I am only JUST turning 33 years old, but over the years I have learned enough French to do well for myself in France

I have tried learning Spanish and Italian … yes I have forgotten most of what I learned because I had to focus more on the French language but I still can understand more than what I can speak due to all three languages being Latin based

I have tried teaching myself, as a teen, Mandarin Chinese… now I do admit that I was able to learn fast and well but only while I had the tapes from the library

My best friend was the daughter of an Ambassador to the Malaysian Embassy in Washington DC and she tried teaching me her language, once again I was able to say the words well because it is like music to me and I loved it… until she left with her family to go back to Malaysia… I miss her terribly

Her mother taught me what fish can taste like

She made this WONDERFUL but simple stew of fish and rice and flavors that where so intense and the spice… oooh it was lovely

I thank her, in my head, every time I go out to dinner and have the chance to enjoy other foods from around the world, because of the fact that she shared her countries cooking with me and fed my hunger for exploring the world without having to leave home

I go to world markets or Korean markets and I will often be the only “white” woman there, sometimes I get the strangest looks from the other customers or staff as I wander up and down every isle, slowly seeing what catches my eye

I may not be able to read the language on the packaging but I know what I like and I can guess pretty well what it is I am looking at it

When I go out to eat I am good at analyzing the tastes that blend together and at those styles of markets I can tell just what I want and need to try cooking at home

I have walked into Arabic shops in London and bought only a bottle of camel’s milk, the shop keeper looks at me as if I have grown two heads but I tell him that I heard camel milk is best used for diabetics and wanted to know the taste

I have tried pig’s ear and real ox tail soup and eaten snails and cow tongue and horse and brains (ok that was nasty) and frog’s legs

I admit if I went to a country that eats other insects I would try those too, why limit yourself, learn and explore and grow. If you don’t like it… don’t do it again, easy to say but few really push those limits

But let me get back to languages

In my “youth” I started picking up on Japanese from watching enough manga and films from Japan. My 15 year old son has been trying for the last few years, on and off, to teach himself how to read, write and speak Japanese because he wants a career in manga and is prepping himself to one day move there

I used to read a lot of thick books when I was well under the age of 15 and some of those focused on the Norse mythology, from that I picked up a lot on the Icelandic words and while I was recently on a stop over from France to the states I was able to listen to the people around me speaking Icelandic… realizing I didn’t know the words but they sounded familiar and I could kind of pick up on what the jist of the conversation was about

I have listened and learned bits of Russian and other Slavic languages because I was able to listen in while my friends/coworkers where talking, one would be speaking in Czechoslovakian and the other answering in Romanian 

I do not let language stop me from talking to people!

If I have a hard time with a person who is deaf, I know how to grab a sheet of paper and chat that way. I do admit being a teen and trying to date a sweet young man who was deaf, during a time when there were no cell phones to text with and my having no internet… was a bit challenging

I mean you try being a teen and passionate over the phone while someone else is in the middle translating for the both of you *blush* not so easy but a good memory

I will not limit myself

I will not live a lie

I will not support government that wants to control who I am so that they can have a fatter pay check

I will not support the closed minded people of my parents and grandparents generation

I will be DAMNED if I encourage my children to dumb down the way society is trying to go in America. Reality TV eats at their brains, kills any potential they have for becoming better people until much older and has no value or substance to offer anyone

But just like junk food… you all seem to lap it up and think it’s just dandy. Then you wonder why your ass is fat, your health is bad, you have all kinds of mental disorders, no stamina and are brainless when it comes to thinking your way out of a paper bag

I learned nothing in school but what was going on in American history… and a tad about the Egyptians… I learned nothing of the things I went off on my own to learn such as  astronomy, how the brain functions, phycology, mythology (above and beyond the basic Greek and Roman selections) true ghost stories, astrology, gardening, birds, bugs, nature, photography, art, sex, music… how to fucking balance my check book! How to build a “better mouse trap”… as in how to think for myself and be a better person

Yes some of those things are taught but in such a boring and meaningless way… ok dates and names mean something but what… where is the substance

Why do we have black history month, it only keeps us segregate instead of teaching us about those people in history that made a difference

Where is the Native American history? Have you ever read the proverbs of the different tribes? Have you ever learned the wisdom they have to share?

Why didn’t I learn sign language in elementary school, why didn’t language classes start in the early grades when the brain soaks up that kind of information like a sponge?




How the fuck did pizza become a vegetable

Why did corporations get into schools, kids shouldn’t be drinking caffeine or sugar drinks or getting snacks in school. Their lunch should be good enough, in quality and quantity to keep them going for the day and not need the crap pick me up and the marketing

Why is it that everything I look at on the food shelves around the stores are loaded with sugar, real or otherwise and so many added ingredience that are not needed or are toxit to the body? Tell me why is it that the produce section is tiny, limited and so expensive? Tell me why it is CHEAPER to eat food of lower quality that will cause more health problems instead of being able to afford eating proper fruits and veggies to stay healthy

I don’t understand how you people can choose to let the corporations control so much of our lives and the quality with which we live in or giving power to people…like the republicans… who want to limit us from real growth

How can schools not teach real information?

Why is it in this day and age we STILLLLL worry about the color of someone’s skin or the person they are fucking or the sexual orientation

The woman I talked to this afternoon had opinions, as is her right but I do not enjoy having others FORCE those opinions down my throat and then criticize me for how I live my life because I am not as closed mind as they are

I am sorry but I won’t be “white” the way she seemed to think I should be

We are human

Yes …I will humanitize the world and the people in it

I will not say… you are poor so I should shrug you off and limit you more

I will not say… you are black and therefor stupid and inferior to me

I will not say… you are never going to be as great as I am or my race is

I want everyone to have the chance to be smarter, learn more, cross train in many things and help support others to do the same

There is no reason for people to be treated badly for the color of their skin, their hair, their disabilities, their differences

We are all different in some way or another

But we are all just as good as the next guy and should be given the chance to prove it

Empower, build up, grow, become better… teach others to do the same



4 Responses

  1. This is brilliant.

    I do not have a problem labelling myself according to what I believe politically, though. I am a socialist. I always have been and I always will be.

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