Open letter addressed to argumentative people who think they are just into spirited discussion
Hey, I am sure you have a lot of things to say that are really important to you about (but not limited to):
- Palestine/Israel/the Middle East
- Drug Legalization
- Prostitution/Sex Workers
- Wars/Military issues
- Government issues
- Veterans affairs
- Health care
- Oppression, general and/or specific
- Other assholes
But I don’t have time to listen to your stories. I’m not going to change my mind. No one over the age of twelve will change their mind on these sort of topics without seeking the information themselves. I don’t want to talk to anyone who doesn’t agree with me about these topics, and I don’t really want to talk to anyone who does agree with me on these topics. Shit just makes me angry. I’m angry enough.
But Seer, don’t you want to make a difference on [this topic]?
Yelling and/or nattering at me about bullshit isn’t the same thing as making a difference about bullshit. How about instead of telling me that the Onion shouldn’t be calling a little girl a cunt and how racism and sexist and arrgh you go make a positive difference in the world? Or something? Jesus, if everyone would stop getting their assholes all clenched about fake outrage and chopping teeth about it, and really did something with all that energy, problems would be getting solved!
That so isolationist/idiotic/small-minded/submissive to patriarchy/gluten-tolerant!
See, this is why you shouldn’t be talking to me about any of this. If you really want to be angry, go yell at someone who does or does not agree with you, but leave me out of it. I don’t like this. You know what I like?
I like this video and its ilk very, very much! So if you excuse me, I’ll be listening to this. Go be angry somewhere else without me. I got shit to write. And I really want to listen to these two albums again. I can’t do that with you talking at me.
No matter how insane and ridiculous they seem, you must follow your dreams. Even if they are talking to everyone about Proposition Poo-Poo Bananas.
So I know a lot of people are concerned, or excited, or just having feelings about the result of the straw poll that just came out. You may be looking into Vivos Shelters (which side of the door do you want to be on? I choose this side. I’ve been in the nuclear bomb shelters under the UCLA library leftover from the cold war, and I can’t go for that, no, no can do), or having a custom structure built. You may be considering emigration. Or joining or starting a UFO cult.
I’m here to give you the straight facts before you give anyone your money, blood or stool samples, or allow anyone to lay his/her/its/their eggs in your chest cavity (babies are forever!).
I’m not a Reptilian or Amphibioid, Seer. I am a mammal. We don’t reproduce like that.
Sparrow didn’t grow up in a rich-ish part of Oakland, but her folks live in one now. Oh, let me clarify something. People who don’t live anywhere near the Bay Area sometimes assume Oakland is like Bartertown or something. It’s not. Oakland is huge, and it’s like LA or Chicago or DC or Brooklyn. There are sketchy parts, and gorgeous parts with multi-million dollar mansions. Unlike New York, though, the ghetto goes on for larger stretches, and the bourgie areas are bigger. It isn’t like a checkerboard, block by block, with abandominums across from co-ops across from the projects across from brownstones. You can drive everywhere and not see really poor people–or really rich ones–if you don’t want to.
Mood in here is crankypants! This post is rambling!
What’s worse than moving? Debt! What’s worse than debt? Moving and debt! Add a hint of blame and serve. Oh for the love of Ke$ha, I’m having some issues lately. My move is getting more exciting by the day.
Hey, so I saw this wingnut–er, co-prophet–giving a really catty review of the art in the Denver International Airport and I was like, yes, where have you been all my life, I fucking hate that motherfucking airport! Seriously, it’s like me and the Third Eagle of the Apocalypse went to the same high school or something! He’s all about how there are all these hidden phalluses in the murals, and I’m all about how I hate getting stuck in there because of weather, and he’s like, yeah, and there are prophecies in there from Satan about the Tribulation, and I’m all, totally, and if it’s not snow in the winter, it’s thunderstorms in the summer, and he’s all right, and the TCBY is always closed, and I’m like, ARE YOU INSIDE MY HEAD? And he’s all, no, that’s where the Holy Spirit lives! And we laugh and laugh and laugh. And then we go get mani/pedis and complain about teenagers. I have to sneak taking my medication, though, because I won’t be “raptured” if I take my medication. There’s something in Numbers about taking it. I didn’t get quite what he was saying.
Anyways: want to hear it? You so do. It’s so fucking worth the time you put in.
I know, I’ve been absent for a week now! Man alive. A lot happened in the past week. But the most important thing: I am no longer working. I am free.
No longer do I enter the arena every day with someone who feels that due to kanly she is owed a battle with me and who would like to gut me like Feyd-Rautha wanted to draw Atreides blood. I have tried to bend like a reed in the wind. I have tried to look back from the places that they dared not look. I have tried using my weirding ways. They weren’t having it. What was the kanly over? We both competed for the same job, and then I got it and she didn’t. Then two years later, she became my boss! Good times. But you know what? It’s not my problem anymore.
None of it is my problem anymore. I am free. There are only two things that I have immediate feelings over.
When we get a gift from the gods, we simply thank them. We do not ask why we are given this gift. We are just grateful.
I work with books. I think I’ve told you that. Sometimes the books we come across are weird. I am also weird. And the people who I work with know that these things go together like peanut butter and jelly. I would also like to say that I am the fifth person today to get an immense amount of joy from this book at work.
Serious, this is the best thing that happened to me in a long time. Look!
Let’s discuss, shall we?