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This blog features the random rantings of a Mississippi mad woman. Rush Limbaugh is the inspiration for this blog. If an overweight, fake far-right, and cigar smoking raving idiot can have a voice then so can an overweight, real far-left, and Wal-mart shopping Mississippi mad woman.
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The Digital Unification - Death in a Digital World.
Words sometimes escape me although I log unknown 140
char tweets almost every day of the week. The only word to never fail me is love. Love
is my response to all things. No matter how horrific my response is
I shall expound later my thoughts found in this short
missive. Last night, I learned someone
with whom I had been online gaming for almost a year was one of the five
officers killed in Dallas. As gamers we
don’t ask if your avi is really you or your government name. I play as a man of color for there is no
female of color avi. It is an accepting
community. We talk smack but our world
is the game. Our alliance is our family. We share bits of our lives but mostly we are
there to escape.
Last night, this player’s mother, understanding gaming
culture, contacted us to let us know her son wouldn’t be there anymore. We send
prayers to her and her family. We give
thanks she thought of us. We do keep tabs on one another and worry if someone
is offline for 2 days or more. We are a
This player and I had work together to slay dragons
and to steal cups. We had plotted how to
not allow our rss to be stolen. We
blasted the gemmers while owning to the fact we also had $$$$ to spend. Mostly we gamed to escape a world that filled
each day with hate like an addict filling his or her arm with a deadly
We were/are the dreamers. I’ve never hidden the fact the closet I come
to worshiping a deity is when I say Gene Roddenberry’s name. I hold to a belief Star Trek is real. Violence should not be our go to option for
resolution of our anger. We as humans
can love one another freely to evolve into beings capable of building starships
that move at warp speed. Food, shelter, and
clothing are no longer a struggle for any human. All of Earth has been formed into an agrarian paradise
with air made pure. Yes, I am a
middle-aged woman with fantasies.
If you find my fantasies strange or crazy as yourself
why. Why do you accept humans killing
humans as a norm? Why do you accept smog
as a norm? Why do you accept hunger as a norm? It is my view those things are
the abnormalities that are counterproductive for our continued survival as a species.
We need to rethink what we are willing
to accept as our norms.
Roddenberry has spoken:
question the story logic of having an all-knowing all-powerful God, who creates
faulty Humans, and then blames them for his own mistakes.
The human race is a remarkable creature, one
with great potential, and I hope that 'Star Trek' has helped to show us what we
can be if we believe in ourselves and our abilities.
“If man is to survive, he will have learned to
take a delight in the essential differences between men and between cultures.
He will learn that differences in ideas and attitudes are a delight, part of
life's exciting variety, not something to fear.”
“Matter of internal security - the age-old cry
of the oppressor. Picard”
It is simple in my view, we have a problem. We must ask why are assault weapons, weapons that spray when fired, required in civilian life. I am not against gun ownership. I do question those who are arming themselves with weapons more suited for battle than stopping home invasion. Are these people expecting the American government to attack them? Why?
As details emerge from this latest mass shooting, it becomes more clear, we have a problem that is not solved by more guns.
I am typing a few quick thoughts today. This thought is about White people being real. When I returned to Mississippi in 2002, I had planned to only be here two years. I didn't wish my kids to be in the oppressiveness of Mississippi too long. I like other young Black people left this state before the ink was dry decades earlier. When I returned in 2002, I was to learn of a silent change in the state, White folks waking-up.
They are sadly still not the majority in 2017 but they are growing daily. Trump has helped many White people face the mirror no longer able to deny the truth. They are now facing the results of hate without the filter of Confederate glasses. Mississippi is a wreck and holding on to a divisive symbol of hate, our flag. Centuries of hate in the state has left the state destitute to the point even White people are leaving in large numbers. Those now leaving are exporting hate to other states that have done well economically by ending policy of hate.