Muhammad Ali passed away last night and the world lost an icon. The truth about Ali is that he was a figure that transcended his sport. Ali stood up against what he perceived to be an unnecessary war. Ali did not hold back when talking about his beliefs in terms of religion and race relations. Some may have considered him an incendiary individual and some a true revolutionary but everyone spoke his name. Ali was one of Boxing's greatest fighters, his courage and grace were second to none. The battles with Joe Frazer and Ken Norton were part of boxing's Champagne era, the one where 15 rounders and near death experiences where common. Yes Ali was a courageous man, like many others he went one round too far. The thing about Ali is that even after he was no longer the great warrior he had once been, he could still incite a crowd and elicit inspiration. Ali's battle with Parkinson's hindered his speech and motor skills but they never hindered his resolve. Yes the GOAT is no longer here, but the legacy he left behind will never be erased. Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee, your hands can't hit what your eyes can't see.
Saturday, June 4, 2016
Sunday, August 30, 2015
Donald trump is a freakshow, he's not someone that should ever be taken seriously in a political arena. The fact of the matter is that Trump's policies as well as his overall suggested platform are a ridiculous combo. This guy makes short, shocking, and often unacceptable comments for the sake of shock. What the hell can this guy do to help foreign policy? What does Trump know about the state of the union overall? This guy has admitted to basically purchasing politicians for special favors and somehow is somehow so acceptable that he's the lead dog in the republican race. I'm not going to say he's not a good businessman because to come back from four bankruptcies and failed ventures you have to be doing something right. I will say that a person that promotes hatred, bullying, and acts like a fucking isolationist dictator, has no place even being a part of the presidential race let alone one of the top candidates.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Some strange shit is going on and I'm starting to think there is a universal conspiracy. Bruce Jenner is singing Dude looks like a lady, and the Golden State Warriors broke Lebron's heart winning their first championship in like forty years, CONSPIRACY I SAY! Some white woman is pretending to be black and being hailed a hero, conspirators afoot! Lastly Dr. Huxtable has apparently raped half of America, for shame CONSPIRACY!
Okay it's not really a conspiracy but I wanted to say or write that word because it amuses me so, have a nice day.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Honestly I try to avoid certain subjects because they tend to be lightning rods for controversy and I think life's too short for bullshit, but still some things I just have to comment on. Rachel Dolezal has been on the radar because she essentially lied about her race and as a result it's led to a discussion on identification, race, and so on. In her latest interview, with Matt Lauer she said that she identifies as black. Okay let me tell you why I have a problem with this.
There is a huge difference between identifying with something and actually being it. You can identify with whatever you want but that doesn't change what you, or who you are at your very core. The fact is that she is not black she is a caucasian woman, end of story. She spoke in her interview about the "black experience" and I'm wondering what the hell that means. Let's put a focus on that for a sec, blacks were enslaved for hundreds of years, seen as less, treated unfairly, discriminated against and made to fight for their basic human rights, is this the "experience" she is referring to? Perhaps someone can explain to me how she was a part of that experience in her middle class upbringing.
In her interview with Lauer she stated that she as a little girl would draw picture of herself with a brown crayon. Does using a brown crayon qualify a person as being black? I drew self portraits with a red crayon but it doesn't make me Satan. I find her bullshit offensive because I have studied enough about civil rights struggles to know that this kind of move is, unwittingly or not, a huge slap to the face of every protester that was made to suffer major indignities during the Jim Crow era.
Let's put it in perspective, she identifies as black and feels that she has to lie about her race, she even claimed that an African American gentleman was her father. So does this mean she thinks she can make a difference in race relations by lying? It's clear Rachel doesn't know a whole hell of a lot. John Brown was a white man that was willing to take up arms in the 1800's in order to abolish slavery. Brown was influenced by black abolitionists such as Frederick Douglas and Soujourner Truth. John Brown did not identify as black, Brown did have a belief in freedom.
My point: RACHEL YOU ARE WHITE, MUCH LIKE YOU WHERE WHEN YOU SUED HOWARD UNIVERSITY AS A WHITE WOMAN FOR RACE DISCRIMINATION.
You welcome for making it totally uncomplicated and easy to get ;)
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Social media has given birth......to the sex troll. The social media sex troll is usually a shorter, stubby fella with delusions of grandeur. Normally the sex troll will be rounder but he'll be trying hard to beef up. The Sex Troll lexicon will be something of an enigma. Sex trolls are well read, they usually read like twenty pages of Shapkespeare and will use the kind of dialogue that will confuse you enough to think " maybe this is a smart individual." The sex troll will normally be a male that has engaged in the art of chronic masturbation. Sex Trolls are the terrorists of dating because they make together fellas like me look like shit. The following are examples of the sex troll dialogue:
"Women must smell a man's scent"
"I'm gong to harvard in three years"
"I'll give you a Vegas bow tie"
"I'm feeling positive"
" Gotta hit my gym, lift some weights, and write three chapters of my novel " The Great American Chronicle of America."
" I love abstract, cerebral,thinky films."
"We can be friends."
In the end social media sex trolls are killing the twitter, the Facebook, fucking up the linkedin, and decimating tout ( is that still a thing?). Be on the lookout people, be on the lookout!