This post is filed under Soap Box. Stand back for the rant.
God surely hates capitalists, Republicans, grease and pigs!
I was recently castigated, vilified, demonized and insulted by a friend of mine (now former) as a “greasy Republican” and a “capitalist pig”. Smash all that together and you get “greasy Republican capitalist pig“.
Funny, my card from the election office says ‘Unaffiliated’*. Maybe I should look at it again or get my eyes checked. Where’s the closest Pearl Vision Center?
*update 11/25/08, my card no longer states ‘Unaffiliated’ and it sure doesn’t read Kool Aid drinker.
I don’t think Republicans are evil nor do I think Democrats are evil. No one ever wins the blame game. I vote for stopping the blaming and name calling now!
My ex-friend tells me I have a “chunk of blackness” that “eats away at me”. She tells me I am not happy or fulfilled. I think the way I do because I had a “struggling childhood“. In her eyes I have fallen prey to fear and a war mentality. According to her, I am falling apart on the inside. Funny, it doesn’t feel that way to me. I am the happiest I have ever been in my life. Giggle On!
Healers can’t be wrong
But…maybe SHE knows better. She is a healer (at least that’s how she identifies herself) and a student of quantum medicine. She must know more than me! Judging and name calling is an act of healing, isn’t it? If she is from the light, then I must be from the dark side. *insert Darth Vader breath here*
God (aka, the light) surely hates capitalists, Republicans, grease and pigs. I think I saw that in the Bible somewhere. I went to Catholic school so I should know.
She called me a coward for endorsing Bugs Bunny for President and not McCain or Obama. It really pissed her off for some odd reason. I’m not sure why. Last time I checked my web site was owned, managed and paid for by me. My site. My rules. MINE.
Perhaps in her eyes being a hard-working business owner, a tax payer and philanthropists is evil?
Perhaps I should be ashamed for owning my house and not living above my means?
Perhaps my fiscally conservative stance on issues makes me a capitalist pig?
I drive a pick-up truck with rust on the bumper. I don’t have a wide screen tv or cable. I practice yoga, live in an inner-city African-American neighborhood and devote a good portion of my time and money to charity. I live within my means, pay my bills when due and honor my parents and neighbors.
Do my actions make me a capitalist pig? What is a capitalist pig anyway? If I am one, perhaps now is my chance to say OINK OINK! Barn yard animal impressions are so much fun! Dontcha think?
I believe people have personal power, personal freedom and personal responsibility. We have rights in this country but we also have responsibilities. Rights and responsibilities go hand in hand.
Does my philosophy make me evil? Am I the spawn of Satan?
What do good people and bad people look like?
If being a proponent of personal empowerment and personal responsibility makes me a bad person then I must ask, does a good person support enslavement and irresponsibility? I don’t know. I’m just askin’. Who is good? Who is bad? What do good people and bad people look like? How to they act? What do they believe in? I am confused!
According to my ex-friend, my way of thinking about government and the economy has ”damaged this country almost beyond repair“. OMG – the economic situation is my fault!?! I thought providing jobs and paying my bills was a good thing! Quick, get my old therapist on the phone! I’ve got ginormous problems!
My ex-friend wrote:
I am disappointed in that I want to view you as a divine and intelligent being and I find myself in judgment of you even against my best efforts. I want to feel pure gratitude for your contribution to my life and I find myself in secret resentment, like you view me as a chosen charity case of yours.
Charity, as I was taught, starts at home and spreads from there. I consider my friends my home and I help them when I can. Helping is an act of love and I think people who have been blessed should consider sharing their blessings with others. I helped my friend financially because she was struggling. I did not ask for anything in return. Is this philosophy wrong? Do greasy capitalist pigs do these things?
My friend certainly didn’t tell me I had a “black heart“ when I gave her money. If the money embodies evil AND if she thinks I am the spawn of Satan (my words not hers), perhaps she should give the money back?
Is her integrity compromised by accepting money from a scum bag like me? I would hate to be both a “greasy Republican capitalist pig” and someone who compromised her ideology. I couldn’t live with the guilt. *sarcasm* On second thought, keep the money. She needs it more than I do. Anger management classes aren’t always free of charge.
Good Bye and Good Luck
As easy (and temporarily satisfying) as it would have been to resort to calling her names and attacking her personally I decided to take the high road and wish her a long and happy life instead. Name calling, hatred and resentment are not values I cherish. I don’t take kindly to being personally insulted and attacked by anyone, especially not my “friends”.
I bid her, her anger, her resentment and judgmental negative joo-joo Good-Bye. Adios. Sionara. Arrivedece.