Okay, I just almost went off the deep end. I didn’t really know where to post it, but since this is could spurn a deep discussion, well, what-the-fuck-ever.
It all started when I read the line “Oscar winner Halle Berry”. I don’t know what happened. I got flashes of her Oscar speech, where one of the whitest black girls I’ve ever seen stood on stage crying about how this is such a step for African-American women and all that bullshit.
1. Halle, you shouldn’t even count as black. That’s like me winning an award for something and me standing up and saying that it’s such a big step for Native Americans. Fuck you, you talentless whore, you surely took Monster’s Ball as a role, hesitantly probably, because you were going to be slumming it. That movie sucks, mostly because for all of your “black pride”, you ended up sleeping with Mr. White Bread. You couldn’t even stay black in the movie you “won for all your black brothers and sisters.”
2. Race is stupid. All it does is separate us as people. When you realize that everyone is just a product of their own environment, you realize how stupid it is. Calling yourself one thing or the other is a declaration that you believe the lie, that we should hold on to our heritage and all that shit. Who, who I ask you, who, is pure blood anything?
3. Hitler proved one thing — you tell someone something enough, and they will believe it. Now I’m not saying that Halle Berry is Hitler or anything, I’m just saying that if you grow up learning something, it doesn’t make it true, or right.
The reason that I think racial stuff makes me laugh is because I think it’s ridiculous. The only thing I can think of when race mattered and made me think of who I am is when people we’re getting picked for teams. It just doesn’t fucking matter anymore. It’s almost like, I don’t know, I feel like I’m on this side of evolutionary thought, waiting for everyone else to catch up. I give you, the switched:on listener, more credit, and I think that most if not all are sitting over the line here with me.
Is all of this because I live in the United States? Are there actually places in the world where people think about shit instead of spouting out all the dumb shit their parents said, or what their religious leader said, or whatever? If so, I think I might have to move.
Okay, I’m done.