By Any Means Necessary

I decided to write this not just because it fits today’s Fandango’s One Word Challenge of begrudge, but also because it is something I have been thinking. I deliberately try to keep my FOWC as brief as possible, but this one is a bit longer. I’ll try to keep it as short as possible but I usderstand if you want to skip.

I’ve been reading several posts lately, they’re all prompted by the recent events in the US. Not just here, but in the general media. The tone of them is basically, this situation is unacceptable and I want it to improve.

That’s fine, as far as it goes, but for my money, it doesn’t go far enough.

If it were me, I would go more along the lines, I want to be treated with equal rights, and by the way, if you don’t want to give me equal rights, then I will take them anyway.

In other words, This can happen the easy way or the hard way, but either way, it’s gonna happen. Give me equal rights. If not, I’ll take them. No dicking around.

I think we should be grateful that the last few generations of Civil Rights activists have been so nice about it, I’m not sure that future generations will be.

Talk about Provocative…

Just seen a trailer for what looks like an excellent programme on tv.

A class in a school. They separate out the white kids from the black kids, and ask them what it means to be black/white.

Needless to say, the black kids come up with a list as long as your arm, on what it means to be black.

The white group. however…what does it mean to be white…”nothing”.

For me, that says it all in a nutshell. Being white gives you the ability to take things for granted. Same as being male. Same, frankly, as having wealth or an education. Now, we can’t do anything about the body we were born into, except to realise that we might have automatic privileges.

So if you fancy pondering something later, I can think of worse things.

It’s tempting to knock the education systems these days but when they’re doing things like this, I applaud them.