Timeout: Too Busy
Posted by ridor9th on September 15, 2008
Last week was busy for me. Work. Errands. Time to reflect and all that crap.
But rest assured, Hanna’s visit was brief and sweet.
I have plenty to blog this week. But not at this moment. For some reasons, I cannot sleep. It is 3 AM EST. I need some Zs in order to get up early for work. Agh!
But before I hit the sack, I want to point out at some folks out there who occasionally derided me for who I am across the Deaf Blogosphere.
There are some people out there who felt threatened by me simply because I challenged, questioned and disrupted the status quo from day one. IN turn, they attempted to write me off as immature, bitter and/or childish (Saw it somewhere else but did not bother to remember that) individual that has a grudge against the system.
Nothing is farther from the truth.
I am American, first and foremost of all. All my life, I was taught that justice, truth and courtesy is the American Way. I was taught that if you experienced, saw or felt that something was wrong or amiss, it is your duty to speak, fight and expose it for the others to view, debate and determine the course of action to modify the incidents/situations. Sometimes along the way, you reserve the right to suspend being cordial as well.
To me, that is the American Way. Never mind that my words may sting your feelings but remember this, this ain’t personal. You’re not my friend. I’m not your friend. Why worry about my words being stingy? Do you prefer me to sugarcoat and downplay the words to a point where it won’t sting your feelings so that you can cruise through your life?
Why do you think Osama Bin Laden sent these planes into World Trade Center on 9/11/01? Why did we have Japan bringing the destruction of Pearl Harbor? Why do you think Tim McVeigh blew up the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City? How come we inadvertently allowed GW Bush to assume the Presidency of this magnificent country? How in the world did we allow Jane Keller Fernandes to reach the level that she nearly took over as the President of Gallaudet University?
For years, we had been complacent by not facing the truth. The truth hurts. These events happen for a reason. These events do not happen out of blue nor out of nowhere. There are always ramifications that led to these events that jolted us in our sleep.
Pearl Harbor? When Pearl Harbor was attacked by Japan, the Hawai’ian Natives celebrated. Why? Because our magnificent country illegally annexed the islands.
9/11? Because our foreign policy towards many countries are short-sighted. We abandoned Afghanistan after they drove the Soviets out. By abandoning Afghanistan with millions of families whom were devastated by the brutal wars — the infrastructure of Afghanistan was in shambles. No reconstruction, no foreign aid. Older men were killed, younger men had to take over the roles of leadership on every level — they became resent against the United States who literally used Afghanistan as the battleground against the Soviets and won. But when the Soviets left, so did we. The empty void in Afghanistan created a power vacuum that brought what? Taliban and of course, Osama bin Laden in later years. The rest is history. If we were to follow the American Way, we would have done the right thing by staying in Afghanistan and rebuild in 1970s — for sure, the World Trade Center would be still standing today.
Which led me to state that … even the invasion of Iraq was wrong, it is imperative that we must *not* abandon Iraq and Afghanistan for a long time. See how Germany turns out well? It is because England, France, USA and Russia did not abandon Germany right after World War II — they stayed for decades until it becomes stable. That’s what we must do the same thing in Iraq and Afghanistan. Or it’ll be another deja vu all over again.
What of Tim McVeigh? Tim blew up the federal building in Oklahoma City in retaliation with what happened in Waco, Texas and Ruby Ridge, Idaho. ’nuff said.
GW Bush as the President of USA? No need to talk about him. Look at his efforts with everything that has been going ever since.
What of Jane Keller Fernandes? At Gallaudet, I watched the situation that took her from the Pre-College Program to the Provost. Everyone at Gallaudet knew something was fishy when I. King Jordan drove Dr. Roslyn Rosen out and appointed Dr. Fernandes as the Provost. Everyone whined not open in the public. They simply bickered, made fun of Dr. Fernandes. Perhaps, the community at Gallaudet thought by making fun of Dr. Fernandes, it would discourage her from reaching the ultimate position. Maybe it works on me or others, but certainly not her. The truth is that we simply bickered without addressing it up in their faces. We inadvertently allowed her to climb the ladder in front of our eyes. By time she gets on that level, it becomes a divisive issue amongst us all.
However, as I pointed out 4 incidents out of thousands, these things happened for a reason. It happened because we were complacent. We simply did not bother to address, debate and/or face the truth — we either dismiss, downplay and/or sugarcoat the issues until it blew up in my face.
The pattern is there.
That’s why I chose to employ different tactics by being blunt and use the words that may jolt you and your feelings on different things in life. It does not mean that I hate you. After all, you’re not my friend — so what is there to hate? It is pointless for me to hate someone that I had not gotten a chance to meet in person. So calling me immature, childish and bitter individual is ludicrous at its best. To me, I think it is a compliment of some sorts. And I think I am beyond the stage of denial and these people who called me these names is still in denial. Only time will whack them out of their denial stage.
I hope I get my message across to the readers about why I do this on my blog(s). If not, I hope you’ll try to figure it out on your own. Good luck!
On a positive subject, someone from Utah talked about me. Check this link! Yes, Cameron is still hot.
But either way, be sure to remind me about Ira Hendon III, Hanna, 9/11 and Barksdale Theater for the next entry. Oh, by the way, I cringed when some bloggers tried to say “article” when they made one on their blogs. I never do. I refer it as an entry. After all, I’m not professional journalist … not yet.