Sometimes it is difficult being alive today in the age of #cancelculture. Most people blame social media for this phenomenon and we will agree that it stems from our technology and social media platforms which enable us to #react to every story that we read about or see a video about. Even with a video people disbelieve what they see and hear because these videos are taken in the middle of the event – most times never at the beginning to the end so you know who you are rooting for. These videos and situations have become social media fodder and in reality – a lot like watching a Reality TV show. The NY Post (a newspaper = and I use that term loosely – actually had the balls to post the black male rapists a level 2 sex offenders pix on their article. I like facts which none of the newspapers actually have just conjecture and assuming they know-they don’t. #factsmatter AND they are different in every single case.
The shocking rape of a woman on a crowded train and no one goes to help her? The shocking shouting match between a black male birdwatcher in NYC Central Park Ramble and a woman who is walking her dog off leash. There are so many other tales I can tell especially if I went to google right now and typed in CANCEL CULTURE on trains, planes, automobiles, in public etc etc. You get the idea – CANCEL CULTURE is everywhere.
But in our head there is always a catch – if a video or an issue of a situation goes “viral” that means whomever the public judges as the aggressor or the ANTAGONIST (writing term) well, that person goes south pretty quickly in our technologically adept society. They lose their jobs, their livelihoods, sometimes they lose a lot more that is never reported. But why is this the likelihood of what happens in our WOKE society? What does WOKE really mean? I have answers but again, these are strictly my and sometimes OUR opinions. So please be open minded enough to discuss them properly without dismissing us as nutbags – we aren’t that but what we are is quite through with CANCEL CULTURE. When a person loses their job over an incident because a company fears retribution and a loss of business from a certain culture of people then what do we have? It’s not good – it is extreme LEFT IDIOLOGY in the wake of something called WOKE-ISM. BEING WOKE is the ghetto minority term for being cognitive that their opinion is a fact and that anything contrary to that “fact” is wrong.
Opinions are never wrong because, just like the nose on your face or the hole in your butt, everyone has one. If you don’t have either of those – you are not human and most probably another species. BEING WOKE is very irritating and frankly ridiculous. Woke-ism is being bandied about as much as the word RACISM is.
Oh and the new word REVERSE RACISM has not grounding in fact. There is no such thing as REVERSE RACISM. THERE IS ONLY RACISM. Repeat after me – THERE IS ONLY RACISM and we are all guilty of that. EVEN KIMMY’S HUSBAND who claims he has never been racist in his entire life living in New Hampshire – believe me he is racist too. We all are because it is part of our human nature to be. I believe that and admit to the fact I am racist at times depending on the issue. WOKISM isn’t new. Racism as been around as long as humans have existed. Being racist is based on jealousy for what some people think other people have that you don’t have. Nothing is really equal in the world and even when you fight to get what you want when you get it sometimes you realize how much you don’t want it. LOL it’s a never ending vicious cycle of Humanism. Minorities just gave it a new name to rally cry against injustices. Good for them. I’ll continue to use the word I understand RACISM – I am not a member of the WOKING DEAD. (YES SOMEONE ACTUALLY MADE A MOVIE ABOUT WOKING ZOMBIES – LOL LOL LOL–DAWN OF THE WOKE ZOMBIES)
In the incident that happened in Central park with the lady, her dog and the black bird watcher in NYC gay part of the park called THE RAMBLE – was one such incident I had parted ways with the insane WOKE crowd. I didn’t think the woman involved needed to be fired from her job but that is up to the discretion of the company – they were an insurance company so no matter how many minorities complained about that woman with the dog off leash they will never go to Franklin Templeton for any kind of insurance. That- is a fact. They can’t afford their fees and I know this because I could afford their fees and left the company when they fired her in revolt). So Templeton just screwed their employee for the public outcry instead of standing ground for their employee. I wouldn’t want to work there, that’s for sure. They sound worse than a bank.
Meanwhile the black gay bird watcher tried to save the woman’s job but failed because he did not try that hard. I am part of the gay community and people who go to the ramble are mostly gay men in search of a quicky especially not there TO BIRD WATCH. So that guy’s story was a load of bull imo and laughable to say the least. His social standing in life went from being anonymous to being INTERNET FAMOUS which holds an ominous fame to it. Meanwhile the public was busy calling the dog lady names, asking then Mayor DB to ban her from using Central Park and going after her landlord to get her evicted from her apartment. That’s is extreme as far as WOKEISM in America today. In other words, because the woman was judged on her race and belligerence towards the black gay “bird watcher” , she was labeled that dreadful name KAREN. How we ever got there is beyond me but here we are.
KAREN’S are women who are usually filmed on video yelling and screaming obscenities’ at minorities and Asians telling them to go back to their own countries and whatever the problem was in the first place. We would always come to the rescue of anyone who is an immigrant, legal or not, in America who is being abused by an asshole in public. I mean really? If you have to take out your bad day on a stranger you got problems.
What annoys me is NYC currently the highest in crime and attacks from the black homeless populace that now roams the streets and sidewalks of the city and who live in the city and outer boros. It’s the reason I always carry a knife and pepper spray on me. Heaven help the idiot who tries anything with us – they are in for a gigantic surprise. If I heard a woman screaming at the top of her lungs and looked out my apartment window and saw a man (in this case a black man) raping her I would jump from the window onto him and get him off her while my partner calls the cops. If there was no one home I would call police and then jump from the window onto him. Even when cops find these deranged rapists inside a woman they only get a short jail stay and then are thrown out into the public for yet another round of rapes of other unsuspecting women.
We must change our laws. I would like to see death penalty (and I was always against this but now I see we have too many crazy people out there) for MURDERERS, RAPISTS AND PEDOPHILES. I don’t believe that we should continue to jail drug dealers or drug users especially POT USERS – let them all go. The problem with that now is they have been languishing in jail for petty crimes and are now hardened criminals set to do more bad things once out. Time to change our laws but that won’t happen because too many people who are making a lot of $ on these people don’t want to stop. Our FOR PROFIT PRISONS and Cops who make $ on every collar for instance.
Then there are the WOKE MEDIA – who do not report the news instead they report their feelings about the news. I don’t want to hear DON LEMON’S ideas about the issue – tell me what the issue is and then shut the fuck up. If a criminal commits a crime they won’t show the face or write their names especially if it is a black person. That is getting old and they need to report the news with all the stupid names given to each of the perps.
Then there is our national police force that has been given carte blanche to kill minorities for the slightest infraction until the WOKE populace rose up to correct that wrong. Killing all those unarmed Black young men /old men and women was so unconscionable that it was and still is extremely hard to swallow that these cops are innocent when, kn many cases, it is obvious they aren’t. I once asked a cop “why are there so many fancy cars in the parking lot of your precinct?” to which he replied “we all work 2nd and 3rd jobs “. YEAH SORRY I DON’T BELIEVE YOU – YOU’RE ON THE TAKE. ESPECIALLY BIG CITY COPS – ALL OF THEM ARE ON THE TAKE.
What does that mean? ON THE TAKE – are cops who will protect shop owners if they can collect a monthly sum from them – much like the mob used to do in the old days of neighborhoods. For as long as I can remember and from my father’s stories about cops back home, they have all been crooked and horrible. However city cops used to have to be able to pass a written test with a 95%tile average & the physical had to be aced at 100%. In the 1970s the written test percentile was lowered to accommodate minorities. Don’t yell at me this is what I was told by a friend who later became a cop back in the old neighborhood- Washington Heights. Today in NYC most of the cops do not live in the city and come into the city to work from Connecticut, New Jersey, PA and part of the boro’s Queens, Bronx and Bklyn. They are not the kind of men and women who are upwardly mobile either – some of them are as fat as the donuts we kid them about. Many of them that I have met personally I would NOT be friends with – we have nothing in common and many of them are corse dull witted individuals with a bad feelings for people who are not like them – public servants and many were fat and out of shape. in 2023 I am noticing that is changing with many of them going to the gym and losing weight. Still their attitude is superior than ours and they are self-righteous thinking they are heros when all the real heroes are buried at the bottom of the World Trade Center (911). Yeah I’m looking at you – asshole.
For the most part the new police vehicles are faster muscle cars and they do not have the words TO PROTECT & SERVE because THEY DON’T.. AT least in the end they are telling the truth finally.
However, TV Shows like LAW & ORDER- SVU & THE LAW & ORDER FRANCHISE INCLUDING ALL THE FBI’S THAT ARE
#DICKWOLF SHOWS ARE SOME OF THE BIGGEST BULLSHIT SHOW ON TV TODAY. Most wanted has Dylan McDermott as lead who basically plays the same character whether he is the bad guy or the good-boring actor & on FBI International there is another really bad actor Luke Kleintank. The thing these leads have in common – they are good looking guys who cannot act or they are onenote in their acting which is worse. Even the woman who played LIZZIE in #BLACKLIST who was really bad actor when she started became a good actor as the series progressed. Not these Dick Wolf Actors – they suck still. I don’t watch them anymore even though my loving partner does. The female lead in FBI Missy Peregrym – I can’t even with her acting and her name. OMG I’m sorry I can’t stand her. Her name is right up there with Bunny Hunter & Bambi Dier. Oye! They are like farts in the wind – people laugh at them yet they are getting paid millions for doing what? It’s not like they are actually saving lives because whenever I am in the room and I heard they I die laughing at their terrible acting. Oh well – my opinion. You have yours.
One of them #forlife about the life of # Isaac Wright Jr. who had to become a jailhouse lawyer to get out of jail himself as part of the Innocence Project and who is now free and a lawyer himself having run for NYC Mayor in 2022. I voted for him better than Adams. Even on SUV TV Show with cop hater ICE T and Mariska Hargitay when they are interrogating suspects; they always press the suspect about being THE GUY THAT THEY SEEK. I find that very annoying. What happened to INNOCENT UNTIL “PROVEN” GUILTY? Also I read where ICE T still gets stopped in NYC when driving into NYC to shoot the show because he is black. Is this a necessary reason to stop someone driving because of race? It isn’t and we all know that why don’t the cops?
Then there are two sets of laws; One for rich people or Upper Middle Class people & another for working poor or poor people. Mariska Hargitay prides the show on how it’s helped women come forward when assaulted but does she realize there are more problems with the way cops treat the people they have sworn to protect and serve and that they do neither. Cops today do not do their job. EVERYONE IS A SUSPECT TO THEM: Unless they are rich and not only do the cops treat rich folks differently so do the lawyers, prosecutors et all in these cases. Sickening. Rapper Actor ICE T should be ashamed of himself for being a part of SVU TV considering he did this for a living and in reality hates cops.
In every single one of these cases I have seen on TV; these lazy cops always try to pin the crime on the first suspect in their midst. Check it out anytime you watch any of these shows they are busy grilling the wrong guy who just happens to be the FIRST GUY they suspect. That’s lazy police work for ya AND how many innocent people are in jail today for years trying to petition a crooked court for their lives? Some people never get out. That’s the real crime.
Oof! I digressed!!! – my point being about #cancel culture is that it should only affect your standing online and not in real life. Once it starts on ruining your real life then it’s fascism.
For those who care to know what side of the political aisle we sit – mostly with the – Democrats & we will never vote for a member of the current GOP because of their ridiculous versions of America – Q-Anon and Trump-ism is not for us. We believe in Democracy and voting on ISSUES – each issue is different. Our views may change depending on the issue is our point. Some people have called us Republicans – LOL which we aren’t but sometimes are view is conservative or considered such by the Left-we are also NOT into extremists views from either side. For now that’s who we are politically.
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As a Screen & Playwright I have worked in TV, FIlm & Video Production for over 30 years. I have worked many different projects and am noticing a trend that I don’t like and I find it racist.
The trend is for producers to take historically factual characters like ANNE BOYLAN, who was a wife to KING HENRY THE 8TH cast as a black woman. Then there is this play featuring the ALL BLACK CAST OF #DEATHOFASALESMAN“, a 3 hour play running currently on Broadway & 44th Street.
Why was it cast with all black actors? What would happen if the play PORKY & BESS was cast as an all white show? Would anyone find fault with that? Why would our society have fits online because an all black show is cast with white people but not the opposite?
Now, I don’t care about a fictitious play because there are not many roles for an all black cast and it’s interesting to see the approach a black cast has towards proven famous material which may change the dynamic of the entire play’s issues it brings up. However, when producers take historically factual characters and produce their project with another race – I find fault with that and find it insulting to the original person who inhabited that body – those facts. I don’t think it’s praise to alter their race and frankly in the film for #anneboleyn (tv series netflix) only the character of ANNE & her BROTHER are black.
I don’t know how other people feel about this but I would be the exception if asked if I thought it was a project I would feel comfortable being involved with. I wouldn’t be comfortable with turning a historical figure and altering their race or culture or any other historical part of their history into something else. It’s preference and yeah PREFERENCE is a CHOICE. I write that because most people say you are born with your PREFERENCES – it’s not true. We made decisions-aka-choices every.single.day.
If anyone is wondering I lean left – so do that rest of us in Cognitive Fungus however we are not all the way left or all the way right – we sit on a fence in the middle of life and arguments. It depends on the issue at hand on how we form our opinions. IF SOMEONE TELLS YOU YOUR OPINION IS WRONG – just smile at them and keep going where ever you were headed. People like that don’t have a clue what they are talking about. That’s just one of my life lessons. If you keep walking away that person will either get upset and argue with themselves or they will feel like they won. What have they won? Not a damn thing – and that’s why you walk away.