Poverty Is Not an Accident

Poverty Is Not an Accident
Nelson Mandela

Thursday, November 22, 2012

stop demoralizing!

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 I had to answer some condescending crap that just appeared in my feed. I go through this shit, every damn YEAR! SHUT UP! quote: "Some of us have problems during the holidays and sometimes are overcome with great sadness when we remember the loved ones who are not with us and many people have no one to spend these times with and are besieged by loneliness. We all need caring thoughts and loving prayers right now. If I don't see your name, I'll understand. May I ask my friends wherever you might be to kindly copy, paste, and share this status for one hour to give a moment of support to all those who have family problems, health struggles, job issues, worries of any kind. and just need to know that someone cares. Do it for all of us, for nobody is immune. I hope to see this on the walls of all my friends just for moral support. I know some will!! I did it for a friend and you can too!"

My reply: I JUST posted an announcement re: what people can do that would help. And I read this: "besieged by loneliness. " A total demoralization. I'm alone. I'm isolated. It's not a war; it's social injustice. I don't want pity. I want real support and respect. I'm not a charity case; I'm a wonderful human being who has been ostracized from society b/c of disabilities, sexual orientation and gender identity I can't help. I don't want prayers and happy thoughts; I want justice. And I don't want to be used as some "boogie man," so people will feel they at least escaped my circumstances. I'm not a poster child. Nothing in that status says anything about changing anything to make things better for those of us who've fallen through the cracks & been rejected by our culture. It just says, "be glad you're not them." Here's the status I just wrote: ATTENTION All non-MuriKKKans and unaMuriKKKans, I'm alone. It's cold. People r posting pics of families & friends & foods I can't afford. I didn't get much sleep b/c neighbor is in loud, manic phase. I don't want to get demoralized today, so please, send me really cool stuffs, so I don't feel so isolated. And I CERTAINLY don't want to feel deprived! Thanks!

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