Saturday, January 31, 2015

My take on some tidbits...

On this new year, 2015, and oh yeah, Happy New Year, my hometown Birmingham has won the rights to the World Games in 2021.  I must say congratulations to Birmingham since it has been downtrodden places for nearly 4 decades where most other Southern major cities have surpassed it in many ways.  However, Birmingham has seen itself rebound, revitalize, and begin an urban renaissance in the past 5 years especially for its downtown.  FYI, Birmingham also has some one of the best restaurant and lounge scenes in the nation, so us foodies and lounge lizards would enjoy the city.

I don't live there anymore, I'm in Atlanta now.  However, it's still has a long way to go on many fronts that are too extensive to diatribe upon in this post without derailing my original purpose, but I digress.  (Look up my older post tags for Birmingham, Metro Birmingham to understand that)  Birmingham is a major US city to watch, for sure!

Recent firing of Atlanta's former fire chief, Kelvin Cochran, for distributing his book Who Told You You Were Naked? to his subordinates unsolicited back in 2014.  Uh, where do I start?  Let me keep it as simple as possible for everyone (including my own) attention span.

The guy is a moron, he gave his book to former subordinates to read unsolicited and then he was suspended without pay in November 2014 for violating the City of Atlanta Ethics Code.  Then in January 2015, Kasim Reed fired him because instead of using his time as a lesson learned instead he decided to go on a book tour to further add flames to the fire (no pun intended) and solicit the attention of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), the same racist religious denomination that would have hung his black ass up as an effigy less than 5 decades ago.  (Sidebar: there are many pragmatic, articulate, and level-head religious leaders of many other nominations so this is not shade or a snipe at you guys)

I'll get to the fuckery of why us black LGBTs are always caught in between a rock and a dumb place when it comes to fellow folk when in reality we (all black Americans) are in this together on the race front.

Meanwhile, now he is crying religious discrimination and last week got with the SBC and bunch of maroon black ministers whom are looking for a come-up held a rally in downtown Atlanta. The icing on the cake is his moronic attempt to file an EEOC complaint against the City of Atlanta because of religious discrimination.

Now the real deal, this idiot doesn't realize the SBC has been using him to pass a downright bigoted law in the Georgia General Assembly that would give any private business owner the right to fire people based on religious grounds.  Can you say instant federal lawsuit?  Cochran's smug ass and the brigade of black come-up ministers don't realize the SBC is using their asses like a cheap ho, but they are too dumb to 1) read up on the history of the SBC or 2) realize when you are being used.  Cochran is a big ole dummy.

On to the black folk/black LGBT issue, well I'm going to be as objective as possible.  Some black people, i.e. folk, will allow themselves to be led to slaughter on the mindless trip of always looking at being born LGBTQ as being a "choice".  People don't choose to be born into 2 different marginalized groups (black and LGBTQ).  Then you have some folk  will even will become as duplicitous look for an enemy from within because some individuals are LGBTQ aka same-gender-love (SGL).  Meanwhile, they don't realized that people like Angela Davis, Baynard Rustin, James Baldwin, and Langston Hughes were some of the strongest pro-black foot soldiers in the past, but ironically they are LGBTQ.  It throws me off that you have folk of now trying to marginalize, fight, and even downright ridicule their fellow pro-black folk, but gets mad when they find out that most pro-black LGBTQ folk are actually very well-rounded, worldly, and articulated individuals that can hold their own.  This is where I get off and say, to black people that are always looking for an enemy from within, please get some psychological help.  There is no heaven or hell for you to put pro-black, black LGBTQ people in so get over yourself and stop derailing the fight because of your own insecurities, indeficiencies, and maybe own struggles with your own sexuality that projects itself onto others...

Finally, the Lee Daniel's show, Empire, which is clearly biting off of Starz show, Power, but that's not my issue.  The issues are part of the aforementioned paragraph on folk whom stir up issues over queerism and the other one is Daniel's attempt to push the tacit optics that black folks can't have a functional relationship unless its with a non-black person.  Catch that, shade.  Yeah, I watch the show, but I know when somebody always is projecting their internal racial issues involving intra-racial intimate relationships.  Yeah, Daniels has a Hispanic partner of Anglo European lineage, so am I really.  I wish there were more depictions of pro-black love even amongst LGBT/SGL people.


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