When feelings become more important than facts and sensitivity becomes more import than the truth, we run the risk of becoming terribly disillusioned. To condemn any other group of people due to their predetermined biology is of course disgusting, illogical and idiotic. Putting someone down because they are black or gay, or of any other minority is foul and wrong, and there is quite obviously no debate on that. But: also so is to slander being white or male. Talking about race is not racist. Taking about women is not sexist. Lobbying and being a martyr on any social issue is terribly condescending to other people when the "preacher" assumes there is no mass social awareness on said issue. There is. For example, a comedian, making a joke about a social topic is doing exactly that: making a joke. He/she is not stereotyping or reinforcing racist, sexist or homophobic views because the person making the joke is giving the audience the benefit of the doubt by assuming they'll have the brain capacity to differentiate between the two. Once they've made their joke, what people do with the information is up to them. God forbid someone should be offended. The simple truth is this: treat people like people. Not like shit, but also not like Faberge eggs. There is a vast grey gradient between the black and the white. And to be an extremist is a dangerous thing. Euphemistic language is dangerous because it conceals the truth, and bullshitting the public into placing a verbal blanket over a problem does not make the problem disappear. Let's stop having double standards because agreeing on a single standard would do just fine. Anyway, Good morning.
Sundance Crow is the personal website of author and musician Matt Hayward
Walking Papers - This Is How It Ends (Music Video)
Lace Weeper - Hard Sell (Music Video)
Malfunkshun (feat. Matt Hayward - Stardog Champion (Live in Tacoma at the Mike Starr of Alice In Chains Memorial Show)