Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Germantown Performing Arts Center Bullshit

You know what? I'm tired of this bullshit. These employees were fired for tying off excess ropes in the same way that, apparently, it's done in theatres everywhere, worldwide. Should I also take offense because one of my great, great, great, uncles was hanged for horse thievery?

As a U.S. citizen, I'm tired of all the controversy over whether or not we are offending some group, individual, or their culture, if we choose to show our patriotism or practice our right to free speech, and I'm tired of every, little, mundane action being treated as a racial slur. In my country, you may practice this right to free speech but when you're all done whining, complaining, and putting down our cultures, and way of life, you can practice another right freely given in this country, you can leave.

We're Americans dammit! We're made up of a variety of cultural backgrounds but we chose democracy in this country and lately our rights, as American citizens, are being stomped on.

You want to live here?

Learn English, it's our national language, and by the way, Ebonics is NOT a language.
Practice your religion, it's another of the freedoms our constitution gives you, but don't you dare object when I, as a citizen, practice my own. "In God We Trust" is our national motto because this nation was founded on religious principles.

Wear what you want and eat what you want, and I'll do the same.

Leave my flag alone! I have a right to wave it.

I'm going to continue to say Merry Christmas and if you're polite you'll nod your head and smile. I won't take offense if you wish to give me your preferred greetings either,,,well most of them.

I take offense when someone who's never been to Africa, who's parent's have never been to Africa, or who's grandparent's have never been to Africa, refer to themselves as African Americans, but I don't protest this offense on the national news. My heritage is German/Irish/American Indian/and who knows what else, but I don't go around telling everyone that I'm German/Irish/American Indian/and who knows what else in every conversation, nor do I put this information on any personal information I'm filling out. You are African/Irish/German/etc,,, American IF you were BORN in another country, were a citizen of that country, and MOVED here and became a citizen of this country.

Ok, I'm done bitching for the moment.


AndiePandie said...

Ditto what you said. I don't have the time to censor everything I say or do. If someone has a problem, come talk to me about it.

T*mmy said...

You go gal!!!
Be American period.

Miriam said...

I have been reading (and enjoying) your blog for a very, very long time. I am a Brazilian woman that married an American man and we also live in Arkansas. I respect your country and love it with all my heart. And I could not agree with you more!

It turns my stomach when I see foreign people disrespecting the symbols of this country, insisting that their own language is spoken or trying to mess up the National Anthem! Don't like the way things are here? Go back and don't let the door hit your behind...

As for the constant worry about what one says that may offend certain groups... "snap out of it" enough is enough!

Love you, girl!

Sally said...

I'm with you, Ms. Brenda. I am proud to be an American, period.

Off the subject (kind of ) did you see where more toys are being pulled off the shelves? I'm really thinking everyone should try and focus on only purchasing things made in the U S of A. Okay, that's my bitch for today. :)

PEA said...

Ya, what you said!!! lol I agree with you 100%, Brenda. xox

Donna said...

Now if you could just get the American Press to hear us, we'd have 3/4 of the battle won! Hope all is well with you!

Anonymous said...

Amen to that....You go sis...

Anonymous said...

I agree with most of the things that you said.I don't fell that those people should have gotten fired. I tired of people getting touchy of stupid stuff like that, but companies have to be very careful about these types of things. I say this from a business stand point. I went to school for business and Marketing and we touch on these types of things all the time. For example, If someone working for a company was told to "take the crosses to the storage room." Not thinking, or meaning any harm, That person hung them upside down in the room. Maybe this is how they are stored. A group of Christians come to see the building and they see this. If this group of Christians get offended, it could be very harmful to the business. 1) I am African American! My family history is African American and African. In African Americans somewhere down the line is an African. Not African/Chinese/Greek, but African, therefore I am an African due to history American because I was born here and proud to claim both. 2)Americans go to other countries to live as well. Yea they have to learn the spoken language there, but It takes time....years. You can't ask people to turn away from their heritage/culture just because they move or because generations of their family have have lived, and reproduced in a country other than that of their ancestors.