San Francisco bound for Christmas and New Years 2012. It's been a couple of years since I was in town for NYE, so excited my brains are about to explode! Leaving for Hong Kong again Saturday morning, so still got three weeks of China before I see my city by the bay.
The internet these days will land your ass in the slammer if you're not careful! Based on the article below from BBC, this woman was supposedly located and arrested for "racially aggravated offence". I guess they could just ask her what she thinks of "minorities" and her answer would basically be as good as fingerprints. After only being uploaded onto youtube Sunday, this video has received over 2 million views. Her impact on the internet was being a hate mongering racist mom. I'd hate to go viral for that shit.
I love my English friends and just like humanity, there are those that make you have faith in it and others that blow your mind with negativity and bad shit. Whoever believes racism is dead or no longer an issue just might be lacking in racist experiences. The amount of tongues being bitten on in that train amazes me. I think racist thinking naturally breeds jingoism, especially when people can't find jobs. It's so easy to question people that don't look "white". And I'm going to say white because it's the truth ( United States, England etc ). It's so easy to attack people based on the color of their skin whether or not they are true countrymen and women of where they live. People act like people with color on their skin are bottom feeding assholes with nothing to bring to the table. Or the exception is if you're Asian, the model minority, you're either taking jobs in a competitive market, stealing nuclear codes, giving happy endings, or you're just guilty of having shifty, untrustworthy eye shapes. For more people than anyone would like to admit, blaming others (based on superficial judgements) for their own problems is a popular alternative of living. And no, the 99% blaming the 1% for irresponsible capitalism is nowhere near the same as this horseshit above. With the world becoming interdependable on many levels, there is a reason why terms like "global community" have been applied to present times. Maybe the truth is people are afraid of the future. But I think even more so, the face of the future. ( I'm not even sure what that face is, but it's just a thought.)
Having visited England a few times and speaking with various people, in my personal opinion, the way society is set up from how people talk to even how comfortable one may be able to identify themselves as even a "true londoner" reflects the rigidity and technicality of tradition and identity. Although America may have gun toting rednecks, America's also got more places to avoid diversity. England is also not a nation necessarily built by "immigrants", which I think in combination with many other cultural differences results in weird, racist and classist experiences like the one you see here. And maybe it's because I'm an American listening to an English accent, she just sounds like a pissed off coal mine worker that happens to be straddling a baby that will have to feed off her hate for toddler survival. Poor kid. The lady sucks for using her child as a shield. There's no doubt in mind with a mouth like that and a bitter existence to match, she's getting reincarnated into the Queen Elizabeth I's merkin. I don't even know what that means but it seems appropriate for her display of extreme patriotism. I think it's important to show experiences like this because if people don't see it, it's easier to say racism doesn't exist. When people don't see racism on this level, it often gets put off as irrelevant and remains unaddressed. But I think even as unfortunate as this woman is, she only represents a mindset of people who exist in all corners of the world. Hater mentality.
The dumbest thing you'd ever seen.. What a nightmare! Could you imagine working at that Urban Outfitters on Black Friday? I think the crumbling metal detectors at the door are pretty much how you would feel. America goes coocoo for junkjunk. Can they just eat each other already? Sheesh..