Monday, April 19, 2010

Am I My Brothers Keeper? No, And I'll Tell You Why...

If you are familiar with the story of Cain and Abel, you know that is where the brother's keeper phrase comes from. For those who aren't into bible stories...the story in a nutshell was Cain was always on that bullshat but Abel always did what was expected of him. Cain was a salty hater because everyone liked Abel more (God included). Due to Cain's ridiculous jealousy, he saw no room in the world for him and Abel so he mauled and killed his own brother....THEN tried to act like it was beneath his wretched ass to take the life of someone else. When confronted about his brothers whereabouts his response was "Am I my brothers keeper"? Just a grade A asshole...

Now, I get the point of looking out for your "brother"...but it wasn't like God asked Abel where Cain was. God knew all too well that Cain was a pain in the rectum. It was a test specifically for Cain and he failed.

So when I say I'm not my brothers keeper, please view me as Abel here. I'm just here doing what I got to do to keep a favorable position in life...however, my "brothers (sisters)" act like Cain, at times. How come when one African American/Black person behaves like a damn idiot, people subscribe to the belief that their actions speak for the entire culture of AA/Blacks? Cain's "retardation" was not a direct reflection of Abel and Abel's goodness did not speak for his sorry excuse of a brother.

Just because some half ass comedian, who happens to be AA/Black, is on Twitter starting trending topics about what constitutes a woman being raped, I do not have to take the frame of mind that HE ALONE set us back 100 years.

Just because some scuttlebutt trollop chose to create a blog where she tells everything about her raunchy ass sex life with celebrities, I don't have to embrace her foolishness as my own simply because we have the same heritage.

This is foolishness and I want no parts. In this instance, no, I am not my brother's keeper. I don't care if Rush Limbaugh wanted to do an entire segment on these two clowns. I WILL NOT stand up to defend them AT ALL. Their actions will continue to solicit negative attention, as well as, the "positive" attention they were seeking to garner in the first place. Want me to tell you how I REALLY feel?

I feel like ANYONE who PURPOSELY draws negative attention to themselves needs to be flogged until it sinks into their skull to act like they got some damn sense. SO...why is it that some of my fellow AA/Blacks will defend these morons if someone of another nationality comments on their fuckery? Why would you defend ANYONE who behaves like this? Their actions do not become okay because someone from a different ethnic background speaks out against them. Has it occurred to you that they are solely speaking about that persons actions and it has NOTHING to do with their skin color?

Yes, there are some ass clowns who will chime in BECAUSE it is AA/Black people acting like some damn idiots. I am not talking about them and their f*ckery; I'm speaking on people who aren't AA/Black and can SEE what is wrong with these folks behavior!

I will NEVER give the power to "undo" years of work by ALL the AA/Black people before me, to some morons who have no self-respect. You set yourself back when you do coon shat...not the entire "race". Please believe when Jeffrey Dahmer's crazy ass was going around murdering and chowing down on all those little AA/Black and Asian boys, the White community did NOT give him the power to speak for all of them. They hated his trifling tail, as any morally aware individual should. His actions ONLY spoke for himself.

AA/Black people, learn from that. When another AA/Black person is acting a clown, allow ANYONE who could possibly shame that clown into having sense, go for it. I'm all for shocking some sense into someone ESPECIALLY when I know "my people" like to take up for one another...even when we're being damn fools. There is a flip side to this though...

Don't be so intent on "your people" learning how to "act right" that you lump EVERYONE in that bunch. There are some people who do minor things and/or things that cannot be properly verified as being completely accurate and "my people" will band together to kill someones reputation. Don't forget that you are human too and make mistakes. The point is, leave these people alone to make the mistakes they are going to make in life. What they are doing is of no consequence to you UNLESS you are part of their shenanigans.

Learn from Abel's example...even though he got murked by that no-good, dusty, crusty Cain, he made sure HE was doing what was right. He wasn't so concerned with Cain's business that he forgot what he was supposed to be doing...minding his own business and making sure he stayed in a positive light with his family. He didn't allow Cain's actions to speak for him. Sometimes, we just need to mind our own business and let the fools hang themselves.

9 points of view:

ChoColAte KiSs said...

AAMMEENNN!!!

I agree..I mean "we"/people are always so quick to make things a collective/black issue. Like hello wrong is wrong black white or high yellow. However you know what the issue is, the whole defending concept comes from the fact that THEY have continued to lump us together, and make comments like "see those black people" when only one person did something. It is one of the main reasons why we/AA/black people feel we/AA/black people have to defend or rationalize fuckery.

AssertiveWit and Babybottoms said...

You know that saying...people only do what you allow them to do? I think that applies with how AA/Blacks allow others to view them. Granted, people are going to do what they want but that doesn't mean I have to resign all control to those who make assumptions. So when I hear someone say "they" lump us all together, I can't help but ask, which "they" they're referring to. I know people are talking about White people when they say that but if WE band together all the time, are "they" wrong? Something to think about...

Some AA/Black individuals will forever use that as an excuse not to progress. I refuse to let anyone, my own people included, "hold me back" from naturally evolving as I should. I'd rather progress with life vs blaming an entire culture of people for everything that isn't right in my world, you know?

With that being said, I'll NEVER rationalize fuckery...not even my own LOL

A.Smith said...

First off, your recap of the Cain & Abel story was CLASSIC. Idk, maybe you have a future in bible story telling. #imjustsayin

I can't breathe.

Anyway, you know the real problem is just what Chris Rock said on Oprah. To paraphrase, some black folks care too much what white people think.

If we stopped worrying about them, we wouldn't let Lil' Duval take us back 100 years. How it is that 96% of us can act right, but we swear the other 4% are taking us back is BEYOND me.

always4evamoi said...

oh wow...this NEEDS to be somewhere where EVERYONE could read it...beautiful...

this was my favorite part:

Don't be so intent on "your people" learning how to "act right" that you lump EVERYONE in that bunch. There are some people who do minor things and/or things that cannot be properly verified as being completely accurate and "my people" will band together to kill someones reputation. Don't forget that you are human too and make mistakes. The point is, leave these people alone to make the mistakes they are going to make in life. What they are doing is of no consequence to you UNLESS you are part of their shenanigans.

love it, love it, L.O.V.E. IT!!!

RAVEN said...

so true. if people act like trash, even if they do belong to your group (race, gender) they should be treated as embarrassments, im personally ashamed that the groupie has a vagina and brown skin, im willing to auction her off to the male race for $1, though im sure there's likely to be no takers. ugh

Ms_Slim said...

I just need to know if its okay to LOL @ "dusty, crusty Cain"....... lol

This blog was spot on, as usual though. Thankies!

Laura E. Sanchez-Gonzalez said...

I think this happens in every place that there is minorities, I am Hispanic and even when I am white, I hear all the time, stupid stereotypes about how Latins "supposed to be", and like you said, not because idiots are smuggling drugs to the USA I have to agree and justified them, not because people that has been years in this country and doesn't speak English I will justified them and means that I am like them, I refused to be another statistic.

"http://lesanchez.blogspot.com"

Synitta said...

A.Smith: I tried to make the story relatable to everyone, not just Bible readers, you know? :)

you're absolutely right...

always4evamoi: feel free to share :)

RAVEN: let me know how that auction goes considering she's community property already LOL

Ms_Slim: laugh at whatever tickled your fancy LOL

Laura: I think you're right. I've always felt that accepting morons within our own "communities" further perpetuates the same stereotypes we all hate so much. If we want people to pump the breaks on stereotypes, WE have to be willing to change the perception.

jeanette nicole* said...

Ok I was rollin' @ your retelling @ the Cain & Abel story. Can we get an AssertiveWit translation of all of the Bible stories in the works? HA!

Anyway...I had to do the slow clap that leads to thunderous applause on this post! Because...yes, you said it all & then some! People get so caught up in "the others" & what they will think when POC act ignorantly. Most educated & logical non POCs know that one is not representative of the entire race/ethnicity, so why can't those who are of those races/ethnicities get that? Instead they feel like it's their personal crusade to show "we're not all like that". Bleh, it's a waste of time to keep up with that mess. Like you said, all you can do is live your life righteously and forget all that other mess.

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