Extinction Level Event

12 Aug

Image of a modern city in ruins as the sun rises

*The following is a polemic rant. You’ve been warned*

So I am totally blown by the amount of ridiculousness in the world right now. I’m so overwhelmed by it all that I’m seriously on my Octavia game, pondering the necessity or need for humanity at all. A close friend said it’s gonna take an extinction level event for people to care and I agree, although I wonder why the threat doesn’t feel imminent to people right now.

BP Oil Spill cleanup won’t be done til 2014 and that’s a conservative estimate.

Wyclef has the nerve to run for president of Haiti (haven’t the Haitian People suffered enough?! Yo, even Jeff Spicoli is saying fall back!). Seriously?!

Landslides and fires are wiping places off the map!

Google, whose public mantra was “Don’t be evil” has recently reincarnated into the Devil himself and is teaming up with Verison to make the internet even more inaccessible and costly for folks.

I don’t really even f*ck with the Obamas like that but Michelle’s trip to Spain being touted as really insensitive makes no sense as people tune in to television that stays supporting extravagant lifestyles. I want to compare prices between her trip to Spain and the cast of Real Housewives of New Jersey’s trip to Italy.

And speaking of Bravo TV, Top Chef killed Kenny! (You Bastards!!!) I don’t want to go into all the ways that this was racist and I’m sure there will be those who want me to prove it but I have to say I’m done with that. I’m done with proving and explaining why racism is ever present despite a Black man in the oval office (post racial world my ass!).

Shirley Sherrod, Antoine D, The Tea Party, bigoted churches, are all evidence in a case we are continually trying to prove, though the judge, jury, and prosecutor are all one in the same.

I’m done. I am moving away from the (in)justice system and embracing my new love, Nihilism. At least she makes sense to me and I don’t have to finish my dissertation…

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15 Responses to “Extinction Level Event”

  1. summer m. August 12, 2010 at 11:34 AM #

    moya, you know i love this. let’s create a hybrid earthseed/nihilism religion.

    • MB August 13, 2010 at 7:45 AM #

      thanks summer m. i think this should be added to the board! Yes!

  2. Sofia August 12, 2010 at 1:53 PM #

    Bush made 149 trips to Camp David and spent 487 days there. That means he spent over 1 YEAR of his presidency on vacation. Where were all these critics of Michelle Obama then? If that’s not proof of racism or, at the very least, politricks as usual, I don’t know what is!

    • MB August 13, 2010 at 7:46 AM #

      right?! a mess…

  3. mama August 12, 2010 at 4:31 PM #

    i heart nihilism! srsly. you are a nihilist. which is to say that you believe that the core of our culture is so fucked only a major transformation/revolution could ever make it right again. like, wipe the map clean and start over!

    • MB August 13, 2010 at 7:49 AM #

      Thank you for your words Mama!

      How do you hold it though, the knowledge that “only a major transformation/revolution could ever make it right again” and the seeming reality that folks would rather be swallowed up by this machine than try to dissemble it? How do you keep on keepin’ on?

  4. sheridf August 13, 2010 at 10:18 AM #

    I keep crunk sistahs like you, Moya, in my life.

  5. crunktastic August 13, 2010 at 2:25 PM #

    And yeah, Moya B, let’s not forget the crazy GOP members who are now trying to rewrite the 14th amendment. . .things have gone bananas! For sure…

  6. ashoncrawley August 14, 2010 at 10:07 AM #

    i love this *AND* i’m touched by the shoutout! lol…thanks moya!

  7. Renina August 14, 2010 at 12:47 PM #

    OMG. This is awesome little bear. You made me smile on a Saturday.

    ~Nains

  8. Holly August 15, 2010 at 3:50 PM #

    “I want to compare prices between her trip to Spain and the cast of Real Housewives of New Jersey’s trip to Italy.”

    Word.

  9. ashaf August 16, 2010 at 6:25 PM #

    I love this, Moya! I will join your camp!

  10. Gwyneth August 18, 2010 at 5:07 AM #

    I’ve been feeling the same thing, Moya.

    I wonder… we humans have enacted the apocalypse so many times in our fictions, will/can we recognise it when it happens/is happening for real?

    I reckon my supervisor would still expect me to finish though, extinction notwithstanding ;)

  11. moyazb August 19, 2010 at 7:33 AM #

    Thanks all! I appreciate the support!

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