Monday
Oct262015

What Does Genarlow Wilson Want with the Children of Atlanta and Who is Giving Him Access

Genarlow Wilson, convicted chipd rapist, has been convinced that he is the second coming of MLK and Mandela. His supporters fall into two categories: those that don't know and those that don't care.

Why else can you is explain why so many people so eager to give a man who was involved in the gang rape of an unconscious teenage girl access to young children?

I suspect that Wilson and his supporters want access to young children is because these children are too young to challenge the fairytale he weaves. For the complete set of facts surrounding Genarlow Wilson's criminal behavior, read this WAOD Classic Post: Your Genarlow Wilson Refresher Course: You're Not Entitled to Your Own Facts

As you can see he's a bit scruffy here, but they've since cleaned him up and bought him a new suit so he can be a spokesperson fora City of Atlanta's economic development agency.

MMMHMMM. Only in Atlanta will a city agency recruit off of the sex offender registry. I guess that's their idea of workplace development. You can watch the video where he says he wants to speak to "the youths" The person responsible for this is Michael T. Sterling of the Atlanta Workforce Development Agency. 

Genarlow Wilson is obsessed with influencing "the Youths" and the City of Atlanta and its schools  and nonprofits seem hellbent on giving him access to captive audiences of the children of Atlanta. 

 What lessons can "the Youths" learn from Genarlow Wilson? 

Lesson 1: Don't Take Any Responsibility for You Actions, Blame "Circumstances" 

Genarlow Wilson's jailhouse letters.

When you hurt and abuse other people, don't take responsibility for your actions, blame the people you were hanging out with. Blame the circumstances and claim that you were in the wrong place at the wrong time. And by wrong place at the wrong time, I mean hanging out FOR HOURS in a hotel room boozing, drugging, and treating two girls ( one underage) as party favors. 

Lesson No. 2: Don't apologize to your victims and girls are property.

Save your apologies for their boyfriends - saying that if you'd known that she was "their" girl, you wouldn't have commited sex acts on her semi-conscious body. 

Lesson No 3.:Tell Half truths and Omit Essential Facts That Make You Look Bad

Mr. Wilson's team effectively erased the 17 year old girl invovled in the case from existence. They erased her - mainly because Mr. Wilson's actions towards her make him unworthy of being anyone's ( other than a serial rapist) role model. 

Lesson 4: Teach Children that Consent Doesn't Matter

Teach them that you can do whatever you want to other people despite their being handicapped by age, incapacity, disability, being drugged or coercion. Whatever you can get away with goes!

Lesson 5: Teach Children that Acquaintance Rape is Rare and Only Happens in the Presence of a Weapon.

Teach young kids that the only "real rapists" hide in dark bushes and carry out their crimes under knifepoint. Leave them with the impression that unless a gun or a knife is involved, a "real rape" did not occur. 

Atlanta is a "special" city. They do "special" things there.  But even in Atlanta, somebody somewhere has got to have a problem with school chidren being coralled into a room to listen to a convicted child rapist pat himself on the back for not taking responsibility for his bad acts- ALL OF THEM.

 

Monday
Aug172015

NWA: When Culture is a Carpet Bomb and the Village is on Vacation - #StraightOuttaMisogyny

Unsurprisingly the NWA biopic, Straight Outta Compton was number 1 at the box office. No one ever said that there wasn't money in misogyny or Black pathology. There's a whole lot of money in it - just turn on a radio or a television screen.

In promoting the movie and being confronted with how NWA treated women in real life and in their music, Ice Cube made this reassuring statement for those of us who are "upstanding":



If you're a bitch, you're probably not going to like us. If you're a ho, you probably don't like us. If you're not a ho or a bitch, don't be jumping to the defense of these despicable females. Just like I shouldn't be jumping to the defense of no punks or no cowards or no slimy son of a bitches that's men. I never understood why an upstanding lady would even think we're talking about her. Rolling Stone


In other words, Black women, we need to "bootstrap" our way out of the systemic violence, sexism and misogyny of the Black community by being "upstanding" women. And we need to trust the men, boys, women and girls engaged in the violent abuse and oppression of Black women and girls to know which of us deserve to be raped, tortured and killed and which ones do not. How magnanimous of Ice Cube.

I find it interesting that people are arguing that this movie had to be made because of NWA's significance on the culture, but out of the other side of their mouths argue that NWA's depiction of Black women and their actually treatment of women was culturally insignificant?

That logic makes no sense to me mainly because I am not a delusional liar.  Either they impacted the culture or they didn't. That meant the good and the bad.

When young Black men face systemic assaults, the entire village is responsible for helping to protect them and raise them up. In fact, even mentioning any aspect of personal responsibility  or being "upstanding" related to Black men and boys is heresy. 

Talking about bootstraps or behaviors or personal choices of young Black men is forbidden. No matter what these young men and boys did or did not do, we must pour into the streets in their defense to protect them from the system.

Oh but when Black women and girls are the victims of systemic oppression and abuse, we largely stay home. And when Black women and girls are the victims of systemic gendered violence within the Black community, we actually take up the cause of their abusers and cross examine the victim to see what she did to provoke it. Or we argue that the crime was no-big-deal as long as the girl didn't die.

In other words, it takes a village - UNLESS you're a Black woman or girl and then the "village" is on vacation.

At its worst, culture is not laser targeted, it is like a cluster bomb. When culture is a carpet bomb, it's not just the despicable females that get pummeled. The blast radius of these attacks on Black women was always and will always be larger than despicable females.

If you don't want to live in a world with the cultural bombs of women being raped tortured and abused, street harassed, beaten up, verbally and psychologically assaulted, marginalized and otherwise attacked, then you need to be anti cultural bomb.

Because these idiots could never be that precise and eventually the bomb purportedly meant for the despicable female on the other side of town (or the other side of the world) is going to land on your front lawn.