Thoughtless, Brainless, Heartless and Pretty Much… Less

I love my friends; the ones who live 13 minutes away and the ones who dwell 1,300 miles from my home. I love them because they come from all walks of life, follow the most diverse beliefs and because they are ready to stand by my side when required. Like this morning...

If we are friends on the social media fun-monsters, you mightve already seen the “Oklahoma’s 10 Commandments To Get A Sister Memorial… From The Satanic Temple” thread, which appears on my wall. 

A lost kid flung a nasty racial insult my way. His vocabulary must be limited, for in a 3-word comment he felt the need to include an F-bomb and the N-word. This was said in reply to this comment: “Well, well, well... it seems that the ginormous holes in the wall that is supposed to separate church and state are leaking all kinds of interesting things. I'm very curious to see where this is going. Will the Constitution be (finally) remembered? Or will hypocrisy prevail? I wonder, wonder, wonder...”

To those of you who emailed me to express the anger you felt on my behalf, I will say that this doesn’t upset me all that much. Does it make me a little sad? Sure; knowing that our world is populated by thoughtless, brainless, heartless and pretty much humans who behave in ways that suggest that they embrace their lessness, is a wretched thought. And a challenge, too; for I believe that we can try to teach them better. If their brains (or lack thereof) reject education, we can at least use them as examples to show our children what they should NEVER become.

In darkness? Light! And cackles, and a little dancing, and more cackles, my Wicked Luvs;-)

31 comments:

  1. I would say that I missed something interesting yesterday, but that would be a lie. Such an unimaginative insult is just tedious.

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  2. Hi Magaly! I am sorry that you received a mean-hearted and close-minded comment. I have received them on occasion, and I always find them unsettling. I just pop out my sharp, velociraptor claws and zap them into cyber-oblivion (although I recognize that they may be rolling around somewhere in the darkness!). There seems to be a lot of lip service given to religious freedom in this country. I'm not even going to go to how many ways I want to scream about intolerance. I definitely don't share everyone's take on religion, but I always try to be respectful of people's beliefs as long as they don't try to impose their views on others. You appear to have your feet well-grounded, so keep standing steady! Take care!

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    1. Sometimes (okay, many times) I wonder how people can accept their own beliefs, but go crazy when someone else is trying to follow their own. I will always be intrigued by the workings of the religious psyche. So weird.

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  3. You handle these things with the grace of a Nubian queen, love! People like that make me want to snarl and bite, but then I have to smooth the hackles and raise my ears long enough to remember that they're not worth it... except maybe as the occasional snack for our snarky sides. :D

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    1. I think they will eventually bite their own heads off. So there is no need to loose our cool or our energy. I do reserve the right to make fun to them though ;-)

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  4. I obviously missed yesterdays hate filled comment. I'm not sorry I missed it but I am sorry the I wasn't there at the time to say how dear you are and how "some people's children" just aren't breath worthy. I adore your style and grace, Oma Linda

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    1. Ha! The first thing that came to mind when I read this was your voice, saying, "Some people's children."

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  5. So sorry you had to deal with such things Magaly, you are handling this with a lot more style and grace than I would. Why do we still continue to have such ignorance in our world, it just makes me sad.

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    1. Maybe one day, we won't have to. At least not like this. We can hope, right?

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  6. I'm sad for you and outraged at the ignorance that seems to be running rampant in our country. You handled it with grace, far more than I would have.

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    1. He seems to be very young. I'm not saying that youth is the mother of all stupidity, for that isn't true; but we can be a bit hopeful because he has a lot of time to learn.

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  7. Sounds like you handled it just right Magaly! :) The troll's comment was deleted before I could see it, but it sounds like a typical internet twit that make Beavis and Butthead look like Socrates and Plato. It's sad his moronic outlook limits his life, but that doesn't have to make us enjoy ours any less.

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    1. Hooray! I hadn't noticed that it had been deleted. Good, I hope he did it himself. I hope he learned something...

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    2. Doubtful. From the comments egging him on (those folks were class acts *eye roll*) I would say it was Addicting Info, the place where the story was from originally that did it because of the racial slur. Because of the way that article was configured all comments are public on it's page, even if you posted it on your private FB account. So that means they can delete at their discretion.

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  8. Gosh was I asleep (again?!) how did I miss that? I understand why you are sad... Two steps back once again... I guess time has not changed for some... ignorance is still alive and being recycled to new generations. Education in ignorance is failing once again.

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    1. I never thought that I would feel so nervous to see the word "recycled" LOL

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  9. you're such a beautiful light filled soul!
    I'm so happy to know someone so incredibly wonderful!

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    1. It's easy to be all beautiful and bright when one is surrounded by such wonderful people *wink, wink*

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  10. It's so depressing when these rancid, ignorant people pop up to remind us that all is not well with this world. :( When it begins to overwhelm me, I just try to concentrate on what I can do, and that's to educate my own child and raise him to know what's right and what's wrong. I'm proud that my son is kind, caring, and doesn't have a racist/homophobic/sexist bone in his body. I'm sorry you had to deal with that nastiness, Magaly! ❤

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    1. It is all we can do, teach the generations to come that it isn't okay, cool or acceptable to be an ignorant, heartless, pile of garbage. The world is a wondrous place, which deserves better. And we, as people, deserve better, too. ❤ Right back at you ;-)

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  11. I missed all this too... never saw it. I look at it a bit differently. However hard the behaviors are to take, I believe he actually responded the way he did because you did something right. I mean, would he take the time to harass you otherwise? Nope! So in a way his ugliness is a compliment. But as a writer/artist this is the very thing (in its essence) that we strive to get from people: a visceral reaction. There are plenty "artists" around that make little to no impression with an audience... in fact, I venture to say there is a helluva lot of crap that doesn't stir anyone. I am so proud of you. You got to him Magaly and I know that person walked away with a heart/soul full... but exactly the quality and type of what "that heartful/souful" happens to be his own doing. It's called Karma! I guess that is why you can put five people in front of something have them sense, feel and observe something totally different... its about who they are.

    PEACE!

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    1. Marius, you are a genius! This is so true. My words are my magic, and the day that they stop touching people would be a very sad one. If a gentle be of discussion made this kid act that way, well, maybe that is what he needed. Perhaps it will make him stop and think a bit.

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  12. Those people say those things because they really hate themselves. Anything to tear down another person so they don't have to feel alone in a private hell. They feel attacked when their religious institutions are threatened, the only way for them to react is with yet more attacks. I wonder how they remember to draw breath.

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    1. It seems we wonder about similar things. Every now and then, I wonder how some people can close their eyes and survive the things that happen in their heads.

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  13. I'm with you, I've always believed in using examples for my kids of ways to act and how not to act. It amazes me how many examples of how not to act are around us every day. And then there always is the saying Hurt People, Hurt People...or better yet Scared People, try to Scare People. So sad for them.And yes your words are magic!

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    1. It's sad that we have so many living example, but at least we can do something constructive with them. The bit about "Scared People, try to Scare People" is going to leave me thinking for a while...

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  14. Magaly, I am so sorry!!! I am sending you a big warm hug!!! I missed this, like so many other people did!

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    1. Your hugs always make everything better, by beloved Crow Goddess ;-D

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