Selma Broken Down

Dear Readers,
This is a quicky review of what it’s like to watch the movie Selma, and it reminds me that as a white person, I’m not privileged. I’m sick of seeing wuite over black, and white being good and black being bad. So what if someone has white or fair skin? That doesn’t give them any more privilege than the black people. Blind individuals here have gotten their own version of Selma, the Help America Vote Act. That law was supposed to help us vote. Well, I’m not registered to vote here in this part5icular precinct, but it will happen when my ID expires and I have to do what I have to do. Selma is a docudrama about the Voting Rights marches in Alabama, what they called the “cradle of Confederacy.” I hate Confederate symbols and flags because they stand for hate and slavery as well as denial of rights to those who are not only white, but sighted, male landowners. The sighted males who own land should never ever think they have all the rights in the world to trump over the rights of a blind woman to use the airport, go places, walk outside her door, get married, etc. I’d ask Dr. King the following questions, and I’ll go ahead and give responses to waht those questions would entail. If only Dr. King and I had been on the same plane, but we aren’t. Sadly, he was assassinated three years after Selma, maybe two years after. So here’s what I’d ask:
1. Have you been aware that black teenagers are being killed by police for erroneous things?
2. Are you aware of blind women, both black and white, who are denied their right because they are blind?
3. How should I go about starting a Revolution so that blind individuals, no matter what affiliate organization you’re with, can all get along and have rights to do things such as vote, marry, have kids, etc.?
4. Did you know that we have kids taken away from us if we’re having them or have had them?
5. What would you do if you saw someone deny us our entrance and admittance to a show, event, or establishment based on guide dog usage?

Here’s what I think he’d say, and this might surprise you.
1. It would not surprise me. Blakc boys are the Sheriff’s worst nightmare. They get killed because they’re black, and some white people just don’t get it. But we must be aware that peace is the answer, not violence.
2. Hmmm, I don’t think that surprises me either.
3. Peace is the answer. Don’t let yourself be lured in to violent and militant groups that don’t like you for one reason or another. Or you can start your own thing, just … well, as I’d say, do yo thang.
4. These people are nuts. Taking away children from perfectly affectionate parents, blind or otherwise, is wrong. I see people being locked up in basements all the time, abused, called Stink, etc. It sucks. We need to help those kids and stop just erroneously taking away children from parents who are really capable.\
5. Wow, dogs as guides? … Let’s see who can bring them in.l

The Mod Meeting and Other Matters

Dear Readers,
Here are the new rules that Nick and I and the others came up with for Nick’s channel on Zello. This post again is dedicated to Zello users who frequent Nick’s Pardy. Yeah, Pardy is misspelled, but oh well. Let’s do this now:
All the rules apply except for the new one is this: no gossip and lies. We are not putting up with gossip, and if we have to quote the Bible on this, we will. This includes eliminating anyone who has said or spread gossip. We’re sick of the disabled community’s tendency of growing gossipy and spreading lies about me. I was told don’t tell others about my illness, but that adds to the stigma. Stigma sucks, and I’m not one to take it. Ok, so what if I had a gay son or lesbian daughter? What to do? If you’re in a Conservative man-woman thing, should you leave your homosexual son or daughter to die in the hills? I think not. Life is what it is, and you must respect it.
So here are the things that are most commonly gossiped about and what we will do about it:
1. So and so is gay. So what if someone said that a guy I knew was “gay” and “weird”? First and foremost, I’ve been around gay folks, and they’re just the weirdest in a nice way people in the world. The guys who claim that others are gay are crazy. Not all people are considered gay. There’s a song that a weirdo rapper did that says, “Love is for girls and gays.” Wrong. I’m sorry, but to be accused of being gay is stupid and can be a real deadly threat to someone. IF my son were to be accused of being gay, he’d have to tell us. He’d have to tell us a lot, and I’m sorry, but if anyone in my family advocates the suicide or killing of a boy because he either likes to do things with flowers and fashion or cries when hurt, that’s stupid. Men have to cry. So yeah, no gay gossip people.
2. So and so is cognitively impaired or has bad social skills. Well then why do I for instance have Blake and Bethany and all my friends and family in CO? Why is this? Can you answer this? Um, that’s right. You can’t. You’re brainless enough not to answer that question.
3. So and so pees on their kitchen floor/bodily stuff/disgusting habits. Ok, I’ll confess something. I have a tendency to burp. Well, anyone burps. But here’s another one: I tend to pull snot from my nose because … I don’t know how to say it. It’s a bad habit, and doesn’t anyone else have a bad habit? Oh yeah, people do have bad habits? I’m sure some of you smoke, drink, pull fingernails, etc. Fingernail biting is a bad habit a lot of people have. It’s weird. Picking one’s nose? Ok, so what if someone does that? Ok, so what about eating with one’s mouth open and being accused of not having good manners with food? Please pass the education, and I’ll explain something. I can eat with my mouth closed, but some people can’t. Some people have no airway in the nose, and I’m lucky I have one. But for those who don’t, please be nice and considerate and don’t talk about their eating/chewing habits.
Now, people, we know the three gossip topics people talk about. One more is clear: who’s dating who. I’m sick of talking about people cheating, but it goes to show that the disabled community cheats, is unfaithful, etc. I have some people to thank for this. My friends have gone through hell, and they’re divorcing or cheating on each other. What ever happened to marriage for life? For Heaven’s sake, what the hell happened? Blake and I? We will be friends, significant others, whatever for life. I want something that lasts, and will stay this way, pass the test of time, etc. Timeless love is something any woman should be wanting, and so should any man, when looking at someone for relationship purposes. If Blake and I had a baby and the baby making was hard on me, he might give me a break from cooking. He’s just that kind of guy. He’s super helpful, and I need that if for instance I’m down in bed and my stomach is shredded with pain, etc. If I am told I’m bed ridden and Blake wants to help, well, it’s the doc’s orders, so yeah. Just as an example of this, my aunt had a child, and she has nine of those kids. During her pregnancy with her eighth child, she was bedridden due to preaclamsia symptoms, so the doctor put her on a strict bedrest thing and my grandmother went to help with the rest. We have a good family I’ll say. I just hope to God I can stay on my feet and cook and forget about things for a while. … I don’t want to be on my bed much longer. I want to cook good foods, good fresh veggies and stuff, and since there will be multiple mouths to feed, I’ll be experimenting on the kids and hubby and myself. I’ll be doing lots of that, but I don’t want nine kids for Heaven’s sake. How does Mrs. Dugger cope with 19 kids and counting? God, I need to watch that show. … That’s too many kids. I can’t deal with that many kids. … So yeah, I’m sure I’ve got a good catch.
But the whole purpose of our mod meeting was simple and quick: we’re not putting up with gossip. That means the Jessica G.’s and RJ Sandefurs and all that stuff … sorry, guys, but those people are gone. Jealous oafs can’t join and people who don’t want me to be happy in life can’t join.
Now, time to watch some Adult Swim selections, including the Simpsons, Family Guy, etc. Wow. TV is great, but I’m not one to sit there and watch it all day. I’ve got a routine going for sure. I just wish that I had a better phone with a better OS and stuff. Oh, Jessie the Messy, just go out and get me a Nexus 6 for Heaven’s sake. … God, I wish I had one. …
I’d like to name a person of the month now, something good on the blog. The person who comments the most on my blog, Kyle I know you’re gonna be weirded out by this, does not count. My person of the month this month is Jessie the Messy … whatever you call yourself. Jessie has been helpful with tech questions and has always been the grapevine for tech news. Like, “I heard a rumor that Star Wars Com Links are gonna be made now.” Just an example, but I think Apple’s Watch looks to me or sounds like a Star Wars com wrist communicator. Com links are pretty simple and weird too.
Ok, my guy of the month club is cool. And I’d like to nominate Blake as president of my Person of the Month Club. Why? Well, he’s been helpful, and gosh, the patience is boundless, but the love even more. Thanks, Blake and Jessie. You guys are both the most beautiful messes in the world.
Love,
Beth

A Note to Zello Users

This is a post dedicated to Zello users. For one, I was blocked by Mabelin from coming into Nick’s channel. Nick was upset, and that’s why for all intent and purpose, there is now a password lock on the channel. Everybody’s out, and we’re putting only good and proper people in to the channel. Mabelin and Jessica are no longer allowed in the channel, and it looks like we’re having a meeting of moderators who are still in the channel. That includes but is not necessarily going to exclude Blake, me, Nick, and Wendy. So a note to Skypers, it will only be me, Nick, Wendy, Blake, and whoever else we have as mods, but not Jessica G. and Mabelin. Both those girls are totally out of the channel unless Nick otherwise wants it that way. The password lock will not be given out, and any bad person who asks for it can’t have it. That’s why it’s a password lock. It’s going to lock people out. So Nick and I decided that much while looking into the channel issue. A note to those who are deleting me on Skype because of your moodiness, do not do it. That means Jennifer Scott. I’m sorry but you can’t just sit there and take your moody stuff out on me and delete me. I was busy last night, and you always seem to find excuses for telling me that “busy” means not your friend. That is not true. I’m struggling with this too, and it’s hard, but there’s no excuse for you to sit there and act moody and delete people because they don’t do what you want. Thank you all for your cooperation.
Beth