I just saw the Da Vinci Code, and I've been wanting to discuss the topic presented in the movie that (if you haven't seen it or read it and plan to, don't read any further- you have been warned...)
Mary Magdalene was Jesus's wife, and was the actual holy grail. The people that I know either haven't seen it, don't want to see it, or have seen it, but thought it blasphemous or something and wouldn't discuss it with me.
The entire theory of that portion of the film, as well as "The Last Supper" painting intrigued me immensely. I don't know what is true, expect that that theory (to me) made sense. At any rate, Da Vinci thought so. There is definitely hidden messages in it... I was wondering what others thought about it.
"on the inside as well as out." I've been seeing this on many men's profiles, and all I have to say is, one can be beautiful or handsome or sexy, and it really doesn't matter what their size, height or race is. If you're hot, you're hot. And if you're not, you're not. I just think it's a bit ludicrous to say that and then put down specific preferences right after. I'm not saying one can't have specific preferences, because we all do, but you don't have to be a specific whatever to be beautiful. Also, not everyone is. In this day and age, I think that word is thrown around so frivolously as is "talent" or "diva." It's highly annoying.
"Rich people have always stayed on top by dividing white people from colored people, but white people got more in common with colored people then they do with rich people. We just gotta eliminate them. White people, black people, brown people, yellow people, get rid of 'em all. All we need is a voluntary, free spirited, open-ended program of procreative racial deconstruction. Everybody just gotta keep fuckin' everybody til they're all the same color..."
~?Senator? Jay Billington Bulworth
Someone on my (myspace) friend?s list posted this bulletin on how she was proud to be white. Now, I don't think her to be a racist for posting it. It had valid points, after all. If I say I agree with this, I'd be called an Uncle Tom. But I do, and I'm not. Though I must admit, I felt bad for acknowledging its points. But if it had been a bulletin in the exact same format with the exact same words, but about blacks being proud, or gays being proud, etc., it wouldn?t seem as bad. The important word in that sentence being ?seem.? It only seems bad because its from a white perspective. From any other, it would be okay. For the record, I don?t blame white people of today for the ignorance of their ancestors who thought it to be a good idea to enslave my ancestors.
Speaking of our history, was anyone aware of the fact that President Lincoln was the first Republican voted into office? That he only freed the slaves who would fight in the war to get an upper hand on the Confederates? That he thought blacks shouldn?t stay in America, and was considering sending us all back to Africa? But then he got assassinated.
I think all derogatory, racially spurred words should be eliminated. It would be nice if all American's were the least racist people in the world, and be proud of America and all of its diversities. But as a whole, we are not. It's plain retarded. I think we should all look at ourselves as Americans instead of color, since we know, live and breathe this culture than that of our ancestors. Basically what I?m saying is, eliminate the racial divides. Sexual orientation and religious ones too. If you want to be divided, how?s about we separate and recognize the ignorant people from the intelligent people? Now there?s a real start.
I have another friend who totally disagrees with this, and says that we should acknowledge our differences. She didn?t get to discuss it beyond that, cause she had to go to work. But I think I can guess what she was going to say. You can?t help but notice the obvious differences among the masses. However, I don?t think it should be a priority.
I?ve dealt with a lot of prejudice in my life- for being black (I?ve been followed in stores before), for being tall (there was actually a girl once who said she didn?t like me because of it), for being a woman, and for being intelligent. I?m proud to be all those things, but I know that is not all that I am. I also recognize that some people won?t go beyond seeing me as black or a nigger, or colored, or just a simple woman, whatever. Those are the ignorant people who should be eliminated from society.
And here is the aforementioned bulletin?. Read with caution.
You call me "Cracker", "Honkey", "Whitey" and you think it's OK.
But when I call you Kike, Towel head, Sand-nigger, Camel Jockey, Gook, nigger or Chink you call me a racist.
You say that whites commit a lot of violence against you, so why are the ghettos the most dangerous places to live?
You have the United Negro College Fund.
You have Martin Luther King Day.
You have Black History Month.
You have Cesar Chavez Day.
You have Yom Hashoah
You have Ma'uled Al-Nabi
You have the NAACP.
You have BET.
If we had WET(white entertainment television) ...we'd be racists.
If we had a White Pride Day... you would call us racists.
If we had white history month... we'd be racists.
If we had an organization for only whites to "advance" our lives... we'd be racists.
If we had a college fund that only gave white students scholarships...you know we'd be racists.
In the Million Man March, you believed that you were marching for your race and rights. If we marched for our race and rights...you would call us racists.
Did you know that some high school students decided to make a club for only the white students because the other ethnicities had them... they all got sent to court for being racist but the African American, Latino, and Asian clubs were not even questioned.
You are proud to be black, brown, yellow and orange, and you're not afraid to announce it. But when we announce our white pride, you call us racists.
I am white.
I am proud.
But, you call me a racist.
Why is it that only whites can be racists?
Repost if you agree.
Now watch, I'll be a racist for posting this!
However, though I?m not 100% sure the ?ghetto? is the most dangerous place to live; I still wouldn?t want to live there. If we had white history month... we'd be racists. The history being taught in schools is mostly white anyway. Let?s be real. For the ?advancement of whites for their rights,? well, there are a lot of advantages to being white, and advancing because of it. I think there should be advancement for poor kids who try and strive for a good education that they probably can?t afford, regardless of color. I think that for jobs, the individuals who are most qualified should be hired, regardless of race.
I have not received a grant from the United Negro College Fund, and probably never will cause I don?t attend a historically black college. As for Martin Luther King day, he was an important man in history- in American history (as was Thurgood Marshall, who doesn?t have a day). Abraham Lincoln, Casmir Pulaski, St. Patrick?s Day, Presidents Day (they were all white), and a whole bunch more I can?t recall. The Million Man March was performed at a time where there wasn?t equality for blacks in America. It was necessary. America was started by white immigrants, but built on the backs of the black slaves. That should be acknowledged.
I've been browsing a few profiles on here, and I've got to say, that the majority of the guys that I've seen don't seem to like women over 5'9", and some of them (the men) were at least 6'0". Seriously, what is the deal with that? I could understand a short guy or average height guy not want to be with a tall woman, but about those tall men out there? What gives?