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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

And This Is Why the World Will Never Ever Change

Prince Harry of Wales is getting married. Hooray! Yes, he is. Hooray! Now, you might think, Well, this is wonderful news. Excellent and... and... a drop of delight in a sea of sorrow. Harry of Wales is finally getting married. So how come I'm not invited? But the truth of the matter is that his choice of wife is controversial. Because (brace yourselves) she is partly black. NOOOO! Yes, I kid you not.


How could anybody's skin color be controversial in the year 2017? I ask you. What is your answer? Aren't we supposed to be beyond the ignorance that is racism, a word that no one really wants to read about, talk about or even think about? It's such a drag, you know. A real downer. No, you have not accidentally stumbled upon a post on why racism is b.a.d.. Political correctness dictates that we nod in unison and declare it wrong anyway, so let's focus on the joyful event to come. Prince Harry is getting married. Hooray! Yet the gutter that is the internet opened up and is now throwing little turds at the soon-to-be-married couple instead of rice and rose buds: "She is a mixed-race woman" ... "How come he couldn't find himself a proper white woman?"

She is a mixed-race woman? You don't say. Why not call her a very kind person? Why not call her an intelligent person, and why not say that meeting this stunning lady may in fact have been the best thing to have ever happened to the prince? No, no, instead we hear the N-word. Nigger. The word is nigger. Or some Nigger Light denomination. Even newspapers feel the need to point out that she isn't white. The Daily Mail informed its readers that Meghan's "great-great-great grandfather was a slave," that she herself has "exotic DNA" and describes her black mother as having "dreadlocks and a nose stud."

Dear Lord. We really aren't far removed from the cavemen our forebears used to be.  I wanted to say, people are still animals, but that would be a gross insult to the furry world (and Mongo the fat cat). But, yes, we're slow. Heck, at the end of the 19th century most folks were still using corncobs and moss to wipe their dirty butts, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that we as an enlightened species haven't evolved beyond this superficial nonsense  ─ even though a plethora of Captain Cavemen and women, mind you, have the audacity to call themselves not only the most intelligent beings to have ever walked the planet but in fact the sole reason why the universe exists in the first place. A clear case of narcissisticus stupiditus behindus or the common human way. Hooray!

Well, I for one am very happy for Harry and his Meghan. Meghan Markle. If that name isn't the tell-tale sign of a winner, I don't know what is. But, of course, she is black, so, yeah, that is a bit of a problem. 


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70 comments:

  1. Ridiculous that they even brought it up, but you know lots of people will make it an issue.

    I remember when Obama was elected. I thought, "Wow, this proves that we've all come a long way." Then the f***ing racists crawled out of the woodwork and gave us the world that we live in today. *sigh*

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    1. And what an issue it is. I guess it has something to do with upbringing, brain activity, a deep-seated sense of superiority and balls the size of raisins, i.e. fear. Pardon my Swedish.

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  2. I enjoy having exotic DNA. Better than having toxic DNA 😉 and labeling others.

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    1. Not to mention the fact that you're intelligent beyond belief, shamelessly rich and have a cute face to boot?

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  3. Times change. Most see no problem with the couple. Me included. Give them a chance.

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    1. Times change but people and a species don't. But I'm blue, so whenever I see a glass, it's half full. Or maybe I've read too many history books to know what's happening today. Yes, give them a chance. Better yet, don't see it as giving them a chance because there's nothing for us to give in the first place, right?

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  4. Here's a thought: Maybe Harry chose someone 'different' as an F U to his father and other family members who treated his mom like shit?

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    1. or maybe he chose her because she is gorgeous and sweet?

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    2. Or maybe he's got balls the size of apples and doesn't give a rat's butt what anybody's thinking?

      Hello Bijoux.
      Hello Adam.

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    3. One reason doesn't exclude the other.

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  5. Say it isn't so!!! I love Meghan!! She is gorgeous!!!!!! I'm also rather partial to Harry - I hope they have a wonderful life together & that the public & media back the flock off & leave them to enjoy said life!!!

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    1. It ain't so. Unless, of course, it is.

      It is.

      I don't know a thing about either Harry or his future bride, except that they're people and not colors.

      AlleyCat Runs again! You should've seen the look on my face when I found out you were blogging again.

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    2. Hahaha thanks Blue. you may be my only reader!!

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    3. Let me think about how I can change that for you :)

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  6. Hiss and spit.
    I am all too often ashamed of our species.

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  7. I like Bijoux' comment. I didn't know Meghan was biracial, not that it matters. Did read the Queen might not attend the wedding since Meghan is divorced and the church the Queen is over believes marriages should last a lifetime (she also didn't attend the wedding of Prince Charles to Camilla but the reception).

    I am happy that Harry and Meghan found each other and seem to be a good match. I wish them a life of happiness and much love.

    betty

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    1. I think it's funny the church of england believes this. Do they not remember why the church was founded in the first place? Irony much

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    2. @ betty - Well, she's as beautifully colored as my Bollywood Princess, not that that matters either :) The Queen's not going to attend because she feels marriage should last a lifetime, even if staying married would mean ruining your life? Good to know her standards matter - if it's true.

      @Adam - Yeah, isn't that funny. Don't we all know that once upon a time there was a guy named Henry who wanted an annulment but then the Pope said no way sit and then Henry proclaimed himself Head of The Church of England and got his way? Haha! Oh but I guess that was different. Power corrupts, and this is a prime example.

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  8. It is 2017, if she wants to marry a ginger, well that's her choice and we should all support that.

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    1. If she wanted to marry Mick Jagger and sing Paint it Black, Brown Sugar or She's a Rainbow all day, that would be her choice.

      Adam's on a roll.

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  9. And that's part of the reason racism still exists. People continue to point out differences. They are looking for a reason to distrust, to be controversial.
    It doesn't surprise me coming from the media though. It's their job to stir things up, not report facts.

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    1. So true. It's never a problem. It's always a crisis.

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  10. Completely and utterly pathetic. Who gives a rat's ass about her ancestors? They have nothing to do with it. Her mother wears a nosestud, whoopdi friggin doo. The royal's, who are nothing but figureheads that are useless anyway are getting married, whoopdi doo to that too. Unless some nutball like that creepy dude on Lost is marrying a child, then no one should give a crap about who or what he/she is. Unless they are a murderer or something, that would be a fail lol but oh no, she's black, some racist assholes act like it's the end of the world. Humans are no more civilized than the cavemen days, they just got better at faking it. How anyone can act in such a way is beyond me.

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    1. Well, look at you go
      Non-rhyming at the blue guy show
      It's beyond me too
      You know what they can do.

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    2. Didn't want to rhyme
      As the assholes didn't deserve a chime
      Throw them all in a hole
      that's a fine goal

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    3. Figured as much.
      Smack 'em with a clutch.

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  11. I admire Harry and Meghan's commitment to charitable concerns. I get really effing sick of comments about my supposed ancestry.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. See, now I need to know more. But I hear ya, Janie.

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  12. Well at least the toilet roll is round the right way . . . lol
    Very Happy for Harry and Meghan . . . . I'd accept her no matter what shade she was . . . lol

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    1. It sure is round, Eddie. It was the least I could do :)

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    2. Hey, as a point maybe of banter
      I was at school and was their Santa.
      I had such fun on that day
      With the kids ~ just like play.
      I wrote a post about my capers
      and my picture will be in their monthly papers.

      Hope you are well, Blue
      I was wearing red ~ a different hue . . . lol

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    3. I'm doing okay, Eddie. Stressed out but okay lol

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    4. Think you need a vacation on Bora Bora . . . :)

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  13. I haven't seen anywhere it being controversial because she is of mixed race, it is controversial because she had tons of slutty roles and because she's a golddigger which is as obvious as a day :) But Harry's an idiot, so who even cares... if granny did not pay marketing experts to save his image and polish it up in recent year, he still would've been the royal jackass

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    1. I'm a gold digger, too, but all I've dug up so far is sand and skeletons. I don't care if she's a gold digger or if Harry's an idiot. I don't care about royalty. I do care about the way we treat each other.

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  14. Hi Blue!
    I see you are at it again....stirring the pot!
    I believe she had quite a LOT of plastic surgery too....how caddy am I?
    We got an early Christmas present! Pop over for a peek...
    Enjoy your weekend...
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. I could do with a bit of plastic surgery myself! lol
      Will pop over :)

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    2. Thanks for coming by!!!
      Let's not be strangers,eh???
      Or...stranger than we already are!!

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  15. I'm happy for Harry and Meghan, they got a great reception from the crowd when they visited Nottingham today.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Nottingham... I like the sound of that.

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  16. I am so happy for both of them! Wishing them so many blessings!
    The other assholes saying these things can go away!!
    Big Hugs!

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    1. Thanks for the hugs! Did you say... assholes? :)

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  17. We are white and my son's fiancee' is an African American woman...although if you ask her, she wants to be called a black woman, not an African American woman. They are expecting their first child next month. We live in a pretty big city and there are lots of mixed couples here with children. It's not rural by any means. Yet, they still have people say things to them when they hold hands in public, "That's a damn shame," or "Stay with your own," lovely things like that. They both ignore the comments and move along. They are in love and happy and for them, that's all they need. Now that they are bringing a child into the world, they are preparing themselves for further ignorance. For us though, in our home, we are preparing ourselves for our first grandchild. We can't wait to welcome her into our world and hope that she doesn't see or hear racism for many years. Pipe dream? Maybe. But I can still dream.

    Have a beachy week!
    Elsie

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    1. Further ignorance... I hear ya, Elsie, and it's not like any of this is rocket science. Fear is what that is.

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  18. So ridiculous... I'm part of a mixed race couple and we live in a big city so we don't get any comments about it at all. However, I have no idea what they say in my bf's small hometown in the countryside

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  19. Hi Blue,

    Maybe, people don’t like us as we are a different shade of Blue.
    How are you? How many weeks are left? Are you counting down?
    Come visit me some time....

    Here’s to a Blue Christmas....

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    1. 2.5 weeks. Yes, I'm stressed out. Blue, too, but... still in one piece.

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    2. It’s gonna be a blue Christmas...How are you?

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    3. Tired. Been working unhealthily long hours... below the radar. No time to blog, no time to draw. Way to go, Blue. I know. Good to hear from you, though.

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  20. I had no idea she was bi-racial. Nor did I care. I never hear any kind of racist nonsense like that around here, which makes me thankful that I live in a pretty cool place.

    Conversely, though, I have heard online that I'm not really Mexican since I'm very light skinned. That's always fun to 'debate' about. My own existence.

    "I'm Mexican."
    "Oh. But you're white."
    "Well, I'm a light skinned Mexican."
    "So you're white."

    Who's on first?

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    1. Damn... The brains that some people have.

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    2. "Obama's got a pretty great tan for a white guy." - someone, somewhere, probably

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    3. Might be my neighbor saying that.

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  21. I don't understand why anyone cares who he marries? I thought everyone was mad at first because she was an American, not because of her skin color. Sad that in this day in age people are still making an issue out of it. I'm sure most families have a different race mixed in there somewhere. Lord knows my family is one big melting pot of races. I, for one, wish the happy couple a lifetime of love and happiness, even if I didn't get an invite to the wedding either.

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    1. Beats me, too, Theresa. The haters are mad because she's an American plus she isn't white. In 2017... Go figure. But I'm a bit disappointed you didn't get invited either. I mean, c'mon, people!

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    2. I know! Where's our invite Blue? Rude! :(

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  22. I do remember when Wallis Simpson's prince charming gave up his throne for her. As young as I was, I wondered what attributes she had that would make a king do such a crazy thing. Doesn't every man want to be king? She was a divorced American and not even too easy on the eyes, in my youngish opinion. (I was seven)

    Meghan is a beautiful woman. I noticed her fingernails, fairly short with clear polish and commented on the beauty of them to a friend. The friend said that s a rule of royalty, no long nails with garish polish. Oh, I like that. I must be a nail snob.
    Now I've hear her wave criticized. It's side to side and don't bend the fingers down. So much to learn.
    I thnk it's a beautiful match made in...... where ever matches are made.

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    1. I love nail snobs. Good question. Where are matches made anyway?

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    2. Matches are made in the heart, it just takes some longer to catch the beat.

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  23. I heard about the controversy and really think this shouldn't be a thing to be concerned about. It's kinda crazy that people are making such a big deal out of this. I'm happy for them.

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  24. Meghan Markle kinda Sparkles.

    I think we could all learn from Ms. Markle, Blue. I mean, I'm thinking that maybe it's not such a bad idea to "Meghan Markle" my way up the matrimonial food chain.

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    1. Told you so years ago. Plus you're, of course, an excellent catch.

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  25. Apparently I need to spend more time reading about the prince's engagement. All I knew was that he got engaged. I had no idea that there was a controversy about it. That is disappointing about people's behavior, and I'm happy for him too.

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    1. I'm sure most people feel the same way. :)

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