Derry, Northern Ireland

Derry, Northern Ireland
A book I'm working on is set in this town.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Ding-dong, your brain is calling...

To let me know it's decided to invite a new story into my synapses for eventual consideration, as if I don't already have enough going on up there. This one's called "Mr. Lucky" and is using the casual racism and second-rate stab-in-the-back politics of the Tea Party and their "handlers" (AKA: the GOP) as the starting point. It'll be set in Arizona, a state where it is now legal for law enforcement to demand proof of citizenship of anyone they damn well please -- meaning anyone Latino, no matter how well-dressed or well-spoken they are...and eventually black, since it's obvious our President's not really an American, not with that name or international background, so "since he ain't 'Merican then maybe all them other black folk ain't an' we can deport them back to Libreria-land"...but cain't do that to no white folk, even though there's hundreds of thousands of illegal Canadians and Irish and British and Germans and -- well -- white folk who're here illegally. That ain't the point of that there law. particulars on the story, yet; it's still formulating itself. Also jumping in are the drug wars along the US border and the sense of entitlement of the filthy rich and the scum that come out to play when they sense they can make at buck off someone else's misfortune and the casual corruption of the police on this side of the border (even though Mexico has the reputation for police corruption). I have a feeling it won't be pretty.

It may also stem from the ludicrous uproar over Shirley Sherrod and a speech she recently made to the NAACP. She talked about how she realized the problems in America were more a case of haves versus have-nots than white versus black, and used an anecdote from her own experience with a white farmer to make the point...and that was twisted by some snake named Brietbart into claims she was a racist, based on a couple minutes from a 40 minute speech. Fox News screamed it. The NAACP said that she was bad. She got fired. Then the full tape emerged and proved the whole uproar was a bold-faced lie perpetrated by Breitbart. Now Obama looks bad. Not the scum who DID this, no; they're busy rewriting history to say they never wanted Sherrod fired (which is another lie) and the media is going along with their new story. And it's not the first time -- hell, it's not even the fifth time it's happened. And the media and Dems get played every time, just like Charlie Brown gets played by Lucy holding that damn football. It's diseased.

And it's typical. And it fits in with POS, too. So obviously the current political situation is occurring for my benefit, so I can work it into my writing. Hmph...I guess it IS all about me.


Brad Rushing said...

I really enjoy reading your blog. You have something interesting and thought provoking every day - and your occasional writing excerpts are a special treat. Thanks for taking the time to write it.

JamTheCat said...

Thanks, Brad. Your comments always make my day.