Oh my god. I thought this little controversy had run its course, but no, just today, I’m seeing people post polls about this.
People are up in arms and pissed as fuck. And you guys, it really is super important issue. One which affects us now and our future generations. You know, something earth shattering, like climate change or babies being ripped from their families at our southern border.
So many white people are losing their shit over Idris Elba possibly playing James Bond.
A few thoughts:
- We’re talking Idris Elba here. Any opportunity to see Idris Elba is a good thing. Damn, he is fine.
- James Bond isn’t a real person. He is fictional. It doesn’t fucking matter who plays him.
- Yes, it would be stupid to have a white person playing the Black Panther.
- Being white isn’t an aspect of James Bond’s character.
- Being black is an aspect of the Black Panther’s character.
- A lot of white people are racist.
Apparently, someone or multiple someones, took the time to make Idris Elba stickers with the words “not my 007” and stuck them on subway walls.
How are we ever going to make any progress when shit like this is constantly going on?
Why do we constantly focus on the color of a person’s skin? Idris Elba would make a fine ass James Bond.
I am sure whoever ends up getting the role will do a wonderful job.
I didn’t really care who that would be until now. Now, I want it to be Idris Elba.
Perhaps, once we get this whole James Bond thing ironed out, we can focus on some other issues.
Like the heartbeat bill in Georgia and my state of Ohio.
Perhaps, we can focus on the fact that women are having their rights as human beings stripped away from them.
Did you know that there is a representative in Ohio, John Becker, who introduced legislation regarding ectopic or tubal pregnancies?
Yeah, a tubal pregnancy will kill you. The way to keep the mother from dying is to terminate the pregnancy.
John Becker, in his not so infinitive wisdom, says in order to keep tubal pregnancies from ending in abortion, doctors will remove the zygote from the fallopian tube and implant it in the uterus.
Except this procedure isn’t a thing. It’s not a goddamn thing.
In Georgia, part of their abortion ban includes imprisonment for up to 10 years for even planning to go out of state for an abortion. Conspiracy to commit murder.
Women can also be charged with murder if they have a miscarriage and it can be proved the woman caused the miscarriage through her behavior.
I’m sure a law like this will be fairly used. Of course it will. I am positive that women of color won’t be locked up left and right because they lost a pregnancy.
We really could use that sarcasm font, couldn’t we?
Seriously though, once weed becomes federally legal, how on earth will the for profit prisons keep raking in the money? This one is easy. Lock up black women who have miscarriages.
Think that is far-fetched? Let’s just wait and see. I would love to be wrong about this, but I’m not. I’m sure I’m not.
When you die, it is illegal for anyone to remove your organs or tissue for use in life saving medical procedures unless you have given your express written consent to have your organs used after you are dead.
This means, that in Ohio and Georgia, actual corpses have more autonomy than women.
This cannot stand.
I understand these laws will be tested in courts.
I also know our courts, all the way to the Supreme Court, are being stacked.
This is the part where everything starts falling apart.
I’m running on fumes. I am tired. I am disheartened. I don’t understand what life is in my country anymore. Not enough people are paying attention. We could find ourselves in a theocracy, autocracy or a dictatorship. This shit could happen.
I know we’re tired, but we have to find the stamina we need to keep going.
Maybe, James Bond can help us out.
Sorry to be a day late and that everything looks different. My blog theme decided it couldn’t work with me anymore and split. This is the one Randy came up with yesterday. I think there’s still a little work that needs to be done. But at least my blog isn’t sick anymore.
Photo courtesy of Larisa K.