A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a quick little tweet in response to some of the flutter that was circling Lindsay Graham.
When “people” engage in this malicious behaviour; make it their “crusade” to make it THEIR business, what we as private citizens do in our own private lives. And it is not even limited to that. They want to make everything WE do their business so they can weaponize it against us.
We have seen time and time again; men, and women, in positions of power, doing everything they can to hold on to their ability to suppress the rights and freedoms of others. Then, behind closed doors, in dark corners or at private parties; they are indulging and partaking in the very behaviours they admonish, torture and kill others for.
But when they get the urge for a little “private” time.
- they have the cash to pay for sex workers
- they have the best drugs
- they have the sex parties
- they have access to abortions
- they keep their jobs
- they keep their retirement funds
- they keep their homes
Then they tell us that even though the professional position they hold is public office their privacy is more important than ours.
Well FUCK THAT.
There’s no place for the state in the bedrooms of the nation.Justice Minister Pierre Trudeau
If Graham was just sneaking around and letting his “lady bugs” out to fly and keeping his nose on his own face then it is none of my never mind which consenting individuals he is getting his freak on with. Then sure I agree with you; it would be inappropriate to “out” him.
Yet, it is quite the opposite. Politicians and Preachers, seem to the be the biggest offenders and the ones who take the widest stance about what other people are doing in their bedrooms, bathhouses, washroom stalls, change rooms, fitting rooms, doctor’s offices.
Need I go on?
If this destructive and malicious behaviour does not affect you; either because you do not live in the USA or what ever the reason is, recognize your privilege and either join the fight against this practice or kindly be quiet.
This practice in the abuse of power is not limited to just sex or just the United States; yet it seems most rampantly publicized. Be vigilant because it could sneak up on you pretty quick. Look at the horrors that have occurred since Craigslist sex listing have disappeared.
Either way, I am tired of it and they have to be stopped.
Welcome to HOWZURHED – A chat with TURNIPHED. A discussion or chat about what is going on in TURNIPHED’S ‘hed’. This is a new combination of a few “projects” (THE POOL IS CLOSED) I have had over the years at TURNIP STYLE. You will find written pieces here of course, follow #howzurhed on the SOCIALS and when it comes back you will be able to enjoy HOWZURHED segments in the upcoming podcast.
Let’s jump in shall we?
Doesn’t it just give you the shits, errr I mean the giggles, when you are watching Legally Blond 2, released in 2003, during COVID-19 PANDEMIC LOCKDOWN 2020, and you hear the following line.
We all know that it is easy to take words of yesteryear and apply an understanding to the reference or meaning that suits us. You can see that I chose to do that with the graphic used in the SNAP SHOT both here and on the SOCIALS.
But let’s just put that aside for a moment; there is a strong message in that speech regardless of the focus. During that scene, Elle Woods is addressing this House of Representatives (I think?) and she gives a speech with the above quoted passage, which is sage advice for almost any advocacy.
She speaks of getting a “freak by chance” appointment at the fanciest pretty-beauty-salon there is. As she is there, taken in by all the wonder and splendor of her surroundings, Elle fails to realize what is being done to her hair. Wrong products, colour and cut.
Yet, bamboozled by the glitz and glamour (LOOK OVER THERE!) she leaves with out saying a word.
I just let you take from that what you will.
There are 3 things I have taken to heart and I try and focus on. 3 things that I am trying to apply to my life.
- The only person you can always count on to speak up for you, is you.
- When you find others that are speaking the same message; make sure that you are directing your message effectively, in order to get the right response. (No point in complaining to your mechanic about your bad haircut. They won’t be able to fix it. And if they offer…RUN!)
- Start keeping the “when I grow up” promises that you made to yourself when you were a kid. (The reasonable ones! You still need to clean your room!)
Now, I am in no way making any comment about any of your Quarantine-Self-Barbering that you have been undertaking in the past weeks. In fact, I have been overjoyed seeing how many of you surprise yourself with what you can achieve when you put your mind to it.