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Who Hijacked Reality / #657 Oscar Wilde Vs Gary David Currie..!

Monday, June 4th, 2012

Journal Entry #657

June 4th, 2012

Manjit Singh posted this on his Face book page

Oscar Wilde Vs Gary David Currie..!

Said to me;

Manjit Singh….. If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they will kill you. -Oscar Wilde

My response;

Gary David Currie…. I don’t want to tell people the truth I just tell the truth whether they laugh or kill me is up to them..

 -Gary David Currie

George Carlin and other comedians were and are masters at telling people things that are true that they probably don’t want to hear and building it with comedy. The old hit them where they don’t know it trick, the Socratic Method and getting their attention before you give them attention. Well that it just not who I am.

Personally I just put out my observations on life, how I see the world and those that want to listen will listen. Really there is nothing more I can do. If someone is not willing to hear what you have to say you can sugar coat it all you want to, disguise it a million different ways but it will not make a difference.

We grab onto the thoughts or ideas of those that are where we are at in life and it appears where I am at very few others are as well. So do I want to tell people the truth? I really don’t see it any other way as I say there is only truth even if it is a lie it is still another truth. Now how they take it will be up to them.

So do I view myself as a one gunman walking the wastelands, a different path? Maybe or maybe not it is just my path, it is what I have chosen and yes I have lost many along the way. Is my path better or the right path? That will be up to others to decide but I cannot change my nature, which I am so why bother even pretending I can try. I just recognize that I am me and that I believe I have something of value to offer this world with the hope that others will see it as I have seen the value in others.

I hope they don’t kill me but if someone really wants to kill me there is probably very little I can do about it so why worry about it.

The point is this; you can’t offer anyone anything if they are not willing to listen. This is a foolish task. I have chosen to offer my thoughts knowing full well that few will listen right now but because I value the process of life of the universe I know this will change as reality always wins. There is no denying the process it will happen. What I try and do is recognize this process the best I can and work with it.

Oscar Wilde was a great man but I just happen to disagree on this one as many disagree with me on most of what I say as well.

Seek the truth always

Gary David Currie

Who Hijacked Reality / #100 Nigger is just a word so why all the problems?

Saturday, June 19th, 2010

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Journal Entry # 100

June 19th, 2010

 This is my 100th post. That is exciting. I am going to write about a subject that I think many are afraid to talk about openely and respectfuly . My intention is to ask questions and try and understand while offering my humble opinion at times. My intention is not disrespect but open respectful communication while covering the important points. I hope that you are able to join me and offer your opinion on this subject. Change begins with understanding.

nigger

I have always had a hard time understanding all the uproar over the word nigger. Why do black people get so upset when they hear this word? Why do they call each other niggers if it is so upsetting? Why does it still to this day carry the negative connotations that it once had? I’ll never forget the first time I saw Blazing Saddles, the Mel Brooks film made in 1974; the comedy surrounding the word nigger was hilarious. I was not laughing because it was racist I was laughing because it was just funny since the star of the movie was black. It was set  in the late 1800’s when the word nigger was used in a derogatory, racist manner. I never even thought of using nigger as an insult towards another human. I lived in a part of Toronto that was a mish mash of many races and cultures. I was called every white slang name you could think of but it did not bother me it was just how we all communicated.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZCS5I80X-8

The word ‘Nigger’ – Richard Pryor & George Carlin 

So, why all the problems? What does the word actually mean?

nig·ger (ngr) n. Offensive Slang

1. a. Used as a disparaging term for a Black person: “You can only be destroyed by believing that you really are what the white world calls a nigger” (James Baldwin).

    b. Used as a disparaging term for a member of any dark-skinned people.

2. Used as a disparaging term for a member of any socially, economically, or politically deprived group of people.

nigger [ˈnɪgə] n

1. Offensive

    a.  another name for a Negro

    b.  (as modifier) nigger minstrels

2. Offensive a member of any dark-skinned race

nigger in the woodpile a hidden snag or hindrance

 As you can see the word can be deemed offensive or just another word for Negro. It is just a word.

Ok I understand that it is an offensive term but only if you want it to be. It is completely subjective. I will direct you to my post on The Code / Offend, http://thefreeman.net/journal/?p=708   I firmly believe that no one can offend you, you can only offend yourself. Read the post. So if this is truly the case then why do people lose their mind when they hear the word nigger especially if they are black? Why can black people call each other niggers which you hear all the time in black culture and art and white people cannot? I believe that a black person is capable of killing someone over this feeling justified that you insulted them. You can call me whatever you want and it will not bother me. If I hear the term cracker it has no effect on me. This is the year 2010 so why are we still getting caught up in slave terminology from 200 years ago?

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          Boss Nigger /1975

Now I realize that there are still people who use this as a racist comment but it is not the word it is the person and the context they are using it in. As long as we still continue to give this word the power it will invoke crazy reactions. Race will eventually no longer be an issue as lines that were once considered taboo continue to be eliminated. Soon we will become the human race not recognized by our color.

If black people are so offended by the word nigger then as a culture or race why don’t they stop referring to each other in this manner? Are all black people offended? It seems to also be a word that a black person can be proud of as it is used to identify a culture in certain art forms such as Hip Hop. I think if you were to take the word out of the music it would not be as effective.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6OselVRTsM

Clerks II (Porch Monkey) 

The infamous porch monkey scene from Clerks 2 really puts all of this into perspective. Look at some point people have to realize that nigger/ porch monkey or whatever you get upset over are just words and that if some racist idiot uses them you only give him/her the power if you react to it. Remember there is a big difference between words and actions. Words will not hurt you but actions can we are talking about words here so let us not get the two mixed up. If someone is physically threatening or harming you that is a whole different matter.

Should I walk around calling all of my friends cracker this and cracker that? If you use the term should I lose my mind? Have you ever seen a show or a movie were people were very upset about the word nigger being used. At the same time I have seen shows where the word cracker was used in a derogatory manner and no one really cared. I saw a basketball movie depicting a team of black players I think in the 60’s when black players were not common in high school ball in the USA. The movie was about breaking the color barrier which existed at the time. When one of the black players was called a nigger and was threatened people lost their mind. A few scenes later the same player is talking with another black player calling white people crackers every other word and no one cared. It is all subjective.

Remember NIGGER is just a word. It is your choice how you determine the power of the word and the context it is used in. The more power you give it the longer it remains offensive. This really is an issue which will soften over time as the world changes. At this point there are other groups which people find they hate more like Atheists. In most States in the USA an Atheist is not legally allowed to run for public office. I am an Atheist but I don’t lose my mind when someone calls me it. Atheist at this point is more of a derogatory name than nigger but remember it is just a word that each one of us chooses to give life or not.

In the USA a nigger is president but an Atheist can’t be. So really it’s not the word it is the context. The president is only a nigger if you see it that way to me he /she would just be another human being.

Seek the truth always

Gary David Currie

Who Hijacked Reality / #97 George Carlin Rocks.

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

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Journal Entry # 97

June 16th, 2010

 

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The day George Carlin died June 22nd 2008 was a sad day for the world. He was not only a very funny man who brought joy and insight into my life and countless others but a man who was able to recognize bullshit in life on an epic scale.

He had a way with words that allowed the English language in its simplicity to sound intelligent. I could listen to his shows and skits over and over again finding something new each time. If you are not familiar with George I of course highly recommend you listen to his brand of comedy and insight.

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George Carlin – Religion is bullshit. 

I dedicate this post to George Carlin who along with Lenny Bruce and other comedians allowed me to be able to say what I want when I want to. The 7 dirty words bit created controversy that still resonates to this day. Do you know the 7 words? I will never forget the day I ran down to Sam Sam the record man to pick up a copy of this alblum which I listened to over and over  and over. It was amazing that someone was speaking in the language that regular people talked in. I loved it when he challenged the establishment. This was a man I could emulate. He was cool.

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The Seven Words

There really was no escaping the truth in one of Georges skits and for me that is very important. I wish I could find the humour he did in these situations but for now I will just enjoy his comic stylings. I salute George for his unwavering ability to see the truth.

Seek the truth always

Gary David Currie

Who Hijacked Reality / #63 What make us laugh?

Sunday, May 16th, 2010

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Journal Entry # 63

May 15th, 2010

Is laughter the best medicine? I know that personally I feel better when I am laughing. Now of course we can’t be laughing all the time but it certainly should be a daily part of your life no matter what is happening. Different things will make different people laugh. There are all types of humour and what appeals to us is as individual as our personality.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laughter  More information about laughter.

The different types of humour  link http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20071205213018AA54DrZ

Anecdotes, banter, blend word, blue humour, blunder, , bull, burlesque, caricature, the catch tale, conundrum, epigram, exaggerism, Freudian slip, hyperbole, irony, joke, nonsensism, parody, practical joke, recovery, repartee, satire, situational humour, switching, understatement, wisecrack and wit.

I do not easily laugh out loud. Something has to be very funny to me in order to do that. Maybe it is different with you. I personally like combinations of the above especially satire and physical humour but what always gets my intelligent brain in the funny bone is a good old fashioned dick or fart joke. I know it is juvenile but I laugh every time. There is a scene in the newer movie She’s Out Of My League which involves one man trimming another mans genital area. I could not stop laughing. I also like intelligent humour and comedians who deliver it. A great example for me is George Carlin or Joe Rogan.

She’s Out of My League Trailer

Joe Rogan Clip

Most of the time I may think something is funny but I don’t laugh because it is humour I will use later. Other times it is humour that I just grin at but every once in awhile there is a moment when I will laugh out loud. The best is when you start laughing uncontrollably and you really have no idea why. Your body just needs it I guess and then everyone around you starts laughing because you are. This is the best laughter of all.

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I find this funny

Humour is very personal. Have you ever had someone say to you I have something really funny to show you or tell you and they do but you do not find it funny at all?

Most of my posts deal with issues of a more serious nature but I do try to find humour in certain areas. Remember to laugh as much as you can even when you don’t want to.

Seek the truth always

Gary David Currie