Oh I love that term...it is on a commercial and it makes me laugh every time the actor says it. I get such a kick. I love the concept of just "blaming" everything but ourselves for the "problems" we have. It's all our fault no matter how you cut it , no victims here. Of course I notice I will forget and point away from myself. Just rip into a Blame storming session with gusto!!! Hmmm not a good act, certainly not honest. It is said that if we can see it, we can be it and we are guilty as the ones we charge. So I can find (most of the time) what is wrong with people, places, and things, wrong with "my thinking" with me simultaneously, if I am honest. I know I have my proverbial hand on the proverbial trigger. It's a sick kind of fun to point outside of us and say boo...and certainly sometimes on the surface it isn't us it's them. See we stop paying attention we lose focus and "policies" change, literally suddenly what was a law that protected our diverse presence in media gets changed and slowly and silently we disappear from media or are marginalized. We cannot figure out how or why...but had we paid attention we would have noticed and gone to the meetings along with the attentive few who were desperate to stop the law from being changed in 1995. I didn't see it coming, didn't know, no one was paying attention in my world. That's when stuff changed so it is was our fault. I get mileage out of blaming the lack of diversity on the lack of women (of color) in writing rooms,and I am right but not completely...it's not just that its a combo of many things.
Not sleeping now. In my house we have an argument going, it's on going because we run out of energy to pursue it to the end. I think food commercials should be banned past 6:00 pm. I think it is evil to have dripping chocolate Sundays shown at 12 midnight as we are just about to go to bed or burgers oozing grease and cheese, pizza. This is right when we are beginning to get hungry again. My BF says no, we should have self control and avoid the temptation ourselves. Mind you he is an incorrigible snacker who seems not to gain extra weight, unfair. I disagree I think we need assistance. Someone needs to watch out for when we are vulnerable.
Hello! There is a theme here we are vulnerable. WE ARE!
Sure it contradicts the point the subject of this blog...we are responsible for ourselves not "them"...but I need assistance. I need people to remind me to focus and be attentive and make waves. To show up and protest to put "the fork down" to stand up for those who need it.
Us, them, me whomever.
Still it is us, not them, we need each other. Yes we do, even if it's to blame YOU for our laziness.