Wednesday, July 24, 2013

LOVE, APPRECIATION and APPROVAL

I dreamt I was in a square and watching as soldiers were preparing a fire and there was a murmur of voices and my name was being said. It dawned on me the fire was for me. Then I woke up. I am feeling like Salman Rushdie and the period at the start of his Fatwa. I really see no difference. The comments and threats are pretty violent and I am certain equal to the impact of my words on the gigantic fan base of O. what’s interesting is the media coverage and various comments seem skewed in neutral while most are direct at me example ‘Has RDC lost her mind?” I am certain if you told me that this would happen I would not bring this down on myself and yet I feel like it opens up a dialogue about race and what we are allowed to feel and experience within my community and I have a community. The reality is I broke a social rule I aired my dirty laundry about someone I know. Of course I did pick the biggest foe which is why I used the Salman Rushdie analogy her fans seems as rabid. The attacks seem aimed at me for having sat back and thrashed O as if I just had a happy ol time calling her names and carrying on without CONTEXT or story. I have my opinions and they obviously are not popular but it pains me to think so many believe that I don’t feel or experience the same racism and prejudice that every other person of color does. It pains me that immediately everyone assumes I hold myself back or above her on the contrary…what also hurts is the violence and threats no wonder no one ever comes forward with their stories of O. It is this huge wall of silence. Ahhh will the community ever forgive probably not and although I have spent most of my life enjoying deep appreciation this last experience has taught me that I now go forward without Love, Appreciation or Approval. I suppose my spiritual path has just begun, and that is a blessing.

4 comments:

jack flash said...

That is a DEEP post. i am kind of a tough guy(old with a young spirit)Maybe you did get on a roll with that interviewer, but the way Big O treated you was not to be taken lightly. Maybe you did say a little too much,Rae Rae, you of all people know how the media twists shit up. i don't think Big O ever has gotten blasted like that in recent times. So that is a WAKE-UP CALL for her to stay grounded and help folks out a little more. Did you honestly recieve threats because of this? Damn, i didn't know little Suzy Homemaker housewives made threats. You know how fast the public forgets, so stay focused on "THE CELEBRANT" and get it rolling. If you really want to shock the world and make this situation a WIN-WIN for you and Big O. Talk to her and ask her to finance the show..Bet she would jump at the chance to show fans that the Big O holds no grudges and is still a helping person.....

jack flash said...

Forgot this, you do have LOVE APPRECIATION and APPROVAL from many, and the spiritual persona always gets stronger in times like this. So really this is a battle you might have needed. Things will mellow soon enough. talk to Tommy....

Rae Dawn Chong said...

Click this link if ya wanna know the facts;

http://redalertlive.com/2013/07/25/rae-dawn-chong-responds-oprah-is-fat-boring-n-word-comments-video/

jack flash said...

Heard the whole interview and WOW to hear it in full, instead of being chopped up like i first heard is 100% different and totally a changed verdict. So people you really need to check it out. I bet Big O already has.

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