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Thursday, July 18, 2013

a rant: why i'm so pissed

WARNING- This is a rant.  Cuss words may or may not have been used.  I apologize for that but sometimes you just have to.  Read at your own risk

I  wasn't going to write about this, it's so absurd.  But my frustrations and my growing ire, got the best of me, so here I am.  You may or may not have heard of the latest "scandal" of the day, here in the good ol US of A.  You haven't?  Let me fill you in then.   The Allstar baseball game, America's pastime, was played earlier this week.  True, the American League won again, and true, this time I actually cheered for them since my Astros are now a part of this circus league and Jason Castro (the only Houston Astro nominated) was proudly representing our boys. Well, at the game, world renowned recording artist, Marc Anthony sang "God Bless America" -see him here:



 and it seems, some people, some very ignorant and tactless people, took offense to this.  Someone blogged about the comments' uproar and then posted countless tweets and comments that people made.  I couldn't even get through all of the comments, the few I managed to read made me physically ill and very sad. People were posting stuff like: "Why is a Mexican singing God Bless America? He's not even here legally!"   For a complete rundown go here: http://publicshaming.tumblr.com/post/55715208108/baseball-fans-super-angry-hispanic-american-superstar .

Here we are in 2013 and still, still hatred, racism, bigotry and ignorance runs rampid like a wild animal.  Just a few weeks ago, something similiar happened when 11 year old San Antonio native, Sebastien de la Cruz sang the National Anthemn in full mariachi/charro attire at a professional basketball game.  For those of you that don't know, a Mariachi is a person or a group (Mariachis) that express their culture by playing Mexican folk music. They use guitars, violins, bass guitars and horns. Mariachis are very proud of their heritage and are passionate musicians when it comes to performing.  They usually wear a Mariachi outfit.  Since it's difficult for me to try and describe what one looks like, I'll just show you, here:

Ok, so now that you all know what a Mariachi is and looks like, let me get on with my rant.

For days, people were critical and downright nasty to this poor kid who is an American citizen, born and bred, who happens to sing with Mariachis.  What the hell is wrong with that?  Hell, if you missed his rendition of the Nantional Anthem, google it or youtube it, he sang it better than some of the "politically correct" celebrities that have tried and failed miserably to do.  I was appalled then, and am appalled now.  What the fuck is going on with people these days??? The whole thing about Marc Anthony is senseless as well.  For one, he is not Mexican, he's Puerto Rican.  For another, he was born in New York City.  Are you kidding me? Really? Who cares, where he is from or who performs?  As long as the person is entertaining and can belt out a song, it matters not to me where they come from.  Some people need to get a life and get educated on matters before making such asses of themselves.  In case anyone's forgotten, the United States is not, nor has it ever been a one race population.  America is a melting pot of so many different cultures and nationalities. That's what makes America so great.  Not this bullshit, evil diareaeah coming out of people's mouths.  And don't even get me started on grouping all Hispanics and/or Latinos as "Mexicans"  ----Give me a break!  I'm an American citizen, I was born here, my mom is Mexican and my dad is Nicaraguan.  So what?  So if I decided to sing Bye Bye Miss American Pie, I'd be called a wet-back, spic, illegal too?  (Not that I would ever sing that song in public.  Or sing any song for that matter)   Don't ever tell my dad he is Mexican, he'll cut you!  -ok not really, but he won't like it.  :)  My point is, with all that is going on in this world of ours, getting upset because someone who doesn't look like a white/full blooded American should look like, sing our National Anthem or God Bless American is just a waste of time and energy.  Instead, why don't ya'll read up on your history and your ancestors.  If you're going to argue, argue intelligently, not ignorantly.

Yes I know that there are problems with immigration and people coming to our country illegally, I'm not arguing that. I'm arguing the fact that in this day and age, certain people still feel that they or as they say, "their" race, is superior to all others.  To them I say, go fuck yourself! This type of mentality is why we are the way we are today.

Now go out and hug your neighbor dammit!


8 comments:

Don said...

Yvonne, just consider the source and ignore the ignorant. They will always be among us and can drive us batty if we pay attention to them.

CWMartin said...

There are too many people out there with three things they shouldn't have: 1- a grudge; 2- a computer; and 3- no life of their own.

Yvonne said...

Don- Yeah I know, lol, it still just made me sick.

CWMartin- Agreed! :)

Chris said...

That was a fantastic rant Yvonne! It's kinda cool to see you get fired up like this, though it's unfortunate that this had to be addressed. When the hell are people going to realize that not all 'latinos/latinas' are Mexican? (The Daily Show just mentioned this exact thing a few days ago

There have always been ignorant racists, but social media sites like Twitter give them a global voice. It's depressing to see how much hate there is in the world, but there are websites and news shows exposing them for being such stupid assholes, so that's reassuring. Some people really need to think before they speak (or tweet.)

Also, if you can't access the Amber blog try logging in through the email you approved the request from. If that doesn't work try the e-mail I sent the request to. If that doesn't work let me know where to send another invite cause I'm all out of ideas!

Yvonne said...

Chris- Ha! Glad you liked my state of "pissed-off ation" ;) I had to get it off my chest. It is really sad, to see how much hate there is, isn't it? I mean, really, very sad. Anyway, I still can't access you blog. I don't know why. Send me the invite again to the same email addy. We'll see what happens. You're so difficult, Chris! lmao!

Red Shoes said...

People are idiots... it's been proven time and time again...

*sighs*

There are even people making ugly comments about the birth of the new member of British Royalty...

Idiots...

~shoes~

Yvonne said...

Red Shoes- agreed. sometimes i just wanna smack them on the head. heh.

Anonymous said...

"Now go out and hug your neighbor, dammit!" LOL. Perfect ending to a well-written rant, friend! -Jesse