2 oz. Bourbon
1/2 tsp sugar
1 1/2 tablespoon water
12-16 fresh mint leaves
float Barbados rum
In the bottom of a chilled highball glass muddle sugar, mint leaves and water until sugar is disolved. Add finely crushed ice then pour bourbon. Garnish with mint and float rum.
Tough shit. I'm confronted with it every day as well (weight), and in my case the Enlightened Types are just as hateful and bigoted as the guys with swastika tattoos. And almost nobody gives a damn. I'm not black and and I'm not female, so my oppression is meaningless. Well, fuck that. As long as it's only popular to fight the hate against certain popular "oppressed groups," then I'm not going to bother to try to fight at all.posted by aaron at 11:22 AM on June 22, 2001
It did, for a while. But then I noticed: a) it was never getting better for me, not one iota. b) The same groups that have made such amazing strides continue to hog the Spotlight of Suffering. c) The same groups have made it very clear that they themselves have ZERO desire to fight for me. They literally do not give a damn about me.
when your group is no longer discriminated against, then you're going to fight for everyone else, is that what you're saying?
No, what I'm saying is that when some of them, somewhere, start fighting for me - or, at least, stop THEMSELVES DISCRIMINATING against me, then I'll join them. Until then, I just don't care. I'm not saying we should just give up and start being discriminatory against everyone everywhere again. I'm just saying I'm tired of fighting for others, when they themselves come back and spit in my face as a thank you. And it's especially unacceptable since I continue to have "Racism!" "Sexism!" thrown in my face _literally_ dozens of times per day. You can't escape it unless you hide in a box, destroy your TV, never touch another newspaper, on and on. They're important, I'm not. That's the message I get.posted by aaron at 11:37 AM on June 22, 2001
Teehee! Ah, but in all seriousness (as a chubby computer geek, I'm down with Brother Aaron in the fight for solidarity), I'm recalling something Howard Zinn wrote in the beginning of "A People's History of the United States", which I'm just now reading for the first time at the ripe old age of 26:"The cry of the poor is not always just, but if you don't listen to it, you will never know what justice is."
I don't know what the heck that means, but it sure is pithy!!posted by hincandenza at 6:40 PM on June 22, 2001
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