Well it would seem that April Ryan isn’t so bad after all. In my last post I discussed the recent skirmish she had with White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs. In that post in my commentary my position was that she had the wrong approach with her line of questioning. Well, it’s good to know that April is woman enough to admit that she was wrong in the way she handled the situation:
Well, don’t tell that to my good friend Renee author of the blog Womanist Musings who actually was the focus of my last blog and not April Ryan. You see, just like I mentioned in that post about people missing the message because they’re more focused on shooting the messenger? Renee did just that as I expected. Yes, she took the bait hook line and sinker with my last post as I designed. Yep, and did she ever! Today I was the subject of her blog once again…
You see, Renee has a problem when it comes to communication as do many people. I’ve pointed this out to her in a recent exchange on my blog and on Twitter, but me having a penis, she didn’t take to my advice about her approach. Like April Ryan above, she occasionally visits this blog and unappropriately engages with me (and other commenters) as she pushes “her agenda” and derails the conversation piece of the post at hand – she has done this on more than one occasion. Rarely has she ever showed up here and commented on anything without championing her womanist battle cry. Which is funny because what she does here, you’re not allowed to do at her blog without being threatened to be banned from commenting on her blog ever again.
I’ve visited her blog recently and asked a question in regards to something she said in a blog she wrote, and I was told “I don’t do education on this blog, I do discussions,” and then told that I’m ignorant and I should use Google to educate myself. How’s that for communication skills? I guess she’s still a bit salty because I told her once on this blog that her approach to discussions doesn’t do well to dispel the stereotype of the Angry Black Bitch as black women are often perceived to be. You know, just like April Ryan did at the White House briefing?
Well, Renee has once again taken a paragraph or two from my last post (as she has done before) to further advance her cause of Womanism. She has mentioned me as sexist, and also a misogynist; one time she went as far as to insinuate that I hate fat people, as evidenced by my choice of pic on one of my recent posts [you can read our exchange here & here]. I swear I had no idea that I’m supposed to seek approval from her on whatever I do here on her my blog as far as posting is concerned. Seriously, I had no fucking idea, and I wish somebody would have told me when I started this blog 2yrs ago – nobody told me about the blog police.
Look, I’m not trying to spend too much time on this as I already have. But I must admit that it’s good to know that I’m able to live rent free in the mind of a person I’ve never met, who never has anything positive to bring to the table as far as this blog, or thinks by reading 500 words on a page that they know me. In my lifetime I’ve become a pretty good judge of character, and I understand people like Renee. You might say she’s a woman passionate about her cause, but I’d say you’re incorrect. Renee isn’t passionate, she’s driven – driven by childhood un-grieved anger. Ask any professional or practitioner in the area of psychology and they’ll tell you the same thing
Some people take to substance abuse or lead dysfunctional self-destructive lives as a result of un-grieved childhood anger; and some people run around the internet married to a cause and act as bullies as they lash out in anger. The anonymity of the internet has become a playground for people like this. Which is really scary because they’re not too different from right wing extremists; you know, like the very white supremacists they’re supposed to be rallying against? The real tragedy about Renee and people like her, is that she feels the need to lash out to promote a very serious issue, but by their approach they do very little foster the change they seek.
James Baldwin once said “You write in order to change the world … if you alter, even by a millimeter, the way people look at reality, then you can change it,” and as far as this blog, like it or not, this is what I do. So while Renee, and the rest of you who read the title to the last post and took the bait, I laughed. I laughed because my “experiment” was as successful as I predicted; and quite frankly, if you don’t laugh it means you’re not paying attention, or paying attention to the wrong stuff. In the end, it’s good to see that April Ryan paid attention and owned her shit as she did in the video above.
The people who were drawn in by the title of my last post and reacted to it, helped me to prove my point about how much people pay attention. More importantly, reading some of the comments it proved how reactionary some people can be, and thus unable to properly communicate thoughts and ideas.
I might be an asshole, but I’m a pretty clever one, don’t you think?
UPDATE: Further helping to prove my point, Renee has now published this post: Tune in Tuesday: Queen Latifah Ladies First, in response to what you read above. Here is what she had to say:
Ayo, let me take it from here, Queen…
Excuse me but I think I’m about do
To get into precisely what I am about to do
I’m conversating to the folks that have no whatsoever clue
So listen very carefully as I break it down for you
Now you tell me, after reading that, was I wrong about her?