Wednesday, October 13, 2010
DEBATE BUSTERS & NEGRO BUSTERS
I don't understand. I mean, some debates are never ending stories. Take for instance the debates on what constitutes a good movie, a bad movie, a quality movie or an important movie, where is the scratch line? Not to mention the never-ending debate over the N-word. And, what's in a good book?
I know some people just loves to argue, but some of those debates are like pissing in the wind and stepping in mud. The results are going to leave some type of ugly stain.
Look, I love a good conversation, but I wish there was a polite way to back out of a conversation, or ignore a conversation when someone tries to engage me in discourse that I know is going nowhere.
Well, I've sort of found a way in which we all can bow out gracefully. In our culture, there's a phrase, "playing the nut-role". It's understood to mean feigning ignorance. Now, if we are going to pretend that we don't know WTH a person is talking about, because people speak in all types of languages and codes, we need a hold card. So, instead of shaking our heads in a "I don't know what you're talking about" way, I think flash cards can do the trick.
When a person says some mess that you do not want to talk about, you just flash a card that says....
Spanish: No entiendo
German: Ich verstiendo
Africaans: Ek verstaan nie
French: Je ne comprends pas
Italian: Non capisco
Hatian Creole: Mwen pa konprann
Which all mean, I do not understand
However, there will be the persistent sorts. Then it's on to plan "B". The second card.
French: s'en alien voler, neme derange pas
Spanish: desaparecen de ventanas, no me molesta
German: negfliegen, storen mich nicht
Latin: abire fugientem noli mihi molestus
Which means, Go away fly, don't bother me
By now it's either fight or flight. The "conversation" continues. The talking head debaters strike first.
German: Heck mich am arsch
Irish: pog mo thion
Spanish: besame el culo
Which means (in all languages): Kiss my ass.
The Negro Buster reponds with: Oh yeah, so you want me to kiss your ass, huh? Here's what you can do... Ellwa upidsta, ouya anca itsa ona ita! (*wink* anybody know pig latin?)
There you have it ladies and gentlemen, debate busting 101. Try it, but don't tell anybody I told you so. I just wish I could watch a movie without someone telling me about an alledged evil message within the movie. I want to laugh my butt off without someone saying it's coonery. I don't want to worry about rather or not a movie is important, or if it will be significant in the next 20 years.
And, if I want to say nigga, negro or sambo, I surely don't want someone asking me for my blackness card. Beside, who's to say Shakespeare is better reading than E Lynn Harris and Walter Moseley? If someone wants to find out how Stella got her groove back, they should be able to do that without someone questioning their intelligence.
All money ain't good money, and your good may not look like mine. But in the end, I gotta dance with the lady I took to the ball. Then I'll know we will both be singing satisfied. Do your thang, do what you wanna do, I can't tell you when your basket is full.