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SoleilSmile

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This Administration….


Thank you, Lily Allen:

Look inside
Look inside your tiny mind
Now look a bit harder

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‘Cause we’re so uninspired
So sick and tired of all the hatred you harbor

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So you say
It’s not okay to be gay
Well, I think you’re just evil

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You’re just some racist who can’t tie my laces
Your point of view is medieval

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Fuck you (fuck you)
Fuck you very, very much
‘Cause we hate what you do
And we hate your whole crew
So, please don’t stay in touch

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Fuck you (fuck you)
Fuck you very, very much
‘Cause your words don’t translate
And it’s getting quite late
So, please don’t stay in touch

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Do you get
Do you get a little kick out of being small-minded?

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You want to be like your father
It’s approval you’re after
Well, that’s not how you find it

 

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Do you
Do you really enjoy living a life that’s so hateful?

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‘Cause there’s a hole where your soul should be
You’re losing control a bit
And it’s really distasteful

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Fuck you (fuck you)
Fuck you very, very much
‘Cause we hate what you do
And we hate your whole crew
So, please don’t stay in touch

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Fuck you (fuck you)
Fuck you very, very much
‘Cause your words don’t translate
And it’s getting quite late
So, please don’t stay in touch

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Fuck you, fuck you, fuck you

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Fuck you, fuck you, fuck you
Fuck you

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You say
You think we need to go to war
Well, you’re already in one

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‘Cause it’s people like you that need to get slew
No one wants your opinion

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Fuck you (fuck you)
Fuck you very, very much

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‘Cause we hate what you do
And we hate your whole crew

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So, please don’t stay in touch

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Fuck you (fuck you)
Fuck you very, very much

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‘Cause your words don’t translate

steveMiller

And it’s getting quite late

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So, please don’t stay in touch

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Fuck you (fuck you)

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Fuck you (fuck you)

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Fuck you (fuck you)

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Fuck you (fuck you)

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Fuck you (fuck you)

 

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A Long Time Coming…


Bill Cosby is no longer a hero. I think many still appreciate all the good he has done, but the Rape of Persephone has done it’s deed against a dark god of the underworld. Being a Hades male ( a man who prefers women much young enough to be daughter) is rougher than usual these days. What’s more, being a Black man with a yen for White women sparks the flame of White Sexual Paranoia.

scientific_racism_irish-1899In the Romantic Era, it was observed that the Sub-Saharan African man was the last race to have yet to procreate his genes beyond his native lands, so great systematic efforts were made to suppress the threat. In America, it was called Jim Crow. The objective was to dissuade Black men from marrying White women, To do so, he must be made less attractive to her by keeping him poor and disenfranchised. These were vigorously enforced tenet, while limiting the Black community’s education ( in certain subjects), less so. Per usual, industries will take mathematicians wherever they can get them! All kidding aside, systematic racism did little else but cover up the “problem” for the two factions were still craving each other from their respected sides.

breckGirlBlack fetish white women for their hair. Skin is secondary, for although there is Colorism in favor of light skinned women in the Black community, long, loose, non-textured hair reigns supreme. The strife this causes among Black has little weight compared to the other side of the spectrum. For although a Black woman may find herself abandoned with her children, she’s not going to gather a posse and lynch him! For the longest time, there has been a dichotomy of phobia and fetishism regarding Black men, especially the rumors of penis size. Therefore, when the two fetishes were more or less free to fulfill there desires the result for many cases was awkward and unlawful.


Sex is in part an act of conquest
and when finally given a chance, there were Black men who conquered all they could! They took on every adventurous non-Black female availble, often marrying them. Why not? Marrying outside of one’s race, especially a White person is upward mobility. Mister no longer has to beat Celie for not being Shug. Now, he can bypass the honey colored Shug and marry the French girls on the post cards he hoards in cookie tins. However, on the White woman’s side, being at the top (or the Center), the only way to go is down. Is her curiosity worth losing her place at the center? Being dragged to margins must’ve ran through the minds of many a White woman after climaxing with her dark partner. The surge of emotion caused by the realization of lost power made many scream rape.

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Cosby’s use of quaaludes to loosen the nerves of his partners should never of have been used. It’s equivalent of taking advantage of a woman who is drunk and there are rules against that. Yes, it’s physically frustrating to be blue-balled by a partner who reneged on her consent, but rules are rules. Passions must be controlled! Furthermore, as a Black man, there will be very little sympathy for mistakes…..especially repeated mistakes. Tip: keep a tab of black licorice next to the condom in your wallet!
Cosby justifiably campaigned against the errant behavior of Black men who perpetuate pickaninnynegrobeastnegative stereotypes. However, Uncle Ruckus performed the worst one of all. He became the monsterous Black man in pursuit of White women in D.W. Lawrences Birth of Nation. How could he do such a thing knowing how important he was to Black community and kids of every race every where? You’re not allowed to have serious flaws as a public figure, but being in such a position of one of power and power corrupts. Did the powerful Bill Cosby feel that the women he sodomized were to powerless to be heard? A fatal mistake: never underestimate the urge for a White man to protect his fair damsels—especially blondes.

Karma bit Bill Cosby in the ass. The #metoo movement is toppling many former heroes off their pedestals. John K., my beloved Charlie Rose and who know who else will suffer, for although #metoo is a good cause, there is a caustic side of it with certain women among its numbers who are clearly out for blood and are enjoying their catharsis no matter how much the fallen has contributed to society.

hadesPersephoneHowever, our current president is immune to this witch hunt. Harkening back to mythology, Hades only committed one crime to Zeus and Poseidon’s many, many affronts. Zeus makes alliences and lives in atmospheric real estate that is the envy of mortal. Poseidon realm of the sea if a source of food and travel. However, because Hades is the god rarely seen and represents the Suscious which is unkonwn to mankind. Hade, the god whose world is so dark and feared that no woman would come down to live with him, thus the need to steal a bride, that he can not ever be forgiven in the imagination of surface dwellers. Black men seen to be ruled by Mars, but when they’re rich, they’re ruled by Hades.

mappleThorpe_NEARobert Mapplethorpe narrated this dichotomy in a controversial exhibit in 1990 which nearly brought down the National Endowment for the Arts. As a conceptual artist he had done his job for it slugged the Christian Right and the South at such a visceral level they called the exhibit pornography. However, those who know how to recognize the allegory of conceptual art recognized its power and either heralded it with with public funds ( for it told a very public and historical social construct story) or feared the change it would bring and called for the NEA’s demise.

Mapplethorpe_Derrick_Cross_zpsc1999365.jpg~originalThe exhibit was a series of photographs depicting very dark, muscular and statuesque Black men in sexual acts with White men ( including Mapplethorpe himself) and voyueristic nudes. The perfect allegory explaining the Blackamoor in Peterouchka and Shakespeare’s Othello. The Forbidden Fruit is no longer forbidden and hasn’t been since 1968. Rejoice it seems to say, jump in! And to flabby, pie bald White husbands in homogenous communities this narrative was a visceral threat, for under the surface, wives are bought and their continued sexual favors in marriage are either duty or enticed by baubles and credit cards. Whereas the Black man, as poor as he is never seems to have dry spells. Dark is masculine and white is feminine in the Western psyche and Jessie Helms and Pat Buchannan didn’t like their wives craving dark meat.

The NEA was forever impaired after Jessie Helms’s crusade. Funding is no longer granted to individuals, leaving artists to incorporate as a brand to finance their projects. We have to be leaders when we don’t want to be. Or worse search for individual endowments, thus exposing themselves to scams and giving their valuable information to marketing firms.

mappleThorpeThe positive thing to come out of Mapplethrope exhibit is that Black man were not scary to the Center anymore. An unknown white actress stuck her neck out and opening admired Michael Jordan in Space Jam buy saying, “He’s so good looking”. That’s quite a reversal from Sixteen Candles principle characters exclaiming “A BLACK GUY-Y” “No, a pink one!” eleven years before. White women and Black men are free to beeline toward each other, producing lovely children and an ever loving society. Thanks in part to Mappelthorpe and not soon enough for Bill Cosby, there is no reason for socially conscious White woman to fear losing power for sleeping with or marry a Black man and Black men are free to procreate their genes.

BEWARE: HR SCAMS!


Hello, Job Seekers.
There is an HR scam going around. Two representatives from Getronics, who claimed to have found me though your service, contacted and offered me employment which turned out to be a phishing scam. They sent me a counterfeit check to pay for office set up expenses ( I was unaware of this) and now my bank account is closed due to fraud. Getronics may still be a legitimate company, but the following representatives are not:
Mary Cook: mcook1159@gmail.com

Mark Hancock: markhancock@camelothome.org

BE WARNED! Although, I followed up to verify the legitimacy of the company, I neglected to verify the domains of the email addresses. Search everything. Although, we all know that is easier said than done.

 

Respectfully,

Ashanti Miller

Me Too Hits Home: a solution…


blackLicorice_02Black licorice. An anaphrodisiac that rock stars, who want to stay faithful to their wives, consume when they are on tour. These are also good for when a dude is between relationships. It shows the pituitary gland who’s boss! Save yourself from making a stupid mistake that will ruin your life and break the hearts of those who love you! If your system is prone to be compulsive, hinder the damn semen count with marjoram, black licorice and variety of other treats. Take a break, work on your manners between relationships. Most of all, give your psyche time to heal so you don’t pass on so much of the baggage from your previous relationship into the next!
#johnk

There is this much spoken of observation of men that they have no problem moving on to the next person right after a break up. There’s next to no period of mourning. It’s just on to the next female–wherever she may be. Women can do the same, but few few do. Not everyone can be Coco Chanel and think the best way to get over an old love is new love, to use the sanitize version of the quote. For the rest of us, relationships are a huge emotional investment that takes time to heal when the it fails.

The person, who I still love and appreciate, had a bad break up with the most beautiful woman in his industry and did not wait to cultivate another one with a woman of his own age. Older women aren’t naive, therefore the great mentor of the television animation renaissance used his power to lure a new love. This time, someone young and naive enough to train to his tastes. He did so–TWICE.

Where were his friends? I’m finger-pointing here, but FRIENDS DON’T LET FRIENDS MAKE THIS MISTAKE. I worked with the person in question when he was in the inappropriate relationship with his ingenue. I thought nothing of because I had no idea she was underages. She’s look about 23 to my 27. I was clueless. Even if I were, I was not old enough to tell the now “predatory mentor” how to run his life. I would’ve been powerless.

Being older is so liberating. You been through so much shit, you don’t mind losing friends and jobs for warning people. John Kricfalusi was IMPORTANT to so many of us. How DARE he throw all of that love away by predating on underage girls. Draw the girls, don’t touch them! Now he will have to leave the industry forever and possibly face incarceration. What a waste!
This is how good of a director John was:
blackLicorice_03He was a visual and kinesthetic communicator–which rare in both teachers and managers. We would spend random afternoons drawing gags for storyboards. Most other television director give you a 40 minute lecture and send you back to you desk—and then have the nerve to yell at you for not interpreting the script properly or laying out the scene the wrong way. Oh, and if they don’t yell, they blacklist you through their gossip. Yes, these are geeks who have the nerve to gossip like a bevy of tabloid it girls. Beware of directors. They aren’t gods nor are they as virtuous as their positions suggest. Billy Wilder slammed Marylin Monroe who publicly told him to “Eat shit”. The directors of Futurma and Dilbert raked me across the coals to their peers, ruining me forever…except in the eyes of John K.
We clicked like a snap and grommit. Sure, I got yelled at, but I knew how to fix my mistakes, because he would draw what he wanted changed. I’ve been told that a director doesn’t want to end up doing all the drawing himself. Well, he sure as shite better supply thumbnails. Only 20% of the world’s people are auditory learners and animation is a visual field. Bust out the prismacolors and draw! Or do I suspect that a director’s crew can draw rings around director? Yeah, that unwillingness to draw thumbnails is also harbored in intimidation by one’s minions. That shouldn’t matter when a crew are all friends. Spumco was a studio of friends.

John, I still appreciate you and love you, but what you did was wrong. There is “age of consent” (which varies greatly from state to state) and you should’ve been aware that families are quick to sell their daughters. People are as outraged over the parents naiveté (I suspect consent, since the families were poor), but so many people are so sheltered that they have no idea that daughters are only commodities, or to be quite blunt: for sale to the highest bider.

I hope amends are made to Robyn and Katie, and that John bounces back from this. Until then, may this be a lesson to all budding artists: Drawing is a dream but the industry isn’t. The workday is so long and strenuous that it’s difficult to develop and maintain personal  lives. You have one go to find your spouse in college and that’s it. This is true of all white collar and skilled labor jobs that require college degrees. It’s a real problem. A problem so intense that it drives desperate acts of adrenal stupidity.

 

Jane Fonda Against the Vietnam War: She was still right.


 

 

Someone needs to make the distinction of the atrocities she was speaking against and the orthodox warfare that restaurant owner obviously served under. When prostitutes are chopped up and thrown into trash bags, and civilians are tortured, someone needs to speak up against it.
Yes, I saw the recent Ken Burns documentary, but I’ve also taken Asian American and Asian studies courses for my humanities requirement in college. What I learned during wartime in the 20th Century on Asian soil was not pretty.

 

 

 

 My term paper for Asian-American studies was about how about GenX children of Asian and Western heritage, it was difficult to for them to talk about their parents. I got evasive answers at every turn. Finally, one of my classmates who was fully Asian told me: The reason why their avoiding the question is because no one wants to tell you that their father was a G.I. and their mother was a prostitute.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


I was shocked. I was hoping to find a common thread between biracial African Americans and and biracial Asian-Americans and boy did I find it. Can any person of color get full respect from their Western partner. Asians and Asian Americans fought for respectability and won. They had to endure the “exotica myth”. A Japanese American friend of mine broke up with her Western boyfriend when she confronted him about his attraction to her and found her suspicions were true.
I expanded on this issue with my graphic novel, InBetween Days.

 So , yeah, Jane Fonda stance on the Vietnam war is still valid. It’s just like with so much in journalism, the story of Vietnam is painted with a very broad brush. It takes those who suffer the most (especially in ways that don’t involve blood) to dig into the corners with an awl and pull out the details. Those storytellers are often women.

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Purgatorio


Through the miasma and out the other side. I think Grandma Ada needs time to figure out what has come to pass and perhaps shake off the stress of her life before joining St. Bonaventure. So, Beatrice awaits in Purgatory. I wonder of Grandma Ada’s “Beatrice” is her friend with the sunflower garden or the neighbor with the nice veranda? Perhaps Sunflower Lady and Veranda lady can be her guides.

Grandma Ada had many church-lady friends and acquaintances who kept her employed. She had many jobs throughout her life and the last was as a crossing guard. Much like Hyacinth, I can imagine her mothering the neighborhood children on the importance of a neat appearance. I wonder how many with dirty socks tried their best to sneak past her unnoticed!

Grandma Ada Has Died


Pleasant Journey, Grandma Ada. I hope St. Bonaventure shows you a wonderful time.

I think the first thing she’ll do in her afterlife is cook something nice.

 

Grandma Ada
You had such a hard life.
Growing up under Jim Crow
Growing up under the influence of gender roles
Which had failed you, which fails so many women.
But you persevered.
Then your children persevered.
Which gave my generation, your grand children
The opportunity to escape the oppression you were reared under.
Thus allowing us to live the life you probably dreamed of.
Were you an artist, too?
I wonder.
Your daughter is one, and like you, never got the chance to realize her potential.
Her job, her advancement, was to migrate.
Just your migrated from your place of origin and pain.
As our ancestors did before you.

Through one step at a time our family gave birth to a Dr. of Art Administration, an engineer, a, Emmy winning animation filmmaker, a sociologist, another engineer, an accountant and contractor. There isn’t a dud among us!
It takes so many families far longer to achieve white collar status.
The Powell-Parker—nee Parker (it was all YOU) family, thanks to your determination did so in just six generations.
Just six from slavery to middle class…

Thank you, Grandma Ada
For every beating
Every care package
and every butter cookie, iced lemon cake and sweet potato pie!

Thank you for the life I got to live, that should’ve been yours.
I hope in the next life
You’ll soar even higher.
Make it so!

Be brave through your Transcendence and Pleasant Journey.

Love,

Ashanti

 

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