Monday, January 16, 2006

In the name of love

Yes, must get that U2 reference in whenever possible.

The thing I have to wonder this day as we ponder intolerance: When is Pat Robertson going to get his divine punishment?

I can only hope and pray that I am not passing any subtle or unspoken bias onto my children. So far I see no evidence that they value or treat anyone different based on their looks. I once wrote a story for the MLK holiday about how my daughter taught me a lesson when she picked out the black Bridal Barbie with the money she got for her birthday one year. I hate that the small town I live in is not more diverse, that is the one thing I miss about living in the city, be it Boston or NYC.

Anyway, I'm babbling really. I have a few moments to sit and I chose to post. I also want to write and tweak the template here. But "24" continues tonight. OMG! Did you watch? Does anyone love this show, (and Kiefer) as much as I do, (besides Jamie)? Spoiler space if you didn't watch it yet...











I was completely un-spoiled for this, and I swear to God, I grabbed my own throat when President Palmer was shot. *sniff* I nearly cried. Seriously. Especially when Jack entered the penthouse and saw the body still there under a sheet. And Michelle! And Tony! *sob* I can't wait for tonight at 8:00. You know what? I hope Jack never goes back to CTU. I like renegade Bauer much better. He can take Chloe with him to be his side kick.

More later. Ciao!

5 comments:

KyuBall said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one to worry about my influence on my child. I don't live the lifestyle of a bigot, so I think I'm ok.

Food for thought: does a bigot really know that they're a bigot? If someone is taught that kind of nonsense from birth, would they be able to recognize it as being wrong later in life...AND correct it?

Giovanna said...

I think it depends, because I am sure there are different kinds of "bigots." I think someone who sterotypes or judges out of ignorance and how they were raised may not fully appreciate how hurtful their words and attitudes can be, and not know they are being prejudice. This is the kind of person who can grow and change, imho.

Then there is the person who is deliberately hurtful and hateful. Despite any outward claim and belief that their credo is "right" or superior, I bet that they know on some level what they do is wrong. I think that's harder to change.

Thanks for coming by kyuball.

Leesa said...

Regarding "Food for thought: does a bigot really know that they're a bigot? If someone is taught that kind of nonsense from birth, would they be able to recognize it as being wrong later in life...AND correct it?"

I read about these singers who are white supremists. They have not a clue; they are cute, have nice voices, and spread hate.

I had a friend who would recant me with stories about some of her racist friends' comments. My response: "Doesn't it concern you that the think it is okay to tell you these things/ It sounds like they think you agree with them." She stopped talking with me. I think she was just "testing the waters."

Lisa said...

YEEESSSSSS, I love the 24!!! Love. the 24. (sorry, but I'm compelled to add that "the" for purposes unknown...possibly because it just seems a little WT...) Anywho. Love Jack. Love Palmer. Hate when I screw up my tivo and miss half of the first episode of each night.

Giovanna said...

You poor thing, I already erased mine because I have cable DVR and only get so much space or I'd send it to you.