For Supremacists and Revolutionaries: You Don’t Want to Get What You Deserve

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For Supremacists and Revolutionaries: You Don't Want to Get What You Deserve

by baldilocks

In the last few days, I got has­sled by white suprema­cists and a sin­gle white left­ist on Twit­ter. (Unchar­ac­ter­is­ti­cally, black Left­ists tend to leave me alone.)

I tend not to get into argu­ments on Twit­ter because they leave me angry, but I did this time and it was a lot of fun! I gained many re-​tweetsBaldilocks mini and not a few new fol­low­ers. And, as I reflect on the two groups — white suprema­cists and white Left­ists, I would almost say that they are two sides of the same coin, but that’s not quite true; white suprema­cists are more hon­est. How­ever, both are equal in men­dac­ity and in cow­ardice. Both sets with which I inter­acted took my words and twisted them to suit their own agen­das. And both are intent on mak­ing sure that the group(s) for which they claim to advo­cate or to be against get what they deserve.

Deserve.

In recent years, that word has begun to ran­kle. It’s defined as “to be wor­thy of reward or pun­ish­ment” and the rea­son it both­ers me is very Chris­t­ian, in that the only thing we all deserve is (the sec­ond) death. We all have to die once, with a few excep­tions.

So when any­one talks about what they or another deserves in this earthly realm, it seem silly. One doesn’t even have to pay atten­tion to Chris­tian­ity to see this. Often do evil peo­ple earn/​receive lots of money and live in lux­ury. Often mar­tyred are ser­vants of the Liv­ing God.

There’s even a sec­u­lar say­ing that acknowl­edges the stu­pid­ity of expect­ing just, earthly deserts: no good deed goes unpunished.

So, one can imag­ine what I think about the deserts of those whose ances­tors who per­se­cuted or were per­se­cuted by another set of people.

Or the deserts of those whose ances­tors were dili­gent and inventive.

Or the deserts of those who pre­tend to be the sav­iors of another group of peo­ple, while actu­ally believ­ing that group to be infe­rior and only fit for can­non fod­der for the rev­o­lu­tion they are planning.

Or even those who think they deserve some­thing for the won­drous black­ness, brown­ness, pink­ness or translu­cency of their stink­ing, worm­food hides.

Oh wait. Did I repeat myself?

You deserve noth­ing, pin­heads. Nei­ther do I.

If you were smart, you’d real­ize this and take your eyes off of “me, me, me,” and turn to the One greater than us all…If you were smart.

Well, mir­a­cles do hap­pen. You bet­ter hope that one hap­pens to you.

Juli­ette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. (Her older blog is located here.) Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was pub­lished in 2012. Her sec­ond novel, ten­ta­tively titled, Arlen’s Harem, will be done in 2015. Fol­low her on Twit­ter.

Please con­tribute to Juliette’s Projects: Her new novel, her blog, her Inter­net to keep the lat­ter going and COF­FEE to keep her going!

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by baldilocks

In the last few days, I got hassled by white supremacists and a single white leftist on Twitter. (Uncharacteristically, black Leftists tend to leave me alone.)

I tend not to get into arguments on Twitter because they leave me angry, but I did this time and it was a lot of fun! I gained many re-tweetsBaldilocks mini and not a few new followers. And, as I reflect on the two groups—white supremacists and white Leftists, I would almost say that they are two sides of the same coin, but that’s not quite true; white supremacists are more honest. However, both are equal in mendacity and in cowardice. Both sets with which I interacted took my words and twisted them to suit their own agendas. And both are intent on making sure that the group(s) for which they claim to advocate or to be against get what they deserve.

Deserve.

In recent years, that word has begun to rankle. It’s defined as “to be worthy of reward or punishment” and the reason it bothers me is very Christian, in that the only thing we all deserve is (the second) death. We all have to die once, with a few exceptions.

So when anyone talks about what they or another deserves in this earthly realm, it seem silly. One doesn’t even have to pay attention to Christianity to see this. Often do evil people earn/receive lots of money and live in luxury. Often martyred are servants of the Living God.

There’s even a secular saying that acknowledges the stupidity of expecting just, earthly deserts: no good deed goes unpunished.

So, one can imagine what I think about the deserts of those whose ancestors who persecuted or were persecuted by another set of people.

Or the deserts of those whose ancestors were diligent and inventive.

Or the deserts of those who pretend to be the saviors of another group of people, while actually believing that group to be inferior and only fit for cannon fodder for the revolution they are planning.

Or even those who think they deserve something for the wondrous blackness, brownness, pinkness or translucency of their stinking, wormfood hides.

Oh wait. Did I repeat myself?

You deserve nothing, pinheads. Neither do I.

If you were smart, you’d realize this and take your eyes off of “me, me, me,” and turn to the One greater than us all…If you were smart.

Well, miracles do happen. You better hope that one happens to you.

Juliette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. (Her older blog is located here.) Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was published in 2012. Her second novel, tentatively titled, Arlen’s Harem, will be done in 2015. Follow her on Twitter.

Please contribute to Juliette’s Projects: Her new novel, her blog, her Internet to keep the latter going and COFFEE to keep her going!

Or contribute to Da Tech Guy’s Tip Jar in the name of Independent Journalism—->>>>