Fadumo Dayib: Go suck on some oranges

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Fadumo Dayib

Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself. ― Harvey Fierstein

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Rant coming your way. Welcome deranged internet fascists. I’ve been expecting you and oh boy aren’t you so predictable. Come out from behind your computer. Yes, you. I know your mom is not at home, but did you just stumble on my blog? Do I interest you all of a sudden? I know am bootylicious, despite what you think, my mom told me so :) Did you just try to pigeon-hole me? Shouldn’t you be at work or at school? Ever considered doing something constructive and meaningful with your senseless life? Kamu, please. Nah, you will not spoil my free, hard-earned day from work with your nonsense. Did you just interrupt my head-banging to Avenged Sevenfold’s ‘Hail the King” track with your constipated rant?

Oh hell no, you didn’t! Hey, let me tell you one thing, you don’t get to define me. Never. No, you will not silence me. You will not intimidate me. And hell no, you will not muzzle me nor define me any longer. Your hate speech and emails will not dissuade me from the righteous path. Your comical antics, stone-age mentality and your attempted infantile cyber-warfare  tactics don’t work on this old-school nomad soul.

No, no more. So, take a chill-pill, get a life. Save your energy for another day. I am immune to your diarrhea. Paddle your hate elsewhere. One piece of advise though, come out from behind your computer. Sorry. I only know how to reason with a human being and not a faceless entity. You have my empathy: being a coward is not easy. As Shakespeare said, “a  coward dies a thousand times before his death”. Living with hate day in and day out must be really tough on you. Hey, your visit was useful, you provided free amusement and for that I give you thumps up. Good on you, there is something good in you too, after all. Ever considered going into comedy?

Anyway, I know the dark winter messes even with the toughest of us. Get some D-vitamin. Suck on some C-vitamin. Reflect on some Eva Paterson. I’ve got nothing but love for you and your sorry gang. Come back again, but not too soon though.

Race is the great taboo in our society. We are afraid to talk about it. White folks fear their unspoken views will be deemed racist. People of color are filled with sorrow and rage at unrighted wrongs. Drowning in silence, we are brothers and sisters drowning each other. Once we decide to transform ourselves from fearful caterpillars into courageous butterflies, we will be able to bridge the racial gulf and move forward together towards a bright and colorful future. ~ Eva Paterson

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This piece was reprinted by Migrant Tales with permission.

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