Here are a few things that bothered me this year, I would say it's a top ten but then I would be limiting myself. So far the biggest disappointments of 2009 for me have been:
- Continuation of the war in Afghanistan
We still haven't learned lessons from the British nor the Russians who came before us; those destined to ignore history are likely to keep repeating it over and over again. It is a no win situation with no real goal other than to prop up a puppet government and harvest poppy plants. Supporting Hamid Karzai and his merry band of thieves and CIA operatives is like throwing expensive perfume on a $2 whore.
- Expecting more from President Obama than he is capable of delivering
Being the first anything is bound to heap all kinds of expectations on you and Barack Obama is no exception. From those questioning his legitimacy to those expecting him to do more to help blacks and the poor to the Nobel Peace Prize selection committee, we need to ease up some. Obama has barely been in office a year yet and people are already criticizing and praising him for all the wrong reasons. He has much to deal with in the way of domestic and international issues. Sure, its change I can believe in, but change does not come overnight and it would be foolish of us to think so.
The great thing about living in a 'democracy' is that we get to criticize our President and our elected officials without fear of reprisal, getting thrown into jail or being beaten which doesn't play so well in other parts of the world like Guinea, China or Iran.
- Tiger Woods is now a black man
Tiger has gone and done it now. Not only is he the first billionaire athlete but he also has the distinction of being human like the rest of us. His poor judgment and decision to cheat on his blonde Swedish wife Elin has earned him the wrath of his adoring fans and admirers. If rumors are to be believed, he's somewhere in somebody's sex addiction clinic. Well, work it out then Tiger.
I have contended all along that if Tiger's wife was black, none of these people would be all that concerned about his adultery. Skank after skeezy skank has come out of the woodwork to share their stories about Tiger and his sexual prowess. Did you hear the one about how well endowed he is? (a persistent and nagging stereotype about black man = big penis, even in 2009!?)
I'm glad Tiger has decided to step out of the spotlight because no one would be concentrating on his golf game anyway. It's no surprise his sponsors are jumping ship, this is some messy, messy stuff.
(Psssst Tiger: I ain't mad at you because I never claimed you in the first place, but now that you have gone and cheated on your wife, people are all of the sudden seeing you as a black man. I know you aren't liking that much. Black men don't get much love here in the USA but you are almost richer than god and folks are bound to overlook that for awhile anyway.)
- Even religious people will support evil no matter what affiliation
Whether it's those nihilist suicide bombers who are claiming to avenge some perceived threat to Islam and the Muslim world or those praying for the death of President Obama for whatever reason or those who believe that Palestinians have no right to their homes, land or livelihoods, it doesn't matter. Wrong is wrong.
None of these acts have anything to do with faith or religion, they are both about hate. Most reasonable people know religion is used to justify a whole truckload of sins and wrongdoing but some of us fall for this every time. Enough of the hypocrisy.
- Murdering homosexuals because they are homosexuals
What someone does in the privacy of their bedroom and with whom they do it is of little concern to me, (excludes pedophiles, unconsenting adults, farm animals) why are we so fixated on homosexuals and what they do in the bedroom?
Uganda could possibly enact a very harsh law which would call for people labeled as homosexuals to be executed. Don't be surprised to find that some American religious leaders behind this law since they could never get away with having a law like this enacted in this country, why not influence some government in an unstable African country to adopt this policy? After all homosexuals are people that everyone can hate, right? Even if you lack basic necessities like food, water and shelter, homosexuality is a greater threat to your livelihood than your corrupt, self-serving leaders.
- Shout-out to the 'soon-to-be-ex'
You have by far been last year's biggest disappointment. I expected more from you and you let me down, down, down. Your lies, deceit and other chicanery are not amusing whether you are acting on your own or with the encouragement of others. Regardless, you still have no excuse for your unconscionable behavior so tell as many stories about me as you like.
Nothing good ever comes out of this type of cowardly, deceitful behavior. 2010 will be a much better year for me because I won't be with you.