Our own beliefs can be strong intoxicants and I, my friend, am a cheap date. All I needed was a couple shots of conviction and an internet chaser and before I knew it, the stream of consciousness in my head was loosely organized and presented to you in black and white. And Kimchi And Collard Greens was born.
But when my buzz died down (wow, this broad can beat a metaphor to death, can’t she?) and I was left with the posts, I didn’t always like what I read. In fact, as shit played out, I sometimes found myself disagreeing with myself. And that conflict was difficult to manage because, my treatment of the above metaphor notwithstanding, you know I can’t fight.
As the posts piled up, I discovered two of my major belief systems have evolved since I started this blog and if I don’t explain the changes to you, I’m gonna sound good ‘n crazy going forward. (Wasn’t that a candy bar back in the day?)
So here goes…
The first change was in politics. After over twenty years in bed with the Republican Party, I am saddened to have recently conceded that they’re just not that in to me. So, I am officially out, the paperwork process is underway. Politically, I’d like to put my support behind an organization that’s hot in the pants for me. And if there are two things that don’t mix, it’s Republicans and hot pants. Even with that visual, it was a hard decision to make because I have and will always have a heart that beats for conservatism (again, except for the slavery part.) Not to mention, everybody knows I love Colin Powell like he birthed me himself.
The second change was in religion. While I still believe religion is great, I think the vast majority of practitioners miss the point altogether. As such, I am less inclined to give religion the “favored nation” status it once enjoyed in these posts. I want to write more about that but I’d prefer not to be killed. Y’all know how folks get in the name of religion. Between that and asking what the hell happened to Ron Brown every now and again, I’m liable to get myself shot.
There you have it – two changes – not a Republican anymore; less sympathetic to religion.
Ok, now that we got that out of the way, we’ve got some issues to discuss. Please refrain from sending me lithium when you see the new posts.