Friday, July 16, 2010

Feeling some vindication this morning....

My, my, my....I can almost taste it! Only one more week left of these classes and I can finally say, "Wooooosaaaah!" There are some really combative people in my philosophy class that seem to want nothing more than to attack others for things they write and opinions they have. It's got me in a snit this morning.

I find it really amazing how 'open-minded' and diverse people say they are yet they seem to be the most judgmental of the bunch. They are quick to throw daggers, accusations and assumptions around about others they don't know anything about. They find ways to twist innocent statements into something completely ugly and reprehensible. Honestly, who are these people?

Yes, I've been getting attacked all week in my philosophy class for a single statement. This statement was in fact a lead-in to the actual question the instructor asked. I read the thread to P last night and he was appalled at what these two people were saying but the worst part? I wasn't pointing out anything more than an example....

Here is the statement that is causing all this shock and awe in my classroom with two of the other students: "A lot of horrible things have happened in history, especially to African Americans". From this ONE statement I've been accused of saying African Americans were treated the poorest, have been told the Jewish people were treated the worst because of hair color, have been told that it's wrong that I don't look at those others who were treated so poorly and also that I need to pay better attention to those in other countries that are starving. Just WOW!

Perhaps saying 'especially' could have been eliminated but all the same, the philosophers we're discussing are those who fought for the equal rights of blacks. I was simply using an example from the textbook we were reading from...I apologized and was once again chastised for my 'ignorance'.

Since when is it a contest who was treated the worst in history? Or even today? To me it was all horrible and in some instances I flinch a bit more with different things I hear about any given instance....the bottom line is it was all frigging wrong in my eyes; perhaps the African Americans are more prominent in my mind today because it wasn't so long ago that there were some changes made.

However, after watching to see if my instructor was going to reprimand my response to these two last night, I emailed P a big 'WAAAAHBAMMMM!' because she backed up my statement and gave me credit for my response. Yea, that sounds terrible but after 7 weeks of being nice to people and sucking it up for the sake of a peaceful tone in this class, I've had enough of those who find some sick and twisted satisfaction out of going after others from their high and mighty pedestals....enough already people!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yea!!! You go girl! Hehe...dont mess with the big L!!!!!!...Boz

Louie said...

LOL...thanks Boz...just don't really like people sometimes..had to rant. Haven't done one of those in awhile! =)

雅俊芬凱陳許 said...

If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.............................................................

江桂宸江桂宸 said...

從來愛都不知它的深度,非得等到別離的時候.................................................................

Christy said...

Sounds like you have some classic liberals or progressives in your class (or did). So glad you ultimately came out on top though!