Sunday, June 10, 2018

Mental health issues or racism?

TWEET MEOne of the reasons I like blogging is because I get to share interesting and informative things with you and then get your opinions and thoughts on these issues.

For instance, someone recently sent me an article from The Root, which they said infuriated them. Why? Because, they said, it was just another sad case of living while black in America, and privileged and entitled Missy resenting us being in her space.

I gotta tell you, though, I didn't see what others saw as racism. (Not like this. Now this is racism)What I saw after reading this article and watching the video, was a woman suffering from mental illness who clearly needed help. Now some would argue that racism is a form of mental illness, and I tend to agree, but the sick woman in this video would have acted the way she did no matter what the race of the people in her apartment complex.

I pity her because mental illness is real, and these spate of high profile suicides should tell us as much. Heck in my humble opinion (not mention the opinion of some real mental health professionals), your president suffers from mental illness. Watching him try to play president and make a mess of our world order ought to tell us as much. But I digress.Back to Missy with the issues in Oklahoma City.

Watch the video and tell me what you think.     


60 comments:

Anonymous said...

I don’t think racism is a mental illness. It is a gross and unhealthy belief system that is deeply divorced from reality, but it doesn’t involve denying observable facts like a true delusion or hallucination.

Mostly it involves cherry picking third-person data that one has been told, not based on the credibility of sources but based on how it makes one feel (“I’ve been told fact X and X makes me feel superior, so I’ll accept X is real. I have been told fact Y and Y doesn’t make me feel as good, so I’ll just flush that fact down the toilet.”)

It also involves accepting ONLY personally observable data and ignoring any third party data. Example: You see poor black neighborhoods in your town, and you decide to completely ignore what you learned in history class about HOW so many black folks got poor. Divorced of that context, the only reasonable conclusion is: “Gosh, them black folks must be super dumb and lazy. That’s got to be why they’re so poor.”

In short, none of this requires mental illness, just stupidity, a lack of empathy, and emotionally motivated reasoning. Or, in other words, racists aren’t insane; they’re just idiots and/or assholes.

Lance Cockstrong said...

Most white people are mentally ill. Most white people are racist. All white boys have micro dicks. These are indisputable

Anonymous said...

For what it’s worth, I agree that the woman in the story who called the cops because nobody would comfort her was likely mentally ill or intoxicated, rather than racist.

I’ll go further than that. I think the assumption that she was racist is a reflection of some black people’s own prejudices. There’s this view among some black folks that racist white people, or maybe just white people in general, are super arrogant and all think the world revolves around them. But that’s not how racism works. Racists mostly don’t think they’re great; they think black people are garbage. They don’t have a super-high opinion of themselves; they have a low opinion of black people.

Also, if this woman were racist, why would she be seeking emotional support from black people? Racists don’t typically want to get closer to blacks. They don’t seek emotional intimacy with blacks. This does not add up.

Finally, thinking a cop will force someone to be your friend is just nuts! No sane person would believe this is part of a police officer’s job description. That she did seem to believe the police would help her with her problem suggests she had some sort of cognitive impairment, not bigoted attitudes.

Anonymous said...

> someone recently sent me an article from The Root, which they said infuriated them. Why? Because, they said, it was just another sad case of living while black in America, and privileged and entitled Missy resenting us being her space.

Your correspondent obviously can't read.  "Missy", as you call her, was so desperate for a bit of company she sought it out from a bunch of black people.

Who shunned her, in a way you would call "racist" if the situation was reversed.

> Now some would argue that racism is a form of mental illness, and I tend to agree

Funny, you don't agree that you need treatment for your blatant double standard.

> but the sick woman in this video would have acted the way she did no matter what the race of the people in her apartment complex.

Poor "Missy" was color-blind enough to seek a bit of camraderie from black people.  Only when she was shunned did she go off the deep end.  And contrary to your incessant harping about "black people being shot for doing nothing", the cops showed up and... ascertained that the situation was harmless and went away.  Nobody was killed, shot, or even had a weapon pointed at them.  Nobody was arrested or threatened with arrest.  Nobody was even treated discourteously by the cops.

Contrast this with the fate of the people that Vester Lee Flanagan and Omar Thornton accused of "racism" (10 dead and 3 wounded between them, no cops involved).

You wonder why America is fucking DONE with black whining about "racism"?  That's why.

> in my humble opinion (not mention the opinion of some real mental health professionals), your president suffers from mental illness.

Yes, he's OUR president.  Since he's obviously not YOUR president, the USofA is not YOUR country.  Go back.

Lilacpr said...

I think that the pool partyers handled it all wrong! She is obviously not well because who the hell does that xD, BUT, they should have helped her, we are all put on this earth to help each other you know! Playing in a pool with a lonely person or inviting her to play, would have solved the problem and possibly even, most likely, cured her, as well as provided an enjoyable time for all, and memorable. Isn't that what summer fun is all about?

There is a wonderful pool game for people with those kind of situations, it's called the game of 'Killer Whale' yeah...I can see it now! Man! Fun times! oh she woulda been cured, I guarantee it!

Hell outta here with that ish!

But on a more neighborly note, yeah...what the cop shoulda done was drag her away, but no...he let her keep on ruining everybody's fun! Of course if the colors were reversed she woulda ended up handcuffed with maybe a smacking around too, in the local jail, but...

dinthebeast said...

I feel for her a little. When I was in acute rehab for my stroke for almost two months, I met a woman who had also had a stroke, and just had no-one. Not one single visitor in two months, and when she was nearing discharge, they had to scramble to find her somewhere to go.
They finally found a skilled nursing facility that was willing to take her temporarily, and as they were loading her on the bus they gave her a brand-new walker because she didn't even own the one she was using to learn how to walk with.
I still think of her sometimes, and reflect on just how goddamn lucky I have been. I didn't have any more resources than she did, in fact, when I was discharged, I didn't even have a cane to walk with.
But I had people. People who did things like visit me there, and install banisters on both sides of the main stairway in the warehouse space where I lived so I could get up and down them when I got home.
Like find a wheelchair for me to use until my quad-cane arrived from Amazon. Like found a treadmill for free on Craigslist, and when that didn't work for me, an elliptical trainer that did.
Basically, people cared what happened to me and were willing to do things, within reason, to help me recover.
These days I tend to walk ten laps around the back yard without using my cane, because god damn it, I'm gonna be able to work again some day. It'll happen, because I never give up, but it could never have happened without the people who helped me when I could barely stand up.
This lady reminds me of that woman at rehab, who I got to know a little. She had some family, but none of them would talk to her or visit her, much less have her live with them. There was some obvious bad blood between them, but she needed help, and that bad blood was stronger to them than her obvious need. It was sad. I kind of liked her, and didn't understand why she didn't have anyone at all to talk to outside of the rehab hospital.
I also went through my share of depression, for years, but for some reason not since my stroke, so I can relate to the pool lady on that level also.
And, looking at it from the point of view of the other folks at the pool, what kind of best case scenario comes to mind for some black folks in Oklahoma who get involved with a crazy white lady?
Well, the cops get called and nobody gets jailed or shot?
That appears to be what happened.
There are many things that need addressing if we want to make this story less likely or frequent, but the way things are now, a lot of folks just get left behind and abandoned, especially when they have issues that make them difficult or risky to deal with.

-Doug in Oakland

StillaPanther2 said...

The minorities ganged up on her. She was in crisis mode and there was no one to anchor her to reality. I gave the martens a f for lack of compassion. Mental health trumps race.


Anonymous said...

Jesus, all the hate on this site! What exactly do you have against white people, especially our lawfully elected President, Donald J. Trump? He won. WE won. Get over it. Whites are not your enemy. You know who your worst enemy is?

YOU are your own worst enemy! Stop hating on white folks and get a life. Put down the Uzis and the crack pipes and pick up some books and musical instruments. (Note: turntables are not musical instruments.) Get a job. Go outside. Stop eating at Popeye's every day. Grow up. The world is leaving you guys behind.


-Tod in Upper Darby

Anonymous said...

@ Tod -

Truth, my White Brother. Black people have got to get their heads out of their asses. I'm tired of getting blamed for all of Leroy and Shaneequa's problems just because my family owned a few "guest laborers" 200 years ago. It's bullshit. It's the 21st Century! Leave the past in the past!

Lilac pr. said...

Everybody giving the white lady a pass? There's nothing wrong with her, she's just high on something and wants to mess with folks. But oh well...

mike from iowa said...

Stoopid fucking wingnuts are making Medicaid harder to access which means even more [people w/o accesds to mental health help.

PilotX said...

She just wanted to play with the cool kids huh?😂

Lance Cockstrong said...

Tod in Upper Darby,

Do you get tired of fucking your sister with your micro dick?

Anonymous said...

White boys are pussies and retards.

We laugh so we don’t cry. said...

Trump’s epic global faceplant at the G7 summit has gotten the meme treatment. I am personally fond of this one.

The Truth said...

White people are synonymous with mediocrity.

makaii7 said...

Thanks for posting this article. Even though I've been gone for years, I grew up there in Oklahoma City. I've been busy and missed the article I guess because actually there are so many like it lately. Maybe it is a new kind of white people virus, sure hope I don't catch it.

Lilacpr said...

PilotX said...

She just wanted to play with the cool kids huh?😂

8:31 AM
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Not really. She wanted to spoil their fun. By imposing her bs on them, she didn't want to see them enjoying themselves, like that other barbecue person. Why? because she's white and she says so.

I just hope it doesn't happen to one of you guys that're giving her a pass, when you go to spend a little weekend summer fun time with your families, and some someone steps up to you and insists on interrupting and having you 'counsel' them for depression and/or whatever else she decided to say. So you can stop everything dry the tears, 'counsel' and help the poor, good white lady. and then she'll call the cops on you anyway cos you didn't help her enough! Lolol! Have fun! and lemme know how that turns out will ya...

Lilacpr said...

and by the way to answer the blog question, is it racism or mental illness?

It's racism, racism that she's (cleverly she thinks) disguising as a mental incompetence of some sort to get away with white dominance, white supremacy, white privilege, the ole 'cos I'm white and I say so' and white entitlement.

PilotX said...

Nazi symbol burned in Georgia. Welcome to trump's America. My relatives fought to end the nazi regime but now assholes think it's cool to revive this shit😖 Gonna be a shock when Stacey wins.

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Anonymous said...

Gonna be a shock to the blacks when the Democrats becoming the "black party" means everyone else votes for the non-black party.

Including and especially immigrants.

Anonymous said...

"Harvey Weinstein is a wonderful human being, a good friend and just a powerhouse."

Michelle Obama

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WS0rftm0Guc

mike from iowa said...

Scotus has mental health issues. The bought and paid for majority just ruled Ohio's passion to rid the voter rolls of Democrats outweighs Democrats constitutional right to vote or not as they see fit.

Now other wingnut states will rush to deplete Dem voter rolls in their states with the activist Scotus blessing. This is what stealing a Scotus seat gets your party.

Señor Kinky said...

And Problem Is?

Anonymous said...

Good afternoon Black parasites i am glad you all are still whining and delusional.

Anonymous said...

When Stacey wins she will fuck shit up like all Black politicians the world over fuck shit up. But go ahead and cheer for the Black Racist Woman to win.

mike from iowa said...

Former nut job sheriff of Milwaukee County wants Drumpf to invite Triple Crown winner to WH. Be alright with me, as George Soros is part owner of Justify and that would be great for him to smack Drumpfuck just by being there. Justify could kick Drumpf when Drumpf grabbed for his pussy.

dinthebeast said...

Justify wouldn't take any bigger of a shit in the oval office than Fergus does every damn day.

-Doug in Oakland

mike from iowa said...

When Drumpf's vacate the premises, the Canadians will need to burn the WH just to fumigate the place.

mike from iowa said...

State of Louisiana is in danger of killing food stamp program for 19% of the state's population because of budget shortfalls. Guv wants a special session to look for resources. I bet the wealthy are enjoying their taxcuts for the koch bros while others really struggle.

mike from iowa said...

After Drumpf's fucking disaster of a G-7 scummit, is there any stoopid fucking wasicu wingnuts left that don't get their Drumpf is working for Russia and Putin?

PilotX said...

"When Stacey wins she will fuck shit up like all Black politicians the world over fuck shit up. But go ahead and cheer for the Black Racist Woman to win."

Racist? Uh ok. Nah, I'll cheer as she drags the state kicking and screaming into the 21st century and fixes the problems created by all white male rule. But don't let your racism cloud your opinion😂

PilotX said...

Note to others, try not to use racist language when accusing others of being racist.

PilotX said...

Wait, trump tried to pardon someone who already received one. Holy god, and we're letting this moron go to international summits alone😳

field negro said...

I am afraid so, Pilot. Dude is just not thay2 bright. Gotta give it to him, though, he knows how to play his base.

Todd, what's wrong with Popeye's?
Did you know that Anthony Burdain (a world class chef) had to stop at one whenever he was in Atlanta?

Anonymous said...

Telling the truth is not racist, but then again truth is never anywhere to be found on this site now is it?

mike from iowa said...

DummyDrtumpf is going to pardon Muhammad Ali, who doesn't need a pardon. He needs an apology and reparations from his country that threw him in jail as a conscientious objector. If only he had bone spurs.

Señor Kinky said...

Both mental health issues and racism can cause people to think Stacey Abrams will win.🤪🤪


Señor Kinky said...

“I think the norms have really changed, in terms of what you can do to somebody against their will,”-First black president Bill Clinton.


Bey hey, without Bill there would be no Donald.

False consciousness said...

“State of Louisiana is in danger of killing food stamp program for 19% of the state's population because of budget shortfalls. Guv wants a special session to look for resources. I bet the wealthy are enjoying their taxcuts for the koch bros while others really struggle.”

Cletus done screwed hisself once agin.

field negro said...

Poor Cletus.😔

mike from iowa said...

Mitchie McCTurtle at Faith and Freedumb whine testing party- MCCONNELL: Now look, the Democrats are not making any of this easy. They've decided it's more fun to be the resistance than to do their job and help us govern the country. They're pulling every trick in the book to delay, obstruct and deny our president the team that he deserves.

Wah fucking Wah on top of a whole bunch of fucking wahs.

mike from iowa said...

Anonymous said...

Telling the truth is not racist, but then again truth is never anywhere to be found on this site now is it?

Certainly not truth the way stoopid fucking wasicu wingnuts define it. Up is down. Left is right. Black is white. Day is night.

PilotX said...

"Telling the truth is not racist, but then again truth is never anywhere to be found on this site now is it?"

Sure, says a guy who hides behind the anon tag. Racists gonna racist.

Matt Zoller Seitz said...

Blacks are the epitome of whiny little bitches.

Anonymous said...

Fuck the gooks and chinks!

Señor Kinky said...
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Anonymous said...

White boys got tiny brains and tiny dicks! LOL!

Yisheng = nigger, lilac = cunt said...

Trump supporters don't deserve good things, or even good lives.

Kill white men, fuck white women said...

Kill white men.
Fuck white women.

Anonymous said...

...And Nogs are gonna Nig

Mary O'Grady said...

I agree with you, Field. This woman strikes me as mentally ill, and perhaps intoxicated or using some drug she cannot handle.
The people around the pool were under no obligation to talk with her.
I'm just glad the police officer showed some common sense.

A Clockwork Watermelon said...

Speaking of Mental Health Issues.....How about Robert Denigro? Now that is one crazy unhinged lover of eggplant.

Anonymous said...

Fuck white people. Fuck the white race.

Anonymous said...

“Trump supporters don't deserve good things, or even good lives.”

Hey, you’re actually right for once, Mr. Troll! In fact, Trump supporters don’t deserve nice things.

The rich ones are assholes who voted to impoverish others. And the poor ones are too dumb to understand that they voted to impoverish themselves.

Anonymous said...

Progressive Center Left thinking is a disease......

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