I wrote this when it happened. I didn't post it. I worry too much, I censor myself. Why? I worry someone will question me and then I will freeze. I imagine myself having no ability to express my justifications for saying what I do except that it feels right in my heart.
Oprah tweeted recently "what is the one thing you don't want to do? Do that"
So I am doing it. Read if you want.....
Ann Coulter is no celebrity except in her own broken mirror of ugly but she does know how to get herself in the news. Most people just shrug and say she is just the epitome of total white trash and move on. I tend to think she is in a three way with Sarah Silverman and Howard Stern.
Let's move onto more important things.
Like all getting huge buckets of water and simultaneously throwing it on the three of these bad witches.
I hear it......listen ...."What a World, What a world, What a World" in perfect harmony. A girl can still dream right? Still believe in good right?
This latest R word offense
( if you don't know already Ann Coulter called President Obama a retard)
got me thinking. Ohhhh so dangerous these days. It seems I need a visit to the wizard myself. But in my totally stressed brain I did manage to think, why is Ann Coulter even on these shows?
It seems so odd to me the people who are self appointed experts or self produced celebrities.
Why IS Ann Coulter even on a show?
Then I get to thinking how things work in this political/entertainment world. Who really governs what is said and what is produced? Who schedules Ann Coulter et-al on a show? We waste our time writing and tweeting to her but what if we put our letters and calls and energy into calling the producers or the hosts themselves.
Do you know any? Uh, me personally? Uh, no...
What if we called all the leaders of the disability royalty and said
Hey listen, we love the self advocate letter you endorsed but surely you have a few markers you could call.
Surely you know a few people?
You could cough and say Kennedy and magic could happen right?
You could sneeze and say Maria and she could call the gals at The View. You could clear your throat and George Stephanolopis could lose Ann Coulter
et al's contact information.
You get my drift?
It is noble to promote the letters of self advocates, you do it a lot.
We love it!
It is important and a big piece to the puzzle.
But it doesn't complete the puzzle.
Cause I betcha if this letter was written by your own child that letter would somehow garner just a bit more than an endorsement from you. Hell, your own child wouldn't even need you sitting there with him.
If this were your child....
I betcha some self proclaimed celebrity or political expert would just fade away. I betcha their star meter ratings would fade. I betcha they would be standing in the same unemployment line as Michael Richards.
Call me naive but I just betcha it would be different,
if it were your own child.
Now I know this brilliant idea of mine won't get a nod from anyone but other middle of the road self proclaimed advocates but I gotta put it out there for the rest of us.
You know us?
You do don't you?
The middle of the road self proclaimed advocates...
We are the ones who faithfully attend your sporting events, who faithfully share your ambassador endorsements, who share every single post on your Facebook page on our Facebook page. We are the ones who retweet all your twitter messages, you see us in our matching tee shirts we bought to support your cause with our gaggle of family and friends walking the walks, telling the great story, talking the talk and and spreading the word to end the word.
We don't do it for a place in politics or a place on a board of some non profit organization. We don't do this so we might have a chance of partying with these offenders. We don't pick and choose our battles according to how political it will be.
We do it because we sincerely just want it to stop.
All of it.
We sincerely hurt each and every time we hear another celebrity use our child as their joke. We do all this because we still believe that doing all this will work, that doing all this will cause a cultural change.
Call me naive, again.
I gotta say,
we do this because we believe you and all the other people who sit in a place in "our" politics, those of you who sit on a board of a non profit using our child's image, we do this because we really want to believe you feel the same as we do. We believe in you.
Don't let us down.