Annual Friendectomy of My Facebook Friends List

RobFather XIt is January 1st… a day where annually I restart the quarterly clock of friendectomizing (aka “defriending” or “unfriending”) those persons from my Facebook friends list whom I’ve:

  • had little to no meaningful contact or communication exchange over the past several months to complete year… and/or
  • received little to no sign of support or at least some favorable comments for any of my life statuses… and/or
  • determined to have surpassed my patience and tolerance of their religious and political expressions and/or their ignorantly made comments related to certain issues affecting our society… and/or
  • simply lost interest in that person being connected to me in social media.

CHECK IT: The fact that it’s a new year doesn’t mean I have changed or somehow need to modify my desire in wanting and requiring quality social media friendships and relationships. It also doesn’t mean that I need to demonstrate social media “loyalty” by continuing to keep someone – anyone, on my social media friends list who give or offer me nothing. The friendectomized will have to fuckin’ deal with being cut; they will quickly get over the sudden disconnect and move on. After all, it’s just Facebook. More importantly, what have any of them done for me lately?

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Racist, Bigoted Comments Are Not Allowed!

RobFather-XWell! After two years of blogging, I just received my first heavily RACIST comment on this blog, Keepin’ It…REAL! It was a very nasty one, too! I suppose it was time that happened. Considering what I do, perhaps I should expect more hate speech to come my way. Anyway, I’ll take that person’s comment to mean that I am doing something right on this blog by writing about some of the things few others are reluctant or would not dare talk about! That’s a clear sign that I should…keep goingKudos to me!

Don’t bother going to look for the comment, reader; it’s not here. Each of my blogs are my domain of absolute personal self-expression. I simply do not subscribe to nor will I ever agree with the asinine thinking or concept some people have that if one is going to blog then that blogger has to accept and/or allow any comment or remark given by persons who reads that blog. RobFather-X does not have to accept shit! As such, I do not and will not ever allow negative or racist comments or epithets to be posted on any blog of mine. I will always either delete such comments or if necessary, report them to the blogging service.

* SPECIAL NOTE TO THE PERSON WHO POSTED THE RACIST COMMENT *
(and to those who may be considering attacking me in that manner):

1. GROW THE FUCK UP! No one forces anyone to come to this blog or to read a word of it. If you don’t like what you read, don’t comment; just MOVE THE FUCK ON! The web is an infinite place. Surely there are PLENTY of blogs and websites that fit your liking and represent your particular racist thinking and ideas. In other words, don’t go to someone else’s house to shit if you don’t like that house, those people or what they have to say or what they represent. Just stay the fuck away. It’s really that simple and easy!

2. You should know that I have reported the racist comment to my blogging service, WordPress. Shame on you for choosing someone’s blog – which as I implied earlier, is a place where people go to exercise their American Constitutional First Amendment right to express themselves and whatever is on their mind. We bloggers don’t give a fuck if anyone agrees or disagrees with our thoughts and opinions. By their very nature, blogs are not – or rather should not be, a source or forum for debate. That’s usually the primary reason for why most of us blog! (At least it’s the reason for why I blog!)

3. Save the debate and argument shit for social media outlets like Facebook or Twitter – both which are places where one can (and should) peacefully and respectfully participate in a debate or discussion with other people. However, while I love such debates/discussions, one will never find me – RobFather-X, instigating or in the mix of any senseless or disparaging argument. I simply do not argue with anyone on social media and I sure as hell will never argue with anyone on my blogs! At least on many social media outlets, users can immediately block and report faceless, unknown, cowardly racists and bigots. I’m not yet sure if I can block people like you on WordPress but you can bet I’m looking into it and will take whatever action necessary to make sure racist or bigoted comments are not posted on this blog and that your name and computer IP address is reported to the WordPress blogging service. I will do this every time such comments and epithets are found in my comment box. 

Finally…go away asshole and stay the fuck off my blog!

Keepin’ It…REAL!

 

RobFather Rants: The Private Lives of Celebrities (Why The Fuck Should We Care?)

RobFather-X (15a)So here I am, on this fine Monday evening (May 12, 2014), trying to get through my “off” day and do what I do online and in social media. All fucking day all I see on Facebook is the word or name “Solange”. So I asked myself, “What or who is this “Solange” thing or person which so many people are talking about?”

I looked at the word/name “Solange” a few times before realizing that I probably am pronouncing it wrong. So I did what a few other people have probably done and Google’d it. Come to find out that it’s a name – of a female – the sister to recording artist Beyoncé – and her name is Solange Knowles. (I still can’t pronounce the name.) So I checked further to find out why her name is trending the web, the media and the attention of so many people on Facebook. I should have stopped the moment I learned that she was related to Beyoncé but I didn’t. Stupid me. You see, I am not a Beyoncé fan nor am I one of Jay Z (aka Sean Carter). I don’t know those people and their public and personal lives aren’t worth the turd of shit I dropped in the toilet this morning. Those people simply have no bearing on my life. Yet, I just had to find out why these people captured the attention of the media, the web and many of my friends on Facebook. Well, I learned that supposedly, someone possibly identified as being Solange and someone possibly identified as Beyoncé’s husband, Jay-Z got into some physical altercation on an elevator. I watch the 3:31 silent TMZ video as I asked myself, “Why are people concerned with this?” “Who the fuck cares what these wealthy people do?”

I just couldn’t believe…no, wait; That’s not true; I suppose by now that I DO believe that there are people whose day simply isn’t completely made until they’ve seen the negative aspects of some celebrity. I shake my head at this kind of mess and kick my ass for even bothering to waste a fraction of my time watching a three and a half-minute silent video of people in an elevator being…well, people! Perhaps, had that been a video of some extremely important people fussing and fighting, say President Obama and Michelle or Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles for instance, who were having a fuss then perhaps I could understand the interest and this article might be moot.
And no readers; I will NOT post that piece of shit in this article! You’ve got everything you need in this rant to find that video online (if you haven’t seen it already) and look at it yourself! I’d strongly advise against making that search. You’ll thank me (unless of course, you ARE the type of person whose toes I’m stomping all over right now).

So I must ask: “Who the fuck is Jay Z, Beyoncé or that Solange person in the grand scheme of running this country and/or this world?” Those people are not world leaders, world religious leaders or famous doctors or philosophers known to make a difference in the world. Why are so many people focused on the personal lives of people like the Knowles and the Carters – or with any celebrity?

Someone needs to explain to me – in the clearest of detail, why anyone should give a flying fuck about what those people – or any celebrity for that matter, does on a personal or private basis. Celebrity gossip website TMZ gets a hold of something like the video I’m discussing, posts it online and people just…salivate! I don’t understand it; all I know is that I hate it!

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Applaud ANY Black Man Who Shows Emotion!

Congratulations, to Michael Sam! 
Significant history in sports – particularly, American sports, has been made this day!
Click here to read the history-making story!

Here is a video of Sam’s reaction.

Now, perhaps I’m more of a sensitive masculine man than I thought but I looked at the video and felt joyful for Michael Sam. I’m very proud of him and have a great deal of respect that this Black man was not afraid to express emotion for having realized his dream. But when this was shown to some people on Facebook, a few small-minded and insensitive people made fun at a grown, strong-looking man crying the way you’ve just seen in the video! Then there were people who added more insults by poking fun at the physical and sexual comparison of Sam and his boyfriend with the making/posting of crude sexual “jokes”! I just couldn’t take any more reading of that bullshit!

CHECK IT:
In a society such as ours which already heavily scrutinizes, stereotypes and even fears Black masculinity, and one that often questions that very masculinity and its ability to be sensitive in any form, why would anyone make fun of Michael Sam’s reaction? Today, May 10th, American sports history has been made with the drafting of an openly gay man to play on an American professional football team. Yet some people chose to poke fun at Sam by expressing their limited and “old-fashioned” idea of what defines manliness or masculinity (e.g. “grown and/or masculine men don’t cry“) and they dared to make some sick speculations (“It’s all in fun”, they tell me) about some sexual activity between Sam and his boyfriend.

Really???

The latter was the worse for me to read on Facebook but comments about Sam’s masculinity and his relationship with his beau are both shameful on the part of those individuals who very likely don’t know a damn thing about Michael Sam as a person or about his relationship or sexual activity with his boyfriend. People need to mind their fuckin’ business! The adage, “If you can’t say something nice, keep your comments to yourself” strongly applies here!

I have to wonder had this been a huge football player-type built White man with his small-framed Black man – especially in a history-making situation such as this, would people still find ridicule in that White man expressing himself the way Sam did here. It saddens me! I’ll tell you, reader, watching Sam’s reaction brought a tear to my eyes…and as you know, I pride myself in being a masculine person but a realistically sensitive, masculine person…one who knows that human emotion is no respecter of persons or gender role. Human emotion is an essence that is a part of human life!

I don’t know Michael Sam personally but I do indeed understand the kind of pressure he’s been under since telling the world of his sexual orientation. I understand the risk he took that by “coming out”, the chances of homophobia in professional sports could have prevented him from going pro. I’m extremely happy that Sam’s dream to be selected to play for a professional football team has been realized. Look at the video again and tell me that is not a man overjoyed in happinessCONGRATULATIONS, MIKE!

Now I say, SHAME to anyone making fun of this scene! Get it together, people – especially you people of my ethnicity! As an ethnic group, we have enough issues – whether any of us are gay, bisexual or straight – to deal with than in ever finding pointless fault, putting down or making senseless fun of each of other!

Keepin’ It…REAL!