The State of the O'Neil
Well how the hell are you? It's been some tome since I wrote a blog, 6.5 months to be exact. There's been ups and downs in the O'Neil house. Countless stints in Facebook Jail. Some threats, emails from concerned followers wanting to see if I was still alive, and just general well wished from others. I assure you...I am here and very much alive. We've hit my favorite time of year and I felt compelled to write a blog while we are in the opening weeks of the Carnival Season. "But what are you going to write about today Gus?" Well that's a good question little Billy. I'm gonna write about all the shit that's pissed me off in the last six and a half months. So sit back, grab your favorite beverage, and enjoy.
Once upon a time there was a magical place called America. The people here were tough sons-a-bitches. They worked hard, took pride in themselves, their families, their homes, and respected others. They all had their opinions, but those opinions never meant that they hated anyone who disagreed with said opinions. They talked like adults, remained friends even when they didn't agree, poked fun at each other's stereotypes and ethnicity, and shared in the laughter that we are all human and far from perfect. I lived in this magical place not too long ago. It's sort of what made me what I am today. A smart ass that can dish his fair share of shit talk. But more importantly...a smart ass that can take the return fire from those I shit talked, and do it while laughing and having a good time. They're after all, just words. Words that don't mean shit. Let's be honest here. Are all Pollocks dumb? Are all Mexicans illegal? Are all Asians shitty drivers? Are all blacks criminals? Are all Irish drunks? Well...that last one may be true, but I digress. In all seriousness, what the fuck has happened to people these days? I'll tell you what I think, and again, this is my opinion so save your rebuttals for another time. Most people are so fucking sensitive these days is because they are told to be. Told by the all knowing Gub'ment and the politicians who have to divide and conquer us to stay elected and to satisfy their lust for control over those they feel are beneath them.
Don't get me wrong. There are plenty of people out there of all colors, shapes, sizes, and sexual orientation that bug the fuck out of me and that I don't associate with. But they all have one thing in common. They're toxic, miserable people and just a drag and a chore to be around. Some are dishonest, down right mean, and just bad news. Their appearance, ethnicity, or who they choose to fuck has no bearing on my judgement. But their character does. However, I've said this before, I don't care who you fuck as long as children are not involved. If you prey on children, you should die a horrible death. End of discussion.
I've been called a racist more times than I can possible begin to fathom. Why? Because of my humor. I tell black jokes, white jokes, Mexican jokes. That's what we did as kids. We all laughed at each other and at the end of the day, we were all still friends. Even now, as an adult, my friends all make fun of each other and we still enjoy each other's company. But am I racist? No. And here's why. I present to you, the definition of racism:
prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one's own race is superior.
"a program to combat racism"
synonyms:racial discrimination, racialism, racial prejudice/bigotry, xenophobia, chauvinism, bigotry, bias, intolerance; More
the belief that all members of each race possess characteristics or abilities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races.
Now after reading that, a joke about a black kid stealing my bike isn't me being a racist. It's a joke. I'm not saying that the black kid is inferior to me...a Caucasian. I'm not saying that whites are superior to blacks. I mean shit...have you ever been to a fucking trailer park? Have you ever seen the White Supremacist dip shits on the Jerry Spring Show? Yeah...not the Aryans that Uncle Adolf would have recruited into his Schutzstaffel. Far from it! My grandfather once told me that "shit comes in all colors". Boy was he right. But know a days it's increasingly harder to give all the colors of the pigment rainbow the benefit of the doubt regarding their character. Why? Well...it seems these days that anything "white" is racist. A narrative perpetuated again by the politics of the day and the need for said politicians to be reelected. No matter what I say it's going to be twisted into something it's not. I support the Confederate Flag, Confederate Monuments, and Confederate History. Why you ask? It's our nation's history. Men died on both sides of the War of Northern Aggression and plenty of them didn't come home. Yankees build monuments to the fallen, and so did the former Confederacy. Mothers, Daughters, sisters, and others came together to erect monuments to their sons, brothers, and husbands who never came home. Who never had a proper burial.
So there is nothing racist about anything I said above. Nor do I believe that my race (Caucasian) is superior to any other race in this solar system. So get over yourselves! You know who you are, so fuck off already.
Next? Let's talk about the fucking politicians...
These assholes think that they are better than all of us. They are all knowing royalty in their own eyes and have forgotten that they work for us, it isn't the other way around. Democrat, Republican, they're all talking out of both sides of their mouths, fucking god knows who, while they preach to us about "the right thing to do". The right thing to do is not to reelect any of these self absorbed jizz droplets. Until we hold these fuckwads accountable, they'll keep doing what they've been doing and making us pay for it.
Next? The God damned border wall...
Do walls keep inmates in prison? Do other countries have walls/barriers on their borders? YES TO BOTH YOU SPINELESS CUNTS! I think that tells you where I stand. And before you start crying about a Gub'ment shutdown...just remember that Obama pulled the same shit to ram "Obamacare" up your sphincter. And during past Presidential administrations, billions of dollars were allocated by Congress to fund a border wall. But now because Trump is President, they can't hand him a "win" because they hate him for no other reason than that he's Donald Trump.
Nothing to really bitch about here. It's Carnival season here in NOLA and after the Saints win the Super Bowl we'll have a hell of a MArdi Gras. Just like we did back in 2009 after the Saints won the Super Bowl. Now I'm not really a fan of football anymore nor do I really care what the Saints do (blasphemy...I know) but it makes for great Mardi Gras so I am all for a Saints Super Bowl win.
Next? Let's get over it all and bring back the "Melting Pot"...
You heard me. Let's quit the petty shit already. No race is better than any other. And this country was founded on the idea that when the LEGAL immigrants showed up, the white people brought their ranch dressing, the blacks brought their watermelon, the Mexicans brought their tacos, the Germans brought sauerkraut, the Italians brought pizza, and the Chinese brought Kung Pao cat...I mean chicken. Then you mix all that together and you have the best menu that a country can ask for. What would this country be without burritos at 3am? Pizza during a Super Bowl party? Taco Tuesday? Vodka infused watermelon at a BBQ? And ranch dressing on your salad? It's a fucking world that I would not want to live in I can tell you that! So come on already you cocksuckers. We're not getting any younger and life is short. Now go and get your asses in gear for Mardi Gras 2019 and I'll see you around the Vieux Carre. Say hi, and you and this half Pollock can share some Kielbasa and Boudin. We'll wash it down with a "Huge Ass Beer" while we talk shit about the Greeks and those pesky Indians. Nobody is above humor and Political Correctness? It's killing us. Laugh you cocksuckers...LAUGH!
Laissez les bon temps rouler! ~ Gus