Friday, February 2, 2007

A Word About Negative People

Recently I’ve been thinking about all the hatred that’s geared toward people that do so much to help others. For example, I read a blog entry recently that was putting down Rosie O’Donnell. I will admit I was pretty upset when I read the entry and one person’s response to it, so I tried to keep my cool when replying:

I can’t really say that I’m left or right, I fall somewhere in the middle. I personally think that it’s funny how people judge others they don’t really know. I’m not saying that I’m a personal friend of Rosie O’Donnell but I do have a lot of respect for her. She’s currently a co-host on the daytime T.V. talk show The View and I watch it as often as I can. Besides risking her career by coming out of the closet and actively supporting any LGBT cause she could find, Rosie has at least three charitable foundations under the Rosie Foundation. One of her organizations supplied many homes to victims of hurricane Katrina and the other two are theater-based which helps underprivileged youth obtain the funds to pursue careers in theater. As far as her intelligence is concerned -BTW intelligence is overrated- she is well versed in many different subjects that the talk show covers and I’ve heard that she studies a topic vigorously before that show airs. I really feel like throwing up when I hear someone talk about a person they don’t know much about. Furthermore, (name of blogger) -if that’s how you want to be identified- try not to judge a person from a clip on a show as ridiculous as The Colbert Report, that show is not worth watching no less expounding upon. -Oh and she’s not a bigot- Seek Peace, Jamie

People are often complaining about how the rich and famous don’t help the poor and needy so when I see something like this I get very upset. This society is so backward; we get angry with the nice and cuddle with the mean. Those who know me know that I’m an Oprah advocate all the way but I support those who do all that they can to help others. It makes me upset: we’ll elect Bush but will talk about Oprah for not opening school’s in America, we’ll vote for the death penalty in Wisconsin and not for gay marriage, we’ll speak negatively about Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie for adopting needy children outside of America and make it more and more difficult for gay people to adopt. What’s wrong with the people of this country? I would hope that Oprah, Rosie and others like them would continue to do the good that they’re doing despite the word of the naysayer. If this blog entry gets back to someone who decides to speak against the good that these people are doing, I have one thing to say to you…

…Seek Peace

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow.
All I can say is, I'm sorry that you so completely misunderstood me, and that it made you sick and angry. I responded at my blog.

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Jamie said...

Swettie,

I very rarely get angry. I don't think there was any misunderstanding...I heard the word bigot.

Anonymous said...

I guess I'll just have to ask you to accept that I intended to critique her behavior in that specific instance rather than as a general statement on her overall character (as it was accompanied by an explicit statement that I didn't know anything about her personally outside of the incident).

If you can meet me that far, that's great. If not, then I guess there's nothing more I can possibly say.