I will become love and thunder
A letter to Taika Waititi
Taika Waititi hates dumb bitches and he ain’t afraid to say so,
‘sept that dumb bitch is me and anyone else who didn’t take the poison shot.
In his feed he says if one child dies from a gun then all guns should be banned,
or words to that effect.
I’m so angry at him and at the world that made him think this way that
I won’t go back and check his semantics.
I want to see the new Thor movie
so I’m trying to separate the ‘celebrity’ from their venomous words.
Jennifer Aniston won’t invite me to her house and I won’t follow her on Twitter, so we can call it quits and I can still watch her on The Morning Show.
Here’s my thinking -
A plumber is just a plumber; if he’s good you get him to do the work for you but you don’t have to listen to his politics.
An actor is a person who plays a role, that’s a job, like a plumber, right? So what makes them so important that we need to care about their politics?
So can I watch the movie?
Can I buy a coffee from a restaurant that wouldn’t serve me last year?
Will I go to back to the Bord Gáis Theatre, the one that wanted papers, and papers and more papers please?
I sat in the stalls at the concert hall last night and cried because I missed just being there
and this morning we have to tell our daughter her friend’s father dropped dead suddenly.
What world is this we live in now?
It’s June, rainbows on the wall remind us that we have a month of pride -
pride means what, exactly? What are we proud of, exactly?
Nobody ever could define a woman before a woman needed to be defined.
I sat in puddles played lego and made matchbox cars, most of my friends were boys for most of my life and I never needed to define my sexuality, or be identified by the world on a whim.
What is wrong with beauty in whatever shape and form it takes?
Why can’t we accept everyone as they are?
Why can’t we persecute the real criminals? The ones that hurt people physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually? Instead of attacking each other physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually?
Taika, I love the work you create, but I don’t have to agree with your politics
yet I feel I need to forgive you so that I can watch Thor - Love and Thunder.
For me to do this, I will become love and thunder,
I will become Thor.
I do not vilify you for your views but you vilify me.
I make the effort to understand that you don’t make the effort to understand,
but I still don’t understand.