Thursday, June 19, 2014

Flippin' Freudian Slips

Thinking back on my posts I realized that there have been numerous pieces I have written with no profanity till the end or just one random "obscenity" inserted in a random place. I could leave the words out and it's never been intentional but I think it's a subconscious way of jarring people with more conservative sensibilities. Growing up I would hear "that would be a great movie but they had to ruin it with x profanities" or something similar. It is such a narrow minded approach to life and effected much of how my family interacted with the world. We attended the gamut of church denominations with widely varying beliefs all because the churches had music that was acceptable to my parents - it didn't have a "rock beat". I knew families who had a box connected between the DVD player and TV that would censor profanity and sex scenes so they could still have some entertainment in their lives.

Life is rough, it's dirty and provocative - trying to run from that is naive. Expression, sex and violence are part of our world and pretending they don't exist is not only stupid but it's denying your own humanity. That doesn't mean you need to watch snuff films or porn but you also can't hide from everything. It will come knocking on your door many times from the inside of your own bubble. 

If you throw away something poignant I or someone else writes because you find the use of certain language offensive, then FUCK you and your bubble. I never attempt to be offensive consciously, I just write; however, I am raw because I want to bump into people's sacred cows. If your hide is so thin that my expression ruins your day, then you are not a healthy person. I never want to be harsh but I will always be raw and fucking up the status quo.  

1 comment:

  1. You know I love you dude and I think you have a ton of potential. Childish behavior is "fucking up the status quo." But you're a man now. I know you are trying to get out of the shadow of your terrible childhood. I think you should and I think you can. But you can do better than this. - Ben