Assumptions, Biases & Irrational Fantasies



Further correspondence with “Juliette and the Licks.”

Date: Oct 27, 2007 2:53 PM Flag as Spam or Report Abuse [ ? ]
Subject: RE: What people are saying…
Body: this is not Juliette but I personally get what you’re saying but the symbols eventually lend themselves to pop culture and the art, hence the crucifix etc. Juliette just used the symbol as a Warrior, an army unto herself, a symbol of purpose and unwavering intention. Now to go out and speak on behalf of the indian people or speak at all about the history or heritage of the indian race and the symbol she has adopted, you think what she’s doing now is borderline offensive? well then that would take the cake and she would be lambasted and slandered for all time if she were to act as spokes person for something she is not connected to at all. Talk about offensive. If one wheres the cross, it is not an insult to catholocism, its just the way thing filter through the ages and become reduced to fashion, or you could say keeps the aesthetic and history familiar and open to interpretation.

So, they responded rather promptly – I appreciate that. This was my reply:

—————- Original Message —————–
From: Mama Blossom
Date: Oct 28, 2007 6:43 AMThanks for responding – I appreciate it.So, I realized that the url I pasted in doesn’t work. Please just look up the blog for Surgeon Mama on MySpace – the entry is titled, ‘Juliette Lewis Sucks’ – it’s the most recent entry. It’ll take about 5 minutes of your time.Like I said before, the point is argued more effectively there and actually addresses the point you have made (someone actually said almost the exact same thing as you did), and explains why such an argument is insufficient to excuse (or extol) careless misappropriation in the face of genocide. I really hope you’ll take a look at it, and hear what people are getting at.Thanks again,

—Atena

And then, their subsequent response was this:

Date: Oct 28, 2007 10:40 AM Flag as Spam or Report Abuse [ ? ]
Subject: RE: What people are saying…
Body: yawn

Alas. I tried, right?

If she’s a warrior, why isn’t she wearing a helmet or a bullet-proof vest, or at least carrying some kind of weapon? Oh – wait, careless, oblivious ignorance is her weapon. And privilege is her bullet-proof vest. Right? Is that it? I don’t know…

More to come.

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  1. * Leslie says:

    ‘Juliette Lewis Sucks’

    My what eloquence, what a poingant headline…… NOT! If you are going to elect yourself the voice of reason on the issue of bigotry and prejudice which could be defined as: “Pre determined judgement without proper inspection”, then be the example and dont open a dialogue with an insulting slur!

    It was either “fuck you too” or “yawn” I imagine the response could have been to your message, and maybe you should send your notes on “warrior” attire to her stylist, but seeing as 50 cent and Madonna have already donned those outfits, you might suffer from unoriginality which ohhhhhh right YOU are not an artist, you are a blogger, a critic. Get laid or bring a good argument to the table.

    | Reply Posted 10 years, 1 month ago
  2. * Leslie says:

    PS I like how you reveal yourself in the end of your lat message

    ” Oh – wait, careless, oblivious ignorance is her weapon. And privilege is her bullet-proof vest. Right? Is that it? I don’t know…”

    aw you revealed your fangs so soon.

    “Atena is a bigoted one sighted presumptious asshole who in order to be heard, resorts to playing the race card in any given situation”

    aw is that headline offensive seeing as were playing by your logic now?

    | Reply Posted 10 years, 1 month ago


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