Peachy Keen

Read this and this at Pam’s House Blend, and recall my post earlier in the week, You Can’t Claim to Love America if You Hate Americans, which focused on, among other things, the re-emerging white supremacist movement.

Well, I’m sick of it. I’m tired of foolish and deadly things being done by my country, crazy and hateful things being done by people of my sexuality to people of other sexualities, and white people who just can’t get along with anyone else and give all the rest of us a bad name. So I'm formally renouncing my whiteness. From now on, I am officially "kinda peachy." Any other Kinda Peachies who would like to join me are welcome*. The only requirement is that you will never utter the term "Kinda Peachy Power!" or hold the view that people of any other color are inherently inferior to you (including white folks, because there are plenty of good ones out there who don't make the news). And you gotta be flawed but inimitably diggable, baby.

As for me, I’m a fat, broke, godless, underachieving, overeducated, opinionated Kinda Peachy honorary dyke and raging red state liberal who’s married to an immigrant, still smokes an occasional cigarette, likes to say fuck a lot, and believes that everyone has the right to be just as fucked-up and as inordinately happy as I am.

You got a problem with that?

*Offer open to all races, creeds, colors, and nationalities, even those who aren't really kinda peachy at all; it should be noted that "peachy" was primarily selected for its double meaning.

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