By Braddah Lance
A couple blogs ago on No Talk Stink If You No Mo' Facts there were a few readers dat suggested I take da "high road" not needing to justify myself to an - imho - ignorant comment.
But why should I or anyone else for da mattah?
If someone speaks ill of you, would you seriously stand idly by? Would you allow your name and character to be dragged through da mud? Wen someone talks stink about you, you can either eat $h!t or clean yourself up.... I like to be clean.
It's not about lowering one self to the level of the idiot, it's about educating them.
Why would you allow a person who belittles you to feel like they got da upper hand on you? If aftah speaking your peace, dat person wants to ignore da "oddah side", then so be it but until then, how would dat person know if s/he doesn't have some/all of da facts? Surah there are some really uneducated, ignorant and biased people out there and das why they have to at least be presented with - obviously da information dat they don't know - and then let them decide whether they feel their comment(s) holds true or not.
I understand about people backing people up but dat only works ideally in certain situations such as a small group or face to face. Wen it happens in cyberspace wea who knows how many people read, those readers can read it and then leave wit their own impressions not evah knowing/hearing da oddah side. All they hear is da crap and if you hear enough crap without using toilet paper, you're okole still carries da stench which is still smellable from da road below.
How do you tink elections are won? (Wassup Wit Dat!)
While people close will always try to set da record straight, if it doesn't come out of your mouth eventually, it doesn't have da same effect. So wen someone decides to spew crap all ovah me, you bettah believe I going defend myself. Call me old school but I still firmly believe dat one's name and character is stronger than oak.
By responding, how do I give credibility to da nay sayer and lessen mine? If anything, I believe I strengthen it as those who don't know me, get to know a little more about me and those who do know me, are reaffirmed dat I'm da same person. Now if aftah speaking your peace, dat person still wants to continue biasly, then das his/her perrogative but without at least putting da oddah side of da mo'olelo out there, da high road is a very lonely road.
Really, wat would you do?