Black women (nay, all of humanity) finally have the champion we need during #thesetryingtimes. Russell Simmons has just levitated down from a cloud in a seated lotus position and alighted upon his Instagram feed with words of wisdom and encouragement. Never has his voice been more welcomed, needed or essential to the #metoo movement. Out with the days of #notme, in with the days of #metoobutjustnotme
Here’s Uncle Rush’s message.
The reason I haven’t been too angry about my personal situation is because listening intently to the dialogue around the #metoo movement has inspired me to look beyond my personal scenario. In the end I’ll be fine. I’ve accepted responsibility for the life that I have lived and been very forcefully and vehemently denying accusations for things that I have not done. A little blood on my shoulders so that my daughters see a better world is worth it. This revolution is bloody, true. There is collateral damage, also true. But today my meditation reminded me yet again that black women have bared the biggest burden for sure. And for sure ALL women of ALL RACES and RELIGONS (in part because of and supported by all great religions and institutions) have lived unequal throughout the ages, in unjust and Incredibly unfair circumstances. I want to be a forward thinker and supporter of the necessary change. Here is what I believe to be a fact if we continue to let the masculine energy govern our world without guidance from the feminine forces then men will destroy the planet, or atleast make in uninhabitable for humans. So for so many reasons the goal should be to be inclusive, fair and promote equality on all levels. We have a long way to go I’m along for the ride.
The name Uncle Rush reminds me of “Captain Trips”, which is one of the name Stephen King gave to the superflu that wiped out most of humanity in The Stand. If Russell can start his message about #metoo by talking about himself and sharing random thoughts, then so can I.
The thing is, Uncle, you really just don’t get it. Like, AT ALL. This hotep, fortune cookie, chicken soup for the soul, word salad bullshit is unneeded at this time. Please keep it. I’m especially galled by “if we continue to let the masculine energy govern our world without guidance from the feminine forces” brother, maybe if you had kept your misogynistic, pseudo spiritual and basic-as-fuck ass “energy” to yourself, you wouldn’t be be playing ‘Lil Cosby in the school play this semester.
Russell to so lazy and basic, this was his very next post.
That’s right, a Gandhi quote about animals where half the quote is cut off. Who emailed that to him? Aunt Patty, was that you? Did you send this to Russell and 100 other random people in your AOL contacts list?
Or how about this one somebody’s cousin used to have as their Myspace profile picture?
This man is an alleged multi-millionaire “taste-maker” and this is the best he can do? This is the true cost of misogyny and toxic male energy right here. Uncle Rush has 1.2 million followers on Instagram. He also has a $10 million sexual assault lawsuit pending against him. Add to that nearly a dozen formal accusations of sexual misconduct. I’m no good at math, but I hope that adds up to him ending up broke on both sides of this equation.
Some people are so poor that all they have is money Happiness is not a function of who you are or what you have …it’s based on your ability to see Gods work Quiet mind = happy ,,.Noisy mind = sad Here’s a tip ! All scriptures from all religions and all the great profits teach us the roads to happiness Just a question of translation and remembering to remember