Should demeaning expressions ever be used to make a political point? One would think not, but it happens that sometimes our “polite” vocabulary seems not to fill the situation.
Yesterday Bette Midler walked back the comments that she tweeted about women being the “N-word” of the world. She was clearly dealing with the frustration that many in America are experiencing regarding the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court appointment. These folks are angered by the treatment given to Dr. Christine Blasey Ford by the Republican party of our Senate. While efforts were made to appear they were “listening” to Ford, an investigation of her claims were denied to create the appearance that Kavanaugh had nothing to hide.
Midler defended her actions making the point that she was quoting the exact words of Yoko Ono and John Lennon for the title their 1972 song “Woman is the N***er of the World.” “Raped, beaten, enslaved, married off, worked like dumb animals; denied education and inheritance; enduring the pain and danger of childbirth and life IN SILENCE for THOUSANDS of year. They are the most disrespected creatures on earth.“
It is understandable that society does not want the n-word used because it brings up the mistreatment of the blacks in America. It’s hard for some not to use this and other charged labels to express their discontent. What we really need is a new vocabulary that reduces shock and hate toward particular groups, while promoting truth and respect between individuals.
THE DAYOLOGY ANALYSIS
#81 SAT SAG
#83 SAT AQU
Bette Midler and Yoko Ono were both born on Saturdays, giving both Saturn as the ruler of their INNER selves. This Day Ray makes them serious at heart and harsh in their evaluations of people and events.. It is the different Sun Signs of their OUTER selves which create the major distinctions between the two.
Bette Midler is a Sagittarius and has Jupiter as her OUTER ruler. It is the natural good humor of Jupiter which causes Midler to horse around and act like a clown. Jupiter can miss the point by being overly positive or optimistic. She enjoys shocking conservatives with her anything goes attitude and off-color language.
Yoko Ono is an Aquarius and has Saturn and Uranus as her OUTER rulers. As a public personality she is much more reserved and unassuming. She expresses herself in a quirky or unexpected fashion. She take pride in her a unique point of view and realizes that her truth cannot be experienced by everyone.
Yoko has Saturn as the ruler of her INNER and OUTER selves. Of the two women she has probably faced the most adversity in her life. As explained in Yoko is Honored she lived through Japan’s reconstruction after the Hiroshima bombing and survived the assassination of her husband, John Lennon. Even in that marriage she was not given credit for her contributions.