Last year I blogged about a littleÂ restaurantÂ in the Â neighborhood Â that I grew up in and got more hate mail than any other blog before, or after. All of it was from people from the neighborhood.
I made reference to itÂ beingÂ like a ghetto and gave the dictionary meaning that I was referring to.
It read something like "when business comes in and take financial advantageÂ of a condensed area."
Evidently ghetto is anÂ emotionalÂ word and Â it triggered lots of anger in lots of people.
People who told me to F*uck off and never come to myÂ neighborhood againÂ and that my mother must be ashamed of me.
Well it turns out, that saidÂ restaurant, was taken over by the bank, shut down, gone, buh bye.
My first thought was I was right my second thought was why were they so hateful?
Maybe they couldÂ scareÂ me to shut me upÂ becauseÂ they don't want to see the truth,Â becauseÂ then they might have to see something in themselves.
So let me get this straight, Â the message is, don't express yourself unless it goes along with what weÂ believeÂ or your not welcome here anymore..
Sounds like a gang mentality to me.
Of course people can disagree with me, but the level of hatred was crazy. Â And they didn't even defend their case they just tried to shame and threaten me.
When I was little, my mum took me to the dentist and when I got home I told my Dad that I thought the dentist was taking my mothers money.
He Â told me to never to say that again and sent me to my room.
When I was aÂ teenager, that guy got busted for some form of fraud.
Well when I was little I shut my mouthÂ becauseÂ I needed a place to live.
Now I"m a big girl.
I'm from Boston ma, 02125.
I seeÂ truthÂ and feel when things are not on the up and up, Why? because I am honest.
People have been trying to beat it out of me forever.
I will not be silenced and IÂ definitelyÂ will not shrink to make others feel comfortable.
So I guess theÂ questionÂ is? What does it mean that I grew up in a place that tried to beat the truth out of me and didn't win?
I understand that sometimes you have to say things over and over in the same voice for people to get it,Â becauseÂ emotions get in the way, especially when it's something that goes against everything that they believe. I respect that people see things differentlyÂ becauseÂ of their ownÂ experiences, I Â am also open to hearing othersÂ perspectives. But, as far as being afraid of Bully's, it's not going to happen.
I don't need everyone to see it, I don't need everyone to like me; but they do have to respect me, especially when I'm right.