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Seeing Spots
by Joan Jett-Blakk
2004-01-07

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... Every now and then, I see a story in the paper that makes me actually cream, er, scream out loud. What I saw in the news today did just that. The best part about it was that there were three RichWhiteWomen in the café I work in, and they had to know what my outburst was about. It was a joy to tell them. It seems that the late senator Strom Thurmond, a man who was once America's most loveable segregationist, had a Black child!!! Yes, folks, a 78-year-old woman named Essie Mae Washington-Williams (can't get any Blacker than that ) has revealed that she is the illegitimate daughter of Mr. Thurmond, a secret she kept until now. (Thank gawd he died before she did.) Ms. Washington-Williams said that her mother Carrie Butler was a maid in the Thurmond family home and that Strom sired her when he was 22. Oh, it gets better!

Strom did acknowledge Essie Mae as his daughter, as far back as 1941, and even supported her financially, however, during his lifetime, as far as anyone else knew, they were "just friends." I fucking love it! This man ran for president in 1948 on a platform that called for total racial segregation! All the while, he had already had himself some chocolate stuff! First, Tommy Jefferson, and now this. Next, you'll be tellin' me that Lurleen Wallace was Black! (Lurleen was governor down there before ole' George, and she was much nastier than he was).

So, wait, there was young Strom, all horny and shit, and there was the maid. Now, what do you sup

pose happened? Did she seduce him? Did she catch him walkin' Willie the One-eyed Wonder Worm and go for a stroll in the dirt as well? Or, did he "take what belonged to him," as those rich hillbilly boys say? Which, by the way, would be considered rape anywhere else. Perhaps they were in love, Strom and Carrie. ("Dream on white boy, dream on black girl, wake up to a brand new day, to find your dreams have washed away ..."). Somehow, I don't think so, unless that is the reason for his bitterness toward colored folk later in life. Could a broken heart have been the cause of his Jim Crow-ness? Would we have seen a different Strom Thurmond if he'd been able to marry Carrie? The mind boggles.

Then there is poor Essie Mae, knowing that she is Thurmond's child all her life. How horrible that must have been. I don't know about you, but if that were me, I'd wake up screaming every single night! Maybe she did.

... OK and now supposedly they've caught Saddam. When I heard the news, I began to cry. We are definitely in for more Bush. Next, they'll find Osama, and all those weapons they were looking for, just in time for the presidential election. The same fucking tactics they used when the hostages were set free the day Reagan was sworn in. Hell, it's all the same people anyway ...

... just chillin' joanjettblakk@yahoo.com


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