October 14, 2011

A mean spirit walks abroad

Here's a bit of weekend reading matter that is well worth your time from my friend Elizabeth Gaucher's Esse Diem blog. It's about many things, including parenthood, "the baby tunnel" (I love that concept), and the fact that there is a mean spirited-ness in the land that typically manifests itself in taking potshots at disadvantaged people.

The technical term for such attitudes and the people who hold them, at Goat Rope Farm anyway, is chicken****. And believe me, we here at Goat Rope Farm know chicken*** when we see it. See also people who pick on others whom they think can't fight back.

The title of her post is Waking Up with a Stranger. And, yes, it is a metaphor.

Click here and enjoy!

P.S. Watch the news this weekend, laddies and lassies! Occupy Wall Street solidarity actions are going to break out all over the country and at several places in El Cabrero's beloved state of West Virginia.

3 comments:

hollowdweler said...

Blame the victim we always called it.

edgaucher said...

Thanks for sharing this, Rick. Your chicken ***t adds a nice touch.

El Cabrero said...

Hollowdweller,
That is another term for it but I believe you have some familiarity with chicken****.

And Elizabeth, Chicken**** is one subject about which I can discourse with some degree of knowledge. Thanks for the great post!