9/28/08

Machismo bullshit.

The tragedy of machismo is that a man is never quite man enough. -Germaine Greer

So, the other day, I had to drop something off in a mailbox across from my office. As I walked there, I saw a Mexican guy on a bike STRAIGHT-UP cut the lock off a bike and hop on it. Then, he stole the back wheel off another bike that he couldn't cut the lock to ... just for fun. He rode in front of me and threw the wheel in a big dumpster, and then he rode across the street to his buddies and they all had a good laugh.

I was SO MAD. I honestly LOVE Mexcio with my whole heart. I think it's the most beautiful country, with amazing people and art and culture. I wanted to tell the guy, "You're the reason so many Americans hate your people. STOP being the sterotype!" I honestly had to hold myself back from saying that to him.

Ugh, it's just so frustrating to see cycles of hatred continued because of really stupid people who screw things up for the rest.

7 comments:

  1. someone stole the lights off my bike this week...now i'm worried they might take more! (like my dignity;))

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  2. weird i just reread this entry and afterwards i was like...im goig to comment and ask how u knew he was mexican. good to know i haven't changed since october 8th 2008. 1 year of being even-minded.

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  3. I'm glad that you're against machismo just as I am. And it's not Mexican people who can be macho. Anyone of any nationality is capable of being macho. But that doesn't make it right. Instead, it makes people alienate others.

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    1. Oh, I forgot to put "just " between "not" and "Mexican." My apologies.

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