So, here we are. I don’t know why I decided to do a comic about being white. Being in America it’s difficult not to think about it at times.
When I’ve done stand-up comedy a fair amount of my act is about race. A good portion is about sex, too.
But I digress.
I’m one of those invisible minorities. If I keep my mouth shut no one would know I should be on the train to the gulag/re-education camp. Being an invisible minority gives me a behind the scenes look at what some white people think. What they say when there are only white people around.
I’m happy to say I don’t have too many OMG! That’s racist! stories. However, even a cursory look at the data shows that, yes, Virginia, racism is a thing.
Dan Carlin is podcaster who does a great show called Hardcore History. Six episodes were dedicated to World War I (1914-1918). If you want to curl up and enjoy some historically based horror, I recommend listening.
I spent some time in management when I was younger. One of the themes I saw played out was “Don’t give the pee-ons more money. Make them feel appreciated and special.”
In other words, make them feel good for being team players.
I’ve been on teams. I’ve done well on teams. And most of the time I was asked to be a team player I asked myself “Am I being played?” There were times I did do extra work. Other times I said no. But to automatically say Yes! all the time is a surefire way to make sure everyone thinks you’re a sucker.
Topics covered so far in Andy’s Follies: anxiety, anxiety AND friendship, as well as some random rage moments I have.
It was only a matter of time before I did something political. We are in a big week of testimonies in Washington. I don’t know how this is all going to shake out. What I’m pretty sure of is that Trump won’t get impeached (as in charges brought and he’s found guilty) unless the Democrats win big in 2018.
You may say, “Well, what about all the bad stuff he’s done?”
I’d say something back like, “I believe an impeachment is a political act. If you don’t have the votes, then the President can do all kinds of crazy and get away with it.”