Time is running out in general and the constructions of our childhoods must be put away. When you see what appear to be grown-ass Americans, talking about their “girlfriend” or their “boyfriend” then what you are seeing is both truth and lies. You are seeing people—grown-ass people—still operating under childhood constructs yet at the same time they consider themselves respectable adults, deserving of our envy.

Here is how you earn my sincere and deep envy: you have devoted community-connections like these people and you have the collective economic power of these people—and you are living this lifestyle over the age of 40 with vibrant friends over the age of 30 (actually 40). When you are unable to balance these “extremes” then your lifestyle is yours and it should be sufficient for you—and that sufficiency should not include other people (like me) needing to be envious of you.

There’s a line in this Bootsy song you probably never heard of (because you are too young) or you’ve forgotten (because you are weak in your old age) when the brother says:

Get on down Bootsy! Get on down you mutha!

You see that’s an efficient expression of envy and admiration at the same time. (You notice how I purposely associate efficiency and Blackness? —“uncomfortable” for you?) These are things that Black people do. We make “contradictory” statements for the sake of poetic efficiency. This is Blues talk. Here is a classic line:

I been your dog ever since I been your man.

You see, white people of all skin colors? That’s a poetic, “contradictory” statement. What I’ve noticed about Blues men is that they can be dismissed as simpletons (who really can play a guitar)—or they are not dismissed from sitting on your stairs:

She said come on in now, Jimmy…

So I was having a voice conversation with a professionally-renowned, talented, sexy, bright Black woman (who is older than 40)—this is a woman that I have known off and more off for over 20 years. First of all, she has stopped picking up the phone when I call her—but I still would call on occasion out of disrespect for myself. You see, kids, at a certain age you stop picking up the phone not because you have something “better” to do. You stop picking up the phone because you get tired of running over the same shitty-but-infertile ground over and over again…

A phone call from me lately will likely be that same shitty conversation. You would do well to avoid it (you think). But the very point of my call is about how well you are doing (in view of time running out). Here’s the thesis statement in the wrong part of this paragraph: “poor” people get out of touch with each other usually because they are tired of realizing through interactions with others that they are “poor.” (On the other hand, “rich” people love to get in contact with you and each other because they want to be reminded of how “rich” they are.) In my world, because of the Blackness, most of the people with whom I’ve had those long-time friendships are “poor” (many of them made to be poor)—and, unlike my Negro counterparts, I did not go “colorblind” and replace these “losers” with “rich” (often younger and dumber) people. In racial terms, this would be the gentrification of friendship.

Back to the voice conversation with one of my “poor friends”—I eventually got angry with her picking up the phone and talking to me (which sounds like a crazy “contradiction”). In my anger, I said to her, ‘I am the greatest man you ever met.’ (A social-suicidal/self-preservational attempt to end the conversation. Permanently.) She held herself together and responded, “You are a great man…” and she let the words trail off so I filled in the rest of what I assume she would say without speaking. I said (without speaking):

You are a great man but I have met men who are greater than you.

Now what I did actually say to her was that she should be busy with living her life, surrounded by great men and women—men and women clearly greater than I. Almost every time I would encounter her, the meeting should represent an interruption by brutish me. I should be slightly intruding on her great life filled with the radiance of at least one great person—a person greater than me.

This long-time friend of “mine” is too mature and economical to waste lies on me. She is not the kind of childish woman to put on too much makeup to conceal herself from people who don’t deserve the time it takes to sit in front of the mirror. So we both know that there is no one in her intimate, daily life at the moment (and many, many moments before that). Like most Black women with shitty-but-honorable jobs, her daily life is dominated by shitty, colorless authority figures—who should not be within 100 kilometers of my friend because of their barbarian toxicity. So, in context of her intimate, daily life I am the greatest man she has ever met—but I am not so ‘great’ that I can make all the shitty people go away.

So these ‘friendly’ phone calls from me are self-appointed wake-up calls. Too many black people on social media are young people—younger than 30. This is a 21st-century indicator of what has been happening en masse since the 1970s. What happens after 30 for black singles is largely a kind of self-imposed exile, a going into hiding—which from my (personal, family) point of view results in premature death. I am old enough to have seen the complete lifecycle of the black woman—and I am no longer pretty enough to play the court jester, pretending not to see what I think I am seeing because we are all young and carefree. What I am seeing are my friends slowly dying—along with myself—and not one “permission” article written by some millennial kid at blavity.com can help us.

So it should be no surprise that my conversational relationship with women is almost completely absent from my life at the moment (and many, many moments before this—as I have been over 40 for almost a decade). The young single women that I have had access to are boring and deeply misinformed—many of them subconsciously determined to have children rather than adult relationships invested in continual self-improvement. And the “old” single women within reach (typically) won’t pick up the phone because they are deeply informed (some of them “know” it’s too late for them after a lifetime of not-so-great habits—especially eating habits) and really don’t need a grey-haired wake-up call from me (which can be reduced to emotional abuse in many circumstances).

Actually, they do need the wake-up call from me because I am the greatest man they have ever met.

…These “contradictions” are so tiresome. I clearly claim that I am trying to ‘help’ people with evangelical behaviors that clearly encourage people to avoid me. And what’s worse is that the American need to be so evangelical about all of these secular, pseudo-scientific, shitty things is my personal pet peeve. So now I understand yet again why “poor” people drift apart and never talk to each other forever… We’ll only come together when some “rich” white guy gives us “permission” …in other words, “friends”… see you on Facebook—because I am not going to your 21st-century plastic Church.

So, while I have my own personal definition of pathetic (which is actually superior to my current situation), I am sure any red-blooded American—even the ladies I am referring to in these words slapped down here—would think I am engaging in more joking and I don’t really know what is sensual and naturally vital—as well as what is truly intellectual. What these people fail to hear from me (or anyone) is the Blues talk. I reserve the right to be serious and joking at the same time. I am both trying to be removed and present simultaneously:

I’m a million miles away… yet at the same time I’m right here…
In yo’ picture frame…

That sounds weird to you? Then you are also failing to understand what millions of sad people taking antidepressants are trying to do.

So, again, based on what you are reading here, I must be incapable of nuanced emotions and detecting the subtle signals from others. So clearly I can only feel the simple, brutish emotions like envy. In that case remember, I “envy” you when you have something that looks like this:

MOVE group photo

…with the collective economics dramatized by people standing in a kitchen that looks like this:

Black Silicon Valley

Not getting any envy energy from me may prompt you to assume a whole bunch of things except for what I am struggling to write down here.

Let me struggle with one more thing (wow, I haven’t blogged like this in a while). I must confess that I am a child of the radical 1970s. I truly assumed that economic class divides were a thing of the American past—especially among people of color. This could not be farther from the truth—my truth through personal experience. What this means, in terms of the black-women friends/contacts I’ve known for years, is that I’ve experienced two extremes (no middle class): I can ask a “poor” sister whether she owns a damn bicycle and I am suddenly under the impression that I am making her feel like how I would feel when a “rich” sister assumes I can just pick up a plane ticket to maybe have a coffee with her in a foreign country for a few minutes during her vacation.

I have learned the hard, hard way that ignoring the class roles/prisons people are seriously devoted to could end tragically. I think I can still be egalitarian but I will no longer insult myself in the process for the sake of the oppression of black people made confused by the evils of the Babylon System.

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the kinte space [KinteSpace] “Kurt Klagsbrunn documented the life of Rio de Janeiro with an outsider’s sense of awe” [aperture.org] via @aperturefnd @elicianan

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the kinte space [KinteSpace] Men with breast cancer being failed as they are ‘treated like women’ @tamtamsworld [telegraph.feedsportal.com]

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Bryan D. Wilhite [BryanWilhite] “Zappos has fallen off the overall list for the first time in eight years” [fortune.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] The Seven Lessons of Marissa Mayer’s Loss of Command at Yahoo [forbes.com]

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Bryan D. Wilhite [BryanWilhite] “How the U.S. government inadvertently launched a $3 trillion industry.” [bloomberg.com]

Bryan D. Wilhite [BryanWilhite] Is Passive Investment Actively Hurting the Economy? [newyorker.com]

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Bryan D. Wilhite [BryanWilhite] Black Woman Engineer Launches ‘Blind’ Job Match App To Take Bias Out Of Tech Hiring via @forbes [forbes.com]

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Bryan D. Wilhite [BryanWilhite] The Bike Wars Are Over, and the Bikes Won @ciclavia [nymag.com]

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Maria Popova [brainpicker] What makes you and your childhood self the “same” person despite a lifetime of physical and psychological changes? [brainpickings.org]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] again I’ll choose to die slowly in solitude rather than have my ‘disapproval’ of the other (adult) regarded as an ignorant and abusive habit

the kinte space [KinteSpace] showing insecure-yet-narcissistic modern folk of African descent how great their ancestors were often makes them feel *more* inadequate

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the kinte space [KinteSpace] to be “professional” is share (profess) your findings/observations/research in a public setting

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the kinte space [KinteSpace] Black history basics: before the 1960s a riot in North America was primarily an opportunity for white mobs to destroy Black property.

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Black history basics: enslaved Africans were children or young adults who were SKILLED workers (rice cultivation, iron work, etc.)

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the kinte space [KinteSpace] I may “act like” I’m getting praise and support every day but “acting” and looks can be deceiving.

My mother: Laverne Jones Wilhite

My mother’s life is ‘officially’ tragic—in a Black-working-class relatively understated way. It is that of an only child who lived mostly within her powerful imagination—an imagination that protected her from the reality of her “beautiful” mother until it could do no more. My mother inherited/learned love and affection from her father—and her own powerful imagination magnified it intensely. She filled the void of narcissistic motherhood with a cocoon of creative energy that kept me alive for decades after my childhood.

My father will never forget how my mother turned their first empty apartment into a palace with creative housekeeping. When I saw those pictures of certain villages in Africa where the women swept the place clean and painted the buildings in decorative patterns, I immediately associated that energy with my mother. My mother never painted anything with “real” paint (my father would do that) but it’s the energy my mother painted on everything she love-touched. This is a form of territorial domination that is lost on the modern world because the ‘territory’ is both real and not real—and I’m from the generation of keeping it real—where fantasy is underwritten by corporate conglomerates. Since my childhood, I could see what my mother was doing and it only made her more powerful.

But eventually I began to see that mother was doing what she was doing alone. She had no African/Asian village of women with which to commune. Through three different relationships that produced three different children, I sheltered-childishly tried to find ‘help’ for my mother. And my mother began to see that there is no one in this world but her. She began to collapse in on herself. I discovered that she took care of me better than she took care of herself—a strange form of betrayal.

My mother is not a liar. She just looks for another place to look. So Mother’s Day for my mother could have been a time for her to look to my generation for celebration. She was definitely not looking at her mother. And she was so tired of a lifetime of looking at herself. Not I (or even my brother) could find anything my mother could look toward. It is not that these spaces do not exist. It is that these places were made unavailable to my mother. My mother is alone in this world—and we inherit from her.

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Dave Winer [davewiner] We may have an opportunity, in the wreckage of our two-party system, to form a new party. [scripting.com]

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chic rebellion [chicrebellion] Remember that time the @nytimes called Viola Davis “less classically beautiful”? Well, she responded: [ow.ly]

Gugulethu Mhlungu [GugsM] Interesting how whenever black waiters are the topic it’s all “no one owes you a tip/you must earn it” even w the endless abuse from client.

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the kinte space [KinteSpace] *she* is either overwhelmed by the multitude, “empowering” herself by not responding or censoring herself from a lifetime of disrespect

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Ellen Pao [ekp] “if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else.” ― Toni Morrison

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