It should come as no surprise that this "speech" aired on THE FLORIDA CHANNEL.
There used to be a time in my life when I didn't give a fuck about the words that came out of my mouth or were put online. I didn't think twice and just said whatever I was thinking, usually hoping for a laugh. People used to say my brain had no "on-deck circle," which got me in trouble more times than I can count growing up. I'd eventually pull a 180 and become too afraid to say shit, fearing potential consequences and conflict. Don't get me wrong, I'll still fuck up and say things that I shouldn't, but the frequency is incomparable to who I was from childhood until my brain finished growing a few years back.
You may read that and think, "Dozie, how the hell can you say that when you run this blog that is nothing but the inner workings of your weird brain." I would answer, friend, you've got no idea how much I censor myself now. There's a reason it takes me 2 hours to publish a blog that takes 5 minutes to read.
But fuck it; I'm saying exactly how I feel here. Does this Webster Barnaby not see the irony of what he's saying about trans people? How can a black man possibly have these takes about another minority group?? Does he not know? He said it's a fact that trans people are mutants. I'm not sure if you paid attention in school or ever used the information superhighway to do a little bit of your own research, but not too long ago, people used to proudly speak that way about black people. Hell, there are still plenty of scumbags who still think and act that way. If you have grandparents who are alive and over 70 years old, depending on what part of the country they lived in, they grew up in a time when Jim Crow was still the way. Bathroom usage was a critical focal outrage point for those folks too!
Now I'll admit I'm biased here. I'm a hashtag good guy. I believe trans people deserve human rights and dignity that all people are supposed to receive. I'm not someone who tries to make life harder for other people. Sure, I may do it unintentionally at times. Like, I threw up all over a bathroom stall during the Goose concert I went to a couple weeks ago (not from drinking too much, but from just general fat guy life). Miraculously, even with my hair down, I didn't get a drop on me. The same cannot be said for the walls and toilet I sprayed like the Exorcist. So I was sitting down to shit (as one does) and felt the puke coming. I got up, turned, and tried to get into the toilet, but only about 15% of my deposit ever made it. I was embarrassed, but I wasn't about to blow up my own spot and risk getting kicked out when there were still like 4 songs, aka 2 hours left in the show. So I got up, went into another stall, and finished shitting (the original reason I was in the bathroom) and heard the horrors of people who discovered the scene, feeling smaller and smaller as I listened to the co-ed cries of horror.
As gross as the situation was, it happened. The woman who cleaned it up threw some magic dust down that brought the stall back to its former glory. At least I felt bad and told the woman she was doing God's work as I left and passed her to wash my hands. So yes, I admit that sometimes I make life a little shittier for others, but it's never intentional.
I just can't wrap my head around why people think trans people are such a fucking threat. They're not. How many priests, teachers, coaches, parents, family members, other church leaders, etc., have to commit sexual crimes against children for people to realize they're the risk? Trans people just want to be themselves and live their fucking lives. That includes things like going to the bathroom and playing sports. I don't get what's the big deal. Suddenly, people care about "protecting" women's sports. It's a smoke screen. They don't care. No girls that were gonna get scholarships are losing them because they lost a race to a trans girl in high school.
Webster Barnaby is a real-life supervillain. Of course, he's British; with a name like that, he sure isn't from a country that drives on the right side of the road. This man has obviously dealt with racism in his pathetic life. How can someone become such a piece of shit that they can be from a demographic with a storied history of mistreatment and human rights violations, then pass that same horrible shit on another group of people? Was he like I can't wait to treat other people so shitty? I don't understand it. I came from a divorced home, so potentially having kids that grow up that same way is one of my biggest fears. I don't want my children to deal with that pain. Then again, I'm a decent person. This Barnaby fellow clearly isn't. If he dealt with pain, he wanted the next person to feel it twice as severely. It's pathetic.
I find it hilarious when someone uses their belief in Jesus Christ to be a piece of shit. Like I went to Christian School for two-thirds of a school year literally 20 years ago, and I know more about their religion than they do. When Jesus comes back, do these Maga pieces of human shit really think Jesus will be impressed with who they are? The dude preached love, peace, and acceptance, and I cannot think of a less loving, peaceful, or accepting group of people than conservative Christians.
Webby Barn sounds like a supervillain from a shitty 90s movie. "THIS IS PLANET EARTH!" Well, buddy, you don't sound like you were created on it. You sound like an evil space alien who uses God as a shield for your ignorance and hate. You're a fucking loser, and even though God loves all his children, there's no doubt he's disappointed with you and all close-minded individuals who make a mockery of his teachings every single day.
Image calling this Goddess a mutant? If she made eye contact with Webby B for 5 seconds, he'd cream his pants.
Webby B's hate-filled rant was so fucking ironic that Alanis Morrisette will sample it in the 30-year anniversary reprint of Jagged Little Pill. He really had the balls to say there is so much darkness in the world today. This dude is literally the one blocking the sun from shining, and he's complaining about how dark it is. Ironically, if he walks into the wrong place full of conservative Republicans, they're probably saying the same shit.
The real problem is that "transgenderness," as they refer to it, represents something that the right in this country fears, nonconformity and new possibilities. It's someone saying, no, this isn't who I am, and doing something about it. They hate that because their whole identity is based on following made-up rules and submitting. The existence of trans people challenges their beliefs. That's why the Christian right in this country is cool with fascism because it still protects their identity.
Webster was right about one thing. There is so much evil in our world today, but people like YOU are directly responsible for it. I still can't believe a 63-year-old black man could be so out of touch. Like he's literally saying the shit that George Wallace or David Duke would've said about his people. This is why learning about history is so vital for a functional society...how many times do we need to see people making the same mistakes? Spoiler alert to the fascists...that didn't end well for you and you're gonna lose this time too.
Garbage humans like Webby are exactly why this country was founded upon the separation of church and state.
Webby has since apologized and OF COURSE THIS DUDE IS BACKTRACKING. At least he admits he has no fucking clue what he's talking about. Unfortunately, that's usually the case in the countless examples of the right attacking freedom.
In his comments, Barnaby expressed his lack of understanding about gender dysphoria and language around gender: "To all the folks that are in the audience that consider themselves gender dysphoria, cis – I don't know what all that means. I really don't know what all that means."