Maxine Waters has brought me out of my indefinite blogging hiatus.
The urban dictionary defines a “savage” as one badass muthafugger who does or says things no one else has the balls to do or say; a person or event that is brutal, yet awesome.
Maxine Waters is a savage.
Her pure, unadulterated savagery in recent days is an absolute call to action — and I could not ignore it.
For those who may not know, Maxine Waters is a Congresswoman from California. She has been in the news a lot recently because of her opposition to our new POTUS. Her most recent epic moment was this press conference … if you can even call it that. It was only about 15 seconds long. Watch.
There are many who have criticized Congresswoman Waters for her handling of this and other moments of outspokenness in recent weeks. She’s been called a bully and rude and disrespectful and a bunch of other things that I won’t dignify repeating.
I am not one of those people. I am 100% here for Maxine Waters’s savagery. All of it.
In a time when we’re criticizing people for being too politically correct, the “savage” should be a welcome breath of fresh air.
The savage is the antithesis of political correctness. The savage is unapologetically honest. The savage says what needs to be said. The savage is brief and witty. The savage calls out hypocrisy. The savage provokes thought. The savage keeps those around her/him on their toes. The savage wastes no time and plays no games.
Being a savage isn’t about being a bully. True badasses are rarely bullies.
Being a savage isn’t about being rude. The truth is never rude. The truth is always clean and classy.
Being a savage isn’t about being disrespectful. It is about being decisively bold in thought and action.
So because of Maxine Waters and her call to action, I am declaring 2017: The Year of the Savage.
I’m back because of it. And I’m fully equipped and ready for it. Let’s go.