“crazy slut” said John Edwards

middle-age American living in New Jersey near the Lincoln Tunnel <<< At the moment I can’t think of any subject with a greater presence in my blog than, “status”, because it is an underlying theme in my blogging.  While working for a Japanese company in 2004 I learned being a graduate of Tokyo University was extremely high status, and prior to this I had no knowledge of the existence of Tokyo University, so knowing a person’s status has a phantom-like nature.  The man in front of the judge this week for sleeping on the floor of Penn Station is undisputed low status, because he sleeps on the streets, but the way he answered the judge’s questions was funny, and I have no doubt among other street sleepers he has status, at least he is likeable.  High status, maybe the highest, is the late M. Gandhi.  His importance was undeniably high, and it was high with traditional marks of status totaling – nada.  He had no formal title, he had no staff of people held in a formal structure.  There is a photo of M. Gandhi at 10 Downing Street, and this captures a man of status who whose status transcends time, place, and occasion.  The trial of John Edwards prompted this post when court testimony yesterday revealed he called his former mistress and campaign staffer a, “crazy slut”, which is the kind of language that indicates a man who fears his status is artificially high.  Richard Nixon, Rod Blagojevich, and W. Bush are three of many men whose foul language became public.  I am not a purest and foul language is not foul to me.  In contrast to the foul smell on Ninth Avenue that I try to steer away from each day, foul language tends to draw me closer.  People who use their money to surround themselves with doorman to call cabs sometimes get caught on Fifth Avenue fending for themselves, and these people often demonstrate their next syllable will be a foul word, or sometimes the first syllable of a foul word if they were to choose a complicated compound word like, “as—-e.  “I’m not understanding you; it might help if you spoke using complete sentences, are you able to speak in complete sentences?” I might say.  If I remain composed, which to me includes listening and thinking, then I leave feeling I demonstrated higher status.  Also, the person who used foul language discloses his or her insecurity about a life of artificially inflated high status.  This would not have happened to M. Gandhi, and I smile and get emotional about the image of me pedaling Fifth Avenue and seeing him calling for a cab with only his toga and bamboo staff.  God help us not overlook men and woman with as much potential. >> about me, 866-610-7920, 201-490-9659 use anonymous2tomdoody@gmail.com as an email address to comment without posting your email address, or login to gmail with password: anonymous123

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middle-age American living in New Jersey near the Lincoln Tunnel
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