I’ll Call That Hand!

Ever played Poker, knowing that your opponent is smiling with glee like they’re walking out with the loot of cash and candies in the middle of the table, but you know deep down it’s bullshit. So here’s me calling you out on your hand, you lay em down and you got a pair of twos. Yep. It was all bullshit.

Let me spin you a tell, if you’ve got a moment to spare.

In my community there is what she likes to call herself “A Bad Witch” now as to not offend right away she states this is a “joke.” Anyone laughing yet?

This is how I perceive her latest post, I’m calling bullshit. Common knowledge, She is a professor in english and I am a high school drop-out. I may not be able to dazzle you with big words but I smell bullshit a mile away and it don’t hurt me none laying it out for everyone to see, come on show me your cards! This witch has written a blog that finally inspired to me combat it. Now all of you are very smart and can take from this what you will.

I will even link her blog to mine so you may go back and read hers if you so wish. She has said that is she were truly the bad witch she would give you honesty, real-love, she’d make you sweat and poke you with a stick to watch you squirm. Now I don’t know what fairy-tales she got read as a yougin’ but I ain’t never heard so much crap in my small existence. She also goes on to state:

“The Good Witch is the one that gives you someone else’s ruby slippers and tells you that magic can and should be used to get all the candy in the candy store. The Good Witch brings you a metaphorical soda-pop and a snack, pacifies you with anesthetizing stories, gains your trust and promises to protect you from The Bad Witch.

All while running your prints.

That, my friends, is The Good Witch.”

Then she says:

“Most likely, The Good Witch is all touchy-feely and lulls you with a false sense of love: initially preferred to “tough love” for its saccharine charisma. But how nourishing is saccharine?

The Good (“Fun”/“Alluring”/“ Mollifying”) Witch only offers “false love” – that psudo-psychology term for the kind of relationship that poses as love but really asks for sacrifice in return for domination and abdication of selfhood, the kind of “love” that hampers personal growth out of fear of being surpassed, outdone, or abandoned, the kind of “love” that wants us to limit contact with others by making us doubt, mistrust or be suspicious of others. What’s more, it’s the kind of “love” that makes others doubt, mistrust or be suspicious of us.”

Well seems like to me your definitions of good and bad got all screwy somewhere down the rough road.

Here’s how she perceives the bad witch, if it were her.

“The Bad Witch is direct, will call you out on poor manners, will tell you when you’ve effed up (and will, likely provide a way to make it better), will make you very uncomfortable if you are lying, and will leave when your company has become trying. However, TBW will not deceive you. What you see is what you get. It’s all on the sleeves of her scary, scary black robe.”

Not to mention “If The Bad Witch is the one who tells you the truth,The Good Witch must be full of shite.”

Wow, now that the world is on its way to being upside down lets add a little more fuel to this girls fire.

“The Bad Witch will goad you into thinking for yourself. And then let you make informed choices, sometimes you will do this kicking and screaming. But she will be devoted to supporting your choices. That’s hard work – for both of you.

But where does that road lead? Not many are willing to travel alongside a Bad Witch down a tough road. 

The Good Witch, on the other hand, wants to tell you what to think, who to care about, what to do/read/eat, when to jump and just how high; then she will pat you on the head like a good puppy when you comply. This is a much easier road – for both of you.

But where does that road lead? Are you willing to follow a Good Witch down a false road?

Many are.

I pray for them.” 

And this my readers is how her blog ended. The way I see it, The Bad Witch will in a moment change her colors and play the cards of The Good Witch only to further trick and confuse us all. The Bad Witch will lie to your face, promise you all the candies in the candy store and manipulate you into killing a cat.

Now all of you know one of my main problems with this here blog was that I dont enjoy/use labels or stereotypes. I cringe when someone runs off screaming “Oh no black magic, bad witches, good witches. ..etc.” In my eyes there is no good or bad witch, rather a bad or good person, and if you had pure balance you would know they are one in the same. Magic is Magic, don’t deface it by labeling others as Good Witches or Bad or Evil or Lame. Be truthful say “that bitch is a bad person,” but please dont bring magic into it.

Now let’s look at this Bullshit hand one more time.

If my momma teaches me to cook a family dinner, feeds me, entertains my youth with tellings of her glory days as a wild-chile, lends me a place to sleep if ever needed, is there for me if I should ever need  an ear to listen, a hand to hold, or an asskicken to be delivered I know I can count on her. Does she sound like a bad person yet? No. Okay. According to *The Bad Witch* it does.

A mother who puts her family first, gives everything she can so at the end of the day when the sun sets she can relax in her rockin chair and share fried green tomato recipes, a woman who never tells you what do to, when to jump or how high, a woman who sweats love and asks nothing in return but respect. Yet still *The Bad Witch* says she must be fake.

Well hon I got news for you, you can’t fake love like this.

The road we travel is not smooth by any-means, it is rocky and full of hard times ahead but we oathed to one another to make that journey, to stick together when a bad witch posions an apple, when to bite our tongue and learn a little grace. To know, beyond all else to be who you are and do what makes you happy. And you know what I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Oh and please don’t pray for me.

http://abadwitch.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/bad-witch-goad-witch/ ( here’s the link I promised earlier)

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23 comments on “I’ll Call That Hand!

  1. I feel like you may have missed the point of her post… She was discussing the difference between people types, and about how a little conflict breeds intellectual discussion and growth. It had nothing to do with the actual stereotype of good witch vs bad witch.

    • Ah and yet you stand up for her, do you know what her post was really about? If you do not know of what you are speaking then don’t. My blog above states my own opinion of what her’s said about a good witch with a nice ass and the bad witch if that were her.

  2. Child of mine, this asshat has lots of folks confused. They still think she’s being “ironic,” when we know the truth. Obsession is a short bus bitch, and the stop just showed up on the radar. Speak truth, no matter how many come at you with their Christianized “love and light.” For they are the sheep. And you are the wolf.

    Rawr.

    Love, Mom

  3. ladylucychaos, I believe Angela does know from whence she speaks as she has known The Bad Witch for a while now. I certainly do. I have studied under The Bad Witch for over a year. (Yes, she is my version of “mama”.) It sounds to me like you are the one who has no idea about her. And that’s fine.

    The truth is, this is a conversation that we have been having across the community and in class for a few weeks now. And yes, Angela, I believe they all missed the point.

    Her blog is not about “there are good witches and there are bad witches.” It’s absolutely not the personal invective you all took it to be (judging by SKW’s outrageous response post). And I am most certainly confused by your suggestion that it even hinted that being gay had anything to do with anything. Her blog was about IF. IF there were a such thing as a split between good and bad and IF she fell on the bad side of that split — then being good would be a pretty crappy way to be. Fortunately, The Bad Witch does not believe in such a split. She even says, “There is no Good Witch” – which in turn means that there is no bad witch. Because a Good Witch (under a system of dichotomies) would be rotten to the core and a Bad Witch would be perfection. No one is that cut-and-dried. No one.

    Seems you want her to keep playing the role of The Bad Witch so you can sleep easier about your own selves. (She’ll beat me with a switch for having said so in a public forum, by the by.)

    Don’t you worry, Southern Kitchen Witch. I am not confused and I am no sheep. I have come to understand plenty about human nature. I can tell truth from not truth. Irony from sincerity. Wolves from pets.

    • I’m sorry did her dogs not get they’re daily dose of STFU this morning? Hah yes obviously you know how being “a pet” feels like. Well if you think I’m a pet you wont mind a little ol’ wolf like myself biting you? eh? Sounds to me like you’re following a good witch down a false road (read false-love witch) hahahah. Her words not mine. And as for my examples about gays I guess that one went right over your head too. bahaaa. And did your mama tell you her blog was about IF honey, naw. We all know the truth, she tries to play coy, but like I’ve said before I’ll make applesauce if I need too.

  4. Let me ‘splain something’ to you asshats … you can’t play poker when you have no poker face: “Russian Roulette is not the same without a gun.” Anyone? Without knowing which chamber that bullet is loaded in, it’s all luck. And luck runs out, along with lies, fictive “truths” and contrived signifiers that have jack shit to do with anything but the mirrored sunglasses by the one who’s holding the best hand. Somebody’s peekin’ and seeing the truth behind that poker face. Everyone else? All they see is the glare from the unnatural light from above blinding them. LadyLucyChaos sees the truth and behind it, and around the boxes and to the left. I call.

  5. Now y’all listen up. I usually don’t get involved in these types of petty squabbles especially when my girl has it under control, and most times the squalls come and go without her ever mentioning it. ‘sept this time I happened to see what is going on and I think that everyone has forgotten that this “bad witch” is well, lets just say, not good.
    I have known her personally for quite some time and have had the pleasure of seeing the poison that she feeds everyone. It doesn’t need to be proven, defended, or justified. It is fact. She is bad. Ask any one who has know her for any extended amount of time. We all know what bad is, please don’t play semantics with me. If we need so desperately to define what is good and bad, then the collective “we” need to start riding the short bus to work.
    Now. listen closely. Write it down if you need to and read it every day. The. bad. witch. is…… wait for it…… BAD!! Hiding in plain sight are we? Not very well. Not ever very well. You see, she has thought for years, that she has had us all fooled. No one is fooled. (Well, not the ones who can take other means of transportation to work.) We have put up with this because of one reason. The “good witch” asked us to.
    In the end. The “bad witch” has always been a nightmare. I know it. She knows it. it is well, fact. Spin it any way you want, but why does one have to continually scream from the roof tops behind a computer screen to people that she has never met– “I’m good!! I’m good!! everyone look I’m not bad” —- No one cares. No one questioned. What are you defending against? I know that this is hard to understand but for anyone who can hear me out there…. the “good” will always win, and if that upsets you, I think you need to question your own motives.

  6. OK Terrin, you want to play this game. Let’s lay out all of our cards (SFW – you won’t need to – your cards are “two-faced”). I will happy to sit with everyone (SFW is welcome) and really show what a liar the SFW really is. TBW post had nothing to do with SFW (Selene & Angela – sorry you were dragged into this moronic conversation, but thank you for pointing out to this illiterate bunch what the post was really about). The SFW is doing what she does best – DRAMA! You know nothing about the TBW, but only the things the SFW TELLS you. Get it! You think the SFW has your back – wait for it. I have juicy info she says behind your backs. Come on! Don’t you hear all the things she says about other people. She does the same to you. You think she is your friend – HA! She has admitted to us most of her lies, but won’t go back to her cronies to recant (who is hiding?). Terrin and Jill – What I know about you two (Of course – I heard it from the SFW) – I feel sorry for you.

    SFW – you have gone too far!

  7. Well, we know that we love each other, we know that we will get attacked, and we know that we haven’t started any rumors. While it makes me furious to see those I love likened to idiots, I refuse to do the same about someone else’s students and family out of anger. I lost my temper, but this issue seems to be the following:

    Nothing, nothing at all, can be done about the permanent break between our community folks. Anyone who propagates any further negativity will be the “bad” guy: and I hereby ask, respectfully, for my students and family to back off. My daughter was simply defending her teacher and her path, a path that she felt had been publicly humiliated. I, in turn, defended my daughter. But we all know that this isn’t helpful anymore. Let those who wish to speak ill of us, propagate negativity, do so alone. Remember, we cannot control other people’s actions, only our own reactions. I’m sure there are no boundaries, no line, that some folks won’t cross.

    But there are for us.

    This, y’all, is between the “bad” witch and the “good” witch. I can handle it.

    Please, out of respect for me: stop.

    Love and Light, Seba

    P.S. Any further assaults will be taken with a grain of salt. Spiteful words are not powerful enough to sway my decision or conviction

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