Ratchetness - Inner-Urban Black Wretchedness-as-Vanity taken to the Level of of Compliment in inteLlectual Discussion, like the inVersion of Hipster which is being so White and Pretentious you don’t realize your Cultural Appropriation of Black People is White and Pretentious; I either have as Much Ratchetness as Rural White can or am as Far from Ratchet Urban Black American Call-Girl as Hipster Rural White Canadian Call-Girl can be it’s Hard to tell with All these Shades of Beige.
Gil Laury at Onyx Truth:
Olivia Pope/American President Xtra-Marital is Xemplary of a
It helps if you have TMC but are too Much the Pansy to come out about it to find a Side-Chik who is know to be Mentally Ill whose Mental Illness you can blame for Any Rape Accusations or Attempted Blackmailings or Weblog eNtries about a Character who resembles you.
My Debut Novel S.iS1 tells the story - my Story - of White Middle-Class Teenage Girl whose involvement with Neighbor Boy with Backwards Mistress Complx results in her becoming High-eNd Prostitute. My investigations of VICE Media led to my Conclusion Traditionally-Married CEO Shane Smith has Backwards Mistress Complx he is satiating through his Media Brand’s Obsession with covering Sx-Worker/Girl-Writers like mySelf.
Or - he's spent Years putting Women who look like his Wife on the Cover of his Vice Magazine but his Wife has Never appeared on the Cover of his Vice Magazine so what's his Vice?
- Man - he gets Multiple Lovers and is viewed as Sxually-Attractive
- Wife - she gets Man’s Commitment but is viewed as Sxually-Played-out
- Mistress - she is viewed as Sxually-Attractive but not worth commiting to
- Mistress - she is a Professional Sx-Worker
- Man - he can Only be in Love with a Professional Sx-Worker which is embarrassing for him because he has to share her with Other Men to get off to her
- Wife - she is Only kept on by the Man insofar as he is allowed to visit his coveted Sx-Worker ie she herself to the xtent she is Self-Aware is a Sx-Worker who is with the Man because he pays her the False Front of a Traditional Marriage
But what does this have to do with Rachetness?
Black ‘Ratchet’ is an Inversion of White ‘Hipster’ which I defined in my Hipster Authenticity as a Contagious Insult, an Insult catches itself like a Cold. Only Hip White is Pretentious enough to insult SomeOne else by calling them 'Hip' so calling SomeOne else 'Hipster' is to Backhandedly insult yourSelf for being White and Pretentious like that Person over there who is White and Pretentious. The Use of ‘Hipster’ as an Insult is Particularly White Phenomenon - Only Self-Loathing Privileged White or Person of Color acting like Privileged White would snub themself for being Pretentious by snubbing Someone else for being Pretentious, which is why ‘Hipster’ dissolves the Minute we use it as Compliment - if you’re calling yourSelf or Someone else ‘Hipster’ in a Complimentary Way you’re saying it's a Good Thing to be Pretentious, which is not Hip at All, and thus calling yourSelf a Hipster means you are not Hipster - you are an unPretentious Person pretending to be a Pretentious Person so Pretentious People will like you, which they wont because if you're willing to Openly admit to being Pretentious, as opposed to blaming Someone else for being Pretentious, you're not Nearly so Pretentious, but there’s still a Contagiousness going on there where you become Pretentious White-Supremacist ‘Hipster’ Simply by using the Term.
Conversely ‘Ratchet’ is an Insular Insult Only Black People can use to insult Only Other Black People, like ‘Nigger’ can Only be used by Black People to address Other Black People or else it’s Deeply Offensive. Insular Insult ‘Ratchet’ is the Opposite of Contagious Insult ‘Hipster’ turns AnyOne and EveryOne who hears it or uses it into a ‘Hipster’ - ‘Ratchet’ is an Insult can Only remain within a Select Community of People who are 'Ratchet' can Only be used to describe a Very Particular Attitude or else it loses Meaning. It does not transform the Person who uses the insult into the Very Thing they are insulting rather its Proper vs imProper Application works as a Signifier of Membership to or Xclusion from an Insular Community. When a Person of Any Race sneers at Hipsters it’s because they themselves are a Hipster - a Person who identifies with White-Supremacy whose Guilt at associating with White-Supremacy is displayed in their sneering at Others for even Subtle displays of White-Supremacy. When a Black Person calls anOther Black Person ‘Ratchet’ they are saying that Person is Tasteless in a Particularly Black Way which indicates a) the Black Person using the Insult ‘Ratchet’ knows what is Tasteless and b) the Black Person using the Insult ‘Ratchet’ knows that Particular Brand of Tastelessness is Uniquely Black, which allows them to feel a Pride in the Tastelessness as being Special to their Community. Unlike ‘Hipster’ which as an Insult is a Subtle Xpression of Self-Loathing for White-Supremacist Tastefulness, ‘Ratchet’ as an Insult is a Celebration of being Tastelessly Black - no Wonder Hipsters want to be Ratchet but People who are Ratchet have no Interest in being Hipsters and want to protect their Word from Hipster Appropriation. While a Person of Any Color who uses ‘Hipster’ becomes a Hipster a Person who is not Black using ‘Ratchet’ is being Racist against Black People. A Person who is not Black has no Idea what is Particularly Tasteless among Blacks and therefore Any Use of the Term ‘Ratchet’ as an Insult or Compliment by a Person who is not Black is that Person Culturally-Appropriating in a Tasteless Manner - using a Word whose meaning they cannot know as if they did, which is not Hip at All or even Particularly Ratchet I dont think.
I'd call my Fashion Sense 'Glorified Side-Chik'
Hipsters are obsessed with Authenticity, including Authentic Tastelessness ( Ironic Ratchet and Glorified Side-Chik and White-Trash Chic is so Hipster ) because Authenticity is what Hipsters are Authentically lacking - Hipsters can’t even insult themselves Authentically. “We Ratchet Bitches” or “Dude, I’m just a Glorified Side-Chik” becomes “Ew this Place is Full of Hipsters” implying Only you are Hip enough to know a Bunch of Hipsters when you see them and get grossed out. Hipsters are obsessed with Blacks because Blacks seem Particularly Authentic to Hipsters but what is it about Blacks seems Authentic to Hipsters? Their ‘Ratchetness’? ie: their inDifference to the Tasteful Opinions of Hip White People? What Hipsters admire in Blacks I think is Authentic Black Resentment of White-Supremacy. I think Whites dislike living in Alienating White-Supremacy like Men dislike living in Alienating Patriarchy but like Man isn’t going to feel he’s Manly unless he upholds the Patriarchy Hipster isn’t going to feel he's Hip unless he’s using White-Supremacy to transform Authentic Resentment of White-Supremacy into Something Tastefully Hip, which Authentic Resentment of White-Supremacy cannot be - Hip, Authentically. hence the Dilemma at the Heart of the Hipster - Longing to be Authentically Aesthetically Rebellious like Ratchet Black underDog without giving up One’s Position of Privilege and Good Taste. Surely there must be a Way to dress? Like a Connoisseur of Tastelessness?
Hipsters romanticize Side-Chiks like Hipsters romanticize Ratchet Blacks and Dead Indians - Side-Chik like Ratchet Black like Dead Indian is Authentically oppressed like Hipster by Patriarchal White-Supremacist Capitalist Technocracy but More-so and there must be a Way for Hipsters to Aesthetically-assert their Feelings of Authentic Oppression without actually having to take on the Pain and Suffering of those More-so oppressed than themselves - like glorifying and romanticizing the More-so-oppressed in Privileged White-Supremacist Hipster Art and Fashion. Olivia Pope is emPowered Black Mistress to White American President whose Privileged Position landed her Job covering up Scandals! Being Scandalous Side-Chik gives Privileged White Mistress Andrea Coates Sort of Ratchetness for Canadian Connoisseurs! on it goes with the Contradictions and Cultural Appropriations.
What Whites admire in Blacks is Authentic Perhaps Tasteless Self-inDulgence and Wildness we feel we’ve lost in ourSelves over Generations of Rationalization and Bureaucratization has afforded us Socioeconomic Privilege at the Cost of our Earthiness or Ratchetness. Authentic Tastelessness and Wildness of 'White-Trash' is tainted by Racism whereas Black Tastelessness and Wildness is Pure - thinks the White Hipster who would scoff at a White Guy wearing Trucker Hat and Gold Grill texting his Side-Chik who looks and acts like Miley Cyrus but still sees her Lot as Better than the Ratchet Blackgirl’s because it is.