SoCS: Rope

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “rope.” Use it as a noun or a verb.

Two things popped into my head, I think the movie “Rope” was first. Great Alfred Hitchcock movie! All set in one room. Its based on the Leopold and Loeb.. . . the two guys that murdered just to see what it was like. One is a psychopath and the other slowly unravels. Jimmy Stewart is the guy that figures it all out. There’s a lot of smoking and drinking and when someone is leaving they say “Have one for the road!”

The other rope I think about is the one we are given as karma. We have a certain amount of free will in our white privileged society. If you are rich and beautiful, you can literally get away with murder. If you can do anything you want . . . what will you choose? If you are given this great bounty . . . what do you choose to do with it? We are given enough rope to hang ourselves with. . . if we choose.

4 thoughts on “SoCS: Rope

  1. I like this but have a difficult time embracing that a person’s race being the impetus of privilege.
    Definitely, privilege exists but it seems to be overwhelmingly driven by power and money and class. If race were a large factor in privilege, it seems to me we wouldn’t have such a racially diverse cross-section of rich and beautiful people getting away with ‘murder’. I also, wonder if most of the people in Appalachia understand that they could be privileged because of their race.

    • I have come to understand that a lot of what is said to be racism is actually poverty. so in that sense, you are right. It was stream of consciousness , early in the morning, with coffee.

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