What is power-mud?
Power-mud is when people throw mud (insults, accusations) at others, either to gain power over them, or to lesser their own feelings of guilt about behavior that torments them
Reparations have been in the news for a whiile, with black folk claiming they are owed something because their ancestors were slaves. Reparations are power-mud.
“Because they did this to ________ back in ________, you owe this to me.”
Power-mud is always fermented and deals with the past.
But reparations are not just about black people. Power-mud is a weapon, used constantly in many areas of life.
Marriages use power-mud. When one spouse wants to gain an advantage over the other, old issues are resurrected like Jesus did. Old flaws are brought up and things that happened long ago, to neutralize other accusations.
I know a white man who was raised poorly. He is now middle-age, living at home with his elderly mother, unable to put a roof over his own head, or support his own out-of-wedlock son who lives elsewhere. The mother wants him to move out and be responsible for himself.
Yet he keeps haranguing his mother about the kind of mother she was.
In my opinion, he is doing throwing power-mud for two reasons.
1) He is trying to use guilt to make his mother think she owes him a place to live now, since he won’t do that for himself, much less look after his teenage son.
2) He is using his mother as a whipping boy, to try to assuage the guilt he knows he carries for financially abandoning his own child, nearly from birth.
And speaking of guilt, both the Climate Change, PETA and the vegan movements have a ‘superior’ attitude to them, thinking they are better than those that won’t chant their mantra.
I question how many of these folks have had abortions, and are using their advocacy to ease their abortion guilt. More attention to these issues decreases the volume on abortion
Eric J. Rose