In my previous two blog posts I wrote about the Miss North Dakota USA pageant. I am so angry and disgusted with the Miss North Dakota USA pageant, that it would be fine with me if Future Productions and Miss USA never came back to North Dakota. There are some young women and their families that would disagree with me. They think that they can compete and win, get the publicity, get a scholarship. Sometimes, you need to withdraw, not participate, not cooperate, oppose, speak out against, and fight some things in order to get them changed, even if it costs you.
Most of the local people in western North Dakota are not going to like what I write. Though the local people who read my blog may agree with a blog post, or two, or three, if they read more, they will eventually come across more and more things that they don’t like. They will find things that hit too close to home.
I don’t want to be like the local Chambers of Commerce, that attempt to put everything about western North Dakota in a good light. I don’t want to be like the Dickinson Press newspaper, only able to report hard facts, and not entirely able to discuss negative things for fear of losing readers, subscribers, advertising, and individual reporters fearing losing their job.
I don’t want to write only things that the people I like will enjoy and agree with. I don’t want to not write what will make the people I like angry and offended, wanting me to shut up.
I want to be the dead chicken around your neck. I want to bring up, remind, and keep reminding everyone what happened and is happening in Dickinson, Watford City, and western North Dakota.
(Also, I want what the frog wants, in the Brothers Grimm tale “The Frog King”.)