The reason I'm capping this off now, is simply because I don't have time to have all the conversations that need conversing at this time. It got to be too much, too fast and I just can't devote an entire week to having seventy two different conversations with individuals who are either missing the point, starting entirely new arguments or just wanting to talk it out. I really wish I could, it's so important to actually do that, but at a certain point last night while I was trying to explain the really bizarre position I'm in through frantic clicking on the keyboard, my four year old was tugging on my leg and needing my attention, and I owe him that. Way more than I owe the internet an explanation for my opinions. I considered just leaving it all here and stepping out of it myself, but words between commenters started to get hostile, and I couldn't in good conscience let that go on in the direction it was heading. Arguing like that doesn't get anyone anywhere at all.
If you're a customer or a fan or Miley herself or just someone who stumbled upon all of this and wants to hash a few things out, I warmly invite you to send me an email or leave a comment here with the expectation that the conversation might be more drawn out. The talks still need to be had. I definitely encourage you all talking amongst yourselves. I will contribute whatever I can, whenever I can. I am still learning, too.
I really would love to ask Miley what "rasta" culture means to her, a well a asking what alternative culture means to her. I want to know genuinely where she stands and I definitely owe her the opportunity to defend herself against my morning irritability. So, if any of you caught or screenshot the original blog and happen to have connections, please feel free to send her my way. I really do admire many things about the path she is trying to carve out for herself. We clash on a lot of things. But, that's what it is to be human.
Thanks for understanding.