Time to Throw in the Towel
Based on the quotes in the most recent Seattle Times article (which is loving this public lashing of anyone that defies PC hegemony) on Don Imus’ apparently criminal comment, I’d say the answer to both questions is yes. Some of the quotes in this article are unbelievable.
"These comments are indicative of greater ills in our culture," Stringer said. "It is not just Mr. Imus, and we hope that this will be and serve as a catalyst for change. Let us continue to work hard together to make this world a better place."Oh, kumbaya and shit. Racists are running around everywhere. Sexism is rampant. Let’s all go to sensitivity training to erase that oppressive paternalism from our minds. Why stop there. Let’s erase our minds altogether. Lobotomies for all.
More scary are the PC-whipped quotes coming out of CBS.
"He has flourished in a culture that permits a certain level of objectionable expression that hurts and demeans a wide range of people," CBS Corp. chief executive Leslie Moonves said in a memo to his staff.Stick a fork in him. He’s been cooked in the PC oven. I think he’s done.
And, the Rutgers women’s basketball coach was so spiritually shaken that she had to have her pastor present during Imus’ stupid apology just to hold things together.
The team members respected Imus' willingness to apologize, but they also wanted him to understand how they were hurt, said the Rev. DeForest Soaries, Stringer's pastor, who joined the meeting. Imus tried to explain what he meant, "but there was really no explanation that they could understand," Soaries said on NBC's "Today" show.Here’s an explanation: It was a joke. Lame ass humor. The reason I never much cared for Imus anyway. His humor sucks. Nevertheless, tune into just about any black comedian on HBO or the Comedy channel. “Nappy headed ‘ho’s” is pretty far down on the list of insults to black women and women generally. In fact, it’s pretty far down on the list relative to insults hurled at white’s, Asians …. You name the group. They get insulted.
Meanwhile, Al Shartpon is the arbiter of decency? That really is a joke.
Here we have a group of women with everything going for them. With full scholarships to one of the most prestigious universities on the globe. And, they are being encouraged to be so easily offended? They’d be better served to be told to ignore it, take pride in their achievements, and that no comment by a radio host or anyone else can hurt them. Because, in reality, that is the case. Somehow, I suspect that behind the scenes, they are giggling about the silliness.
In fact, these women are actually part of the elite of our society. They are some of the most privileged people on the planet. Ivy League education. Full scholarships. The opportunity to focus on and fully develop their athletic talent. Doesn't this country have a tradition of poking fun at our elite? Isn't there just something "democratic" about that?
And their "nappy headed" bro's? They dropped out of high schools that are hostile to their learning requirements. And that has nothing to do with "institutional rascism" as we hear so often in Seattle. It has to do with institutionalized sexism in the form of curriculum that has been feminized. And, of course, the the cancer of low expectations.
Black males are the group that is really suffering. Listen to the gansta rap and that's what you hear. Suffering. The black kids that can't be all-star athletes and therefor have no hope. A lost generation, striking out at their sisters with lyrics in which "'ho" is about the mildest thing you'll hear. Their sisters have an entire curriculum designed for their "special" needs. Girl power and what not. Ever wonder why more than 60% of college students are now women?
Thank God Seattle has hired, by default if not by accident, a black woman with a hyphenated last name as School Superintendent. Yes, she will be running the same school system that even Danny Westneat and his kids are running from. The same school system with an entire department devoted to making ridiculous claims, such as the declaration that summer break is racist and an example of white oppression. Oh, and that any form of “future time orientation” is a form of racism. The same school system in which black administrators openly tell white parents that they are uncomfortable having them around. While their paychecks are coming from taxpayers of all stripes in Seattle.
You know …. what the fuck. This isn’t even worth writing about. The professional victim society of America is in control and there’s not much that can be done about it now. Just go ahead and hand them the keys.
But, I do have one prediction. Imus will be back and bigger than ever. Probably on satellite radio. And his humor will still suck.
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