It's the same in any lingo

בַּת-בָּבֶל, הַשְּׁדוּדָה: אַשְׁרֵי שֶׁיְשַׁלֶּם-לָךְ-- אֶת-גְּמוּלֵךְ, שֶׁגָּמַלְתּ לָנוּ
אַשְׁרֵי שֶׁיֹּאחֵז וְנִפֵּץ אֶת-עֹלָלַיִךְ-- אֶל-הַסָּלַע


How can one be compelled to accept slavery? I simply refuse to do the master's bidding. He may torture me, break my bones to atoms and even kill me. He will then have my dead body, not my obedience. Ultimately, therefore, it is I who am the victor and not he, for he has failed in getting me to do what he wanted done. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, what am I? If not now, when? ~ Rav Hillel, Pirke Avot

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This Red Sea Pedestrian Stands against Judeophobes
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12 April 2007

And so long Don, don't let the door hit you on the ass on your way out

So Don Imus got fired. Good. He's a waste of the airwaves anyway. If I want to hear someone bitch I'll read this blog. Now here's the $64,000 question: Are we going to start hearing about radio hosts of color, who malign Jews and white people getting fired? Anyone? Bueller...Bueller...

Don't get me wrong...in a civil society people should not be getting paid millions of dollars to spew racist invective over the airwaves. But if it's good for the goose it's good for the gander. There are all kinds of so-called "Urban Radio" shows that, according to reliable sources, spew the same crap about whitey, Jew boy, spic, chinks, you get the idea. Guess what? They need to go too.

But Shtuey...what about our Constitutionally guaranteed freedom of speech?

I admit that it's a fine line protecting rights of expression. But when a broadcaster's racist invective poisons the minds of people who then decide, based on these rantings, to violate me because of my race, guess what? You've just fucked up so big time that I can't begin to discuss the kegger of wup ass you'd be dealing with. Speech that encourages hate, bigotry, violence against anyone else...that's not protected by the Constitution. Don't believe me? Go ahead and test that. If your speech results in the violation of my Constitutional rights of life, liberty, etc., your ass is mine.

But Shtuey, Don Imus referring to a women's basketball team as a bunch of nappy headed ho's doesn't incite violence against black people. He's being censored for doing his job.

You show me in Don Imus' employment contract where it says that's his job. And you have no idea where that kind of statement would lead. The human mind can be a sick and disgusting place, just ask Mark David Chapman (for those of you who weren't born, that's the sonuvabitch who shot and killed John Lennon...John was one of the Beatles...a band from Liverpool England that...oh forget it, if you don't know who the Beatles are I can't help you).

This is why I will never encourage or endorse violence to be perpetrated against anyone, aside from the fact that I firmly believe that Gandhi was right about nonviolence being the greatest weapon against human oppression. You just never know what sicko is gonna take what you say and twist it. Of course, this is a country that produced a man whose dog told him to kill people, so anything is possible.

Now let's move on to the Duke Lacrosse affair. This thing ended up exactly the way I predicted it would last year. The charges were dropped due to the lack of credibility of the witness, as well as an overwhelming lack of evidence. This does not mean that the Duke Men's Lacrosse team is made up of a bunch of saints. It's probable that members of the team over the years have been guilty of date rape, along with plenty of fraternity brothers, and members of college sports teams, and for that matter, college men in general. But in this case there is no forensic evidence to indicate that this happened.

As I predicted, Mike Nifong is in big big trouble. Quite frankly he should be disbarred, and probably will be. But he is not simply guilty of pushing this nowhere case, running roughshod over legal procedure, etc. He is also guilty of pandering to the black community of Durham that didn't want to see these privileged white boys get away with a crime that, in the end, they did not commit, so that he could better his chances of being elected District Attorney. Now I've lived in Durham for quite a while and I know that a white man does not get the support of the black community in Durham without the endorsement of the Committee for the Affairs of Black people. I wonder if there was a meeting between Mr. Nifong and Committee members. I couldn't say, but I would imagine that an intrepid journalist could find out. Any takers? Oh, and where are Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton now? I do believe they were shooting their mouths off about this case last year. Wonder what they have to say now...I don't suspect we'll be seeing any press conferences from either of them on the subject any time soon.

Gosh Shtuey...are you a closet bigot?

No, I'm not in the closet. I'm bigoted against racists, people who use race to advance their agendas even when contrary to the facts, liars, cheats, scumbags, slave owners, greedy bastards who break the human will so they can buy another house...and guess what? I don't care what color, religion, race, creed, or species they are. "Ain't no time to hate."

The moral of the story is...don't compromise your ethics (if you have any) simply to get elected. Unless you're George Bush, Ronald Reagan, Dick Cheney (if you have the money to buy the protection), you'll never get away with it. And don't pander. You'll gain more respect standing up for what's right than what a potential constituency wants. Just ask John McCain. He spent so much time kissing W's ass that whenever he opens his mouth the only thing people hear is the sound of farting. Maverick my ass. Those days are long gone. It's gotten so bad that he's had to fire campaign staffers. Not good John, not good.

In our next episode: Barack Obama, the wooden boy who wanted to be real, and Hillary Clinton, the power hungry automaton who will say anything and do anything to be President, and my pick for President of the United States in January 2009.

1 comment:

Stephen said...

I read a column that suggested that rappers who refer to women as "bitches" and "ho's" and who refer to black people by the "N" word should be boycotted and have their record deals revoked. This will never happen because the decision to fire Imus and to not fire these rappers is not based upon black or white but on green, the color of money. Advertisers were bailing on Imus and costing CBS money. Rappers who use hate-filled invective are raking in big bucks for their companies and thus their positions are quite secure.

BTW, did you catch the news interview show in which Jesse Jackson was a guest and he was asked, not in these words but to the effect of, who was he to judge Imus when in 1984 he referred to Jews as "Hymies" and to New York as "Hymietown." He said something about it being a long time ago and then continued to not answer the question.