So Ms. NBC canceled Imus because a lotta white people is scum.
Here's the trail:
Imus made some stupid and insensitive comments.
Then the race baiters like Sharpton and Jackson went to work
Then companies started to cancel advertising
Then Imus started decrying the hypocrisy
And voila, canceled.
Now I'm never going to buy something from Staples or a product made by Proctor & Gamble ever again. I'd never buy anything from GM either, except that policy has been in effect since I've been an adult simply because they're crap.
But the real problem is that white people determine what happens in this country, and they are responsible for all the stifling of expression and all the PC garbage that's become mainstream. Does anybody disagree that political correctness is an enormously bigger threat than Don Imus?
Now by singling out white people, I'm not advocating any form of discrimination. But using the Imus case as an example, the furor is not driven by black people, just as the illegal immigration issue is not driven by Hispanics. When the screaming and whining started over Imus, it was up to rational, freedom-loving people of all colors to assess it and characterize it for what it was (juvenile and very inappropriate comments about some decent and undeserving young women).
I don't know if a two week suspension was proper, but I do know that it should have been the maximum levied. The fact that it now wasn't is owing to white guilt or stupidity and our inability to recognize proportion and distinguish levels of right and wrong, not to mention that many lack a sense of humor and a sense of forgiveness and also have sticks up their behinds.
I'm not arguing that black people shouldn't have their say, I'm saying that rational heads should prevail: realize the nature and context of the remarks, provide a measured response, and let that be the end of it.
Then when the likes of Reverend Al continue to bellow, they should either be ignored or better yet, told to stick a sock in it.
Instead, what I've witnessed is so many white people expressing their "righteous" anger, their outrage, and describing the comments as if Imus' actions were and have been for a long time the equivalent of Ahmadinejad calling for the annihilation of the Jews.
Tonight, a white Denver news ho labeled O'Reilly a racist for his use of the term "illegal alien." If you don't believe me, catch the replay. And comments I've made in forums have labeled racist on several occasions. I dare say, when that happens, white support evaporates. They cry, you fly.
Well, call me what you want, I'm still going to say what needs to be said. Of course, unlike Imus, I have nothing to lose. And if you've been following along here, you've seen one weasel already threaten to try to shut me up. Because that's what weasels do. Of course, other weasels fail to lend support for causes they know to be right. But every time they don't, they make it easier for them. You know, "those people."
I have a comedy routine in which I'm outraged by the terms, "African-American" and "Native American," because they are discriminatory and elitist (take my word for it). Not everyone thinks it's funny – just as with all comedy. But in this case, I'm not funny and I'm racist according to some, because I say some things that might be incorrect or unfounded they think, and which are doubtless abhorrent to the Matthew25s and Jonathan Wards of the world who aren't just disgusted, they want to get you for it.. One joke, if I do say so myself, is ingenious, and I know Chris Rock could get away with it, but I supposedly can't – in polite white society, anyway.
By this time you realize that Imus and I have a lot in common. We hate weasels. We also have a lot not in common. That's life. Then there's the stuff I don't know if we have in common: do you think he hates white weasels more than regular weasels?
Is that racist?