Thursday, July 15, 2010

Reverse Racism? Huh?

I think the term "reverse racism" is just stupid. Dumber than "a little pregnant". Isn't "racism" the same no matter which race it's exhibited against?

Just because a group may not be used to racism doesn't mean when it's applied to them that it's something different. "Reverse racism" is a term that people use in politics to get attention. It's generally a way of saying blacks and/or Latinos are getting their way and leaving white people behind.

I'm just calling it like I see it, that's all. Everyone is always cool with stuff until it happens to them. "Reverse racism" is phrased to sound as if it's some how worse than just regular "racism".

Politicians and their media use keywords that everyone ends up including in their vocabulary. "Reverse racism", "death panels", "reaching across the aisle", "Wall Street / Main Street". It's all garbage.

We, the people, argue with one another while we keep those idiot Congressmen in the White House as they send jobs overseas and then ask us to spend more money to grow the economy.

Let's focus on doing away with it all and stop categorizing something for political gain.

A blood Rush to the brain?

I have always considered Rush Limbaugh as more of a Howard Stern type than a political figure. A comedian. A beefier version of Jon Stewart or something.

But his latest spew really made me take notice. Here's Rush's quote:

"George Steinbrenner, that cracker was a great capitalist, and he made many African-Americans who worked for him millionaires, as a lot of capitalists do. But he also, as a good capitalist, knew when to die. There is no death tax. George Steinbrenner's family this year will not have to cough up 55% of what they inherit and perhaps lose the New York Yankees. "

Okay, first of all, George died less than 24 hours from your statement. Where is the respect for the dead? The man "knew when to die"?

Secondly, why did you target African-Americans when mentioning he made them rich? He made whites and Latinos rich, too, didn't he? Let's be real, this isn't the NBA. Major League Baseball is less than 11% black and I'm positive those blacks didn't all play for the Yankees. Rush went out of his way to not only talk about a dead man, but also single out a race of people (who currently have very little impact in baseball) as some sort of indication that they couldn't have gotten rich without Steinbrenner.

I'm all for free speech. Heck, that's why I have a freakin' blog in the first place. And I don't dislike Rush. I think he's an idiot, but I don't dislike him. He does what he has to do to make money.

I am concerned about the people who believe he speaks the gospel. They're the ones who scare me. The people who heard this statement on the radio and thought to themselves, "You go, Rush! Speak the truth"!

Conservative and Liberal media has fried our brains. We believe everything we see/hear on MSNBC or FOX News instead of making an educated decision on our own. People like Rush, Sarah Palin, Ed Schultz, Chris Matthews make their money by getting us to hate another group of people we know nothing about other than what we see/hear on TV/radio.

Wake up. Stop being a slave to the machine. Stop being fooled. Wait. No. Stop fooling yourself.

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