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Racism rant

It is time to grow up people.

On Yahoo’s homepage, the lead story at the moment I type this is “Caddie makes racist remark about Tiger”

The summary?

Steve Williams caddied for Tiger Woods for years, then during Tiger’s rebound from his litany of affairs that derailed his career, he fired Williams.  Subsequently, Williams rebounded to caddy for Adam Scott who went on to win the Firestone tournament.  Williams was very happy with the win and gloated to CBS that the victory “was the best win of his life.”

Recently, Williams speaking about the victory said, “I wanted to shove it up that black —hole.”

Racist?

C’mon!

You can’t say “black”?

You can’t!  Not if you are white.  Caucasian.  A cracker.  A honkey (do people even still use that term?) Think about it.  Think about the last time (if you’re white) you said “black” in public when not speaking to blacks.  You paused, looked around, and then whispered “black”.

Whites are paranoid to use a descriptive term that refers to a specific race.  A term that is not even offensive and is commonly used.  That is how paranoid white Americans have become.  Do you think that helps bridge any racial divides that might still remain?  Of course not.  Making people paranoid from expressing their First Amendment Right might actually lead to ill feelings more than just letting people speak.  We have the right, or should, to say anything we wish, no matter how ignorant.  And, thank God, people have the right to tell you how dumb (or smart) what you said was.

The internet is a glorious thing.  Herman Cain could never hope to be elected president as a member of the GOP if not for the internet (and Fox News).  But, the internet helps even the playing field.  His being near the top of the polls of the GOP nomination has led to more media scrutiny of sexual harassment allegations than during the entire Bill Clinton era.  Any American over the age of 35 recognizes that for what it is.  A corrupt media.  At this point, I’m not even throwing my weight behind Cain for the nomination.  I still lean a little towards Newt Gingrich.  But, I might prefer Cain as the Executive and Newt as the VP.  (I would be just as happy with a Newt/Marco Rubio ticket).

The glory of the internet is it is empowering blacks, I mean African Americans, who lean conservative to speak out.  They realize that they are not such a minority as they fear.  Some on the Left will lead you to believe that an African American selling drugs on the street corner is authentically “black”, but Condoleezza Rice, Herman Cain, Clarence Thomas, etc are not.  What?!  Seriously?!  Yep.  Just listen to the news and draw your own conclusions.  I have already drawn mine.  Liberals force blacks into a certain stereotype, whereas Conservatives accept people strictly on their beliefs.  But, Democrats will have you believe Republicans are racists.  It is not worth the energy arguing anymore.  The truth is coming.  The internet just allows too much access to knowledge for the truth not to come out eventually. The failing Socialist/Liberal/Democrat policies in America are coming to an end.

Not only will America be a better place for it, but the entire World.

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4 thoughts on “Racism rant

  1. It was the bridgstone. And the comment was said in a group that is jovial… He apoligized for his comment ( cuz he had to) his intention was to say … Tiger.. you fired me and I was loyal to you and my success was complete justice when i moved on. Who wouldn’t want to let the person or company, who let them go, after showing true loyalty, that they succeeded!!! I agree with all you wrote. You white honky, consertive, free market American !!!

    Posted by Rick | November 5, 2011, 11:43 am
  2. While I don’t think this caddy is a racist , clearly you miss context. Let me give you an example with my golfer, lets call him Liam Goldstein. Had Williams said “I wanted to shove it up that Jewish —hole” Or if y Golfer was a devout Christian and Williams said “I wanted to shove it up that Christian —hole” besides 24/7 coverage on Fox, how is this not offensive by context?

    Also not sure what planet you were on during the Clinton witchhunts but it was as close to 24/7 as we could do in the 1990s. You are looking at the absolutes of how the media could operate then and how it does today. It was over ten years ago, we did not even have smartphones and 3G, you can’t compare the two events and the “coverage”. Look past the false concept of liberal media and “fairness” During the healthcare debates every talked about death panels, and that was a conservative invention, even MSNBC kept Death panels in the conversation for example.

    in true fairness, I would not compare coverage of events over ten years apart its not intellectually honest.

    Posted by drostdavid | November 26, 2011, 12:31 am
  3. David, thanks for stopping by.

    As for your examples, being “offensive” is not being “racist”. And, we all have a right to be offensive, and we should expect the criticism that will come from others as they call us out on it. If the headline on Yahoo had read “Caddy makes offensive remark about Tiger.” That would have been accurate. It was offensive, although humorously so, but not racist.

    That is an interesting point about the media outlets available in the ’90s compared to now, but it certainly is fair to compare the mainstream coverage then as compared to now — NBC, CBS, ABC, and CNN, as well as major newspapers, like the New York Times. All of those existed then as they do now, it is just they have less influence now than they did then. The reason death panels were spoken about so much is it was a very catchy name for panels that do exist in countries that have socialized medicine – Consent & Capacity Board in Canada for example.

    And, Obama fanned the flames when he said: “So that’s where I think you just get into some very difficult moral issues. But that’s also a huge driver of cost, right? I mean, the chronically ill and those toward the end of their lives are accounting for potentially 80 percent of the total health care bill out here…I think that there is going to have to be a conversation that is guided by doctors, scientists, ethicists…It is very difficult to imagine the country making those decisions through normal political channels. And that’s part of why you have to have some independent group that can give you guidance.”

    Posted by S. Griffith | November 26, 2011, 8:58 am
    • I agree, the term racist tends to be tossed around to easy and this is likely a very upset person, who at worst said things the wrong way, but given the track record of racism, it is not crying wolf to suspect comments like these at times.

      I just don;t agree on the Media coverage, it is a totally different animal today, and will be totally different in 5 to 10 years again.

      Posted by drostdavid | November 27, 2011, 12:17 am

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