posted on Jan, 24 2006 @ 12:19 AM
You've gotten straight to the unpleasant truth of the matter, and made a bunch of people implicitly admit that ugly truth, even though they pretend
it doesn't exist.
[by the way, this is about the only congrats you'll ever get for pointing out an unpopular truth. So don't expect a promotion when you
inform your boss that she does indeed possess a fat butt. . . . Learn to keep your mouth shut, and keep your job!]
Now, we're getting down to the Real Racism in Amurka.
Here's how it works:
People who fit into "politically incorrect" profiles are held to a more exacting standard that other people are. People who are "PC" are given a
"skate" due to their political value.
What this means in everyday terms is that people, all people, trust a white male in a position of power more than they do a female or person of
ethnic minority who holds the same job. See, onlookers know, regardless of their own race, that a white, a male, etc, is carefully inspected
for every thing he says or does.
Which means that to hold a job, the white male will average out to be about twice as competent as a similar person without the "non-PC
For instance. Rudolph Juliani. Everybody, on all points of the political spectrum, universally lauds his mayoralty of New York City. And not just
his reaction to 9-11. But his handling of crime, homelessness, graffiti and even threatened garbage strikes. It is popular wisdom that Juliani was a
genius. And why, you ask? Because if he had said one stupid thing against the homeless, if he had said one insensative thing against
garbage-collector unions, if he had ever whispered any epithet that could have been concievably construed as anti-muslim, then the media would have
removed him instantly from power. Like flushing a toilet.
Now, notice carefully that I'm NOT saying that women or minorities are any less competent, potentially that white males. It's just that
"the man" gets scrutiny now, that other groups aren't subject to.
For instance. Hillary Rodham makes a comparison of the House of Reps to a plantation. She gets a "skate" because she's a woman. And a second
"skate" because she's a democrat. So she can survive. If Bill Frist had said the same thing, he'd be riding home to his state in the back of a
turnip-truck by now. But that's because he's a conservative white male, and doesn't get a free pass for any miss-speaks he might ever let out.
Now consider Nagin. He gets one for Being black. Another skate for being a democrat. A third for blaming Bush. And a fourth for being the victim;
in his case, of the weather. So lets see. One skate covers his comments about chocolate, another covers his comments about whites owning "the rest
of the country." Another for admitting publicly that he hopes the wrong color of people don't start moving into his city. The fourth skate covers
his general incompetence at his job.
If Julianni had said the exact same thing on 9-12, you'd be saying "Juli-who?" right now. Because an Italian male gets no passes under the
current system of profiling.
Now, you'll notice that Nagin is not inherently any less competent that Julianni. Hell, for all any of us know, running the Big Easy may actually be
more complicated and dangerous that trying to guide the Big Apple through a mayoral term.
But the fact is, Nagin would never be seen as a great mayor, since we all know how many "skates" he gets under the current system.
To use another racial example: Condi Rice. She may be either more or less competent than your average white secretary of state. She may be even
better than Colin Powell was. The fact is though, we'll never know, because she gets a glide for being black, for being a female, etc. As much as
the media may dislike her policies, they aren't about to be seen jumping all over a single black woman in public.
Compare her position mentally with Cheney. Hell, her job is probably four times as difficult as going around to battleships and beating them
with champaigne bottles, or cutting a ribbon at a retirement home with a giant pair of plastic golden scissors. But we'll never know.
The thing about Cheney is, love him or hate him, you have to admit that he's got staying power. People (media) have been dog-piling him since the
mid 1980's. I mean hell, he's not just male and white; I mean for Godsakes, he's fat and bald! Hell, he's even older than
dirt! And those are three things that are universally agreed upon in our culture as things you don't want to ever be. But this fat, old,
ugly white man has managed to hold his own for three decades now. Hell, even his haters have to admit that, while he may be a lot of things, he
simply cannot be called incompetent.
Compare that again with Nagin. When Nagin says something that sounds like what you'd hear at a "purity of race rally," how does everyone respond,
even the folks on this forum? We all just sort of collectively shiver, then roll our eyes, and reverently pray for him to shut up before he does
anything worse than the impropriety of verbal flatulence.
This is the same response the whole of America, black AND white, has when Jessie Jackson, Al Sharpton, Hilary Rodham, or any other race-baiter
says something so stupid it's embarrasing. Except David Duke, of course. The first time he even so much as farted about his racist past, he was
instantly torn to bloody pieces by the circling journalists (and rightly so.). Compare that with Senator Robert Byrd, a one-time elder in the exact
same organization (KKK) David Duke left to pursue a 3 minute career in Louisiana politics. But Byrd is a liberal (albeit a rich one), and gets the
occasional skate when he needs it.
See how the system works? Don't feel like you're being picked on, merely because of your whiteness. It's all in your mind. Just be sure you work
twice as hard, to make up for the presence of your male genitalia, four times as hard for your lack of melanin, and eight times as hard to cover up
for your lack of appetite for marxist propaganda. Just do that, and pray that you never become fat, old, or bald.
Now shoo, before something even worse happens to you.
[edit on 24-1-2006 by dr_strangecraft]