mlah The “culture” that has evolved here isn’t conducive to sissies

June 16, 2008

Quotes

Filed under: Politics,Quotes — mlah @ 3:01 pm
Rev. Wright epitomizes the thoughts and actions that have prevented and
continue to prevent black America from moving ahead and achieving their
potential as a people. He suggests that this United States of America
made up of sons and daughters of immigrants (I'm talking of the millions
of 1st, 2nd, 3rd generation immigrants in this country) of every race,
creed, color and religion each and everyone of them who had nothing to
do with slavery, some how owe something to a group of people who have
never been slaves? Its amazing. It seems everyone is to blame for the
shambles black society is in with its violence, drugs, high school drop
out rates, misogyny, and a host of other real and virulent problems,
except for the very people who engage in such behavior. Enough. As a
society, culture or people, they should look within themselves and fix
their problems. When did this man become the spokesman for the 'black
church'? And of course his church is different, but that doesn't mean
his message and philosophy is acceptable, or productive or non-offensive
or not-racist or indicative or our greater cultural behaviors, values
and norms Americans. And yes, the link between this man and Obama really
does matter. At a very minimum, it provides insight into the political
and philosophical strain that Obama adheres to.
Bill Cosby - April 28, 2008 - Wall Street Journal

9 Comments »

  1. Well everybody knows that Bill Cosby isn’t a REAL black man. He’s like Colin Powell and Condi Rice. Just another Uncle Tom. (I was told that about Powell by a Bush protester at the inauguration.)

    Comment by yup — June 17, 2008 @ 8:41 pm

  2. http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/cosby-wright.asp

    Comment by Gus — June 17, 2008 @ 9:42 pm

  3. so, was the above comment by “gus”, an imposter posing as gus (although i could mak the case that the “real” gus IS a poser), a new commenter who happens to share the name gus, or in fact the guy who comments as gus?

    given the scarcity of opinions and a single hyperlink, it is out of character for the commenter known as gus who prefers to comment in lengthy diatribes.

    we may never know for sure.

    oh oh OH! the above document may in fact have been falsified, but the sentiment is correct.

    Dan Rather

    Comment by mlah — June 18, 2008 @ 1:21 am

  4. Dan: “oh oh OH! the above document may in fact have been falsified, but the sentiment is correct.”
    It is racist, actually.

    BC: “Rev. Wright epitomizes the thoughts and actions that have prevented and continue to prevent black America from moving ahead and achieving their potential as a people.”
    For most of their history here, African-Americans had no legal rights. And they had to fight for all the rights they received since then. You don’t think that leaves a mark? When he says “have prevented”, he is willfully ignoring history.
    I know what he means: today, all is equal from a legal standpoint. That’s all well and good, but we hardly started out equal, so what do you honestly expect? Things are slowly getting better, so just STFU and let things be.

    Comment by Gus — June 18, 2008 @ 11:42 pm

  5. Gee Mlah, I guess you’ve been put in your place by that pasty middle aged white male IT professional Gus. He certainly makes a legitimate spokesperson for the downtrodden racial groups, him being a de facto member of the ruling elite.

    Comment by yup — June 19, 2008 @ 5:55 pm

  6. Yup: “He certainly makes a legitimate spokesperson for the downtrodden racial groups, him being a de facto member of the ruling elite.”
    I don’t claim to stand for anybody but myself, Yup, nor do I rule over anyone. Where I work, I see with my own eyes that there are more minorities in important positions than ever. If the writer (or you crackers) really gave a shit about this sort of thing (as opposed to just hating/fearing black people), he/she would acknowledge, if not downright celebrate, the progress that’s been made, instead of overgeneralizing and concentrating on the worst of the worst. Just be fair and think things thru, and try to remain positive, that’s all I really ask. Just because this is a bigger problem than any of us can solve on our own, that started before we were born, doesn’t mean the best response is to be a selfish asshole.

    Comment by Gus — June 19, 2008 @ 10:02 pm

  7. If the writer (or you crackers) really gave a shit about this sort of thing (as opposed to just hating/fearing black people), he/she would acknowledge, if not downright celebrate, the progress that’s been made, instead of overgeneralizing and concentrating on the worst of the worst.

    You called us crackers. OMG UR SO RACIST I CNT BLVE IT! ITS NOT MY FAULT IM WHITE; DUN H8 BKUZ UF MY SKIN KOLR! OMG SO MEEEEEN!

    Look at you yourself calling people a racial name that can be depicted as derogatory all the while accusing us “crackers” of hating/fearing another race.

    Comment by Jeanna — June 20, 2008 @ 8:02 am

  8. i like the way equality is evidently measured by the ‘progress’ african americans make. gus can’t even include the progress other groups have made, like women, latinos, or asians to just name a few.

    some might even say that equality has been achieved and further ‘equalizing’ is actually favoritism.

    Comment by mlah — June 20, 2008 @ 8:18 am

  9. Mlah: “i like the way equality is evidently measured by the ‘progress’ african americans make. gus can’t even include the progress other groups have made, like women, latinos, or asians to just name a few.”
    As if you give a shit about them, either. The subject was African-Americans. If you want to talk about those other groups, we can do that, too– they’re pretty inspiring, too. But I did widen it to “minorities”, which includes those groups you name, so I don’t even know what your problem is.

    “some might even say that equality has been achieved and further ‘equalizing’ is actually favoritism.”
    Affirmative Action can be problematic, I agree. But the worst of that is most certainly behind us. Now, the biggest problem is just shitty attitudes like yours and the above writer’s, which are harder to quantify.

    Jeanna: “Look at you yourself calling people a racial name that can be depicted as derogatory all the while accusing us “crackers” of hating/fearing another race.”
    Waaaaaaaaaaaaaah. Poor oppressed honkeys. Look, hon, I’m white, too. Get over the loss of the Confederacy already and become part of the solution.

    Comment by Gus — June 20, 2008 @ 6:49 pm

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