I will admit that I don’t like Wanda Sykes one bit. But the tongue lashing she’s taking from the right wing after her appearance at the white house correspondents’ dinner is a bit hypocritical. She criticized Rush Limbaugh which I can’t fault her on. She said things such as I think Rush Limbaugh was the 20th hijacker [on 9/11] but he was just so strung out on OxyContin he missed his flight. He needs a good water boarding — that’s what he needs.” And “he wishes the president would fail well I wish his kidneys would fail.”
Now what I found so funny was that a journalist actually said “Imagine if a comedian “joked” that Obama was a terrorist who was guilty of treason and should be tortured and allowed to die. There would justifiably be an outcry.” Now I don’t know where the hell this guy was during the elections but these people not only called him a terrorist they said he palled around with them and was an undercover Muslim among other derogatory and untrue statements.
And I didn’t once here the right wing cry about it. And in fact in some cases the one banging the “he’s a terrorist” drum was the Republican Vice President elect Sarah Palin. Now as far as I am concerned Rush Limbaugh is a fat sloppy junky who seems to be in control of the Republican Party. And whether or not Wanda Sykes makes fun of that is neither here nor there for me. Sure she wished the guys kidneys would fail, but isn’t that freedom of speech just like Rush wishing the president would fail?
What’s the big deal? She is a comedienne and just like Rush said after he blasted that wished the president would fail all over the air waves, he is just a comedian making jokes. Can’t the same be said about the ever irritating Wanda Sykes? Why doesn’t the right wing head its own advice and take a joke for a joke.
So what is the issue? That Wanda Sykes was well beyond tasteful with her jokes? Who around here didn’t know that this idiotic lady had no taste? And who the hell ever cared about someone not having good sense or taste before? No right winger gave a damn that Rush had and has no taste or good sense. Hell where was Don Imus’ taste or good sense when he was calling black ladies nappy headed ho’s?
The real problem is the hypocrisy or the right wing that leaks like so much sweat on that fat ass Rush’s forehead. They will lead the witch hunt yelling about birth certificates, Muslims, friends being terrorists and all that then turn around and act like a stupid joker named Wanda Sykes somehow speaks for the entire Democratic Party. Oh my god, give me a break, please. And leading the charge is Michelle Malkin who has said some of the most erroneous things that anyone can say.
This whole situation is a joke! When are we going to grow up in our taste for news and a government? We are failing as a people and it has nothing to do with who our president is, what Wanda Sykes says or that Rush Limbaugh wishes we would. We are failing because instead of seriously looking at working together as a people we continuously separate and point the fingers of incredulity; instead of actually making this a better place for EVERYBODY. This is just my two cents on this un-news story.
I started this post thinking of talking about the stupid former American Idol star Jessica Sierra who was arrested “again” for drunken debauchery but it is just a little too salacious and I am totally uninterested in anything connected to American Idol. I did on the other hand find that this belongs to the long string of celebrities who are letting go of this supposed pc or politically correct speech and throwing the nasty N word out for the world to see.
Now my post isn’t about the fact that these closet racists are being exposed, my post is the fact that all it takes is an insincere apology and somehow all is forgotten. Folks in the media are constantly saying that since the person apologized they should be forgiven and then they should be able to move on with their career or that they shouldn’t lose everything over a stupid mistake. Well you know people lose everything over stupid mistakes all the time, why should these so called celebrities be any different?
I feel that because the maligning that is going on is against blacks it isn’t as important to people since what you always here is that blacks just whine way too much etc. Yet where are the black celebrities out there who are saying stupid things against whites. I would love to see the reaction people have to let’s say Denzel Washington or Will Smith if they were to just bust out and start yelling at some white person for whatever reason, calling them stupid crackers, dumb inbred cavemen and fish belly honkies. Now would they be able to just apologize and move on with their career? Or would they end up like Isaiah Washington booted off their television show and have their apology guffawed away like a bad joke.
I personally believe that the reason most people want to forgive and forget when the perpetrator is white probably stems from the fact that they are secretly amused, amazed or admiring of the fact that this person actually went there. They said the things that a lot of whites wish they could say. Why I think this is because I am constantly reading Blogs of white people complaining that blacks can call each other that name so why can’t they? Or that blacks are just too sensitive and the word has no meaning anymore since it is in so many rap songs. Not to mention the amount of whites who confess to hearing jokes or just talk from their white friends or colleagues who use racial slurs when talking about blacks.
The fact that even after a slur is used by a white person everyone starts looking for an excuse or at what blacks have done that might make what was said understandable. Hey Michael Richards used the N word because those blacks were heckling him and practically drove him crazy. Don Imus used his slur because hey isn’t it the way we describe ourselves in rap songs. Duane the Dog Chapman called his sons girlfriend the N word but hey he had a shoddy education, been in prison, he also loves and respects blacks. Bill O’Reilly says that blacks weren’t screaming M-fer at a black restaurant which was OK because he was just pointing out the obvious, not to mention paying blacks a compliment. Now, Jessica Sierra called a cop the N word, and my favorite excuse is she did it because of substance abuse; she doesn’t even have these types of racial feelings with out the drugs.
But of course all that will happen is she will apologize and be right on her way to fame and fortune. Since we know that blacks are just overly sensitive to anything they “perceive” as racially motivated even when the origins are benign just like the examples I’ve just given. I am sure that when blacks start burning some equivalent of a cross on whites’ lawns, hanging whatever white version of a noose would be and hauling off and spewing a bunch of white racial epithets we will “really” see exactly how benign these incidents are.
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