Saturday, July 25, 2009

WHO YOU CALLIN' STUPID, SIR?

OK, so you are looking out your window at your neighbors house, and you spot two men trying to forcibly open the front door. When that doesn't work, you see them checking windows and going around to the back. Do you (a) let it go, and go back to watching Judge Judy, (b) call the police, or (c) determine your response by the color of the skin of the two men trying to gain entry into the house.
OK, question number two. You are a policeman on a call of two men trying to enter a house through windows, and going to the back of the house. Do you (a) let it go, and go back to eating donuts, (b) arrest the two men who were witnessed trying to gain entry into the house (who are now inside), or (c) determine your actions based on the color of their skin.
OK, question number three. You lost your keys, came home and started looking for a window, or back door to gain entry into your home, when the police are called to the scene and start to ask you questions. Do you (a) realize if you actually had your keys this would not be happening at all, and they are just responding to a call of men trying to break into a house, (b) be offended that they are asking you questions based on the fact that you had to attempt a key less entry, or (c) determine that if you were a white man, the neighbor would not have called the police, and even if they had, the police would just give you the secret white mans handshake and go on their way.
OK, question number four. You are the President and you are asked about the incident. Do you (a) stand by the police, who responded to the call and were just doing their jobs, (b) stand by the homeowner who had to answer questions about why he had to look for an open window or door to gain entry into his house, or (c) determine your response based on the color of the homeowners and police officers skin.
If you answered (c) to any or all of the questions, you are a blatant bigot, and your actions are furthering the racial divide in this country and are in fact...acting "stupidly." If you are an Ivy league graduate, and cannot summon up the gray matter necessary to see the events clearly enough without bringing in race into the issue, I don't know what to say for you.
If you are the President, go after the police officers at a televised news conference, and say they acted "stupidly," then attempt to back track your actions by saying,
"What I'd like to do then is make sure that everybody steps back for a moment, recognizes that these are two decent people, not extrapolate too much from the facts--but as I said at the news conference, be mindful of the fact that because of our history, because of the difficulties of the past, you know, African Americans are sensitive to these issues," then invite all parties to the White House for a beer, then you sir, are a racist moron, and desperately need to attend the Joe Biden School of Public Speaking.
What possible message are you sending out, sir? You, who prides himself on staying "cool" under pressure, and using your command of the English language to accurately and succently convey your thoughts and feelings. Mr. President, you'd better get a grip on your horses, sir. You have taken a small local issue, and purposely turned it into a national debate, one which will absorb a weeks worth of news cycles, at a time when you need to focus on much larger issues.
And that is the world.....The World According to Kimba. Thanks for reading.

3 comments:

Papa Giorgio, M.A.T.S. said...

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Breaking:

Man Loses Fingers In Fireworks Accident

DRAVOSBURG, Pa. -- Weeks after the Fourth of July, a local man was injured after a fireworks mishap.

A man lost three fingers when an explosive detonated in his hand.

Paramedics responded to Luscombe Lane and transported the 27-year-old male patient to a landing zone in Dravosburg.

He was flown to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital by Stat Medevac helicopter in stable condition.

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Obama is still waiting for his "stabilized chopper ride."

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Jennifer said...
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Jennifer said...

The Chronicle of Higher Education ran this article last Friday about the Gates affair - some of the comments are very interesting.

And speaking of stupid, have you seen this video of one of your fellow Californians?