I have been writing this blog for 5 years now and in all that time I've only managed to aggravate two readers to the point where they have taken serious issue with me.Now those of you that read me on a consistent basis are probably surprised by this revelation on my part considering that I am no shrinking violet when it comes to voicing my opinion on the issues of the day. I call them like I see them and P.C. considerations be damned. The chips can fall where they may as far as I'm concerned. Today I'm going to speak about the two charming and delightful young women I managed to aggravate so highly.
The first young woman got extremely annoyed at me over this article " Equal Justice In The Land Of The Rainbow Fascists ". Her specific objection was to the picture immediately below. She felt that to picture Gay Jewish Klansman for understanding and tolerance was an attack on the Jews /Israel. Apparently the absurdity and irony of the picture escaped her. Perhaps she didn't read the picture as well as look at it. Perhaps she is humor challenged. Perhaps she is just naive. All of those probabilities are certainly possible. I think that there is a far more likely reason though which I shall discuss momentarily.
The second young lady got annoyed with me over this article. " Call Me Gerry ". In this article I offered what I thought then and still think now was valid constructive criticism of the woman that wrote the article I was discussing and two two ethnic groups. You're probably way ahead of me. lol You guessed it one of those groups was the Jews. She felt that my criticism was an attack on Jews / Israel. She was very vehement in her response to me. Curiously she had nothing to say about my criticism of the Blacks and Chinese. Actually it was quite to the contrary , she thought my observations regarding those groups was valid. It totally escaped her that that attitude on her part proved my point which was that EVERYBODY believes that the difficulties in life of their own group / tribe are always more severe , important and worthy than anybody else's group. It astounds me constantly how some people choose to be so willfully ignorant. It mystifies me how this young woman could in all seriousness play the race card against me considering her own attitude.Now as to the real reason why these young ladies got so very angry with me in my opinion. They are just two more amongst millions of people in this country with a perceived grievance and a chip on their shoulder. I have a little very good and free advice for them. GET OVER IT !! You live in America. There is not going to be another Holocaust here. Not every criticism of Israel / the Jews emanates from a Nazi and is not rooted in anti- Semitism. A Nazi does not lurk in every shadow !!!
O.K. O.K. I'll concede that the Grammar Nazis are everywhere and are a major pain in the ass but seriously Ladies ---
Now with your kind indulgence I'm going to launch a little preemptive strike here and discuss the other groups that were in my article.
To the young Black woman that Jumped The Broom With A White Guy. To suggest that your White husband has NEVER been called a name meant to dehumanize and demean him is way beyond arrogance on your part. To suggest that he needs to " toughen up" as you put it because he has NEVER had a slur directed his way just doubles down on that arrogance. You are yet another person with a perceived grievance and a chip on her shoulder that believes her difficult experiences in life are more important than anybody else's. GET OVER IT !!
To my 20 year old Chinese students who think that ONLY they were victimized by the Japanese in WW 2. No Japanese person your age was involved in this. When you so indulge your hatred of these Japanese in such vocal and demeaning ways you are only showing your own ignorance. By the way do NOT EVER tell an American that he doesn't understand your pain. There are thousands of our soldiers lying in underwater graves to this very day at Pearl Harbor that were victims of the Japanese attack. There are thousands more lying in places all over the South Pacific like Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima. I would remind you that if it were not for the Americans , British , Aussies , Koreans , and Thais amongst others you would in all probability be speaking Japanese to this very day. Do not disrespect yourselves by showing your ignorance by means of your hatred of today's Japanese or by your disrespect of the memory of those that kept China free. GET OVER IT !!!
I would like to take a moment and address my Black and Hispanic friends and all other minorities.I have good news and bad news for you. The good news is that you have won The Civil Rights Battle. The bad news is that you are in very serious danger of losing The Civil Rights War. Take the chip off your shoulder and join with your AMERICAN Brothers and Sisters and enjoy the blessing God has bestowed upon you. This is America 2011 Jim Crow does not lurk in every shadow. GET OVER IT !!!
In closing I would like to say something to my Democrat / Liberal / Progressive friends.
There are NO Sacred Cows !!
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