Saturday, October 10, 2009

Real Racism Rears Its Hooded Head in Georgia

Some restaurant owner in Georgia decorates his eating establishment with a mannequin in Klan robes.  He's also put up a public sign outside the restaurant using the N word with regard to Obama's health plan.  There is soft racism and there is hard racism and this is the latter.  This is racism where no interpretation is needed because it's obvious.  However, one idiot in Georgia does not spell the doom of civilization as we know it.  One moron does not a political movement make.  So the story for me elicits little more than a yawn.  These bozos are a tiny minority of the American population.

Klansmen look so ridiculous.  Are they going trick-or-treating?  Do they think they're Caspar the Friendly Ghost?  Or Rufus the Spectral Racist?  If they show up at your door do you scream in fear or offer them Halloween candy?  ("Where's your plastic pumpkin, kid?  Where am I supposed to put the candy?").

This reminds me of a South Park episode where Eric Cartman shows up at school in his Halloween costume, dressed as Adolph Hitler (see top image, left).  His school principal shrieks in horror, hustles him to her office where she explains why he can't be dressed like Hitler ("it's terribly offensive").  She offers to make him a new Halloween costume on the spot and finds a white sheet to make him into a ghost.  However, she makes the top of the sheet a bit too pointed and when she's done, Cartman looks like a Klansman (bottom image, left)!  I really laughed over that one.  Good intentions often go awry.  So what does this have to do with the guy in Georgia?  Not a damn thing.

Another Black Conservative does a good job of separating the wheat from the chaff in this story.  See it here.

No comments: