Racism? Sexism? Yada Yada...
I've been away for a bit due to kids being sick and another bout of strep on my part due to not taking my meds properly. Anyhoo, in the blogosphere, this is no doubt old news now but I've been thinking about this Imus situation. Yes, surprise, my two cents coming up. Let's get this out of the way; Imus was an idiot, shockjock or not. I wonder what he would have called the women were they of the caucasian persuasion. What iritated me was the hoopla of the Jesse Jackson-Al Sharpton gang. Let me take you back to a Seinfeld episode to make my point; picture this, New York City in the 1990's. Jerry needs to go to the dentist and finds out that he has converted to Judaism. All of the sudden, Mr. Dentist cracks up one Jewish joke after another since he considers he can do so as he is now 'Jewish'. Jerry is appalled. Not only does Mr. Dentist get into his territory (he is the Comedian after all), but he feels that Mr. Dentists' legitimacy as not a pure 100% Jew is 'allowed' to make fun of Jews as he's 'only' a converted Jew, so not really 'one of them'. (Mr. Dentist/Tim makes also references to 'our people' as having been persecuted whilst he does not share that history since he's converted)
Tim: All right, it is cavity time. Ah, here we go. Which reminds me, did you here the one about the rabbi and the farmer's daughter? Huh?
Tim: Those aren't mahtzah balls.
Jerry: Tim, do you think you should be making jokes like that?
Tim: Why not? I'm Jewish, remember?
Jerry: I know, but...
Tim: Jerry, it's our sense of humor that sustained us as a people for 3000 years.
Tim: 5000, even better. Okay, Chrissie. Give me a schtickle of flouride.
Now let's fastforward to today. We're not even considering Imus' comment to have been supposedly funny. But his derogatory comment about the women struck a nerve.
Well, let me tell you what I think is equally if not more offensive. The way women, especially black women are portrayed in music videos or spoken about in rap songs. It's even more offensive than a fool trying to be funny about someone else. This big protest that resulted because someone 'insulted our women' kinda thing should be going on big time when the Jackson-Sharpton gang looks within at their own men. And shocking as it is, I have to agree with Michelle Malkin on this one (although I'm not particularly a fan of hers):
Let's stipulate: I have no love for Don Imus, Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson. A pox on all their race-baiting houses.
Let's also stipulate: The Rutgers women's basketball team didn't deserve to be disrespected as "nappy-headed hos." No woman deserves that. I agree with the athletes that Imus's misogynist mockery was "deplorable, despicable and unconscionable." And as I noted on Fox News's "O'Reilly Factor" this week, I believe top public officials and journalists who have appeared on Imus's show should take responsibility for enabling Imus — and should disavow his longstanding invective.
But let's take a breath now and look around. Is the Sharpton & Jackson Circus truly committed to cleaning up cultural pollution that demeans women and perpetuates racial epithets? Have you seen the Billboard Hot Rap Tracks chart this week?
So for some 'fine' samples of misongynistic lyrics, check out the rest of her article. Or just listen to any rap song.
When Bill Cosby got crucified for criticizing the current black culture of bling, the lack of desire to pursue educational goals, the manner of behaving and speech of the black youth, their unappreciation for the sacrifices made for them, glorifying the gang culture and attitudes about women.. the Sharpton-Jackson gang as respectable ministers should have jumped on the bandwagon to make that their mission. The only time we see them coming up in the big media lights if someone on the 'outside' makes a comment they can work with for their ratings. How about working on changing this current culture and taking it out of the gutter? As Michelle Malkin calls it, the culture of Bitch, Ho and Nigga
Come on guys, make da noise! Your women already are!