Sunday, April 15, 2007

Not Wise Enough

This fellow is wise enough to play the fool,
And to do that well craves a kind of wit.

--Twelfth Night
Imus was one of liberaldom’s court jesters. But a court jester must observe the "mood on whom he jests, The quality of persons, and the time…” This Don Imus most certainly failed to do. If he had been a wise court jester he would have known:

1) Black people can say anything they want to say about white people, no matter how mean or derogatory, but white people are absolutely forbidden to say anything remotely mean or derogatory about black people.

2) When black people want to break a color barrier by joining an all-white country club or by entering an all-white beauty pageant, there is no such thing as color. We are all equal. But when a white person makes a joke in poor taste about black women just as he does about white women, then there are black people and there are white people. And the tasteless white prankster is punished.

3) Rule three will help the court jester to adhere to rules 1 and 2: White is evil and black is good. Keep that simple fact before you, Mr. Court Jester, and you will be able to perform safely in the great American Babylonian court.

Addendum: My standards of decency are in line with the Victorians, so 99% of Don Imus’s shtick was outside of my acceptable range, but it was truly disgusting to see politicians to whom he had kindly given air time completely turning on him. And for what? For a tasteless remark about black women that didn’t even rate a 2 on the 1-10 tasteless meter compared to remarks he had made about white Christians. And the irony is that Imus is a black-worshipping heathen like all the rest of the liberals who have condemned him.

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